About us

Carve architecture is an award winning RIBA Chartered Architects practice, based in York and Newcastle formed in 2011. Architecture is our core discipline and we aim to achieve the highest quality of client service, along with technical and professional ability.

The practice brings together the diverse skills of its partners who are all long-time friends. These skills encompass both the public and private sectors and include residential, commercial, retail, civic and masterplanning projects. Architecture is closely supported by and entwined with specialisms in sustainability and building research that inform and influence the design work.

We focus on creating buildings that are enjoyable, low energy and specific to the client’s needs and building context.

Winners in the York Design Awards in:

– 2014 for our project at Darnborough Street

– 2017 for our project at Alpha Cottage

– 2024 for our project at Burton Stone Lane


Regional Winner in LABC Building Excellence Awards 2021- Best Residential Extension for our Northwood House project.

The Team

Tim Hatton

BA(Hons) BArch(Hons) DipPPM RIBA

Tim has extensive experience in the residential sector, from masterplanning and housing developments, working with leading house builders through to bespoke residential projects for private clients. This has led to a strong understanding of the complexities of the planning system, with a solid grounding in the technical issues of construction and buildability. An appreciation and understanding of historic buildings has also led to an interest in the Heritage side of architecture and he is an RIBA Conservation Registrant. He has a keen interest in delivering successful architecture that responds to a client’s individual needs. Tim is co-chair of the local branch of the RIBA, the York Architectural Association and sits on the Regional Council of the RIBA.


James Peat

BA(Hons) BArch(Hons) DipPPM

James has considerable experience working across a range of sectors coming from working for several large practices in the North East of England over a number of years. He has particular knowledge of the residential and care sectors with a wealth of experience in delivering large and small projects from inception through to completion. Through his work in the elderly care sector James has developed a strong interest in how architecture can improve the health and lives of the elderly population.


David Morland

Consultant Architect
BA(Hons) BArch(Hons) DipPPM Msc

David has a wealth of experience and has been responsible for leading complex consultant teams on a range of mixed use schemes and contextually sensitive projects. His passion, is for low energy and sustainable design. David is a Certified Passivhaus Designer and his previous projects have included the use of innovate materials and design strategies to create truly low energy buildings.


Dr Kate Morland

Consultant Architect
BA(Hons) BArch(Hons) DipAPM MSc Phd

During Kate’s years of training and subsequent years post qualification, she has gained significant experience in the residential sector. One of Kate’s key interests is evaluating building performance and seeing whether design aspirations are met in reality. Kate is responsible for our Post Occupancy Evaluation (POE) studies, using the Building use studies (BUS) methodology.


Kasia Buś

Architectural Assistant
BA (Hons) MArch (Hons)

Kasia joined the practice in 2019 as a Part 1 Architectural Assistant. She completed her Part 2 via the Architecture Apprenticeship course at Northumbria University and is now progressing with her Part 3. Kasia has an interest in sustainable and energy efficient design as well as retrofit of existing buildings. What is more she enjoys drawing and learning about History of Art.


Chantal Rozard

Business Manager
ILM Leadership & Management

Chantal joined the practice in 2021 as our Business Manager, with over 10 years experience she’s adept at prioritising tasks while always being on-hand to support the partners with their day-to-day diary management. Within the practice she is also responsible for Client liaison, Project support, Finance and Marketing.


Lydia Gilbert

Architectural Assistant
BSc (Hons)

Lydia joined the practice in 2022 as a Part 1 Architectural Assistant after completing her Bachelors at Sheffield Hallam University. She is now progressing her Part 2 studies via the Architecure Apprenticeship route with Sheffield Hallam. Lydia has interest in creatively incorporating green space into design as well as sustainable design. She also enjoys music, painting and literature.


Isaac Dransfield

Architectural Assistant
BSc (Hons)

As a Part 1 Architectural Assistant, Isaac has a passion for design and a dedication to crafting spaces that seek to inspire and innovate. Isaac joined Carve in 2024, following graduation from Sheffield Hallam University with a profound curiosity in sustainable design as well as blending tradition with modernity.


Molly Kenwright

Architectural Assistant
BA (Hons)

Molly joined the practice in 2024 as a Part 1 Architectural Assistant after completing her Bachelors at The University of Manchester. Molly has an interest in sustainable architecture, which drives her to explore eco-friendly design principles. Additionally, she enjoys writing, drawing and visiting local museums and galleries to gather design inspiration.