Seymour & Bainbridge is an architectural practice, based in Winchester, specialising in work to historic and ecclesiastical buildings.  The practice was established in 1997 by Louise Bainbridge and Gary Seymour.  Since that time, the practice has earned a reputation and won awards for sensitively detailed and thoughtfully executed projects throughout the south of England.

All practice members are experienced in working on new, existing and historic buildings.  We are able to deliver sensitive adaptions and imaginative interventions in a historic context.

Our philosophy is one of minimal intervention to maintain the integrity of the original construction.  Where additions or alterations are required, the practice will consider a range of options, including contemporary solutions, making use of carefully detailed modern materials.



City of Winchester Trust

Design Award 2010

for the new lighting  scheme at

St Cross Church, Winchester


Isle of Wight Society Certificate of Merit 2008 for works to Newport Minster


The Portsmouth Society Best Conservation Design Award 2011

for works to the Friary, Southsea



Louise Bainbridge BA (Hons) DipARCH RIBA SCA

Architect and SPAB Scholar with specialist interest in the conservation of historic buildings with more than 20 years of experience in the assessment, design and specification of repair and alteration of churches, country houses and public buildings.  Consultant architect to the Dean and Chapter of Bristol Cathedral and to the Trustees of the Hospital of St Cross and Almshouse of Noble Poverty.


Fiona Hudd BA (Hons) BArch MSc RIBA AABC

Architect with particular interest in historic conservation and repair and in new build in an historic context.  Experienced in a diverse range of work including condition reports and inspections, feasibility studies, repairs, refurbishment and adaptations of significant public buildings, residential properties and churches.


Sarah Harlow BA (Hons) DipARCH RIBA

Architect with 16 years of experience in assessment, conservation, repair and alterations to historic buildings.​


Sarah Strange


Gary Seymour Dip ARCH

Chartered Architect with special interest and expertise in the conservation of historic buildings.