Townscape Architects are RIBA Chartered york architects, made up of an award-winning team of six architects and technologists. We have a broad range of skills that cover all aspects of practice from inception to completion. Every project is unique and we charge a competitive fee for the quality work that we produce.

We have a collaborative approach to design and design in a style to match our clients tastes. As a team we draw on our individual skills in technical detailing, conservation practice, project management and sustainable design to produce architecture that is well considered, buildable and deliverable.

At Townscape Architects every customer gets their own in-house project manager, and as a client you get the best possible attention to detail. You get the most attentive customer care, and the innovative high-quality architectural solutions that you are looking for.

We are big enough to cope, and small enough to care.


You might be looking to create a life changing home; to extend or transform your current home; to give it a new lease of life or to make the best use of the space available.

You might be looking for creativity and professional advice from york architects but not sure where to start. The whole thing might seem daunting or it might be something you have done before. Either way, choosing a local York based architect is an important part of the process. A good architect will provide innovative ideas and will create space that you could never dreamed of.

Not all architects are the same but when you are looking for a creative, experienced and trust worthy RIBA chartered practice in York then look no further than Townscape Architects.

Due to the popular demand for our services we have recently introduced our Townscape Lite © service.  This is perfect for smaller projects such as extensions, loft conversions or internal alterations.  Our dedicated small projects team provide a competitive service for planning and building regulations drawings. To find out more please email details of your project, location, contact details and site photographs to or alternatively click the link below. We will respond in 48 hours with a customised quote that you may pick and choose the services that you require.

Brief Us
The Start of a Journey

You might have questions about planning permission, how to best utilise the space, construction budgets, timescales, light, materials and design factors. Those questions all need answering by our York architects. Further down the line you’ll need building regulations, tenders for work, on-site project management all must be taken care of. We do all that for you and will be at your side until the project is complete.
At Townscape we promise to be at your side throughout every step of your project. We like to keep things straightforward and this is a typical plan of how we work with you:

Townscape Viability Appraisal TM


We can help from the earliest stages of a project, even before the property is purchased. We will find out all about your aspirations for the project, your likes and dislikes, your wish list of requirements. We will discuss this with you at the project outset; all of this information is compiled into a project brief.​


Once we understand your requirements we will initiate an intense creative design process. A series of ideas, sketches and images will be prepared to show how your home may be designed or transformed. We will then meet with you to review and discuss the various layouts in further detail.​


A viability report will be prepared to​ provide you with high level project information such as an indication of build costs, site constraints, planning constraints and an indicative programme for the works. This report will assist you in deciding which of the sketch options is most appropriate for you.​

Planning Stage


When the feasibility study is complete we will work with you to​ develop a preferred option in further​ detail. During this part of the process​ you will see the designs of your new​ home starting to take shape. We will meet with you regularly to discuss and develop the design until a final​ plan is agreed.​


Using the latest software we are able​ to build a computer generated 3D model of your new home. By using virtual reality and a set of 3D glasses you will be able to take a virtual tour of your new home. This means​ that the design is fully understood and developed before construction begins​


The planning system can be a minefield.​ To ensure the best chance of success we use our knowledge, expertise and pro active approach to manage the​ planning process on your behalf. We​ will monitor the application and keep a​ close eye on progress until a decision is​ made.

Construction Stages


This involves preparing technical​ drawings and specifications that​ a builder will need to accurately price a​ project and to build from. There is a lot​ to consider but there is no need to worry​ as we will guide you through all of the​ options, from fixtures and fittings, windows​ and doors through to the finishing touches​.


Choosing the right contractor for the​ project is essential. We will tender the project to obtain competitive​ quotes on your behalf. When the quotes are received we will assist​ you in selecting the best builder for the project. We will then set up the necessary building contracts; construction can then commence.​


We will be at your side at every step through to completion. We will carry out site inspections to check that the work is carried out properly, certify payments to the contractor, and deal with the builder on your behalf. Even​ when the project is complete we will be​ on hand to deal with any problems that​ arise.​

Book a Complementary Design Consultation at Your Home.

In order to be able to make an informed decision about how to best move a project forward we offer a complementary design consultation at your home. Whether its a whole house renovation, extension or new build home one our architects or building designers will meet with you to discuss the properties potential and process to move the project forward.  This consultation will provide you with the answers that you need such as design ideas and inspiration; practical advice on build costs and the chances of obtaining planning permission; and technical information on build-ability and building regulations.

We are a creative and reliable RIBA Chartered Architectural Practice based in York. If you’d like to discuss a new project with us then please call one of our friendly team to book a free property design consultation at your home. 

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Conservation Projects

As a result of the historic environment within which we operate, Townscape Architects have a thorough and detailed understanding of building conservation. Whether it a listed building that needs a sensitive restoration in order to give it a new lease of life; or a extension to a listed building; or works within a conservation area, then our conservation specialists will advise you from the outset.

We are a creative and reliable RIBA Chartered Architectural Practice based in York. If you’d like to discuss a new project with us then please call one of our friendly team to book a free property design consultation at your property.

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You want an a architect who is reliable; someone you can trust; someone who will give you inspiring designs that you had never imagined possible; someone who will guide you through the process from start to finish.  We offer a free one hour no-commitment consultation so you can see for yourself that Townscape will work for you.

We know about architecture, we know about design, we know about building projects. We know that your priority is for

an architect who understands, solves and then delivers the architectural designs and completed build projects you want.

That’s what we do for you.

Understand, solve, deliver


Our architects in York have completed projects that include renovations of listed buildings within the centre of York, new build houses in Dunnington and on Tadcaster Road, property extension in Bootham and St Mary’s. We have also completed property remodels in Whixley, Heworth, Upper Poppleton, and a modern glass extension in Acaster Malbis. Further details of our completed works can be found on our gallery page.

From our base in the centre of York we provide architectural services across the York area;

This list is not definitive – York centre – Bootham, St Mary’s, St Olave’s, Clifton Green, Dalton Terrace, Mount Vale, East Mount Road, The Mount, The Horseshoe, Tadcaster Road, The residence.

Suburbs – Fulford, Clifton, Heworth, Dringhouses, Copmanthorpe.

Villages – Bilborough, Middlethorpe, Heslingtonm Bishopthorpe, Appleton Roebusk, Acaster Malbis, Dunnington, Askham Richard, Great Ouseburn, Moor Monkton, Green and Kirk Hammerton, Tockwith.


If you are looking to buy a house in the area and need some professional advice before you make an offer then why not book a complimentary no-commitment appointment with one of our architects. We will be able to offer you advice and provide inspiring ideas to help unlock a properties full potential. We have a limited number of these appointments available each month so please call the office to book an appointment in advance.

We are a creative and reliable RIBA Chartered Architectural Practice based in York. If you’d like to discuss a new project with us then please call one of our friendly team to book a free property design consultation.

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31-33 Blossom Street,

York , Y024 1AQ

01904 217190


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