Campbell Cadey

Our Practice

We believe that great architecture is about much more than great building design – its about how the place makes you feel.

We established Campbell Cadey in 2016 to bring together the principles of architecture with urban design and landscape, creating spaces that will both help and inspire the people living, working and playing in them.

Our practice aims to integrate the urban and built environments through design, placing the needs of those who inhabit them at the heart of what we do, no matter the scale or complexity of use.

Each project – however large or small – is approached with the same degree of attention to detail. Every brief is a partnership between us and our client. We look and listen carefully so that what we create both reflects our client’s needs and desires, and enhances the environment around it.

We actively seek and encourage collaboration, drawing on horticultural and interior design consultants when needed to further enhance and complete our design responses.

The result is work which is both elegant and joyful, benefiting from innovation in contemporary design, but never forgetting why we do what we do: to breathe life and energy into new and existing spaces, designing places that will give enduring pleasure to the people who’ll live, work, sleep or play in them.

Ruth Campbell - Director

Ruth holds an MPhil in Architecture, gained through her research on how urban design can increase psychological wellbeing. Her subsequent practice has sought to apply these insights in a number of different contexts, from large-scale public realm and landscape strategy at the General Public Agency and T.P. Bennett, to the development of play environments in nursery and primary education. Her knowledge and experience enables her to approach each brief from the point of view of the user, focusing not just on the quality of the building itself, but on the quality of the lives lived in and around it.

Andrew Cadey - Director

Andrew has developed his career with a strong focus on residential placemaking, having worked for award-winning practices in Edinburgh and London, most recently as Director at Proctor and Matthews Architects. Andrew has a wealth of experience in complex masterplan, mixed-use, community and residential projects in the public and private sectors from concept through to construction and completion. Regardless of scale, Andrew believes strongly that high-quality design relies upon each detail being considered and refined. This meticulous approach, combined with his vast experience, enables Andrew to create work of enduring quality.

Neil Ditte

Having gained qualifications in Technical Building Studies before completing a BA (hons) in Architecture from Oxford Brookes University, Neil has worked as a freelance Architectural Assistant for over 20 years.
Originally from Bath, Neil has a particular interest in conservation and enjoys the challenge of working with listed buildings.

Andrea Lane

Andrea studied at the Mackintosh School in Glasgow and completed her architectural qualifications in London. Her experience covers residential, commercial, educational and zoological design, working at design led practices including Stirling Wilford, Grimshaw and Proctor and Matthews Architects. Andrea has a strong design led approach to building complimented with strong technical skills and plenty of practical build experience, both renovation and new build. She completed her own substantial building project whilst living in France for 4 years and recently moved to Cornwall where she works freelance and is currently building her own house in Falmouth.

Louise Trodden

Louise Trodden is a curator and project manager, passionate about commissioning good art as part of our public spaces.

With nearly twenty years’ experience of delivering high profile public art programmes, Louise is a strong  advocate for  public  art’s  benefit  in  cultural and community participation. Her  aim  is  to cultivate common ground for artists, clients, design teams and others to create meaningful projects that connect people to places.


Jill Macnair

Jill Macnair is an interior design consultant. She has over 15 years’ experience of working in the design industry, both as a journalist (writing for publications such as Elle Decoration, The Sunday Times and Farrow & Ball) and as an interiors consultant.  Her speciality is translating the specific tastes and personalities of her clients by adding finely tuned colours, textures and furniture into homes and other spaces in a cohesive and thoughtful way. Her mission is to create beautiful, esoteric interiors that feel particular to their owners, while working in harmony with the buildings they inhabit.