About Us

TCS Architectural Design Ltd is a family run business which was launched by Trevor Smith in 2009. Trevor previously worked for many years at a local architect practice before making the brave decision to go it alone. Over the past 8 years the company has grown and has moved from the spare bedroom at home to beautiful offices in Elsworth.

Trevor Smith

Managing Director

Trevor is a Chartered Architectural Technologist and a member of the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (MCIAT). Qualified to BSc Hons in Architectural Technology, Energy Assessor Level 3, HND in Mechanical Engineering and with over 20 years experience in architectural and engineering design and project management, Trevor is well equipped to lead the team at TCS Design.

While completing his studies Trevor was very proud to receive ‘The Forum for the Built Environment East Anglia Branch Millenium Award’ and ‘Building Magazine Student Prize Award’ for his final dissertation –  ‘Researching the best methods on improving the thermal performance of 1960’s type housing.’

Trevor’s passion for developing homes started at the early age of 9 when his parents bought a derelict house. While living on site they spent the next couple of years renovating, modernising and extending the property into a beautiful family home.

Harvey Hale

Architectural Technician

Whilst working as a Architectural Technician for TCS Design and quickly becoming our in house expert on producing 3D design content, Harvey is also studying towards his degree in Architectural Technology.

Harvey worked in engineering for 5 years before making the switch to Architecture. He is currently a student member of CIAT, loves all aspects of Architecture and enjoys the challenge of juggling studying and work.

Lisa Smith

Business Manager
BSc Hons; MSc

Lisa has worked for many years in the health industry with her most recent role being Contract Manager for a large, local health contract. Lisa was responsible for managing the delivery of the contract, overseeing the performance from a financial and data perspective while providing clear leadership to a team of 46 colleagues. In February 2017, Lisa made the decision to leave her role and use the skills she has developed over the past 20 years to assist Trevor with TCS Design. Lisa’s role is to manage the day to day running of the business which allows Trevor time to focus on what he does best – drawing and designing.


At the age of thirty Trevor decided to follow the path he had been putting off for so long. This decision was not easy and nor was the journey that was about to unfold. (Should have done this 10 years before!). Along with starting a new career, starting a family, studying at every opportunity, life was a challenge.

Trevor started working for William Miller Architects Ltd in 2003. With a great mentor,Trevor had the opportunity to work on a number of different architectural projects through conception to completion, gaining invaluable knowledge and expertise on design principles, residential design, construction methods and energy efficiency in buildings. In 2009 Trevor received a degree in Architectural Technology and completed the ABBE level 3 Energy Assessor course.

Once qualified, Trevor was ready for a new challenge and TCS Design was launched. Working from a spare bedroom in the family home and with the help of some good friends, TCS Design was soon working on residential alterations and extension projects, with the aim to help home owners through the design process to extend, adapt and improve their homes. Over the last few years TCS Design has seen a steady growth in new projects and have helped more than sixty families improve their homes.

TCS Design moved to the Elsworth office in April 2015 and was joined in 2016 by both Harvey and Rachael. In November 2016, due to continued growth TCS Design changed status to a Limited company and the name of the company was amended to TCS Architectural Design Ltd. In March 2017, Trevor’s wife Lisa joined the team to deal with the increasing management demands of a growing business.

Despite these changes our philosophy remains the same ‘To work with our client’s initial ideas and aspirations and guide them through the design process from start to finish.’

“Growing up and living on a building site and seeing first hand how a home can be transformed into a space that was created just for us was a fantastic experience”.

Trevor Smith