James Fowler is emphatic that his company has ‘no set style’. ‘We just like to work with the clients to develop houses they love,’ he says. The exteriors of Fowler’s projects often take a traditional form. ‘If you ask a child to draw a house, what do they draw?’ he asks, pointing to Victorian-style façades with their climbing ivy and prominent chimneys. One particular gem in Fowler’s portfolio is a neoclassical replacement house he designed in Wiltshire, which displays Fowler Architecture and Planning’s talent when it comes to the design of bespoke homes. The company also adopts an intelligent approach to planning, employing not only architects but also town planners in its team of 30. ‘We’re not just architects, we’re planners,’ he says, stressing the importance of both.