About Us

About us

 Our Offices, Baltonsborough

Our Offices, Baltonsborough

Orme is an innovative and award-winning architecture practice based in Somerset, offering bespoke design solutions and services to a wide range of domestic and commercial clients across the UK.

Launched in 2009, we have since grown a creative, and highly skilled team of architects, technicians and office support staff, all of who are dedicated to providing a great level of service and outstanding bespoke architecture, whatever the concept, location or budget.

We have always had a strong environmental conscience and look to blend cutting-edge design with the latest innovations in sustainable construction and technology – pushing the boundaries of both contemporary and traditional architecture, without compromising on aesthetic quality.

 

Services

Key architectural services that we offer include:

  • Concept design

  • Planning applications

  • Construction drawings

  • Building regulation applications

  • Builder tenders

  • Building contract administration

  • Monitoring construction

Please note that this is not an exhaustive list and we are happy to discuss any further requirements that you may have.

 
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Meet the team

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Edd Medlicott

Managing Director

BArch
Edd has worked on a wide variety of sectors including multi-million pound nursing homes, award winning private houses, community and education buildings and a number of commercial projects. He has a thorough knowledge of renewable energy provision and ecological building design, and is a member of the Green Register of Construction Professionals.

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Tom Gascoyne

Creative Director

BArch, DIP Arch, RIBA, ARB
Throughout his career Tom has worked on a diverse range of projects from university halls, community buildings and multi-million pound mixed-use regeneration projects to award winning private houses and Passivhaus standard designs. Committed to nurturing creative talent, Tom also mentors students at Bath Spa University. Away from the office Tom is a keen cyclist and daddy to three of his own little creatives.

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Mark Graham

Associate Director

Mark has more than 30 years of experience as an Architectural Technician working on a variety of residential and commercial projects in many different sectors from inception through to completion.

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Matthew Green

Associate Director

BSc (Hons), BArch, RIBA, ARB
Matt joined Orme in 2014 after 10 years of working at award winning architectural practices in Manchester and London. With a broad range of experience across residential, commercial and public building projects, Matt has a keen interest in modern methods of construction and is a talented illustrator. A member of the 20th Century Society, with a particular fondness for California Modernism, he tries to balance design time with his other love – the great outdoors.

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Lucy Paterson

Associate Director

BA (Hons), MA, RIBA, ARB
Lucy has experience working on a variety of residential and community projects. She originally studied Interior Design up to MA level, but has always had a passion for architecture and enjoys the connection between the two.

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Sam Clough

Architect

BA (Hons), MArch, ARB
Sam joined Orme in 2015 after completing his Masters in Architecture at the University of the West of England. He is passionate about creating designs that relate to their context whilst drawing on traditional, contemporary and sustainable construction techniques. He has a wide-ranging experience from hill-forts to dwellings and working on new build and conservation projects in the commercial and residential sectors.

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Will Kerry

Architect

BA(Hons), MArch, ARB
Will has a range of experience in both the residential and commercial sectors. He has been involved with works to new and existing buildings as well as listed properties and has knowledge of working within National Parks and conservation areas. He also takes a keen interest in the sustainability of the built environment and how architects and architecture can impact positively upon this.

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Lewys Jones

Architect

Bsc, Prof. Dip, ARB

Lewys’ architectural career started in West Wales, specialising in combining contemporary design, low-impact principals and a keen interest in rural sustainability and land use. Since qualifying as an architect and moving to Bristol, Lewys has maintained a love for self-sufficiency, growing vegetables in a tiny, but wild city garden.

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Paul Britton

Senior Architectural Technician

BTEC ONC, HTEC HNC
Paul has worked in a variety of large and small practices for over 35 years, holding a wealth of experience and knowledge of many sectors. His focus is on the technical aspects of a range of projects from initial concept, detailing and contract administration through to completion on site. Out of the office you’ll find Paul fixing old diesel locomotives, playing football and generally enjoying life by the sea.

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Andrew Hack

Senior Architectural Technician

BTEC ONC, HTEC HNC
Andrew has over 30 years of experience as an Architectural Technician, punctuated by a brief spell in Building Control. He enjoys working on both old and contemporary buildings, producing detailed construction drawings. Amongst his many interests are wood carving, dance, Bonsai and visiting Whitby.

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John Roff

Architectural Technician

BSC (Hons) ACIAT
John has a first class degree in Architectural Technology and Design from The University of the West of England. He has a variety of experience working within the construction industry, including electrical distribution design and a range of residential and commercial projects. He has also spent a year in New Zealand developing his skills within the residential sector.

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Connor Nicoll

Senior Architectural Assistant

BA (Hons) DipArch
Connor graduated with Distinction from the Centre for Alternative Technology with a Professional Diploma in Architecture and Advanced Environmental Studies; a course which further increased his passion and technical knowledge of holistic sustainable design. He is particularly focused on the interconnectivity of buildings and natural systems. Out of work Connor is interested in Permaculture design, enjoys playing the piano and is a keen amateur Astronomer.

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Jo Steeds

Senior Architectural Assistant

BArch, MArch
Jo has completed her masters degree in Architecture at University of Bath, and has a first class degree in Architecture from the University of Nottingham. She was awarded an Arkwright Engineering Scholarship through her higher education and has had her University work displayed in a London exhibition in 2017. Jo strives to create spaces with character and beauty, which enrich the existing physical and social site context.

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Jonathan Davies

Senior Architectural Assistant

BDesArch (Hons), MArch
Jonathan graduated from the University of Sydney with First Class Honours & University Medal before relocating to Sweden to carry out his postgraduate studies at the Laboratory for Sustainable Architectural Production. Alongside his architectural practice, he has coordinated complementary courses in straw bale construction and remains an active cyclist, runner and National Trust enthusiast.

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Jacob Ralph

Architectural Assistant

B(hons)
Jacob graduated from Oxford Brookes University in 2017 with a keen interest for sustainable design. Having worked in the building trade, Jacob enjoys all aspects of construction. Aside from the office Jacob has a passion for travel and exploration, rugby and fitness.

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Hannah Pinsent

Architectural Assistant

BArch
Hannah has graduated from the University of Brighton with a degree in Architecture. She has a passion for sustainable architecture with a particular interest in the use of materials. She spent some time travelling around South East Asia learning about various design techniques and building processes. Out of the office she is currently learning Spanish and enjoys an active lifestyle.

Lee Bartholomew

Architectural Assistant

BEng(Hons)
Lee studied Architecture and Environmental Engineering at University of the West of England, Bristol and joined Orme in October 2017. He is particularly interested in sustainability and the cross-over between architecture and engineering. In his spare time, he enjoys playing piano and swimming.

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Victoria Smith

Architectural Assistant

BA(Hons)
Victoria graduated from Oxford Brookes in 2017 with a degree in Architecture. She is passionate about creating architecture that works harmoniously with its context and spreads joy. Outside of work she enjoys going to the gym, the cinema and discussing the latter in the evenings with friends.

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Daisy Denny-Higgins

Architectural assistant

BSc (Hons), MArch

Daisy has recently completed her masters degree in Architecture at the University of the West of England, Bristol and has a degree in Architecture from the Welsh School of Architecture. She is passionate about architecture that responds to its site context, connects you to nature and creates an atmosphere with different materials and daylighting. Outside work she enjoys art and is often found with her horses.

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Suzy House

Practice Manager

Suzy has had a varied career working across the globe. From travel & tourism and global brand management to international conference and events management, Suzy has a wealth of experience in operational management roles. She runs a tight and very jolly Orme ship.