A B O U T U S
ARCHIWEST is a Chartered architectural practice serving the West Country. We work closely with clients of unique existing buildings and coordinate projects through to completion.
The practice draws on a combined 75 years+ of experience in the industry, involving technically challenging projects to listed buildings, country estates, universities and churches in and around Bristol & Somerset.
Our passion is the adaption and regeneration of existing buildings, whilst balancing heritage with sustainability. Every one of our projects has a different past and presents unique challenges in the way it can be altered.
" A T T H E H E A R T O F E V E R Y P R O J E C T I S T H E I M P O R T A N C E O F E N S U R I N G
C O N T I N U I T Y O F U S E A N D E N J O Y M E N T F O R M A N Y Y E A R S T O C O M E "
Regulated by RICS and Chartered with the CIAT, we promote and enforce the highest professional standards in the development and management of projects. We regularly work with domestic and commercial clients on renovation projects, including extensive work at The Newt in Somerset, a Grade II* listed country estate that’s open to the public with a hotel. Our small team has a collectively diverse range of experience across several sectors at the highest levels. With every new project we have a responsibility to design and shape our environment with anticipation of the future. It’s important that our designs are not only robust and adaptive, but also connected with people.
MCIAT, AssocRICS, IHBC, MSc(Hons) Historic Building Conservation, BSc(Hons)
MCIAT, BSc(Hons) Building Surveying
MIIE, GCGI, EngTech, DipMgmt (Open), DipSysPrac (Open), FAETC
HND Arts & Illustration
BA(Hons), Dip Interior Design
C O R E P R A C T I C E V A L U E S
COLLABORATION: A collaborative approach is the bedrock to our practice values. Over time we have formed strong collaborative partnerships in the industry and thoroughly believe in the benefits of working together to share ideas, creativity and experience. This extends to clients, specialist consultants and contractor partnerships in equal measure.
ADAPTIVE: 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. Recent studies show this to be far from accurate with it taking up to 80 years for a new replacement building to overcome the negative climate change impacts related to the construction process. We strive to rebalance this through the ADAPTIVE REUSE of redundant older buildings, bringing continuity of use and purpose to future generations. This is especially relevant for historic buildings that need a new purpose.
SUSTAINABLE REGENERATION: We are committed to a sustainable future and focus our practice design principles with environmental impact at the heart of every project. To compliment adaptive reuse this includes the promotion of natural low embodied carbon materials and implementing renewable technology.
SOLUTIONS: Our design work is tailored towards solving our CLIENTS specific problems, and every successful project seeks to resolve and exceed expectations, within budget, delivered on time and to the highest 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, ensuring every stage is hassle free, 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 and inclusion of family life.
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