About the practice
The practice was formed in 1992, when Victoria Scarratt and Gordon Martyn joined the long-established office of sole practitioner Anne Scarratt.
Based initially in the South Hams of Devon, before relocating to the Tavistock area, Scarratt and Martyn has built upon Anne’s reputation for quality design work and professionalism.
The partners continue to promote imaginative design solutions, personally tailored to meet each client’s needs. Our clients find us friendly and approachable, and enjoy the reassurance of knowing their project is safe in the hands of experienced chartered architects.
Making beautiful buildings for better lives
Scarratt and Martyn are acclaimed Chartered Architects who create beautiful spaces in which to work and live.
For more than 25 years the practice has been recognised as much for a friendly yet professional collaborative approach and exacting attention to detail, as a reputation for bold, dynamic design ideas and intelligent solutions for even the most challenging sites.
As you would expect of a company with such a distinguished history, we are registered with the ARB and hold Chartered Practice accreditation from the RIBA. This recognition provides our clients with the reassurance of consistent standards, superior project and management skills, all backed by proper insurance protection.
Every Scarratt and Martyn building is characterised by an instinctive eye for proportion and composition, careful choice of materials, colours and finishes, and the inspirational use of light and volume, all of which comes together to infuse every one of our projects with a sense of timeless quality and effortless elegance.
Combined, this means that even the most contemporary designs become classics that stand the test of time and ensures that more traditional projects meet the rigorous demands of 21st Century living, making Scarratt and Martyn architecture a great investment in your future – both personally and financially.
The Scarratt and Martyn Commitment
We believe that great architecture delivers more than simple bricks and mortar; it creates spaces that can positively enrich lives. But to achieve this, the building design must be inspired by those who will live or work there.
This is why we begin by listening; taking the time to truly understand you, your values, your functional needs and aspirations.
We’ll keep it real…
Right from our initial conversations we can help you flesh-out your vision using the latest 3D computer modelling technology.
But we’ll also draw on good old-fashioned experience – more than 50 years and over 1,000 projects of it – to make sure that your end design accommodates all of your site, budget and regulatory constraints to produce a building that is not only beautiful but deliverable.
We’ll reassure you…
At the same time, we are committed to ensuring that our buildings have substance as well as style.
We achieve this by refusing to compromise on the time it takes to get the detail just right, applying our practical experience and knowledge of materials and craftmanship to make certain that your new building will be robust, sustainable and long-lasting, continuing to perform to our demanding standards for decades to come.
We’ll look after you…
We realise that for most of our clients a building project is one of the most important and potentially stressful things they have ever undertaken. But it needn’t be an angst-ridden process. From the outset, one of our experienced directors will work with you to make sure the whole design journey becomes a pleasure.
We’ll return calls promptly, quote accurately, fix fees in advance, advise knowledgably, consult often and deliver on our promises – all in a friendly, honest and down-to-earth manner.
To further minimise your stress, we can help you with as much or as little of the project process as you require. We can liaise with your Local Authority, conduct or manage required surveys, select and source materials, design your interiors, even negotiate with your neighbours.
We’ll also work closely with your chosen builder or with tradespeople we can specially appoint and manage for you, to make sure there are no bombshells along the way.
You can find a full list of our services here.
We’ll surprise and excite you….
That said, having realised your vision in a practical three-dimensional design, you can expect us to add some Scarratt and Martyn creative magic to produce something a little more surprising, adventurous and stylish. We want you to be excited and delighted by the end result.
We’ll impress you…
Through this commitment to style, substance, service and sustainability, we ensure that Scarratt and Martyn continues to create great architecture that will represent an excellent investment and continue to stand the test of time throughout the long lifespan of your building..