Toby Coombes qualified as an architect from the University of North London in 2000 after studying at both Kingston University (degree) and Oxford Brookes (diploma).
He has worked in private practice, when not in full time education, since 1994, working for a broad range of practices in a multitude of sectors which provided a diverse base of skills and experience.
This experience compliments his construction based background and his overall interest in the practicalities and challenges of buildings and construction.
Toby has a particular interest in the sustainable agenda and more specifically the impact this will have on the existing building stock.
Toby is jointly responsible for the design studio along with the implimentation of progressive Information Technology systems and the financial stability of the practice.
Paignton Zoo, Devon (1994). Concept design, new entrance block and animal enclosures.
seeability, Tadley and Leatherhead (1998-2000). New special care units, day centre and ancillary areas
Wellington Square, Cheltenham (2008). New residential development in historic square
Gloucester Architects Association (2008-present). Design Review Panel member
Market Square, Salisbury (2009). Shortlisted for RIBA International Design competition
Abbey Green, Redevelopment Proposals (2009). Architects journal, October 2009
Downings Malthouse, Gloucester docks (2010). Planning approval for former malthouse buildings into new leisure venue.