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YARN is a design-led architecture practice, based in Derbyshire. Our name reflects our methodology; intertwining threads of thought, inspiration, knowledge and detail, weaving them into our design to help create outstanding architecture which tells a story

At YARN we have a passion for delivering good architecture, with an enthusiasm for learning about our clients needs to offer a bespoke design response in a meticulous and thoughtful way.

Since opening our Architectural Design Studio, we’ve had one goal in mind:

to create high-quality, well crafted buildings that are elegant, simple and cost-effective with an emphasis on sustainability.

People and stories are at the heart of what we do and the main priority at YARN is  understanding the specific needs of each client to develop connections between users and space to maximise potential. This customer-driven approach and our design expertise is part of our success.

Steve Marriott, Owner of YARN Architecture + Design

Steve Marriott


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YARN was established by Steve Marriott following nearly 15 years of working for architects around Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, at Senior and Director level.

Having worked in both public and private sectors, on a vast array of interesting and complex schemes, Steve has a developed a keen eye for detail and has a passion for great design; understanding the best way to approach any new project, pulling together designs in a thoughtful and creative manner and ensuring full collaboration between clients, statutory bodies, building consultants and contractors, to help really bring a project to life.

​Outside of the practice, Steve is a keen adventurist and enjoys mountain sports, spending time in the Peak District and relaxing with his family and friends.

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