Hoare Ridge & Morris Architects work across the UK, covering all scales of architecture and urban design from masterplanning to the design of furniture and interiors. We work in sensitive historic sites, alter and repair listed buildings and design significant new buildings. On many projects our work extends to landscape and garden design.

Our projects are informed by a sensitive approach to place, and an interest in materials and the craft of construction. We share a love and thorough understanding of traditional materials and settlements, while exploring designs that, although rooted in context, have a fresh and distinct identity.

We seek to achieve the highest standards of material and energy use, even when budgets are constrained. We design with flexibility and longevity in mind. We are interested in sustainability in the broadest sense.

We value a frank working relationship with our clients: the best ideas are often the result of open creative discussion and healthy dialogue is key to making the process of design and building enjoyable for all parties.

Mark Hoare, Ted Ridge or Charles Morris are closely involved with every stage of each project, with one of them typically leading from early design through to completion. The practice is committed to providing an excellent level of service at every stage.

Mark and Ted met early in their careers while working for Charles. After a number of years working separately in London, Cambridge and Suffolk, they founded the practice in October 2012.

We have been included in Country Life magazine‚Äôs shortlist of the best country house architects in Britain from 2017-2022, and we have recently been considered for major projects at Oxford and Cambridge universities. We won the Diaphoros Prize in the Georgian Group’s 2021 Architectural Awards.


If you are interested in joining us, please send a covering letter, CV and examples of your work either by post or email (post preferred).