The business’s two principals Nick and Chris are down-to-earth, approachable architecture professionals who enjoy exchanging ideas with clients and who aren’t afraid of budgets and schedules; practicality and real-world constraints will not be sacrificed to highbrow ideals at Plaice Design.
Despite this, Plaice Design approach every project with the aim of creating buildings with ‘personality’, analyzing the project brief and seeking opportunities for their inventive use of space and materials. They seek to “build well”, for example to involve craftsmen to add to the character of a building, or to find unexpected and unique solutions to problems, striving always to create a perfect marriage between building and landscape.
The use of simple details, or contrasting materials, creates building with a timeless quality and a sense of identity, yet innovative ideas and materials are carefully woven into designs to ensure the building is practical as well as beautiful.
Again in their words this is “place making” rather than just building. This approach has resulted in Nick and Chris, during their careers, receiving numerous RIBA and Civic Trust Awards for design quality in public and community architecture.
Whether your project is the sympathetic extension of a listed cottage near Woodbridge, or an eco-friendly new-build on an urban plot in Ipswich, Plaice Design offer a concept-to-completion service covering all the tricky planning and regulatory issues.
Nick Loomes (founding partner) is a RIBA-registered architect with over 30 years within both private and public sectors. He has specialist expertise in the design of innovative educational buildings and spaces, and has designed a number of public buildings in the Woodbridge area and across Suffolk.
Chris Game (founding partner) is an Associate of The Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists with over 11 years experience working for Suffolk County Council on projects in the education and community sectors. His passion is for low-carbon sustainable architecture and “building simply”.
A small selection of Plaice Design's work is featured in the the image gallery above and more can be seen on the portfolio page on their website.
Also check Plaice Design's Notebook page for more information about their current projects and other goings-on at the company.
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