Carve architecture is an 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 2014 & 2017 York Design Awards for our projects at Darnborough Street and Alpha Cottage.
Tim has extensive experience in the residential sector, from masterplanning and housing developments, working with leading house builders through to bespoke residential projects, such as home extensions and new-build houses working 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. He has a keen interest in delivering successful architecture that responds to a client’s individual needs.
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
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.
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.
Jordan joined the practice in 2019 and completed his Undergraduate degree at Northumbria University in Newcastle. He has since gained experience in the midlands and the North. Currently, Jordan is completing his Master’s at Northumbria University where he recently won an Architects for Health national design competition for his work.
Kasia joined the practice in 2019 as a Part 1 Architectural Assistant. In 2020 she has started an Architecture Apprenticeship course (MArch + Part3) at Northumbria University. Kasia has interest in sustainable and energy efficient design as well as retrofit of the existing buildings. What is more she enjoys drawing and learning about History of Art.
Julian is an Architectural Assistant (Part I), joining Carve after graduating from Newcastle University in 2021. He has a passion for environmentally friendly architecture that responds to the heritage, culture, and landscape. In his spare time, Julian enjoys music, portrait drawing and gallery visits.
Chantal joined the practice in 2020 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, Finance and Marketing.