Simon Knight Architects


Townsend Road
Bowji Residential
The Hayloft Home Extension

We were commissioned to design this new build low energy home in Harpenden, to replace a poorly built and cramped existing property.  The house will feature highly insulated walls, triple glazing, solar panels and ASHP, in a fabric first approach.  The house is situated within a conservation area and the design reflects the nearby Edwardian properties but in a contemporary style.  With 5 bedrooms and generous living space, the house fulfills the brief set by our Client; providing much needed accommodation for their family.

We were commissioned by a private client to design a new build house for them and their family down in Cornwall. The house sits on an empty plot in the village of Trebetherick and has fantastic views out across the neighbouring fields and easy access to the beautiful Daymer Bay beach.

The Hayloft
home extension

The Client approached us after purchasing the property and wanting to use architects to modernise the interior and crucially replace three separate existing extensions, which were inefficient and not cohesive in their design. The house also had a bad good connection to the garden, with a WC and utility space blocking access and views.

Simon Knight Architects are an RIBA Chartered Architecture Practice established in the heart of historic St Albans. 


We offer the full architectural service along with Passive House consultancy and are here to help guide clients through any project from start to finish.  As a team of architects, we are passionate about high quality contemporary design and approach every project with a fresh perspective; seeking to fulfil the design brief, whilst being sensitive to the context and our environment.  Our designs are contemporary in nature but often inspired by the traditional vernacular forms and materials we find at our sites. 


We work in a range of sectors and at different scales but treat every project with the same level of care and attention.  Our main project categories cover residential, home extensions, community and commercial.  Why not take the time to explore some of our projects to date.

If you are looking for an architectect that will work with you to achieve your project goals, please contact us today.