We are an architecture and interior design studio with a growing reputation for crafted, tactile, atmospheric spaces and structures.
Founded in 2010, by husband and wife David Liddicoat and Sophie Goldhill, the practice is based in London and Margate. The Liddicoat & Goldhill team is now 10 strong, and current projects include local, national and international builds. Our practice employs a collaborative ‘agile’ design management system to foster creative thinking. We make bespoke environments, whether building bijou or monumental, and find inventive fabric solutions for imaginative visions.
Liddicoat & Goldhill were awarded an RIBA award and Manser Medal nomination for the hand-crafted Shadow House. A Manser Medal commendation, RIBA London Award and RIBA House of the Year shortlisting came for the self-initiated Makers House – followed by a prestigious Stephen Lawrence Award shortlisting and a third RIBA award for the kinetic Ancient Party Barn. Named as one of Wallpaper* Magazine’s ‘Future 30’, the practice has twice been shortlisted for Building Design Architect of the Year (Housing), and Young Architect of the Year 2019 and featured in the Architecture Foundation's New Architects 3: ‘A decade of New British Talent’.
The studio’s work has been widely exhibited and published in the UK and abroad with several models selected for the architecture room of the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition.
David Liddicoat MA (CANTAB) MA (RCA) RIAI
David combines material experimentation with deep knowledge of construction; his mode of practice is continuous refinement of a design through simple and elegant assembly details.
David studied under Tom Holbrook, Peter Carl and Dalibor Vasely at Churchill College, Cambridge. He worked at Studio Daniel Libeskind in Berlin before returning to London to work in smaller, design-led practices. He has been a regular contributor to BD Magazine, the AJ, Architecture Today & AR. He has lectured at the Good Homes Alliance and The New City, Wallpaper* lecture series.
David is a keen cyclist and recently completed Cycle to Cannes; when not in London or onsite, he regularly makes his commute along the East Kent coast by bike.
Sophie Goldhill BSC HONS (UCL) MA (RCA) RIBA CR
Shortlisted for the AJ Emerging Woman Architect of the Year Award, Sophie is a RIBA Conservation Registrant, in addition to an architect with considerable experience of hands-on delivery of construction projects.
Her artisanal approach to architecture is rooted in her education in painting at the Slade School of Fine Art. Sophie then studied at the Bartlett followed by the RCA. Her thesis project was shortlisted for the RIBA Silver Medal, and she won the Thames & Hudson School Prize and the Will Alsop Award for Urbanism. Sophie gained a breadth of experience at a variety of architecture and design studios – including EDAW and Foster & Partners – and contributed to the establishment of Carl Turner Architects.
Sophie is a Part 3 external examiner, a member of the Ebbsfleet South East Design review panel and a part of the London School of Architecture (LSA) Practice Network.
Awards & Press
Liddicoat & Goldhill is a multi-award-winning studio and has been published internationally both in industry press, broadsheets and lifestyle magazines.
- Young Architect of the Year (shortlisted) 2019
- Makers House shortlisted for RIBA House of the Year 2018
- Makers House winner of RIBA London Award 2018
- Makers House shortlisted for the Manser Medal 2018
- Makers House shortlisted for Hackney design award 2018
- Makers House receives a commendation in the Sunday Times Homes Awards 2017
- Makers House shortlisted for New London Architecture Awards 2017
- Shortlisted for BD One-Off House Architect of the Year Award 2017
- Tailored House receives New London Architecture Awards commendation 2016
- Tailored House shortlisted for RIBA Award 2016
- Ancient Party Barn shortlisted for RIBA Stephen Lawrence Prize 2015
- Ancient Party Barn wins RIBA regional Award 2015
- Ancient Party Barn is a Blueprint design award finalist 2015
- Ancient Party Barn is an AJ Retrofit 2015 finalist
- The Janssens Kobler is shortlisted for the NLA Don’t Move, Improve! Award 2013
- The Orangery is shortlisted for the NLA Don’t Move, Improve! Award 2013
- Eden House commended at Sunday Times British Homes Awards 2013
- Shortlisted for BD One-Off House Architect of the Year Award 2013
- AJ Emerging Women Architect of the Year Award, Shortlisted 2012
- Daily Telegraph Homebuilding & Renovating Awards, Residential Design Winner 2011
- Longlisted for Young Architect of the Year Award 2011
- Daily Telegraph British Homes Award, Winner Best Small House 2011
- The Shadow House New London Architecture Awards, Commended 2011
- The Shadow House RIBA National Award 2011
- The Shadow House Manser Medal Nomination 2011
- The Weather Room Corus Structural Steel Awards, Certificate of Merit 2009
- The Sunday Times, UK
- The Daily Telegraph, UK
- The Guardian Weekend, UK
- Stella Magazine, UK
- The FT, UK
- The Evening Standard, UK
- The Independant, UK
- House & Garden, UK
- Wallpaper*, UK
- Elle Decoration, UK
- enki magazine, UK
- Grand Design Magazine, UK
- DETAIL Magazine, UK & Germany
- The Architecture Journal, UK
- Architecture Today, UK
- Building Design Magazine, UK
- Home Building & Renovation, UK
- Interior Design Magazine, USA
- Costruire In Laaterizio, Portugal
- Brick Bulletin UK