The foot of a tree at Edwardian House

Architecture to Delight

We create uniquely tailored architecture for private residential and cultural clients. We work exclusively in the South West of England realising the architectural ambitions of clients who, like us, are inspired by the distinctive surrounding coastlines, countryside and hinterland of Devon and Somerset. This experience gives us exceptional local knowledge and grounding as well as the ability to manage our projects with a trusted network of professional and craftspeople who deliver high quality workmanship and sustainable design.

With a thorough understanding of local building traditions and their context, we use intelligent design to drive sensitive modern interventions that balance a sense of place with the aspirations of modern living. We have considerable experience of working within designated landscapes such as National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty that has earned the practice an enviable reputation for planning success and built schemes. Our approach is to build a close relationship of trust and collaboration with clients, listening to them and understanding how they want to live to provide practical, creative, architectural designs.

Our Architectural Services — How We Work

At Louise Crossman Architects we offer vision and problem solving and we are ambitious for our clients. We will listen to you, explore designs with you, and advise you, setting up and leading a consultant team, developing construction proposals, or delivering the completed scheme. We craft architecture to delight.

“I would be happy to recommend the firm to any potential client who values being listened to and for whom relationship as well as professional skill and technical competence is important.” — James Denniston, Lee Abbey

Our Architectural Team — Who We Are

Louise Crossman Architects is an Employee Ownership Trust committed to long term growth and evolution. We work collaboratively from concept to completion in a studio environment where a handful of active projects are supported by our small architectural team, each of whom brings specific strengths and technical competencies.

Louise Crossman, Director — BSc, Dipl Arch, RIBA

Louise is committed to contemporary quality architecture that resonates with the landscape, materials, and culture of our region. Louise has considerable experience of working with historic buildings and in sensitive contexts. She also offers significant experience in executing building projects that allow the design process to be explored without losing touch with practical implementation.

Ivan Jordan — BA (Hons), Dipl Arch.

Ivan leads our Honiton Studio and is a highly design-focused architect with 20 years practice experience. He approaches each project with enthusiasm, high expectations, and his work is based on a rich architectural knowledge. Equally assured working with listed buildings, commercial projects and private homes, Ivan believes that everything should be thoughtfully designed and delivered with care. His work is always expressive and delights in the joy of architecture.

Charlie Ardren — BA (Hons), Dipl Arch.

With a portfolio that includes contemporary design in rural settings and listed buildings, his designs are well thought through and technically informed, where material choice, form and context are considered. Charlie’s meticulous approach delivers unfailingly excellent work to his clients.

Amanda Draper — FdA, (Hons), MA

Having originally trained in interior design, followed by architectural training at the university of Plymouth, Amanda’s architectural experience is rooted in working in sensitive locations where she has considerable experience with local planning authorities. However, beyond this her eye for detail and material selection also contributes to any project.

Samuel Parker-Gill — BA (Hons), MA, Dipl Arch.

An interest in how sights, scents, sounds and surroundings all contribute to the sense of a space inform Sam’s architecture. Exploring and working in beautiful places has brought him to Exmoor after working in a variety of architectural sectors.

Jacky Fletcher — BSc (Hons), FCCA

As practice manager, Jacky uses her experience and qualifications to provide a bedrock to the day-to-day running of the practice, working with the admin team to ensure a smooth running business and keeping creative minds focused on the tasks in hand.

Career Opportunities

We are always interested to receive applications from talented individuals. Please either respond to an advertised role if listed, or, when we are not actively recruiting send your CV and not more than 6 examples of your past work to .