Specialising in residential, education and commercial sectors, Crayon has worked with a range of clients including private domestic, developers, contractors, housing associations, local authorities and retail companies. Previous clients have described Crayons’ approach as friendly, skillful and dynamic. Crucially, Crayon can help ensure your project is within budget and on time, whilst helping you avoid the various potential pitfalls associated with the building process.


For domestic projects, extending or remodeling your property is likely to constitute a significant financial outlay. With this in mind, it really makes sense to engage the qualified professionals at Crayon to guide you through the design and construction process. They have extensive training in making the best of your investment.


Crayon utilise the latest three-dimensional software to present schemes. This allows clients, statutory consultees and other professionals to visualise the proposals in real time. These complex models are then used to create detailed general arrangement and construction drawings, increasing efficiency and accuracy.

Daniel Atkins

Architect, BA (Hons), Dip.Arch, Dip.Humane, ARB

Daniel Atkins qualified as an architect in 2008 and has worked for a number of leading practices in the South West.

Daniel has been a part-time Associate Lecturer at the University of Plymouth since 2011, focusing on technical design and building physics. Students range from undergraduate BA Architecture to the postgraduate M.Arch course. As part of this role, Daniel enjoys researching innovative technologies, low energy design and human comfort. Much of this information feeds back into his work at Crayon.

Daniel is an enthusiastic and talented designer with an excellent record of achieving planning consents in challenging locations. Daniel has recently taken the lead on series of commissions to assess the feasibility of large-scale urban redevelopment schemes.

Having worked on several building sites since 2003, Daniel also has a keen understanding of how the practical issues of constructing a building can be incorporated during the design phase.

Achievements & Interests:

  1. Plymouth Architectural Trust Member (PAT) – (April 2013 – Present)
  2. STEM Ambassador
 – (October 2010 – 2016)
  3. Member Plymouth Architecture & Design Society (PADS) – (September 2004 – June 2009)
  4. ‘Unlocking Cornish Potential’ Graduate – (June 2007)
  5. Design award winner, sponsored by The Concrete Society – (June 2006)

Andrea Atkins

Architect, BA (Hons), M.Arch, ARB, RIBA

Andrea has exceptional local knowledge of practicing architecture, having worked for both a small award winning practice in Tavistock and a large nationally recognised firm in Plymouth.

Andrea, who qualified as an architect in 2013, has a particular skill at helping clients produce a brief – outlining their hopes and ambitions at the outset. This is borne out of a genuine interest in how people live and interact within their everyday lives. Nurturing these activities, rather than focusing solely on appearance, then motivates the final design proposals.

Having studied Conservation as part of her postgraduate course, Andrea is adept at dealing with listed buildings, conservation areas and sites of historic importance. This is particularly useful in Devon and Cornwall, which contains within its boundaries some of the finest historic buildings in the country.

Andrea can also deal confidently with interior and landscape design, approaching schemes with ingenuity and vision. She is well organized and is in charge of the practices’ finances.

Achievements & Interests:

  1. RIBA Chartered Member (December 2016 – Present)
  2. Community Governor for Hyde Park Infant School, Plymouth (July 2013 – January 2017)
  3. Plymouth Architectural Trust Member (PAT) (April 2013 – Present)
  4. Friends of Drake’s Reservoir Committee, Plymouth (August 2011 – February 2016)
  5. STEM Ambassador
 (October 2010 – Present)
  6. Awarded the M.Arch Travel Scholarship
 (June 2009)
  7. Member Plymouth Architecture & Design Society (PADS) (September 2004 – June 2009)