Our Awards

FELTON PARK GLASSHOUSE, NORTHUMBERLAND (RARE GRADE II *)
2015 The Georgian Group National Architectural Awards – Commended
2016 NE Constructing Excellence Awards – Highly Commended

We have recently been appointed, for a third four year term, to a new Framework Agreement with English Heritage to provided Conservation Architect Services for their properties in Northumberland, Cumbria, Lancashire, Cheshire and Yorkshire.

THE BLACK BARN, TOWHOUSE, BARDON MILL, HEXHAM (RARE GRADE II *)
2015 Winner of the National Heritage Constructing Excellence Award
2015 Winner of the RICS North East Renaissance Building Conservation Award
2014 Winner of the Heritage Award Constructing Excellence in the North East

COQUET ISLAND MONASTIC CELL AND MEDIEVAL TOWER (SCHEDULED MONUMENT GRADE I, II, II)*
2014 RICS NE Renaissance Building Conservation Award – Highly Commended
2013 English Heritage Angel Awards – Commended
2013 Winner of the Heritage Award Constructing Excellence in the North East

ST. MARY’S CHURCH, MORPETH (GRADE I)
2014 LABC Building Excellence Award – Finalist

ST. ANDREW’S CHURCH, HARTBURN (GRADE I)
2014 LABC Building Excellence Award – Finalist

WEST OAK FARM BROOMLEY, NORTHUMBERLAND (CONSERVATION AREA)
2013 RIBA Award Winner
2012 RICS NE Renaissance Residential Building Award – Highly Commended

2-4 QUEEN STREET, AMBLE CONSERVATION AREA
2013 AONB Conservation Award – Winner for Building Design

ST. LAWRENCE’S CHURCH, WARKWORTH (GRADE I)
2013 AONB Conservation Award – Highly Commended

SEATON DELAVAL HALL (GRADE I)
2012 Constructing Excellence in the North East Heritage Award – Commended

SIR CHARLES PALMER STATUE, JARROW (GRADE II)
2008 South Tyneside Good Design Award for Building Conservation

KIRKHARLE STONE BARN CONVERSION INTO RETAIL SPACES
2007 North East Winner CLA Rural Buildings Award

ST. BARTHOLOMEW’S CHURCH, KIRKWHELPINGTON (GRADE II *)
2004 RIBA Conservation Commendations

ARCHITECT’S OWN OFFICE, CAMBO, MORPETH, NORTHUMBERLAND
1999 Civic Trust Award Commendation

Though I started my working life in London my family roots are here in the North-East – ‘this corner of the earth has a smile for me above all other places.’ Returning to join the practice in 1974, I have tried to develop an understanding of the region’s traditional built environment, particularly of it’s rural communities as a context for a contemporary design response. Repeated commissions and recommendation seem to suggest a reputation for continuing quality output.

Robin Dower, Partner