Jeremy Humphries Architect Strathallan Horse Tram Stables

Modus Architects is a chartered architectural practice offering practical, hands-on experience, creative design and delivery of contemporary new buildings or renovations. We specialise in designing functional and beautiful spaces.

  • We can design for you with flair and imagination that will set your project apart.
  • We can often find the extra light and space that you did not know you had.
  • We can get you planning approval - depending upon the size and complexity of the project -  in 8-12 weeks.
  • We maintain a 98% planning approval success rate.
  • We can provide detailed technical plans which meet all legal obligations and allow for accurate construction costs.
  • We can manage your build to ensure that you get value for money.
  • We can coordinate every aspect of your build, from managing builders and consultants to monitoring the progress of building works through to successful delivery. We have a great track record in keeping projects on course and on budget. 

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

While we love the possibility of constructing a home from scratch, we are just as excited by the challenges of improving or transforming an existing building, modern or traditional. We are an experienced team of chartered architects and technologists who are experienced in traditional design for registered buildings but who are equally passionate about the latest technology and contemporary design.

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

We share a passion for architectural design development. The ability to work with others, with clients contractors and consultants, is at the root of our effectiveness. We are accomplished negotiators, and we have a remarkable success rate with Isle of Man planning.

 We are a small boutique practice of architects and professionals who work on each project together. Unlike larger practices, we are all accessible to you. Wherever you are located, whether in Castletown, Douglas or Ramsey, our architects and designers are available at all times, from the beginning of a project to its completion. 

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.

We think buildings and spaces are successful only if they fit the people living in them. Sincerity, honesty and thorough understanding are at the heart of every project we pursue.  We never fail to deliver because we listen to our customers and recognise their expectations, likes and dislikes. 

Modus Architects Modern Country Home Isle of Man

We are a versatile, innovative architectural practice with an in-depth working knowledge of many building types including commercial, office, residential, historic and registered buildings. The practice has worked across a variety of sectors on projects of widely differing scales, from master planning to exhibition design and from corporate headquarters to furniture design.

We aim 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 models 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. We offer a high level of personal service through all stages, from initial discussions through the design process and on to completion. 

Modus Architects The Team in Castletown Isle of Man Office

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

We offer a combination of practical, hands-on experience and creative design.

We aim to deliver award-winning contemporary designs of the highest quality within budget. Thorough technical knowledge and experience mean our design solutions are practical, economical 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 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. We aim to honour 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. 

Jeremy Humphries and Jason Critchley working on site in douglas isle of man

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

We underpin each project by a careful and sensitive approach combining sustainable technologies, applying meticulous attention to the concept and details of every project. We 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 an 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 a full service, starting at the conceptual stage. We help define a precise project brief and ensure that the project remains feasible while pushing the boundaries. 

We have had 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. Services include 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 as contributing to the long term maintenance and management of your properties, by providing: 



  • Feasibility studies and master planning to optimise 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