About Atelier

What an Architect can bring to your project

Atelier Architecture and Design is a practice specialising in adding new to old.  The company’s design heritage stretches back over 50 years.

The practice has extensive experience in housing, commercial and community projects, producing quality buildings that balance innovation with tradition.

We hold the belief that our surroundings directly influence the quality of our lives. Each project is developed in a unique response to the ecological, cultural and economic constraints of the site. We identify and interpret the character of place and the owner’s needs so that they can be sustained and enhanced.

Our current projects range in value between £200,000 to £10,000,000 and our clients include private homeowners, property developers, housing associations, commercial bodies, local authorities and charities.  We welcome new challenges and seek ways of applying our knowledge to new situations.

A Word from the Principal Director Stephen Melvin

I spent my formative years working on a number of residential and health developments. I learnt here the importance of understanding the physical, social and cultural context of a building. I then worked in London on a number of commercial projects for high profile banks. This was followed by a period working on projects in the Spa & Leisure fields. I started work at Atelier Architecture & Design, Tring in May 1999, I became a Director in 2005 and Principal Director in 2009. Here my work has concentrated on all stages of the design & procurement of bespoke residential, commercial and community projects and in some legal expert witness work.

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