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 widely; previously at the University of Kent and the Canterbury School of Architecture (2012 – 2014) and more recently at the revered Welsh School of Architecture, supporting Dr Steven Coombs on his post graduate Craft Unit; further reinforcing and feeding the relationship between teaching and practice.
In 2016, and only four years since its inception, the studio was selected, amongst several other fine studios, for inclusion in The Architecture Foundation publication, New Architects 3 – its ‘definitive survey of the best British architects to have set up practice in the ten years since 2005′.