About Us

Yiangou Architects have been designing buildings of distinction for the last 40 years. We are an award-winning practice with a reputation for creating high-quality, carefully-considered and imaginative architecture. With our experienced team of around 30 staff, we are able to offer clients the full range of architect's services from initial conceptual design studies and presentation drawings to help you through the planning process, to detail design, construction and project management on site.

The practice is unique in its breadth of experience and the variety of building projects undertaken in different sectors over the years. We are best known for our country houses for private clients, whether these be new dwellings or alterations and extensions to historic buildings, but we also do extensive work for country estates, colleges, museums, commercial developers and institutions such as the National Trust, The Duchy of Cornwall and the University of Oxford.

Based in Cirencester, the capital of the Cotswolds, we are happy to take on projects throughout the UK and abroad.

What services do you provide?


How would you describe your style?

"Yiangou Architects pride themselves on not slavishly following any singular architectural style. Our projects are always bespoke, responding specifically to the individual site and client. Every site is different, every client distinct, so we believe the creative approach has to adapt and develop every time to create an authentic, project-specific architectural response. The emphasis is on the highest-quality, attention to detail and authenticity rather than any labels or styles."

Please describe a recently completed project or tell us about the bespoke service that you offer

"The skill of hand drawing is still the predominant approach at Yiangou Architects. The creativity of initial ideas can flow straight on to the paper, the looseness of embryonic conceptual ideas unconfined by the automation and replication of a computer.  A hand drawing is a one-off, retaining character and individuality and is therefore representative of the architecture we create.

Computers are a necessary tool we utilise with expertise in later stages of a project but they can not replace the pencil when producing drawings with character, personality and creativity in the early design stages and this, along with unconstrained approach to architecture, sets us apart from our contemporaries."

Andy Marshall