Progressive is an architecture practice based in a northern town. We are independent minded, creative and approachable. We take our lead from our clients, and our first question is always:

"How can we design what you want, and then improve on this?"

Maybe you want a modern building in old surroundings, maybe you want it really quickly, maybe you want to maximise the amount and quality of space in an existing building. Whatever development you want, we’ll work persistently and intelligently in pursuit of the best results. 

We are an RIBA chartered practice, and we are also Passivhaus certified. We work on buildings of all scales and types, from large commercial schemes to individual house refurbishments. We also know a lot about timber construction, having been manufacturers and installers of timber frame, SIPS and oak buildings. If you’ve got a project that needs designing, why not get in touch?

Ian Whitworth


BA (Hons) Dip. Arch BREEAM RIBA

Ian is responsible for the architectural side of Progressive Design & Build. He has experience of a very broad range of building types and construction methods, including housing, education, healthcare, hotels, offices, industrial buildings and community buildings.

He is involved in all our projects from inception to conclusion, through to after-care. He likes solving problems, finding opportunities to create memorable places and getting the job done well.