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. 

The practice has steadily expanded its base and workload and now enjoys involvement in a very wide variety of projects and sectors.  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.

Our original base and Romsey office is led by Gareth Jenkins and Peter Barnett assisted by a team of Associates.  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 and Steve Robinson. In 2013 we opened an office in central Southampton, which is run by Phil Amey.

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…

Best Residential Architecture Practice

2019 RICS Awards Commercial

Gambledown Farm

Best Residential Architecture Practice

2019 RICS Tourism & Leisure

Gambledown Farm
Best Residential Architecture Practice

2018 RICS (Wales) Infrastructure

Llandudno Lifeboat Station
Best Residential Architecture Practice

2018 RICS (South East) Community Benefit

Selsey Lifeboat Station

…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

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Newsletter 2020

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Newsletter 2018

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Private Housing Brochure

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Higher & Further Education Brochure

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Waterfront Architecture Brochure

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Healthcare Brochure

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Residential Brochure

25 year booklet

The first 25 Years of Studio Four projects