Go on an architectural journey with us...
We are a design-led architecture and interiors studio based in the picturesque Wye Valley. Our work is approached in a contemporary style with respect for existing heritage and context. We thrive on developing projects both inside and out which are individually tailored for our clients, offering architecture and interior design to fully realise the creative potential of the space. Our client base is predominantly based in Gloucestershire, Monmouthshire, The Cotswolds, Herefordshire & Gwent.
Working with our clients we set out with the objective to be creative, imaginative, and sensitive to realise beautiful spaces and buildings from concept to completion.
Large or small, each project is unique and presents different opportunities which are approached with renewed curiosity. We believe in the stories and context that surround a project brief, as key to the start of an idea. Each and every scheme is approached through careful listening, conversation and exploration towards a pragmatic and dynamic solution suited to the brief.
In return for creative freedom we like to explore, nurture and test solutions to make the most appropriate response, promoting beautifully crafted and detailed architecture and interiors, suited to the surrounding context and environment. Thus we don't follow a particular style, as we seek to maximise the potential inherent in a site or structure, to provide delight in the spaces created to live, work or play.
Based in a AONB in the Wye Valley, we have a particular interest working within rural locations, with existing buildings, listed properties and within conservation areas where new and old can begin to merge and create something truly unique. We enjoy the challenges this brings to inspire creativity and process. To deliver a successful project, we value developing good and open relationships between client, design team, builders and specialists, working collaboratively to fulfil the ambition of each project.
We are an RIBA Chartered Practice and provide a full design and management architectural and interior service, in accordance with RIBA Work Stages.
We offer an empathetic approach that is to interpret and experience a perspective (mindset) different from our own, in turn we want to understand our clients personal needs, values, and aspirations.
We believe in the art of listening. You can talk to us….and we will listen. Using well practiced methodologies, based on expertise in both academic and industry principles, we will carefully curate your design curiosity and lead you through the realisation of your vision. Contextual understanding can only be achieved by face to face contact with our clients and physical acquaintance with the building and its setting, which is where the personal conversation between people and place begins.
We take full responsibility for engaging all parties involved within the process having established credible working relationships with clients, planners, contractors, structural engineers, ecologists and our own staff.
Our honest and pragmatic working practice allows our clients to feel in control of the build costs, using value architecture to problem solve without aesthetic compromise. All design fees are discussed upfront allowing for our clients to budget in advance of beginning the journey of realising their vision.
Renewable materials are prioritized for both construction and detailed finishes throughout our design schemes. Thoughtful consideration is given towards delight and creating a building legacy of design significance that can withstand the test of time with minimized impact on our climate. Hills+Co. are delighted to be part of the Architects Journal 'Retrofirst' campaign, with energy efficiency at its core. Should a new build be required we design up to Passivhaus design standards.