About Us

Darrington Architects was founded by Alice Marshall at the start of 2016. Darrington is Alice’s maiden name, and we are proud to carry on the Darrington family name through the business.
Alice qualified in Sheffield and gained a wealth of experience working in a medium sized practice, on projects across the north of England, as part of a multi-disciplinary team. Alice quickly progressed here to become a company director.

Alice’s broad architectural and business experience has been of great benefit to Darrington Architects, and she has enjoyed taking on both familiar and new challenges within the domestic, education and developer scheme sectors. Most of our projects take place within Bedfordshire, although Alice has undertaken work from Gloucestershire to Norfolk and Kent to Derbyshire!

Most of our work is within the domestic residential sector, ranging from single and two-storey extensions, internal modification and reconfiguration works, loft conversions, outbuilding/garage conversions, to new build properties.

We also enjoy working on developer-led schemes for residential, commercial and industrial projects of varying scales and complexity.

Darrington Architects has extensive knowledge of education sector schemes. Alice’s master’s degree focused on the design of spaces for learning for the future. This included a presentation to a Government Education Thinktank in 2007 and an exhibition at RIBA Portland Place of her ‘eXplore learning’ thesis scheme. We thoroughly enjoy any opportunity to work within the education sector, however large or small.


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We’re here to listen. Whatever your needs, problems or wishes for your building or property, we will always endeavour to find the best solution to meet your objectives.

The process from appointment to completion may seem daunting for those who have not been through the stages before. We pride ourselves on ensuring all the steps are clearly outlined, and all your questions answered.

Darrington Architects are happy to consider all sectors of work and welcome discussions around any potential schemes, please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have a project you’d like to run by us. 

Our skills and areas of expertise


RIBA & ARB registered architect


Developer Residential


Domestic Residential


Developer-led Regeneration Schemes





Industry  & Project news

Our ongoing working response to the Covid-19 Pandemic

Dear All, Following government guidance updates over the past few weeks, whilst Darrington Architects will be continuing to largely work from the office at home, urgent and required meetings for existing clients will be commencing from late July, where remote...

Our current working plans in response to the Coronavirus Outbreak

Dear All, Following the government guidance update made yesterday afternoon, Darrington Architects will clearly be following this and now solely working in the office at home until further notice. As someone with an underlying health condition specifically mentioned...

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Darrington Architects is delighted to support the charity Build Africa. We're giving them a monthly donation to help them keep up the amazing work that they do. We feel the work Build Africa does resonates deeply with some of our own values and our experience working in the education sector. We have seen first-hand how improving educational environments can transform the lives of children in poverty.

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