Clementine Blakemore Architects is a London-based practice committed to producing buildings that are inventive, inclusive and have a positive impact on both the wider community and the environment. We enjoy making architecture rooted in place and shaped by context, in terms of local materials, climate and 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 our early projects, we take great pleasure in the process of transforming design ideas into built form.

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.


Current projects include a music recording studio on an infill site in London Fields, the renovation of a listed house in Kentish Town for a potter, and an extension to a house in Hackney. Earlier this year we completed Wraxall Yard –  the conversion of a series of derelict farm buildings in West Dorset into accessible holiday accommodation, an educational farm and community space. Part of a visionary project by the owners to improve the biodiversity of the landscape, and provide universal access to it, the project was awarded a High Commendation in the 2023 MacEwen Awards and has been shortlisted for the AJ Retrofit Awards. In 2019 we completed a new music pavilion for a state primary school in Buckinghamshire, which was shortlisted for the Wood Awards, AJ Small Projects Awards and the RIBA MacEwan Awards. Previous clients include the Design Museum, the Dorset Wildlife Trust, and the UK Green Building Council.

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157 Middleton Road
London E8 4LL


Please note we work a four day week:
Monday – Thursday


Clementine Blakemore, Director


Clem 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 on a scholarship, and then at the Royal College of Art, 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. She has lectured widely, including at the RIBA, the Barbican, and at the AA. Prior to starting her own practice, Clem worked for Duggan Morris Architects, David Chipperfield Architects and was a Designer in Residence at the Design Museum. She lives in Hackney with her partner and their two small children.

Patrick Fryer, Senior Architect

BA(Hons) MArch(Hons) ARB

Patrick graduated with distinction from London Metropolitan university in 2012 before spending 10 years at Adam Khan Architects, where he became a senior associate and led a number of public buildings including Pensthorpe Play Barn and Somers Town Community Facilities (recently shortlisted for the 2023 RIBA Stirling Prize). He has since undertaken projects under his own name, and in 2022 won the prestigious Treehouses competition at Kew Gardens in collaboration with Thomas Randall-Page. Patrick is concerned by the social, environmental and ecological impacts of architecture and believes in the potential for design-led, low tech and flexible buildings to have a lower impact on our host planet.

Aoi Phillips, Senior Architectural Assistant


Aoi completed her architectural education at the Architectural Association in 2020, receiving a Commendation for her final Diploma thesis. Her professional experience includes designing with heritage architecture of both public cultural buildings and private homes. She is a co-founder of the collective Afterparti, which seeks to platform under-represented voices in the built environment, and balances building practice with writing, graphic design and teaching.

Previous team members

Olivia Ricks, Joe Mercer, Amrit Sandu, Louise Underhill, Blanche Howard, Maelys Garreau, Alan Milliken, Finbar Charleston, Gill Smith, Ed Crooks, Louis Mayes, Emily Fribbance, Jennifer Nibbs


We are currently looking for a freelance technical consultant to review RIBA Stage 3/4 drawings on an occasional basis (a few days every 6 months). This would be an ideal role for a very experienced architect working part-time, or recently retired from a full-time job. Please email a CV, cover letter and 10-page PDF portfolio to: