Tristan has a passion for establishing and maintaining long term client relationships and he brings a strong commercial awareness to our business.
He is a main board Director at Stride Treglown and director leading our Bath office. He has an extensive track record in private sector commercial projects in a range of residential, office, specialist living and mixed use typologies.
What is the current big trend in your sector?
The current big trend impacting upon workplace design and residential design is responding to the massive shift in peoples’ expectations of how their workplaces and homes look and function. The world post-Covid is being reimagined and the blend of working from home with purposeful coming together in workspaces and shared spaces is opening up a fascinating number of opportunities to re-evaluate our personal and business priorities. We are increasingly retrofitting this brief into existing buildings; reimagining these spaces is sustainable and genuinely seeks to address the climate challenge that we have seen become a priority when considering new projects.
If you weren’t an architect, what would you be?
I would be restoring historic buildings. I’m passionate about seeing spaces change, taking them from ruin and reimagining them. My family bought and renovated properties constantly throughout my childhood, so my passion for building has stemmed from that.
Who is your biggest career influence?
Professor Colin Stansfield Smith. He was one of my professors at the University of Portsmouth and he set up the Hampshire schools programme – a ground breaking series of primary schools that had a really positive impact on educational buildings. It’s important to maintain a passion for what you are doing and help others find theirs as well.
Best book you’ve read?
Walden by Henry David Thoreau. I keep coming back to it at different points in my life and get something different from it each time. The whole idea of taking yourself off grid for a year to live off nothing allows you to strip life back to its core elements. There’s a good message in that.
What is the greatest invention ever?
Music. One of the first things early cultures did once they had food and shelter was to come together through song and dance. Personally I like rock but everyone’s got their own tastes; for such a basic sense, it’s so diverse. I fill my life with it.
- Bath Chamber of Commerce
- Eagle House, BCO Regional Award for Refurbishment, 2020
- The Met Office, Building of the Year Award, Constructing Excellence Awards 2017
- 20 Manvers Street, Office Development of the Year, SW Insider 2017
- 740 Aztec West, BCO Regional Award for Refurbishment, 2016