Meet Architecture 1B – Celebrating 10 years with a move to Tileyard North!

Welcome to new WAW members, Architecture 1B.

Architecture 1B is a Wakefield based small yet knowledgeable and passionate architectural team lead by Director Darren Bailey, who boasts over 30 years experience in the industry having worked for some of the North’s largest and respected architectural practices. As a practice we aspire to create high quality architecture and buildings that are enjoyed, approaching every project big or small with an appropriate level of design to make a positive contribution to the built environment in which we live, while satisfying the requirements of the client.


The team are proud to have developed an impressive reputation both locally and throughout the UK, having worked with a diverse range of clients from community groups and individuals to property developers and corporate companies, delivering projects of varying scale and sectors. From domestic extensions and large bespoke new build houses, through to large commercial, educational, or leisure buildings, we apply a design led approach based on a bespoke tailored response to any brief.


The practice enjoys great existing relationships, fostered over many years, with local Planning and Building Control Authorities, Approved Inspectors, and many local construction companies, along with various consultants and trades people. As such, we have the ability and experience to deal with projects in all design stages and successfully navigate the planning, building regulations, and construction processes.


Architecture 1B, celebrates its 10th year in the industry in 2023, with the practice becoming one of the first residence of the newly opened Tileyard North community, and are delighted to continue to have work recognised through winning regional design and conservation awards, and having been nominated for many more.


Pictured: Darren Baily & Mark Smith


Connect with Darren here: (14) Darren Bailey | LinkedIn

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