Architects In Appledore, Barnstaple – Our Studio

Looking for architects in Barnstaple, North Devon and the South West? OCRA is a RIBA chartered design studio based in Barsntaple, specialising in high quality architecture, design and visualisation. We focus on delivering creative and efficient design solutions which add real value to our client’s projects.

OCRA has developed in response to our passion for progressive contemporary and sustainable design that reflects the unique characteristics of the place and the client. Our designs are developed to take into account the varying constraints and opportunities that the site, client and environment provide, enabling us to produce a final project that is a beautiful, workable and a viable solution to the brief.

OCRA has developed organically through the experience our team has gained through both small and large practices throughout the UK; blending the personal service of small firms with the technical knowledge, experience and professionalism of larger practices.

We focus on your needs and the opportunities that the site offers, to develop schemes that inspire and challenge. We utilise modern technology and construction methods to supplement designs that respond to the natural sustainable opportunities of the site.



OCRA like to get the right people to do the job, and as such the studio was set up with flexibility and diversity in mind. Our studio is based on the beautiful North Devon coast and it enables us to know the site and be able to deliver the all important on site presence to makes sure projects are delivered to the quality required. However, our studio team are backed up by a wide group of remote staff who bring their specialist skills and knowledge to the projects but are not tied into a traditional drawing board bound role. This flexibility in approach ensures we get the right people and skills within the studio’s offer and benefits from a much broader experience and opinion base than traditional studios are limited too.

Meet Our Team Of Architects In Barnstaple


We’ve come together from many different backgrounds, united by our passion for working critically—and with curiosity, integrity and camaraderie.

Our shared goal: to design elegant, effective and environmentally responsive solutions for an intentionally broad range of clients.

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