We believe in understanding the past to design for the future. As conservation architects based in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, the basis of our approach is simple: understanding place and the people that lived there, assessing significance and responding with an authentic periodically sensitive solution.
We work exclusively on historic houses and museums.
Our work has involved the restoration of fire damaged properties, historic interiors, extensions and alterations, new build and the regeneration and change of use of listed buildings.
Exceptional design and conservation is achieved through discussion, sharing and developing ideas.
As a small, dynamic team of conservation professionals, we hold weekly design reviews to ensure that our designs and drawings are appropriate and meet the required technical standards.
We have good working relationships with Historic England, local authority conservation officers and amenity societies.
Collaboration is a fundamental part of our approach - these advisors have specialist knowledge and experience which can provide useful insight and enrichment of a project.
Public engagement is a powerful way of raising awareness of projects and is a key objective of the HLF.
James has extensive experience of public engagement through his previous experience at Stowe House for the Stowe House Preservation Trust and at Croome Court for the National Trust. In both projects, regular tours were carried out for members of the public as well as specialist groups to promote awareness, generate interest and increase return visits.
We invest time in conservation training across our projects, to keep up to date with the highest conservation standards, latest thinking and technology.
All our technical staff are working toward conservation accreditation with the RIBA or AABC. We regularly support other conservation professionals such as the SPAB Scholars.
james mackintosh architects limited
First Floor, 21 The High Street,
Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire
01608 692 310 / 07880 727 150