architects in hereford

Architects in Herefordshire, Cheltenham, Worcestershire and Shropshire

KODA architects and historic building consultants

KODA architects are a unique practice of Architects in Hereford. Our services expand into neighbouring counties including Worcestershire, Shropshire, Gloucestershire and into the South West. KODA architects provides a first class service to our clients, bringing about a carefully considered and design led approach to all of our projects. As architects our attitude to architecture is a simplistic one of honesty through form. When working with any building, structure or monument, historic or new, we believe that alterations or additions must be carefully considered to enhance the space where it is located.

We believe a spirit of collaboration is essential, through working with planning officers, technical design and consultants. Equally, this is taken through to onsite works, working with the contractors and other specialists. Together as a collective, we can assist clients to realise their dreams and aspirations.

Alex Whibley

Director & Chartered Architectural Technologist

MCIAT

Alex has over 25 years’ experience in residential, commercial, education and conservation sectors. He has a wealth of knowledge in designing and running projects in and around Herefordshire from their origin to completion. Not to mention, innovative extension and renovations work, multi-million pound commercial projects and complex high end residential design. He also has a wealth of ecclesiastical repair and re-ordering knowledge, being involved in numerous projects throughout England and Wales.

Throughout his career Alex has worked his way through the ranks to senior level at a number of small and medium size practices. In founding KODA architects in Hereford with Fred, we strive to achieve high quality service to our clients. Alex prides himself not only in his designs and delivery of projects but most importantly client satisfaction. We are only as good as our last project. Furthermore, Alex is talented in designing bespoke contemporary schemes, he is equally proficient at leading heritage projects. He especially enjoys the creative merger of the two.

Outside of work Alex is busy raising his young family in Hereford and in his free time enjoys travelling to the coast to windsurf and sail.

 

Alex Whibley

Director & Chartered Architectural Technologist

MCIAT

Alex has over 25 years’ experience in residential, commercial, education and conservation sectors. He has a wealth of knowledge in designing and running projects in and around Herefordshire from their origin to completion. Not to mention, innovative extension and renovations work, multi-million pound commercial projects and complex high end residential design. He also has a wealth of ecclesiastical repair and re-ordering knowledge, being involved in numerous projects throughout England and Wales.

Throughout his career Alex has worked his way through the ranks to senior level at a number of small and medium size practices. In founding KODA architects in Hereford with Fred, we strive to achieve high quality service to our clients. Alex prides himself not only in his designs and delivery of projects but most importantly client satisfaction. We are only as good as our last project.

Outside of work Alex is busy raising his young family in Hereford and in his free time enjoys travelling to the coast to windsurf and sail.

 

Fred Hamer

Director & Specialist Conservation Architect

BA(Hons) MArch PG Cert ARB RIBA SCA

Fred is a Chartered architect in Hereford. He enjoys working closely with his clients private, developer and community group clients. In addition he appreciates both residential projects as well as commercial and industrial developments, all to a high specification.

Fred has developed a specialism in working with historic and sensitive structures. His work includes both structures in need of repair and conservation, across the Herefordshire and the country. Coupled with a particular interest in ecclesiastical repair and church re-ordering, he has been successful in obtaining a number of difficult approvals. These projects carefully balance the impact whilst meeting the need of his clients.

Whilst developing his specialism, he has presented at a number of national and regional conferences on carefully adapting churches. Topics include developing missional opportunities and bringing elements of community uses back to these buildings through re-ordering. Today, as an architect in Hereford, he is assisting the Diocese of Hereford in developing a regional policy for church buildings. Fred has worked at a number of award winning architecture practices across Herefordshire that prides himself in his high design criteria.

Out of the office, Fred enjoys walking his dog, Barney around Herefordshire, completing DIY projects, reading, fishing, the river Wye in Hereford and restoring classic cars.

 

James Morris

Architectural Assistant

BA(Hons) MArch

James is an experienced Architectural Assistant who has spent a number of years working across the Three Counties since completing his Part II studies at the Welsh School of Architecture in Cardiff. During this time, he has been lucky enough to be involved in projects of various scale spanning across a variety of sectors, including a number of ecclesiastical schemes here in Herefordshire.

James strives to adopt a design-led approach to each project that he is faced with, whether it be a small scale domestic extension, large commercial scheme, or anything in between. He is an advocate for considered design and strongly believes in the importance of producing buildings and spaces that positively influence the way we live our lives.

Out of the office, James enjoys spending his time designing and building furniture for his home in Malvern. He also has a passion for greasy takeaways and questionable documentaries, much to the distaste of his long-term girlfriend, Georgia.

 

Flora Grayson

Architectural Assistant

BA(Hons) Architecture

Flora is a graduate Architectural Assistant working towards her full RIBA accreditation, with a great eye to detail and passion to deliver positive change. Her design work to date has been driven by a whole systems approach to sustainability, socio-economic injustices and an interest in anticipating the future pressures on the construction industry to adopt new ethics around natural resource extraction and material wastage. With an ever-critical eye on the built environment, Flora’s designs balance stylistic manipulation of form with the principles of healthy buildings and user wellbeing. Eager to engage with our residential, restoration and conservation projects, she serves as an enthusiastic new addition to our team.

Out of the office Flora is an avid musician and enjoys wandering the countryside with her set of paints.

 

Fred Hamer

Director & specialist Conservation Architect

BA(Hons) MArch PG Cert ARB RIBA SCA

Fred is a Chartered architect in Hereford. He enjoys working closely with his clients private, developer and community group clients. In addition he appreciates both residential projects as well as commercial and industrial developments, all to a high specification.

Fred has developed a specialism in working with historic and sensitive structures. His work includes both structures in need of repair and conservation, across the Herefordshire and the country. Coupled with a particular interest in ecclesiastical repair and church re-ordering, he has been successful in obtaining a number of difficult approvals. These projects carefully balance the impact whilst meeting the need of his clients.

Whilst developing his specialism, he has presented at a number of national and regional conferences on carefully adapting churches. Topics include developing missional opportunities and bringing elements of community uses back to these buildings through re-ordering. Today, as an architect in Hereford, he is assisting the Diocese of Hereford in developing a regional policy for church buildings. Fred has worked at a number of award winning architecture practices across Herefordshire that prides himself in his high design criteria.

Out of the office, Fred enjoys walking his dog, Barney around Herefordshire, completing DIY projects, reading, fishing, the river Wye in Hereford and restoring classic cars.