Mark Harris

  • Senior Architect
  • BA(Hons) DipArch RIBA RIAS

Initially practising as a conservation architect in Scotland, Mark gained in-depth experience of conserving Grade A buildings at Iona Abbey; at Thirlestane Castle, Lauder, a 15th–19th century castle for a trust; at Newton Don House; at a Robert Adam house in Kelso; and at Adam Bothwell’s House, a 16th century townhouse in Edinburgh. Following a period of designing new public buildings, particularly libraries, in Essex and conservation works at Thaxted and in respect of a number of outstanding Georgian houses in London, he joined Donald Insall Associates in 2004. Soon after joining he acted as project architect for a series of restorations to the 17th century range of townhouses belonging to Pembroke College, Oxford, to create high-quality student rooms. In recent years he has acted as project architect for the long-term restoration and enlargement of a Grade 1 listed Georgian country house near Taunton, the restoration of the townhouses at Somerset Place, Bath, and the remodelling of a private house on the Longleat Estate.