Ashworth Parkes Architects Ltd is a multiple award winning, RIBA registered architectural practice based in Cambridge UK. It was founded in 2008 when the two directors, Emma Parkes and Jeremy Ashworth built their own home on a tiny plot in central Cambridge. This project then led onto more commissions for their designs and the business has steadily grown into a six person practice primarily involved in be-spoke architectural designs for the residential and commercial sectors. The practice moved into their Dales Brewery offices in 2014.
We offer design services from feasibility to completion for a range of building types.
Our core market is residential design work. We work with individual clients on extending their homes as well as new build dwellings. We also work with developers on residential housing schemes. We specialise in be-spoke, exciting, innovative and sustainable designs, and within this scope we also advise on interior finishes and be-spoke furniture and kitchen designs. Ashworth Parkes Architects Ltd do not have a house style as we prefer to develop our ideas in conjunction with our clients to reach a design that they are happy and excited about. We do, however, pride ourselves on our high level of service, and the success of our completed projects is testament to this.
In partnership with our clients, consultants and contractors, we strive to realise work that is resource efficient, pragmatic and original. The practice objective is to create distinct and relevant architecture with the starting point resting within the unique context and specific conditions of the individual project. Taking an active approach, the office is involved throughout the whole process, from developing the early sketch to the on-site supervision.
We are committed to designing projects that meet the highest expectations of our clients and the highest design standards of economy, efficiency and quality. We look forward to discussing your project with you.
JEREMY ASHWORTH / Director
Jeremy left University with a First Class degree in 1995. Since then he has worked for several practices in London and Cambridge. This has included spending eight years working for Short and Associates in London, during which time he was project architect for The Lighthouse Art Centre in Poole which won Green Building of the Year. He also worked for five years at award winning architects Cowper Griffiths.
Since the foundation of Ashworth Parkes Architects he has run variety of projects including the RIBA Award winning Garden Buildings at Warmington, one off houses, apartment buildings and high end refurbishments and extensions, shops and community buildings. Outside of architecture his passions are Cycling and Teenage Fanclub.
BANJO / The Dog
EMMA PARKES / Director
Emma studied at Newcastle University and has worked in London practices Short & Associates, Chassay Architects and Munkenbeck & Marshall and Cambridge based RMJM. Since founding Ashworth Parkes Architects Ltd she has been lead designer on a number of residential projects. Emma has 25 years of experience as an architect in the UK construction industry. She qualified as an architect in 1996. Emma also acts as a Professional Studies Advisor for RIBA Part III students at Cambridge School of Architecture.
MICHELE ROSSI / Architect
Michele completed his Master’s degree in architecture at Politecnico di Milano, in his hometown, and has worked as a qualified architect since 2011. He joined APA in May 2015 when he moved to Cambridge. Before this, Michele worked in Antwerp, Belgium on a variety of projects ranging from multi-residential schemes and education facilities to single residences. Whilst in Milan he worked on a series of high end apartments in the historic city center.
At Ashworth Parkes Architects, Michele has been developing and designing new houses, refurbishments and extensions. Besides this he has also recently revived his passion for architectural photography and he is a keen cyclist.
JAMES TAYLOR / Part I Architect
James joined APA in 2014 after completing his undergraduate degree in Architecture and Environmental Design at Sheffield Hallam University. He is now continuing his education at London Metropolitan University, studying for his RIBA Part II whilst continuing to gain professional experience at APA.
IRINA CARRILLO / Architect
Irina studied Architecture at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, in Barcelona. Before joining APA in October 2016 she worked in different architectural practices in Barcelona and Brussels, and has participated in several public and private competitions. She has been involved in a diverse range of projects from urban planning, multiresidential schemes to social facilities and refurbishments. In addition to her career as an architect, she has obtained a piano teacher degree from the Conservatori de Música de Barcelona. She enjoys singing in choirs and playing chamber music.