Combining thoughtful analysis of each client’s needs with rigorous professionalism and attention to detail, creating contemporary imaginative buildings and lasting design solutions in harmony with their context.






Stephen Whettem Architects about us
Stephen Whettem Architects - A RIBA Corporate Member

Stephen Whettem trained in architecture at the Bartlett (UCL) and Plymouth and has been practising in the West Country for more than 20 years. He now heads a thriving RIBA-chartered practice undertaking a wide range of commissions across all sectors.

Dedicated to offering every client a personal service, Stephen Whettem Architects is renowned for quality design with a strong tradition of innovation. The practice has a proven commitment to principles of sustainability and the use of natural materials, while contributing to the development of a distinctive contemporary regional architecture.

An extensive and varied portfolio has been recognised in local and regional awards.






Our varied portfolio, spanning more than 20 years, covers 500 plus projects throughout Devon and Cornwall representing all sectors from private residential schemes to larger commercial developments, performing arts facilities, workplace schemes, heritage projects, health centres, community buildings, churches and schools. Clients served include the National Trust, RNLI, Eden Project and Methodist Church as well as many smaller organisations and individuals.























As a busy expanding practice, we are always keen to hear from talented and enthusiastic people interested in joining our team – send us your CV or call us for a chat on 01822 617530.

We offer competitive salaries and excellent working conditions in our purpose-built contemporary riverside offices in the popular West Devon town of Tavistock.




Stephen Whettem Architects




The Works, 3 Dolvin Road, Tavistock, Devon PL19 9EA

Tel: 01822 617530   Fax: 01822 618838   

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Art at The Works

Housed on our ground floor, Art at The Works is a not-for-profit art gallery providing quality exhibition space for selected artists to showcase and market their work.

In contrast to a traditional art gallery, artists self-manage their exhibitions, selecting, displaying, promoting and selling their work themselves. They pay a small fixed contribution to cover the cost of overheads, but retain in full all proceeds from any sales they achieve. Because no commission applies, purchasers can be confident artists receive full remuneration for their work.

Art at The Works is open to the public on weekday afternoons, Monday to Friday, from 2 to 5 pm, and visitors are welcome to come and browse between these times.

For further information and a schedule of exhibitions, please visit  Art at The Works.





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We work with sensitivity and rigour to interpret and develop each client’s brief, seeking to produce innovative living space solutions.




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Projects include multiple housing, mixed use and bespoke commercial developments in both urban and rural contexts.





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Projects include historic theatre refurbishments, new performing arts centres, an award-winning poetry and publishing centre and a new mechanical theatre at Eden Project, Cornwall.





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Projects include a sawmill and centre for promotion of sustainable forestry, local authority offices, private offices, a business park promoting sustainable construction and working practices, a brewery extension and RNLI facilities.





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The practice has many years’ experience in heritage and conservation architecture working directly with English Heritage, the National Trust and private individuals. Projects include both restoration works and contemporary interventions on structures ranging from medieval abbey remains to fortified 15th-century houses and agricultural, industrial and mining heritage buildings.





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Our work encompasses a range of community building types – community halls, including a Millennium flagship project, a Methodist Church for the Tamar Valley, visitor centres for the Cornwall and West Devon Hard Rock Mining World Heritage Site, hospital masterplanning and health centres.