JAR Architecture

About Us

JAR Architecture was established in 2011, initially working on smaller residential projects and has since developed into a multidisciplinary practice specialising in high-end residential and commercial developments.

The Team

We now have a team of highly skilled Architects and Technologists who are members of RIBA and CIAT delivering dynamic architectural design across North Wales and Chester who are passionate about architecture and the natural living environment.

We work on residential and commercial commissions across North Wales and Cheshire for a diverse set of clients providing a creative and economical solution that is fully suited to their requirements. We believe that good design is not just about aesthetics but is also about creating appropriate, sustainable and economical answers to our clients’ needs. We create creative, inspiring solutions to projects whether their value is £25,000 or £4,000,000. We use design to improve your living environment, adding value to your property and making spaces more useable.

James Roobottom

Practice Founder

James is the founder of JAR Architecture and a Chartered Architectural
Technician. James spent the formative and early part of his career in
medium to large scale architectural offices in North Wales, taking
responsibility for the running of medium to high value residential and
commercial projects. He developed his career by joining an architectural
practice in Bermuda. This change of location not only further developed
James’ design skill set but he gained invaluable experience working in a
different climate, in a remote location and on coastal properties. After six years of honing his craft James returned to North Wales and established JAR Architecture.

James's strength has always been seen to be his all-round ability to not
only produce creative designs but also to bring an understanding of
practical issues into the design process. His extensive experience of
project management is also a valuable asset to JAR Architecture.


Senior Architect


Samantha Roobottom

Office Manager, SRA-regulated solicitor, not practising

After completing her law degree Samantha qualified as a Solicitor in 2013. She left the legal world and joined the practice as Office Manager in 2016. Samantha has a passion for interior design and documents her own home renovation on her Instagram page which currently has over 130k followers.