A bit about us...

Rural Studio Architecture is located in the North of England, just outside Durham city.  Headed by RIBA Chartered Architect Robin Parsons, the practice was born out of a passion to design incredible spaces to live and work. 

We believe in good design which responds to its context to deliver unique solutions for each individual client.  We bring the same considered approach and use the same advanced design process, regardless of project size, budget or timescale, and we believe we can deliver great value for money regardless of the project type, budget or location.

As a practice we are happy to travel to your project location, listen to you and discuss ideas before preparing a quotation.   These early stage meetings are free without obligation and give clients the opportunity to ask questions.  

Robin Parsons, RIBA, ARB, MA, M.Arch

Director, Chartered Architect

Robin has 16 years of experience across a broad range of project types and values.

Robin marries a creative desire with a practical understanding of the construction process and of the local architectural context, seeking to offer a contemporary take on traditional forms and techniques.

Robin hails from rural South Lakeland, and has a passion for landscapes and a contextualised approach to building design.

Zoë Parsons, ACIM, BA (Hons) 

Director, Commerce

Zoë combines a creative desire with a professional background in marketing (CIM) and business development.  

Zoë has worked with a broad range of major IT, construction and utility companies.

Zoë hails from Northern Ireland and is passionate about the outdoors, running and horses.

Testimonials

“I couldn't recommend the Rural Studio highly enough. Robin's conceptual work was brilliant. He listened to our requirements and designed a unique family home that blends into its surrounds. It looks like a house that has been there for generations - but is still has a modern look and feel. We are always getting positive comments from people about the house. We are delighted with our new home 😊 Thanks”

Andrew D, Galway

“I would highly recommend Rural Studio to anyone. Robin visited our home and listened carefully to our ideas for remodelling own downstairs space. The plans and 3D images he sent us were fantastic, really helped us to visualise how the space would look. Can’t wait for the builder to get started!”

Lesley H, Newton Hall

"Just wanted to drop you a line to say a massive thank you for Friday.  Helen said she could have talked 3 days non stop to you.  You were very kind and generous with your time and thoughts.

We cannot thank you enough and look forward to the next step.  You are one of life's lovely people. Thank you."

Joanna D, Rainton

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