Mark Wray Architects

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Formed in 2013, Mark Wray Architects is an RIBA Chartered Practice specialising in the re-imagining of historic buildings and contexts through sensitive contemporary design.  Based in the centre of Bath, we work primarily along the Great Western route from London in the east to Penzance in the west, covering Bristol, Somerset, Dorset, Wiltshire, Devon and Cornwall.  We offer a bespoke, tailored service to suit both homeowners and institutions, working at a variety of different scales and budgets. We have experience of all stages of a project from feasibility through to construction.

Our work is derived as a response to three key factors, which are redefined with every project ensuring that each solution is unique.

Brief.  This describes the client's aspirations for the project and provides us with a defined scope of work. On occasions such demands evolve through discussion and analysis of the brief which will solve the problem in an unexpected, enlightened but functional way.  

Place.  Our work is a direct response to its location and context. Geography, typology, orientation as well as history and sociology all inform and enhance the design proposals to ensure that they are appropriate to their setting.

Time.  Whilst our solutions are recognisably contemporary, we avoid the whims of fashion in favour of a timeless pragmatic solution. We combine modern and traditional quality materials with considered detailing and inherent flexibility to ensure that our buildings have longevity.

 
 
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Mark Wray Director

Mark established the practice after working for several years at other noticeable practices in both London and the west country.  He qualified as an Architect in 2001 after studying at the University of Bath and University of Westminster. Mark has worked on a range of prestigious heritage projects for both domestic and institutional clients, including the V&A Museum, the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), We The Curious, London Borough of Barking & Dagenham and Southwark Cathedral.  Mark is a member of the RIBA and SPAB. He is also currently a part-time Teaching Fellow at the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering at the University of Bath. 

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Louise Wray Projects Director

Louise qualified as an Architect in 2002 after studying at Kingston University and the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. She joined the practice in 2015 after previously working as a Senior Project Architect at Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios for fourteen years. During her time at FCBS Louise worked on Stanbrook Abbey, an award winning sustainably designed monastery in the North York Moors National Park, Accordia Housing, Cambridge which won the RIBA Stirling Prize in 2008 and the Royal High Junior School in Bath. Prior to FCBS she worked at Foster + Partners on London City Hall and other large scale commercial schemes within the City. Louise has an overarching role at the practice, focusing on its technical output.

 

Seb Walker Project Architect

Seb worked as a bronze sculptor before earning a first class honours degree as an Architectural Technologist from UWE. He gained experience working in the educational sector for NVB Architects and later for Designscape on numerous residential projects. Seb continued his studies at the University of Bath where his Masters project in Istanbul was awarded the BDP Nick Terry 2015 Masterplan Prize. He joined the studio in 2004 and worked on the competition wining scheme for the Woodland Trust Visitor Hub. Seb qualified as an Architect in 2018 and is currently involved with two residential schemes and is Project Architect for a new café to a Grade II Listed Art Gallery in North Wales.

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Jamie Holmes Architectural Assistant

Originally from Northern Ireland, Jamie joined Mark Wray Architects after completing his Bachelors degree (BSc) at The Welsh School of Architecture and was involved in a variety of designs for both private and commercial projects. Jamie resumed his studies at the WSA, graduating with his Masters in Architecture before returning to the studio in 2016. Having been part of the competition winning design team for Prescot Marketplace, Jamie divides his time between supervising its construction and working on developing high quality designs for domestic projects.

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Daniel Perry Architectural Assistant

 
 
 

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Mark Wray Architects Limited

4 Beau Street Bath BA1 1QY

+44 (0) 1225 585525

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