We have a creative and caring practice which has grown out of the wealth of experience of the two partners Nic Downs and Carolyn Merrifield. We work primarily in the residential sector, bringing a highly personal service and creative design solutions for all of our clients. Caring for our environment and society is a high priority which runs through all of our projects.
We believe that a well-designed environment can improve the standard of life for everyone. By the careful use of natural light, family friendly social spaces, or places for calm relaxation from our often stressful lives we create buildings which will exceed expectations and be enjoyed for years to come.
Our buildings are tailored exactly to our client's needs and are crafted to a high quality. We consider both the needs of the building occupiers, those who experience the building and the wider society to ensure an exact fit between the needs of the project and the environment. Our designs should uplift the spirit and create something special.
Careful use of craftsmanship and long-lasting, sustainable materials using a select list of excellent builders to create quality buildings which will last. We offer a different kind of service, focussed on both the client and the environmental needs. Centred around the individual - be it a house, apartment, care home, office or hotel, it is about providing places for people to relax, enjoy, work, be inspired in as well as comfortable and safe.
An element of our work is considering social responsibility and what we can do to improve the lives of others. We undertake a small number of Pro Bono commissions each year, and undertake research in what can be done to improve social inclusion.
Accreditation: we are a Royal Institute of British Architects Chartered Registered Practice