Sketching Day at Roche Court by Caroline Ferris

The team at PKA recently attended a CPD day of sketching with local artist Nick Andrew at the New Art Centre at Roche Court.

The event, organised by RIBA Wiltshire allowed us to step away from our computers for the day, taking things back to basics by picking up those pens and pencils and seeking out to capture the unique settings, beautiful views and interesting gems across the sculpture park.

It was a great team building event and of course the delicious lunch produced wholly from the Roche Court gardens was very welcome!

Passive House Certification by Caroline Ferris


We are delighted to announce that Tom, Mark and Caroline are all now Certified Passive House Designers.

Please see our Passive House page for more information on how PKA Architects will be working to deliver low energy buildings that help reduce global carbon emissions.

More information on what Passive House is and how the standard is met can be found here.

Planning Approval by Caroline Ferris


We have received Planning Approval for 10 new build dwelling houses on a brownfield site near Malmesbury in Wiltshire.

A former car park pocketed within a woodland setting adjacent to the River Avon, The Spinney is a mix of 2 and 3 bedroom dwelling houses that form a central courtyard with private gardens to the rear.

The development is due to start on site early 2019 and PKA Architects are looking forward to seeing construction progressing.

PKA Sponsorship News by Caroline Ferris


PKA Architects is now sponsoring a further 4 children through the charity Stand By Me. Say hello to Birhane from Ethiopia, Naomi from Myanmar, Erwin from Columbia, Katty from Columbia and Dev from Nepal.

We hope to continue our ongoing support of a charity that looks to change the lives of so many children.

If you would like to read more information about what Stand By Me do a link to their website can be found here.

Planning Approval by Caroline Ferris


Planning Approval has been granted by Wiltshire Council for a new build dwelling house, annex and stable block in Easterton Sands in Wiltshire.

Alta Vista is set in the beautiful Wiltshire countryside, this NPPF Paragraph 55 ‘House in the Countryside’ combines elements of a Roman Villa with the stark simplicity of the international or Modernist style. Designed to be Carbon Neutral and meeting Code Level 5 under the Code for Sustainable Homes, the single storey and predominantly flat roofed buildings lie low on the site and work to blend into the surroundings.