A collaborative, design led architects practice exploring new ideas for creating unique spaces 

We work at a variety of scales from urban to residential and from the initial ideas to the fine detail. We have wide ranging experience working with community groups, businesses, schools, families and individuals


Whether extending, renovating, converting or starting from scratch we take a personal approach to designing your home, working with you to ensure the spaces work for how your family want to live. We will explore options and test ideas to ensure you have somewhere unique and special to live.


Working with community groups, volunteers and enthusiastic fundraisers to envision an existing future for community facilities. We can help assess options for feasibility studies, produce plans, drawings and models to communicate ideas to everybody and involve the whole community through the design of their facilities through consultation events. 


We believe architecture and spaces for learning have a huge impact on education, making spaces better for teachers to teach in and pupils to learn in. We have vast experience in school design, including special school facilities. We are also involved in architectural education in schools and universities, inspiring the next generation of architects.


All existing buildings are an opportunity for something new, whether churches, listed buildings or old industrial warehouses. We enjoy the challenge of bringing new life to old structures. Existing buildings are inherently sustainable in the carbon locked into their existing built fabric but all can be improved and adapted to improve efficiency and ensure their future for years to come.


A selection of projects from our portfolio

A school lesson workshop to design a home in lego
Our recipe for making one popular venue that balances the identity of a famous landmark with new exciting flavours
Co-housing self build in the city
A contemporary tapering extrusion from a conservation area home
Design tutoring at schools of Architecture
A 2 day workshop helping students redesign their school library space
A Derbyshire chapel conversion that has now become a special landmark for the village again as well as a stunning…
A competition entry for design of a transportable, lightweight homeless shelter


Meet the Thread team

Director and Architect
When not at Thread, Rachel can be found at home working on her own self-built extension.
Director and Architect
Andy works both in the office and at universities where he is a regular design critic and tutor.
Director and Architect
Anya has a passion for reviving historic buildings into contemporary, sustainable new spaces.


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