About us

    Giles Quarme Architects is a London-based architectural practice that specialises in all aspects of work relating to historic buildings: surveying and historical research; repair and alteration; and design of new buildings within Conservation Areas, and other historic settings. GQA was established in 1987 and since then has worked on a number of award-winning projects across the UK and internationally.

    Our approach to architecture in general and historic buildings in particular, is holistic, as we allow priorities and issues to interact rather than to dominate and dictate what can be done to a building to improve its future wellbeing.

    The practice consists of a dedicated team of architects and professionals, with a wide experience both in England and abroad and are familiar with a broad spectrum of building and conservation issues and project management. We have built up an enviable reputation for working with challenging or complex projects, liaising with specialist craftsmen, cutting-edge architects, local authorities and government bodies.

    In addition to providing architectural services, GQA have provided specialist consultancy advice on Listed Building legislation, Conservation Area and World Heritage Sites for the past 30 years. Giles Quarme has not only been consulted by individuals, organisations, charities and various Amenity Societies, but also by other architects on conservation projects such as the V&A Museum, the British Museum and the Old Royal Naval College at Greenwich. Giles regularly acts as an Expert Witness at planning inquiries concerning historic buildings.

    Both Giles Quarme and Natasha Brown are RIBA AABC SCA accredited. In addition, there are another five ARB and RIBA registered architects, all of whom have completed specialist post-graduate training in conservation.

    GQA are currently on Framework Agreements or are approved architects for the following bodies:

    • The National Trust
    • The British Museum
    • The Historic Houses Association
    • The Diocese of London
    • The Diocese of Southwark
    • GLA Architecture Panel 

    GQA have acted as advisors or consultants to a number of other public bodies and charitable organisations including:

    • Historic England
    • Westminster City Council
    • Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea
    • University of London
    • Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich