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Our Experience & Ethos

Below are some areas of our previous experience where we might be able to help you on your project 

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We can help you towards obtaining planning permission or listed building consent.

Experience working on and in the context of existing listed buildings such as Grade I, II* and Grade II.

Open and honest conversations with our clients and consultants we work with.

​Working with Local Planning Authorities and other statutory roles like Historic England.

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Working in tricky sites and settings such as woodlands, AONBs, Green Belt and conservation areas.

Extensions, new builds, barn conversions and other use business considerations such as Estates, Wedding venues, Hotels etc.

Working with natural based materials in new and existing contexts when we can.

We will challenge your brief to try and understand your needs for either you, your home or your business.

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Post planning work including Detail Design and Contract Administration.

About Us

Rural Space Architecture is a Stroud based, design-led studio, focusing on Residential Architecture and Interiors for private clients. The practice also works on a variety of listed properties such as barns for commercial use. The practice was established in 2023 by Charlie and Eva who oversee each project and work closely with a small team of trusted professional consultants.

We aim to provide a personalised design service that focuses on our Clients' individual needs and allows for a collaborative and joyful process informed by their aspirations, budget and timeframe. We are passionate about good quality design, working with the existing fabric of a building and evolving it to suit 21st-century needs.

Our Ethos


We have a passion for working with existing buildings and have experience in grade II, II* and grade I.

We also enjoy working with new builds where we try and apply the same principles such as respecting the history and context of the site, conserve any special features and be honest about alterations and new contemporary additions.

We chose to use natural materials, where possible, as a priority.

We see buildings holistically and as part of a wider surrounding landscape.

Building open and authentic relationships with clients, consultants, contractors and the wider community.


Our Architects' Awards and Nominations Over the Years:
2018 RIBA President's Silver Medal Nomination 

2018 Gold Medal winner for the Creative Conscience Award: Architecture, Engineering & Interior Design

2018 Sustainable award for Studio Design work awarded from Stride Treglown Architects

2018 3D Reid Student Prize Nomination


Fletcher, M., 2021. Visual Communication for Architects and Designers. 1st ed. New York: Taylor and Francis.

Design Studio Journal 2018 Architecture. Document Production Centre in conjunction with the ADA Summer Show, University of Plymouth. Hugo Billington and George Davis

Volume 1:from redundancy to renewal. Plymouth university 2013-2014. RIBA Plymouth Branch. Ibstock

2018 Macau [morphosis] transforming the city of casinos waterfront fun palace
m000 Architecture Design Competitions

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