We are architects with a strong reputation for creative conservation, regeneration and contemporary design.  Established in 2009, Calls Architecture have completed a wide a range of projects and offer expertise in the fields of conservation, ecclesiastical architecture, arts and culture, residential projects and education buildings. 

We offer a friendly and personal service, with our directors involved at all stages of your project. We lead design teams tailored to suit each specific project, collaborating with consultants and specialists where appropriate.

Our wealth of experience in working with historic buildings includes Grade I, II* and II listed buildings, conservation areas and scheduled ancient monuments.  The principal director, Stephen Dixon, is registered with the Royal Institute of British Architects as a Conservation Architect, a demonstration of his experience, ability and understanding of conservation practice.  This registration is recognised by Historic England for grant-aid purposes.  

We are called ‘Calls Architecture’ because we started life as a practice on The Calls in Leeds - we like to keep things simple!

Stephen Dixon - Architect / Director

Stephen has a wide range of project experience, including conservation and listed building works, arts and community buildings, urban design, schools and residential developments.  He has led many successful projects, from initial surveys and creative design concepts through to completion.  His conservation work has ranged from finely detailed repairs through to extensive remodeling and rebuilding projects, working on a variety of listed structures, including churches, barns, maltings, mills, houses, schools and community buildings.  Stephen is on the list of Inspecting Architects for Church of England Quinquennial Inspections within the Diocese of Leeds.

Stephen has been on the awards judging panel for the RIBA Yorkshire Student Awards 2011 and the 2015 West Yorkshire Society of Architects Denis Mason Jones Award for free-hand sketching.  Stephen was the winner of the 2012 RIBA / WYSA Denis Mason Jones Award, and strives to find time to sketch the places and buildings he visits.

Professional Qualifications

1998-2001 BA (Hons) in Architecture, University of Sheffield

2003-2005 Diploma in Architecture with Commendations
University of Sheffield

2006 Masters in Architecture, University of Sheffield

2008 Advanced Diploma in Professional Practice in Architecture
RIBA North West

2008 ARB Registration No. 074638J

2014 RIBA Accredited Conservation Architect

2017 RIBA Chartered Architect

Rob Craggs - Consultant

Rob has a long record of involvement in projects from inception through to completion. His work in caring for and re-ordering churches includes a former appointment as a member of the Advisory Committee to the Diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales (now Diocese of Leeds). Career experience ranges from sensitive coastal developments in Cornwall, a secondment to Nigeria and early development work on London City Airport before settling in Yorkshire, since when he has been involved in extensive regeneration and conservation work.

Professional Qualifications

1968 -72 Certificate in Architecture, The Polytechnic of Central London

1972 -74 Diploma in Architecture, Canterbury College of Art

1977 - 2018 ARB

1977 -2018 RIBA

2011 - 18 RIBA Specialist Conservation Architect


2012, June: United Reformed Church in South Leeds - Finalist in the LABC Building Excellence Awards.

2012, November: Winner of the RIBA / WYSA Denis Mason Jones Award for Free Hand Sketching

2015, September: Ryder House Longlisted for the RIBA Journal Viewpoint Competition. 

2016, October: Ryder House awarded Runner-Up in the Best Design Project category at the Yorkshire Residential Property Awards.

2018, April: St Michael and All Angels Church - Finalist in the Best Inclusive Building category of the LABC West Yorkshire Building Excellence Awards.