As our name might suggest, ArkleBoyce is the architectural practice of long time collaborators James Arkle & Graham Boyce. A young but experienced studio.
This is our journey. How we got to where we are today.
(James) Arkle meets (Graham) Boyce at Newcastle University
and (Graham) Boyce meets (James) Arkle.
Graham is appointed president for the Newcastle Society of Architects.
James’ Thesis ‘Rethinking Education - Venice IUAV'’ exhibited by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).
James joins Faulkner Browns Architects and works on a £200m Masterplan for Doncaster Civic and Cultural Quarter and a competition winning proposal for Queens Club in West Kensington.
James becomes Associate at Cartwright Pickard Architects and delivers Doncaster’s £20m Civic Office and recieves RIBA Regional Award and BCO Award Shortlisted for Best Corporate Workplace in The North.
Graham joins Fletcher Priest Architects and delivers Watermark Place, a £160m, multi award winning scheme on the banks of the river Thames.
Graham becomes Associate at Seven Architecture and delivers a 111 bedroom student conversion of Grade II listed Algenon Firth.
James sets up Arkle Architects delivering Office, Retail and Residential Projects throughout the UK.
Since 2015, ArkleBoyce (we) have delivered design-led, client-focused architectural solutions for a whole range of clients. From one-off private residencies to commercial developments. Masterplans to urban regenerations.
It’s not the size of a project that inspires us, but the opportunity to create something special.
James co-founded ArkleBoyce Architects with Graham Boyce in 2014 and brings to the practice a wealth of experience in design and the delivery of a wide range of high-profile architectural and masterplanning projects, in both the public and private sectors.
He has designed and delivered a number of award-winning projects, is passionate about design, and enjoys working closely with clients and the wider team. James plays a key role in the managerial and organisational aspects of the office. James co-chaired the Leeds Society of Architects (Leeds branch of the RIBA) from 2016 – 2018, he has acted as an external critic at schools of architecture including The University of Sheffield and forms part of the judging Panel for the Leeds Architecture Awards.
Graham studied at The University of Newcastle upon Tyne and helped establish ArkleBoyce in 2014 having spent 5 years in London working for Fletcher Priest. As an associate at a national practice he was responsible for running a number of large mixed use schemes and sensitive conservation projects.
Within the studio Graham leads on large complex schemes and is passionate about seeing projects through from start to completion. Graham has been active within the RIBA for over 10 years, previously with the London Region, co-chair of the Leeds Society of Architects and is now a National Council Member.
Richard joined ArkleBoyce in 2015 where he became lead on a number of residential projects and was promoted to Associate in 2019.
Richard leads projects through all work stages, however, detailed design, construction and an understanding of how a design can be built and fully resolved are his particular expertise. Richard’s attraction to construction is borne out of an interest in how things are made and refined over time. Richard ensures this design rigour is reviewed and implemented across the office.
In recent years Richard has focussed on the design and delivery of notable residential properties including a contemporary pavilion, featured on Grand Designs. Presently he continues to be the team lead on a number of prestigious dwellings across the UK.
Kate joined ArkleBoyce in 2016 and has delivered a variety of complex heritage and conservation projects since then. Including high-end refurbishment to an impressive Grade II Listed Beaux-Arts property in Marylebone.
Kate has a keen interest in both maintaining and repurposing historic buildings for the future and utilises her experience and skills to inform proposals which marry conservation with modern design and comforts.
Kate is both an AABC and RIBA Accredited Conservation Architect and the appointed architect to the Church of St. Philips, Osmondthorpe. Beyond practice, Kate continues to champion historic architecture as a member of Leeds Modernist Society, Leeds Civic Trust and SPAB Yorkshire.
Paul joined ArkleBoyce in 2017 and has delivered several notable projects since joining the practice. These include Crimple of Harrogate and a series of refurbishment and development projects for Workspace Group plc, one of London’s leading real estate investment trusts.
With a particular passion for office and conservation schemes, Paul utilises his wide-reaching experience to continually push the boundaries of creative innovation in the workplace. Paul also has a keen interest in visual communications and has built a large portfolio including digital graphics, architectural modelling, website design and printed media.
Tom studied a BA and Masters in architecture at The University of Sheffield, and completed his professional training at London Metropolitan Univerisity. He joined the practice in 2018.
Tom has worked on the design of several large scale public and commercial projects including the Leyland BASE2 innovation centre, Cannock Civic Centre, Rotherham’s Corporation Street development, and Whitehall Grange, an office headquarters.
Tom is committed to improving energy efficiency through design, and is developing the practice’s energy & carbon strategy and internal project review process. Tom is also leading the practice’s transition to Building Information Modelling software.
Jack studied Architecture and Environmental Design at Sheffield Hallam University, and was awarded a Masters degree from University of Westminster, where he completed his professional training. He joined ArkleBoyce in 2019 having worked at Chris Dyson Architects, and has since completed several projects in the residential, commercial, and hospitality sectors.
Jack has a wealth of experience in bespoke residential design, retrofit, and conservation and a keen interest in restoring, extending, and repurposing existing buildings.
Matt studied both his BA(Hons) and Masters in Architecture at Northumbria University, before completing his professional qualifications at the RIBA North West in 2014. As a student Matt enjoyed great success, where his design projects were nominated for both the RIBA Silver Medal and RIBA North East Hadrian Medal.
Prior to joining ArkleBoyce, Matt lived in London for ten years. During this time, he gained valuable experience leading on a wide range of residential, commercial and mixed-use projects across all RIBA Work Stages.
Jessica graduated from the University of Bath in 2017 after receiving a BSc(Hons) in Architecture, and from the MSA in 2020 with a MArch, winning the Hays Collaborative prize in her final year.
Jessica has a strong interest in how contemporary architecture responds the historic and natural environment, in particular how it can enhance an areas sense of place.
Lara graduated from the University of Huddersfield in 2019, receiving a BA(Hons) Architecture (International) and from the University of Bath in July 2022 with a MArch. Lara's final undergraduate design project won the external examiners prize and was also shortlisted for the RIBA Bronze Medal, RIBA North East & Yorkshire Student Award and the Architects Journal student prize. During her master’s degree Lara won an RIBA wren insurance scholarship, this allowed her to develop a greater understanding of sustainable masterplan design. Lara was also part of a team that won a student design competition led by the future space’s foundation. Her final masters’ project won the RIBA Wessex Prize and was shortlist for the Architects Journal Student Prize in the sustainability category.
After graduating from her masters degree Lara has gained experience working in London on a range of projects across the UK.’
Co-Chairing the Leeds Society of Architects is both an honour and an opportunity for us to maintain, protect and inspire great architecture on our doorstep.
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