About

We are a family of built environment experts.

Who are we?

Stride Treglown is an employee-owned architectural practice of over 300 people.

The practice was started in 1953 by two architects, Ray Stride and Gerry Treglown.

Ray was a stickler for detail, buildability and process, while Gerry was a socially adept, creative powerhouse.

Their personalities live on and define who we are today.

We’re professional. We’re creative.

We are not driven by ego. Instead, we focus on the needs of our clients and the people that use our projects, creating inspiring, sustainable spaces that genuinely work.

We think. We design. We deliver.

We create spaces and places that people love to use.

Culture

We are employee-owned, so everybody has a say in what we do and how we work.

We employ and develop the best creative talent and then give people the freedom to pursue what interests them. They are encouraged to help make key business decisions.

Through our Employee Forum, we asked our staff to sum up their perception of Stride Treglown’s culture. They identified three themes:

Freedom – to work flexibly, progress professionally, express creativity and positively influence change across the practice.

Integrity – to do the right thing, lead by example, be open and honest, and act with professionalism.

Individuality – to try something bold and unique.

We put health and wellbeing first, and not just for our building users. We were the first UK organisation to achieve ‘Excellence’ in all eight areas of the Workplace Wellbeing Charter; a great excuse for a garden party.

These are strong expressions of our culture made by those who shape it. They represent an attitude that influences everything that we do.

Research and Innovation Hub

A place to develop noteworthy research projects.

We love exploring new ideas and are open to proposals from consultants, clients, research organisations and universities about new initiatives. If you fall in this category and have an idea, please do get in touch.

We are currently focusing on five main threads;

Evidence based BIM | Sustainability | Design Research | Usability | Collaboration

Design Approach

Good architecture can transform lives and rejuvenate places.

We focus on the needs of individuals and use design to improve their emotional wellbeing and surroundings. This simple philosophy informs all our work.

Our responsibility is to interpret the aspirations of those who commission us – and those who inhabit the places we design – in a way that responds directly to need. Each project is unique and our approach is always to seek bespoke solutions.

These solutions are the product of analysis of physical context and close engagement with our clients. We consider time spent developing a real understanding of requirements at the initial stages of a project as invaluable. It forms the basis for creating clear, simple and appropriate design solutions.

Our architecture is not about pre-determined style or fashion: we strive to create spaces and places that people love to use.

We design buildings which sit comfortably in their surroundings, but also inspire and excite. We find simple solutions, but achieve an elegance derived from thorough analysis and good ideas.

We explore innovative construction techniques to improve build quality and performance but carefully manage our clients’ risk. We design pragmatically to optimise sustainability.

Sustainability

We are committed to sustainability and responding to environmental issues across all aspects of our work.

This means seeking ways to limit any potentially negative environmental impact that we may have in terms of carbon emissions, pollution, resources, waste or ecology. At the same time, we are actively exploring opportunities to have a positive impact; through re-use, regeneration, using sustainable forms of energy and promoting community, wellbeing, sustainable travel, biodiversity, beauty and delight.

We like to lead by example and are proud of our carbon neutral Cardiff office and our many in-house sustainability initiatives, which include Business Green Weeks, staff allotments and company beehives.