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Field Studio is a small architectural practice based in South Devon. Our mission is to deliver high quality, modern and sustainable design to the widest possible market. In our view, too often architecture is seen as a luxury beyond the reach of ordinary people.

Field Studio is owned and operated by James Risebero (BaHons Barch ARB). James has worked previously in some of the UK's most prestigious firms including Foster and Partners and pioneers of environmental design, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios. In Devon James spent several years working for Gillespie Yunnie Architects on a range of projects, many involving the re-use of historically significant and listed buildings. 


James set up Field Studio in 2013 in order to focus on the design and construction of a new house for himself and his family on a rural site outside Totnes. Since then the office has been involved in numerous projects throughout the Southwest and further afield. 

Mökki is our small-building wing which has been constructing high-quality modular garden studios throughout the UK since 2012.

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Foster and Partners, London


I worked at Fosters in the mid 90's. This was the era before the widespread use of Computer Aided Design (CAD) and we drew all the detailed design information for Canary Wharf Underground Station - in my opinion one of the last great Foster buildings - in ink on tracing paper, scratching out any mistakes with a razor blade. By the end of my time at Fosters the whole office had swiched over to CAD. I also worked on North Greenwich Transport Interchange (another Jubilee Line Extension project) and a new Social Studies Faculty building for Oxford University.

Feilden Clegg Bradley Architects, London


FCBA were, and still are, known for their expertise in environmental design and the two main projects I worked on were perhaps not typical of their output at the time: an extension to the Royal Air Force Museum in Hendon and the Museum of the Cold War in Cosford, Wolverhampton.


The latter I was involved with from conceptual sketch through to construction. It won numerous awards from the RIBA, the British Construction Industry and the Civic Trust.

Gillespie Yunnie Architects, Devon


I worked on a wide range of projects at GYA, many involving the re-use of historically significant buildings such as the Grade 2* listed Oldway Mansion in Paignton and the Grade 1 listed Royal William Yard in Plymouth. I also worked on various housing projects for private clients as well as large scale developments for the likes of Linden Homes at Graylingwell in Chichester.

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