Modus Architects Architectural Renovation Project Douglas by Isle of Man Architect Jeremy Humphries RIBA

Offering a combination of hands on practicality and creative design flair, we specialise in the design and delivery of building projects. We are a boutique architectural practice specialising in contemporary new homes and renovations in the Isle of Man

Modus Architects is a full-service architectural design firm in the Isle of Man, providing comprehensive design, architecture, and consulting services to support all markets, building typologies, and project types and specialising in architectural design and planning for contemporary luxury homes and renovations. Clients in the Isle of Man work with us to design beautiful places in which to live, work and play. We’re passionate about design, and how it can impact our lives through sustainability, well-being, diversity and inclusion, and mobility.

Whether you are looking for tradition or innovation, we can lift your project out of the ordinary

Modus is a different kind of architecture practice. We design and we deliver your building project. We develop conceptual designs through to the final details, before going on-site to oversee the construction, to protect the design concept and build quality.


Our architectural services include bespoke architectural design, interior design, preparation of construction documents, and construction administration. We provide a wide variety of services including feasibility studies, architectural programming and project management. We have an excellent track record and lots of experience in obtaining planning permission and registered building consent, especially in controversial cases.

Modus Architects Modern Country Home Isle of Man

Our aim is to design the best buildings and places in the Isle of Man. We provide the complete design of buildings across a range of sectors. We develop conceptual designs through to the final building details and manage construction on site

We have a wealth of experience in many different types of building project, from new schemes for both the private and government sectors, conversion and extensions to both residential and commercial premises, working within conservation areas and on listed buildings. Offering a high level of personal service through all stages, from initial discussions through the design process and on to completion. 

Our services include:

  • Architectural design
  • Interior design
  •  Brief  Development
  • Building contract administration
  • Design solutions
  • Planning applications
  • Building control drawings
  • Tender and construction packages
  • Site consultation
  • Urban Design & Master-Planning
  • Measurement Survey & Drawings

 Architectural Sketch Design by Jeremy Humphries Architect Isle of Man

Offering a combination of  practical, hands-on experience and creative design flair

We aim to deliver award-winning contemporary designs of the highest quality within budget. A thorough technical knowledge and experience means our design solutions are practical, economic and exciting. Whether it is leading a team of consultants for a feasibility study, exploring design ideas, or delivering a high quality finished product, Modus Architects has the skills to ensure your project is a success.

The Left-Over-Space Cafe designed by Jeremy Humphries architect for Modus Architects in the Isle of Man

Modus Architects is the Isle of Man´s leading specialist in contextually responsive design, the refurbishment and adaptive reuse of heritage places

We are the Isle of Man´s  leading specialists in the adaptive reuse and reinvention of existing buildings for new uses. We have developed a strong portfolio of projects where we have given new life to old buildings by transforming the use, the performance and the interiors. Our approach is always to respect the existing and try to bring in an element of individuality with any intervention. We seek out the best ways to respect a building’s original design before making alterations and additions. Our aim is to honor a building’s past while supporting the present and innovating for the future.

Strathallan Horse Tram Depot Douglas new building designed and project managed by Jeremy Humphries principal of  Modus Architects Isle of Man

 We have delivered numerous internal and external architectural refurbishment projects ranging in size from small home renovations to major building schemes, including work on historic and registered buildings in the Isle of Man. We have extensive experience in planning applications, building regulation applications, negotiations and consultations and offer the full stages of the approved “RIBA Plan Of Work” for planning, design and project management services for residential, commercial, leisure, industrial and educational projects. 

We approach each project though a combination of creative thinking, research and careful consideration of the brief and context and a healthy respect for cost

Modus Architects offer a range of planning, urban design, masterplanning and architectural services. Each project is underpinned by a careful and sensitive approach combining sustainable technologies. The practice’s work is characterised by meticulous attention to the concept and details of every project, and a relentless focus on refining design ideas to arrive at a solution which is architecturally, socially, and intellectually coherent. Modus Architects is a versatile, innovative Isle of Man architectural practice with in depth working knowledge of many building types including commercial, office, residential, historic and registered buildings.


New luxury apartment building in Castletown by designed by Isle of Man Architect Jeremy Humphries Director of Modus Architects

Our experience is in residential projects, commercial architecture and historical architecture. We offer an full service, starting at the conceptual stage. We help define a precise project brief, and ensure that the project remains feasible whilst pushing the boundaries. We have a fantastic approval rate in planning permission stages with the Isle of Man planning department, and we seamlessly move into building control drawings to ensure the project is delivered to the highest standards. All projects are managed by an RIBA architect.

We have have many years of experience in designing, planning and managing building projects of all types and at all scales, we approach each project with the same enthusiasm and attention to detail regardless of budgets or scale

Our services in project management and contract administration deal with the coordination necessary to manage the complex process of transforming a brief and design into a building. This includes leading the project team, monitoring the progress and quality of the whole design and construction team against the issues of budget, scheduling and quality control. We administer the building contract through the procurement, construction, handover and conclusion of the construction process.

Modus Architects offer a full range of architectural services, architectural design, planning approval, building regulations approval and  project management

Professional architectural services can provide vital assistance through all stages of a refurbishment project, as well contributing to the long term maintenance and management of your properties, by providing: 


  • Feasibility studies and masterplanning to optimize space and resource utilisation;
  • Design of pleasant, safe and uplifting environments for tenants, employees and the public;
  • Specifications focusing on value for money, energy efficiency and long term maintenance;
  • Coordination of the design team and external consultants;
  • Management of the project programme, costs and quality from inception to handover;
Douglas Architectural Services provided by Architect Jeremy Humphries RIBA of Modus Architects