Joe Trevail

Associate Architect

Joe’s role responds to the challenging and evolving needs of the healthcare sector. He focuses on integrating best practice solutions which add long term value crystallised through good design.

As a member of our BIM & Digital Design team, Joe takes an active interest in computational programming and encoding workflows to sculpt project and wider company efficiencies.

If you weren’t in this career, what would you be?

On a building site – masonry possibly? Digger driving’s a little known skill of mine. I practice regularly and have spent many years self-building with my parents.

What’s your favourite project you’ve worked on to date?

Transforming the Urgent and Emergency Care at Derriford Hospital. One objective was to increase the capacity of Derriford’s Resus Unit with minimal downtime. This involved careful co-ordination with ongoing clinical operations and 24-7 working with pre-fabrication off site where possible.

Best building in your city?

I don’t have a neighbour for ½ a mile… But if I did live in a city, it would be London School of Ecomomics’ Student Centre building by O’Donnel + Tuomey. The audacity of the brickwork and manifestation of concept strikes a chord with me.

What are the key challenges that affect your sector, or are likely to in the next five years?

Providing rapid but co-ordinated interventions to aging healthcare estates which deliver not only the short-term but also long-term strategic Estate and NHS objectives.

Biggest career influence?

“The quality of our work is primary.”

Industry bodies

Architect, ARB


  • First Class BSc: Architecture and Environmental Design
  • University nominee for RIBA Bronze Medal (2012)
  • RIBA Wessex prize at UWE (2017)
  • 1st Place, Troy Class World Championships (sail boat racing, 2019)