About Us

Esmond Murray Architects are an award-winning Chartered RIBA Practice in Bath, Somerset. We have been operating successfully since the practice was formed in 1991.

Our experience covers many building types, commercial and residential, but our aim is the same – to produce design solutions that are attractive, practical, sustainable, sensitive to their environment, above all responding to the individual needs of our clients.

Our portfolio contains  range of Architecture services for a wide range of clients including; New Builds, Restaurants and Churches.

From our practice in Bath, we have easy access to the motorway and rail network, serving clients in various parts of the country. With clients across the South West including Bristol and London.

Esmond Murray MCD, B.Arch (Hons), MCD, ARB, RIBA

The practice was established by Esmond in 1991 after having been a director of McColl Architecture, London & Bristol. Prior to this, he was the architectural director of a multi-discipline design consultancy based in London and Bristol overseeing schemes in the UK and overseas. As well as architectural and planning work Esmond undertakes work in construction disputes as an Expert Witness and gives advice to churches and charities. In his spare time, he enjoys playing guitar, golf and walking his dogs, Lucy, Paddy and Bob

Richard Williams-Lock, Senior Architectural Technician

Richard has taken a lead role on projects using his considerable experience with major housing developers. Richard likes traditional design with a modern influence and enjoys detailing timber frame schemes. One of his favourite projects has been St Johns Priory, where he was involved from feasibility to site supervision, and even laying concrete block paviors on site. When not watching his favourite football team, Richard can be found in the show ring with his French Sheep Dogs.

Ben Donadel, BA(Hons) B.Arch, PGcert, ARB, RIBA

Ben is now in his twelfth year with the practice. He has considerable experience with respect of church, community and mixed-use architecture projects, delivering many successful schemes in his role as Project Architect and team leader. You may also see Ben performing with the rock band ‘The Unprofessionals’ in venues across Bristol and Bath! or walking his dog, a black Labrador called Lucy.

Josie Reining

Josie joined Esmond Murray Architects in July 2015 after completing her Part 1 Architectural Degree at the University of Nottingham. One of her favourite architecture projects has been the Mill House, a Grade II listed residential project in the idyllic Gloucestershire countryside. After work Josie often spends her evenings playing the violin and piano, reading, walking in the countryside with friends and baking cakes for the office!

Chris Woodford

Chris joined the practice in August 2016, for his year out placement, after graduating from the University of Nottingham with a Part 1 Architectural Degree. During his year out, Chris intends to develop the experience and knowledge he gained from his University studies within a professional practice environment. He is an avid drinker of water and has an unhealthy fear of tea!