Call     01308 898095    07828 984956 
Email  office@theogreendesigns.co.uk



PHILOSOPHY

​I provide clients with a personal design service that is tailored to meet their needs. My aim is to maximise the potential of every space and place through well considered design.

Through employing original solutions to some of the challenges that building presents, architecture can be affordable and accessible to everyone but it is also important to have realistic expectations from the outset of what is achievable with the budget available. By taking a holistic approach to the design of buildings it should also be possible for all building projects to improve sustainability, both socially and environmentally.

​​Now more than ever before it is our responsability to build as sustainably as possible and make choices that will help protect the future of the planet. A new house or even an extension will undoubtedly consume a great deal of resources in its construction but the impact can be significantly minimised by using sustainably sourced or recycled materials wherever possible and ensuring the ongoing energy requirements for the building are met from renewable energy sources. I endeavour to guide clients towards green building choices where possible.
 
I believe that spaces and places that promote health and happiness can have a positive impact on our quality of life.  My aim therefore is to help people build enriching spaces in which to in which to live, work and play. 



General Principles

Affordability

The budget of any project will ultimately dictate what can be achieved and it is vital to have this in mind as the design progresses. It is our job to endeavour to design something that is achievable for the client however building is not a precise science and it is impossible to predict accurate build costs from the outset. However, starting with a strong design that is based on simple and robust principals can help ensure that in situation where budget becomes the limiting factor, the project as a whole may not need be compromised. It is important to establish priorities for what you are trying to achieve before you embark on a project.


Sustainability

By using new sustainable building materials and techniques it is possible to significantly reduce the energy consumption of buildings. At a time when energy prices are rising and non renewable resources running out this is becoming a necessity rather than an option. This integrated and holistic approach to the construction of a building not only addresses this need in practical terms but also encourages a more sustainable way of life.


A Clear Brief and good communication

A clear idea of a clients requirements must form the starting point for every project. It is also vital that clear lines of communication are established between client and architect as well as with other consultants to ensure that a brief is correctly translated into a building.

Site Specific Design

A building must be designed according to specific site constraints and opportunities such as views, orientation, physical features, access and circulation. Every building I design is different and I do not have a characteristic design 'style' by which my work can be recognised as I believe each site, clients and brief require a completely fresh outlook and approach to design. Designs are best realised by starting a project with no preconceived ideas about what a building should be but generating a design which meets the brief in an individual and open minded way. 



​​architect lyme regis, bridport, dorset, axminster, architectural services, architecture lyme regis, Dorset / West Dorset / Bridport / South West / Architect / Architects / Contemporary houses / Contemporary design / Contemporary house design / Planning applications / Contemporary Architect Bridport / Extensions / Design new house / Architect advice / Theo Green Designs / Theo Green Designs Architect / Architects / Architecture / Theo + Green + Designs + Village road + Bridport / Sustainable building design / Sustainable architecture / Passivhaus design / Passivhouse design / Architects plans / Architects plans / Eco houses / ecohouse / Green building design / Design advice building plot / Planning permission building plot / Innovation / Modern / Traditional / Conservation

CV


2014 - 2019

Director at Theo Green Designs Ltd


2010 - 2014

  • Worked for Western Design Architects in Dorset, undertaking mainly residential projects, including large contemporary dwellings on the seafront in Sandbanks and bespoke one off houses in rural locations, for which I received UK property awards for both. I also worked on extensions and renovations on a smaller scale as well as commercial projects including gaining approval for an exciting contemporary extension to an old Mill in Salisbury which has previously been refused planning on a number of occasions. 


2012        Qualified with Post Graduate Diploma in Architecture: University of the West of England, Bristol 


2008 - 2010

  • Worked for Batterham Matthews Design in Bath, undertaking mainly small scale residential projects and ADP in Dorset working on large commercial projects.


2008         Qualified with Masters in Architecture: Cardiff University 


2006 - 2008

  • Worked for Rio Architects in Cardiff on feasibility studies for commercial projects and student housing schemes


​​2006       Qualified with Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies: Cardiff University


Profile

Nepheli Theophanidis, ARB Chartered Architect, Director


Since setting up the practice in 2014 we have been extremely busy working on a number of interesting and challenging residential projects along the south coast and further afield. 

We specialise in the design of bespoke contemporary houses as well as conversions, extensions, remodelling and renovations of existing buildings. I have experience in all project stages from concept to completion and can guide clients through the various stages of a building project at a level that will suit them and their brief and budget. Most of our clients are individuals wanting to self build or self manage projects. We tailor our services to suit individuals needs and work them to realise their often ambitious goals. 

Having gained planning approvals on some sensitive sites in AONBs and conservation areas I have a good understanding of what is required from the various statutory bodies such as the Local Planning and Building Control Authorities and I am familiar with instructing and working alongside other consultants such as engineers, ecological consultants and arborists.