John Coward Architects have specialist skills in the conservation of the historic environment. Mike Darwell, one of the practice directors, is a Specialist Conservation Architect on the RIBA Conservation Register and an Architect Accredited in Building Conservation (AABC). Another of our architects, Dearbhail Keating, is a Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) Lethaby Scholar. JCA Architects have a wealth of experience in working with heritage assets of all sizes across all sectors from dwellings, to barns, to scheduled monuments, to disused churches, to ruins. We understand the principals and philosophies that guide the conservation of historic buildings and structures and we adopt a balanced and pragmatic approach to projects to suit the particular needs of the unique building and the often varying needs of the user.

acorn bank barn
Acorn Bank Barn and Pigsties
Frith Hall, Scheduled Ancient Monument – Ruin Consolidation
BAE Systems HQ, Barrow in Furness
104 Abbey Road, Barrow in Furness
Stricklandgate House, Kendal
Blackwell the Arts and Crafts House / Abbot Hall

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We are interested in all aspects and sizes of architectural projects, for both private and public sector clients. If you have a project you would like to discuss with us, or are just looking for some advice, please do not hesitate to telephone, email or write.