About

Clear Architects is an ambitious, established and fast-growing architectural practice based in Loughton, Essex.

Our design ethos is that successful architecture must have form and function, work inside and out.

Clear Architects is a RIBA Chartered practice renowned for its “exceptional” architectural designs and impressive planning permission success rate.

Whilst the practice has completed many high-end residential projects; it has also been highly commended on commercial and social benefit builds, as well as its innovative eco/sustainability design concepts, by industry titans (such as British Home Awards).

We work predominantly across London, Essex and Hertfordshire.

Founded by Melanie Clear in 2005, the practice prides itself on delivering a design through to a completed build.

This takes our clients on a journey from initial concept, through the planning process, all the way through to being on site during construction.

We believe that the best architectural designs are borne from a deep understanding of the site; taking a client’s brief and translating that into a unique building that serves their needs.

This draws on our practice ethos: Successful design is both beautiful and functional.

Clear Architects brings to bear its creative vision on each clients’ individual property, which addresses their specific requirements, whether Residential or Commercial.

"We get immense delight from seeing what started as an idea, emerge from the ground and stand alone on its own merit." Melanie Clear

Awards

WICE Awards
Structural Timber Award
The Sunday Times British Home Awards
Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors
New London Architecture
National Custom and Self Build Association

The European Women In Construction & Engineering Awards is the most prestigious event celebrating the achievements of women in these sectors.​ Selected from approximately 350 entries, Melanie Clear was one of the Best Woman Architect Finalists 2018.

Clear Architects’ 40 Hill Road residential project won Gold for their supplier SIPCO at the Structural Timber Awards 2016.

554Highly Commended for its renovation of Coborn House, Bow, London at The Sunday Times British Home Awards 2013.

Clear Architects was Highly Commended at the RICS East of England Awards for its work on Haven House.

Haven House was highly Commended by the New London Architecture (NLA) Awards in 2015.

Clear Architects was commended for its “radical” coffee cup starter home concept at the “Self Build on a Shoestring” Award, hosted by TV architect Charlie Luxton at Grand Designs Live.

People

Melanie Clear

Melanie Clear

Managing Director and Founder

Melanie Clear founded Clear Architects in 2005. “It is still hard for me to believe – years on – that I have my own architectural practice and, beyond that, the exciting…

Melanie Clear
James

James

Creative Director

James Mors is our first Creative Director at Clear Architects and leads our enthusiastic team. Born, bred and educated in Liverpool, James developed an early interest in design.…

James
Arron

Arron

Planning Director

Arron Breedon is a Town Planner, with experience in both council and private practice. He has worked in New Zealand; as well as the length and breadth of the nation,…

Arron
Alexa

Alexa

Technical Director

Alexa Kasim joined us from Scotland in the summer of 2015 to assist in leading our dynamic and expanding team.…

Alexa
Bruno

Bruno

Architect

Bruno joined the team in 2016. Having gained design and technical experience in Spain, Bruno brings new ideas to the studio. Bruno believes "that attention to detail, enthusiasm…

Bruno
James F

James F

Part III Architectural Assistant

James Furzer is a multi-award-wining Part 3 Architectural Assistant. He has experience on a range of project types and sectors, from high-end bespoke homes and extensions to…

James F
Ricky

Ricky

Part III Architectural Assistant

Ricky is a Part 3 Architectural Assistant, having completed his Masters at University of Westminster under Clear Architects’ sponsorship programme. Ricky believes that good design is important because it can…

Ricky
Kirsten

Kirsten

Studio Manager & PA

With over six years’ experience of management and operational support within the property industry, Kirsten joined the team in 2018 as our Studio Manager & PA providing key support to…

Kirsten
Trixie

Trixie

Part I Architectural Assistant

Trixie joined the team at the beginning of 2018 having completed her Part 1 at the University of Brighton. "The most exciting part of the architectural process for me is…

Trixie
Charlie

Charlie

Part I Architectural Assistant

Having completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Portsmouth, Charlie joined Clear Architects in September 2018. Ever since he was a child, Charlie has nurtured a passion for art…

Charlie
Trusted Partners

Trusted Partners

Our

At Clear Architects we work with a selection of exceptional trusted partners to deliver the very best standard of service.  Professional Photographers…

Trusted Partners
Team Culture

Team Culture

What we value

At Clear Architects, we have created a London-style architectural practice committed to improving the built environment in which we live, work and play. We believe that team culture helps…

Team Culture
Team Development

Team Development

For Staff

We as a practice invest in our people from our Part 1 Assistants to support in professional exams through to individual development and career aspirations. We have a mentorship and…

Team Development
Charitable Challenges

Charitable Challenges

Giving back

Giving back is an important part of our ethos here at Clear Architects, and we are pleased to support various charities that are close to our hearts. This year,…

Charitable Challenges

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