Who we are

Clarke and Whalen Architects are an award-winning RIBA chartered architectural practice based in Harpenden. Established in 1978 by Bill Clarke and John Whalen, Clarke and Whalen Architects have a passion for outstanding residential and commercial architecture. We are one of Harpenden's longest standing architectural practices offering design services across multiple sectors.

What we do

Clarke and Whalen Architects work on a wide variety of projects ranging from housing and commercial developments to bespoke new build homes and high-end residential extensions. We pride ourselves on getting to know our clients and understanding their brief in order to help turn their aspirations into reality.

Whether you are constructing, adapting or expanding a building, we will guide you through the design, planning and construction process – from the initial exploration phase, right through to project completion. Our proven track record to date includes in excess of 2,000 completed projects.

Where we are

Based in Harpenden, Hertfordshire, we work in the surrounding area, but are by no means constrained by our location.

What we can do for you

Clarke and Whalen Architects provide a full architectural service, meeting all of your needs and supporting you throughout the entire design process. Beginning with the development of brief-led designs, preparing initial sketch proposals, moving onto obtaining planning permission, technical specifications and finishing with on-site assistance, to offer piece of mind and ensure the build meets expectations.

Vitally, our creation of both 2D and 3D designs helps clients visualise their dreams and our ongoing support makes sure that they materialise.