Studio profile

The word ‘Texere’ means to weave, to construct with care.

Getting the brief right is a key part of our process and essential to a successful project. We work closely with our clients to ensure all their requirements are met and that the design integrity of a project is maintained.

We believe in creating close team relationships with clients, consultants, contractors and other collaborators. We build good working relationships through honesty, clarity and professionalism with all contributors, which in turn helps to achieve a better project.

Our research and interest includes a holistic, sustainable, approach to buildings. Our aim is to maintain a design focus, while integrating detailing, historical, environmental, community and brief requirements. Our focus includes materiality and texture and creating elegant and comfortable buildings.

Close ties to architectural education in Universities, means that we support and promote young talent and fresh ideas, which can be brought to our work.

The directors are both qualified architects, who have a total of over 30 years UK and international experience. They have worked on projects from concept to completion in a wide variety of sectors including commercial, education, leisure and entertainment, retail and residential (single family, private high density, and university).


Texere Studio is comprised of the directors and their collaborators and associates. Past and present contributors include:

Ilona Hay, Director, BA, BEDS, M.Arch, RIBA, ARB
Sam Watkins, Director, MA, DipArch, RIBA Part III, ARB

Toshiko Terazono, South West Associate
Tereza Domabylova
Jan Cyrus
Martin Ctverak
Pavla Danesova
Linaka Greensword
Anja Haubold
Goneta Heta
Georgia Laganakau
Loreana Padron
Mike Whitfield

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