The practice was set up in 2014 following the completion of Nic and Carolyn’s home in Cyncoed which provided the impetus for them to resign as Directors of their previous large commercial practice and to form the current partnership.
Operating initially from our home at Ty Oriel, the team grew rapidly as a wide range of commissions were awarded to the practice over the first year. In 2016, the practice outgrew the first office and relocated to the town centre in The Creative Quarter, Cardiff at the beginning of 2016.. The development of the practice stabilised during 2017 and gave us the confidence to build our own purpose built offices back at Ty Oriel. This is a separate space, with its own front door and stairs, views over the surrounding hills and a shorter commute! We moved in at the end of 2017.
The practice continues to flourish, with a wide variety of projects which reflect the extensive experience of the two partners. We have a number of high profile projects as well as numerous bespoke one-off houses and significant conversions for individual clients. We continue to work for both commercial developers and private clients as our background ensures a high level of commercial understanding as well as the desire to provide a more personal service on one-off projects.
In 2021 we invited Rob Boltman to become a Partner in recognition of his contribution to the work of the practice.
We have close ties with the Royal Society of Architects in Wales and provide mentoring to students of the Welsh School of Architecture each year. Carolyn is the immediate Past President of the Royal Society of Architects in Wales (RSAW).