"Prizeman and Goh are more interested in the way people react to and behave in their buildings, than in what the projects look like in magazines-- though they do look extremely good."
Vicky Richardson on Clay Architecture, Blueprint magazine February 2008
Clay Architecture was set up by Architectural Association graduates and husband and wife team Camilla Prizeman and Kasan Goh as a design-led regional practice strategically located in the South East when they took over the 96 year-old George Clay Partnership in 2000.
In the last decade, Clays have established a strong reputation in Kent for working within tight budgets and challenging briefs to deliver highly workable and innovative design solutions; they are keen to expand their services farther a-field.
Vicky Richardson ( former editor of architecture and design magazine Blueprint, now director of architecture, design and fashion at the British Council ) covered Clay Architecture as an emerging practice in a four-page spread in Blueprint magazine in 2008.
Clay’s £4.6m ergonomic design for a difficult site at Walderslade Primary School won the Kent Design Award for Best Public Building ( Education Sector ) 2012. Other recent projects include the conservation and extension of the Grade II Listed Andrew Carnegie Gravesend Library, and Medway Park, Medway’s Centre of Sporting Excellence, a 2012 Olympic and Paralympic training venue, which opened in April 2010 to host the Modern Pentathlon World Cup. Past projects include the Sevenoaks Kaleidoscope museum, library and gallery, which won a Kent Design Award in 2007.
In our 13th year as custodians of a 109 year-old practice, we working in partnership with the Kent Architecture Centre to curate Making Places, Changing People, a local history project on the 20th Century history of North Kent told through archive drawings, photographs, documents and oral history interviews.
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