OUR STORY

Established in 1979 Wastell & Porter Architects Ltd is a design led, award winning architectural practice. James Porter joined in 1988 and took over from William Wastell, the founder, in 1999. Mark Scott, from Australia, joined the Practice in 2002. They make a great team and complement each other with their varied skill base.

Centrally located in the market town of Hitchin in Hertfordshire, Wastell & Porter works in the surrounding towns and villages of Hertfordshire, as well as the Home Counties and London.

As an RIBA Chartered Practice Wastell & Porter work across a range of sectors and sizes of projects, including Residential (New Build, Refurbishment, Extensions, Listed) and Commercial, Retail and Education. We specialise in high quality Conversions and Renovations and have extensive experience with Listed Buildings.

We offer a professional, efficient and friendly service which includes planning, design, development and construction advice for both private and commercial clients.
BA(Hons)DipArch(Hons)RIBA


Joined the Practice in 1988, taking over as Managing Director in 1999

James has a wealth of experience in design, practical construction details and procurement, particularly with the residential sector.
B Env B Arch DOCEA


Came over from Tasmania and joined the Practice in 2002

Mark provides practical and in-depth knowledge of procurement, technical and on-site solutions. He is also a qualified and approved domestic energy assessor.



Joined the Practice in 2004


Manages all aspects of the office administration plus office and financial management.

We strive to achieve quality with character, identity and a ‘sense of place’