Rural Workshop is an architectural practice based in Gloucestershire, with projects in Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Oxfordshire and London. It was founded by Tim Francis and Laura Hubbard-Miles. The practice aims to improve the quality of lives of people through intelligent, beautiful, architectural interventions. 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.
The practice recently completed the Fruit Store - a self-build conversion of a Victorian outbuilding into a family 'tiny house'.
Tim is 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.