about us

the practice

Atelier; helenbrooks is an RIBA chartered practice, established in the spring of 2019, as we are passionate about designing spaces for YOU, our potential clients and we want to help to Bring YOUR Vision to Life, through our architectural creativity and practical knowledge.

We have a personal ethos to every commission we undertake. We consider a project successful if You, our client are happy and feel that we created an architectural solution that meets Your need.

Helen and our collaborative team are friendly and can assist you through the process from inception through to completing on site. Helen thrives on the challenge of a complex site or involved brief, but is equally comfortable resolving designs on existing buildings. The practice is based in Newlyn, Cornwall, but we don’t believe creativity is restricted to an office, especially when we live in such inspiring surroundings. We are happy to work with clients throughout Cornwall, Devon and further afield, depending on the nature of the commission. 

To find out more about the services we provide and how we could help you visit;

the team

principal architect

Helen is a Chartered Architect with over 20 years experience working in professional practice.

She read architecture at Leeds, gaining an BA (hons) degree in 2000, after 2 years working in architectural practices in the midlands she returned to Leeds to complete her Post Graduate Diploma in Architecture, before completing her RIBA part 3 qualification and becoming chartered in 2006.

Helen joined a multi-disciplinary team of Architects and other construction professionals at a Lincoln Practice, before moving with her family to Cornwall. Prior to setting up Atelier, Helen worked at RLT (Rodda, Lloyd, Travers) Architects in Penzance, becoming Design Director in 2009.  

During her 12 years at RLT she played a pivotal role in the practice being responsible for designing, obtaining planning and running on site a variety of projects.

Her architectural background is diverse and includes designing multi-million £ primary schools, commercial buildings and small family home projects. 

She lives in Newlyn, where she very much enjoys being part of the community. Currently Helen is involved with helping to set up the PZ Neighbourhood Plan.

Creativity and family are important to Helen and these are intertwined into the way she designs.  Apart from a passion for architecture, Helen can often be found painting, drawing or enjoying the outdoors.

our collaborators;

We have a strong collaborative ethos and appreciate the skills other professionals can bring to the design team, to the benefit our clients. Working in Cornwall for over a decade we have a team of professionals who we work well with and can call upon to create a solution that’s right for You. Whether that’s working with a graphics company, to create a new business space, creating interiors or a landscape led new building. We know someone to help us bring Your vision to life;

Chartered Surveyors, Construction Technicians, Landscape Architects, Structural Engineers, Interior Designers, M&E Consultants, Highway Consultants, Ecologists, Drainage Engineers, Heritage Consultants, Graphic Designers……..  

Working with a variety of different size contractors and builders we can compile a list most of the most suitable for your projects requirements.


our blog;

Our collaboration can even work directly with everyone through out blog.