Meet the team

Richard Wellby

RIBA. M Phil. MA Conservation

James Neep

MCIAT Chartered Architectural Technologist

Amanda Allen

Architectural Technician

Dominic Owen

RIBA (Part 1), BArch (Hons)
Architects Assistant

Samuel Homewood

Passivhaus Designer
Architectural Technician

Jody Dennett

Office Manager

We are a small team who work closely together. By combining our individual talents, we deliver projects to the highest possible standards. 

We believe in staying small and delivering big. We are selective over the projects we work on, ensuring your project receives the full attention it deserves. 

James and Richard oversee every project, with full support from Amanda, Dominic and Jody. We are a dynamic team, with a wealth of experience.

Richard Wellby joined the long-established Colin Metters practice in Bude in 1986 after working overseas for 15 years in Africa, Hong Kong and Singapore. He has worked in practice since and completed two post-graduate degrees at Plymouth and Bath.

Richard is now semi-retired following an impressive and substantial career in Architecture. He has helped to shape the team's creative vision, nurturing talents and inspiring them to progress in their architectural careers. 

James began his career at Metters and Wellby Architects as a young apprentice and is now a Chartered Architectural Technologist and Company Director. James is driven by the challenge of designing stunning architecture that delivers on the client's brief, whilst satisfying planning obligations and building regulations. James recently won the National LABC award for best conversion project for his design of the Ship House Appledore.

Amanda is our Architectural Technical, who also started her career with Metters and Wellby 7 years ago and is currently studying for her architecture degree. Amanda has a keen eye for detail, and is passionate about both exterior and interior design, and technical detailing. Amanda is currently completing the interior design package for Ocean View.

Dominic has worked at Metters and Wellby for two years, having completed his Part 1 architecture degree. Dominic is naturally creative, with a passion for architecture and art. He is an excellent project manager, ensuring to listen to the clients requirements and delivering on their brief.

Sam joined the team in August 2023; he is an experienced Architectural Technician with years of office and onsite experience working as an Assistant Site Manager. New technologies drive Sam, and he always looks to the latest trends to enhance his work and maximise his output. Sam recently completed his Passivhaus exams and is a qualified Passivhaus designer. Skilled in both 2D and 3D concept design and technical design, Sam can deliver both concept designs and technical drawings. Sam was destined for a career in construction, having been brought up on a building site during his childhood!

Jody is the Office Manager, and James' Fiancé. Jody drives the internal functions of the business whilst managing marketing and administration.

All of the team have strong connections to Devon and Cornwall having grown up in the South West. We are inspired by the beauty of our home counties and determined to design and create buildings that complement the natural surroundings. 

If you have a project, we'd love to hear from you, please do contact any of the team. 


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