Ashleigh Clarke Architects

How we work

Our Approach We believe that architecture is personal. And we take it personally.

“Architecture is about trust. As architects, we walk away at the end of the project, but the client will be living in that space every day. Trust and collaboration need to be there right from the beginning.”

Ashleigh Clarke, Founder and Senior Architect

At Ashleigh Clarke, our designs and their costings are bespoke to your project. They have to be – cookie-cutter design solutions mean soulless buildings: buildings with no heart or soul.

It’s a collaboration from the very first email or call. Understanding your budget and presenting the best design to achieve your goal is the first, fundamental stage in any project we undertake.

That’s why the walk through your home at the initial site visit is so important. It’s a privilege to be invited into someone’s home. As we walk through together, we may suggest new options for you to consider. And most importantly, we listen.

We give you the time to take things in, to think about the proposal and to reach your own conclusion as to whether it is right for you.

“In the end, it’s not just my design, it’s everyone’s design. Everyone’s ideas and wishes have been incorporated – and acted upon.”

Ashleigh Clarke, founder and architect

Our designs can be grand, but our approach is anything but.

Commissioning an architect can be daunting. The process itself, with its permissions and compliances can seem intimidating. The team at Ashleigh Clarke will guide you through the stages. Understanding your budget and presenting the best design to achieve your goal is the first, fundamental stage in any project.

Throughout the process we pride ourselves on being transparent and truthful about costs and build in contingency. You’ll receive daily updates on the progress of builds and renovations as they happen so there are no nasty surprises down the line.

And our sustainable approach to architectural design won’t cost the Earth either.