Who we are
"Fraher & Findlay were fantastic with the design and project management of the build of our house renovation. As well as being experts in their field and having innovative design ideas they were super reliable and professional throughout. We have recommended them to many people since."

Deborah, Balham, London
Our History
Fraher Architects was founded in 2009 by Joe and Lizzie, delivering small scale and award winning residential projects throughout London. Since then, our practice has grown in size and project scope, with the aim of constantly improving areas of our expertise, and where possible, beyond those boundaries, toward even broader fields.
This has been achieved by consciously evolving our practice, and we've done this by placing learning, improving, and refining every aspect of what we do, at the very core of our business. This means being aware of opportunities as they arise, and being proactive in making positive change.

Most visibly, it is this philosophy that led to our joining forces with Findlay Construction. We took repeated learnings from over a decade of practice, and saw that our most excellent work was realised through close relations, with our most excellent construction partners. To improve further therefore, we took the opportunity to evolve, and created our design and build offering.

But it doesn't just stop there. Like evolution, the process is ongoing and underpins everything that we do, both internally and externally. From internal projects and experiments (where we burden the risks and share the rewards), to staff development and training, to client relations and project management, to finding future partners and associates that share in our plans, to learn, improve, and refine.

Our Team

Amy Docherty: Architect

Dan Aird: Build Site Manager


Deborah Findlay: Finance Director


Demi Williams-Smith: Project Manager


Elisa Cousy: Architect


Eva Chausheva: Accounts


Gemma Gilham-Law: Operations Manager


Gemma Merritt: Property Maintenance & Project Manager


Gordon Boyd: Senior Architect

James Robertson: Chairman


Joe Fraher: Managing Director

Katherine Marshall: Senior Architectural Assistant


Lizzie Webster: Design Director

Lourens Du Plessis: Site Manager


Marta Alvarez: Architectural Assistant


Mathew Wilson: Director of UX


Orla McKeever: Architectural Assistant


Philippa Trant: Operations Director


Ruth-Marie Mackrodt: Commercial Director


Tom Head : Junior Project Manager

Ladder House
What makes us unique
Chartered
We're one of very few RIBA Chartered design and build companies in the country.
Capability
We are a design & build company that can actively deal with challenging design briefs and projects in complex planning environments.
Care
We're developing own technology platform, in order to help streamline project processes, and improve our aftercare offer.
Creativity
We're creative, with a strong delivery record, and plenty of recognition to prove it...
Awards
2018
AJ Retrofit Awards – The Etch House – Shortlisted
2018
New London Awards – Spiritland – Winner (Retail)
2018
New London Architecture Awards – Spiritland – Shortlisted
2018
New London Architecture – Don't Move Improve 2018 – The Etch House – Runner Up
2017
New London Architecture – Don't Move Improve 2017 – Lambeth Marsh House – Longlisted
2016
New London Architecture – Don't Move Improve 2016 – The Lantern – Shortlisted
2016
New London Architecture – Don't Move Improve 2016 – Cooks Kitchen – Longlisted
2014
AJ Small Project Award 2014 – The Green Studio – Shortlisted
2014
AJ Sustainability Award 2014 – The Green Studio – Shortlisted
2014
Australian Living Green Interior Award – Quality Chop Shop – Shortlisted
2013
New London Architecture: Don't Move Improve 2013 – The Garden Kitchen – Shortlisted
2012
New London Architecture: Don't Move Improve 2011/2012 – The Jewel Box – Runner Up
2011
International Design Competition – Albany Works – Winner
2011
AJ: Small Projects Award – The Jewel Box – Shortlisted
Press
Hauser Cover Story: The Signal House
Grand Designs Cover Story: The Signal House
Self build Cover Story: The Etch House
Grand Designs Cover Story: The Weaving house
The Resident: Fraher Architects
The Evening Standard: The Etch
Maison Créative, France: Lambeth Marsh House
Don't Move Improve: The Lantern & The Cooks Kitchen
Grand Designs Magazine: Garden Kitchen
LW Magazine, Korea: The Green Studio
Home Magazine, China: Green Studio