ARCO₂ are passionate about designing and building eco-friendly, future-proofed properties that lead by example.


Ian Armstrong - Director

BA (Hons) pgDip Arch (Cons) RIBA

RIBA Chartered Architect and was educated at Plymouth University School of Architecture, undertaking a Bachelor of Arts degree, Diploma in Architecture with Architectural Conservation and Certificate in Architectural Professional Practice. He is also a registered Ecohomes & Code for Sustainable Homes Assessor and Certified Passive House Designer.

Ian is co-founder and Director of ARCO2 Architecture Ltd. and is a lead designer with experience on sustainable residential, commercial, live/work, school buildings and conversions up to £2 million contract sum.

His education and design ethos focuses upon sustainable architecture together with a sound background in conservation. He has presented lectures in sustainability to local schools, Eden Project Sustainability Conference and Code for Sustainable Homes to SW RIBA.

Ian is also a Director of Better Bodmin which is a business led organisation aiming to increase wealth, employment and improve local economy. He has also been a governor at one of the local schools.

Nathan Davis (BA Hons) Architecture

Nathan Davis - Director

BA (Hons) Architecture, Lead Designer

Educated at Plymouth University School of Architecture, undertaking a Bachelor of Arts degree.

He then went on to travel the world, working for several small building contractors and as a quantity surveyor in Bristol.

He then returned to architecture by undertaking the first year of a Diploma in Architecture with Architectural Conservation at Plymouth University before practicing at a local Architects practice. Nathan is co-founder and Director of ARCO2 Architecture Ltd. and is a lead designer with experience on sustainable residential, affordable / residential development, commercial, school buildings and conversions up to £5.1 million contract sum (3 phases) as well as a Certified Passive House Designer.

Alan Hughes

BA (Hons) pgDip Arch

Alan studied at Oxford Brookes University undertaking both his part I and part II Diploma; specialising in Sustainable Building Performance & Design.

Over the last 12 years at Arco2, he has developed significant technical knowledge and skills across multiple applications, and with such can produce work ranging from initial concept sketch designs, through to detailed fabrication drawings for production. Outside of the digital realm Alan has good on-site experience with overseeing the construction of bespoke and often hybrid steel and timber frame dwellings.

Outside of work, Alan is undertaking his own extensive home renovation project. This ongoing challenge is contributing to both his practical skills and knowledge, and his understanding of materials and how they are best sequenced together. Any other spare time is spent running, road cycling, mountain biking, or simply exploring the Cornish coastline with his partner

Tom Paxton

B.Arch. (Hons) M.Arch PgDip RIBA, Practice Associate.

Tom joined ARCO2 in 2017 having achieved his RIBA Part III qualification at the University of the West of England, since joining ARCO2 Tom has become an RIBA Chartered Architect. He has worked across the South West and has a wide breadth of experience across multiple sectors, including residential, commercial (up to £6 million) and healthcare (up to £10 million), often working within the constraints of listed buildings and complex planning legislation.

In 2023 Tom became an Associate of ARCO2 Architecture.

When not in the office Tom can usually be found in his workshop restoring motorbikes or trekking around the Cornish countryside.

Fiona Darey

Arch Dip Arch M.Arch

Megan Coe

BA (Hons) 

Megan joined the team in Summer 2021. Her primary interests are social and sustainable architecture, typically involving low-tech and circular design principles. In Autumn 2021, she will be one of a select few to participate in the Ellen Macarthur Foundation's 'Linear to Circular' learning programme.

As a keen activist, traveller, film photographer and extreme sport enthusiast, Megan has a deep-rooted connection with the outdoors and strives to protect the environments in which we play. To action her commitment, she is actively engaged with multiple organisations focused on tackling the built environment's contribution to the climate and ecological crisis, including coordinating for the Architects Climate Action Network (ACAN). She also guest lectures sustainable principles at Falmouth University.

Sam adams

BA (Hons), M.Arch 

Sam joined the ARCO2 team in the summer of 2022. Educated at Arts University Bournemouth, undertaking a Bachelor of Arts degree in Architecture. Followed by Plymouth University School of Architecture, undertaking a Master of Architecture degree. 

This allowed him to explore architectural concepts enriched in theoretical framework and understand core principles in architecture, particularly in terms of sustainability. Whilst acquiring a wealth of experience with regards to graphic and visual communication.

In his spare time outside of the office he enjoys surfing, running and making the most of living by the coast.

Chris Prins

chris prins

Project Manager

Chris joined ADD as Project Manager in 2022 after being part of the Site Management team since 2018.

With both carpentry and joinery qualifications, he spent the first eleven working years on various projects in London and Cornwall with a two year break to study Yacht and Boatbuilding full-time.

The next ten years was predominantly Project and Site managing a wide range of new builds and renovation projects in Cornwall.


Chris has a diploma in Construction Site Management as well as SMSTS and is currently undertaking further Construction Project Management studies with RCIS.

Outside of work Chris enjoys the coastal path, surfing and photography. 

Jill Bromley-Fox

Jill Bromley Fox

Office Manager and Accounts

Jill has been with ARCO2 since the early days when she left ‘The Good Life’ behind to come and ‘help with the books’. As the company has grown, Jill has gained invaluable knowledge and experience on subjects such as Employment Law, Construction Industry Scheme, and Health & Safety. She currently manages the accounts, office procedures and employment for both ARCO2 & ADD SC.

When Jill is not in the office helping to keep both companies running smoothly and sorting out any problems, she may be found at home keeping healthy wielding a hedge cutter or strimmer or away indulging in her sport of clay target shooting.

Sarah Trevarthen

General Manager and Director's PA