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Buchanan Hartley Architects Limited (BHA) was established in 1987 by Dean Buchanan, who’s philosophy of integrity, innovative design and hard work attracted a wide range of clients.  Dean was joined by current directors Matt Hartley in July 2008 and Judith Copeman in July 2013. The directors have had extensive experience in planning, design and construction across a diverse portfolio of projects.  The firm has an enthusiastic team of young and committed architects and designers whose ambition is to produce buildings of quality and distinction.  We are an RIBA  Chartered Practice and work in all project stages, across several market sectors, including hotels, leisure, residential and retail and across a range of project sizes.




Providing integrated MEP and sustainable design solutions to all stages of a project from concept to completion. BHE are a team of experienced Chartered Engineers and Coordinating BIM modellers who can add value to any project. As a commercially aware team we implement innovative design solutions to allow the efficient space planning of engineering services to maximise client returns. BHE pride ourselves on working closely with our clients and collaboratively with architects ensuring their requirements are obtained and implemented through the whole project lifecycle. With over 10 years’ experience in BIM technologies BHE offer a plethora of services. Our dedicated team have worked with some of the leading contractors and consultancies in the country and aim to bridge the gap, using past knowledge and fresh thinking.

Interior Design



BHA has from the beginning offered interior design services to its clients and now describe this important area of our architectural work under the BHI banner.  Both where appointed as architect and independently we have been delivering interior design services for clients, in some cases including furniture, product and graphic design including signage.  We regularly assist clients with sourcing and procurement as well as design and specification.  This area of our work has a close relationship with both our general architectural and building services engineering work.  

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