James Mack­in­tosh Architects

Mak­ing her­itage rel­e­vant for everyone

James Mack­in­tosh Archi­tects Lim­it­ed is an RIBA char­tered prac­tice based in Chip­ping Nor­ton. We spe­cialise on work to list­ed build­ings, sched­uled ancient mon­u­ments and build­ings in con­ser­va­tion areas. We hold accred­i­ta­tion in build­ing conservation.

Our aim is to make her­itage rel­e­vant for every­one. The basis of our approach is sim­ple: under­stand­ing the spir­it of place, and devel­op­ing a response based on its sig­nif­i­cance, cre­at­ing an authen­tic and sym­pa­thet­ic solution. 

What defines our prac­tice is our abil­i­ty to see beyond the tech­ni­cal aspects of preser­va­tion and appre­ci­ate how her­itage must adapt to be com­mer­cial­ly viable, sus­tain­able and to remain rel­e­vant today. We believe that great con­ser­va­tion is brought about by work­ing col­lab­o­ra­tive­ly with spe­cial­ists and pro­fes­sion­als with an aligned philo­soph­i­cal approach. We hold high val­ue in shar­ing expe­ri­ences, through teach­ing and social media, pro­vid­ing talks, writ­ing and con­tribut­ing to arti­cles. We live and learn through our projects and doc­u­ment our find­ings and deci­sions made for oth­ers to appre­ci­ate in the future.