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About

in a nutshell about us

We are a friendly but professional practice

Founded in 2005, by our Director Mark Cotton, we are a friendly Chartered Architects Practice based in a converted watermill sitting on the banks of the River Stort in Harlow.

We have recognised that the key to success is having happy clients and we understand that, regardless of how small or large your project is, your experience as our client will determine whether or not you are happy to recommend us to friends, family and colleagues.

We are here to assist, support, guide and lead your construction project with a level of knowledge and experience that allows you to focus on those things that are really important like what colour you are going to paint the walls!

We approach every project, regardless of it's size and complexity, with the same level of care and determination to do the best job possible!

  • Friendly
  • Approachable
  • Professional
  • Creative
  • Flexible
  • Ethical

Work Team

  • Mark Cotton
    Director

    Mark is the Director of Architecture & Design Services and founded…

  • Michael Cochrane
    Senior Architect

    Since qualifying as an Architect in 1981, Michael has sought to…

Our Advantages

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Professional

Architecture & Design Services is a Chartered Architects Practice and all our Architects are Chartered Architects in their own right.

The RIBA Chartered Practice Scheme is a client-focused accreditation scheme for architectural practices which aims to offer better services and protect the public. The scheme was initiated in response to clients' requirements, increased public and government pressure for consumer protection, and architects seeking increased promotional support.

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Knowledgeable

As a team we have many years of experience on many types of building projects and are eager to expand upon our knowledge. As a Chartered Practice we have access to professional support which allows us to get up to speed on new projects or challenges extremely quickly.

We also have good relationships with many of the Local Authorities where we work and seek to develop working relationships with Local Planning and Building Control Teams wherever our sites are located.

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Approachable

No-one likes confrontation and we are no different. We pride ourselves on 'building the team' in a non-adversarial way and are always open to new ideas and constructive criticism.

We always have time for our Clients, past, present and future, and count many of them as friends long after their projects have been completed.