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The Dewi-Prys Thomas Trust promotes excellence in architecture, town planning, civic design, landscape design and other creative disciplines that contribute to the quality of life, identity and regeneration of Wales, either on its own or in collaboration with other organisations.


What is Welsh Architecture?

To celebrate the centenary of the birth of Dewi-Prys Thomas, the trust held an event entitled Heddiw, Ddoe a ‘Fory, at 12:00 on Tuesday, 2 August 2016, in the Societies 1 pavilion, National Eisteddfod of Wales, Abergavenny. With about 60 attendees, this considered the question of what is a Welsh architecture, and was chaired by Harri James with panellists from Loyn & Co, Rural Office for Architecture, Rhys Llwyd Davies – Architect | Pensaer and Efa Lois Thomas, Winner of the Eisteddfod Architecture Scholarship 2016.

Royal Society of Architects in Wales

To mark the centenary of the birth of Dewi-Prys Thomas, trustee Jonathan Vining presented some work from Dewi’s unpublished archive in the RSAW’s Touchstone magazine for 2016. To download a copy of his article ‘The professorial practitioner’, please click here.

Twentieth Century Society

The trust was delighted to to see 'Cedarwood', which won the Women's Journal 'House of the Year Award' in 1960 featured in the spring 2014 of 'C20', the magazine of the Twentieth Century Society. To download a copy of the article, please click here. magazine front cover.

Architecture gaining ground in Wales

The trust held a debate entitled Ennill Tir Newydd at 16:00 on Tuesday, 7 August 2012, in the Architecture Pavilion, National Eisteddfod of Wales, Vale of Glamorgan. This considered issues of Welsh architectural identity and was chaired by Geraint Talfan Davies with panellists:

Harri James, B3 Architects
Gerallt Nash, Senior Curator Historic Buildings, National Museum Wales
Phil Roberts, Chief Executive Officer, Warm Wales
Rhys Llwyd Davies.

The Dewi-Prys Thomas Trust thanks the National Eisteddfod of Wales and the Royal Society of Architects in Wales for their support in holding this event.

To download the programme notes for the National Eisteddfod of Wales 2012, please click here.