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Principal Architect Chris Loyn established Loyn & Co. Architects in 1992. Based in Penarth, South Wales, Loyn & Co. Architects has gained a reputation for realising creative, imaginative and contextual architecture. During its history the practice has enjoyed recognition for its achievements in architecture through published projects and many significant awards and nominations, the first being Raisdale Road, awarded an RIBA award 2001, located in the practices home town of Penarth. Nearly 25 years on, the practice philosophy places great emphasis on working as a team, in a studio environment. This approach ensures ideas are shared and collectively reviewed during the development of the design, throughout each stage of a project’s evolution. It is the practice’s belief that group work produces the most comprehensively successful design solutions, something that is evidenced by consistent client satisfaction and the award winning record. The unique response to each site and client brief drives the wide and varied output of the office, with projects ranging from master planning to furniture design, residential to commercial work and mixed use schemes, through to one-off dwellings and sensitive refurbishment, including work with listed structures. There is no in-house style as such, although there is a consistency of approach and analysis which repeatedly generates a high quality design response. The practice has been a long standing supporter of contemporary Architecture in Wales. Promoting, exhibiting as well as regularly teaching at the Welsh School of Architecture and other architecture schools in the UK. The practice has been awarded the respected Eisteddfod Gold Medal in 2007, 2014 and 2015 and Chris Loyn received the Dewi Prys-Thomas Award for his personal contribution to architecture in Wales. The practice has established a specialism in residential dwellings, recognised by numerous Housing Awards over the years, including in 2014 the RIBA’s award for the best new home in Britain, the ‘Manser Medal’ for Stormy Castle, situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and ‘Building of the Year’ RIBA Regional Awards for both 2015 and 2016. Their most recent project to be awarded Building of the Year, ‘Outhouse’ has been described in the Architects Journal as ‘one of the most outstanding new houses in Britain in a decade’ as has been shortlisted for Architectures most prestigious award, the Stirling Prize.
RIBA Stirling Prize Shortlist 2016 RIBA Award & South West Building of the Year 2016 RSAW Building of the Year 2015 RIBA Manser Medal 2014 National Eisteddfod Gold Medal 2014 & 2015
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3 Reviews for LOYN + CO ARCHITECTS
£10,000 – £49,999
We have worked with the team at Loyn & Co on several projects, we would highly recommend them. A professional team that really take pride in what they do, it always a joy to work with them. We look forward to working with them again soon.
17 July, 2019
> than £100,000
I can't recommend Loyn & Co Architects highly enough. We had totally new to the building game & met about 3 or 4 architectural practices before meeting Chris Loyn. Chris literally bounded into our home, bursting with ideas and instantly we knew who we wanted to design our house, it was a no brainer! Chris was inspiring and enthused about the potential for the build. From the very start Loyn & Co were great at holding our hands, guiding us through each stage, dealing with the local planning department (we live in a v rural area and planning was a very sensitive issue), inviting tendering from contractors and then monitoring the project through-out the build. Attention to detail was second to none, the smallest inconsistencies or errors were spotted at site meetings - that never failed to impress me. Loyn and Co were also fantastic helping us with our interiors, suggesting everything from light fittings, contemporary socket covers to, glass balustrades and woodburning stoves, the final result was fantastic. The thought that goes into their designs is second to none, we have a stunning contemporary home and we are thrilled with the final result. I should also mention the team. If you employ Loyn & Co you'll get a team brimming with passion, they were a pleasure to deal with, great fun, incredibly dedicated and hard working. An honest review from a very happy client. Thanks Chris, James and team!
14 October, 2016
> than £100,000
For us a lifetime ambition has been fulfilled. The architects Chris Loyn and James Stroud were perfect for the job, they listened carefully to what we wanted but incorporated their own ideas into the brief. The house is much better because of that. They were knowledgeable, professional and met every deadline required. They were totally supportive throughout and we love the house, it is stunning easy to maintain and with glorious views from every aspect. The views over fields. towns, the Bristol Chanel and Somerset in the distance make us feel very privileged. The house is light, warm, cost effective and feels very welcoming. Totally suitable for a lifetime home and we continue to receive support from the firm. Could not recommend them highly enough. Please contact me vis Loyn and Co if you require further information
13 October, 2016