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Polly Upton

Polly Upton

Senior Architect
BArch MArch PGDipArch

Polly is a Senior Architect who has worked at Architype since graduating from her Part 1 in 2007. She initially trained and worked as a stonemason before studying to become an Architect.

Polly enjoys combining her passions for sustainability with working in historic contexts and has worked on listed buildings and projects in sensitive contexts since joining Architype. This lead to her competing a MSc in Sustainable Building Conservation in 2018.

During her time at Architype Polly has worked on a wide variety of projects at differing scales including small one off houses, large multi unit housing projects to schools and visitor centres.

Currently Polly is working on providing architectural support for the renovation of the Grade 2 listed Green Dragon Hotel in Hereford, environmental analysis works at the Grade 1 listed Mappa Mundi Chamber and Chained Library at Hereford Cathedral as well as the partial re building of a school in Nottingham. 

Polly is also embarking on her own self build Passivhaus house project hoping to use a concrete free foundation and timber frame.


Polly studied for her Part 1 (BArch) at The Mackintosh School of Architecture in Glasgow, followed by her Part 2 (MArch) at The Welsh School of Architecture in Cardiff her Part 3 (PGDipArch) from Birmingham City University. Polly has subsequently returned to the Welsh School of Architecture, has completed an MSc in Sustainable Building Conservation.