• About us


    Napier Clarke is an innovative and environmentally conscious practice. We design thoughtful responses to sensitive and complex sites. Our work is carefully crafted and finely detailed taking contextual references from the landscape, form and material. Our environmental approach embraces the ‘local source’, this combined with innovative materials, methods and processes  produces dynamic, elegant buildings. We have over 30 years combined experience in a variety of sectors including the arts, education, workplace and residential. The practice was established by Amy Napier and Steven Clarke in 2015  and has received numerous accolades and awards.

    In 2020, we were selected by the RIBA Journal as  ‘future winners’ and ‘one’s to watch out for’.

  • How we work

    Amy Napier and Steven Clarke lead a team based in Marlow, Buckinghamshire.

    Napier Clarke Architects provide a master planning, architectural and interior design service for our clients. Our work is of the highest quality with our a clear focus on materials and detailing. The quality of space and light is really important and careful consideration is given to external and internal form. We are a highly experienced, innovative and creative team who produce beautiful, inspiring buildings.

    Many of our clients are end users and the construction process is an unknown to them. We recognize the importance of carefully guiding them through the design, planning and construction process so that at all stages the client and design team are moving forward cohesively. We work in close collaboration with the client and consultant team to create innovative and elegant solutions. We carefully manage multiple stakeholders including community, technical and political, bringing them together successfully.

    We also recognize that the success of any project is result of a team effort, as lead consultant and Architect we focus on creating a collaborative and healthy working relationship.

  • The Environment

    We believe good design must also be good for our planet. We are committed to the collective responsibility to protect our natural environment, mindful of our potential as individuals, as a team and within our industry to shape the future for the better. We believe it is critical to address the climate crisis by limiting our emissions aiming toward a net zero carbon future by balancing the quantity of greenhouse gases emitted with the amount we remove from our atmosphere.

    We consider sustainable design holistically from the outset as an all-encompassing philosophy, advocating passive environmental design and drawing from local materials and traditions in construction. In addition to selecting materials with a low embodied carbon, and the careful integration of renewable energy strategies, we optimise building form and orientation within the prevailing climatic condition to minimise the environmental impact of our projects.

    We have experience of working on some of the most significant sustainable projects in the UK .

    ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified.