Professional Architects and Designers in Solihull Est. 1981

riba chartered architects practice in solihull

Our People
The team behind the creativity…

We have a small team here at Cross and Craig who work together. This means you will receive a very personal service and there will always be someone available to chat about your project.

Vicki Potter

BA(Hons) Dip Arch RIBA

As Director, Vicki has an overview of all our projects and strives to create a flexible collaborative work environment where the creativity of our team can flourish.

Before joining Cross and Craig, she worked in-house for a developer on the layout designs for their housing schemes and in more recent years, has designed a number of bespoke one-off homes for our clients. Her particular passion is historic and vernacular buildings and her portfolio includes listed buildings, houses in Conservation Areas and extensions to rural dwellings in the Green Belt.

As a chartered Architect with this wealth of experience, Vicki took over the running of Cross and Craig in 2014, when her father Andy Craig retired.

Andrew Simpson

BA(Hons) MArch RIBA

Andrew, a chartered Architect, has been leading projects since he left Sheffield School of Architecture in 2011. 

His empathy and attention to detail means his designs will be tailored to exactly suit your family’s needs. His previous experience includes many projects where the clients had specific unique requirements such as a new SEN school for pupils with special needs, a religious building in a Conservation Area, and a heritage lottery funded scheme for a Grade 1 listed building.

He enjoys building a relationship with his clients, understanding your needs and making your vision a reality, whether that means creating a space to suit a special physical requirements, or just creating small moments of delight in your home.  

Jeyani James

BA(Hons) MArch

Jeyani is an Architect who has been working on residential projects since she completed her professional qualifications in early 2021.  

She studied at Birmingham City University, demonstrating her flair for design. You will find her friendly, easy-going manner makes her a pleasure to deal with on your extension or renovation project. She particularly enjoys working with clients on their home, but also has experience working on larger estates for developers.

Jeyani is currently on her maternity leave and we look forward to welcoming her back in a few months time.

Lizzi Wilson

Lizzi has spent her career working for both small developers and major house builders. Since graduating in 2011 with a degree in Interior Architecture and Design, she has developed a wealth of experience working on larger site planning and bespoke designs for one-off homes.

She is passionate about house design and has an eye for detail and presentation. Lizzi is our lead designer on commercial projects for developers and for many of our one-off bespoke new homes.

Angela Gonzalez


Angela, a chartered architectural technician with international experience, has an eye for the details, preparing many of the detailed construction drawings we issue for the builders to work from. 

Originally trained as an Architect in Brazil, Angela undertakes site visits for Cross and Craig to check on the construction work as it proceeds. We involve her skills from the earliest design stages on projects where there is a particular technical issue to overcome.

Naim has recently joined us as an architectural assistant to support the rest of the team on all our domestic projects. He has fantastic technical abilities and his calm can-do attitude makes him a pleasure to work with.

Alongside his work with us, he is continuing with his training at Birmingham City University to complete his qualifications and become an Architect.