Carefully considered, beautifully crafted DISCOVER MORE ABOUT TONIC ARCHITECTURE

Traditional techniques blended
with contemporary design

We have extensive experience of working with historic and listed buildings, within areas of outstanding natural beauty and conservation areas. Our projects span the Cotswolds, Warwickshire, Wiltshire, Bath, North Somerset, Bristol, Dorset, West Sussex and London. Clients include private individuals, schools and businesses as well as estate managers for the Goodwood Estate, the Shaftesbury Estate and the Belmont Estate.

We give careful consideration to the provenance of products and materials and seek to source those that create the minimum environmental impact in manufacture, lifetime, and future re-use. We also encourage clients to consider reusing or repurposing existing materials, fixtures and fittings. We believe that we can learn from traditional building techniques and natural materials which are often adaptable, create long term value and resilience, and improve both the quality of life for their occupants and of their locations.
We seek to include, restore and enhance the biodiversity of the sites that we work on, and appoint Ecological consultants to ensure that any ‘resident’ wildlife is not disturbed or harmed by our proposals.

In the construction phase, we consider ways in which to maximise the efficiency of the processes involved in our projects and eliminate waste where possible. During our initial design discussions, we look to incorporate micro-renewable technologies within projects, and will actively liaise with specialist consultants to investigate the most appropriate and efficient solutions.


Experts ready to serve

Joe Young


Jess Baker

Architectural Assistant

Daniel O’Brien

Architectural Assistant


Some of what we do


With you step by step

Step 1

The Chat

No commitments, no cost, just a simple conversation to better understand your thoughts.
Step 2

Your Needs

Capturing your requirements, helping establish potential costs and the top level structure.
Step 3

The Brief

Turning your requirements into a working brief that allows us to explore key details and techniques.
Step 4


Using the agreed brief to explore ideas and approaches in the form of conceptual designs and sketches.
Step 5


Taking the concepts further to look at how space is being used, focusing on how people interact.
Step 6


The next level of design, adding the critical details that inform the planning process and the project process.
Step 7


We work with the construction team to manage the approach to the project, from briefing and beyond.
Step 8


Reviewing all aspects of the delivery, checking compliance with the plans and giving you full confidence.
Step 9

In Use

We review with you post completion how the project has gone and how it is working out in use.

Views from Clients and Contractors

Having discussed the project with a number of other architects it was refreshing to find a contemporary but sensitive approach to the refurbishment of a historic building. Their attention to detail throughout the design, planning process and build was excellent.

– B Arron