Anthony Brown – Director
Anthony Brown is the studio’s founding director, a qualified Architect who has gained experience in a number of renowned architectural practices before setting up dwell design. Anthony has taught at the Portsmouth School of Architecture and being invited to be a technical consultant by a number of other architectural practices. Anthony has a passion for green architecture which is reflected in the practice’s ethos. As well as running dwell design Anthony is also remodelling his 19th century house to passivhaus standards, overseeing dwell design’s new office and he loves spending time with his young family and in rare moments off can be found renovating his vintage car.
Rachael Smith – Architectural Designer
Rachael undertook both her BA(Hons) and Diploma at the University of Manchester where she developed a specialism for urban renewal projects and green architecture. Her diploma thesis investigated opportunities available for increased green roofs adoption in the UK.
After she graduated, she went to work at HWCD, Shanghai where she worked on high-end residential villas and a boutique hotel. Working in an international design context allowed the exploration of new ways of working and enhanced communication skills. After returning from Shangahi, Rachael has worked for several leading UK design firms on education, residential and affordable housing projects. This has enabled considerable experience in conceptual and design development and enabled dealing with a range of consultants and clients.
Rachael moved to dwell design early in 2016 and has been enjoying the opportunity to deliver well executed contemporary residential design. She has been utilising her design skills and visualisation skills to good effect. She is currently undertaking her Part III at the Welsh School of Architecture. Outside of the office, she is renovating her 1930s house and enjoying all the challenges this brings.
Luna – Office Dog
Luna has been with dwell design since 2009 and is good at welcoming any new person into the office. A friendly face, our studio dog always provides helpful suggestions and enjoys relaxing in the sunshine.