The practice was established in January 1991 by John Coward and over the years has steadily grown in size to become one of the region’s largest architectural firms. We are ideally located in the centre of the historic village of Cartmel, Cumbria and operate from the bespoke office that we designed and had constructed ourselves.

John Coward Architects is committed to high standards and providing a professional service to all our clients.

We are a RIBA Chartered Practice, a member of the Green Register and have two Architects Accredited in Building Conservation (AABC) one of which is a Specialist Conservation Architect on the RIBA Conservation Register the other being a Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) Lethaby Scholar.

No matter what size of project you are considering we have the skills and expertise to help you develop your ideas into reality. We are able to quickly respond to your requirements and have the in house capability to quickly assign a dedicated team to your project. We have forged strong links with other professions in the area and can help you assemble a full team of consultants that your project may need. John Coward Architects have evolved robust partnerships with the region’s local planning authorities and building control departments, helping you to realise your outcomes as expediently as possible. We can offer advice on the appointment of local tradesmen and contractors when it comes to the construction of your project and can help you with every step of the construction process from conception to completion.

New or potential projects are assessed at a free initial consultation following which we will make an appropriate fee proposal based on the type, scale and complexity of the project. We set out our service based on the RIBA Plan of Work which divides the design and construction processes into convenient work stages. Our services and fees are usually based on these work stages.
If you are not sure on the scope of a project, or you just require advice or assistance at an early stage, we can look at providing a feasibility study or options appraisal in order to determine the path forward.

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