Who we are

AT Architects is an RIBA Chartered Practice which was formed in October 2000 by Tim Morley and Anthony Pugh.

Situated in the centre of Royal Leamington Spa we occupy a sympathetically converted Grade II listed regency period property. Our services cover the entire design and construction process from concept development to detailed component design and project management. We work across a diverse sector of industries including education, commercial, motor, conservation, leisure and residential.

Every decision we make is guided by our core values:

  • Collaboration and communication: We manage every stage of a project in a collaborative manner that keeps the entire team and client fully informed every step of the way.
  • Technical expertise: We use the latest and evolving technologies to deliver exceptional design ideas and we continually advance our knowledge to keep our skills current.
  • Relationship focused: We strive to deliver exceptional service in a professional and efficient manner and pride ourselves on the positive, long-term relationships we have built with clients, consultants and contractors.
  • Integrity: Honesty, truthfulness and sincerity are all values that underpin everything we do. We are always fair, ethical and inspire trust by always saying what we mean and taking responsibility for our actions.
  • Growth and development: We invest in, mentor, value and appreciate our staff to enable their professional development and growth.

Our ultimate goal is to design buildings that not only look good but are functional, sustainable and economic but that also inspire people to see what can be achieved and transform communities.

Design Approach

A Project Leader/Architect is assigned to every project and is directly involved from inception through to completion. The team have the skills to provide the technical support required for all projects and are conversant with the procedures and quality assurance requirements expected of the Practice and Construction Industry.

We can also provide Construction Design Management services with a Principal Designer for any project, ensuring that everyone involved communicates and cooperates on the project.

Our investment into the latest and ever-evolving information technologies has increased productivity, visualization capabilities and the quality of our service. Our team are fully conversant with ArchiCAD software providing us with level 2 BIM capability which helps the client to visualize the project three dimensionally and gives them a greater insight into the proposed scheme long before any work actually starts on site. Our investment in Open BIM has enabled us to enhance our clients’ property portfolio with a single point digital file for all building design data.

Environmental Approach

As a practice we are committed to minimising the environmental impact of our work and we strive to keep at the leading edge of sustainability and energy efficiency.

Strategies for sustainable design are considered at the initial design stage with careful attention to the site conditions and building orientation. In addition, our commitment to Continuing Professional Development ensures that we keep up to date with the latest legislation requirements and ‘Green’ technologies. Many of our projects have incorporated such technologies including rainwater collection, solar thermal panels, photovoltaics, ground source and/or air source heat pumps.

Interiors

The precise split between ‘architecture’ and ‘interior’ for any project is often blurred and that is why we believe that high quality overall design must be unified. For us it’s all about the intelligent use of space and the little details and finishes that make a building beautiful and tactile.

We take into account all elements of the project including materials, finishes, lighting, ventilation, ergonomics and even plumbing and electrics when required and will often work with specialists to ensure that all elements appear seamless.

I have worked with AT Architects for 12 years on a wide variety of projects and I am always impressed by their professionalism, depth of knowledge and attention to detail.

The team understands our business and always deliver designs that are forward-thinking, carefully considered and to an exceptionally high standard.

Tim Morley and his team(s) work collaboratively with all our stakeholders involved in a project and react to a query or issue with speed and efficiency. The teams’ friendly and approachable nature make them a pleasure to work with. I have no hesitation in recommending their services.

Peter Huxley
Group Project Manager, Sytner Group Limited

I have retained AT Architects on numerous projects since the practice was first established. They have always provided a high level of service from initial concept designs through to completion. Their understanding of our operational needs together with their ability to meet agreed timetables, cost targets and work efficiently with other members of each development team is of considerable benefit to our projects.

Peter Hemus
Director at Rybrook Services Limited

Since 2000 AT Architects have worked on numerous projects at Princethorpe College and Crackley Hall School and their professional approach and quality of work is exemplary.  

Anthony Pugh and his team are always conscious of the integrity and historical importance of our buildings. Their meticulous attention to detail in the preservation and restoration of the Roundhouse illustrates the passion and pride they take in their work.

We are always delighted with the end result and often receive positive comments from teachers and students who praise the new and restored buildings.

Eddie Tolcher
Foundation Bursar

AT Architects have assisted me with various projects for over 10 years and have consistently provided an exceptional service. They are a creative, knowledgeable, efficient and dynamic architectural practice that always listens and understands our business needs and requirements.

Their fastidious attention to detail means every project is completed to the highest standards and I am always pleased with the finished result.  

Not only are they exceptionally talented the team’s friendly and professional demeanour make them a pleasure to work with.

Peter Newport
Director at Leamoco Limited

I worked alongside AT Architects on Station House in Royal Leamington Spa, a project which transformed the once derelict and neglected brownfield site on Old Warwick Road into a modern, high-quality complex providing over 200 student flats. Furthermore it vastly improved visitor’s first experience of Leamington from the train station directly opposite.

From design phase right through to the build and subsequent additions AT Architects guided and directed the project in a professional and efficient manner. They are talented, knowledgeable and reliable and have a real eye for detail.

I am delighted with the results and it has gained much local approval and approbation. I was very proud of the building winning the Royal Leamington Spa Society award.

Dr Singh
Director at Gee Bee Investments Limited

The Team

We were awarded Investors in People status in 2006 and have developed a culture that encourages growth and professional development within the Practice. We are also an accredited member of the Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS) and a registered member of constructionline.

We work in an open office environment with everyone designing, talking, meeting, collaborating and brainstorming together. We believe this fosters transparency, trust and open-honest communication as well as providing a constant learning environment. The result is a Practice full of creative, talented people all learning from each other and working together to produce exceptional designs and buildings for our clients.