What we do

Good building design is at the very core of what we do. Experience tells us that good architecture results in a more successful economic outcome for our clients and with this in mind, we combine our ingenuity, sensitivity and architectural expertise to determine the unique architectural solution for each site and project budget.

How we do it

We are specialists in designing buildings, not limited by project size or type. With each new brief, we draw on our considerable experience to create elegant buildings that sit perfectly in their wider context. Our goal is always the same – ingenious architecture that gently pushes the boundaries of the brief to quietly surpass client expectations.

Studio

Founded in 2005 by Chris Mackenzie, formally of Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, and joined by Spencer Back in 2010 from London based Foggo Associates and Bristol’s Angus Meek Architects, Designscape’s principal architects demonstrate a breadth of experience across commercial and residential projects across London and the UK.

Closely supported by a dedicated team of project architects, each with their own considerable portfolio and areas of interest and expertise, Designscape is a close-knit practice with a collaborative, open culture that allows creativity to flow and projects to run smoothly.

Our balanced skill set across the whole practice is supported by a shared ethos and ambition to design elegant architecture with sustainability and longevity in mind.

Studio

Founded in 2005 by Chris Mackenzie, formally of Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, and joined by Spencer Back in 2010 from London based Foggo Associates and Bristol’s Angus Meek Architects, Designscape’s principal architects boast a breadth of experience across commercial and residential projects across London and the UK.

Closely supported by a dedicated team of project architects, each with their own considerable portfolio and areas of interest and expertise, Designscape is a close-knit practice with a collaborative, open culture that allows creativity to flow and projects to run smoothly.

Our balanced skill set across the whole practice is supported by a shared ethos and ambition to design elegant architecture with sustainability and longevity in mind.

People

Chris Mackenzie

Founder, Director

Spencer Back

Director

Livia Klimaj

Architect

Hilary Beck

Office Manager

James Palmer

Architect

Meg Longman

Architectural Assistant

Aisha Al – Obaidi

Architectural Assistant

Chris Mackenzie

Founder, Director

Livia Klimaj

Architect

James Palmer

Architect

Aisha Al - Obaidi

Architectural Assistant

Spencer Back

Director

Hilary Bassett

Office Manager

Meg Longman

Architectural Assistant

Awards

2019
West of England LABC Awards – Shortlisted (The Schoolhouse)

West of England LABC Awards – Shortlisted (Greenways)

2018
RICS Award, West Midlands – Shortlisted (Exactaform)

2017
RICS Award, South West – Shortlisted (Cornbury Mill)
GAGA Construction Awards – Shortlisted (Hardy House)

2016
RICS Awards, South West – Winner (Springfield Farm)
RICS Awards, National – Shortlisted (Springfield Farm)
West of England LABC Awards – Shortlisted (Cornbury Mill)
West of England LABC Awards – Shortlisted (Monkton Farleigh)
West of England LABC Awards – Shortlisted (Chilliswood)
AJ Retrofit Awards – Finalist (Monkton Farleigh)

2015
Homebuilding and Renovating Awards – Highly Commended (Springfield Farm)
Homebuilding and Renovating Awards – Highly Commended (Court Farm Barn)
Homebuilding and Renovating Awards – Highly Commended (Bloomfield Avenue)
West of England LABC Awards – Shortlisted (Court Farm Barn)
West of England LABC Awards – Shortlisted (Bloomfield Avenue)
AJ Retrofit Awards – Shortlisted (Court Farm Barn)

2014

AJ Retrofit Awards – Finalist (Hardy House)
B&NES LABC Awards (Design Quality, Listed Building Architecture) – Winner (Court Farm Barn)
B&NES LABC Awards (Design Quality, Domestic Architecture) – Winner (Bloomfield Avenue)

2013
B&NES LABC Awards (Design Quality) – Winner (51 Sydney Buildings)
RIBA Awards – Shortlisted (Innox Lodge)
AJ Retrofit Awards – Finalist (Calderwood)

2012
Brick Awards (Commercial Building) – Winner (Science Formaldehyde Studio)
Daily Telegraphy Homebuilding & Renovating Awards – Shortlisted (Cedar House)
Mendip Building Excellence Awards – Best Individual Dwelling (Peart House)

2011
RIBA Town & Country Awards (Small Projects Category) – Runner Up (The Fosse)
Daily Telegraph Homebuilding & Renovating Awards – Shortlisted (The Fosse)
RIBA Awards – Shortlisted (Hill Farm Dairy)
RIBA Awards – Shortlisted (Twinneys)
B&NES Design Quality Awards – Highly Commended (Twinneys)

2010
RIBA Town & Country Awards (Residential Cateogory) – Winner (Twinneys)
RIBA Town & Country Awards (Commercial Category) – Runner Up (Hill Farm Dairy)

RICS Award, West Midlands – Shortlisted (Exactaform)

RICS Award, South West – Shortlisted (Cornbury Mill)
GAGA Construction Awards – Shortlisted (Hardy House)

RICS Awards, South West – Winner (Springfield Farm)
RICS Awards, National – Shortlisted (Springfield Farm)
West of England LABC Awards – Shortlisted (Cornbury Mill)
West of England LABC Awards – Shortlisted (Monkton Farleigh)
West of England LABC Awards – Shortlisted (Chilliswood)
AJ Retrofit Awards – Finalist (Monkton Farleigh)

Homebuilding and Renovating Awards – Highly Commended (Springfield Farm)
Homebuilding and Renovating Awards – Highly Commended (Court Farm Barn)
Homebuilding and Renovating Awards – Highly Commended (Bloomfield Avenue)
West of England LABC Awards – Shortlisted (Court Farm Barn)
West of England LABC Awards – Shortlisted (Bloomfield Avenue)
AJ Retrofit Awards – Shortlisted (Court Farm Barn)

AJ Retrofit Awards – Finalist (Hardy House)
B&NES LABC Awards (Design Quality, Listed Building Architecture) – Winner (Court Farm Barn)
B&NES LABC Awards (Design Quality, Domestic Architecture) – Winner (Bloomfield Avenue)

B&NES LABC Awards (Design Quality) – Winner (51 Sydney Buildings)
RIBA Awards – Shortlisted (Innox Lodge)
AJ Retrofit Awards – Finalist (Calderwood)

Brick Awards (Commercial Building) – Winner (Science Formaldehyde Studio)
Daily Telegraphy Homebuilding & Renovating Awards – Shortlisted (Cedar House)
Mendip Building Excellence Awards – Best Individual Dwelling (Peart House)

RIBA Town & Country Awards (Small Projects Category) – Runner Up (The Fosse)
Daily Telegraph Homebuilding & Renovating Awards – Shortlisted (The Fosse)
RIBA Awards – Shortlisted (Hill Farm Dairy)
RIBA Awards – Shortlisted (Twinneys)
B&NES Design Quality Awards – Highly Commended (Twinneys)

RIBA Town & Country Awards (Residential Cateogory) – Winner (Twinneys)
RIBA Town & Country Awards (Commercial Category) – Runner Up (Hill Farm Dairy)

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Careers

Vacancy for a qualified Architect

We are currently seeking a qualified Architect to join our busy studio in Bath to work on a wide variety of high quality projects – residential, education and commercial buildings, often including listed buildings and sensitive settings.
This is a long term career opportunity to become a key person in an ambitious small (but growing) practice.
The person we are looking for will have Design and communication excellence, commitment and enthusiasm with a thorough knowledge of construction detailing . You will need to be well organised and good at time management and prioritisation.  Capable of working in a team or independently.  Self-motivation and self-checking skills all essential.
Good 3D CAD / BIM  skills are essential. Experience in Archicad would be an advantage.
Salary according to experience.
We are looking to appoint someone for a start date in October. Please email CV and examples of work in .pdf format to: jobs@dscape.co.uk

Hilary Bassett, Office Manager

Designscape Architects, Bath Brewery, Toll Bridge Road, Bath. BA1 7DE.

Unfortunately we are not always able to respond to every CV we receive.