Meet the faces behind 50.8 Architecture + Interiors

The foundations of our business stand strong due to our talented team of Architects. Bringing enthusiasm, expertise and plenty of creativity to the table, you can be sure your project is in the best hands.

Angus Eitel <small>RIBA</small>

Angus Eitel RIBA

Director

Angus is the founder and Director of 50.8 Architecture + Interiors, with over twenty years experience as an Architect. Angus studied architecture at the University of Edinburgh, graduating in 1997. Since then he has worked at senior level with a number of practices in Edinburgh and London. Having established the practice in 2015, Angus has driven it’s growth, in spite of the uncertain times, culminating in the recent opening of the Belfast studio. Recent awards are testament to the dedication and ambition of Angus as an individual but also the practice as a whole. Angus has gained considerable experience in construction management and project delivery, working as project team leader. Angus has a sincere awareness and a strong knowledge of sustainability, recognising its importance on projects of all sizes and nature.

Olivia Laughlin <small>RIBA</small>

Olivia Laughlin RIBA

Associate

Olivia was instrumental in establishing the Belfast studio of 50.8 Architecture + Interiors in 2020. She is a registered Architect having successfully achieved her RIBA Part III qualification. Olivia completed her Master of Arts Honours Degree and Master of Architecture at the University of Edinburgh before joining 50.8 Architecture + Interiors in 2017. She has previously been employed as an Architectural Assistant at a number of practices in the UK and overseas. Olivia is the practice‘s ’Sustainability Champion‘; keeping a close eye on the ever-changing legislation and guidance with regards to sustainability and environmental awareness. In addition, Olivia is driving the practice’s education in Passivhaus design and the operational and embodied carbon assessment of our projects.

Milena Loin

Milena Loin

Architectural Assistant

Milena started her studies at Rzeszow University of Technology, completing her Masters Degree in Architecture and Urban Planning at Wroclaw University of Technology in September 2015. Having previously worked with a number of practices in Poland, Milena joined 50.8 Architecture + Interiors in 2016. Milena is the ‘CAD Champion’ within the practice; she thrives on ensuring that even the smallest details are given the utmost attention. Milena is also constantly reviewing our drawing and document management control systems

Roger Bonnar

Roger Bonnar

Architectural Assistant

Roger joins the Belfast studio of 50.8 Architecture + Interiors having previously worked for a number of well know practices in London, Dublin and Northern Ireland. Roger has recently been awarded a Distinction in his Master of Architecture at Queens University in Belfast and was nominated for the Royal Society of Ulster Architects Silver Medal. Roger is the practice‘s ’Technical Champion’ - ensuring that all projects are executed with an exacting level of care and attention. Roger’s next step is to complete his RIBA Part III qualification.

Josh Smith

Josh Smith

Architectural Assistant

Having previously worked for 50.8 Architecture + Interiors during his ‘year out’, Josh rejoins the practice after recently acquiring his Master of Architecture at the University of Westminster. Josh is the practice‘s ’Presentation Champion’ - with his keen eye for detail and love of drawing, Josh has honed his skills with 2D and 3D design software to produce rendered visuals that help illustrate our ideas and designs to Clients. Josh’s next step is to complete his RIBA Part III qualification.