Are you looking to build a new home or develop a plot of land?  Find out more about our new home design service which will take you from concept through to managing your building contract on site.

We have specialist conservation architects that can help you with altering, extending or repairing your listed building.  We have particular expertise upgrading historic building fabric to save energy.

If you are looking at altering and extending your home to update it to a more contemporary way of living we’re your practice.  We work on a range of different-sized projects, and offer a free initial 1 hr visit.


Living Space Architects is an award-winning chartered RIBA practice based in Exeter, Devon. Established in 2004 by Kirsty Curnow-Bayley and Stuart Bayley, we have a passion for creating well-designed, imaginative and exciting projects that are both environmentally and socially sustainable.

We specialise in sustainable contemporary design and the alteration and adaption of historic buildings.

By using local materials, maintaining an environmental approach, and designing and building in an innovative way that compliments the surroundings, we aim to keep the South West special.

Our January Newsletter

Devon’s Home Design Yearbook

We are pleased to have featured in the 2018 edition of Devon’s Home Design Yearbook! This publication is one of the best reference guides for Devon home-owners in terms of its tips, advice and inspiration. Our work on the beautiful sustainable home in Dunsford,as well as a listed property in Thurlestone, refurbishment and extension of Brent […]

Site visit to our Stoke Poges build

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It’s always exciting to see a project that you have created coming together. That’s exactly how we felt on our latest trip to Stoke Poges, to visit the site of our innovative new build with a contemporary design and similar feel to a German Huf Haus. The greyness of the day didn’t attract from the […]

Best of Houzz 2018

The importance of energy efficient housing


Before a new house is built, it has to go through a ‘detailing’ process. This is one of the more technical stages of the design process, where the intricacies of the construction are assessed and the property receives an energy rating based on its efficiency and performance. A house that uses energy efficiently is not […]