We are a Chartered Architects’ practice with a passion for designing and delivering high quality building projects.

The practice was founded in the mid-1950s and has extensive experience across many key sectors, especially Education, Healthcare, Residential, Community, Sport and Leisure.

As well as full architectural and project management services, we also offer cost management advice provided by our Chartered Quantity Surveyor.

Our offices are in Highbridge, Somerset which gives us excellent connectivity throughout the South West. We cover all the counties and urban districts in the region – from Bristol & Gloucestershire to Devon & Cornwall, from Taunton & Exeter to Wiltshire & Dorset.

Rob Barnes
Partner & Chartered Architect

Rob has over 30 years experience as a Chartered Architect having undertaken a wide variety of projects for both private and public sector clients. He has proven experience at all stages of the design and procurement process with particular skill in conceptual design and guiding projects successfully through the local authority planning process. He has been lead consultant on multi-million pound developments. Rob joined the practice as a Partner in 1998. He is responsible for steering the practice forward by developing and delivering high quality architectural design services to all our clients, large & small, old & new.

“I think architecture is a fantastic subject – no building project is ever the same, there’s always a creative problem to solve. We do our very best to provide good value to our clients, both in terms of service and that added “X factor” which comes from good design. As architects we must always remember that behind every good building we finish, there’s usually a very good client.”

David Piper
Partner & Chartered Quantity Surveyor

David has over 30 years experience as a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and senior project manager and can offer not only cost management services, but also advise on procurement routes and contract implementation with a wealth of knowledge and experience of dealing with building contracts. He has worked on numerous multi-million pound building contracts for both public and private sector clients. David joined the practice in 1983, becoming a partner in 1991. He is responsible for the financial management of the practice and ensuring the implementation of our QA management system.

“Delivering good architecture includes delivery on time and within budget. I have a genuine interest in good quality, exciting designs, but this must include careful cost control to ensure our clients meet their budget target. Projects need good cost management at all stages, especially at the early feasibility stage which is often overlooked by many clients – it’s no good designing something which you can’t afford!”

Phil Abraham
Partner & Chartered Architect

Phil qualified as a Chartered Architect in 1999 and in that time has successfully delivered multi-million pound projects for both the public and private sectors with proven expertise at all stages of a project’s delivery. Phil joined the practice as a Partner in 2019 and prides himself on the positive working relationships he builds with Clients and different Design Teams. He combines this with an excellent level of service, care and attention to detail, which he gives to each project, regardless of its size.

“There is immense pride in working together as a team to produce buildings and spaces that give joy and inspire those who live, work and learn in them. The relationship formed with the Client, understanding their requirements and working towards a shared vision is fundamental to a successful outcome – sharing knowledge and experience on this journey with others and enhancing peoples’ lives, is all part of a very rewarding experience.”

Public Sector Clients

LED Architects have worked for numerous public clients and community groups, including Community Land Trusts within the south west. We have worked for or are on the approved list of consultants for the following organisations:

Private Sector Clients

In addition to numerous individual private clients, LED Architects have worked for the following institutions and companies: