Plaice was formed in 2011, by Nick and Chris with an aim of producing buildings of outstanding quality and character.

At Plaice we believe 100% in collaborative working, enjoying the exchange of ideas with clients, contractors, communities and end-users. 

We are inventive people, skilled at analysing briefs in order to provide bespoke solutions, tailored to our clients needs and budget.

We are experts in environmentally responsible buildings, having built up a wealth of experience and knowledge in sustainable technologies, materials and building methods. 

To assist in the delivery and understanding of our projects we use both traditional drafting techniques and the latest in Building Information Modelling (3D CAD software) and this is all supported by a Project Management approach.

 

 

  Nick Loomes RIBA  Director  Nick is a co-founder of Plaice, an Arb & RIBA registered Architect, he has considerable experience of Architectural Practice designing and leading projects within both the private and public sectors.  Nicks critical eye oversees the creative output of the design studio and works closely with our clients to make sure their needs and his drive for design excellence are met.  He has built up a large design portfolio with specialist knowledge and expertise in the design of innovative educational buildings and spaces, along with bespoke designs for new contemporary homes and extensions (large and small), all unique to each client.  Nick looks forward to shared architectural journeys with new and existing design conscious clients.

Nick Loomes RIBA
Director

Nick is a co-founder of Plaice, an Arb & RIBA registered Architect, he has considerable experience of Architectural Practice designing and leading projects within both the private and public sectors.

Nicks critical eye oversees the creative output of the design studio and works closely with our clients to make sure their needs and his drive for design excellence are met.

He has built up a large design portfolio with specialist knowledge and expertise in the design of innovative educational buildings and spaces, along with bespoke designs for new contemporary homes and extensions (large and small), all unique to each client.

Nick looks forward to shared architectural journeys with new and existing design conscious clients.

  Chris Game MCIAT  Director  Chris, a Chartered Architectural Technologist and founding partner of Plaice Design Company Ltd, has over 15 years of experience in delivering Educational, Commercial and Private Residential projects.  He is passionate about low carbon design and building simply and enjoys working closely with clients to produce considered architecture, which responds well to its surroundings, is carefully detailed and is a joy to use.  Chris is also the practice BIM champion and has been using BIM for over 12 years. He actively encourages this collaborative way of working and is quick to promote the benefit this approach brings, in terms of improved efficiency and information / asset management.  When not in work, Chris can often be found fishing or snowboarding and is finally managing to spend more time standing up, than face first in the snow!

Chris Game MCIAT
Director

Chris, a Chartered Architectural Technologist and founding partner of Plaice Design Company Ltd, has over 15 years of experience in delivering Educational, Commercial and Private Residential projects.

He is passionate about low carbon design and building simply and enjoys working closely with clients to produce considered architecture, which responds well to its surroundings, is carefully detailed and is a joy to use.

Chris is also the practice BIM champion and has been using BIM for over 12 years. He actively encourages this collaborative way of working and is quick to promote the benefit this approach brings, in terms of improved efficiency and information / asset management.

When not in work, Chris can often be found fishing or snowboarding and is finally managing to spend more time standing up, than face first in the snow!

  Glen Read MCIAT  Chartered Architectural Technologist  Glen joined Plaice Design Company Ltd in 2015, drawn by the range and aesthetic of the practice's work.   Before joining the practice, Glen graduated with honours in Architectural Design Technology in 2005 and has gained over a decade of experience working in a variety of design led practices across a range of public and private sector projects in Suffolk and London while also obtaining his Chartered status as an Architectural Technologist.  Glen is also experienced in using BIM (Building Information Modelling) and incorporates the collaborative process of design, through drawing and modelling, recognising how this can help people realise the best of the spaces they inhabit.

Glen Read MCIAT
Chartered Architectural Technologist

Glen joined Plaice Design Company Ltd in 2015, drawn by the range and aesthetic of the practice's work.
 
Before joining the practice, Glen graduated with honours in Architectural Design Technology in 2005 and has gained over a decade of experience working in a variety of design led practices across a range of public and private sector projects in Suffolk and London while also obtaining his Chartered status as an Architectural Technologist.

Glen is also experienced in using BIM (Building Information Modelling) and incorporates the collaborative process of design, through drawing and modelling, recognising how this can help people realise the best of the spaces they inhabit.

  Chhaya Mehta  Architect  Chhaya completed her studies in Architecture at Greenwich University in 1996 and gained vast experience working in a variety of design led practices in London as an Architectural Assistant, and then as an Architect in both Private and Public sectors in Suffolk.  She has designed and delivered a number of key projects in the educational sector including several small to large scale extensions and new builds, and since joining Plaice Design Company Ltd in 2013 has worked on a range of domestic new builds and extensions whilst also producing comprehensive Landscape and Planting designs.

Chhaya Mehta
Architect

Chhaya completed her studies in Architecture at Greenwich University in 1996 and gained vast experience working in a variety of design led practices in London as an Architectural Assistant, and then as an Architect in both Private and Public sectors in Suffolk.

She has designed and delivered a number of key projects in the educational sector including several small to large scale extensions and new builds, and since joining Plaice Design Company Ltd in 2013 has worked on a range of domestic new builds and extensions whilst also producing comprehensive Landscape and Planting designs.

  Ryan Speer  Architectural Technician  Ryan was born and has grown up around Woodbridge. After studying his GCSE’s and A-levels locally, he decided to pursue a degree in Architectural Technology and graduated in 2015 with Honours.  Ryan joined Plaice Design Company Ltd in 2014 after gaining valuable work experience in the office during his university summers. He has worked on a variety of projects, including new builds, extensions, refurbishments and landscape schemes. He is currently looking to undertake a Masters Degree to see him progress along the route of becoming an Architect.  Outside of work he is often travelling and visiting friends across the globe, soaking up the Architectural sights and catching the occasional music festival. He also enjoys swimming, playing squash and clay pigeon shooting.

Ryan Speer
Architectural Technician

Ryan was born and has grown up around Woodbridge. After studying his GCSE’s and A-levels locally, he decided to pursue a degree in Architectural Technology and graduated in 2015 with Honours.

Ryan joined Plaice Design Company Ltd in 2014 after gaining valuable work experience in the office during his university summers. He has worked on a variety of projects, including new builds, extensions, refurbishments and landscape schemes. He is currently looking to undertake a Masters Degree to see him progress along the route of becoming an Architect.

Outside of work he is often travelling and visiting friends across the globe, soaking up the Architectural sights and catching the occasional music festival. He also enjoys swimming, playing squash and clay pigeon shooting.

  John Lamont  Consultant  John Lamont has been in private practice on his own account since 1973. Early work in London involved a variety of commercial and residential schemes followed by six years in Saudi Arabia before returning to London in 1986.  Since moving to Suffolk projects have included mixed commercial and residential with an emphasis on Listed Buildings. For the last two years has acted as the Architect Assessor for the Suffolk Design Awards.

John Lamont
Consultant

John Lamont has been in private practice on his own account since 1973. Early work in London involved a variety of commercial and residential schemes followed by six years in Saudi Arabia before returning to London in 1986.

Since moving to Suffolk projects have included mixed commercial and residential with an emphasis on Listed Buildings. For the last two years has acted as the Architect Assessor for the Suffolk Design Awards.

"We are 'place makers' who always look to interweave architecture and landscape together, touching all the senses"