Experience

Experience

Sophie Bates BA(Hons) Architecture, Dip(ARCH)

Sophie Bates is a RIBA registered architect with fifteen years experience across a range of sectors. Prior to setting up practice, Sophie has worked for award winning, highly regarded architectural practices.

Sophie was an associate at Alison Brooks Architects where she worked from 2006-2010, during which time they were awarded the Stirling Prize, the Manser Medal and a number of RIBA awards for exceptional housing design. As well as running a number of private new build houses and large scale mixed use projects with a strong focus on the public realm, she worked on the RIBA award winning performing arts centre in Folkstone.

Prior experience of the arts sector was gained at Burrell Foley Fischer LLP through her work on The Crucible Theatre in Sheffield.

Sophie graduated from the Bartlett School of Architecture with commendation. Having run RIBA award winning education projects at Gollifer Langston Architects, she became a member of the Architect's Registration Board in 2003.

Sophie's background is in the arts - having studied sculpture in New Mexico prior to studying architecture.

Photo credit left to right - Broadwater Farm - Goliifer Langston Architects, West Wing/ Folkestone Arts Centre - Alison Brooks Architects. Sophie Bates was project architect.

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Projects

Sophie has transformed my dark London kitchen into a beautiful, light, family hub. The design is thoughtful, mixing old with new to wonderful effect. Sophie has been reliable and professional throughout with a keen eye for detail, an absolute pleasure to work with.
Maxine, NW London