Thirsk is a small market town, built around a large medieval market square, a popular tourist destination, close to the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors. Archaeological finds indicate there was a settlement here around 500-600BC and it was mentioned twice in the doomsday Book as Tresche. Thirsk’s market established in 1145 is still held twice a week is the focal point for local farmers, traders and tourists.
Thirsk Hall is a grade II listed building built in 1720 and extended in 1770 by York architect John Carr, a prolific English architect best known for Buxton Crescent in Derbyshire and Harewood House. In his day he was considered to the leading architect in the north of England. Much like Carr, Native Architects have established themselves as leading architects in the Yorkshire area. Native Architects work has been publicly recognised and we have won several awards, here are just a few: Sustainability Award 2019 for private dwelling refurbishment, Best Commercial Project and Sustainability Award 2018 for Native Architect’s office The Granary; Best Residential Project York Design Awards 2018 for Regency Villa in York and we are also proud to be the winner of the RICS Awards 2018 – Winner of the Tourism and Leisure Category – Yorkshire Region for William’s Den in North Cave.
Native Architects specialise in delivering individually designed, low environmental cost sustainable buildings. Native Architects work all over northern England because it’s the place we know and love the best. Whether working on listed buildings, or new projects in Thirsk, we design inspirational buildings with low environmental impact, using materials such as hempcrete, straw and other modern innovative materials, inherently renewable and locally made allowing us to design buildings that reduce energy, while still retaining qualities of traditionally crafted buildings. Native Architects are involved in unusual and inspiring projects across a range of sectors and scales and broadly divided into two main categories: Firstly, heritage – works to Listed Buildings and those in difficult heritage contexts, including Conservation Areas and National Parks. Secondly, Environmentally Sustainable Design – working with natural materials such as hemp and straw to design inspiring and truly sustainable low energy buildings. Native Architects work includes; individual houses and extensions, barn conversations, rural house, commercial rural diversification, tourism and leisure and health and wellbeing.
If you have a project in Thirsk that fits into these categories or are just looking for inspiration Native Architects would be delighted to meet you and explore what could be possible.