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Fox Ecological Architects

About Us

As a design led architectural practice, the key ethos of Fox Ecological Architects is for the successful creation of contemporary buildings, which not only respect their natural environment, but also seek to make efficient use of their resources.


We place a great importance on listening to clients needs and delivering projects, which fulfil aspirations, and have a track record of delivering exciting and innovative buildings that meet the needs of the user whilst minimising the impact on natural resources.


Research is an important aspect of Fox Ecological Architects, and helps to build knowledge on new construction techniques, materials and technologies that can enhance the design of new buildings.


Fox Ecological Architects are a family run practice based in Devon and primarily work throughout the south west of England, though are open to commissions further afield.

We are an ARB (Architect's Registration Board) registered practice. As part of this, we adhere to a strict code of professional conduct, which includes carrying professional indemnity insurance. 

Andrea Fox

BSc(Hons). Dip Arch. MSc. ARB. Cert PassivHaus Designer

Andrea is a qualified architect who has worked for the last 19 years in the field of ecological design. Andrea’s work has been through delivering buildings in a large range of typologies in Scotland (With John Renshaw Architects) and England that use natural materials and are designed to have very low energy in use.


Andrea has a wealth of experience in all stages of a building project from inception, planning, building control, construction to completion. 


Recently, Andrea has become qualified as a certified Passivhaus Designer, and has worked on a number of PassivHaus standard projects throughout the UK.


Andrea is also an expert at gaining planning and listed building consents for solar panel arrays. Check out Solar Planning for more information.

Andrea Fox

Dr Matthew Fox

BA(Hons). Dip Arch. MSc. PhD. ARB

Prior to Fox Ecological Architects, Matthew worked as an architect at Gaia Architects in Edinburgh, which similarly specialised in energy efficient buildings. At Gaia, Matthew worked on numerous innovative natural building and sustainable projects, including the award winning Glentress visitor centre and Plummer’s Wood PassivHaus projects. 


Matthew’s main interest is with natural building materials and low energy design with an emphasis of lowering our carbon footprint through low embodied energy materials and construction methods. 


Matthew has close connections with the University of Plymouth, where he regularly undertakes research, lectures and publishes academic papers in the field of environmental architecture.  Recent research has seen Matthew specialise in CobBauge (a form of cob / earth construction), which led to the commission and completion of the University of Plymouth CobBauge building in 2022.

Dr Matthew Fox

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