What our clients say

"We chose Atkinson Architects on the strength of their experience for our Georgian townhouse in Salcombe. An open-minded and intelligent approach to design, they listened to our aspirations and negotiated the planning process smoothly. On-site they had a rigorous approach to construction and building costs. A wholly successful outcome and we would highly recommend the practice."


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“Richard and his team helped deliver our dream cottage on a very challenging site. The cottage is in a conservation area and the development was high profile. We were very pleased with Richard’s design ideas and his support in helping to get planning approved and overseeing the renovation and extension. We highly recommend Atkinson Architects.”

Charles & Lorna Cameron, South Pool, Devon

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“We have worked very successfully with Atkinson Architects over the past six years and are currently working with the company on a new project. We have been impressed by the standard of professionalism and expertise, alongside sound advice and personal support in our projects. Very few projects are without stresses and strains and we have learned from past experiences that professional input is a necessity, no matter how small or large the undertaking.”

Geoff & Jane Mahill, Salcombe, Devon

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“Atkinson Architects knowledge of historic buildings how to breathe new life into them was infectious. His presentation to the planning committee was clear, informative and perfectly balanced.”

Sasha Chapman, Senior Conservation Officer, Dartmoor National Park Authority

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“Richard oversaw a complex heritage and planning process with diplomacy and considerable skill. It was clear he really cared about the long term future of our estate properties and fully understood client limitations of budget and timescale.”

Alistair Smart, Head of Development, The Crown Estate

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“Atkinson Architects were instrumental in assisting with achieving our Class Q planning consent with the plans we needed to support the application. Upon receipt of the consent Richard and David have both advised us with further information to allow us to progress to the next stage of the project. We have been delighted with the advise we have received to date. Atkinson Architects have been an integral and valuable part of the design team and we look forward to working with them during the build phase of our project.”

Paul & Annette James, Stoke Gabriel, Devon

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“An excellent, professional job. A thorough understanding of our needs has led to a space which perfectly suits our lifestyle.”

Michael & Jane Roberts, Malborough, Devon

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“Richard's vision and energy were invaluable in gaining our planning permission and driving through our building project in East Portlemouth. He is particularly good at blending the old and new with original architectural features and a natural feeling for light and space. Richard cares about his clients and delivers a highly personalised service with great attention to detail - the result is we have a house which is a pure joy to live in - we would highly recommend his services.”

Paul Fleming & Eileen Marino, East Portlemouth, Devon

“Atkinson Architects role on site was invaluable; explaining who does what, why and when. They saw great potential in our dilapidated barns and came up with sensible, affordable solutions for their restoration. A really friendly and approachable team.

The Turpin Family, Pound Farm, Tamar Valley AONB

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“We have worked with Richard from Atkinson Architects on several projects, and would happily recommend his team to help you fulfil your ideas and specifications for your project. The team is always happy to tweak and change plans to accommodate the client, and will liaise with the authorities on your behalf. All round top designer!”

John & Karen Oldrieve, Loddiswell, Devon

“We have worked with Atkinson Architects on numerous projects over the years. We would recommend them for their professionalism and attention to detail. It is always a pleasure working with Richard.”

Danny Stanton, Torquay, Devon

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“A dedicated and innovative team providing personal service, it's a pleasure to do business with them.”

Diane & Anthony Norman, Wimborne, Dorset

Renovation of old barn with sheep walking past and farmer

"From the outset, Atkinson Architects led our daunting project to renovate a derelict farmhouse and barns. Firstly they helped secure grant funding, listed building and planning approvals. Secondly managed the whole conservation and renovation stages on our sites with great skill and care."


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Latest news & projects we have been working on

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Grade I Church & Lych Gate Repairs

Atkinson Architects recently completed works at Grade I listed St Petrocs Church in Harford, Devon. This included the ...
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Buildings & Gardens in Harmony

To celebrate the start of British summertime, Atkinson Architects recently enjoyed a staff day out to visit several ...
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Oak Frame Dwelling

Atkinson Architects recently completed oak frame barn set within Dartmoor National Park. Having been felled by storms during ...
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Modernism at Dartington

Atkinson Architects is delighted to have received listed building and planning approvals for the renovation of a Modernist ...
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Edwardian Seafront Splendour

Atkinson Architects renovation of The Anchorage set within the West Hoe Conservation Area is well underway. The iconic ...
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Copper Tops

Atkinson Architects has successfully used copper on several projects over many years. Recently, Richard revisited these jobs with ...
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