Cain Architects are a small yet dedicated team based in the Buckinghamshire Chilterns. We were founded in 2015 by Adrienne Gawne-Cain (RIBA ARB) following over a decade working on award-winning projects at design-led practices in London and San Francisco.
Adrienne is an innovative designer with strong visualisation skills and practical job-running experience.
She has a strong portfolio of both large and small projects in the commercial, education and residential sectors and has successfully worked on many buildings in locations with sensitive contexts.
As a client or contractor, you will greatly benefit from the team’s fresh and practical approach to design, their attention to detail and their dedication from the start to the end of your project.
We love collaborating on projects large and small with other built environment professionals, trades, manufacturers and suppliers.
Over the years, we have established a network of partners that we are fortunate enough to work with on a regular basis. A selection are outlined below – but we’re always looking to connect with more.
If you would like to collaborate on a specific project or would just like to discuss ways in which you might be able to work with Cain Architects in the future, please do get in touch.
ALAN RING - RENEWABLE ENERGY CONSULTANT (AF RING CONSULTANCY)
Alan has worked with Cain Architects on several projects where his experience and vast knowledge of renewable energy application in buildings has been called upon. He provides independent advice to our clients on the most suitable “green” choice of product as well as financial running costs and grant eligibility.
He has managed over 150 renewable installations from design to completion; from small domestic to large commercial Biomass, Solar PV, Air Source Heat Pumps and Solar Thermal installations.
ANDY FEWINGS - STRUCTURAL ENGINEER (AST PROFESSIONAL CONSULTING)
Andy has worked on many Cain Architects projects of varying sizes and complexities over the years. He is always prepared to go the extra mile to ensure a stream-lined and economical structural solution throughout the design process and whilst on-site.
He works in London and across the Home Counties and has a wealth of structural experience, ranging from small scale residential up to large-scale commercial, industrial and healthcare projects.
CARON BUNCLARK - LAND/ESTATE AGENT (SOVEREIGN ESTATES)
Caron has worked alongside Cain Architects since we were founded in 2015. Her company, Sovereign Estates, is a family run agent specialising in residential sales and letting. They hold the responsibility of looking after what is often your greatest asset in the highest regard, continually working towards providing the pinnacle in estate agency services.
Her team’s genuine passion for property and extensive local market knowledge is the very foundation of her company – and one of the many reasons that we love working with her.
DANIEL ATKINSON – PHOTOGRAPHER (DANIEL ATKINSON PHOTOGRAPHY)
Daniel Atkinson is a specialist architectural/ interior photographer and videographer, providing high quality visuals of the built environment, residential / commercial properties and hospitality venues.
He is an important cog in the wheel of Cain Architects, helping us to showcase our existing projects to a new audience, allowing them to live on in our portfolio long after the site team has departed.
DONALD LESLIE - PARTY WALL / BUILDING SURVEYOR (DONALD LESLIE AND CO)
Donald has been working alongside Cain Architects for a number of years and his thorough approach to property surveying, party wall negotiations and his hands-on approach to all projects is always a breath of fresh air.
He is an accredited member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), a registered Valuer and member of the Party Wall Academy and has been surveying properties for 25 years.
DURIYA BHAIJI - INTERIOR DESIGNER (DB INTERIOR STUDIO)
Duriya owns DB Interior Studio, a friendly and approachable design studio that aims to give clients a personal, memorable and enjoyable design experience.
She is a highly experienced interior designer with a deep understanding of design and industry processes. She currently works on a range of mid to high-end projects and her services range from design schemes through to full project management. Each project is tailored to the client’s needs and approached with a huge amount of dedication and passion.
FRANCESCA WILLIAMS – PART 2 ARCHITECT
Francesca currently works alongside Cain Architects assisting with the modelling, visualisation and realisation of our live projects.
Francesca produces architectural illustrations, animations and models to assist with the design process and for marketing purposes. She has extensive experience in the residential sector and in preparing and developing architectural drawings in compliance with UK statutory requirements.
HAYDEN TODD - PLANNING CONSULTANT (AITCHISON RAFFETY)
As an Associate Director at Aitchison Raffety, Hayden is responsible for providing planning guidance to clients from all sectors of the development industry, dealing with projects of all types, uses and scale throughout the UK.
Having previously worked within several local authority planning departments, Hayden has a wealth of experience handling a diverse range of planning related developments, including residential, commercial, employment and mixed use.
RICHARD WALLIS - PROJECT MANAGER (THE HOWSE WALLIS PARTNERSHIP)
Richard has been working alongside Adrienne for over 15 years on a range of different projects. He is highly skilled at delivering technically demanding projects and we love collaborating with him.
His company, The Howse Wallis Partnership, is a multi-disciplinary firm with a range of experience across many sectors, including residential, retail and commercial. Their clients range from large public companies to developers, charities, housing associations and local authorities as well as private clients.