• practice

    RAW architecture is a growing architects practice set up by husband & wife team Helen Raymond and David Watts. We have  designed and delivered a diverse range of projects in both the residential and commercial sectors ranging from £15,000 up to £5mill

    We offer a friendly, customer focussed service and are committed to delivering best value for our clients both in the services we offer and the buidings we design

    We produce creative contemporary designs that respect their context and have a good track record of obtaining planning permission on difficult sites. The practice has specialist knowledge in designing low energy, sustainable buildings.
    We offer a range of services from feasibility studies up to a full architectural service

  • Partner - Helen Raymond

    Helen Raymond Ba(Hons) DipArch RIBA

    Helen founded RAW in 2007 having held a senior position in one of the UKs largest architects practices where she was responsible for the design and delivery of a number of large scale projects in the residential, education and retail sectors.

    Helen is the driving force behind RAWs sustainability agenda and having gained her postgraduate certificate in Energy and sustainable building design in 2009, recently developed designs for a number of successful zero and low carbon one off homes for individual clients

    Helen is a creative person and in her spare time likes to design and make clothes, furniture and anything which spring to mind! She grows her own vegetables and makes a mean chocolate brownie for her (and her young family) to enjoy.


  • Partner - David Watts

    David Watts (Ba Hons) Dip ARch RIBA

    Dave formed RAW with Helen in 2007 He has a wealth of experience and a focus on design quality having worked for one of the UKs most well known design practices on prestigious competition winning schemes such as the London Eye.

    The majority of David’s 15years experience has been gained in the residential sector working on a diverse range of large and small scale projects. He is particularly interested in the technical aspects of architecture and how things fit together.

    In his spare time David is a keen self builder, having completed a kit car in 2006, RAWs first studio in 2008, and now working on a second, larger studio to accommodate an expanding workload. When he’s not building David loves to take the kids exploring the great outdoors.


  • sustainability

    RAW architecture has specialist knowledge in the design of sustainable buildings

    we want to create architecture that contributes to a sustainable future. We design buildings that use less energy both in their production and ongoing use. Over the lifetime of the building this saves our clients money and reduces C02 emissions

  • Contact us

    We are based in Stamford, Lincolnshire, but work throughout the UK.

    We would love to come and discuss your ideas for your project and help to develop an exciting scheme with you, so call or email us to arrange a meeting -


    Tel: 01780 740385


    Barnack Road,