Kirsty Curnow Bayley

Kirsty is one of the founding directors of Living Space and has extensive experience of Residential and Conservation Architecture.

Now an RIBA Conservation Registrant, she completed her degree in Architecture at Oxford Brooks in 1996, before beginning to work for Chapman Taylor in London, where she stayed for 4 years, whilst also completing her masters at the Bartlett (UCL). During her time at Chapman Taylor, she worked on large retail and housing schemes including the restoration and refurbishment of historic shop fronts in Cambridge.  Later at Thomas de Cruz Architects in London, she specialised in contemporary housing design and worked on several important Conservation projects.  Projects included the restoration of a Grade I listed Robert Adam house in Marylebone, London and the re-building of an old inner city dairy.

Kirsty’s family brought her and Stuart back to Devon, where they set up Living Space Architects in 2004, whilst retaining a small office base in London.  Their work aims to create vibrant contemporary architecture that is appropriate for its site, its history and its environment, but most importantly for people’s needs.

Kirsty enjoys the contrast of working in London and in the South West, getting the most out of a difficult site and helping clients develop their brief and create more than they can imagine.