Peter Holden came back to Wales from London in 1980 with the dream of forming a new, design led architectural practice in West Wales.
In 1992 Acanthus Holden Architects moved into new office premises created out of a redundant undertaker’s workshop astride the mill pond in Pembroke.
The conversion was subsequently commended in the’ Green Building of the Year Award’ 1993. The design and layout of the office aimed to provide a healthy working environment, a place both stimulating and relaxing.
Linda Jones became a director in 1995, with responsibility for strengthening involvement with community groups.
Now with 7 architecturally trained staff, the office is one of the largest architectural practices in Wales outside of Cardiff and the South East.
Staff are encouraged to cycle to work and all take maximum advantage of the surrounding environment which is in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.