James Grayley Architects


We engage extensively with our clients and the wider stakeholders, drawing on our teaching experience to undertake imaginative consultation on proposals.

The practice seeks to embrace the distinctiveness of each project and latent potential of complex sites without the imposition of preconceived solutions, instead celebrating the potential of found conditions. The imaginative reuse of existing structures is central to our work. We focus on low-tech, high performance construction, adopting a fabric first approach to creating robust and adaptable projects without the need for bolt on mechanical systems.

A celebration of the emotional potential of materials is key to the architecture that we produce. We enjoy collaborating with skilled craftspeople, exploring the visual and technical possibilities of natural and local materials to create low impact, durable and delightful projects.