Giles Quarme & Associates are a London-based architectural practice that specialises in all aspects of work relating to historic buildings: surveying and historical research; repair, restoration and alteration of the building themselves; and design of new buildings within Conservation Areas and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. They undertake work in the UK and abroad.
GQA was established in 1987 and since then has worked on a number of award-winning projects across the UK and internationally. The practice consists of a dedicated team of architects and professionals, with a wide experience and are familiar with a broad spectrum of building and conservation issues and project management. They have built up an enviable reputation for working with challenging or complex projects, liaising with specialist craftsmen, cutting-edge architects, local authorities and government bodies.
GQA have also provided specialist consultancy advice on Listed Building legislation, Conservation Area and World Heritage Sites for the past 30 years. Giles Quarme has not only been consulted by individuals, organisations, charities and various Amenity Societies, but also by other architects on conservation projects such as the V&A Museum, the British Museum and the Old Royal Naval College at Greenwich.
Giles regularly acts as an Expert Witness at planning inquiries concerning historic buildings. Both Giles Quarme and Natasha Brown are RIBA SCA accredited and Giles, Natasha and Matt are also accredited with AABC. In addition, there are another four ARB and RIBA registered architects, all of whom have completed specialist post-graduate training in conservation.
GQA are currently on Framework Agreements or are approved architects for the following bodies: The National Trust, The British Museum, The Historic Houses Association, The Diocese of London and The Diocese of Southwark.
GQA have acted as advisors or consultants to a number of other public bodies and charitable organisations including: Historic England, Westminster City Council, Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, University of London and Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich.