Who We Are

Porter Haworth is an architectural design practice. Our offices are in the historic sea-side town of Lyme Regis in Dorset.

What We Do

We design new buildings and extensions to old ones, we come up with ideas for refurbishing properties, reconfiguring or converting them.

In the past we have worked on residential and commercial properties, listed buildings, holiday accommodation, beach huts and public conveniences (we are particularly proud of the last one).

How We Do It

We provide a full architectural service, seeing your project through from inception to completion. We design, apply for statutory permissions, add technical bits, help you find and engage a contractor and supervise the build; an end to end solution.

This process is usually phased into planning; building regulations; tender; contract management and site supervision.

However, we understand that not every client wants or has the budget for a full architectural service. Sometimes the project doesn’t warrant it so we also tailor what we do as appropriate. Which means you can cherry pick phases from the full service that suit your needs.


Many construction projects are collaborative and we enjoy strong relationships with many professionals without whom our projects would not be possible to complete. Some of those professionals include;

  • Structural Engineers

  • Planning consultants

  • Building conservation specialists

  • Ecologist

  • Landscape Designers