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SCOTT HILLS

MA(RCA) BA(Hons) ARB

Director / Architect

 

Scott is a fully qualified architect with over 12 years experience in practice. He studied his RIBA Part 1 in Leeds, graduating with a First Class Honours degree, a Masters at the Royal College of Art (RIBA Part 2) and London Southbank University (RIBA Part 3).

 

He has received numerous awards for his work, including the History and Theory Prize and Ibstock Brick Prize for Design Excellence. He was listed in BD’s Top 100 graduating students, shortlisted for the RIBA Presidents Medal Award. He was awarded a distinction for his dissertation at the RCA entitled ‘The Melody of the City’ exploring London in an aural context. He has exhibited artwork in the London Royal Academy Summer Show. His work has been cited in numerous design publications including BD and The Architects Journal and has written published articles to support his practice work.

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Having worked on several award winning projects at various notable practices of architecture, he has experience in the delivery of new buildings from housing to restaurants to community buildings and refurbishments. Scott is a Senior Lecturer, teaching both undergraduate and post graduate architecture students at the University of the West of England in Bristol since 2009. Several of Scott's final year students have been nominated for the prestigious RIBA Bronze medal award. 

In 2012 he was awarded the Tutor of the Year Award.

 

Scott is a fully qualified and registered architect (Architects Registration Board 074394A). 

 

He lives in the Wye Valley with his family.

SOPHIE HILLS

MA(RCA) BEng(Hons) DIC

Director / Interiors

 

Sophie studied Mechanical Design, Materials & Manufacture at the University of Nottingham and went on to complete an MA in Industrial Design Engineering at the Royal College of Art with a Dyson scholarship.

 

She recieved the Armourers and Brasiers' Prize for her final year dissertation whilst at Nottingham, was a prizewinner in the Lattice Design Awards 'Building on our Inheritance' and shortlisted for the Helen Hamlyn Prize for 'Design for our Future Selves Competition' at the RCA.

 

Sophie has worked for design and marketing consultants and in product design research and development. Her passion throughout this experience has constantly led to function, aesthetics and finish. She has a developed knowledge of materials, their inherent qualities, fabrication and use. Her natural ability with colour selection, a love and appreciation of fabrics and upholstery has allowed her to develop a unique blend of product understanding and interior styling.

 

Sophie is a part time senior lecturer of Product Design at the University of the West of England in Bristol.

 

She lives in the Wye Valley with her family.