Our Story

Our story began in 1968 when three architects launched a new practice and were unable to decide where to locate a head office that would best serve the commercial centres of Leeds and Manchester. A pin was stuck in a map somewhere in between. The market town Skipton, North Yorkshire, was picked on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales.

From the beginning, the practice has had a very clear, unswerving focus on quality design, attention to detail and client care, so much so that we continue to work with long-standing clients, some of whom span back to our company’s inception.

In the early 2000s, we kicked off the new millennium by establishing an office in Leeds city centre and in 2012, coinciding with the London Olympics and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, we opened our central London office.

Our story today is that we are a dynamic and commercial practice offering architecture, building consultancy, interior design and heritage consultancy services across the UK accredited by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the British Institute of Interior Design (BIID).

Our team of over 70 staff is led by managing director Michael Feather and our senior team Colin Briggs, Darren Bush, Dan Heward, Craig Mewse, Tony Pleasants and Caroline Woolley,

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