Goode Architecture makes places and spaces which are carefully crafted and fit for purpose: always striving to create architecture which is a pleasure to inhabit, use or visit. 

Our design mission is to deliver intelligent, bespoke solutions in collaboration with our clients, and we work hard to build the best team of creative and building professionals and craftspeople to execute our projects beautifully.




For first-time clients and homeowners …  

We understand that embarking on a bespoke building project, while ultimately rewarding, can be a daunting undertaking, and a large investment, both financially and emotionally. Our services will help you move from initial ideas about how you want to live, and how to use your space more effectively, to get a real sense of what you want to achieve through undertaking building work, and how you can go about doing this.

We will use our experience to support you in developing a design that is right for you, working through a budget and obtaining costs, negotiating necessary permissions and assembling the team of people to build and execute your project to the highest standard. This complete process can also be tailored to your needs and to the level of involvement you are looking for.


For clients managing a portfolio of properties …  

We offer a range of services including developing property management plans, reporting on building condition and prioritising maintenance, repairs and remodeling works based on your timescale and budget.

Our experience working with commercial, ecclesiastical and education properties means that we are skilled in staging the implementation of refurbishment works based on the complex balance of building occupancy levels, the obtaining of planning permissions and coordinating multiple revenue streams such as incoming grants and funding allocations. 





As practice principal Melanie Goode brings careful judgement of appropriate design and building approaches, together with an understanding of the needs of her clients and each projects’ wider community.

Melanie trained at the world-leading University of Sheffield School of Architecture and the renowned Mackintosh School of Architecture at Glasgow School of Art. Her experience working with architecture and interior design practices in Glasgow, London and New York encompasses residential design, large-scale public buildings and specialist conservation architecture. 

Melanie taught design studio at the University of Sheffield, with a focus on developing sensitive proposals in historic and urban contexts. Her studios have explored integrating creative workspaces and craft manufacturing into the contemporary city.

Melanie is passionate about the conservation of our built heritage and supporting it’s maintenance and accessibility. She is on the Royal Institute of British Architects Conservation Register at Conservation Registrant (CR) level. She is also a member of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, Institute of Historic Building Conservation and International Council on Monuments and Sites.





Designer and researcher Anna Wakeford Holder brings together architectural humanities research and design practice, informing our design projects and studio development.

Anna trained in architecture and planning, and completed a PhD in Architecture at the University of Sheffield. She has worked in design practice in the UK and the Netherlands, on both historic conservation and new build projects, ranging in scale from domestic conversions to new neighbourhoods. Her research work has included best practice in school design, and innovation and learning in architectural practice.

Anna is a Lecturer in Architecture and Design History and Theory at the University for the Creative Arts in Canterbury. Her research and teaching emphasises the collaboration of those who commission, design and build, and the roles of vernacular builders and women in architectural history.

Anna is a member of the Architectural Humanities Research Association and the Global Architectural History Teaching Collaborative.