About The Practice


Cowper Griffith Architects is 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 and Tim Powter-Robinson in 2000. James retired from the Partnership in 2012, with Simon Redman and Adrian Small becoming partners in the same year. Karen Lim joined as an Associate in 2005 and became a partner in 2018. She is an ‘Architect Accredited in Building Conservation’ specialising in the restoration of listed buildings.

CGA has developed a firm belief in the essential need for teamwork, and builds a strong relationship with both clients and other related practitioners. The practice has a comprehensive list of leading consultants, academics, contractors and craftsmen, who can be relied upon to work collaboratively, to achieve enduring and imaginative design solutions and workmanship of the highest quality.