We Are Not Architects

We Are Not Architects is a collective of professionally qualified people who have come under one umbrella to offer the public design and consultancy services for the built environment. Primarily based in the Bristol area, we also take projects as far afield as Bournemouth and London.


  1. Architecture
  2. CAD/Drawings

About We Are Not Architects

We Are Not Architects was founded by Craig Smith in 2013 after two years experience working as an architectural designer for another company within the Bristol area.

Craig qualified with a degree in Architecture in 2010 - gaining Part I exemption towards becoming a fully qualified Architect.

Since 2011, I have been working on small scale residential development based mostly in the South West region. In 2013, I started WANA as my own company to offer these services.

The overriding concept of We Are Not Architects is to develop a network of professionals within the area in which we work, so that WANA can help any client with any query – even if it is not me, I know someone who can help.

Business has built organically and exponentially since then and I have a steady stream of clients based on reputation alone – there is minimal to no advertising done by the company.

I specialise in small scale residential architecture – from extensions, loft conversions and internal alterations, to bespoke housing developments.

We Are Not Architects take projects from inception, through planning and building control phases whilst liaising with all relevant stakeholders and professionals to get a project off the drawing board and out of the ground.


BA (hons) Architecture Degree


Public Liability Insurance

Limit of indemnity: £1,000,000.00
Valid until: 1st Jan 2020

Professional Indemnity Insurance

Limit of indemnity: £500,000.00
Valid until: 1st Jan 2020

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