I love approaching projects through the eyes of my client. Discussing potential ideas and thoughts to try and put myself into their shoes whilst working through my concept designs. My aim is to encapsulate their project ambitions and needs, in a way that suits both my client and the building.

I take a keen interest in historic and Listed properties, finding it almost magical to meticulously amalgamate another layer of history into a space, whilst embracing and highlighting key historic aspects that showcase the years preceding it.

I started partaking in works to historic and Grade Listed buildings in 2013, when I joined Whitworth during my studies, firstly at the University of Lincoln; where I was nominated for the RIBA East Midlands Student Award, and later, at the University of West England. Since becoming a fully qualified Architect in 2020, I have continued to build up my portfolio of heritage, domestic, and ecclesiastical projects.

It is projects like this that have reaffirmed my love for architecture and led me to work towards undertaking my Conservation Accreditation.

Outside of work, my hobbies include agility and scent training with my two border collies, in addition to gardening and collecting rare house plants.

Stacey Cobbold, Architectural Assistant at Whitworth Stacey Cobbold