Improving the quality of life through design

We are a RIBA Chartered Architectural Practice delivering contemporary design, and re-use, refurbishment and extension of historic and listed buildings

Tonic Architecture was established in 2012 by Tobias Feilding-Crawley and Nick Tomlinson.
Based in Bristol, we work throughout the country on all scales of private residential, development, public and education projects.

Tonic Architecture has a wealth of experience working on contemporary, historic and listed properties together with those in sensitive locations.

Driven by our passions for the continuity of tradition and preservation of the environment, we aim to create beautiful, responsible buildings that enhance and are rooted in their locations.

We work closely with tried and trusted consultants, contractors and artisans who share our approach, and regularly deal with planning and conservation officers together with consultees such as Historic England.

A responsible approach

As a practice, we are aware both of the need to limit and mitigate the impact of our actions in order to help in the fight against climate breakdown, and the responsibility that we have in ensuring that our designs improve the sustainability of the built environment.

We aim to use natural, local and sustainable materials to create beautiful architecture that enhances its place, our wellbeing and our quality of life

The re-use and retrofitting of existing buildings is, we believe, one of the most responsible things that we as architects can do to reduce our environmental impact, and is also a key element of our approach.

We believe that we should:-

– Leave the environment in a better condition than we found it

– Promote traditional crafts and use historic buildings and techniques as a guide and resource for contemporary solutions

– Use natural, local and sustainable materials to create beautiful architecture that enhances its place, our wellbeing and our quality of life


Views from Clients and Contractors

From the first meeting with Nick and Tobias it was clear that they were as enthused about the project as we were, they listened carefully and helped us develop and see the potential for what Coley could be and supported us every step along the way. They helped us keep the project as low impact as possible with careful advice on sourcing and contractors and were central to an overall team that worked really well together

Gavin Estcourt

Tonic Architecture have provided us with full architect and interior design services for the renovation of a Grade I listed Manor House and adjoining estate. The whole team is extremely committed, professional and friendly and are a great addition to any project. They are just as comfortable providing advice on the renovation of 15th century fabric as they are on suggesting modern and innovative design solutions. They have been key to the success of our current project and we look forward to working with them on future projects

Private client