Professional Architects for Solihull & Knowle

We offer the full range of architectural services for residential and commercial clients across Solihull, Knowle and all surrounding areas from inception to completion

We also provide the Principal Designer role under H&S CDM Regulations

We offer complete flexibility over our design services to provide either full or partial design, including master planning, conceptual design, detailed/construction information and contract administration for onsite works

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Planning Approved in the Green Belt
We’re thrilled to wrap up this week on an absolute high! 🎉🙌 Our team at Harper Architects is over the moon to announce that we’ve secured planning approval for a stunning replacement dwelling right in the heart of the green belt! Gone is the old redundant agricultural barn replaced by a single storey contemporary dwelling 🌳💫
It’s been a difficult journey through the planning determination period but filled with creativity, dedication, and a whole lot of passion, and we couldn’t be more proud of the result. A huge shoutout to our incredible team for their hard work and ingenuity, and massive thanks to our clients for entrusting us with their vision. 🏗️💼
Stay tuned and follow as we embark on this exciting next chapter. 📐✨
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🎉 Exciting News Alert! 🎉 Harper Architects is thrilled to announce that we’ve officially transitioned into a Limited Company! 🏢✨
This marks a significant milestone in our journey, reflecting our growth and commitment to delivering exceptional architectural solutions and customer service. 💼🌟 As a Limited Company, we’re poised to embark on even greater endeavours, pushing boundaries, and bringing innovative designs to life. 🚀🏗️ Thank you to our incredible team, clients, and supporters for being a part of this journey. Here’s to new beginnings and endless possibilities! 🥂
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Its was great to finish the week on a high with finally the approval for planning permission received. Extension and alterations to an existing house #harborne creating 4000ft2 of new living accommodation including 6 bedrooms  and cinema room.  We can now gear up for site activities.

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Works have commenced on site in Shirley, Solihull. Lots of mud and water right now, but the home extension is underway.  Harper Architects will be carrying out regular site inspections to help the clients keep an eye on proceedings. #houseextensions #architecture #harperarchitects #homestyling #architectsolihull #architectssolihull
Another amazing review received.

At Harper Architects, we deeply value every client, recognising that their dreams are central to our service. #SatisfactionGuaranteed 

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Family home extension in #lapworth

Planning permission was granted earlier this year for a extension to this family home.  A Building Control Approval application has been submitted with works due to start on site shortly. 

Are you looking to improve your home?  Get in touch, it all starts with a conversation.  Lets see how #HarperArchitects can help you.

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“Easy to deal with and really helpful.”

“Lovely chap, very helpful and we’re pleased with the design!”

“Gary has provided a thorough and extensive service including options appraisal for our scout premises needs. His knowledge and commitment to the project has been amazing.”

“Gary was recommended to us and he was an absolute pleasure to deal with, very knowledgeable and made the process very easy for us. Thank you Gary from Kerry and Dave Morgan.”

“Can’t recommend Gary highly enough! We appointed Gary as our architect on our green belt building project, he has gone over and beyond on all aspects of the project. Super reliable, extremely proactive and made the whole experience a joy! Thanks so much Gary!”

“We were very impressed that Gary took the time to listen to our needs, survey the property and come up with detailed options. Working closely with Gary really helped us refine our thinking and helped us in our decision making.”

“Excellent service from start to finish – thanks again Gary, you really brought our plans to life!”

“We have used Harper Architects on quite a few projects now and each time they have always provided a very professional service. We would highly recommend”

“Gary has considerable experience and expertise and deals with all matters in a kind and considerate manner. We have used him with several difficult projects and all have been completed professionally and within budget. I would highly recommend Gary and know that everyone will get the same high level of service”

“A great service: professional, accessible, responsive, creative. Gary shared ideas and worked with us to craft the end design, giving us design ideas that we hadn’t thought of and which we have adopted into the plans”

“Friendly and knowledgeable team; Harper Architects listen to what you want to achieve with your project and bring innovative thoughts and designs to the process. First class”

Who We Are

Founded by Gary Harper in 2021, Harper Architects is an exciting creative studio and RIBA Charted Practice based in Solihull, West Midlands. We offer architectural services for both residential and commercial clients from inception to completion throughout the UK.

We put a strong emphasis on client needs ensuring that the project throughout delivers on the brief. We aim to bring the best possible customer service with dialogue being at the core of all we do. We take the time at the start of the project to listen to the client and establish the brief which sets the foundation for design, to fulfil that brief then tailor a strategy and design solution.

Who We Are

Sustainability is key issue of our time. Harper Architects are committed to include where possible sustainable design including technology and methods of construction where appropriate. We evaluate all new projects against the aspiration to contribute positively to mitigating climate breakdown and advise our clients on the potential possibilities available.

With over 20 years’ experience within both the residential and commercial sectors, we bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to your project. Gary Harper, the owner and Director of the company, is a registered architect with the ‘Royal Institute of British Architects’ (RIBA) and ‘Architects Registration Board’ (ARB). Gary is a highly experienced Architect spanning many different sectors including Commercial, Leisure, Healthcare, Residential, Education, Conservation / Historic, Master Planning and Automotive across all RIBA stages of work.

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Green Belt

Harper Architects Ltd is located in Solihull within the heart of the West Midlands Green Belt which is governed by the strictest planning control and measures. Development within the green belt is often a big question we face from our clients and forms a large part of our working experience. Obtaining planning permission to build within the green belt can be problematic which needs a careful thoughtful approach adopting a sensitive design solution. Harper Architects are well versed with bringing about successful planning applications for developments within the green belt for both residential and commercial proposals. If you are thinking about building within the green belt, get in touch and lets start a conversation and see how Harper Architects can help you.

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Our firm is a registered Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Charted Practice following the highest standards set by our professional body. Furthermore, all our architects have individual membership to the RIBA together with registration to the Architects Registration board (ARB). We are passionate about design and committed to delivering high-quality and cost-effective solutions for your projects.

Yes, we offer consultations for projects of all sizes, whether it’s a small renovation or a large-scale development. Our team is here to provide guidance and expertise tailored to your specific needs.

Scheduling a consultation with Harper Architects is easy. Simply fill out our online contact form or give us a call, and one of our team members will promptly assist you in setting up a meeting to discuss your project needs and objectives. We look forward to hearing from you!

Harper Architects proudly serves clients across the Midlands and wider area. While based in Solihull, our projects span both urban and rural areas including the green belt, encompassing a diverse range of landscapes and communities. Whether your project is local or remote, we are dedicated to delivering exceptional architectural solutions tailored to your specific context and needs.

Harper Architects is distinguished by our commitment to personalised service, innovative design solutions, and attention to detail. We prioritise collaboration with clients, listening carefully to their needs and goals to deliver tailored architectural solutions that exceed expectations.

Harper Architects specialises in a wide range of projects including both residential and commercial developments. From house extensions to complete replacement dwellings for our private clients, Harper Architects will be sure to have the knowledge and skills to help the homeowner realise their dream home. From dealing with local developers on sites for multiple housing to industrial buildings and mixed-use developments, we collaborate closely with our commercial clients throughout every phase of the project, from initial concept to final completion.

We have over 20 years of experience in the industry, and our team brings a wealth of experience to every project we undertake. We offer a personalised service, innovative design solutions, and meticulous attention to detail. With a commitment to exceeding client expectations, we ensure your vision is brought to life with creativity, integrity, and excellence.

Why Choose Harper Architects?

Harper Architects are highly skilled and will guide you as the client through the design, planning and construction process. Client satisfaction is paramount, and we pride ourselves on providing a high level of personal service to each client. At the centre of the approach is the client, who is intrinsic to the project development and makes key strategic decisions throughout the process. We strive to create inspirational designs for clients across Solihull and Knowle including surrounding areas that will engage with the building users and positively impact how you live, work and play. At the start of every project, we set out a clear and transparent fee structure that follows the RIBA Plan of Work. We will set clear targets for each work stage that you can measure to give confidence that you are getting value for money at every step when employing Harper Architects.

For all enquiries, email info@harperarchitects.co.uk

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