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Frances Cobley

Senior Associate, Architecture


BSc (Hons) BArch MSc PG.Cert RIBA



Frances Cobley

Experienced and imaginative architect Frances Cobley, who you’ll find in our Bristol office, is driven by a strong passion for designing functional, meaningful and environmentally friendly places for people, whilst never compromising on their aesthetic appeal.

“My greatest drive is to achieve the very best in my projects. From the smallest detail to the bigger overarching philosophy, I strive to create spaces that exceed expectations.”

Frances joined us over nine years ago and has since seen her career grow from strength to strength. From senior architect to associate and certified Passivhaus designer, to her most recent appointment to senior associate. She has experience working on a variety of project types, varying in scale and complexity, across multiple sectors, from mixed use schemes to schools, colleges and universities.

She has specialised experience in designing contemporary solutions for agile and efficient learning spaces, aptly supported by her skills in space planning and brief development. She takes great pride in taking a client’s brief and seeing it through to delivery, consistently achieving and often exceeding their aims and expectations.

Her passion for crafting sustainable, comfortable and efficient places is supported by her Passivhaus Designer certification as well as her active participation in AHR’s sustainability team.

She is a collaborative and confident member of Bristol’s team. Her ability to build relationships with people extends to her colleagues too, as she actively supports and encourages her team members; strengthened by her roles as a Mental Health First Aider and Wellbeing Champion in the office.