Masker Architects was founded by Scot Masker to serve clients looking for the best that imaginative and carefully considered design can offer.

The studio has extensive experience of new designs, refurbishments, work to listed buildings and projects in conservation areas.

Passion for good design drives our Winchester-based practice. We work closely with our clients, offering a bespoke and highly professional service. Our goal is to create beautiful buildings that enhance lives and the property asset.

Masker Architects is a RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) Chartered Practice – a mark of quality and assurance.

The studio’s projects range from private homes, rural estates and agricultural diversification to urban regeneration, commercial and community-led schemes.

We work on conversions, remodelling, refurbishments and extensions to listed buildings and properties in conservation areas as well as on new-build projects.

Scot has a wealth of experience and expertise in traditional architecture and design. It is an important principle for the studio that architecture of the past can inspire architecture of today.

Inspire, create, design, make…

Enthusiasm and passion for good architecture drives our artisan and eclectic practice.

Each client receives the individual, focused attention necessary for a highly personal service. Drawing on our creative skills and professional expertise as a RIBA Chartered Practice, we produce unique designs to realise our clients’ aims and aspirations.

We have established a reputation for delivering high quality design that works well for the client and context. The principles of care and attention to detail are applied right through the process from concept to completed project.

Our approach is collaborative - working alongside clients, council planning officers and other consultants. Successes are achieved through consultation and discussion, led by creative and lateral thinking.

Masker Architects offers a complete architectural service from feasibility and concept to completion on site. Services are provided in a flexible, staged way which enables clients to choose the help they require.

Services include:

  • Survey
  • Site analysis, feasibility studies and concept designs
  • Detailed design
  • Listed building and heritage work
  • Planning applications
  • Building Regulations
  • Construction drawings
  • Budgeting and detailed tendering
  • Project management
  • Contract administration

We have a network of trusted professional consultants across complementary disciplines that we can call upon to join us in delivering projects as seamlessly as possible.

Scot Masker is a RIBA Chartered Architect with over 30 years of experience in practising architecture and making buildings.

Prior to setting up his own practice in 2020, Scot was a shareholding and board director at Pro Vision where he worked for 19 years, starting as associate director.

Scot’s skills are underpinned by a deep engagement with art, architecture and urban design.  Born in North America, he has degrees in Fine Art and Architecture from the USA and UK.

Scot began his career at Radley House Partnership and Richard Ashby Architects before becoming a senior designer/project architect at Lyons+Sleeman+Hoare. He then joined Robert Adam Architects (now Adam Architecture) as senior architect then to become an associate, before moving to Pro Vision.

Professional Memberships and Committees:

  • Chartered Architect
  • Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)
  • Active member of the Traditional Architecture Group, a linked society of RIBA, helping to promote traditional architecture within and without the profession and current facilitator of its Peer Design Review Programme
  • Member of Winchester and Eastleigh Design Review Panel, vice chair from 2022
  • Former RIBA Hampshire branch chair 2005-11 and past vice chair
  • Past organiser of RIBA Southern Region of Winchester Architecture Lecture Series, 8-9 years
  • RIBA nationally elected council member 1999-2003, part of committee for review of the education criteria “Tomorrow’s Architect”
  • Winchester Theatre Royal Trustee 2014-2022