About Us

Who we are + what we do

Chiles Evans + Care Architects are a passionate design led practice whose work is underpinned by collaboration, research and attention to detail.  We believe that we all have a right to live in well designed places and carry this passion through all of our work.  Working at a variety of scales we believe that positive collaboration should be at the heart of every project, from urban scale to an individual home.

The positive experiences of our clients is testament to the success of a collaborative approach to design.  The quality of design has been consistently recognised in national and regional awards including RIBA Yorkshire Architect of the Year in 2015.

Prue Chiles

Director - Prue founded Prue Chiles Architects (now CE+CA) in 1999 after working in London and New Haven, Connecticut. Her work is underpinned by the relationship between people and place with an ambition to put good design at the heart of every decision. Prue’s academic post as Professor of Architectural Design Research at Newcastle University informs the practice’s research led agenda.

Howard Evans

Director - Howard has led the team on its major building commissions for over a decade. His work is informed by a passion for detail and an enjoyment of collaborative working with clients. He received an award for RIBA Yorkshire Project Architect of the Year in 2015.

Leo Care

Director - Leo has spent the last couple of years working with the ‘Open House’ project, exploring new practices in collaborative design to develop a self sufficient co-housing project set within the context of a cluster of listed farm buildings in North Sheffield.

Matthew Bradshaw

Architect - Having previously worked for over twenty years in Sheffield for Bond Bryan and Building Design Partnership, Brad brings a wealth of project experience to the practice. He has worked across a wide range of projects, which in Sheffield include ICESheffield, Bents Green School and South Yorkshire Fire Rescue Headquarters. Brad has also tutored in the School of Architecture at the University of Sheffield since the late 1990s.

Jen Langfield

Architect - Jen’s approach to architecture draws on a background of craft and making as a means to explore and appreciate the spatial, material and technical aspects of building design. In addition to architectural practice Jen is also an architecture tutor at The University of Sheffield. Jen was named RIBA Yorkshire's Project Architect of the Year 2019 for her work on the Hollis Building in Sheffield.

Claire Kemp

Architectural Assistant - Claire's experience lies in the transformation of existing homes to accommodate modern family living. In 2014 Claire won the 'Best Residential Project' in the Sheffield Design Awards for the remodelling and extension of her own Victorian terraced house. She is currently undertaking her Part 3 qualification to become an Architect.