I offer a range of architectural design and supervision services across all stages of a construction project, ranging from initial project feasibility through to the administration and management of construction works. I specialise in domestic architecture, including:


Project stages

Most architectural projects can be divided into a number of key stages, from initial design ideas through the actual construction. Our services are based around the RIBA Plan of Work 2020 ©, outlined as:


0. Strategic definition

The best means of achieving the Client Requirements confirmed

1. Preparation & briefing

Project Brief approved by the client and confirmed that it can be accommodated on the site

2. Concept design

Architectural Concept approved by the client and aligned to the Project Brief

3. Spatial coordination

Architectural and engineering information Spatially Coordinated

4. Technical design

All design information required to manufacture and construct the project completed

5. Manufacturing & construction

Manufacturing, construction and Commissioning completed

6. Handover

Building handed over, Aftercare initiated and Building Contract concluded

7. Use

Building used, operated and maintained efficiently

Typically I would provide a full service on a project, from strategic brief through to handover of the building to the client. However, the scope of services to be provided can be tailored to specific project requirements. For instance, a client may wish to develop a scheme design to obtain planning consent only - in which case our services can be engaged for this task only.


Following initial enquiry and discussion as to the clients' aims and ambitions for a project, professional appointment is confirmed in writing prior to any architectural work commencing. This documentation includes, amongst other things, clear descriptions as to the scope of services to be provided, agreed professional fee and processes for resolution of any disputes which may arise. A project programme will be developed early on, identifying key work stages and milestones.


Fees are typically agreed as either:

The arrangements for the fee, including payment terms and scheduling, will be agreed in writing before work commences on a project. Fees vary depending on project size, complexity and the scope of services to be provided.


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