Clementine Blakemore Architects
CBA is an emerging London-based practice committed to producing buildings that are inventive, inclusive and have a positive impact on the wider community. We enjoy making architecture rooted in place and shaped by context, whether in terms of local materials, climate or craftsmanship. Our design process is rigorous, exploratory and collaborative – involving clients, consultants and end-users in the resolution of proposals. Ideas are developed and represented through a tactile combination of drawing, model-making, mock-ups and material research. We aim to achieve high environmental standards through the implementation of passive strategies, renewable energy and sustainable materials, always seeking to integrate these elegantly through careful detailing and contemporary ways of thinking. Having self-built a number of projects, we take great pleasure in the process of transforming design ideas into built form.
In 2019 we completed a new Music Pavilion for a state primary school in Buckinghamshire, which was shortlisted for the Wood Awards and AJ Small Projects Awards. We are currently working on the conversion of a series of derelict farm buildings in West Dorset into accessible holiday accommodation, alongside an educational farm and community space; the project is on site and due to complete in April 2022. Previous clients include the Design Museum, the Dorset Wildlife Trust, and the UK Green Building Council. In 2020 we were included in the Architects’ Journal prestigious 40 under 40 list, and in 2021 were featured in the Architecture Foundation book New Architects 4. Please scroll down for the latest news.
Clementine Blakemore | Director
MA(Oxon), MA(RCA), ARB, RIBA
Prior to starting her own practice, Clem worked for Duggan Morris Architects, David Chipperfield Architects and was a co-founder of the collective WORKSHOP architecture. She initially studied sculpture at the Ruskin School of Art, Oxford University, under Richard Wentworth and then worked in film before training as an architect. After a year at the Rural Studio in Alabama, she gained her qualifications at the Architectural Association (RIBA Parts 1 & 3) and the Royal College of Art (RIBA Part 2), graduating with a Distinction. With a strong belief in collaboration and the process of learning through making, she has led a number of design/build workshops and was a Visiting School Director for the Architectural Association between 2012 – 2017.
Freelancers & Consultants
Gill Smith ARB, Alan Milliken ARB, Louis Mayes ARB, Maelys Garreau, Ed Crooks, Finbar Charleston, Emily Fribbance, Jennifer Nibbs
We are not currently recruiting, but are always interested in hearing from talented people who would like to work with us. Please send a brief cover letter, CV and 10-page digital portfolio to the email address below.
+44 (0)7580 193709
157 Middleton Road · London E8 4LL