Harris McCormack Architects is an award winning architectural practice based at ArcHaus in Wansford. With an established reputation for high quality, design led innovative architecture, it has traditional and contemporary commissions nationwide. It is an RIBA chartered practice and a CIAT registered practice with a team of dedicated and highly skilled professionals who embrace the practice philosophy. We take each and every opportunity to improve, shape and enhance our built environment to inspire others.

Fundamentally, our passion is to design. We relish design opportunities and strive to make a real difference to our environment. For all our clients we offer a broad spectrum of services tailored to suit specific requirements.

Directors Simon Harris & William McCormack


Simon Harris BAHons DIP ARC/Prof Stud        Architect RIBA & ARB 


My core background of experience was working with existing buildings, many of which were listed, and new buildings in sensitive and built up surroundings which has developed my reputation for reinventing and rejuvenating spaces to create exciting light modern living and working environments, utilising traditional and modern techniques and adopting conceptual design principles.

Righteous ethics are applied to all jobs from small domestic extensions to larger ventures. With ongoing personal involvement at each stage of the projects and attention to detail; strong relationships are formed with all of my clients resulting in repeat appointments.


Will McCormack MCIAT RIBA Affiliate Member Chartered Technologist


My career began working for the family construction and engineering business. I went on to work for a local architect working on a wide variety of commissions including high end private residential, the hotel industry, sports facilities, the education sector, the National Health Service, private industrial and commercial sectors, and high end speculative developments. I am a Chartered member of the Institute of Architectural Technologists and also qualified as a Domestic Energy Assessor.

I held a partnership role in a multi disciplinary practice for seven years before setting up Harris McCormack Architects with former partner Simon Harris. I work with a broad practical knowledge and vast experience.

Our Services

  • Feasibility - Appraisal; Development studies; Site Surveying; Analysis; Estate/Building Management
  • Design - Sketch layouts/concept architecture; New Build; Conversion; Refurbishment; Renovation; Extension; Masterplanning; Sustainability & Heritage
  • Statutory Requirements - Consultations; Planning Applications; Listed Building Applications & Building Regulations
  • Production Information - CAD drawings; Schedules; NBS specification; Tender packages
  • Presentation - Powerpoint; 3D images (CAD & freehand); Perspectives; sketches; models

Lisa Skingsley Practice Manager


Originally I worked within the recruitment and sales industry, as a Contracts Manager looking after clients such as Lloyds TSB, Royal Bank of Scotland and B.T.

My optimistic, energetic character has been described as being infectious and encouraging. My role within the company is to maintain the smooth running of the practice by organising office operations and procedures, manage all staff, health and safety and looking after invoicing, budgets and expenditure.


Andrea McCormack Accounts


I have been part of the team since inception. My background is in the financial sector where I worked for many years prior to setting up my own consultancy in 2002.

I have a wealth of experience and pride myself on being scrupulous with the day to day financial management of the practice.


Martin Stevens MCIAT  Associate


I began working in Architecture back in 2004 at a local practice whilst studying part-time on a construction course. This exposure to both live briefs alongside tuition gave me a solid knowledge base to grow and develop in the field of architecture. I remained with the practice for 7 years, where I met Simon and William before moving on to another firm. I spent 5 years working within the retail and care sectors, mainly focused on large scale care village developments in the south of the UK from inception to delivery, for a number of well-established national client organisations. I then re-joined Simon and Will at Harris McCormack Architects, and since then I have qualified as a Chartered Architectural Technologist. I strive to deliver the best possible service with all of the projects I work on, whether it’s a minor alteration or a multi-million pound development.


Lucy Ward BScHons RIBA ARB Architect


I have been working as an architect for over twenty years, with substantial experience in the residential and conservation sector, particularly in the wider Peterborough region.

With a Post-Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Development and Climate Change, I am particularly interested in low-energy design and I have designed two low-energy houses in the past.

I worked as a sole practitioner locally for a number of years before joining the practice, and I bring this wide-ranging experience into Harris McCormack Architects.

The world of architecture and design is fascinating for me, and offers a never-ending source of inspiration both in my working day and in my wider life.


Leszek Kolodziejak MArch    Architectural Technician


I completed the five year full time masters degree program at the Faculty of Architecture Krakow University of Technology, Poland in the field of Architecture and Urban Design (2004) including Parts 1 and 2 of the Royal Institute of British Architects with highest honours in 2004. 

I joined a practice in England in 2006 working on both commercial and residential projects. I have recently made the jump to Harris McCormack Architects where I hope to continue to produce design driven work of the highest standard.


Matt Fraser-Betts BA Hons MArch   Architectural Technician


I began work on the building site as a labourer at the age of 16 and have worked in construction ever since. I have since completed a Ba(Hons) and an MArch in architecture.

Domestic architecture, I find by far the most rewarding and enjoyable, although undoubtedly challenging. This form of architecture, above all others, has the ability to positively influence the quality of life of the client and their family, providing them with a considered space that enhances their personal lives.


Adam Janas  MArch    Architectural Technician


I completed a Masters Degree in Engineering from the Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning at Silesia Technical University in Poland. After graduation I started my career at an Irish Practice working across a diverse range of projects, these included commercial, residential and interior shcemes. I moved to the UK in 2011 and have continued my career path in the construction sector developing my professional knowledge.

I am strongly focused on ergonomics, aesthetics and problem solving, I hope that by aligning these I can bring positive solutions that work in both form and function. Now at HMA I am excited to work on varied, challenging projects and aspire to deliver exceptional quality work.


Tom Ramsden BA Hons    Architectural Technician


Previously working in a number of varied disciplines, I am equipped with a cocktail of qualities that make me an unusual character in the studio. I am approachable, patient, dedicated and conscientious, creating intuitive and considered solutions with a keen eye for well executed contemporary design. As my experience grows, so does my hunger for responsibility and opportunity to get stuck in to new construction and design challenges.

I have high aspirations and the potential to fulfil those goals – watch this space!

We are currently advertising for Architectural Technician position and are always keen to meet creative like minded people so should you wish to register your interest in the company or the position, please drop us an email and link to our social outlets.

Harris McCormack Architects Ltd
ArcHaus, Peterborough Road,
Wansford PE8 6JN

architects@harrismccormack.co.uk 01780 433 334

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