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We are influencing modern architectural practice

About Starki

Starki Architectural is a small Architectural Practice with offices at Orchard Street in Swansea. We undertake domestic and commercial projects for a broad client base.

We've been in Architectural Design for 10 years and counting. We consider ourselves experts in problem solving to get the best design possible for our clients and we're confident in our means of achieving Local Authority approval for the designs we propose.

We promise to provide high-quality architectural drawings for you at a fair price as quick as you need them. The standard domestic project turnaround time is 14 days, depending on the studio's workload. Our most important stakeholders are and will always be you, our customers.

About the team

We are a team small enough to maintain our personable client approach and large enough to deliver complex and ambitious projects, from small-scale residential to master planning and urban design. Our team have in-depth skills covering all aspects of traditional construction and the conservation of historic estate.

We place great value on sharing experiences within the practice and aim to offer all staff, students and partner practices a broad range of practical skills in all aspects of professional practice.

Principal

Wezley Morgan BSc(Hons) GTP QTS PGDip

Wezley is the Principal at Starki Architectural. Graduating with a Bachelor of Science with Honours Degree in Architectural Design & Technology from Cardiff Metropolitan University's School of Art & Design in 2012, he undertook Initial Teacher Training in Secondary Education. Wezley is qualified as an Outstanding teacher of Design & Technology, Engineering, Construction, Technical and Computer Aided Design & Manufacture. He has worked in secondary schools and sixth form centres, mainly in areas of significant social depravation, to develop and inspire the next generation of designers and manufacturers. A challenging job, this hasn’t stopped Wezley from achieving his career aspirations of educational management, having led in Senior Leadership roles including Head of Design & Technology in his second year, in one of the UK's top performing schools. By his third year he completed his PG Dip in Education. In March of 2016 Wezley was headhunted to make significant improvements to a group of qualifications as a Head of Faculty in a school where students were underperforming. Within his first term the faculty was transformed and continued to make outstanding progress with exceptional praise from senior leaders in education and the local community. In July of 2019 Wezley incorporated Starki Limited. Realising that the business would require full-time commitment Wezley left teaching to pursue his passion for Architectural Design and business. Wezley has extensive experience in leading various high profile projects, managing teams and delivering to a wide range of audiences, with his unique and inspirational formula for success. He combines business strategy with leading Starki’s commercial-based projects. Wezley is passionate about building solid and long-lasting relationships with Starki’s clients through professional and carefully considered practice with a focus on achieving consistent client satisfaction. He is registered with CIAT and is working toward Chartered Status alongside Starki Architectural as a registered practice.

About the work we do

For domestic projects we offer a tailored service at a fixed-fee, bucking the trend of traditional architectural services. Your preliminary design visit is absolutely free of charge. Once we have an idea of your needs, we'll send you a fixed-price quote. If you're happy to proceed then we'll ask for 50% upfront to begin your project. Projects such as extensions, conversions and new builds normally include initial design sketches to achieve the design that you want. When you're happy with a proposed design scheme we'll get to work on what's needed to get that all-important local authority approval. When you're happy with the final design proposal we'll request a final payment before submitting your documents via the government's approved online portal.

Each project is different and, as such, will require a bespoke group of services. All quotes are needs-based and produced to ensure maximum quality and to meet statutory requirements.
Starki Architectural requests expressions of interest from commercial clients through our commercial enquiry page. We also bid for projects which fall into our specialisms, and link with organisations to assist in their Approved Framework of Professional Services Providers.

Simply put, we strive to combine good architecture, urban design and visualisation with technical know-how and efficient project management.

We Are Design Led

We explore several design options based on a strategic brief to establish an agreed design based on a developed brief with you. We are proficient in the use of Autodesk software, working toward being a BIM (Building Information Management) only practice within 3 years. You have every opportunity to make your wishes known up to the point when a contractor has been appointed and construction is ready to start.

We do not impose our ideas on you. Instead we allow you the freedom to shape your ideas throughout the design process.

We Are Managers

For many, design and construction is perceived as a challenging, if not daunting process. This is why we inform on the management process of the construction journey and assist you in adopting a strategy that will maximise the expertise of the design and construction team. It is their job after all to collaboratively translate your vision into reality whilst lifting the burden of the project as much as we can from your shoulders.

We help you understand the process, appoint a design team, manage your project throughout its lifecycle, obtain competitive tenders, and administrate construction contracts, as necessary, to lead to a successfully completed project.

We Are Driven By Sustainability

We will encourage you to think about how to apply sustainable principles to your project and to be aware of the architectural context and the sense of place that will be affected by your project. Approaching the project in this way with guarantee you a smooth ride with your project and on completion, an attractive, sustainable building design which will add value immediately and continue to add value over time.