Our proven track record has been established since we formed in 2010. We hone our broad skillset to enhance every project we undertake, with precision and craft at the forefront of our unique offering.
We’re experts, not jack of all trades.
Our team, with its varying range of skills enables us to offer a full architectural design service under one roof. We adapt and draw upon our specialisms to ensure the right people undertake the right tasks to complete the project in hand.
This approach means a turn-key solution can be provided, where we’re able to take a project from inception, through to the all important finishing touches.
The Way We Work
Understanding you and your requirements is imperative to achieving the best results. That’s why we listen to you first, and create second. Dissecting the brief, and interrogating the various solutions means we always aim to exceed your expectations. We love nothing more than collaborating closely with you to create beautiful spaces that can be lived in.
Our design style is considered and tailored to not only the brief, but also the site, the surroundings, and if necessary your existing property. All with the mindset and knowledge of the finer details involved when designing, building and planning your property, or home improvements.
We appreciate the complexity of the process involved, and are on hand to guide you through every stage. Our straightforward, honest and approachable service is paramount to the success of every project. Something we’re very proud of. Communicating with you in layman’s terms is at the heart of our ethos, meaning we leave the technical mumbo jumbo to the engineers and builders.
Considering your needs, your budget and the process involved, our service is tailored at all times with you at the centre of our thinking.
Kate is the worker bee that puts the sweetness in all of the different Bastion honey pots. As a busy Mum of two, Kate’s knack for organisation, multi-tasking, and managerial skills sees her keep all of the cogs of our studio turning; and with the love for her partner, Russ (our Technology Director), she’s definitely not too shy to whip the team into shape. As your first point of contact, she’ll understand the brief, organise everything, and make arrangements for you and our team to take your dream to the next stage. Once that dream is fully realised, we’re sure Kate will be the first to celebrate with a cheeky tipple, or three.
Cameron is to Bastion, as what Woody is to Toy Story. A fundamental team player whose creativity is second to none. Bastion’s chief of design, it is he who will be the one to kick-start a project. Whether it’s a large department store or a residential project, the one thing Cameron has up his sleeve is an innate ability to show a client exactly what they want, even when they didn’t know it’s what they wanted. Armed with a pen and a pad, it is his concise approach and desire to create solutions with a wow factor that means he always exceeds a clients vision, and delivers on the Bastion promise.
Russell with his steely gaze and teddy bear persona, we have confidence that every Bastion client is in good hands. That’s because, if Russell doesn’t know how it goes together, then we’re pretty sure it just doesn’t fit. In fact, his industry know-how is so strong that some may think of him as a walking encyclopaedia of technical details. Russell is Bastion’s man who oversees every project from planning, through to construction, where his broad knowledge of the complex processes involved make him an asset to every client, whether it’s a shopping centre, or a high-spec residential build.
Some may say that planning is not something to get excited about, but for Rob, we’re sure he’d say the total opposite. With his 30 years’ experience, Rob is well placed to help every Bastion client throughout the planning process. Whether that is offering advice on planning matters during the design stage, or by producing statements to support planning applications with local authorities. With previous experience working for Local Authorities, Rob knows the process like the back of his hand. Whilst not liaising with planning departments, Rob likes to plan (obviously) dog walks in the Cotswolds.
Ben is our RIBA and ARB chartered Architect. Since the tag, ‘the special one’ is taken, we affectionately refer to Ben as ‘the talented one’. Overseeing all of the conceptual, and early design work, Ben’s creative mind is a powerhouse within our diverse team. With a keen eye for new trends, combined with his distinctive drawing style, he offers canvas worthy artistry on tap. Away from the studio, Ben can often be found immersed within the subject matter, getting grit between his fingernails working on the refurbishment of his own property. Which of course, is looking epic!
It’s her artistic flair and keen eye for the finer details, which make Isabel an integral member of the Bastion team. Although her role means she is focused on the finishes, she is instrumental in establishing the right ambiance, tone and vision for the internal spaces of any Bastion project. A designer who doesn’t dictate, but listens to clients, and responds with considerations aimed at exceeding the brief at every corner. Experienced working with large retailers, Isabel is passionate about creating spaces that feel comfortable for the everyday activity that happens within them.
Some may say Keith is the class clown, but when it comes to people he is as comfortable with them as he is with a pencil in his hand. Keith’s ability isn’t just focused on making things look great on paper, although he can make a shed look like a million quid. It’s his focus on the business that really makes him an integral cog in the Bastion machine. Keith founded the business with a passion and desire that is demonstrated by his can do attitude, where his uncanny attention to detail means he has the ability to learn, deliver and adapt quickly for any situation he and his clients find themselves in.
With his youthful exuberance, Carl is a Degree Apprentice Student from the University of Portsmouth, working hands-on with the Bastion team. Carl’s passion for architecture is based around the relationship between the old and the new, with a key focus on how the two can harmoniously exist. Additionally, it’s his love for improving life by regenerating urban landscapes that really showcase his ability. When not at the screen, Carl visit’s the Devon coast to surf the waves and as a keen petrol head, his dream is to purchase a Land Rover, tinker away and take it on off road adventures.
Lead Architect – Lancs
Marco leads our Lancashire based studio. Initially from the land of fine food and fashion, Marco soon realised his calling was with a pen in his hand. Trained in Italy, Marco swapped the ancient scenery for the UK’s Northern countryside in the early 10’s. A Chartered architect and expert in 3D visualisations, Marco with his exuberant personality has the knowledge to bring your residential dreams to life, combining this with his experience in interior restaurant design (he is of course Italian), and true to these roots, making gelato and bread are not just a passion, they’re skills that run in his blood.
Work at Bastion
Are you a talented graduate with a thirst for learning, a seasoned industry professional or a freelance architect looking to work with a dedicated team on residential and commercial projects? At Bastion we’re always looking to build our network and offer rewarding experiences to the next generation. If you align with the Bastion ethos and are motivated to create unique and outstanding architectural solutions, then we’d love to hear from you. In return, we’ll deliver on our promises and help you to flourish and progress your career to the next level.
Experts in our Field
Skilled and adept to approach every challenge, our proven track record is testament to the service we give. We deal directly with various authorities to ensure project completion, including successfully obtaining planning permission for sites that often combine intricate designs, in areas with strict planning policies.
We’re proud of our reputation, and have built longstanding relationships with property developers, builders, design partners and fellow architects who view our knowledge, approach and technical design delivery as fundamental to the success of any project.
What Our Clients Say
I was recommended Bastion to design our house plans and couldn't be happier with the service. We are delighted with our final design - it's nothing like the design we had thought of, it's so much better and that's one good reason to use these guys!
Highly recommend this company. I found Keith really easy to work with and he willingly changed plans, offering advice to ensure we achieved what we wanted. Planning was achieved with no issues and we are looking forward to starting.
Keith provided lightening fast service in helping us by providing required elevation drawings for heritage, design and access statements in order to submit applications for Listed Building Consent for our grade II listed timber frame thatched cottage.
Bastion is an excellent Architecture company with an eye for detail. This business was recommended to us by other professionals in the industry.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Cameron and the team for any residential building design project. Throughout he was attentive to our needs and did everything within the realms of possibility to make it happen.
Join the Bastion team.
Freelance Architects and Architectural Technologists wanted.
If you align with the Bastion ethos, are talented, and motivated with experience in the residential sector and are looking for a new challenge, then we’d love to hear from you. Please find job opportunities via the link below and get in touch if you think we’d make a good fit.