About Us


ARKHI is an architect-led design and build company. We're master-builders in the oldest sense of the word - architects who are skilled in design and construction, from ideas to the finished build.

ARKHI comprises of two core businesses:

ARKHI Architects Ltd, and...

ARKHI Builders Ltd.


Building with us is hassle free, whether you need residential, professional or pure design and build services. We understand that if construction is not your day job, embarking on a building project can be a bit overwhelming. It's our job to take the process and simplify it. Instead of having to manage designers and building contractors, our clients have just one point of contact: their very own ARKHI project manager, and because we have an in-house construction company we can manage every element of your project to perfection, on time and on budget. 


There's nothing we like better than handing over the keys to a happy client. Not even chocolate! 

Our Accreditation


ARKHI Architects Ltd is a Fully Chartered Practice with the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), to become a Chartered Practice, architect practices need to comply with strict criteria in an accreditation scheme that gives you, the client, a mark of quality.

By choosing a RIBA Chartered Practice you can expect a certain level of excellence in design and service which is instilled into the way ARKHI operates as a company.


Additionally we require each Architect within the company to be a Chartered Member of the RIBA, as this we feel for our clients gives them peace of mind that they are being looked after by a professional.


RIBA Practice No. 20005810

Why use an Architect? Click here to find out.

Our Team


ARKHI is a full multidisciplinary practice meaning we offer every service you as a client would ever need to complete a design or construction project. We have in-house Architects, Quantity Surveyors, Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Electrical Engineers and Project Managers to help you.

As we have our own in-house construction we are able to offer a complete turnkey solution for our clients. There is no need for you to worry about employing anyone just tell us about your project and leave us to do the rest.

Click here to meet the team.

Our Foundations

ARKHI was founded by architect Matthew Lewis. He trained at Liverpool University and has experience delivering projects as diverse as residential, hospitals, mental health units, industrial and ecclesiastical schemes - from design to completion.


Matthew set up ARKHI to make the design and build process more simple for all involved. And that's what we do, we make it simple. The client only ever has just one point of contact at ARKHI, we take care of the rest.



All architects who work within ARKHIbuild are required to be fully registered with The Architects Registration Board (ARB). Under Section 20 of the Architects Act 1997 the title "architect" is protected by Law. It can only be used in business or practice by people who have had the education, training and experience needed to become an architect and who are registered with the ARB.

When ARKHI uses the title "architect", it means that you, the client can be sure that you are dealing with a genuine and qualified professional for the job.


The Architects Registration Board (ARB)

Hand Picked 

Here at ARKHI we believe each and every project is different and has its own unique special requirements and therefore we have an array of talented people we regularly work with. No job is too big, too small or too specialised for us – we hand pick the perfect team to fit each and every brief given to us.

Each of them is an expert in their own field, imaginative and great fun to work with. Which means that whatever your requirements, you know you’ll be working with the best people possible to bring your ideas to life. 

Our Name

You may be wondering where the name ARKHI came from and especially the spelling of it. 

Well, it originates from the Greek arkhitekton which when broken down and translated to English creates


arkhi meaning chief + tekton meaning builder 

and so ARKHI was born. We take great pride in our brand down to every last detail.

Federation of Master Builders

ARKHI Builders Ltd are accredited members of the Federation of Master Builders - the UK’s largest trade association in the construction industry. 


This means we are independently inspected and vetted. 


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We are social

We do not believe in just work, work, work so we like to make sure we’re active in the social world but being creative we have to do things a little different.


Matthew our director co-founded the social networking group Liv:Creative which was formally the Liverpool Young Practitioners in Architecture (LYPA) in 2007. 


Liv:Creative stage regular events, connecting with local organisations, professional bodies and educational institutions, providing a relaxed and informal atmosphere in which to develop a highly interactive Social Network of creative people. 


Matthew also tutors at Liverpool University, the RIBA North West Part 3 Course and undertakes workshops with PlacEd.