"Laurie Wood Architects have worked with Essex Wildlife Trust on 3 new visitor centre projects in the county. They have also helped us alter and remodel 2 other centres. The consultants delivered an excellent service, providing us with buildings of high architectural quality that work well and people enjoy visiting. They also made sure the projects were well planned and ran smoothly on site, they dealt with any issues and handed over the buildings on time and on budget."

John Hall BA DL, CEO of Essex Wildlife Trust

"I can thoroughly recommend Laurie Wood architects having used them for our visitor building at Stanwick Lakes (opened 2009). They were the only practice of those who tendered that gave a thoughtful, bespoke response to the brief (in fact they offered two options to choose from!) and the project came in on time and on budget. Laurie and Jonathan created a really beautiful building for us that combines a multitude of functions and which is loved and admired by our visitors (and RFT – we have offices in it!) It is also ageing well – not something that can be said for all new builds these days."

Alison Allfree, Director, Rockingham Forest Trust

"You really made it happen as before you arrived it was grim. I am very grateful to all that you did to make the Arrival Building into an imaginative and attractive building that works! I am delighted that you have won an award for all your hard work. With many thanks for all your inspiration"

Elizabeth Banks, President, RHS

"Your personal contribution has been fantastically supportive and we all feel strongly that you have done everything possible to develop my vision for the link, to the highest standard. We were all greatly impressed by your commitment and ability to deliver this project on time and budget. Visitors seem surprised that you achieved so much with a limited budget. You have achieved our objective to link and unite the two schools on the same site and make them feel as one. Many thanks."

Helen Dudley-Smith, Headteacher, Friars Grove Primary School

"Not only does the Green Centre showcase low carbon technologies, and offer visitors simple, practical ways to reduce their energy use and save themselves money, it is a great example of how communities, councils, charities and businesses can shape the future of their local area."

Bob Neill MP, Thames Gateway Minister

"We finally got there! Thank you so much for the beautifully designed house. We have had so many compliments, and now have a beautiful family home."

Celia and James Crossley