Gloucestershire

Conversion of typical Dutch Barn to residential dwelling

How To Convert A Dutch Barn

Over the last 10 years, architects and designers have demonstrated the value of the Dutch Barn and, as a result,  local authorities have begun to increasingly recognise the steel-framed Dutch Barns as part of the heritage and chronology of the British landscape. Originally constructed during the depression when materials and budgets were scarce, they were often built using iron railway track for columns, riveted, curved angle iron for roof trusses and curved corrugated iron for roof sheeting. Of little, or no, value

Part 1 placement and architectural assistant Lucy Pietroni

My Part 1 Placement at RRA Architects

 “Working at RRA Architects, on placement as a Part 1, was one of the most educational and enjoyable experiences I have had while studying architecture.”   My Part 1 Placement at RRA Architects By Lucy Pietroni Working at RRA Architects, on placement as a Part 1, was one of the most educational and enjoyable experiences I have had while studying architecture. During this time, I enjoyed watching myself progress as an individual and designer. Compared to university, the work I began to produce was at a

RRA Architects top tips for making the best of your space when working from home

Top Tips For Improving Your Work Space At Home

WFH has been a thing for several weeks now and we are already used to seeing journalists on television reporting from their perfectly set up home offices; concerts from A-listers home studios; we’ve even seen Brad Pitt playing Dr. Fauci in his home library (if you haven’t seen him, the link is here). But for many of us the home office has been a hurried,  makeshift affair struggling with trying to organise an area to work from with enough

Francesca Carlson of Wye Circus CIC performs at Hereford Cathedral Nave Dinner. Photograph credit: Richard Weaver Photography

Two Cathedrals in Two Evenings

In June we were very lucky to be invited to enjoy two, very different, events over two evenings in two magnificent venues – the Stroud College Fashion Show in Gloucester Cathedral and the Nave Dinner in Hereford Cathedral. Providing a stunning backdrop to display the exciting new designs from the students of Stroud and South Gloucester College, Gloucester Cathedral offers a fantastic venue for community events. Both were fabulous evenings where the prestige and grandeur of the space added enormously to the

Contemporary kitchen extension with curved walls to link to the rest of the house.

Heart of the Home

  Having been recommended to use RRA by friends of theirs, our clients approached us last year to work with their Victorian semi-detached property in Leckhampton, Cheltenham. As with many of these Victorian properties the kitchen was a narrow, dark room with limited space, which, when the properties were built was solely used for kitchen purposes, bathing in front of the range every Sunday and never, ever, for entertaining guests. These days, however, the kitchen is the beating heart of the home

RRA Dragonboat Team

Racing The Dragons 2019

“Let’s enter a team in the Rotary Club of Gloucester Severn’s Dragonboat Regatta this year” said RRA’s, Jon White. “Pardon?” we asked. “It’ll be great fun!” he promised. We had absolutely no idea what we were agreeing to when we murmured a tentative “erm, ok.” Of course once we had agreed there was no going back, especially when we found out the chosen beneficiary was one of our favourite charities, the Pied Piper Appeal, which raises money for children in hospital and special schools

RRA team and friends at Fresh: Art Fair 2019

Fresh Art Fair 2019

  If your idea of an art show is standing in a gallery looking at a dusty, dull picture – then Fresh: Art Fair is not what you expect. Fresh brings vibrant, exciting art of all types together to create an enormous, all encompassing extravaganza of pieces to immerse yourself in. From the joyful sculptures of giant dogs to delicate glass work, tiny exquisite paintings of goldfish emerging from the deep to huge canvases of blue skies – the level of talent

Work experience studentsWork experience students at RRA Architects

Architects For A Week

At RRA, we believe it is important for businesses and industries to encourage the next generation to make informed career choices. As such we regularly have work experience students in our offices. They don’t have an easy ride at RRA, the students are expected to work alongside our team to really understand what the job role involves. Along with experiencing the demands of the career it also gives the students experience of life in an office environment and interactions with