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Meloy Architects established by Charles Meloy ARB Bsc(Hons) Dip (Dist) in 2008, provides a high quality contemporary architectural service based on the South coast. The formative years of Charles’s career were spent at Richard Rogers Partnership (now RSHP) where he gained experience in a wide range of internationally renowned projects. He has also worked for practices in London, Johannesburg, Sydney, Edinburgh, and Kathmandu where he gained a varied experience on projects such as the EDEN project in Cornwall, the Scottish parliament building in Edinburgh and conservation work in Nepal. In Brighton he also worked for a number of years with LCE Architects where he dealt with complex and challenging planning applications and was also responsible for a number of award winning buildings.
In addition to his practice work Charles has been a visiting critic at Brighton University and undertaken lectures at the University of Edinburgh.
The practice is engaged in a range of exciting work at differing scales along the South Coast and in London. The work has been recognised with a number of awards, most notably winning an RIBA National award for the project Hill House Passivhaus.
Utilising the considerable breadth of experience the practice is able to offer a full service from concept through to detail. The methodology of the practice is to work closely with the client and any stakeholders to develop ‘the diagram’. This can be seen as a summary of the clients brief and is key to underpinning the successful implementation of any scheme, regardless of scale. Commissions are delivered within an agreed time period and budget that is established at an early stage. We are able to work on a fixed fee basis or on an hourly rate to suit the needs of a client.
Sustainability is seen as a holistic part of the design process with materials sourced responsibly, renewable energies promoted where appropriate and passive solar design a key component of the architecture. The practice has also finished the first Passivhaus in the historic town of Lewes and the South Downs National Park.
Too often the process of building is wasted. Every project is an opportunity and should always be seen as such. It is our belief that if we expend time and money in building, that we should do so with vigour and intent. Truly sustainable Architecture should be undertaken to maximise both the life of the building and the well being of those who inhabit it. The environment which we construct for ourselves to live and work within has the ability to make us healthier and happier.