Jo Cowen Architects is a unique, boutique architecture and design firm with a growing reputation for bringing both a personal touch and a wealth of experience to each and every project. We offer a complete architectural and interiors service from inception, concept design, statutory approvals, contractor procurement, to management on-site — all the way to completion. We are chartered by the Royal Institute of British Architects, a gold standard in the industry.

 
 
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Working with Jo and her team has always been a delight. They work to ensure that all of the client’s vision, programme, and objectives are met while keeping to our program of works.
— Nick Skinner Director, Element Construction
 

What makes our practice different is the way we approach our clients. We view every project we work on as a joint venture, where our role is to deploy our expertise and skill to realise our clients’ vision. To put it simply: we listen. We are an approachable, hands-on team, and will guide a project through every stage from first thoughts to final sign-off. Rather than enforcing a practice style, we tailor each brief to the tastes and particular lifestyle requirements of each client — or to the needs of the developer and their target market.

 
 
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Founding directors Jo Cowen and Chris Wilkinson set out to bring the rigour, high standards and efficiency of large scale practices like Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, where they both worked for almost a decade, to the domestic market. A few years later, we are proud to have a portfolio that runs the gamut — from the complete refurbishment and extension of period properties in London and listed mansion blocks on the Embankment to mixed-use large scale developments along the Thames.

Our growing team of architects, designers and architectural assistants are head-hunted from top international firms, and are well versed in feasibility, design, construction and management of residential and commercial projects. We share one common goal: to realise our clients’ complex design briefs on time and on budget.

 
 
London does not suffer from a shortage of architects, and in a crowded field, only a small number of firms stand out. I consider Jo Cowen Architects to be one of the very best.
— R. Montague