Andrew Travers RIBA
ATArch. is a small Chartered Architects Practice founded by Cornish architect Andrew Travers RIBA with an expanding portfolio of bespoke residential projects in Penzance and surrounding areas of wide-ranging scale and value.
Uniquely, Andrew brings to any assignment his extensive experience in the construction industry, working as a trade-served carpenter prior to his fifteen years’ experience as an independent, award winning, Chartered Architect. Today, Andrew leads ATArch. – a Royal Institute of British Architects Chartered Practice.
ATArch. delivers bespoke residential building design and construction/build-out options. A full-service, collaborative team for new builds, full and part refurbishments, renovations, remodelling, extensions and alterations.
The practice does not fix to any particular architectural method or style as the philosophy of the practice is one of ‘place making’: a thorough understanding of the project location and site, its existing buildings and planning constraints; careful development of the client brief; and value engineering. These are essentially the tools to holistic success.
A mainspring to ATArch.’s achievements is the way the practice collaborates with like-minded local professionals, contractors, craftsmen and trades people. This dynamic way of working brings lean thinking and adds value to any project. At project completion, when the client needs to have a single point of contact and responsibility, ATArch. delivers that.
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June 20, 2017 - Cornwall Live
Left to right: CBG Chairman Paul Holden, winner Andrew Travers and client Michael McKee
Cornish Buildings Group presented its annual design awards last night (19th June 2017) as properties across Cornwall claimed architectural 'Oscars'.
Paul Holden, chairman of the group, said: "Our Awards are considered the 'Oscars' of building awards in Cornwall.
"They are respected and desirable recognitions of achievement and as such we receive a high number of entries from private individuals and architectural practices."This year's awards has been described by the group as "particularly difficult for the judges" due to the quality of entries being so high.
Patrick Newberry, awards administrator, said: "We value entries that build on the Cornish precedent or take such precedents forward in a brave, courageous and aesthetically pleasing manner.
"This year has been a great advertisement for what Cornwall can offer, great buildings in stunning locations."
The awards were presented on Monday, June 19 at 2016's award winning building, Chy Trevail in Bodmin.
Mr Holden added: "As always our awards scheme has proven to recognise the best in good design and conservation practice.
"This county is lucky to have a rich tradition of exciting built heritage so it is very reassuring that the tradition of sympathetic yet bold architecture continues."
An exhibition of winning entries will tour libraries across Cornwall throughout the year.
Trewoofe Orchard is described as a pleasant early twentieth century house that was built for philosopher Alfred Sedgwick and his novelist wife, Cecily.
Set within a woodland garden near Lamorna Cove, Cornish Building Group reveals that the house has suffered over the years with a series of extensions, which this imaginative reworking has removed.
In their place, a cleanly designed modern wrap around extension has been added providing additional kitchen space and living accommodation, whilst connecting the house much more effectively within its garden.
The design of the building is reminiscent of the work of Frank Lloyd Wright and the judges at the awards were particularly impressed by the quality of the stonework which matched local vernacular traditions.
Trewoofe Orchard, Lamorna (Andrew Travers for Michael McKee)
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