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.
Spanish City, Whitley Bay, 1910
Conservation & Restoration > Twentieth Century. Also found under Historic Recording & Research. View Spanish City, Whitley Bay, 1910
Netherby Hall, Longtown, Cumbria
Conservation & Restoration > Heritage. View Netherby Hall, Longtown, Cumbria
Felton Park Glasshouse Northumberland
Conservation & Restoration > Heritage. View Felton Park Glasshouse Northumberland
Earls Dene – an extension to a Victorian house
> New Build & Alteration. Also found under Residential. View Earls Dene – an extension to a Victorian house
Churchill on manoeuvres
> Conservation & Restoration. Also found under Statues & War Memorials. View Churchill on manoeuvres
> Environmental Design. View Outchester Ducket