G Squared architecture was founded by Galib Khan and Dai Gwynne who have worked together for almost 25 years at Comtechsa for the voluntary and community sector in and around Liverpool.
G Squared architecture will continue to build upon this long experience of working with the voluntary sector and offer it also to individuals and private clients.
Dai Gwynne , born in South Wales and brought up in the Rhondda Valley, studied in Bristol University. After completing his Dip Arch he worked unpaid with St Pauls Adventure Playground to set up their play building. Later he worked with Windmill Hill City Farm in south Bristol, in the building of various buildings and structures before he left the country to work in India.
He worked for three years in a group of tribal villages in Andhra Pradesh (now Telangana) with a village development agency, concentrating not so much on building as appropriate technology and communication graphics.
He has worked with Comtechsa – the pioneering community architecture – practice since 1987.
Dai has been on the Council of the Merseyside Civic Society for 10 years. He is a member of the RIBA.
Galib Khan was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He studied architecture at Middle East Technical University, Ankara. He started work in an architectural consultant in 1973 and worked in Turkey, Nigeria, Japan, Brazil and Bangladesh before coming to UK. He has worked in London and joined Comtechsa in Liverpool 1991.
Following withdrawal of architectural services by Comtechsa in April 2016, G Squared Architecture was formed. Dai and Galib have over half a century of professional experience in a wide range of projects and closely connected with Liverpool City and the Local Community. Over the period they have developed valuable contacts, connection and resources unique to the city.
Proud of Liverpool
Dai and Galib have become proud citizens of Liverpool. Galib is an influential figure in the Moslem community of the city, and a founder of the organisation which has rescued and reopened Britain’s First Mosque www.abdullahquilliam.org
Dai is Minutes Secretary of Merseyside Civic Society and member of the property committee of St. Anne’s Church at Edgehill.
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