About Us

ARK is a Cornwall based, design led architectural practice, providing professional architectural services for all types of development. We are a CIAT registered practice and a member of the AECB

The founder Lee Crease is a highly motivated chartered architectural technologist with over 25 years’ experience in the field of architecture.

With an ethos for delivering sustainable architectural design solutions.

Specialities; Bespoke residential developments, residential renovations and extensions. Using innovative and cutting-edge design

For more information on the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists visit www.ciat.org.uk

To download the ciat guide ‘working with a chartered architectural technologist’ click here

Hattie Marshman

Hattie studied architecture at Oxford Brookes University to post graduate level and has a Masters in the conservation of historic buildings from the University of York. Her background in architecture, interior design and historic building surveying is invaluable to her understanding of the built environment and attention to detail. Her experience in residential, commercial and ecclesiastical sectors spans from conserving and re-purposing historic buildings to contemporary design, taking inspiration from the local landscape.

Hattie’s love for design focuses on how a building and its context, new or old, can reach its potential for those who use and visit it. Her holistic approach encompasses how the client wants to both use and experience a space alongside the site context, building performance, materiality, aesthetics and overall sustainability.

“The process of design should be fun as you balance the complexities and constraints with the ultimate vision and goal reflecting the needs of the client and future users. The aim is to achieve beautiful architecture, that provides a joyful and healthy environment which requires minimal energy and cost to run and maintain.”

Silke Crease – Accounts and Office Manager

Silke has been full time with ark since 2021, previously part time from 2016. Silke previously trained as an accountant, completing her AAT technician level receiving her MAAT qualifications, as well as completing payroll in 2010. In 2010 Silke worked for one of the largest suppliers for letting and property management software. Where she helped customers daily with their accounting queries.

Silke’s role at ark is the day to day running of the office, and is responsible for the accounts, payroll and administration duties.

Silke helps the office to run smoothly and is very liked by the staff and customers.  When Silke is not in the office she is normally out walking the office dog Kody.

The Studio

We have a modern purpose-built studio utilising the latest computer software and state of the art equipment including in-house A1 colour printing facilities.

Why not call in for a coffee to discuss your next project, or call to organise a free initial meeting on site to discuss your requirements