Bowen Architects is an architectural practice with bases in London and Lincolnshire. Founded by Chris Bowen in 2010, Bowen Architects became a limited company in March 2017. The company has a pragmatic approach and aims to create delightful buildings. We have a commitment to sustainability alongside a passion for quality. Our ethos combines innovation and common sense, and celebrates individuality.
Recent commissions span a wide range of building types and scales from one-off houses, extensions, developments, community projects and listed buildings. We have worked on projects with values ranging from fifty-thousand pounds to six million.
Our projects are client-led, with an informed understanding of the environment, the site and the surrounding context. As a flexible young practice with a wealth of experience we bring good design to any project, whatever the scale. We believe every project should be uniquely tailored to the requirements of the client so each building is finely tuned, bringing pleasure to the daily rituals that define our lives
We are registered architects with the ARB
Chris Bowen - Chartered Architect
BSc(Hons), DipArch, MArch, ARB
Chris completed his architectural qualifications at Nottingham University before working for Tasou Associates in London, where he established a broad experience in heritage-led regeneration schemes and high-end residential developments. Chris has since forged a particular reputation for successfully obtaining planning consent for extremely challenging and complex sites. Over the last few years, Chris has led numerous of conservation schemes, including three buildings in East Lindsey on the Heritage at Risk Register; finding new uses for them and securing their long-term futures. In addition to his work in practice, Chris has tutored post-graduate architecture students at Nottingham University and is currently an Associate Lecturer at Lincoln University School of Architecture.
Jonathan Capek - Chartered Architect
Since qualifying in 2011, Jonathan has primarily worked on the conservation of listed buildings and new developments in highly sensitive settings. He has been Project Architect on a number of high-profile conservation projects including St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Imperial War Museum and the University of Cambridge. In recent years, he has overseen works to convert the Grade I listed School of Pythagoras to a highly serviced archive facility for St. John's College, Cambridge; as well as an ambitious new residential development for Winchester College, in the heart of Winchester’s cathedral district. Jonathan is also an Associate Lecturer at Lincoln University School of Architecture.
Joel Glazer - Senior Architectural Assistant
Joe Mulholland - Junior Architectural Assistant
Xorlanyo Avevor - Junior Architectural Assistant
We are proud to have been finalists in the East Midlands and East Anglia LABC awards 2017