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Polly Upton

Polly Upton

Senior Architect
BArch MArch PGDipArch

Polly is an Architect who has worked at Architype since graduating from her Part I in 2007. She initially trained and worked as a stonemason before studying to become an Architect.

Polly has worked on a wide variety of projects at Architype and was part of the Architectural team that designed the Bridgecroft Passivhaus housing development for Architype, as well as the extension to the Coed y Brenin Visitor Centre which was constructed using Brettstapel manufactured in Wales from UK grown timber. Other projects include working as Project Architect managing a complex extension and renovation of a large primary school in Hillingdon as well as a number of smaller and large-scale housing projects. Polly has a particular interest in working with existing and historic buildings and worked on the remodeling of a listed rural family home into a boutique hotel and events venue in Herefordshire.


Polly studied for her Part I (BArch) at The Mackintosh School of Architecture in Glasgow, followed by her Part II (MArch) at The Welsh School of Architecture in Cardiff and has recently gained her Part III (PGDipArch) from Birmingham City University.

Polly has recently returned to the Welsh School of Architecture, and is currently studying for an MSc in Sustainable Building Conservation.