CFD Architects - working in Cornwall and Devon







As an RIBA Chartered Practice we are committed to delivering good sustainable architecture which aims to exceed the expectations of our clients and makes a positive contribution to the built environment.

Design philosophy

Good architecture will not only satisfy the design brief but will also be sensitive to the surroundings and context in both massing, form and use of materials.

Creative associations of volumes and routes to create exciting and dynamic spaces are essential ingredients for a successful outcome.

The shift in emphasis towards greater sustainability is a significant driving force in our desire to create the New Cornish Vernacular which can be seen in our ever evolving portfolio. Good design will also make best use of your money and avoid unnecessary expense and waste.

Cobbeldicks - Exterior 2 Deviock - External 03 Harlequin - Exterior 5 Chard - Exterior 10


This practice has a long history dating back to John Sansom in 1885.  We have archive drawings from his days, and subsequent principals.  We also have a large collection of Henry Rice drawings from 1837 to 1864.


1884 – 1913 John Samsom

1913 – 1950 Herbert Reed Venning

1950 – 1978 George Vaughan Ellis

1978 – 2007 John Richard Wilks

2007 – present Andy Lolley

M-Historical Projects Montage 


Culture Centre - aerial view 1 Headlands - Exterior 2 North Point - Exterior 6 Falcon Ridge - Exterior 1 Lefra Orchard - External 07

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