spirit architects was established by Robert Dabell in 2005.

After more than 20 years with established UK architectural practices and becoming  evermore distanced from the day-to-day issues of architecture and design it was time for a change. Architecture is both an art and a science but this is for nothing without an aptitude to listen, understand, interpret and communicate with the Client, the design team consultants, the statutory authorities and the contractors and suppliers.  


Private commissions

Sony Ericsson / Interior Precision 
Adam & Rebecca Longworth
Sam Tatton-Brown
Malcolm Balston
Richard & Mary Norton-Hale
John & Margaret Stephenson
Sam Ingham
Elvira Bramon & Sanjay Rao
Nicola Martin
Mr Gammon
Alec Morrow

Public sector & education

University of the Arts London
Greig City Academy
Fulham Preparatory School
London Borough of Islington
St Joseph's Catholic Infant School

Professional network

RIBA Small Practice Group
Museums Association
TTMG International
Transpolis Global
PAPA Architects
DLP Design
Cornish Architects


 “From the conceptual stage through to completion it was an absolute pleasure to work with Robert.  His final drawings and the kitchen my family and I live in today are one and the same.  Robert facilitated my vision and made it a reality... We are very happy.”

Adam Longworth
Private client

Where we’ve worked around the world...