Welcome to Mottram Architecture

Changing lives by creating beautiful, durable and efficient homes that have a positive impact on the well being of the occupants. 

Our goal is to provide energy efficient, super insulated, and zero energy ready homes to the market in a soulful and creative way. Your home should should have a positive impact on your physical, mental and social well being.  

Feasibility Studies

Not quite ready to jump into a design project but need help and guidance to get started?


Energy Efficient Residential Design & Renovation Services

Energy Consulting

Energy Evaluations, HERS Ratings, Energy Efficient Mortgage Ratings, Energy Star Homes

Why You Should Hire An Architect

Rarely do people realize how complicated and time consuming a building project can be until it’s too late and nothing has gone right.  By hiring an Architect, you will benefit from the expertise of someone trained to get the most out of your space and your budget. Hiring an Architect is not without cost, but they are paid to make your vision a reality, often times saving you money, and creating spaces that are even more inspiring then you could imagine.

Architecture is a licensed profession.  Architects spend years acquiring the education and training necessary to help you make the best decisions during the design and construction process.  It goes beyond functionality because they think holistically about creating a home or a space that enriches the client’s desired lifestyle. By hiring an Architect you can save a lot of hassle on your project, make life easier, and end up with a result that meets your needs and your budget. Architects are trained to solve problems in creative ways and can make square footage work in ways you would never have considered. The placement of a door, window or walls can alter, change, enhance, or ruin your room design. A professional architect will know how to make all these things work together to achieve the desired outcome. They also understand the importance of elements such as natural light.

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Mottram Architecture is the reason our remodel is so functional till this day. Emily took the time to listen to our ideas, asked numerous questions, and really got a feel for what we wanted out of the project. She then walked us through several different design possibilities which incorporated new ideas for our old farm house. The functional use of space and getting what you want out of a project even when you might not know exactly what you want is the reason we would use Mottram Architecture again and recommend using them for a remodel or a new build.

The Gould's

I met with Emily, of Mottram Architecture, through the recommendation of a high quality builder, as well as a business referral and I was immediately impressed with her sincere desire to get involved and jump right in to my project. We had a rough drawing and an exact house plan drawn out on 1” x 1” grid paper of our vision for our ‘Barn’ home. Emily took our dream and turned into a reality. She offered energy efficient suggestions and ways to help streamline our tight budget, and we had our first set of plans within a week. I can’t speak highly enough of her professionalism and feel that my husband & I have made a life-long friend. She has visited the build often and invested herself in us to the degree that we consider her our ‘go-to’ person with any type of question. She has gone above & beyond simply drawing up a set of plans and easily was worth 3 times what she charges. This is our third building project (1st with Emily) and she has made it effortless. From expanding our living room 4 feet into the garage; to curving the stairs; to adding a 24’ x 14’ covered porch; to adding a 10’ x 6’ horizontal window – she has been willing to work with us to make it happen and we have been delighted. I would willingly recommend Mottram Architecture and gladly use her for our next building project.

The Burrell's