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Looking for an architect in France? Architecte Sud is a well established architectural practice in SW France offering a bi-lingual French-English service. We undertake new-build, renovation and refurbishment projects at all levels and for all budgets.

Our objective as your architect is that your finished building includes ecological materials and sustainable design. This gives you, the client, a house that it is more comfortable, more attractive but also healthier to live in, as well as cheaper to run and longer-lasting than a building using conventional materials and building techniques.

The architect Sean Rawnsley at work on buildingsiteSean Rawnsley is a qualified RIBA British architect and also a member of the French Ordre des Architectes. He thus combines working in France to French building norms and with French artisans, with an understanding of the design and choice of finishes that an English speaking client would expect. He has a great deal of experience with many kinds of construction but in particular the with subtleties of natural and sustainable materials.

We offer an initial consultation service to establish your needs and give you some preliminary advice on the feasibility of your project.

Whether you live in Australia, London or the Middle East – or full-time in your house in France – as your architect we can take your project from the design stage through planning permission and project management while keeping you constantly up-to-dated with progress and costs.

Should you be buying a property in France to restore, or if you are thinking of building a new house and require the professional help and advice of an architect on the spot, please get in touch with us through our Contacts page.

As architects our main geographical area of operation covers the Midi-Pyrénées which includes the regions of Tarn, Tarn et Garonne, Lot, Aveyron, Gers, Ariège but also the Pyrénées-Orientales which includes the Roussillons with such towns as Perpignan and Prades. Our office is positioned within an hour of Toulouse, Castres, Albi, Montauban and Villefranche de Rouergue but not far from Gaillac and the bastide towns of Castelnau de Montmiral, Cordes sur ciel and Puycelsi.  Our nearest small town is St Antonin Noble Val near Caussade and Caylus.