Our Story

“Thank you very much for a first class, friendly and effective service, which met our restricted timescales and met all of our criteria.” 
NHS Property Services

Studio Four Architects was founded in 1992 at Tollgate Estates in Romsey by George Rankin and Nick Lockyer, with Mike Brownlow joining in 1993 and Steve Hole in 1995.

The practice has steadily expanded its base and workload and now enjoys a wide variety of projects.  Alongside significant healthcare experience, we have completed many projects in other sectors including education, housing, leisure, retail/commercial, domestic, historic, emergency services, church, marine, industrial and community-based schemes.

The Winchester office was opened in 1997 to serve a growing number of clients in the Winchester and M3 corridor area, and is run by Mike Brownlow.

In 2012, Studio Four Specialist Projects was formed to provide services focussed around conservation, specialist architectural projects and building surveying, and is run from the Romsey office by our director Phil Amey.

In 2013 the practice merged with Chris Edmond Associates, based in central Southampton, which is now a division of Studio Four run by our director Gareth Jenkins. Whilst specialising in the residential sector, the office is also involved in community schemes including yacht clubs, golf clubs and churches.  

All three offices work closely together to share resources, expertise and training opportunities.

A wide range of architectural services are provided for all project stages.

  • Planning opportunities and feasibility studies
  • Brief preparation
  • Full architectural duties
  • Design team leadership
  • Principal Designer duties
  • Design & Build co-ordination
  • Project Management
  • Site inspection
  • Interior design
  • Basic landscape design
  • Maintenance advice
  • Physical models and 3D modelling
  • Measured surveys
  • Dilapidation and/or Condition surveys
  • Party Wall matters
  • Listed Building Refurbishment & Development

An award winning company…

2017 Home Builder Awards

2017 Interior Design Awards

2016 LABC Best Small Commercial Building

LABC Best Large Commercial Building

…with some exciting clients, large and small. 

Prestige Apartments


Southern Gas Network


University of Portsmouth





(Primary Healthcare)

Roughton International Ltd


URC (Wessex) Trust Ltd




See what our clients have to say…

A great project and I must say one of the smoothest led projects in many years of working with the RNLI.


I just wanted to express how much I love the design and layout of Room 110 in St Edburga! 

University of Winchester

It has been a great team performance and an enjoyable project to work on. Thanks for all your help over the last year or so. It really is appreciated.

Reside Construction

…an example of design freethinking incorporating… to achieve a Cat. 3 High risk post mortem suite for human autopsy without equal nationally

Southampton General Hospital

Would you like more information?

Feel free to browse and download our brochures…

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Newsletter 2018

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Higher & Further Education Brochure

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Private Housing Brochure

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Healthcare Brochure

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Waterfront Architecture Brochure

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Residential Brochure


Tollgate Estates
Stanbridge Earls
SO51 0HE

01794 511 255


Sherwood House
8 Upper High Street
SO23 8UT

01962 820 255


1-3 Lyon Street,
SO14 0LD

023 8022 8923