Architects in Harrogate

Architects in Harrogate

Native Architects is a multi-award-winning architectural practice established for over 25 years specialising in delivering well designed buildings that are sensitive to their locality and constructed with natural, renewable and sustainable materials.

We don’t just say our buildings are sustainable; we know that they are, and we pride ourselves as being both innovators and pioneers with an overriding guiding ambition to design inspirational buildings that have minimal environmental impact.

We aspire to create the healthiest internal environment for your property; we advocate construction methods that avoid the use of plastics, toxic chemicals and materials manufactured using fossil fuels, and specify hemp, straw, lime and timber for their low embodied carbon, and natural, breathable qualities. We understand that true sustainable construction considers the embodied carbon of building materials as well as the amount of energy a building uses every day. Our ‘fabric first’ approach involves a considered response to the site, the environment and the unique surroundings of each project.

We specialise in the conservation, restoration and refurbishment of listed buildings and those in difficult heritage contexts, including Conservation Areas and National Parks. We specialise in highly sustainable new houses and commercial buildings, again focussing on a fabric first approach using materials that support good internal air quality resulting in healthy living and working environments for their owners and users.

Our approach to environmental sustainability has resulted in winning numerous design and construction awards for our building projects including residential, leisure, commercial and historic buildings.  Whilst winning awards is not our ambition they do reinforce the fact that our practice is at the top end of what you will find across our region.

We have delivered or are working on significant architectural projects in Harrogate and the surrounding villages which include:

  • The design of an agricultural workers building in Kirby Overblow utilising low embodied carbon materials with a contemporary aesthetic to reflect its location in a non traditional farmstead.
  • Designing a new extension to a business park and production building for Stage One, Tockwith. This sensitive site for biodiversity, includes the design of new testing spaces for robotic test builds, workshops, offices, hospitality spaces and factory tours.
  • A rural diversification project in Hutton Wandesley, which includes the conversion of a Victorian stable block and historic walled garden into holiday let space and landscape restoration.
  • The restoration of a historic community building in Masham working with the local community, a housing association and the Heritage Lottery fund to provide local needs housing, education and training spaces, community café and historic grocers shop. The proposals bring a post office back into Masham.

If you would like to discuss a specific project in Harrogate or surrounding villages please call the office on 01904 656133 or contact us through our website contact form