A cottage in the ‘Dedham Vale’ Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
We have recieved planning permission to renovate and extend this cottage. The cottage is a ‘non-designated heritage asset’.
Architecture should be uplifting and memorable, it should feel permanent and durable. It should be relevant to its place, framing key views and oriented to the climatic conditions, bringing natural light deep within. I am committed to producing unique and memorable spaces and are a delight to inhabit.
Tom Parsons is an ambitous and creative young architect with a growing portfolio of impressive extensions, renovations and new homes.
Prior to working alone Tom gained experience at award winning design-led architecture practices in London. At Panter Hudspith Architects, a practice known for designing sensitive additions to historic contexts, Tom worked on the RIBA and RICS award winning redevelopment of the Oxford Westgate Shopping Centre. Following this Tom worked on the large West Grove South ‘mixed-use’ development in Elephant and Castle. West Grove South was a finalist for the ‘Best Large Housing Development’ Brick Award and received a Commondation for the ‘Urban Regeneration’ Brick Award.
At ‘Grand Designs’ famous Carl Turner Architects Tom lead a hands-on build of the an office fit out project and then the technical design of a large new build home on a back-land site in Hove. At Burgess Architects Tom was brought in as project architect for a new-build timber frame eco-house in Horsham and a high-spec loft conversion project in Fulham. Tom also worked on a series of other unique residential projects in South London and heritage settings in Dulwich.
Tom recieved a Distinction at The Royal College of Art, the world’s number one art and design university, and was tutored by the Jamie Fobert Architects, award winning architects of the Tate St Ives and current National Portrait Gallery redevelopment. Tom was also tutored by digital fabrication researcher Guan Lee, film maker Clara Kraft and Satoshi Isono of Universal Design Studio at Grymsdyke Farm.
Prior to the RCA Tom recieved a First Class BA(Hons) Architecture from The University of Sheffeld and completed his professional accreditation at the University of Westminster.
Tom has taught Architecture at the University for the Creative Arts and The University of Sheffield at Post Graduate Level.
After four and a half years growing a portfolio of work as a self-employed ‘sole trader’, Tom has establised T Parsons Design Ltd in September 2021