We welcome Joe Hedges-Quinn for a year

We are delighted to welcome Joe Hedges-Quinn, here on a year’s work placement.

Joe, the son of our Accountant, Hayley Hedges-Quinn started with us on 4th July, after he chose to do a year’s placement instead of going into his final year at university, because it was highly recommended by his course leader. Plus he wanted to gain all the experience he could possibly get, ready for when he starts year 3. Read more

Yashpriya Gupta’s graduation

Yashpriya Gupta, our Architectural Assistant pursued a MSc in Conservation of Historic Buildings from the University of Bath and graduated in September 2020. However, due to the COVID situation, the graduation ceremony got delayed by two years and was finally held on 16th July 2022. Yashpriya says it was a delight to graduate at a building that she studied in, during her Masters: The Bath Abbey.

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Conservation and construction – the perks and the pitfalls of owning a listed building

Listed buildings, by definition, are unusual, full of character and can make unique homes and offices.

But making the changes necessary for modern living can be complex and expensive. Knowing the ins and outs from the get-go is essential. Getting it wrong can mean a hefty fine or, at worst, a custodial sentence! Read more

A Good Relationship Between Architect and Interior Designer is Crucial

It’s a question almost as old as the chicken and the egg; who do you choose first – architect or interior designer?

Designers and architects aren’t always the most comfortable of bedfellows – while there is a lot of overlap, the different skills, perspectives and priorities can create challenges. To an extent the answer is in the scale of your project and how dramatically a space needs to be remodelled. But, however you begin, the earlier the team gets together the better the results will be – and the key to the success of any project is that everyone involved truly understands and is aligned with the needs of the client. Read more

Built for industry, converted for comfort

Nicholas Jacob Architects make the most of warehouse living.

Since the first New Yorkers moved into disused warehouses in its Meatpacking District, the desire for these old industrial behemoths continues to grow.

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Pippa Jacob joins family business as Associate Partner

We are celebrating for more than one reason this month – the family business has not only been strengthened by the return of Pippa Jacob from maternity leave but has welcomed her back in a new position as Associate Partner. Read more

Stuntney Old Hall Orangery Opening

The Old Hall opens stunning new orangery

The eagerly awaited opening of the Orangery at The Old Hall, in Ely, is doubly exciting for us. We have worked on the restoration of the Jacobean manor house for over 20 years – first as a family home, then as a bed and breakfast and eventually creating the exclusive venue for weddings, private functions and restaurant dining. Read more

Littlecroft garden side 1913

Lutyens houses – a slice of quintessential British country living

Country houses, war memorials and public buildings are some of the finest examples in Britain are down to one man, Sir Edwin Landseer Lutyens.

As one of our most important architects, Lutyens (1869-1944) initially designed private houses in the Arts and Crafts style, before branching out to churches, memorials including the Cenotaph in Whitehall, and as part of the team shaping the newly built New Delhi. Read more

Opening of a new historic landmark

A popular landmark is set to re-open its doors as a restaurant following a complete refurbishment we undertook recently.

Originally built in 1881 to a competition design by London architect John Johnson, the Grade II listed former post office was in need of extensive interior and exterior renovations. Read more

How the growing demand for smart homes is changing architectural design

A smart clock that adjusts the morning alarms according to your work schedule; the shower that is already warm before you step in; the coffee made and waiting for you in the kitchen. Sound too futuristic? No – smart homes are here! Read more