Our friendly, open-plan office at Grace Yard in Ashford, Kent is where all the architectural magic happens. Working together in our studio, we share ideas, discuss projects and combine our creativity. This ensures clients receive the best of our joined-up expertise and experience. Being a small, hands-on,collaborative team, we are able to work together closely on projects and build good relationships with our clients. Between us, we have many years of experience in the world of architecture and a large body of work and wide catalogue of projects to draw upon. Contact us to find out how our professional, creative and experienced team can help you create your dream building. Based in Kent, gyd architects work on projects throughout London and the south east.

Matthew Kettle

Director – Ba Hons Dip Arch PDip Arch RIBA

I have always loved building and designing things. An early fascination with lego led naturally to making detailed drawings and plans as a school boy with my father, a Structural Engineer.

I studied Construction, Engineering, and Architecture alongside working within Architectural Practices where I gained skills and insight into contemporary working practice.

This experience, growing up with an understanding of the construction process, and the desire to have a hands on approach to design, build and architecture motivated me to start my own Practice.

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Vlad Craciun

Associate – MArch, ACIAT

With over 10 years’ experience at the drawing board and on site, Vlad has been with gyd architects since 2016 and worked on various residential and commercial projects ranging from new builds, conversions, refurbishments and extensions across Kent, Sussex, Surrey, London and in Europe.

He’s got a Master’s Degree in Architecture and a particular interest in BIM (Building Information Modeling), with extensive knowledge of various design software packages, including 3D printing and laser cutting.

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Alex Mayes

Assistant – BA Hons

Having completed my Architecture degree with the University of Kent, graduating in 2023, I am excited to develop and grow alongside the team at gyd architects.

I am a self-motivated and dedicated individual both in my professional and personal life. I have a great passion for architecture and the possibilities that it holds for my future and am extremely fortunate to have this opportunity at gyd architects.

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