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Richard Ash IWM

Architype Ltd

Architype is a vibrant and dynamic architectural practice, working for a variety of clients, and across a range of sectors, throughout the UK from offices in Edinburgh, London and Hereford.

As the UK’s leading sustainable and passivhaus architects, we design inspiring and uplifting places in which people can live, work and relax; delivered through a collaborative, enjoyable and trouble free, design and construction process.

Too many people are frustrated by buildings that do not work, so we are driven to ensure our buildings do work, and are genuinely sustainable – that function well, are exceptionally comfortable, and consume radically little energy.


Colme Place
1 St Colme Street
United Kingdom


0131 516 1861


    Awards won

    2015 RIBA Regional Award – Herefordshire Archive and Record Centre

    2015 AJ120 – Winner of Sustainable Practice of the Year

    2015 Passivhaus Trust Awards – Large Projects – Wilkinson Primary School

    2015 Constructing Excellence West Midlands – Best Value Project – Herefordshire Archive and Records Centre

    2015 Education Estates Awards -Sustainable Project - UEA Enterprise Centre

    2016 CIBSE Awards – Wilkinson Primary School – Public Use Building of the Year

    2016 RSAW Welsh Architecture Award – Burry Port Community Primary School, Sustainability Award, Regional Award

    2016 Welsh Gold Medal for Architecture – Burry Port Community Primary School Shortlisted

    2016 BREEAM Awards – UEA Enterprise Centre

    2016 Guardian Sustainable Business Awards – Winner of Built Environment Category – UEA Enterprise Centre

    2016 AJ100 – AJ Readers Choice Award for Best Building – UEA Enterprise Centre

    2016 AJ100 – Sustainable Practice of the Year

    2016 Construction News Awards – UEA Enterprise Centre, Sustainable Project of the Year

    2016 BCO National Awards – Best of the Best and Best Corporate Workplace

    2016 Number 1 in the Building Good Employers Guide

    2016 Constructing Excellence National Awards – Innovation of the Year, UEA Enterprise Centre

    2017 RIBA Regional Awards – UEA Enterprise Centre – Design Award & Sustainable Project of the Year

    2017 RIBA Regional Awards – St. Michael’s Hospice

    2017 RIBA Regional Awards – Highgate Junior School

    2017 RIBA National Award, UEA Enterprise Centre