I loved working with Hugh. He is extremely knowledgeable on so many fronts, has strong design ideas but will also listen to / incorporate yours, and has high integrity. We employed Hugh to help us renovate a 100 yr old house and his attention to detail meant the builder wasn’t continually battling with variances in plan drawings vs site measurements. Hugh’s also a very positive person and brings enthusiasm to a project.
Hugh was recommended to us as an architect with particular skill at designing extensions sympathetic to listed buildings. Our new spaces for-fill our requirement for extra light, warmth and connectivity. Hugh’s confident interaction with the planning system and long term relationship with a landscape designer, Duncan Rice, also enabled far more imaginative change than we thought would be possible.
We commissioned Wray-McCann Architect Ltd. in early 2015 as we were creating a new build house on a stunning waterside plot in Chichester Harbour. Hugh Wray-McCann took personal ownership of our project from the outset and lived and breathed every detail of the build alongside our Project Manager to create a fantastic home which is complimented by everyone who sees it. Creating one-off, bespoke buildings with high quality finishes can lead to major risks in terms of time and cost but Hugh’s fastidiousness in preparing details and communicating with the contractors ensured that as well as creating a superb design, we delivered on our targets. Three years after completion, the house is a joy to live in.
To say that Hugh is an accomplished architect with inspirational ideas doesn’t go far enough. His knowledge of local planning requirements with an attention to detail second to none, ensured that the two projects he dealt with for us were approved by planners and supported by local residents alike. His approachable friendly disposition made working with Hugh a true delight and we highly recommend him.
I have known Hugh Wray-McCann for over 15 years. He has worked on two major projects.
Hugh’s attention to detail is second to none. He appreciates every aspect of the client’s needs and desires which form the basis of his creative design. He has a thorough appreciation of the context of the project, environmentally and historically, and approaches the design with this in mind. Hugh is delightful to work with and if you are committed and serious about your project, he is the architect to choose.
Hugh has completed two projects for us. The first was designing an extension at the rear of our property some 20 years ago. Living in Dartmoor National Park his experience of dealing with such authorities was invaluable. The design was cleverly conceived and as unobtrusive as possible whilst meeting all of our requirements and satisfying the planners. The second project, some 6 years ago involved the design and construction of a green oak frame extension. Again this has blended in perfectly and met with the total approval of the planning authorities. Hugh is a delight to work with and we have no hesitation in recommending him.