New Name for Derek Trowell Architects
Formerly known as ‘Derek Trowell Architects’ our practice has recently changed name to reflect changes in ownership and management although the day-to-day running of the business remains largely the same.
Architects & Designers
We are a team of architects and designers based in the historic market town of Wirksworth in Derbyshire.
Our portfolio is varied with large and small projects across a range of market sectors.
We believe that every project can be special and should exceed the expectations of our clients – one of our past clients once said “I sing every time I come home!”
We take sustainability seriously and have won a number of awards for low energy projects.
As well as architecture, we are involved in landscape design, interior design and community projects.
How we work
Every project is unique but we have evolved a way of working which seems to suit most, but not all of our projects.
We always meet our clients and visit them wherever their project is, not in the office.
Developing a brief
We listen to our clients and together we formulate a brief which is equally about hopes and aspirations as well as physical needs.
Preparing a proposal
We will then spend some time setting out how we would approach the project. The proposal will be detailed and will include practical things such as how we would manage time, cost and the approvals process but will also highlight opportunities to make the most of the site and setting and how to make the project as sustainable as possible.
We always prefer to present this proposal personally and we do not charge for this initial consultation.