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We’re Recruiting!

We are looking for an experienced Architectural Technologist / Technician to join our friendly team in York to work with us on our projects utilising natural materials and sustainable construction methods for both private and national clients across the country. The successful applicant will support the senior design team with delivering a unique range of…

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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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York Creatives

We are delighted to be working with Ben, filmmaker, photographer and founder of York Creatives on a new project aimed at shining a light on people and places in the creative sector. York Creatives a grassroot collaborative network of  artists, designers, filmmakers, photographers, musicians, performers, poets, writers, producers, curators, crafters and creators was set up…

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Coronavirus Update – September 2020

Whilst the impact of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pandemic continues to evolve, our priority is to ensure the health and safety of our staff and clients whilst maintaining an effective service throughout the ongoing crisis. Following the implementation of a number of Covid-19 precautions our staff are now working back in the office and we are…

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