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New Post - 12.08.2014

Chris Donoghue Architects (CDA) successfully merged with Clifton based practice Andrew Wotton Associates (AWA) to form WOTTON DONOGHUE ARCHITECTS LLP, which was launched in August 2014.

We now operate from two offices, our main office in Clifton in Bristol and our satellite office in Glastonbury Somerset.

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New Post – 30th September 2013

Chris Donoghue | Architects – Article published in the September edition of the Architects Journal – ‘New Practices’ / 20.09.2013




















Extract from AJ Magazine / 20.09.2013


New Post – 1st August 2013

The Sheppey Inn, Godney - Article published in the August edition of the Guardian Newspaper – ‘More Top Somerset tips from Locals’ / 01.06.2013

“The Sheppey Inn is a rare place that leaves you with a smile. Hidden away on the Somerset Levels with Glastonbury Tor nearby, it’s unpretentious and super laid back. The small wooden door brings you straight into the bar, which is sets the tone for the place, it’s rustic and all that, and there are snugs and crevices, but its also clean and shiny and friendly, with good booze. I love the cider and mead cocktail – innocent, frothy and lethal. The big barn-like eating area is bright and airy and sits on the river – fab in the summer with the doors wide open. There’s a great big deck for outside drinks and fags on the river. “

Quote Extract from The Guardian Newspaper / 01.06.2013
CDA designed the Sheppey Inn’s radical architectural conversion completed in 2012, creating a new vaulted double height dining hall, courtyard, new kitchen, refurbished bar and full height glazing and balcony over looking the River Sheppey.



The Welsh School of Architecture’s BSc 3rd Year ‘Degree Show’


Opens in June 2013.

Check out Unit 1 – Administered by Chris Donoghue (CDA)





In addition to Chris’ professional practice duties he also supports the teaching of future architects and designers and holds a part-time post at Cardiff University’s – School of Architecture and facilitates the administration of a design unit (Unit 1).  The design theme for 2012 –  2013 was the “In-Betweeners”.



The thematic approach which Unit ONE sought to explore over the academic year was the exciting opportunities which lie – in-between – defined spaces, landscapes and interconnected volumes / forms and context, which are often overlooked, under-utilised and considered residual or just expanses of non-space.

Exploring the landscape and the strategic inhabitation of an ‘Area of Outstanding Beauty’ was established as a key aspect of the project brief, stemming from the outline briefing requirements offered by a notional client, the owners of Carreglwyd, a 500 acre privately owned estate set on the west coast of Anglesey. The clients presented a series of remote green field sites, which they felt could be developed to provide a mix of residential and tourism uses desperately needed in the locality to draw income into the community and to forge a sustainable future for the Estate following the gradual decline of its agricultural heritage.

 Aerial Image of Coastal Site