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about our riba practice

Homes are an emotional and financial investment. There is real value in what we do here at Absolute Architecture because we help ensure your aspirations are delivered within your means, to best add value to your home. We listen closely to what families like yours want their homes to become and utilise our expertise to make it happen. By providing the support and services to see homes all the way through their transformation, we have become the go-to residential architecture practice for ambitious dream homes that require a little extra creativity, inspiration or planning expertise.

Our focus on home architecture within a 40-mile radius of Newbury, Berkshire is key to our success. It allows us to channel and refine our expertise and match the right builders and suppliers to your unique needs. You’ll really value our contribution, and most importantly, prosper from it.

“It was a great relief to find someone who is so personable and professional.”

– R&S, Newbury, Berkshire

about our riba practice

Homes are an emotional and financial investment. There is real value in what we do here at Absolute Architecture because we help ensure your aspirations are delivered within your means, to best add value to your home. We listen closely to what families like yours want their homes to become and utilise our expertise to make it happen. By providing the support and services to see homes all the way through their transformation, we have become the go-to residential architecture practice for ambitious dream homes that require a little extra creativity, inspiration or planning expertise.

Our focus on home architecture within a 40-mile radius of Newbury, Berkshire is key to our success. It allows us to channel and refine our expertise and match the right builders and suppliers to your unique needs. You’ll really value our contribution, and most importantly, prosper from it.

“It was a great relief to find someone who is so personable and professional.”

– R&S, Newbury, Berkshire

This is our story

Absolute Architecture is a RIBA Chartered Practice, founded by Kate Cooper in 2008. Our mission is to provide an integrated architecture and interior design service for the private residential sector. Kate was joined in 2017 by Roger Scully who brings equal expertise to the practice.  Now supported by a team of 3, Absolute Architecture in the hands of Kate and Roger, remains focused on our local area to ensure the best quality of service, advice and support. To date, we have partnered with over 300 design conscious families in Berkshire, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Oxfordshire and surrounding areas

Years of local service

Happy homeowners

Team members

Meet our lead architects

Managing partners Kate Cooper and Roger Scully are our talented lead architects and both are very involved with the design and management of every home project, from design conception to building completion. Backed by a team of supporting architects, technicians, projects managers and quantity surveyors, they serve as your point of contact and devote their time to ensuring your vision is realised.

Kate Cooper

Managing partner and founder

MA Hons Architecture, Dip Arch, RIBA, RIAS

Utilising her local expertise and sustainability knowledge, Kate Cooper is passionate about helping families achieve a better way of living by designing bespoke residential homes. She has a real passion for local vernacular and period architecture, having spent formative years completing sensitive, surgical conservation and restoration work. She also developed a real soft spot for transforming mid-century homes when she renovated her own post-war, ugly duckling into a contemporary eco home and studio. Unable to resist another personal project, she is now embarking on a holiday home in the Isle of Wight.

Though her passion is for home architecture in the areas surrounding her childhood village, Kate has worked all over the world managing multimillion pound projects in the leisure, retail and healthcare sectors. Before returning to Newbury with her young family to set up Absolute Architecture, Kate worked for leading architectural firms in Edinburgh, Seville and London.

Kate is a regular contributor for industry leading publications, including Home Building and Renovating magazine and 25 Beautiful homes. She is the treasurer of the Royal Society of Berkshire Architects and has served as a sustainability judge for the RIBA Design Awards.

Roger Scully

Managing partner

BA Hons Architecture, Dip Arch, ARB

Like Kate, Roger Scully takes a collaborative approach to home construction and is passionate about working intimately with homeowners and local suppliers to establish great relationships that foster innovative ideas and solutions. Roger particularly enjoys reimagining existing buildings and has a proven track record of securing contentious planning consents. His expertise shines in surgical interventions that better realise the potential of period dwellings as well as stunning contemporary extensions that completely transform the whole home. He is also passionate about carbon neutral, passive house design and healthy and sustainable buildings are a preoccupation of his.

Roger has extensive residential architecture and building experience, particularly in the Wiltshire and South Oxfordshire area. When Roger joined Kate as managing partner in 2017, the two quickly found a rhythm and synergy that has resulted in truly fresh and innovative home designs.

Roger has two young sons and is a passionate musician. His growing family and instrument collection have led him to embark on a personal project to add much needed additional space to his own home in Wiltshire.

Explore our portfolio

Everyone’s dream home starts as an idea, and here at Absolute Architecture, we pride ourselves on turning those ideas into an everyday reality. Take a peek at some of our featured home galleries or click the button below to explore all the home designs we have on our website.

Exterior remodel and extension

Newbury, Berkshire

See inside our founder’s own home, which we renovated from top to bottom. An extension and completely redoing the outside transformed this 1970s house into a dream home.

Contemporary home extension

Readings, Berkshire

Achieving a seamless blend between old and new, the stunning roof terrace and floor to ceiling glass on the riverside provides  amazing views for this secluded haven. 

Interior design and renovation

Newbury, Berkshire

Over the course of four renovation phases, we transformed the interiors, converted the loft space ,and built a beautiful oak framed garden room and spiral wine cellar.

This is what makes us different

We are a purpose-driven architecture firm with a mission to provide innovative and sustainable home designs that facilitate lifestyle. We know the commitment it takes to see a home through its transformation. That’s why we have cultivated over 10 years of local expertise to support every family we partner with through all the stages of their home build.

Residential specialists

As a home architecture practice, we are focused on home designs that enhance the way real, modern family’s live.

Eco-friendly architecture

Absolute Architecture can help you embrace a greener, healthier home life and help you reduce your monthly energy costs.

Local residential expertise

We can get the planning permission, estimate the true costs and value of designs, and connect you with the right suppliers.

Qualified professionals

Skilled in all styles of residential architecture designs and a RIBA Chartered Practice, we have the professionalism you can trust.

Real value at every stage

We are experienced architects that  strive to understand your needs so we can provide the right support to create your dream home.

Pay-as-you-go services

Our home architecture approach is tailored completely to your needs so that we can deliver your home on time and within your budget.

Let us inspire you

Y ou can make your dream home a reality. You just need some help getting there. Get some inspiration for what’s possible by exploring our previous home projects showcased on Houzz and viewing our mood boards on Pinterest. You should also head over to our ‘We love’ page to see our favourite resources for making a statement with unique interior design.
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ABSOLUTE ARCHITECTURE

Providing the tailored support and services to see homes all the way through their transformation, Absolute Architecture are the go-to residential architecture business for ambitious dream homes that require a little extra creativity, inspiration or planning expertise. We are a RIBA Chartered Practice based in Newbury, Berkshire. Absolute Architecture serves Berkshire, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Oxfordshire and surrounding areas.

CONTACT US 

Phone

01635 528188

Email

mail@absolute-architecture.co.uk

Office

Absolute Architecture
Crowsteps
Tydehams
Newbury, Berkshire
RG14 6JT