Ainsworth Spark Associates opened in 1963 with a successful competition entry for a major clothing store in Regent Street, London. Offices were set up to include both design studios and workshops for artists and crafts people. Other successes followed and the practice grew through the early years to a practice of 50 people acting as executive architects for Newcastle Rapid Transit System, a major piece of urban intervention in the City and surrounds. In its 50th year the practice had recorded in excess of 4,000 projects.
Our studios are within a listed building at Summerhill Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, the only remaining Georgian Square in the City. Studios have an open environment conducive to integrated and collaborative team work.
Projects have been undertaken in all major sectors and construction types, covering health, education, housing, leisure, sport, transport, religion, community, arts, civic, workplace, retail, hotel, commercial, heritage, conservation and restoration. We also have unique consultancy associations with an expert in the conservation of historic monuments and listed buildings.
The majority of our work is in the UK but we have also undertaken a number of projects overseas in Spain, France, Azerbaijan, Bahrain and Nigeria.
Ainsworth Spark Associates are consistently successful in winning competitions and awards, regionally, nationally and internationally.