The Practice

The Classic Architecture Company, based in Salisbury, Wiltshire, was established by Peter in 1982. An Engineering graduate, Peter’s career began in the aircraft industry as an engineering apprentice with Rolls Royce Aero Engines. But a passionate interest in house design and historic buildings led him into property development and building design.

Peter’s enthusiasm for historic buildings has always been a strong influence on the practice. Even early on, his designs represented careful studies of historic architecture. This permeates through today in his inspiring work that blends contemporary and classic traditions with notable success.

As well as innovative design for new build projects, Peter has considerable experience in building conservation and restoration, particularly when connected to the re-use of redundant buildings. Diverse conversion projects ranging from 16th-century barns to a 19th-century school have given him specialist knowledge in a wide range of materials and construction.