“The site visits with Kim and Miranda were extremely interesting as they demonstrated different stages of the development of rehabilitation and repair projects,” said Olimpia Tinari, a third-year architecture student at UWE Bristol.
“Our group was given a great insight on how the head designer works with other professionals from the industry as we got the chance to talk to the contractor, historian and building control officer, which provided a great range of information and detail on the projects we were shown.”
The other students are David Johnsey, Waldo Olwage and Matthew Feitelberg. These three have already visited several buildings that Angel Architecture has worked on, including the former chapel at West Bay, now a visitor centre.
Angel Architecture is the only RIBA Chartered Practice in the area to specialise wholly in old and listed buildings, and those in historic settings. Kim founded the practice in 2014, having spent 30 years working with old buildings in the UK and abroad. For almost ten years she was Head of Design and Conservation at West Dorset District Council.
As principal architect at Angel, Kim provides planning advice, expertise in the repair, alteration, extension and conservation of private houses, commercial premises and community projects across Devon, Dorset and Somerset.
Photo shows UWE Bristol students with Miranda Martineau of Angel Architecture.