About CO2 Architects
CO2 Architects is led by three Directors - Andrew Coates, Sam Organ and Tim Organ (one C and two O's). They are supported by Architect, Stephen Bates and a part one Architectural Assistant, Adam Ackroyd.
Established in 2001 the company has quickly established a reputation for innovative design, that is creative and powerful, yet responsive and holistic, working in a broad range of urban and environmentally sensitive rural areas within Wales, England and France.
The company was founded on premise that architecture can serve as a bridge between nature, culture, history and people; and we believe that our sensitive approach towards design help's to produce the best building's possible.
Over the past decade and a half, the firm has grown and broadened its expertise beyond the projects for which it is best known, and we consciously devote a consistent energy and enthusiasm to every project, no matter wether the task at hand is a simple extension or a large scale housing project. We endeavour to ensure that every finished project manifests in a "macro to micro" level of detail, giving a complete coherence to the entire experience.
We strongly believe at CO2 that stimulating and rewarding architecture can be achieved, no matter how large or small the budget.
"Architecture can serve as a bridge between nature, culture, history and people; and we believe that our sensitive approach towards design help's to produce the best building's possible."
Our designs aim to minimise our impact and celebrate what is special. At CO2 architects we strive to seek simple solutions that deliver maximum results. Getting to know our clients well is important to us and the cornerstone of every project. Good relationships lead to better projects, and we're proud of our close relationships with local builders, engineers and planning officers.
Director / Principal Architect
Sam has a BA Hon's and Diploma in Architecture and a further Diplomas in Built resource and Professional Studies. He is a chartered Architect, his experience producing high quality residential architecture is founded on four years invaluable experience working with Aldington Craig and Collinge, a highly regarded and revered architectural practice based near Oxford.
He has a holistic approach to architecture, and takes full advantage of all the opportunities every project has to offer when creating invigorating buildings. Sam is an accredited Assessor for issuing Code for Sustainable Homes (CSH) certificates.
Stephen studied at the Edinburgh College of Art and completed his diploma in 2009 at the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris-Belleville. During this time he worked for the ‘Design Research Unit’ in Cardiff, recognised for their excellence in carbon neutral design and innovation.
His passion for design, travel and responsible architecture has enabled Steve to collaborate with designers from around the world developing prototypes for emergency shelters intended to be used in disaster areas. Since joining CO2, Steve has been involved in a wide range of projects and became a Architect with the ARB in 2016
Andrew trained as an architect and has for the last 25 years, worked across the full range of disciplines needed to help make projects work. Starting his career as Projects / Operations Manager for the Zoological Society of London, he moved on to become a Consultant Director for Grant Leisure Group and Managing Director, Leisure for MICE Group plc.
As a director of CO2, Andrew is known for his pragmatic approach and for being able to balance the various tensions impacting on projects.
Tim has vast experience in both construction and architectural design; he pioneered the integration of design and construction, working with the National Building Agency, also with the Tavistock Institute of Human Resources.
He has won a number of design awards and has schemes listed in the RIBA 'Guide to Modern Architecture in the UK' and is a life member of the society for protection of ancient buildings.
Adam joined the practice in early 2016 and has worked with the practice both during and following the completion of his Studies at the Leicester school of architecture. It is here – through a shared philosophy – where Adam further developed his skill-set and love for contemporary design.
Adam is currently continuing his studies at Oxford Brooke's university and has recently completed his first year at postgraduate level, whilst gaining a specialising in Sustainable building performance and design. During periods between study, Adam often returns to continue his development, here at CO2.