Following the Newport City Summit 2018 meeting that was recently held at The Celtic Manor Resort, our director Richard was interviewed by new South East Wales publication 'The Business' to discuss how we would approach the major changes soon to come to our city! Great magazine, highly worth a read!
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Last month our company reached it's five year business milestone – what an achievment! To celebrate we held a little party at Depot in Cardiff, inviting friends, colleagues in the industry and a few clients who supported us in the earlier days, we've posted some photographs of the event below! We also put together a little video to look back on over the past five years, which we'll share very soon. We've got some excitng events in store for Richard Andrews Architects over the next year or so, with some incredible schemes to be working on. We cannot wait to share these with you in due course and we look forward to seeing where the next five years will take us!
Antonella is one of our architectural assistants. Hailing from Rome, Italy where Antonella completed her studies in 2015 she now calls Wales home.
Hi Antonella, so what are you currently working on?
Hello, I am busy with a mix of projects, the main bulk being residential which is great as I’m really passionate about these type of home improvements but I am also involved in the exciting development of Barry Community, Water and Activity Centre which has been incredible to work on.
What’s been your favourite project with the company so far?
I have a soft spot for a lovely residential house in Welsh St Donats as it is my first solo project and the build itself has been quite challenging structurally, which is always a nice reason to exercise the mind and think outside the box! The development (which will be a 2 storey extension through converting an existing garage) is due to begin the build stage shortly and I’m really excited to see it all finished. Hopefully we can share the progress of it soon!
What is your favourite type of project?
As a keen cyclist I love being outdoors and am influenced by nature, so naturally I really enjoy projects which involve eco-buildings.
What project throughout history do you wished you’d worked on?
I’m a big admirer of the late (and great) architect Zaha Hadid who designed the Maxxi Museum in Rome, which is a museum for modern and contemporary art. I remember going to the opening of the building in my second year of university and being awestruck by how fluid the inside rooms were designed, each space meandered perfectly into the next! I’d highly recommend others to visit when next in the country.
Tell us one fun fact about you?
I’m an ace in the kitchen and love to whip up my favourite pasta dishes from home.
Thanks Antonella! We hope you enjoyed getting to know our team, we’ll be featuring more mini interviews throughout the year so follow us to keep updated for the next one!