Studio Skein is a 100% employee-owned architectural practice, based in Plymouth, Devon. Small and agile, we punch above our weight with a portfolio that ranges from multi-million-pound housing developments, to high-impact but small-scale community facilities.  Guided by our key values of integrity, collaboration, and invention, we make bold and positive choices to turn constraints into opportunities, creating diverse spaces that respond to the needs of the people and communities who use them.


with purpose

Buildings should be spaces that are enjoyable to use and spend time in. Being inspirational both inside and out, the buildings we design are accessible and responsive to the environment around them – improving the lives of the people that use them.

Though no two projects are alike, the place, purpose, form, and function gives each of our buildings a distinct personality. Using these characteristics as the foundations for each project, our knowledge and considered approach brings creativity, unity, and harmony to every space.




5 Apartments, The Millfields, Plymouth


Orlagh Chalet, Whitsand Bay


Stucley Road, Bideford


Tadworthy Road, Westward Ho!


Farmhouse remodelling, Cornwall


Vospers showrooms


Moments Café, Plymouth


our client’s
voice first

As a team of architects, we partner with engineers, consultants, and planners, sharing a common bond and a collective responsibility to create your project. Through honesty and mutual respect, we work together to add value to everything we do for you.

But above all this, as our client, we always put your voice first. The importance of open communication is key to our process and we invest time into developing a meaningful relationship with you. This inclusivity aims to put you at ease and relieve any stress points, so together we can create inspiring and practical spaces that benefit all of our communities.