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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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: