Rural Workshop is run by Tim Francis, an RIBA Chartered Architect, in Gloucestershire with projects across the south of England. The practice aims to improve the quality of lives of people through intelligent, beautiful, architectural interventions, with a keen eye on sustainability. We offer full architectural services and would love to hear from you to discover if we could help with your project. We are equally comfortable at working on small scale residential adjustments as we are at designing new build schemes of larger scale.
We are developing an excellent track record in gaining planning consent across a range of building types - rural to urban, historic to recent - and enjoy working closely with clients to develop the right scheme for them.
The practice is run by Tim Francis, an Architects Registration Board (ARB) qualified architect who studied at Newcastle and Westminster Universities and was awarded the highest design mark in his year at both institutions alongside travel scholarships and national awards nominations. Tim has worked for Stirling Prize winning Wilkinson Eyre Architects and Stanton Williams Architects and has most recently spent 6 years working for Cullinan Studio in London. Projects on which he was architect at Cullinan's include a new office for the practice in a radical refurbishment of a Victorian warehouse; Maggie's Newcastle - a home from home for anyone touched by cancer; a Learning Centre for the Royal Horticultural Society at Hyde Hall; refurbishment of a Grade II Listed house designed by the practice in 1965 as well as buildings for the British Film Institute and multiple residential schemes. These projects have received Royal Institute of British Architects, Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, Building Design Magazine and Architects Journal awards.