Ann Blythe

A childhood interest in sketching buildings and building dens led Ann to study architecture at Cambridge, where she won the Edward S Prior prize as an undergraduate and went on to gain a Distinction in her post-graduate diploma.

Ann joined Graham's practice in 1992, becoming an associate in 1999 and a fellow director in 2002.

Ann's primary experience is working on residential projects, ranging from bespoke new-build individual houses, extending, remodeling and repair of Listed houses, niche developments of new-build housing on sensitive sites, conversions of redundant agricultural buildings and larger new-build housing schemes. Ann enjoys the challenge of steering a way through the Planning process in order to achieve the best outcome for our clients.

She also enjoys commercial projects, working closely with the building's end-users to understand their processes, and she has experience as diverse as a food testing sensory laboratory and an optometrists' practice.

"I really appreciate communicating with our clients - listening and thoroughly understanding their brief - and then creating spaces and places that fulfil their aspirations."

Ann enjoys drawing people as well as buildings and has illustrated several physiotherapy textbooks. Her other interests include eastern philosophy, hill-walking and slow cycling. in 2015 she aims, yet again, to achieve the Yorkshire 3 Peaks - 26 miles in under 12 hours - as a solo challenge.

Ann's current favourite quotation: "The real voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes." - Marcel Proust