Glen Thomas received a degree in Architecture in Liverpool in 1994. He went on to establish a design practice partnership, in South Kensington, London until 2001 when he re-located to his hometown of Cardiff.
During Glen's 5 years working for Cardiff based Architect practice 'Loyn & Co. Architects', in Penarth, Glen was Project Designer for 'THE OUTHOUSE', a multi award winning sustainable artists residence in Forest of Dean. The innovative, 'buried' concrete house, was shortlisted, down to the final 6 entries, for the most prestigious architectural award in the UK, 'THE STERLING PRIZE', and has also won awards from the Royal Institute of British Architects, for the RIBA 'HOUSE OF THE YEAR 2016'.
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In 2014, Glen then went on to establish his own practice, based in Penarth, and has more recently moved office to Penylan.
Glen Thomas Architecture consciously pushes against the boundaries of conventional creative design. It is a fundamental ethos of the practice, that the process of building should always be an explorative, progressive and enriching experience for BOTH the designer and the client, taking inspiration directly from context rather than 'fashion', that then gives birth to a solution beyond the confines of the building itself.
The emphasis of each and every scheme is to develop a unique, contemporary design solution with the client, exacerbating all options until a collective and extraordinary proposal is reached. Beautiful design should be achievable as a solution to all project challenges.
By listening to clients specific requirements and aspirations and thoroughly exploring each potential simple or radical avenue, our practice strives to deliver a sense of place for the inhabitants that exceeds all expectations.
Additional to developers and many wonderful, inspired home owners, Glen Thomas Architectures' clients include; Donna Karan, David Bowie, Elton John, Prince Earnst Of Hanover, Architect Richard Meier. References are available on request and visits to past and current schemes can be arranged.
Glen's work has featured in many publications from *Wallpaper, Elle Decoration, Blueprint and Vogue and has designed furniture, chosen to represent 'Modern Design Classics', included in the permanent exhibited as part of the '20th century Design and Fashion' exhibition, MUDE, Lisbon.
Glen Thomas Architectures' work ranges from small extensions of the home, through to new build residences, restaurants and large scale house developments.
The design practice offers a free initial consultation to discuss your project, no matter how small or expansive. Work stages from initial brief, design concepts with3-D visualisations, feasibility study, planning applications through to project management and completion are tailored to suit. Sometimes, a client may just need some ideas! The pracitce seeks to simplify this process and make it more accessable to all.
INTERIOR DESIGN :
A full interior design service is also available if desired. Glen has extensive experience and contacts within Kitchen manufacturers, sustainable energy companies, flooring suppliers, bathroom, specialist glazing manufacturers, electrical and lighting design, and can on request, design furniture for the entire project.
A full specification of internal fixtures and fittings will ensure a thorough and detailed personal design process from concept to realisation.