Roger Mears Architects believes that architecture is the key to enhancing our clients’ experience of daily life.
Our philosophy is to create beautifully crafted buildings that reflect our clients’ styles and personalities, within an historic context. Our work is guided by SPAB principles, with a focus on conservation and sustainability –caring for traditional buildings using a modern approach.
Each project is unique with its own story of its journey through time. We help uncover each building’s distinctive features, which determines careful and meticulous repair. Where required, we add to the narrative of the building by designing new features, additions and extensions derived from the original details, but in a 21st- century idiom. Each repair is honest in detail, and each addition is designed to ensure that the building is enjoyed by another new generation.
A selection of our work from our 35 year history is displayed in the Projects section, with some shown below.
Meet the partners
I am an Architect Accredited in Building Conservation (AABC), as well as accredited with the RIBA as a Specialist Conservation Architect. I have worked at Roger Mears Architects (RMA) since 2007 and have been a Practice Partner since 2015. RMA has a strong track record of working in Conservation, something I am deeply passionate about. […]Read More
I qualified as an architect in 1979, and joined Roger Mears Architects in 2014 after 35 years continuous employment at Architects Co-Partnership (ACP) – as a practice director for the last 10 years. My experience is wide-ranging in domestic, residential, education, custodial, science / research, transport and commercial sectors, including both new build and works […]Read More
"I say thank you practically every day to you all for building what I consider to be the perfect house. It really has been a joy to live here for the last 20 years and I couldn’t thank you more. Should any of you be passing, do drop in and see that your work is still standing and has aged brilliantly."
"I'm not sure I had appreciated what was involved when I started but all in all it's been fun. When I walk in now it feels as though the house has breathed a huge sigh of relief. It has been properly treated with great care, expertise and detail. It is literally breathing again in a contented way and we feel it to be a very happy building to be in. For all this I'm in your debt and I thank you most sincerely."
"Roger Mears and his team were the architects for the renovation of our Eighteenth Century terraced house in Gospel Oak back in 2000. They were excellent in every respect. The house had suffered the usual changes, some of which caused quite serious structural problems. Rogerís suggestions for specialist advisors and for choosing a careful and sympathetic contractor were all spot on. His knowledge of the period, and his eye for details and proper craftsmanship were invaluable. Of course there are unforeseen snags on every job, but there was always a way around them. At the end, we felt that the original character and details of the house had been restored while being a practical home for contemporary living. A good experience all round"
"Thanks for your help (& patience!) in making it all happen. It is a splendid house which is taking some time to get to know, but is yielding up it's charms and secrets all the time."
Sir Simon Sainsbury
"We are delighted with (the house) and every aspect of it. There is very little that I would change if we were to do it again. I am really grateful to you for all the trouble you have taken over this work."
Sir Simon Hornby
"The 1987 restoration would have been a disaster without you; at one point the foreman was saying it would be best and much easier and cheaper to take off the whole roof completely. The result of thereby losing the barrel ceiling would have been the death knell of the building as a viable Church under the present difficulties of the Church in Wales. So, thank you for all your help."
Carole Spackman, Llanddeusant Church