Our Story

Bowman Riley’s story began in 1968 when three architects launched a new practice and unable to decide on where to locate a Head Office to 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 on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales was picked.

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.

Today Bowman Riley is a dynamic and commercial practice offering architecture, building consultancy and interior design 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 60 staff is led by directors Darren Bush, John Coultas, Caroline Fattorini, Michael Feather, Matthew Jones and Tony Pleasants. 

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