Evolution Architects is a RIBA Chartered Practice based in the City of Brighton and Hove, East Sussex. We provide a range of architectural services, supporting public and private clients locally and nationally.

The two Directors, Bruce Warren and Ruth Mansfield have over 60 years combined professional experience and are involved on every project. We are a small company and believe that our Clients enjoy the intimacy and value that working with us provides.

We undertake projects of varying scales, from small extensions and internal refurbishments to large new builds and development plans; on constrained inner city sites, green field sites and listed or protected sites. Projects involve a range of Clients from single private Clients through to public sector stakeholder groups.

We undertake work covering all RIBA work stages, from feasibility design through to acting as Contract Administrator during the construction phase, obtaining all approvals such as Planning Permission and Building Regulation Approval. We have extensive experience of using different types of procurement and have also been involved in projects utilising modern methods of construction.

Ruth and Bruce looking at architectural plans in studio
Building site with Bruce in foreground looking at SeaLanes swimming pool under construction

Our focus is that buildings are for people. We have a Client centric approach, recognising that Clients know what they do and what outcomes they want. All our work begins with a process of listening and learning so that we understand the Client’s needs and requirements. We then use our skills, experience and passion to translate them into built solutions that are rich in design quality and high in client and user sustainable value.

We believe as Architects we have an ethical responsibility to design for the health of people and our planet, creating architecture that improves people’s lives in meaningful ways and helps the natural world recuperate and flourish, creating a healthy, long-lasting future for all.