INKSPACE is an RIBA Chartered Architects and Interior Design studio
We specialise in residential new build properties, extensions, barn conversions, listed buildings and have extensive experience building within Conservation Areas and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
With over 10 years’ experience working across the residential and commercial sectors, INKSPACE was founded by Lauren Kibble and Sue Hancock. The team at INKSPACE are passionate about designing beautiful and innovative buildings that have a seamless relationship between architecture and interior design.
At INKSPACE we pride ourselves on delivering a service that is friendly, knowledgeable and collaborative. We believe that no matter how large or small the project, great design should be accessible to everyone and make a positive difference to the way we live.
As a Chartered Architects Practice, we provide services across Dorset, Wiltshire, Hampshire, Bournemouth and Poole, the New Forest National Park and further afield to Devon and Cornwall.
BSc(Hons) BArch PgDip ARB RIBA
Lauren Kibble graduated from the Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University and later studied at the School of the Built Environment, University of Westminster. Lauren soon established herself working as a Chartered Architect specialising in educational building design, before working on residential developments in London. In recent years, Lauren has developed a wealth of knowledge in the private residential sector, and has designed and delivered numerous bespoke properties across the South Coast of England and the New Forest National Park.
Lauren has a flare and passion for her work, placing the client’s needs and dreams at the forefront of the design process where she has become known for her creative, and empathetic building solutions. She believes that the most successful projects are those where careful and detailed development of the brief enables a simple, yet effective design concept to be realised throughout the design and construction process.
When not in the studio or out on site, Lauren can be found running along the coast path, swimming in the sea or drinking white wine at the beach hut! Lauren also has a love for ceramics and enjoys collecting bespoke pieces of art.
BA(Hons) March PgCert ARB RIBA
Having graduated from the Portsmouth University School of Architecture, Sue began her career specialising in the educational and commercial sector. She became a Chartered Architect following further study at the London Metropolitan University, Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design and moved to broaden her knowledge and passion for bespoke residential architecture.
Sue has a particular eye for detailing and through her extensive experience, has been instrumental in the delivery of many high-end residential projects within some of London’s most prestigious postcodes. More recently, she has worked extensively across the South Coast and has focused specifically on the New Forest National Park to broaden her knowledge of designing within a Conservation Area.
Sue believes that great architecture stems from a clear understanding of the client’s aspirations, alongside detailed research and the continued development of a creative idea. Her enthusiasm for design has lead to numerous successful projects which have put the client’s needs at the forefront of the process.
Sue spends her spare time demolishing walls in her own house and is always looking out for her next project – much to the concern of her husband. The third member of Sue’s family is Marley, who has also been adopted as the studio’s Archi-sheepdog!
Sara Niven, our Marketing Administrator comes from a Journalistic background. She spent a decade working on Consumer Titles in London before moving back to Dorset to freelance. Sara has overseen the Interiors pages for a range of publications.
Outside work Sara enjoys Thai food, walking in green spaces and planning her dream holiday to New Zealand.
Studio Administrator Emma Norman achieved her Art & Textiles Design BA Hons at the London Institute. She initially worked in the Fashion Industry, before turning her focus to Interior Design. Emma’s passion for interiors has inspired her to create a multitude of soft furnishings and refurbish several properties.
In her spare time, Emma loves a beach lifestyle and travelling in her VW Camper Van, which she designed and installed the interior for. She’s also a fan of live music, festivals and Tapas.
Architectural Assistant Joe Hepworth gained his BSC Hons in Product Design at Bournemouth University, and went on to work as a Senior Designer. He developed a keen interest in Architectural Design and joined INKSPACE to pursue this.
In his spare time, when not refurbishing his house, Joe enjoys spending time by the sea; swimming, surfing and camping.