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We believe in creating buildings which are kind on the planet and inspiring for our clients. Our experience in both residential and commercial architecture together with urban design means we can provide innovative solutions for most sizes of project, from renovation of your property, extension, new build through to masterplanning. 
Are you looking for an architect who can help turn your vision for your dream home into a reality?

Our architectural design services combined with a thorough knowledge of the planning process has provided considerable success in creating custom solutions on difficult-to-unlock sites throughout the UK
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Who are we and how can we help?

We work in an iterative way to create a bespoke solution with you based on your needs. We use a combination of hand sketches, three dimensional computer design and virtual reality so you can visualise the project at every stage.  Although our practice is based in Cardiff, we design houses and other projects all over Wales with experience of properties in England, Scotland and Europe


We care deeply about the environment, so sustainable construction and a ‘fabric first’ approach provides the guiding hand on our projects. All buildings have a lasting impact on the environment and we are keen to educate our clients on the best options for them which are available and affordable in the long term.

What we do, designing green, low energy buildings.

From the first meeting with you, we will explain how your project can be low carbon and sympathetic to the environment, utilising some of the latest zero carbon technology, if appropriate. We have experience with Passive Haus buildings and modern methods of construction if these are relevant to your project.
Whether your property is listed, needs a retrofit, extension or is a new build - we have the experience and completed projects we can show you.

We have worked within Sites of Special Scientific interest and Outstanding Natural beauty, on Listed Grade II buildings including many within conservation areas, achieving a good success rate with planning applications.
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Collaborating with enlightened clients, delivering intelligent, ethical buildings.

We have worked with all client types, from individuals with modest budgets from £150,000 through to more ambitious luxury new houses; with developers; charities; public and private sector companies.  With all our clients we strive to achieve the best outcome not only for them but the wider community and locality


Downs Merrifield integrates social value by fostering inclusive spaces that promote community well-being. Through collaboration with charities and community groups we enhance accessibility and safety, enriching lives and creating sustainable environments that positively impact the wider society. Our design work and technical expertise helps generate value and access to funding.

We have worked with community groups such as:-

Llandaff 50+ Group – The Pound  where we worked from inception to completion creating a community centre for older people

Dreams and Wishes Garden – A charity for children with life limiting illness, to create a design for a garden of celebration near the hospital for both parents and children

The Gate entrance and PVs –  improving the entrance and obtaining planning to put photo voltaic panels on the listed roof. Work is on-going for this charity

Nelson Trust – A charity providing support to women for help with addiction and rehabilitation – creating a new centre in Swansea 

Bulwark Community Centre – Improving the Disable facilities with a changing places room, new toilets, improved entrance, parking and acoustics for the shared activity space

Other projects have included Cathays Sports and Social Club, Llandough Childrens assessment centre and Cardiff High School

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Getting started on your project

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What does an architect do"?

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Working through your brief.

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Designing collaboratively

Finding the right one

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