Architects, Masterplanners, Heritage Consultants

We are architects, masterplanners and heritage consultants. Our designs evolve from a deep understanding of our shared heritage and respond to the qualities of each place. We work to improve the lives of those who use our buildings, and the long-term sustainability of each project.



Founded in 1947, today Purcell is a creative collective of over 280 Architects and Heritage Experts, working internationally from 14 studios across the globe. Our Employee-Owned organisational model underpins our collaborative approach. We are the world’s largest practice of Architects working with the existing built environment, ranked No. 1 for Heritage in the World Architecture 100 in 2022 & 2023. 

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Our UK Studios are in: Bristol, Cambridge, Canterbury, Colchester, London, Manchester, Norwich, Oxford, York. 

Our international studios are in: Hong Kong, Sydney, Melbourne, and Hobart.