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Director and Architect Julian Clayton retires

— 08 Dec 2021


The Jonathan Rhind Architects team gathered from Devon and Somerset to say goodbye Julian in the first whole office gathering since before the pandemic


Julian oversaw the refurbishment of this Somerset Manor house, achieving a careful balance of light touch restoration and installation of modern services


Another of Julian’s projects - Holcombe Burnell was a conversion from a tired farmhouse and cattle barn into a luxury holiday cottage. The conversion was shortlisted for an RICS heritage award.

Somerset Architect retires

Director and Architect, Julian Clayton, who joined the Jonathan Rhind Architects Somerset studio in 2016 has retired after over 40 years as an Architect.

Julian joined Jonathan Rhind Architects as a Senior Architect before being appointed a Director of the practice in 2018. Together with fellow Director Mark Raby, Julian ran the Taunton office taking on new enquiries as well as managing projects for existing and long-standing clients.

Julian began his working life in heritage and conservation before continuing his career both abroad and in the UK on large-scale commercial projects. Julian’s breadth of experience enabled him to manage a range of projects from the reordering of village churches to the complete restoration of dilapidated manor houses.

Julian also oversaw the refreshing of the Jonathan Rhind Architects’ branding with a new look for the company including fresh corporate colours, logo, stationery and a complete redesign of the website; and culminating in the Taunton studio refurbishment with décor in the updated scheme.

The legacy and advice to younger Architects Julian has left behind is a framework for the rest of the team to build on, we are grateful to have benefitted from his knowledge and experience, and will miss his many tales from a life well lived!

We wish you a very happy and well-deserved retirement, Julian and we hope you will pop back to see us and keep us updated with news of fishing, silversmithing and time with the family.

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