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. Clients in the Isle of Man partner with us to design healthy, 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.
Our architectural services include design, preparation of construction documents, and construction administration. We provide a wide variety of services including feasibility studies, architectural programming and project management. We are specialists in obtaining planning permission and registered building consent in difficult or controversial cases.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.