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Fraher Group

Architecture – our core business


Our marker is our design integrity and approach. Fraher do one thing really well – designing, delivering and working hard for our clients.  Lizzie manages the initial design concept and planning stages, whilst Joe focuses on the technical and physical delivery of projects.  We offer a range of services, from early concept design work, to a full Architectural Service. Our award-winning designs are creative and accessible; drawing from each project’s unique history, whilst working in harmony with the surrounding environment. We involve our clients in every aspect of the design process; sharing and listening to ideas. We use hand and collaged illustrations to present ideas throughout the project, to demonstrate and continually refine our designs. A key part of our role is guiding the construction process, helping clients through the various stages, while ensuring that projects are completed within the agreed budget and time frame.


Development – new developers with new ideas


Findlay Fraher is a development and construction service founded by Joe.  Findlay Fraher seek to deliver creative, sustainable and spacious units which redefine modern living to increase the much needed housing stock within the city. For a healthy life, a well designed home environment is key. Findlay Fraher ensure that all units have a strong relationship with the external environments. Each development benefits from generous communal space that is of benefit to all the occupants of the buildings.

Joinery –  creative collaboration 


Fraher have formed a partnership with Shape London who are our preferred supplier for all joinery on residential and commercial projects alike. Shape’s creative partnership was born from a specialist CNC cutting company founded by Rob and Rich and an architectural practice led by Joe and Lizzie. This creative collaboration has allowed Shape to combine the directors’ previous architectural, design and joinery expertise. Our team offers a dedicated, enthusiastic and dynamic approach.  We pride ourselves on our exacting standards of craftsmanship and service.

Our Operating Principles 


Our Team – Fraher have great confidence in our employees who make our team; energetic, passionate people from diverse backgrounds with creative approaches to work and life.

Our Office – Fraher offers an open environment in which to work. We believe that great, creative things are more likely to happen within a supportive and engaging office which champions individual and team successes alike.

Our clients – Fraher are committed to understanding our client’s real need and brand, exploring together new ways of thinking about spaces. Fraher goes above and beyond client expectation.

Our profession: Fraher seeks to maintain the reputation of Architects. We deal with all disputes and complaints appropriately and implement the strictest health and safety policies. We respect our profession and have the highest regard for the services we provide and represent.

TransparencyFraher promote and regard transparency with staff and clients alike. Being honest and acting with integrity is the foundation of our operations and enables a strong working relationships with all.

Our Team

  • Joe Fraher

    Joe Fraher, Director & ARB Registered Architect

    Joe is one of the founding Directors of the Fraher Group of companies. Joe's previous experience range from project architect on award winning social housing, to large scale commercial projects at Emrys Architects. Joe's Masters in Architecture and Environmental Design and Masters in Architecture have led to a passion for sustainable design, forming an integral part of the design solution.
    At Fraher Architects, Joe is a ARB registered Architect and oversees our larger scale developments, whilst developing our bespoke contract offering. Joe's eye for detail and in depth construction knowledge ensures that all projects are managed to exacting standards, whilst utilizing creative design solutions.

  • Lizzie Webster

    Lizzie Webster, Director & ARB Registered Architect

    Lizzie established Fraher Architects with Joe to realise a commitment to innovative and challenging design, with a particular interest in materiality, texture and context in buildings. Lizzie has worked on number of high profile projects at previous practices, including the refurbishment of the Renaissance and Medieval galleries at the V&A, whilst employed by Julian Harrap and large scale housing schemes with Amin Taha Architects. Lizzie focuses on leading the design team in the early design stages of a project and managing the projects through the planning process. The majority of our projects are in sensitive planning environments, and our planning success rate is testament to the unique design approach for each project.

  • Matt Fraher

    Matt Fraher, Head of Finance and Development

    After studying Economics and French at Kingston University, London and Université Paris Dauphine, Matt began his career in finance, developing creative businesses for high net individuals. After leaving the City, Matt joined Fraher as Head of Finance and Development. Matt is passionate about entrepreneurship and creative collaboration. He has a keen interest in urban development , specifically relating to pocket sites within London.

  • Katherine Marshall

    Katherine Marshall, Architectural Assistant - Part 2

    Katherine studied for her RIBA Part II at Kingston University and subsequently had technical elevations published in the AA Files. She gained many years of experience in the prime residential sector at her previous London practice. Whilst there Katherine was fortunate enough to work on many high-end projects including a four year penthouse fit-out at the exclusive One Hyde Park. Her previous experience has led Katherine to have a keen eye for detail and intricate design.

  • Sara Dowle

    Sara Dowle , ARB Registered Architect

    Sara joined Fraher in the summer of 2016 and is an ARB registered architect. With previous experience in both the high end residential and social housing sectors, in her role of project architect Sara relishes seeing all parts of the design and construction process, considering innovative design solutions down to the smallest details. Sara is a keen crafter, enjoying knitting and baking in her spare time.

  • Elisa Cousy

    Elisa Cousy , Architectural Assistant - Part 2

    Elisa recently completed her master in advanced Architectural Design at KU Leuven Faculty of Architecture in Ghent, Belgium. During her studies, she gained expertise in sustainable building and smart architectural design. Due to her major in Advanced Architectural Design, she developed a keen interest in the practical approach of a project, contextual thinking and detailing. By working as a summer intern for several years, Elisa gained hands-on experience in the residential sector.

  • Marie Magnien

    Marie Magnien , Architectural Assistant - Part 1

    Marie studied for her RIBA Part I at the University of Westminster in London and at the Ecole Nationale Superieure d'Architecture, Marseille. Along side her studies, she gained experience working as an intern for a London charity, sympathetically converting listed buildings into Artist studios. Marie has always thrived in a creative environment, which can be seen in all aspects of her work, in particular her freehand sketching ability. She has joined Fraher to expand her architecture knowledge, before returning to University to complete her Part-2 qualification.

  • Jana Sochorová

    Jana Sochorová, Architectural Assistant - Part 1

    Jana is from the Czech Republic and joined Fraher for a placement during her Master's program at the University of Technology, Brno. Having completed an earlier internship in Paris working predominately on competitions, Jana has joined Fraher to develop her knowledge of technical drawing and to get exposure to a range of residential and commercial projects.