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 pool of consultant Chartered Quantity Surveyors.

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 35 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 are very aware that behind every good building we finish, there’s usually a very good Team ….. especially the Client.”

Rob has a keen interest in the creative arts and crafts – he also loves sport, especially rugby union!

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.

Phil is a supporter of animal charities and a dedicated dog owner – who loves the south west coast paths. Despite having a keen interest in sport, Phil is a follower of Southampton Football Club!

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: