our story

We are an architectural practice of both UK and New Zealand Registered Architects based at Penryn Campus, Falmouth University, Cornwall.

Koha Architects formed in 2012 following the successful bid for the Old Cathedral School project.

Gary and Derek share a long history of collaborating on various projects through the years together in Sheffield, Barcelona, Manchester and London.



We have over 40 years of combined experience in practice across a wide range of building types and various market sectors here in Cornwall, the UK generally and overseas including Spain and New Zealand.

Our approach is that design is a collaborative process where each person makes a valuable contribution in bringing their unique talents and gifts to a project.

This act of giving is why we have chosen the Māori word ‘Koha’ as our company name.

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