Matt Robinson works on a range of projects sizes – from initial feasibility studies to delivering complete builds.

Clients include private individuals, business entrepreneurs, charities and large public bodies such as the National Trust.

We specialise in producing imaginative site-sensitive solutions using sustainable materials and building methods – ideally zero carbon buildings that have a ‘soul’ and interact respectfully with their landscape.

Our ability to operate and communicate quickly in three dimensions via sketches, and the knowledge gained whilst building our designs is our USP.

We advocate using passive design principles that can be quantified using the ‘Codes for Sustainable Homes’ method of assessment. We do not believe that the technologically over-rich regimes, such as the ‘Passivhaus’, offer good solutions to the West Country’s maritime climate. The behaviour of the house users is more important than any active technology that the building contains.

Matt Robinson is supported in the office by various individuals supplying surveys, models, CAD work and computer renditions.

Exhibitions & Awards

Cornish Buildings Group: Building of the Year Award 2022:”Treras”, a zero carbon barn conversion near St.Ives

Cornish Buildings Group: Zero Carbon House, 2014.

Royal Cornwall Museum: ‘New Buildings in Ancient Materials: Earth and Timber Structures in Cornwall by Matt Robinson’. A solo show featuring materials, models, drawings and photographs of his work to date, 2010.

Contemporary Timber Architecture, CCNW Exeter, 2006.

Cornish Buildings Group: 2002, 2005 (twice) and 2014.

Civic Trust, 2003.