About Us

Heather Shepherd RIBA - Director

MA (Cantab), DipArch, DipCons

Heather qualified as a RIBA chartered architect in 2001. She has a special interest in working with historic buildings and is experienced in delivery of high quality, design-led education and residential projects. 


As a design architect Heather enjoys working on residential, academic, retail, ecclesiastical and arts projects. Heather is qualified and experienced in conservation work and she is able to work constructively with planners to get permission for challenging sites.  She uses a sensitive, client focused approach, to design beautiful buildings that are sympathetic to their setting and work for their users.


Heather studied at Cambridge from 1994 to 2000 and worked at Marcus Beale Architects in Wimbledon for fifteen years. She also has a Diploma in Conservation of the Historic Environment.

e:   heather@weysidearchitects.co.uk

m:  07713 879514

James Donlon RIBA - Director

BA(Hons), DipArch, MArch

James qualified as a RIBA chartered architect in 2005 and is experienced in design and delivery of high quality residential and instititutional projects, centred around core principles of conservation and sustainability.


As an architect James has a strong design and technical background and enjoys working with individuals and institutions to understand and prioritise their requirements, develop responsive designs and ultimately deliver successful, cherished built projects.


James worked at Associate level at Marcus Beale Architects in Wimbledon for eight years and as Production Manager for St James Group, on prime London regeneration projects.

James was awarded commendations from the University of Sheffield and University College London. He also has a Masters degree in Architectural Studies, for his study of US urbanism, in liaison with UCLA.

e:   james@weysidearchitects.co.uk

m:  07713 626253

Our Principles
Weyside Architects designs are informed by conservation principles, by understanding the site and the existing building before creating new, appropriate and intelligent interventions.
We believe that good architecture is the result of more than one designer, that collaboration with planners, consultants, builders and clients is the key to a well thought out, beautiful building.
Your project
We take time to understand your priorities so we can deliver successful projects that respond to your interests and needs at work, rest or play.
Your place
From tactile detail to urban scale, we will work with you to create humane places that are sympathetic to their context - in scale, proportion and material.
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