Welcome to Spence & Dower
If the architectural press is full of the clamour of competing and ‘self-conscious innovation’ – we are not there. All design is by its nature exploratory and must search for a balance between enabling a building to work and ordering its form to please. Our aim is that good quality design should shine through the patient satisfaction of this balance and give delight to owners, other users and those who pass by. All our projects relate to the specific sites and environments to which they belong.
As Chartered Architects and Historic Building Consultants our interests are broad ranging but we consider ourselves specialists in a full range of historic building work, contemporary design, particularly within sensitive locations, masterplanning and community based building projects.
Berwick Barracks Reawakening Project
> Community Based Projects. Also found under Options Appraisals. View Berwick Barracks Reawakening Project
The Response, 1914
Conservation & Restoration > Statues & War Memorials. View The Response, 1914
Little Greencroft Farm
New Build & Alteration > Residential. Also found under Options Appraisals. View Little Greencroft Farm
The Black Barn, Towhouse, Hexham
> Conservation & Restoration. Also found under Heritage. View The Black Barn, Towhouse, Hexham
Housesteads Roman Fort Museum
> New Build & Alteration. Also found under Commercial. View Housesteads Roman Fort Museum
Spanish City, Whitley Bay, 1910
Conservation & Restoration > Twentieth Century. Also found under Historic Recording & Research. View Spanish City, Whitley Bay, 1910