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Native Quarterly Book Choice

Every four months a member of the Native team will share with you their favourite book, a magazine article or a radio or TV programme. We begin with a book chosen by Sean Bartlem who is our Part 1 Architectural Assistant.  Sean has picked Vitamin Green published by Phaidon.   A book that is worthy of…

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Monkbridge House Hotel, 17 Huntington Road, York

Native Architects has been commissioned to modernise and reorder the old Palm Court Hotel in the centre of York. The brief was to give the period property a fresh look and make it more comfortable, quieter and attractive for guests while using the latest methods, materials, combined with traditional craftsmanship to make the exterior of…

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We’re Recruiting!

We are looking for an experienced Architect or Architectural Technologist/Technician to join our friendly team in York to work with us on our conservation work and new build projects, utilising natural materials and sustainable construction methods. We have some exciting projects in the pipeline and currently on site for our private and national clients across…

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Return of the Native

After working in Leeds for the past 7 years Lucy re-joins Native Architects. Lucy is a RIBA Chartered Architect with over 10 years experience in practice. Her experience covers a range of sectors including education, housing and commercial with projects from small scale extensions to multi million pound new builds. She always strives to find exciting…

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New Team Member

We are delighted that Sean Bartlem has joined Native Architects as Architectural Assistant. Sean completed his BA(Hons) Architecture degree at Newcastle University in 2019 before undertaking a placement in Perth, Western Australia.  During this period, he worked to strengthen community relationships and enjoyed the challenge in approaching the rural context.  Sean enjoys working with both…

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Plastic: An AlterNATIVE View

FACTS Every year the UK consumes over 5 million tonnes of plastic with nearly a quarter of this by the construction industry. Plastics made from fossil fuels harm the natural environment and they contribute to greenhouse gas emissions at every stage of their lifecycle, from production, refining and the way it is managed as a…

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Farm Diversification: Dovecote Barns, Mount Farm, Kelfield, York

Farm Diversification: Dovecote Barns, Mount Farm, Kelfield, York  Since the end of the 1940s, the face of farming has changed dramatically. This change has manifested itself in many ways. The agricultural workforce fell from 900,000 at the end of the 1940s to 182,900 in 2012. The number of farmers has also fallen but not at such…

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It’s Green for Whitby Gin

Native are delighted that our planning application for a new gin distillery for our client Whitby Distillery has been granted consent. The new distillery will be built in the grounds of the famous Whitby Abbey on the site of the now disused Abbey Lands Farm. Using the redundant Grade II Listed barns, the proposals extend…

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A Working Home

A Working Home   2020 will be remembered for the devastating worldwide coronavirus pandemic that is affecting all our lives. Yet, out of this tragedy is  a ray of hope, that if fostered and developed with care, may provide a chance to dramatically reduce the environmental damage we inflict on our planet on a daily basis. …

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Restoration of J R Punton & Son Hardware Store

Native Architects were appointed to assist the Punton family in the restoration of their 17th Century Grade 2 listed hardware store in Snaith.  Read how we restored these premises with sustainable materials whilst ensuring we showcased the building’s heritage and historical fabric. Read our article here 

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