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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.

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 has also taught as 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 Chartered architect (Architects Registration Board 074394A, RIBA ). 

 

He lives in the Wye Valley with his family.

SOPHIE HILLS

MA(RCA) BEng(Hons) DIC

Director / Interiors

 

Sophie studied Design at the University of Nottingham and went on to complete a Masters 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 Royal College of Art. She has also completed training in Interior Styling at Central Saint Martins, London.

 

Sophie has 18 years experience working within the design industry and has collaborated with multiple craftsman, suppliers and trades, including; upholstery, furniture restoration, furnishings, bespoke kitchen makers and artworkers. She has worked on a number of different interior projects, including residential, commercial and community schemes. Having worked with a number of international brands in the early stages of her career she can work with commercial clients to realise their brand values in their interior design identity.

Her thoughtful attention to detail; use of colour, print, texture and materiality features in all her work, founded on her extensive knowledge of materials, their inherent qualities, fabrication and use. Her natural ability to source both old and new has allowed her to develop a distinctive style.

Sophie has over 14 years teaching experience as a Senior Design Lecturer at University. She has lectured in colour theory and psychology, materiality and materials selection, brand values and consumer understanding, semantics and form, sustainable design, and forecasting design trends.

 

She lives in the Wye Valley with her family.

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RED LODGE, BROCKWEIR, GLOUCESTERSHIRE NP16 7NQ

THOUGHTFUL + RURAL + CURATED 

ARCHITECTURE + INTERIOR DESIGN 

HILLS + CO. IN THE WYE VALLEY