About Us

Footprint Architects is a RIBA chartered practice with an extensive portfolio of projects across residential, commercial and educational sectors & a long history of good client relationships.

Our aim is to create and champion inspiring contemporary design that will enhance the experience for those who work and live in the spaces we create.

By harnessing the team's specialist experiences and passions we work collaboratively to explore the full possibility of every brief to ensure projects maximise their design potential & deliver on brief.

Whether we are commissioned for a full or tailored service our commitment to providing a quality and professional service is fundamental to what we do.

"We strive for excellence in finding environmentally conscious, creative solutions that work within project constraints and budget."

Footprint Architects is situated in Bournemouth, Dorset and are ideally placed to service clients in the south and across central England. Our current client base includes projects in Hampshire, Dorset and in London and the surrounding areas.


Our creative flair, technical ability and experience enable us to respond pro actively to provide comprehensive architectural design consultancy services.  With RIBA Chartered Practice accreditation we are customer focused to deliver excellence through all stages of a construction project. Our core set of services follow the RIBA work stages to cover every aspect of an architect’s role from initial site appraisals to post construction duties.  We recognise however that not all projects require full architectural services and provide tailored services to suit each commission.

We also take on the role of technical advisors and Peter Ward is a RIBA accredited design advisor for the education sector. This assists clients in establishing a brief as well as supporting the Client through the design and construction stages, offering impartial advice on the design proposals prepared by others.

Footprint Architects are a BIM enabled practice generating coordinated 3D models of their designs. This enables full collaboration with the design and construction team facilitating efficiency and the production of better quality information at every stage of the design process.


Peter Ward


Mike Ford


Encho Rachev


Amy Speed

Part 1 Architectural Assistant

Olof Arnadottir

Part 1 Architectural Assistant


Practice Policy


Footprint Architects has a live environmental policy. This document evolves as the industry develops new technologies.  We are committed to specifying low energy and sustainable materials where appropriate, considering re-use and zero carbon technologies where possible and are dedicated to research and development in these areas.  For full details of our policy please contact the practice.

Health And Safety

Footprint Architects operates a health and safety policy.  This policy covers the statutory requirements and addresses the needs of the practice and the work that we do to ensure that safe working procedures are in place and that health and safety issues are considered from the inception of our projects.  If you require further details or evidence of our policy, please contact the practice.

Quality Procedures

Footprint Architects operates quality control procedures to ensure the methodologies by which we carry out our work are to a level and standard expected by our clients and of the Royal Institute of British Architects.  We have set procedures in place on a project by project basis and these are fully monitored and auditable.  For full details of the procedures we have in place please contact the practice for a copy of our procedures and statement.

Continual Professional Development

Footprint Architects is dedicated to continual training, learning and research in our specialist areas.  This is not only a requirement set out by the RIBA, our professional body, but also a requirement of the practice to ensure we are continually up-to-date with the latest legal issues and contracts, practice management, technologies and developments within the industry.  This ensures that the professional advice we give our clients is relevant and to a standard upheld by the profession.

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