Studio Four Architects was founded in 1992 at Tollgate Estates in Romsey by George Rankin and Nick Lockyer, with Mike Brownlow joining in 1993 and Steve Hole in 1995. The practice has steadily expanded its base and workload and now enjoys a wide variety of projects.  Alongside significant healthcare experience, we have completed many projects in other sectors including education, housing, leisure, retail/commercial, domestic, historic, emergency services, church, marine, industrial and community-based schemes.

The Winchester office was opened in 1997 to serve a growing number of clients in the Winchester and M3 corridor area, and is run by Mike Brownlow.

In 2012, Studio Four Specialist Projects was formed to provide services focussed around conservation, specialist architectural projects and building surveying, and is run from the Romsey office by our director Phil Amey.

In 2013 the practice merged with Chris Edmond Associates, based in central Southampton, which is now a division of Studio Four run by our director Gareth Jenkins. Whilst specialising in the residential sector, the office is also involved in community schemes including yacht clubs, golf clubs and churches.  

All three offices work closely together to share resources, expertise and training opportunities.

A wide range of architectural services are provided for all project stages, including:

  • Planning opportunities and feasibility studies
  • Brief preparation
  • Full architectural duties
  • Design team leadership
  • Principal Designer duties
  • Design & Build co-ordination
  • Project Management
  • Site inspection
  • Interior design
  • Basic landscape design
  • Maintenance advice
  • Physical models and 3D modelling
  • Measured surveys
  • Dilapidation and/or Condition surveys
  • Party Wall matters
  • Listed Building Refurbishment & Development