Traditionally trained, Paul Sheridan studied architecture at RMIT in Australia in the 1970s before coming back to the UK, where he graduated with a 1st class honours degree in Interior Design from Nottingham. Paul worked for a number of London based design and architectural practices including Ezra Attia Associates and HLM, working on prestigious accounts as diverse as IBM and The Piccadilly Hotel in London before setting down roots in East Anglia.
Paul spent 20 years as senior architectural and interior designer with Pocknell Studio, an award winning North Essex based multi-disciplinary design practice.
“My interest in Architecture started in Melbourne, Australia and I was fortunate to work under the tutelage of a wonderful architect and designer named Graeme Law. He instructed me in drawing and how to present work and above all in how to communicate with clients.”
I have always enjoyed architectural drawing. It is a bit of a passion and something I encouraged students to practice during my time tutoring Interior Design at Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication in London.
Paul specialises in refurbishment, remodelling and conversion work in the residential sector. For the majority of his time with Designer David Pocknell, he worked on the conversion of barns and farm buildings which became a real specialism, with large commissions in the Cotswolds as well as North Essex and as far afield as the Greek island of Kefalonia.
Robert Wood trained in architecture at University College London, graduating with a 1st class honours degree, before completing his education at Harvard GSD and Cambridge University. Robert was a Prix de Rome scholar, and then began his professional career as a project architect on Waterloo International Terminal for Sir Nicholas Grimshaw. He has since worked with many of Britain’s leading architects and creative agencies, working globally on a wide range of design projects.
Robert enjoys creating beautiful spaces, and places, that enhance people’s quality of life. Like Paul, Rob likes to use architectural drawing as an integral part of the process of communicating and developing ideas with clients. Great design is only created through a true partnership between client and designer.
Robert is passionate about sustainable architectural design and the detailing, use and sourcing of natural building materials in construction.
The Australian architect Glenn Murcutt’s adage that architecture should ‘touch the earth lightly,’ is an ethos to which he subscribes, designing buildings that are economical, flexible and a pleasure to live in.
Robert is a Design Council and CABE enabler, and has been a member of Design Review Panels for IGNITE in the North East of England, and Newham Council in London. He is a UK registered architect and is also a member of the French Order of Architects.