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We are

Gary Reading Dip Arch RIBA
Ian West Dip Arch RIBA

Established by Gary Reading and Ian West in 1995 as a design led architectural firm, Reading + West was born out of a shared passion for creating high quality architecture and design. After more than 20 years in practice we have built up an impressive portfolio of successfully completed projects across a number of fields for both private and commercial clients.

We believe

We have considerable combined experience and pool our knowledge and skills to make sure our clients get the best out of us and the most elegant and effective results.

We see every new briefing as a unique opportunity to realise our client’s aspirations and don’t bring any preconceptions to the table. We believe in collaboration and dialogue to ensure the finished product exceeds expectations and are passionate about creating inspired spaces and unique buildings. We like to listen and are fun to work with and this is evident in the feedback and client testimonials that we have received.

Whilst we do not adhere to a particular house style our designs are modern and underpinned by a belief in honesty to materials and construction methods. We believe that a strong client relationship and continual dialogue result in unique buildings and solutions that can delight and surprise. 

Design excellence and attention to detail is evident in all our completed works, be it a private home, interior refurbishment or a large commercial development.