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.

Over 10 years ago we established 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.

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.

Today Bowman Riley is a dynamic and commercial practice led by directors Darren Bush, John Coultas, Michael Feather and Matthew Jones operating from offices in Leeds, London and Skipton. To complement our architecture services, we offer a range of building consultancy services headed up by Caroline Fattorini.  

In 2017, we launched our interior design brand to enhance our service offering and are now a member of the British Institute of Interior Design (BIID).

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