For me, being an Architect is about understanding and delivering my client’s ultimate requirements. As a Mum of two (and dog owner!) I understand how a family uses space, and also how personal and intimate an architectural project can be. After fully renovating and extending four homes for my own family, I’ve experienced first-hand the excitement, nerves and frustrations a building project can create.
It’s this personal experience which I enjoy offering my clients, knowing what a family home needs and requires as well as allowing your home to be an attractive architectural form and space. Since the practice was established in 2010, a large proportion of commissions have been awarded through client referrals and repeat commissions and this is a reflection of the care, passion and integrity brought to each project. I have formed good working work in close partnership with several structural engineers, planning consultants and quantity surveyors to ensure I can offer my clients the professional attention they require. I will introduce you to a number of suitable local contractors and guide you through a competitive tender process. Today Kate Stoddart Architect has a select staff of three, small and sweet, and hold true to the tagline “your home is your castle, so build what you want, how you want, but most of all make it lovely”.
Before founding the practice I worked in a variety of roles for Terry Farrell and Partners, Broadway Malyan and most recently as an Associate for John Onken Architects (JOA). Whilst working for JOA, I was Project Architect for a number of new build, one-off contemporary houses, a refurbishment of a Victorian warehouse into live/work studios and led various other projects for housing developers and private clients alike.
Prior to raising a family my spare time was filled with crazy adventures; like surviving 8 weeks deep in the Belizean rainforest, stormy night diving in Thailand, kite surfing in Barbados and off-piste snowboarding. For now activities with the kids and dog are a little tamer, but as a volunteer Beaver Scout Leader, the kids had better watch out!