We're passionate about creating unique buildings with exceptional details.

Specialising in all sectors of construction, we are a small, professional, and friendly Practice, having operated throughout the East Midlands for close to 50 years.

Founded back in 1972, the company has developed a well-established, long lasting reputation for detailed design supported by a comprehensive understanding of building construction technologies. As a team, our experience combined provides a wealth of knowledge across a variety of sectors, stretching back for nearly 40 years.

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Our vision

Our expert team constantly strives to innovate and push the boundaries of architectural design.

Our philosophy is based on providing innovative but practical solutions to a Client’s brief, with a building of individual design and precise eye-catching detailing. We pride ourselves on producing high quality illustrative drawings, backed up with large scale detailing and fully supported by technical and performance specifications.

Based on the outskirts of Lincoln, our design portfolio features work both locally and nationally, having contributed to projects in Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, and Gloucestershire, in both design, build and management contracts.  The work we produce is consistently recognised for the detail, clarity and thought displayed, whether it be in our drawings, specification packages or other related design.

Over the years our Practice has been recognised by design awards for local and national housing schemes, commercial developments, and one-off projects.

Our values

  • Quality

    We continually strive for excellence in creating individual, exciting, but practical solutions.

  • Integrity

    We're passionate about providing full transparency and honest advice to our clients.

  • Purpose

    By understanding the needs of our clients, we develop projects that continue to work.

  • Innovation

    We encourage collaborative learning, to develop ourselves and actively improve.

Our History

The Practice was originally founded as Strait Design in 1972, changing to Stephen Roberts Associates in 1985.

The Practice began in 1972 when newly qualified Chartered Architect, Stephen James Roberts established a new Architectural Practice, Strait Design, working from an office located on The Strait in uphill Lincoln. Stephen was Registered with the ARB (Architects Registration Board) and also a Member of the RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) until retiring.

The Practice grew in both size and reputation and Stephen entered into a Partnership with Richard Albert Costall. This resulted in a name change for the Business to Costall Roberts Associates and a new office at 71 Carholme Road, Lincoln. After some very successful years, this Partnership dissipated and the Practice was renamed “Stephen Roberts Associates”.

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What our clients say...

SRA Architecture worked for us on two different occasions & projects, a small one and a bigger scale project. They were advising, helpful, great at planning, very knowledgeable and always kept us updated. I would definitely recommend!

Jenny, Residential Client

SRA have designed new houses and building alterations on a number of projects we have tendered for and worked on over the past 20 years or so. Their plans and specifications are consistently clear and thorough and the architectural work in the construction phase has been excellent. I have found them to be one of the leading practices we have worked with throughout this time.

Residential Client

We have been working with Niell and his team at SRA in redesigning an existing planning passed house design. We have found them to be highly efficient, offering good choice of recommendations and proposals and very easy and pleasant to work with. The brief had to take place within a short period of time and the team were very accommodating with this, especially in difficult Covid times. I would highly recommend using SRA for future plans.

Jennifer, Residential Client

I have worked with quite a few architectural practices over the years, I can honestly say SRA are in the top draw category of design companies. Their designs and drawings are of a really high standard. They are thorough and methodical. Their specifications leave little to doubt which means you can precisely quote for what you are being asked to build. […] Plus they are nice people, professional and easy to work for.

Matt, Builder

The designs that SRA produced were outstanding. The layout works perfect and the specification is exactly what we were after! SRA oversaw the whole project through to completion and ensured the building was delivered as expected.

Residential Client

It is wonderful to see such an excellent facility completed and for it to be able to offer education and childcare to our community.

Richard Wells, Parish Council Chairman