Butcher Bayley Architects (BBA) is a fresh RIBA chartered architecture and design practice based in the East of England.

BBA was launched in 2016, the natural progression of an ongoing collaboration between Carrie Bayley and Luke Butcher that first started when they met at the Manchester School of Architecture in 2006. Both of the directors are fully qualified Architects, and both ARB (Architects Registration Board) and RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) registered. BBA is an RIBA Chartered Practice.

Between them, Carrie and Luke bring experience from working on award-winning projects, at a range of scales, across a diverse range of sectors including private residential, primary through to higher education, commercial offices, research, conservation, and masterplanning. They have worked for established boutique and large international practices, on sensitive sites across the UK, including World Heritage Sites.

Check out our latest projects to see what we are currently working on.

If you would like to discuss your project, please do not hesitate to contact Carrie or Luke on 01733 753 430 or send them an email at hello@wearebba.co.uk.

Luke Butcher and Carrie Bayley

Carrie Bayley

BA (Hons) BArch MA PgCert ARB RIBA

Carrie studied architecture at the Manchester School of Architecture, where she graduated with First Class Honours and Distinctions across three degree programs, and the University of Cambridge. While at Manchester she was nominated for the RIBA Silver Medal (2012) and won a number of other awards. Prior to co-founding BBA, Carrie worked for a number of award-winning architectural practices including Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios (Bath) and Ollier Smurthwaite Architects (Manchester). Carrie was part of the design team behind the Manchester School of Art, shortlisted for the prestigious RIBA Stirling Prize (2014). She has experience across a range of sectors and building typologies including private residential, social housing, and primary through to higher education. Carrie was previously an Associate Lecturer at the Cambridge School Art and has served as a visiting critic at the Manchester School of Architecture and University for the Creative Arts.

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Carrie Bayley, Architect

Luke Butcher


Luke studied architecture at the Manchester School of Architecture, University of Cambridge and University of Pennsylvania, where he held a prestigious Thouron Scholarship. In addition to First Class Honours and Distinctions in architecture, he also holds a Masters in Environmental Building Design. Luke is the recipient of a number of individual awards, was longlisted for the RIBAJ Rising Star Award (2018) and was nominated for the RIBA Bronze Medal (2009). Prior to co-founding BBA, Luke worked for a range of internationally acclaimed multi-disciplinary design and construction companies in Manchester, London and Cambridge. Luke has experience on projects with values ranging from £150,000 to £150 million, including Abraham Darby Academy, SOAS Senate House, Southbank Tower and the Parliamentary Estate. Luke has taught at the Manchester School of Architecture and University of Pennsylvania, with his academic research published internationally.

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Luke Butcher, Architect