The Practice has intentionally stayed relatively small and is based in a purpose-built office attached to Peter and Clare’s home. In addition to the two Directors we have Tom Kent, Mark Clifford and Kathryn Peters, who are all qualified Architects with considerable experience designing and running projects in Practice over many years. This small yet dedicated team enables the Practice to devote personal attention to all projects.
We undertake all private sector building forms, but have become known for housing (both individual and developments), waste management projects, equestrian design, conservation work and small commercial projects in an area ranging across the South of England.
The Practice has been a RIBA Chartered Practice since the inauguration of this designation and is committed to remain so, with all the necessary associated policies on Safety, Quality, Environment and Staffing that this status requires.
The Practice has awards for sustainability and for design work in and around Heritage Assets
We are a member of WessexDesignHouse – a locally based organisation of building professionals offering a ‘joined up’ design and construction service to clients in the South of England.
PKA Architects Ltd carries full Professional Indemnity Insurance, exceeding the requirements of both the RIBA and the Architects Registration Board.
Peter is a member of the Green Register of Construction Professionals, and the Practice has a firm commitment to sustainable design, evidenced by the Zero-Carbon office from which the Practice operates. Following specialist training in 2012 and a wealth of experience over 30 years Peter is also a Conservation Registrant in the RIBA Conservation Architect scheme, and is working towards the next stage as a Conservation Architect. Peter has been a Diocesan Architect for Salisbury Diocese for nearly 15 years and is the inspecting Architect for a number of churches local to Devizes.
Tom is also a Conservation Registrant after specialist training, and he is also working towards the next stage as a Conservation Architect.
The Practice is committed to Continuing Professional Development, regularly exceeding the minimum 35 hours training per year for each Architect required by the RIBA.
We believe that good design should be functional, sustainable and appropriate to its setting, and that both the design stages of a project and the finished building should be enjoyable.