There are certain events that change the course of one’s life. It is these events that we remember in detail and that continue to excite our minds, informing our thoughts and actions today.

It was during a journey to west Wales when Roger and his wife discovered an abandoned watermill in a remote valley. Covered in snow, it still had most of its original features and machinery in place but it needed to be repaired by careful hands. They knew little about the area, nothing about mills and nothing about old buildings but they rose to the challenge, and after joining the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings they were introduced to the thrills and enchantments of old buildings. A life changing experience began, driving their plans to repair and conserve what had survived so many centuries but had been neglected and fallen into disrepair, and today we celebrate 40 years in Architecture and Conservation!

Roger Mears Architects was founded with this goal, approaching old buildings sensitively because they embody the ideals and aspirations of generations of people from all backgrounds and that has been lovingly crafted, adapted, altered and maintained over the centuries.

You can read more about us and our journey here.