The practice was established in 2003, and has developed a reputation for finding design led solutions that respond imaginatively to the individual requirements of the local environment and the client. We’re based in beautiful North Devon with studios in Barnstaple and Exeter but work as Architects across the south and west of the UK.
We are a studio focused on design quality and buildability. We endeavour to create spaces that are a joy to be in, whether that is for living, working or relaxing.
We are interested in both how a building sits in the landscape and how it functions; to that end we see sustainable, environmentally conscious design as a fundamental part of this approach.
A successful project requires us to build a good working relationship with our clients as well as other members of the design team, contractors and local authority officers. An essential part of this process is that we are good listeners. That starts with preparing a good brief together so that we understand what you want to achieve from the project.
We don’t have a particular practice style, instead we try and find a design solution that is right for the site and the client. Sometimes we are given a very specific set of requirements whilst at other times, the initial brief may be more open. Often we are a sounding board or a filter for client’s ideas, guiding and encouraging, learning about what they want a building to do and how they want to use it. Our role is not to stamp our ideas on your project but to find out what is important to you and provide good quality, professional advice to enable your needs to be fulfilled.
We are members of RIBA, which is recognised globally as the gold standard in architectural education. We provide advice and architectural design services for a wide range of building projects. That means if you want to alter or extend your home or business premises, if you want to build your own ‘grand design’ or undertake a property development project, we can help you realise your aspirations.
We can assist you at each stage of a building project, from initial site appraisals and feasibility studies, through conceptual design, planning applications, technical design and specification through to administering building contracts on site. That means we have the skills and expertise to provide you with what you need from start to finish.
We have a flexible approach in that we try to tailor our services to meet your specific needs. So whether you need a lot of help or just a little, you can feel confident that we will be committed to your project.
We use the latest CAD technology to present information in a way you can easily understand. For larger projects that can include Building Information Modelling to produce a detailed 3D model of a building which can then be used to generate design information. We also find that traditional 3D architectural models are a helpful tool in communicating and exploring ideas together. In any event, we work with you to explore design concepts from every angle so you can feel confident that the finished building will meet your expectations.
If you choose to work with us, your project will be dealt with under the direct supervision of a fully qualified architect who will be your point of contact. We are well aware of the time and resources you will invest into a project, both financial and emotional, so you can be sure that we will work hard to ensure you obtain the maximum return. So if you own or control land or buildings, we can add value to your premises, by finding alternative uses, suggesting ways you can expand or redevelop your site and facilities.