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Meet Our Team

Young and Dynamic Award-Winning Design Company
Blake Hopkinson Architecture

The practice was formed in 2007 out of a desire to produce high quality design and level of service to clients. We have developed into a young and dynamic award-winning design company, driven by the ambition of creating high quality, practical and sustainable Architecture and Design solutions. We embrace working closely with clients to deliver bespoke solutions which are carefully considered, elegant and imaginative. We are well versed in working with constrained parameters, whether they are site based or budgetary and endeavour to create designs which are considered and well received. We are passionate about developing collaborative relationships, whether existing or new, so if you are looking for design assistance, we would love to talk through your requirements.

Darren Blake

Managing Director - Architect

James Hopkinson

Managing Director - Interior Designer

Simon Rutter

Director - Architectural Technologist

Gillian Hopkinson

Senior Associate - Interior Designer

Mark Wardingham

Director - Architect

Marc Johnson

Associate - Technologist / BIM Manager

Chris Rayson

Senior Technologist

Ken Weatherill

Senior Technologist

Sophie Ellis

Senior Architect

Chloe Kane

Senior Architect

Gemma Richardson

Senior Architect

Marina Kemp


Andy Suter


Maddie Wallace


Lyndon Jessop

Part II Architectural Assistant

A selection of projects from our Portfolio.