We provide a complete Architectural design, project management and procurement service

Formerly Barrie Briscoe Associates, Arco Studios was formed in 2005 by architects Charles Griffiths and Barrie Briscoe and interior designer Petra Elkan with the intention of moving towards sustainable community projects.

Based in Penzance, Cornwall, Arco Studios aims to continue the successful design-led architectural practice begun by Barrie Briscoe. The scale and type of projects the practice is involved with are continually expanding. Current projects include one-off houses, extensions and renovations; large scale warehouse conversions, affordable housing schemes and commercial new-builds.

We work using traditional creative design techniques partnered with the accuracy and versatility afforded by computer aided design. All of our designs have an ecological bias and the focus is on craftsmanship, natural materials and energy efficiency.

This philosophy has resulted in an RIBA National Architecture Award and Cornish Building Group and Civic Trust Awards, in recognition of our unusual breadth of talent and strong commitment to quality and creativity.