Simpson & Brown was founded over 35 years ago, and now aspires to be one of the leading architectural practices in the United Kingdom specialising in scholarly conservation work, the creative adaptation and beneficial re-use of existing buildings, and the design of environmentally sound new buildings.
The practice has established a reputation for high quality work and undertakes commissions throughout the United Kingdom and overseas, with projects ranging from the conservation, repair and restoration of major historic structures to the design of elegant contemporary buildings, often in a sensitive landscape or historic context.
Simpson & Brown has a longstanding allegiance to the traditional Vitruvian principles of good design – firmness, commodity and delight – combined with a strong commitment to the ecological and environmental imperatives of modern working. The practice has developed a deep understanding of the use of traditional materials and construction methods, together with local building techniques and resources, which manifests itself throughout the work of the firm.
To view examples of some of our work please view the categories to the left. Alternatively browse through our project archive, a collection of some of Simpson & Brown's projects dating back to 1977. If you would like any further information about the practice or specific project please contact us.
Conservation is the management of change. Understanding the significance of a building, structure or landscape, is the key to good conservation. Based on this understanding, we are always keen to explore options for a building, even if it is protected by being listed or scheduled.
Conservation advice can range from a quick conversation over the phone to a complete Conservation Plan, which formally sets out in a document historical analysis, heritage significance and conservation policies for development as a basis for future works. Simpson & Brown is unique as we have in-house teams of archaeologists and architectural historians who add further depth to our understanding and approach.