A B O U T U S
ARCHIWEST is a Chartered architectural practice that works closely with domestic and commercial clients. What sets us apart from most architectural firms is our absolute passion and focus on transforming unique existing buildings, through conversion, alteration and extension.
The heart of our design philosophy and practice vision is the fusion of building conservation with sustainable principles and a strong desire to adapt/reuse in favour of replace. Our team of skilled consultants help deliver this goal from inception through to completion.
The practice was formed in 2019 and draws on a combined 50 years of experience in the construction & conservation industry, involving technically challenging heritage projects to many listed properties, barn conversions and several notable churches in and around Somerset.
MCIAT, AssocRICS, IHBC, MSc(Hons) Historic Building Conservation, BSc(Hons)
MCIAT, BSc Building Surveying
BA(Hons), Dip Interior Design
HND Arts & Illustration
Associate director / building services
MIIE, GCGI, EngTech, DipMgmt (Open), DipSysPrac (Open), FAETC
MA (hons) English Building Studies
C O R E P R A C T I C E V A L U E S
Adaptive reuse: A building’s carbon emissions come from the materials used, specifically their fabrication, delivery, assembly, and end-of-life protocols. It is often assumed that the CO2 reduction benefits gained by a new, energy efficient building outweigh any negative climate change impacts associated with the construction of that building. A recent study commissioned by Historic England shows this to be far from accurate with it taking up to 80 years for a new building that is 30 percent more efficient than an average performing existing building to overcome, through efficient operations, the negative climate change impacts related to the construction process. We strive to rebalance this particularly with our historic building stock.
Sustainable regeneration: We are committed to a sustainable future and are focusing our practice design principles with environmental impact at the heart of every project. In addition to adaptive reuse this includes the promotion of natural materials such as timber and other low carbon materials and implementing renewable technology to utilise less energy.
Transparency: All our design work is tailored towards our client’s specific needs with no architectural agenda other than a successful building project that is sympathetic to its surroundings, within budgetary restraints, delivered on time and to a high level of quality.
Communication: We pride ourselves on communication and effective dialogue with our clients, providing an open and pragmatic approach to architectural design.
Efficiency: We bring progressive ways of working to all aspects of the practice, beating expectation and ensuring every stage is hassle free for our clients, from conception all the way through to completion.
Family: We hold family values at our core and recognise the challenges of modern-day life. In order to consistently deliver successful projects we have developed a way of working that promotes creativity
PROVIDING A UNIQUE ARCHITECTURE SERVICE ACROSS THE WEST COUNTRY DISTRICTS
MENDIP - SEDGEMOOR - NORTH SOMERSET - BANES - BRISTOL - SOMERSET WEST & TAUNTON - SOUTH SOMERSET
BRUTON - CASTLE CARY - CHEDDAR - GLASTONBURY - TAUNTON - SOMERTON - WELLS - WEDMORE - WESTON - WINSCOMBE