Nic Downs | Carolyn Merrifield
The practice was set up in 2014 following the completion of our new home in Cyncoed and which provided the impetus for us to resign as Directors of Holder Mathias and to form the partnership.
We operated initially from our home at Ty Oriel and the initial 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 practice continues to flourish, with 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.
We continue to 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 will be the next President of the Royal Society of Architects in Wales (RSAW) from September 2017.