About Acanthus Clews Architects
Acanthus Clews Architects are an award-winning RIBA chartered practice with a national portfolio.
For more than 40 years they have been building a reputation for specialist conservation architecture and creative contemporary design. Their core belief is collaboration through open communication, and they are passionate about sensitive, bespoke solutions reflecting the unique context of every site.
They have developed as an innovative diverse team with specialist expertise in a range of sectors including conservation, school buildings, residential properties and public community buildings. Throughout the studio and on all projects they deliver creative, hard-working and committed professionalism.
The practice was founded in 1972 by Founding Partner Michael Clews in his rented cottage in King Sutton and by 1980 the team included Founding Partner Heather Clews and had grown to five with commissions principally on historic buildings.
During the 1980s the practice moved to Great Bourton and the team continued to grow and diversify, developing a specialist knowledge of residential, healthcare and education architecture to complement the heritage work.
Towards the end of the 1990s, the growing practice converted the Old Swan, Great Bourton and moved in 2001 which remained the head office until the move to their current offices at Acanthus House in Banbury in 2005.