Following a significant period at Keith Williams Architects in London, working on and running award winning key public buildings including theatres, libraries and galleries, Carl Trenfield established his eponymous studio in 2012 with a view to creating thoughtful and thought-through architecture that offers delight to its end users, regardless of scale, budget or typology.
Drawing on his fine art institution based architectural education, Carl Trenfield’s approach is typically multidisciplinary and founded in both the physical and the wider ‘soft’ context that our work inhabits.
This approach is complimented by a solid practical experience and observation of making forged through close collaboration with joiners and master craftspeople over several years.
Carl is a mentor at the Royal College of Art and has taught at the University of Kent in 2012 and at his native Canterbury School of Architecture between 2012 – 2014; further reinforcing and feeding the relationship between teaching and practice.
Relevant projects undertaken whilst at Keith Williams Architects:
Athlone Art Gallery, Co Westmeath, Ireland (Stages H Onwards). Project Architect
Fairfield Halls, Croydon, England (Stages A-C). Architect / Assistant to Directors.
Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, England (Stages D-K). Architect / Assistant to Project Architect.
Marlowe Theatre FF&E. Lead Designer.
Clones Library HQ, Co Monaghan, Ireland (Stages K-L). Assistant to Director / Later Project Architect.
Artist’s Studio, Hackney, London. (Stage E). Job Runner.
The Long House, St. John’s Wood, London (Stages K-L). Assistant to Director.
Wexford Opera House FF&E, Co Wexford, Ireland. Lead Designer
NS-Dokumentationszentrum, Munich, Germany, 2008-2009
New Civic Centre, Crawley, England, 2007
Søfartsmuseum, Helsingør, Denmark, 2007
Flekkefjord Kulturhus, Flekkefjord, Norway, 2007
Molde Theatre and Jazzhouse, Molde, Norway, 2007