April 2021 sees us celebrate our 35th birthday. Established in York in 1986 by Chartered Surveyor Richard Dunn and his late wife Deborah, since 2016 our company has been led by Chartered Building Surveyor Ian Smith and Chartered Architect Martin Smith. Our award-winning team of Architects, Building Surveyors and Accredited Conservation Professionals work with a variety of clients across the UK and we currently employ 20 staff from our offices in Acomb, York – having doubled in size in the last 5 years,

Over the last 35 years, our practice has worked across a variety of prominent projects in the Yorkshire region and beyond, including Harewood House, Bishopthorpe Palace, Lambton Castle, Yorkshire Sculpture Park and York Theatre Royal. For over 20 years we carried out work across England for HM Prison Service and in recent times we have developed into experts in the care, retirement and private healthcare sector with projects including the recently completed Ouse View Care Home in Fulford and a £50 million retirement village in the Cotswolds.

Much has changed in the last 5 years, and in particular the past 12 months have been incredibly challenging, as they have for everyone. During 2020 our staff have adapted brilliantly to working at home, and despite some initial uncertainty our workload has remained strong and continued to grow through 2021 with numerous projects ongoing and in development throughout the business

Looking to the future, we recognise that the practice’s success has been built on our commitment to providing every client with an outstanding level of service, innovative solutions and detailed, considered advice. This commitment will remain the focus of our efforts for existing and new clients alike while also seeking to build on our outstanding team so that we can enhance, expand and develop the practice’s skills and the services we can offer.

We will continue to drive the practice forward with clear emphasis on providing a service of the highest quality based around the three core sectors: Architecture, Building Surveying and Conservation.

Check out our 35th anniversary book here;