Henry Goss Architects was established in 2011 and is rapidly gaining a reputation for innovative contemporary design based on a ‘whole process’ collaborative approach.
Henry studied at the Welsh School of Architecture in Cardiff, graduating with a first class BSc (Hons) Degree and receiving the T Alwyn Lloyd Memorial Travelling Scholarship for best overall performance at BSc. Henry continued his studies in Cardiff and was awarded Distinction in his Diploma of Architecture as well as receiving two further awards: the T Alwyn Lloyd Memorial Fund Award for best overall performance at BArch and the Colwyn Foulkes Trust Award for best design making a major contribution to care for the environment. Henry was featured in Building Design’s top 10 architecture students ‘Class of 2005’ and in 2009 was awarded the Young European Architect of the Year Award by the Leading European Architects Forum (LEAF)
Having gained experience working as an architectural assistant for practices such as Foster and Partners in London and Collins and Turner Architects in Australia, Henry joined John Pardey Architects. During this five year period Henry was Project Architect for the RIBA Award winning ‘Hind House’ in 2008 and the RIBA Award winning Watson House in 2011.
The year prior to establishing Henry Goss Architects was spent with Rick Mather Architects where Henry was instrumental in the successful competition submission for a large-scale arts project in the United States as well as developing a tender submission for one of the largest Passivhaus housing schemes in the UK.
At the root of our approach is a commitment to collaborative working; all members of the design and construction team form an alliance early on in the procurement process which runs right through to the completion of the building. We strive for a reconnection of the increasingly disparate disciplines within the construction industry so that everyone is ultimately working to the shared goal of efficiency and quality. This also has obvious economic advantages for all parties including, crucially, the client.
“The real core of all architectural work lies in the act of construction. At the point in time when the concrete materials are assembled and erected, the architecture that we have been looking for becomes part of the real world.” (Peter Zumthor)