Francis Associates is a family-run firm of RIBA Chartered Architects and RICS Chartered Surveyors. 


Our growing studio, originally established by Julian Francis FRICS as a Project Management company in 1988, is based in Medmenham, Buckinghamshire. 


We strive to deliver aspirational projects for private and commercial clients alike.


Every project is unique and we look to fully explore ideas and develop strategies to create elegant and sophisticated buildings.


We are part of a wider association of designers, engineers and construction consultants who together, form a complete team of specialists for any scale of project.


Our combined specialities include, amongst other things:

  • Architecture and Project Management

  • Planning Consultancy

  • Virtual Reality Illustration

  • Interior Design

  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Traditional Oak Frame Design

We aim to forge strong and engaging relationships with our clients, to help support our understanding of their unique needs and to ensure our designs continually exceed expectations.

We love architecture and designing buildings.  We strive to ensure that all of our projects and relationships reflect our passion.



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Owen is a Chartered Architect, and is a graduate of the

Welsh School of Architecture, Cambridge University and Chelsea School of Art.

He specialises in residential design and worked on landmark residential buildings in the UK, Australia, Dubai and China, before establishing Francis Associates as a Chartered Architects practice in 2014.

Owen worked for design-led practices in London and Sydney before taking a role as lead design consultant for a high-end residential developer in north east China.

Subsequent to this experience, Owen has taken a thorough interest in sustainability beyond that of building fabric. He is concerned with the sustainability of communities and the historic legacy of architectural design and development.

Owen is part of the judging panel for the Good Design Awards, in conjunction with the Society for the Protection of Ascot and Environs.



Julian is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor with over 50 years’ experience in the building industry.

Julian trained as a quantity surveyor with one of the largest UK practices and became a qualified surveyor at the age of 25 before gaining fellowship of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors 12 years later.

Julian became a Senior Project Engineer for Mobil Oil Company taking full responsibility for the design, planning, construction and site supervision of filling stations and the maintenance of all non-refinery facilities throughout the UK.


It was during this time that he learned the use of CAD for construction drawings.


Julian established Francis Associates as a Project Management company in 1988 and has since fulfilled many construction based roles with major UK contractors and developers, within both commercial and residential spheres. 


This includes project management of a number of bespoke residential schemes where clients have preferred a hands on self-build rather than a traditional construction phase.



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Emily is a registered Architect and a graduate of Sheffield University School of Architecture and the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL and has recently returned to the UK after living in Hong Kong for 10 years.

She has a lengthy experience in residential architecture both working on larger mixed use residential projects throughout the UK as well as completing smaller private house designs in the UK, Hong Kong and Italy.

Before joining Francis Associates, Emily enjoyed many years at Ted Cullinan’s design and sustainability led cooperative in London. Here she continued her interests in modern methods of construction and timber structures while working collaboratively to achieve the most sustainable form of construction both socially and environmentally.

School design, workplace and masterplanning regeneration are other areas she has also worked in.