Studio John Bridge, Architect Preston

About Us

We are a unique architectural team, led by award-winning RIBA Chartered Architect John Bridge. The studio mixes innovation with experience and enthusiasm. We are firmly rooted in Preston in the North West, with strong partnerships across the United Kingdom.

Our home in Preston is more than just our base of operations. Our sense of place is a proud part of our identity, and a driving force in our approach. It’s central to who we are. The work we do offers an opportunity to take a leading role in the regeneration of Preston, and beyond – bringing purpose and life to environments that were once overlooked or forgotten. Having won a civic award from the Mayor of Preston for his work on the New Market Facilities, it’s a role that John has taken on throughout his whole career.

Our expertise stretches across sectors, with a strong focus on two key areas: Residential and Regeneration. Our philosophy is to improve the quality of spaces we inhabit; creating imaginative buildings that fulfill their functionality. This ethos utilises the latest materials and approaches; creating sustainable, comfortable and affordable buildings.

We are specialists in innovative techniques, from computational design to advanced pre-fabrication. But it’s not just the tools we use that set us apart. It’s the people using them. We’re passionate about great design, and we know that it’s a process that begins and ends with people. So our team brings the human touch to every project, bringing a consultative and collaborative approach that’s as personal as it is professional.

Competitions/Awards:

Listed below are John's achievements to date, in the design competitions he has entered since 2003: (in date order recent - last)

Civic Award - 2018   

Award for individual dedication as Project Architect role on the Preston Market Regeneration Scheme.

Winner, Professional Category - 2017     

MAKER Shed: Festival of Making Competition

MAKER:B

Longlisted - 2017     

The Wall: RIBA Competition

SEVENFOLD

Finalist - 2013     

RIBA Forgotten Spaces: Preston Competition

Miley Living, Preston

Shortlisted - 2012     

Building International

SLU, Miley Tunnel Site, Preston

Highly Commended 2011             

CHARTERED INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTURAL TECHNOLOGY

Award for Technical Excellence in Architectural Technology

Hesketh Bank Childrens Centre

Published Works 2011             

Author: DR NICK DUNNE

Digital Fabrication in Architecture - ISBN: 9781856698917

The Seed

Shortlisted - 2008    

Architects Journal - Tri-Beca Competition

Showroom design

Shortlisted - 2006    

Building Design / Line of Site Competition

Everest Base Camp

Winner (1st Place in the United Kingdom) 2005/06    

CHARTERED INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTURAL TECHNOLOGY

Student Award for Technical Excellence in Architectural Technology

B.A.M – Blackpool’s Aviation Museum

Highly Commended (2nd Place in the United Kingdom) 2004/05             

CHARTERED INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTURAL TECHNOLOGY

Student Award for Technical Excellence in Architectural Technology

The I.P.O – Informative Portable Object, Preston)

Certificate of Commendation (3rd Place in the United Kingdom) 2003/04            

BRITISH INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTURAL TECHNOLOGY

Student Award for Technical Excellence in Architectural Technology

The Floating Bar/Club, Preston

Highly Commended (2nd Place in the United Kingdom) 2002/03             

BRITISH INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTURAL TECHNOLOGY

Student Award for Technical Excellence in Architectural Technology

Recording Studio, Non specific Site