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About Us

Blending Tradition with Innovation Since 1957

Founded in 1957 by the visionary duo, Anthony Pearce and Derek Bottomley, PB Architects is a chartered architectural practice nestled in the heart of Yorkshire. 

With over six decades of excellence, we stand at the intersection of heritage and innovation.

Our expertise spans from innovative design to detailed project execution. We specialise in creating sustainable and engaging spaces, incorporating renewable technologies and sustainable materials.


Our design philosophy is rooted in a deep understanding of how people interact with their surroundings, ensuring every project from concept to completion is both functional and aesthetically pleasing. See our key services below.



Over the years, our team has amassed a unique blend of knowledge and experience of how people interact with the built environment. 


From projects in conservation areas, featured on Historic England’s grades II, II* and I list, on scheduled ancient monuments and in historic parks and gardens. 

Project Management

From initial written briefs, project programmes and budget estimates, we make sure the client’s expectations are understood. 

Contract Administration

Based on an extremely thorough foundation of information we put together formal building contracts between employer and contractor. 

Construction Design Management

Certain types of building projects need a Principal Designer. As corporate members of the Association for Project Safety, we fulfil this role. 

Public Consultation

From inner cities to rural communities, from housing estates to schools, from high streets to health facilities, we bring communities together to explore ways they can develop.

With six decades of experience, our expertise has been finely honed, ensuring every project receives a touch of unparalleled quality. Our approach is deeply personal, tailoring designs to your unique vision, while maintaining a steadfast commitment to environmental responsibility. Unveil the individuals, philosophy, history, and accolades that shape our identity and define our legacy.

Why us?

“After 60 years of practice, the principles of Pearce Bottomley Architects’ founders continue to guide our work. Anthony’s attention to detail, technical understanding and absolute dedication to the project, combined with Derek’s love of our art and his recognition of the importance of a long-term relationship with our clients, our craftsmen and our buildings.These values continue to inform our practice today.”


— Tom Robbins, Partner

The Way We Do It

Satisfied Customers

What Our Clients Say About Us

"We have been fortunate enough to work with Pearce Bottomley Architects on a number of occasions throughout the years. They are a fantastic team to work with, always both friendly and professional. Looking forward to working with them again in the future."

Clement Windows Group Ltd

"Pearce Bottomley designed and managed our new house build. They are a great team to work with, professional & caring about their clients. It is testament to them that we asked them to work with us again on a bungalow we bought in 2019 which needed a full renovation. An excellent firm of architects and we would have no hesitation in recommending them."

Tom Kenny

"We used Pearce Bottomley Architects for a major project at my workplace, and an extension to my home, and they were fantastic. From design ideas, to survey, to working drawings, they were communicative, supportive and helpful. I wouldn't hesitate to use them again and to recommend them."

Graham Robbins

Holy Trinity Church

Tithe Barn


Scrooby Chapel

Featured Projects

A showcase of our innovative designs, sustainable solutions, and architectural mastery across a diverse array of projects.