"Highly collaborative. Always creative. Thoroughly individual"

At Graham Handley, creative collaboration is our cornerstone. It’s this ongoing dialogue that helps us articulate your vision and create innovative, individual architecture. As leading chartered architects in Cambridge & St. Ives, we specialise in bespoke designs for residential and commercial projects. Our portfolio spans a range of environments, from housing layouts and feasibility studies to completion of new-build schemes and restoration of Listed or historic buildings.

Whatever the scale of your project we always tailor our solution to suit you, your site and your budget. And, while our experience is diverse and our architecture always original, our projects share two common themes: a deep insight into our client’s vision and exemplary results.

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"Creative collaboration"

Our practice was founded in 1988 by Graham, with Ann joining in 1991. Our portfolio ranges from elegant contemporary designs that incorporate modern materials and stylish detailing, right through to sensitive buildings constructed in vernacular style and materials.

Creating buildings that sit lightly in their environment is an important part of our work and ethos. Our enthusiastic and innovative approach is particularly helpful when bringing together sustainable, energy-efficient, environmentally friendly construction with conservation led criteria. We always aim to achieve cost-effective, environmentally responsible buildings for our clients.

Our considerable experience of negotiating with local planning authorities means that, whatever the nature of your project, we are highly adept at maximising your chances of gaining planning approval.

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Office: 01480 495660

Ann: 07880 706 446
Carl: 07802 329 002
David: 07522 727 753
Graham: 07860 641 383


Graham Handley Architects,
The Mill,
Free Church Passage,
St Ives,
PE27 5AY