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My Practice

John Morris Architects is a design-led, award-winning, architectural company based in Nottingham. I specialise in creating a blend of contemporary and traditional styled new builds, refurbishments and extensions for homeowners in the Midlands.

My design is driven by you and your space. Using almost 30 years of expertise in both architecture and environmental architecture, I create bespoke homes that you want to live in.

My designs are always thoughtful, detailed and completely tailored to my client's requirements.

I develop your brief, examine your space and fully utilise your surroundings, to create a design that not only satisfies your brief, but surpasses it. My work has been widely acknowledged throughout the UK - making John Morris Architects the winner of various architecture awards.

The man behind it all

Hi, I'm John Morris

I've been an Architect for close to three decades and have worked in many sectors of the industry. I studied at the Brighton School of Architecture and achieved a Masters Degree in Architecture at the Welsh School of Architecture.

After several years of leading an architectural department of a large development company, designing some of Nottingham's largest and most ambitious private sector developments, I refocused on my family and what I wanted from architecture.

Designing beautiful homes for people to live in is what I wanted to do, so I formed my own practice in 2008 to do just that. I am passionate about what I do and bring a wealth of experience, professionalism and flair to all my projects - whether small or large. I believe this is what separates me from the crowd.

Discover my Approach

I strive to achieve for my clients the perfect balance between design and practicality.

At John Morris Architects, my approach is to listen carefully and work closely with you to see the design opportunities available and then develop a design that surpasses your expectations.

You're at the forefront of the process. This is your home. This is the space you'll be living in - therefore it has to be completely perfect and right for you.

My passion is to design for you. Whether that’s a bespoke staircase, the extension and remodelling of an existing property, or a new build home. Design and practicality is my focus.

My process focuses on spending time collecting all the pieces of the puzzle to form your brief. Understanding your needs and aspirations is fundamental to getting to the right solution and this can only be achieved through discussion. Once all the pieces of the puzzle are gathered, I develop the design over a series of meetings to get to the right solution.

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I like to build relationships with my Clients. From the start of the design process to the completion of the build can take some time. It should be an exciting time where my clients see their new home taking shape before their eyes!
What I Like

Discover my unique style and vision.

"The environment is important to me - I believe it's those little design details that make a big difference to the end result."


I feel that most of the time, simple ideas are the best. Complexity can be, well, just complex and uncomfortable. I like homes that people live in to be functional and to create comfortable places to be.

I like to design with volume, height and natural light that create special places where life happens. I like small cosy spaces too that are retreats from the rest of the house, especially on cold winter nights when a roaring fire is the centerpiece.

Sight lines are important to me. Being able to visually open up and connect areas can create a generous feeling of space and inclusion with whatever else is happening in the home. But a carefully located secret door can also help to close spaces down when the mood takes you. I like linking the inside with the outside both visually and physically.

Wherever I can, I like to include full height glazing with walls that open up to gardens and verandas, bringing the outside in and making the inside feel bigger and brighter.