Keith Loveless BA BArch(L’pool) RIBA

Managing Director

I joined the family Practice in 1985 as a Partner alongside my father Don, and Colin Morrell. This followed 6 formative years in Private Practice in Liverpool following University and a short time in a Local Authority in Dorset.

Community and Church architecture were passions from the outset with specialist sheltered housing a part of this.

The “can do” approach was born from the often limited resources but deep needs in the late 1970/80’s rebuilding in Liverpool and a natural optimism.

Surprising grades enabled a coveted place at Liverpool University School of Architecture that was difficult to refuse and ‘the rest is history.

Work in Liverpool began with the Diocesan Surveyor’s large practice, followed by a 6 year spell with his opposition in a smaller but brilliant practice that gave me insights that were to influence me hugely.  An early partnership offer focused my thinking and with a wife and young family the decision was made to relocate back to Dorset, our home.

I worked for North Dorset District Council responsible for their large social housing scheme at Blandford St Mary and two sheltered housing schemes before joining my fathers practice as planned.  I enjoyed working on both new and refurbishment projects and realised that the bespoke and complex were, for me, the most challenging and rewarding.

Through the many church community projects I have undertaken an interest in conservation, historic buildings and listed buildings has evolved.  The challenge is to make them relevant and cared for in the demands of modern living and to secure their future, but more significantly, to see the building owners enjoying their resource in a new way.


  • Listed Inspecting Church Architect for Salisbury and Winchester Diocese
  • Member of the Ecclesiastical Architects and Surveyors Association
  • Architect Advisor to the Wessex United Reformed Church Trust Listed Building Advisory Committee
  • Member of the Architects Advisory Panel for East Dorset District Council Planning Department
  • Affiliate Member of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation

Specialist Areas:

  • Church work – Community / Church projects
  • New Build, reordering, alterations and repairs, conditions surveys and building
  • Works and repairs to historic and listed buildings and conservation
  • Medical work, Primary Health Care and Hospital sectors
  • Bespoke designs


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