James Armitage is the Principal of James Armitage Ltd, an RIBA Chartered Architects practice based in Somerset. The practice specialises in producing architecture and urban design that is durable, sustainable and attractive, and which meets the client’s requirements and budget. This involves adopting a traditional or, where appropriate, classical approach which takes into account modern needs. Clients include developers, institutions and private householders. Recent projects comprise a masterplan for eighty houses in Ludgershall (Wiltshire), apartment buildings in Sidmouth (Devon) and works to a listed school in North Perrott (Somerset). The practice has also undertaken numerous residential projects including work on listed buildings, extensions, conversions, and new houses.
James has nineteen years experience within the field of architecture, where he has worked on successful schemes for mixed-use masterplans, houses, apartments, offices, schools, colleges and hotels. He is well versed in liaising with local Planning Authorities, undertaking community consultation, leading consultancy teams, and dealing with conservation issues. In addition to being a Registered Architect (ARB) and a chartered member of the Royal Institute of British Architects, James holds a doctorate on contemporary traditional urbanism from the London School of Economics. He is also a professional member of the Prince’s Foundation for Building Community, a member of the Georgian Group, and a member of the International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture & Urbanism (INTBAU).
Biog. I have been working with traditional buildings for several years. Dealing with current legislation with tradtional buildings and have a strong interest in preserving the existng traditional building stock.
Simon Hurst trained at the Prince of Wales’ Institute of Architecture, being awarded an MA in Architecture and the Building Arts with Distinction. Subsequently he was awarded a Lethaby Scholarship from the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, studying the art, architecture and conservation of many historic buildings in the UK. He now runs a London based practice specialising in works to Listed Buildings, and in Conservation Areas, providing sympathetic design often inspired by the past in an intelligent and thoughtful way. He also undertakes new build projects where a traditional approach is desired. He is the Honorary Architect to the Art Workers’ Guild; the RIBA appointed Trustee of The Hampstead Garden Suburb Trust; the RIBA appointed Trustee of the Drake Conservation Trust, as well as a Patron of Sir John Soane’s Museum.
Scot provides a bespoke professional service for individuals, businesses and institutions who are looking for the best that imaginative and carefully considered design can bring to assist in enhancing their property assets.
Scot's experience is wide ranging. His expertise includes successful and ongoing projects in a variety of development sectors including: individual classical house designs, large country houses and rural estates, country land reuse-diversification and intensification, commercial housing and urban regeneration, social housing, residential-nursing-dementia care schemes, independent living alternatives for the elderly and those with severe brain trauma or physical disabilities, children's nurseries, sustainable-green-ecologically friendly proposals, retail, offices, charitable trusts and educational institutions, financial institutions, tourism and small specialised private commissions.
Traditional architecture and design including historic building conservation are an important component of this diverse portfolio of work.
Pro Vision are Chartered Architects, Town Planners, Urban Designers and Ecologists working together in a context which is structured to achieve the best results and highest quality of service and design tailored for each individual client and their specific needs.
Biog. 'ANTA is a Scottish design and architecture firm, founded in the early 1980s by Annie and Lachlan Stewart. ANTA Architecture is based in Fearn, Ross-shire, in the eastern Highlands of Scotland with a recently opened office in Edinburgh. The practice undertakes a wide range of projects, both in the UK and abroad. In addition to the design of high quality new residential, commercial and civic buildings, ANTA’s comprehensive portfolio also includes interior design; urban design; and the restoration and conservation of historic buildings – an area in which the practice holds considerable expertise.
ANTA’s architecture is strongly informed by the Scottish vernacular, and best known for its own interpretation and contemporary take on the building tradition. The practice’s philosophy is to value and enhance local traditions, with understanding and sensitivity towards existing contexts and their aesthetic qualities. ANTA designs with simplicity, observing proportions and using colours inspired by the Scottish landscape; and the practice builds using the finest natural materials and craftsmanship locally available. The practice has a holistic approach to each project and the aim is to deliver a unified aesthetic where there is a harmonious dialogue between landscape, architecture, interior design and furnishings.'