About Us


We are an award winning architectural practice based in The Lake District and London with extensive experience of designing traditional and contemporary buildings. Since our formation in 1946, we have designed numerous projects in the Residential, Heritage, Commercial and Education sectors, which have received a number of awards and commendations.

We have offices in Kendal & London, which allows us to exercise our passion to create distinct, beautifully crafted buildings in the town and countryside. Building on over 70 years of experience we are dedicated to rejuvenating and developing buildings within their natural surroundings. Whether working on restorations or new buildings; our creativity, experience and knowledge of materials enables us to produce something special that adds value and exceeds expectations.


From the founding of Haigh Architects by E Donald Haigh in 1946, the partnership was developed by Joan Haigh, Michael Bottomley and latterly Roger Haigh, until Roger’s retirement in 2018. The practice is now under the directorship of Nicola Foot, James Errington and James Titchner.

The focus of the well-established practice has always been on the quality of design, meeting the needs of clients, particularly for buildings in historic and in sensitive settings, and creating inspiring spaces. Michael Bottomley was also a celebrated artist, famous for his Cumbrian street scenes. The following link will take you to the website for the E M Bottomley painting archive www.michaelbottomley.net