Nicola du Pisanie

BSc (Hons) DipArch MA Sustainability RIBA

Nicola is a founding Partner at Stonewood Design.

Nicola previously worked for Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, in Bath, where, as a project architect, she completed a pioneering through-school Academy in Leicester, with a focus on healthy eating and cooking.

Prior to that Nicola worked at Arup Associates.

Nicola grew up in South Africa, and studied and worked as an architect there. During this time she evolved a real passion for working with simple local technologies to create exciting but appropriate buildings which reflected the needs of the diverse communities within southern Africa.

This interest has continued whilst Nicola has worked in the UK. She has designed a hospice for AIDS orphans in South Africa, and explored building with sandbags to create homes for remote communities in the Namib Desert in Namibia. 

Nicola is a Teaching Fellow at the University of Bath School of Architecture.

Nicola is currently working on the design of a museum in Somerset.

 

 

Adam Chambers

 

BA(Hons) DipArch MArch ARB

Adam is a Partner at Stonewood Design.

Previously at Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, Adam was involved in the Manchester Metropolitan University School of Art and Design building, which was shortlisted for the RIBA Stirling Prize 2014.

Adam has also worked for Cartwright Pickard Architects in Leeds and the Hockerton Housing Project Association (HHP) in Nottinghamshire. He continued an interest in sustainable architecture through the design and construction of HHP’s earth sheltered environmental resource centre.

Adam has delivered a number of key projects at Stonewood Design, including the RIBA Award winning Myrtle Cottage Garden Studio, and the Pod Gallery.

Adam is currently working on the design of a new Prep School and Nursery.

Stephen Oldham

BSc (Hons)

Stephen joined Stonewood Design in 2014, having studied at Bath University. Stephen's thesis project was for the design of a dementia centre in Weston-super-Mare.

Prior to his time at Stonewood Design, Stephen worked at HPW Architecture in Southampton, where he was involved in the design of residential and retail schemes.

Stephen enjoys the detailed design and delivery of projects, and has contributed to a wide variety of schemes whilst at Stonewood Design. He is currently working on the delivery of Prep and Pre-Prep facilities at an independent school in Bath.

 

Matt Gower

 

BSc (Hons) MArch ARB

Matt joined Stonewood Design on completing his Masters in Architecture at Bath University.

Matt has previously worked at Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios in Bath, and Wilkinson Eyre and Latitude Architects in London.

Whilst at Stonewood Design, Matt has delivered a number of successful projects. Most recently he has completed a contemporary new-build house on the River Avon, in the centre of Bath.

Matt has a particular expertise in the design of one-off houses.

Matt Vaudin

BA (Hons) BArch RIBA

Matt is a Partner at Stonewood Design.

Matt has a particular expertise in sustainable design, and this is demonstrated by the highly regarded projects that he delivered during his time at as a partner at UK practice Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios.

These include headquarters buildings for both the National Trust, and the Woodland Trust, and a Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit for the Royal United Hospital – all low energy, RIBA Award winning buildings.

Matt has also lectured internationally over a number of years on the subject of environmental design. He has previously worked at Arup Associates and Battle McCarthy Environmental Engineers. 

Matt is a regular design critic at the University of Bath School of Architecture.

Matt is currently working on the design of a sustainable housing community.

 

Bobbie Madjarova

BSc(Hons), MArch

Bobbie joined Stonewood Design after completing her Masters in Architecture at the University of Bath. 

Previously Bobbie worked at Macregor Smith Landscape Architecture for over 2 years, where she was involved in a number of large masterplans based in the UK and China. Bobbie worked on North Street Quarter, Lewis, giving her a valuable experience in a large mixed-use masterplan. She has also worked on a range of smaller public realm projects, (including waterfronts, soft and hard landscape construction over podiums, intensive green roofs, formal office building external works)

Bobbie's University Masterplanning project considered the cultural regeneration of Bilbao, exploring sustainable ways to improve the metropolitan city’s vision and economic model.   She developed a Research Centre for Renewable Energy, which included research labs and industrial test labs for Solar, Wind, Hydro and Biomass energies. 

Prior to working at Stonewood Design, Bobbie toured Europe in her camper van, complementing her portfolio through architectural exploration.

Bobbie is currently working on the design of an exemplar housing development in Swindon.

Theo Scaramanga

BEng (Hons) Architecture and Engineering

Theo joined Stonewood Design after completing his Part I Degree at the University of the West of England, Bristol, for which he gained first class honours. He has been nominated by the University for the RIBA Bronze Medal.

At UWE Theo studied Architecture and Environmental Engineering, a dual accredited course gaining both Part I and CIBSE accreditation. Theo was chosen to represent the University and subsequently won 1st prize in the Sino-UK Competition Workshop on Architectural Design in Harbin, China.

Previously Theo worked at Atkins and was trained to use Revit for a large scale project based in the middle east and UK based retirement work. 

Theo worked as a labourer for Graham Bizley (Prewett Bizley Architects) on his RIBA National Award winning Passivhaus in Dundon, Somerset.

 

Vanessa Warnes

BSc (Hons) MArch Distinction

Vanessa graduated from the University of Bath in 1999, and joined Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, in Bath, in 1999. During her time there, she completed/worked on a range of education projects. These included the CPTMC Centre at the University of Bath, Samworth Academy in Leicester, Tudor Grange Academy in Worcester (RIBA regional award) and several theoretical studies into school design.

Vanessa also worked on the competition winning scheme to design a Gorilla House and Tropical Environment for Durrell Wildlife Park, Jersey.

Vanessa combines her time with Stonewood Design with a Teaching Fellow post at University of Bath, Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, where she tutors 1st and 2nd year students.

James Eyres

BEng (Hons) MArch (Distinction) 

James joined Stonewood Design soon after completing his Part 2 at the University of the West of England, where he earned a Distinction, the RIBA Wessex prize and a RIBA Silver President Medal nomination. James also completed his Part 1 at UWE where he studied Architecture & Environmental Engineering, a dual accredited course by CIBSE & RIBA. He earned an Honorary mention for his final year design project in the international "EDUCATE" sustainability award.

James completed two years post part 1 experience at Stride Treglown architects, working on a wide range of projects  within the Residential and Mixed Use team. Projects included Baltic Wharf, a Sustainable Community scheme in Totnes and Paintwork's Phase 3, a Live/Work project in Bristol amongst numerous other smaller scale residential new build and refurbishment projects. Here, James also gained extensive experience with Revit and BIM co-ordination. 

 

Joe Silver

BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology and Design ACIAT

Joe joined Stonewood Design after completing his degree at the University of the West of England, Bristol, for which he gained first class honours.

He previously worked at Heriz-Payne Architects, Glastonbury over a period of two years and also gained valuable experience at Glenn Howells Architects, London, in between study years at University. 

Joe brings a great technical experience to the practice which ensures that we deliver beautiful and exquisite detailing to our buildings.

Joe is currently delivering a new build and refurbishment house project on significant site in Bath, alongside Stonewood Builders.

 

Maddie Wellham

Maddie joined Stonewood Design as a part of her 3rd Year Placement at the University of Bath.

Her most recent university project was a Cultural Museum in Marseille. This aimed to facilitate social well-being, respond to the emerging culture and contribute positively to the community. The museum included a 200 seat auditorium and seven flexible exhibition spaces set within a landscaped square in the historic district of Le Panier in Marseille.

She also completed a Bridge Project in Poplar, East London. This was a collaborative Architect-Engineer group project which required the integration of structure from the early design stages. The brief was to create a habitual bridge across the River Lea, connecting Poplar Riverside to the Leaway. The group developed a ‘boxing’ bridge which housed a boxing ring with training facilities over the River Lea, referencing the areas connection with the sport and providing a unique venue for such events.

Maddie previously worked at West Waddy ADP, Abingdon on a range of residential and commercial projects.

 

Nicola du Pisanie

BSc (Hons) DipArch MA Sustainability RIBA

Nicola is a founding Partner at Stonewood Design.

Nicola previously worked for Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, in Bath, where, as a project architect, she completed a pioneering through-school Academy in Leicester, with a focus on healthy eating and cooking.

Prior to that Nicola worked at Arup Associates.

Nicola grew up in South Africa, and studied and worked as an architect there. During this time she evolved a real passion for working with simple local technologies to create exciting but appropriate buildings which reflected the needs of the diverse communities within southern Africa.

This interest has continued whilst Nicola has worked in the UK. She has designed a hospice for AIDS orphans in South Africa, and explored building with sandbags to create homes for remote communities in the Namib Desert in Namibia. 

Nicola is a Teaching Fellow at the University of Bath School of Architecture.

Nicola is currently working on the design of a museum in Somerset.

 

 

Adam Chambers

 

BA(Hons) DipArch MArch ARB

Adam is a Partner at Stonewood Design.

Previously at Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, Adam was involved in the Manchester Metropolitan University School of Art and Design building, which was shortlisted for the RIBA Stirling Prize 2014.

Adam has also worked for Cartwright Pickard Architects in Leeds and the Hockerton Housing Project Association (HHP) in Nottinghamshire. He continued an interest in sustainable architecture through the design and construction of HHP’s earth sheltered environmental resource centre.

Adam has delivered a number of key projects at Stonewood Design, including the RIBA Award winning Myrtle Cottage Garden Studio, and the Pod Gallery.

Adam is currently working on the design of a new Prep School and Nursery.

Stephen Oldham

BSc (Hons)

Stephen joined Stonewood Design in 2014, having studied at Bath University. Stephen's thesis project was for the design of a dementia centre in Weston-super-Mare.

Prior to his time at Stonewood Design, Stephen worked at HPW Architecture in Southampton, where he was involved in the design of residential and retail schemes.

Stephen enjoys the detailed design and delivery of projects, and has contributed to a wide variety of schemes whilst at Stonewood Design. He is currently working on the delivery of Prep and Pre-Prep facilities at an independent school in Bath.

 

Matt Gower

 

BSc (Hons) MArch ARB

Matt joined Stonewood Design on completing his Masters in Architecture at Bath University.

Matt has previously worked at Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios in Bath, and Wilkinson Eyre and Latitude Architects in London.

Whilst at Stonewood Design, Matt has delivered a number of successful projects. Most recently he has completed a contemporary new-build house on the River Avon, in the centre of Bath.

Matt has a particular expertise in the design of one-off houses.

Matt Vaudin

BA (Hons) BArch RIBA

Matt is a Partner at Stonewood Design.

Matt has a particular expertise in sustainable design, and this is demonstrated by the highly regarded projects that he delivered during his time at as a partner at UK practice Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios.

These include headquarters buildings for both the National Trust, and the Woodland Trust, and a Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit for the Royal United Hospital – all low energy, RIBA Award winning buildings.

Matt has also lectured internationally over a number of years on the subject of environmental design. He has previously worked at Arup Associates and Battle McCarthy Environmental Engineers. 

Matt is a regular design critic at the University of Bath School of Architecture.

Matt is currently working on the design of a sustainable housing community.

 

Bobbie Madjarova

BSc(Hons), MArch

Bobbie joined Stonewood Design after completing her Masters in Architecture at the University of Bath. 

Previously Bobbie worked at Macregor Smith Landscape Architecture for over 2 years, where she was involved in a number of large masterplans based in the UK and China. Bobbie worked on North Street Quarter, Lewis, giving her a valuable experience in a large mixed-use masterplan. She has also worked on a range of smaller public realm projects, (including waterfronts, soft and hard landscape construction over podiums, intensive green roofs, formal office building external works)

Bobbie's University Masterplanning project considered the cultural regeneration of Bilbao, exploring sustainable ways to improve the metropolitan city’s vision and economic model.   She developed a Research Centre for Renewable Energy, which included research labs and industrial test labs for Solar, Wind, Hydro and Biomass energies. 

Prior to working at Stonewood Design, Bobbie toured Europe in her camper van, complementing her portfolio through architectural exploration.

Bobbie is currently working on the design of an exemplar housing development in Swindon.

Theo Scaramanga

BEng (Hons) Architecture and Engineering

Theo joined Stonewood Design after completing his Part I Degree at the University of the West of England, Bristol, for which he gained first class honours. He has been nominated by the University for the RIBA Bronze Medal.

At UWE Theo studied Architecture and Environmental Engineering, a dual accredited course gaining both Part I and CIBSE accreditation. Theo was chosen to represent the University and subsequently won 1st prize in the Sino-UK Competition Workshop on Architectural Design in Harbin, China.

Previously Theo worked at Atkins and was trained to use Revit for a large scale project based in the middle east and UK based retirement work. 

Theo worked as a labourer for Graham Bizley (Prewett Bizley Architects) on his RIBA National Award winning Passivhaus in Dundon, Somerset.

 

Vanessa Warnes

BSc (Hons) MArch Distinction

Vanessa graduated from the University of Bath in 1999, and joined Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, in Bath, in 1999. During her time there, she completed/worked on a range of education projects. These included the CPTMC Centre at the University of Bath, Samworth Academy in Leicester, Tudor Grange Academy in Worcester (RIBA regional award) and several theoretical studies into school design.

Vanessa also worked on the competition winning scheme to design a Gorilla House and Tropical Environment for Durrell Wildlife Park, Jersey.

Vanessa combines her time with Stonewood Design with a Teaching Fellow post at University of Bath, Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, where she tutors 1st and 2nd year students.

James Eyres

BEng (Hons) MArch (Distinction) 

James joined Stonewood Design soon after completing his Part 2 at the University of the West of England, where he earned a Distinction, the RIBA Wessex prize and a RIBA Silver President Medal nomination. James also completed his Part 1 at UWE where he studied Architecture & Environmental Engineering, a dual accredited course by CIBSE & RIBA. He earned an Honorary mention for his final year design project in the international "EDUCATE" sustainability award.

James completed two years post part 1 experience at Stride Treglown architects, working on a wide range of projects  within the Residential and Mixed Use team. Projects included Baltic Wharf, a Sustainable Community scheme in Totnes and Paintwork's Phase 3, a Live/Work project in Bristol amongst numerous other smaller scale residential new build and refurbishment projects. Here, James also gained extensive experience with Revit and BIM co-ordination. 

 

Joe Silver

BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology and Design ACIAT

Joe joined Stonewood Design after completing his degree at the University of the West of England, Bristol, for which he gained first class honours.

He previously worked at Heriz-Payne Architects, Glastonbury over a period of two years and also gained valuable experience at Glenn Howells Architects, London, in between study years at University. 

Joe brings a great technical experience to the practice which ensures that we deliver beautiful and exquisite detailing to our buildings.

Joe is currently delivering a new build and refurbishment house project on significant site in Bath, alongside Stonewood Builders.

 

Maddie Wellham

Maddie joined Stonewood Design as a part of her 3rd Year Placement at the University of Bath.

Her most recent university project was a Cultural Museum in Marseille. This aimed to facilitate social well-being, respond to the emerging culture and contribute positively to the community. The museum included a 200 seat auditorium and seven flexible exhibition spaces set within a landscaped square in the historic district of Le Panier in Marseille.

She also completed a Bridge Project in Poplar, East London. This was a collaborative Architect-Engineer group project which required the integration of structure from the early design stages. The brief was to create a habitual bridge across the River Lea, connecting Poplar Riverside to the Leaway. The group developed a ‘boxing’ bridge which housed a boxing ring with training facilities over the River Lea, referencing the areas connection with the sport and providing a unique venue for such events.

Maddie previously worked at West Waddy ADP, Abingdon on a range of residential and commercial projects.

 

Small Project Architect of the Year 2016

RIBA National Award Winner 2015

RIBA South West Award Winners 2015Wood Awards Highly Commended 2015

AJ Retrofit Awards Finalist 2015

 

 

 

RIBA Stephen Lawrence Finalist 2015