About us

We make sure that people

are at the heart of places.

Edward Architects is an award-winning RIBA charted practice with a dedication to providing a client-focused and personable service.

We ensure that every project is not just a design endeavour, but a collaborative journey.

We design places and buildings that perfectly meet our clients' needs in the most practical and cost-effective way.

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We’re a friendly bunch

Delivering exceptional results is at the very core of our business. The company is committed to excellence on every project, no matter what its size. Each project is approached with the same ethos.

Our specialisms

We offer invaluable expertise across a broad range of sectors, on projects at any scale. With a specialism in residential, accessible design and strategic land & masterplanning, our involvement extends across all work stages, from initial feasibility design to delivery of projects at construction stage. With a proven track record at planning stage and a reputation for technical knowledge we add value to every project.


We have a well-earned reputation in the residential sector offering a comprehensive range of services to meet the diverse needs of our clients. From producing initial feasibility layouts to assist with land bids, to navigating intricate planning applications and delivering technical construction drawings we can assist at every stage of the project lifecycle.

We pride ourselves on our extensive technical knowledge, developing standard house type ranges for national housebuilder clients including specialised accessible and adaptable dwellings.

Our collaborative approach extends to partnerships with both regional and national housebuilders, affordable housing providers, and contractors. With a commitment to excellence, our team is dedicated to creating homes that not only meet the highest standards of functionality and aesthetics but also contribute positively to the communities they inhabit.

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Accessible Design

When disability occurs, its impact extends widely, affecting both the individual and their immediate family. The primary objective of adapting or extending an existing building or proposing a new build is to support the individual's long-term rehabilitation. In our practice, effective design can be both functional and economical. We approach each case individually, providing a friendly and accessible service. From the initial property appraisal before purchase to the on-site completion, we are actively engaged in both existing and new build projects.

We work closely with our network of specialists in the industry including solicitors, accommodation experts, case managers, occupational therapists and expert witnesses to provide the highest quality service to our clients.

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Masterplanning requires an understanding of the sustainable relationship between the built environment and the communities that live, work and play within it. Whether it’s a boutique retail development, the regeneration of a town centre or the creation of a new city quarter, the process demands a careful balance of skills including a commercial understanding, creativity, practical knowledge of a range of building types and sensitivity to context.

Our impressive client list includes renowned planning consultancies, developers and some of the largest landowners in the UK. We work closely with these partners to realise the best social and economic value for their land whilst creating beautiful places that will enhance lives, today and in the future.

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Our team has experience delivering projects across a range of other sectors including commercial developments, industrial units, education, leisure and retail. With a diverse client list including a fashion label, the largest pub company in the UK and a five star hotel operator we pride ourselves on our ability to understand our clients' unique requirements.

Our experience includes a specific knowledge of modern methods of construction (MMC), having delivered residential, commercial and educational buildings using off-site modular construction.

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In a nutshell...


We firmly believe that our most valuable asset is our exceptional team. We prioritize a culture of mutual support and collaboration, recognizing that the growth of each individual is instrumental to our collective success. Emphasising both personal and professional development, we invest in training and educational opportunities to empower our team members with the knowledge and skills they need to excel. Together, we cultivate a culture that values continuous learning and teamwork, ensuring that our team not only achieves professional excellence but also experiences personal growth and fulfillment.


We are driven by a passionate commitment to understanding the unique needs of each client. With a focus on open communication and a warm, personable approach, we ensure that our clients feel heard and valued throughout the entire design and construction process. At the core of our practice is a genuine desire to build lasting relationships and make the journey a collaborative and enjoyable experience. We take pride in our reputation for delivering exceptional service, consistently going the extra mile to exceed expectations, and this sets us apart.

Forward thinking

We pride ourselves on our proactive approach to the ever-evolving landscapes of technology and regulations. Anticipating change and staying ahead of the curve is ingrained in our company ethos. Our team is dedicated to continuous research and analysis, ensuring that we are well-versed in the latest innovations and industry regulations. This foresight enables us to provide our clients with informed and strategic advice on the potential impacts of regulatory changes. By staying ahead of the curve, we not only navigate the complexities of current regulations but also position our clients for success in an ever-changing industry.

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Awards & accolades

Tomorrow’s Procurement (Architect of the Year)
The Yorkies Residential Real Estate Awards (Best Designer of the Year)
Design & Build Awards (The UK’s Leading Architectural Practice)
Design & Build Awards (The UK’s Leading Architectural Practice)
Design & Build Awards (Most Innovative Chartered Architectural Firm)
Yorkshire Residential Property Awards (Best Regeneration Project)
RISE Design, Innovation and Creativity Award
Lighting and Interiors Online Exhibition
Top Ten UK Practice
Yorkshire Residential Property Awards (Best Innovation Project)
2013 CIAT Award for Technical Excellence
RIBA Cronton Colliery International Design Competition
Runner up

We’ve achieved over £2,823,188.70 of social value. For every £1 spent, we have created £7.48 of social value.


spent with local suppliers


of staff based in Leeds


donated to local charities


introduced to local contractors & suppliers


volunteer hours


invested in staff training

In the press

Yorkshire Post

The Yorkshire Times

BBC News

We’re committed to
making a positive impact
to the community through charitable work.

We recently teamed up with Stonebridge Homes to take part in a Coast 2 Coast charity cycle ride for Variety – The Children’s Charity, raising over £5,000 towards a mini bus for underprivileged children.

We have committed over 200 hours of free time to ‘Holbeck Hiline’, a community-led project which aims to open up a disused railway viaduct to create a cycle, walkway and linear park linking under-invested communities to Leeds City Centre.

We worked on a charitable basis for Variety – The Children’s Charity, to create a Rebound Building at Springwater School in Harrogate. The building provides e a trampoline enclosure for severley disabled children.

We were proud sponsors of Architect in the House, an innovative scheme run by Shelter, the housing and homelessness charity, and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). We offered free design consultations for homeowners in exchange for a donation from the homeowner to Shelter.

Our annual sponsorship of the Residential Property Award has contributed over £7,000 for Variety – The Children’s Charity.

Edward Architects give a fantastic all round service and produce work effectively and efficiently.


Edward Architects have been extremely helpful with respect to developing the designs for our sites as we work towards planning approval.


I have worked with Edward Architects from the beginning and it has lost none of its personal touch, patience and attention to detail.


I would happily recommend Graham and the team at Edward Architects. They always combine commercial understanding with design.


Edward Architects has been extremely responsive with a very good understanding of the project.


Edward Architects provide an invaluable service to suit our offshore base. We have absolute confidence in giving them full control of our UK developments.


Edward Architects are a pleasure to work with and the service we receive from them is consistently excellent.


I have found Edward Architects to be extremely prompt and professional at all times.


We’re always on
the lookout for
great talent

We want you for your professional talents but also your personal interests, your perspectives, your aspirations and your voice. Our practice continues to grow, and we want to hear from talents, ambitious people who'd like to join us.

Ready to start something great?

Decision makers
Problem solvers

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