modern house in the countryside isle of man

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

You have big design ideas. But planning, time and budget constraints and even public opinion can complicate the process. Whether you are a homeowner going through your first building project or a developer with a portfolio of past projects, the right design team is critical to navigating the challenges and preserving your vision. 

Regulations and increasing construction prices make building in the Isle of Man today more complex than ever. Our clients are looking high-quality design that is cost-effective to develop; all while delivering a project that suits their aspirations for the future. Whether you are aiming to new build, improve, adapt, replan and extend or overhaul with a complete remodel, having the right architectural partner can make all the difference.

Helping people plan and design inspiring, cost-effective building projects.

 From coffee table meetings to ongoing project management support, we work with clients to provide all the options and to determine the best possible approach for their building project. At the same time, our designers work closely with leading engineers and quantity surveyors to develop solutions that will enable us to achieve your vision effectively.

warehouse conversion to office

Offering a range of architectural services designed to keep your project on track, on time and on budget.

The clients we work with not only are eager to hire us for the skills, insight, creativity and leadership that we can bring to the design and construction process; they benefit from having experienced partners in their corner,  capable of whatever it takes to help deliver their vision.

  • Building Analysis
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Space Needs Planning
  • Master Planning
  • Site Planning
  • Construction Documentation
  • Tendering
  • Construction Administration

We help you marry what you want to build with what you can build, ensuring a project that succeeds.

Modus Architects mission is to develop strong client partnerships through inspired design that is exciting to experience, and a joy to create. We work hard towards the desired outcome of our client's dreams and visions for their projects. We are methodical in helping clients see and explore the future in creative ways; within the constraints of budget, planning law and site.

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 specialise in designing functional and beautiful spaces.

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 deal with clients who have varying architectural needs for their building projects. We work at all scales and in all sectors. With insight, creativity and leadership, we have the skills to do whatever it takes to plan and deliver a project for you that is purposeful, efficient, inspiring and beautiful.

modern home extension with deck and pool

Providing planning and design of buildings across a range of sectors - from conceptual models through to planning and contract administration.

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. 

Modus Architects The Team in Castletown Isle of Man Office
 Architectural Sketch Design by Jeremy Humphries Architect Isle of Man

Offering 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

Specialists in contextually responsive design, the refurbishment and adaptive reuse of heritage places.

We are 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

Approaching 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 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.

Offering architectural services and expertise from bespoke architectural design, interior design, planning drawings, building regulation drawings to 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


Modus Architects Limited

5 Parliament Square

Castletown, Isle of Man




telephone.        01624 825852


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