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Swofo Architects, founded by Adam Swain-Fossey in 2017, is a creative architectural practice dedicated to providing bespoke design services for projects of all sizes.

Located in Buxton, centrally situated in the Peak District, the practice serves the surrounding rural areas as well as towns and cities including Manchester, Southport, Nottingham, Sheffield, Surrey, Berkshire, and the Cotswolds. These diverse locations allow us to engage with a wide range of architectural contexts.

With a portfolio that spans residential, civic, cultural, educational, and commercial architecture, Swofo Architects brings award-winning expertise to every project. Sustainability lies at the core of our design philosophy, tailored to the specific requirements of each project, whether it involves new construction, listed buildings, renovations, or modern extensions.

The approach taken on all projects prioritises careful consideration of opportunities, leading to clear and simple design solutions that fully maximise the potential of our clients' projects. Emphasis is given to close collaboration with our clients, consultants, and contractors to ensure a coordinated design process from concept to construction. This attention to detail guarantees a high standard of finish and meticulous detailing.

We would love to hear from you; please use the contact details to discuss your project.

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Swofo Architects takes pride in offering a comprehensive range of architectural services tailored to meet the unique needs of your project. The practice provides an appropriate and efficient service that aligns with your specific requirements.

The services offered by the practice encompass all architectural stages, from initial feasibility and concept design studies to planning, tender, building control, technical design, and construction phases. Expertise guides you through each stage, ensuring a smooth and coordinated progression from idea to realisation. Professional consultancy services are offered based on design expertise, building surveying, and professional advice to support your project.


For many clients their projects involve their homes, and the construction process may be unfamiliar territory. That's why great importance is placed on serving as your guide throughout the entire journey, from design and planning to construction. Fostering cohesive collaboration among the client, design team, and contractor at every step, ensuring a seamless and successful outcome.

If you have a project in mind and would like to explore how the practice can best assist you, please reach out to us through our contact’s page. We are always delighted to discuss your ideas and provide the expert guidance and services you need to bring your vision to life.


If you have a project and would like to discuss how we can best assist you then please use our contacts page.

Adam Swain-Fossey

Adam Swain-Fossey

Adam Swain-Fossey



After graduating with a distinction from The University of Nottingham Adam joined Hopkins Architects. During his time at the practice, Adam played a pivotal role in delivering several award-winning projects across various sectors, including culture, education, and commercial developments. These projects encompassed both listed and new buildings, incorporating environmental and sustainable design principles, while consistently demonstrating a commitment to high-quality detailing and finishes. Some notable projects he contributed to include:



In 2015, Adam relocated to Buxton with his young family. Prior to establishing Swofo Architects, he worked extensively on conservation projects in the local area, focusing on both residential and commercial properties.


Alongside his professional work, Adam is actively involved in education. He currently teaches at The University of Nottingham, where he leads a sustainable design unit. This unit explores the concept of sustainable communities and explores reimagining the built environment, not only prioritising environmental consciousness but also create better living spaces.


Adam's diverse experiences in both professional practice and education have shaped his approach as an architect, emphasising sustainability, innovation, and the creation of environments that enhance people's lives.

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