Founded by Stuart Martin in 1996, Stuart Martin Architects is based near Evershot in Dorset. Initially focussing on conservation work, the practice is increasingly involved in new-build projects within the classical and vernacular tradition. We specialise in one-off houses, whether repairing and extending listed buildings, or creating new buildings in rural and urban contexts. We have worked all over England, from the Lake District to Cornwall and from Norfolk to Herefordshire.
An increasing number of our clients require green technology and we have successfully incorporated solar and geothermal systems, as well as rainwater harvesting and the use of sustainable materials into recent projects.
Our approach is founded on architectural sensibility and appropriate use of materials including, where appropriate, new materials and techniques. One of our strengths is to combine proportions, develop unique details and control junctions so that the disparate elements meet as friends, not strangers. This cohesive design approach includes internal joinery, furniture (fitted and free-standing), interior decoration and the integration of contemporary technology.
Schemes are welcomed of any scale and Stuart is personally involved throughout the process, from inception to completion, placing equal importance on good design, builders’ communication and client satisfaction. We create beautiful buildings that will give pleasure for many years to come and would be delighted to work with you.
In 2014, our new house at Woolland in Dorset won the Georgian Group Award for Best New Building in the Classical tradition