About The Practice


Cowper Griffith Architects are an RIBA Chartered Practice, based in Whittlesford just south of Cambridge. The practice varies in size from 15 to 20 staff, depending upon workload.

The practice was formed in 1980 by Chris Cowper, James Griffith joining in 1985 to form Cowper Griffith Architects and Tim Powter-Robinson joined the partnership in 2000. Karen Lim joined as an Associate in 2005 and she is an ‘Architect Accredited in Conservation’ specialising in the restoration of listed buildings.  James Griffith now acts as a consultant to the business, and Simon Redman and Adrian Small became partners in 2012. 

We have developed a firm belief in the essential need for team work, and we build a strong relationship with both clients and other related practitioners. CGA has a comprehensive list of consultants, academics, contractors and craftsmen, who we know we can rely on to work with us on a team, to achieve design solutions and workmanship of the highest quality.