Pollen People: Thomas Speed
If you want cool architectural designs, then check out Thomas Speed Architectural Design for a breath of fresh air. From surveys and concept design, down to detailed design, 3D visualisation, interior design and project management – his work spans private homes and gardens to trendy pop-up bars in Shoreditch. Based at Pollen Place (Stokes Croft), he has been with us since May 2017.
What do you love most about your work? Walking through a space that I have designed. After spending hours and hours working through a project on screen, it feels good to see the finished build and experience what you have been working towards.
What are you currently working on? Converting a Dairy Parlour into a contemporary holiday rental in the Cotswolds. It’s a pleasure to work on old agricultural buildings.
How has being at Pollen Place (Stokes Croft) helped your business grow? It’s more that it has helped me grow into my business. Working in a great environment and being surrounded by talented people has helped me take more pride in what I am doing and push what I am trying to achieve.
Outside of work, what is the thing you most love about Bristol? Hot air balloons.
What is on your headphones at the moment? Four Tet – Planet.
What saying do you live your life by? When in Rome…
Have you named your desk cacti? I hadn’t thought about it. Lets call him Bert.