Category Archives: News

Designfarm Architects launch new creative project

  Calling artists, writers, creatives… lets join forces We’ve launched a new creative venture we’ve titled “Creative Neighbourhood”. Here, we’re inviting one and all to join us on an exploratory journey that opens up debate and discussion concerning the founding principles of townscape, and its relevance or insignificance as we move forward beyond 2020. Lets […]

Planning Consent: Grade II listed home

We just received planning and listed building consent for alterations to a Grade II listed home in the Cotswolds. We’ve enjoyed working with our clients to maximise the internal layout, transforming the dark and impractical rooms into a light filled, social space with connections to the landscape.

Designfarm Architects shortlisted for AJ Architecture Awards

We’re thrilled to have been shortlisted for the AJ Architecture Awards (Project of the Year under £250k) with our Merrivale project. For more details of the project click here

Merrivale project photos

Visit our Merrivale project page to see more photographs of the finished scheme.

Architects Declare

Designfarm Architects have signed an open letter declaring a climate and biodiversity emergency, making a commitment to positive action in response and inviting all UK architectural practices to add their names. To view the letter and sign up, please go to

Teaching at University of West England

We’re excited to announce that Dan Farmer is joining the team to teach the undergraduate degree course in Architecture, at the University of West England. Having been a visiting lecturer for many years, this is an exciting step to stay connected with emerging talents and share our passion for good architecture!

02.09.18 Fourways is completed

Fourways comprises a complete renovation of a 1970s house that provides flexible living spaces, while acknowledging the local venacular within the Cotswolds. Click here to read more about the scheme and see photographs of the completed project

How we work: Services and example fees

We are all too aware that the process of engaging an architect can be a daunting one, and one, in all likelihood, linked to the single largest purchase a client will make. When opening our architectural practice in Stroud, we wanted to ensure that we make that process as transparent, and therefore as accessible, as possible. We have […]

Designfarm Architects: Ibstock Lecture Series

We would like to thank the University of West England for inviting us to contribute to their Ibstock Lecture Series. Dan Farmer presented to the Architecture students and staff, his thoughts on using film as a time based medium to explore alternative methods of representing architectural concepts. Additionally, this year Dan will be working with a […]

Community Collaboration

Designfarm Architects have enjoyed working with The Ardargh Community Trust, Hands On Bristol and Coombs Jones  to repurpose part of an existing pavilion to create a new, fully accessible cafe and lightweight hub space which will be available for use by the local community year-round. The site is situated on Horfield Common, in North Bristol […]