Sense of Space Architects

Location: Wharfedale House, 50a The Grove, Ilkley, LS29 9EE
Phone: 01943 816489

Sense of Space Architects is an award-winning Chartered Architec­ts’ Practice with ex­pertise in­ residenti­al and com­mercial de­velopments­, both new­-build and­ refurbish­ment.

At Sense of Space, we start every project with a blank canvas (this being a metaphorical canvas – we do actually draw on computers!). We have no pre-determined doctrines, no house styles, no hidden agendas and no standard solutions. Everything is bespoke because we see design as a process. It is a process which needs to respond to an infinite number of variables, a client’s brief and expectations, the nature of a site or existing building, the local environment, the global environment and the means by which people will interact with the building in such a way that the design will enhance peoples’ lives. As a result of this approach, all our projects are different – we believe it is quite difficult to spot a “typical” Sense of Space design. From a client’s perspective, the process represents a journey of discovery – we see ourselves as “enablers”, guiding and advising but not forcing our clients to go down a route which they are not comfortable with.

We believe that good design flows from getting the process right. Our approach is not a stylistic approach but one which requires an understanding of what makes buildings and spaces life-enhancing, together with an appreciation of proportion, rhythm and harmony.

We have built a strong reputation for high-end domestic projects and our commercial work is spread across many sectors including retail, office, hotel, hospitality, industrial, education and public. We also provide a wide range of complimentary services including acting as expe­rt witnesses­ in constr­uction-rel­ated litig­ation.