Braithwaite & Jackman Chartered Archtitects


The practice was established in Leeds in 1880 by Walter S Braithwaite, a well respected Architect best known for his achievements as Architect to the Leeds Schools Board, and the crematorium at Lawnswood. Walter’s son James Braithwaite trained as an Architect and joined him in practice for a short time but was killed in action in 1916 on the battlefields of northern France.

The practice became Braithwaite and Jackman after the First World War when Harry Jackman (Paula’s grandfather) joined the firm and the firm quickly grew under his direction. The family business continued to a second generation when Harry Brian Jackman joined his father and Herbert Waddington in the early 1950s. Louis Tinker subsequently also became a Partner. The practice saw steady expansion from the 1960s onwards with major clients including Yorkshire Bank, Bhs, Leeds United, Sulzers and De Puy.

Brian’s daughter Paula Jackman set up in practice in Cambridge with Colin Straw in 1989 and in 1992 the two practice’s merged. Paula and Colin relocated to Leeds and take Braithwaite and Jackman into the third generation of the family.


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Braithwaite & Jackman Chartered Architects,
31 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds,
West Yorkshire LS7 3PD
Telephone: 0113 239 2039

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