Finding the best Cornish architects for your project

Whatever the size and scope of your building ambitions – from luxury new build to modest renovation or extension – finding the best Cornish architect for your project is crucial!

Here at Harding Laity Estate Agents, we’ve watched many houses become homes thanks to great architecture. Good design can enhance your lifestyle, helping you get the most out of that ‘living the dream’ Cornish property you’ve just found.

So, to help you find the right Cornish architect to work with, we’ve picked four very different practices on our doorstep. With all this talent and creativity on offer we’re sure one will be the perfect match for your very own Grand Design!


Watershedd are a young company with an already impressive portfolio of award-winning properties under their belt. Their approach marries simplicity, natural beauty and sustainable materials, resulting in buildings which blend with effortless style into the landscape.  

With dual bases in Mawgan Porth and London, the talented team work collaboratively to combine architecture, development consultation and planning, and interior design. 

As Watershedd also works as a developer on its own projects, the firm offers a 360 degree package. If you have ambitious plans in mind, Watershedd may well be the best Cornish architect for you!

Find out more about Watershedd.


ARCO2 is an award-winning practice based in Bodmin. The team are leaders in sustainable architecture in the South West, and are responsible for some of the most impressive environmentally-friendly residential projects in Devon and Cornwall.    

Every ARCO2 project is unique, with a combination of innovation and practical considerations based around the clients’ lifestyle. The site-specific approach ensures buildings compliment and enhance their surroundings. 

ARCO2 have all the right experience to make your Cornish property not only beautiful but also easy to maintain and environmentally-friendly; why not book an initial meeting and get the ball rolling?

To find out more visit ARCO2’s website.

Matt Robinson Architecture

Matt Robinson is an award-winning architectural designer, who combines innovation and knowledge of craftsmanship to produce the best solutions for the Cornish climate and landscape. 

From his home studio – a short distance from the idyllic Helford river – Matt fuses traditional materials with contemporary vision in his one-off designs for new builds and extensions to existing properties.

Matt has also become Cornwall’s go-to designer for imaginative garden studios, home offices, and unique architectural elements within the landscape – such as bridges and follies. If you’re looking to get the most out of your property with some creative ideas for extensions and renovations, Matt may be the best Cornish architect for you!

To find out more visit Matt Robinson’s website.

Coal Cornwall

Combining architecture and interior design, Coal is Joe and Emily Reilly’s creative St Agnes-based practice. 

Their approach is led by sustainable design sympathetic to its surroundings, and their projects draw on the colours and forms of the Cornish coast and countryside for inspiration. Local materials and craftspeople also play a major role in each project.

Joe is a fully accredited architect while Emily trained in Interior Design at Central St Martins. They offer fully bespoke packages tailored to each client, combining elements of both disciplines.

Find out more about Coal Cornwall.

Already dreaming of those beautiful new interiors awaiting the finishing touches? Read our interview with Elaine Skinner of Hops & Camellias for some interior design ideas to complement your architectural triumph! 

CategoriesHome & Garden