Bringing great design ideas to life

Insight Architectural Design

Pro-active and Creative Design Solutions

Located in the market town of Bellingham in the heart of Northumberland, we are a forward-looking architectural practice with an eye to bringing a contemporary edge to the traditional. Our focus is upon helping you create and realise your vision for your home or business. Our experienced team can support you with design ideas, working closely with you to develop a range of sketch schemes that help you explore different ideas for your project. We can then take your project through the technical stages of planning and technical drawings all the way through to the final build. We can advise you on the potential of a site and help you explore ways to maximise your vision within your budget.

Our approach to your project is professional, pro-active and creative. We strive to be responsive in all aspects of the design and build process and always keep our clients fully informed of progress. We work closely with a small group of trusted Professional Consultants, who provide supporting services and reports, ranging from Heritage assessments to Structural Design and Ecology. We have worked hard over a period of years to build a strong working relationship with Local Authorities.

Building strong working relationships with Local Authorities and a trusted group of external Consultants.


The Insight Team

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Director | Lead Designer

Julian Thompson

Julian founded Insight Architectural Design in 2016, following 20 years of industry experience as an Architectural Designer, having built up an impressive portfolio of residential and commercial projects in the north of England.

Julian’s role is Lead Designer for all our clients, bringing together design and creative expertise from various disciplines and driving forward every aspect of the design and build process.

Outside of work, Julian loves the Northumberland countryside and can usually be found with a camera in his hand searching for the best composition for his latest landscape photography project; or else he and his wife will be found navigating the local highways and byways of the North Tyne on their e-bikes!

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Project Architect

Andy Patrick

Andy is responsible for managing client projects, including preparation of planning and building regulation applications and site supervision during construction. Andy has a wide range of experience in taking projects from inception to completion.

Andy also brings a range of creative skills to your project, from free hand drawing to photoshop and producing 3D visuals in SketchUp, to help you visualise how your finished project will look.

Outside of work, Andy enjoys listening to music, going to the theatre and ‘relaxes’ at weekends working on home renovation projects. Andy also enjoys getting involved in charity work for several organisations in the North East, including ‘The Sunday for Sammy Trust’ and ‘Christmas at the Cathedral’.

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Senior Technician

Mark Raynor

Mark is responsible for producing the technical drawings for the various stages of your project, including carrying out measured surveys and producing existing plans packs. Mark will also develop your drawings for Planning Submission and will prepare full Technical Drawings packages for Tendering and Building Regulations approval.

Mark has extensive experience in the construction industry and uses this knowledge to bring practical solutions to your project.

Outside of work, Mark enjoys walking and has recently completed part of the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage in Spain. Closer to home, he is learning to fly various aircraft on his flight simulator and regularly ‘travels’ to exotic places at the weekends!


Therapist and Personal Trainer

Max is our friendly office dog and provides invaluable support and stress relief. He is always happy to take us for a walk or encourage us to stroke him.

Max will always help you with your lunch and is sometimes inclined to bark when he isn’t the centre of attention. When visiting our office, Max would like to encourage you to always come with a pocket full of dog treats!