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.