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I’ve previously been Design For Me's #DesignerOfTheWeek, and more recently I won the RIBA Rising Stars 2019 awards, and you can read more about my approach to your project below.

I specialise in new-build houses and extensions that make the most of space, time and money, in order to create generous homes that are a pleasure to inhabit. My approach explores re-using architectural styles from the local area in a contemporary manner, and exploring materials that are unusual and individual, yet perfectly suited for each project. These approaches help me to look at each house in its own bespoke way, and celebrate the narrative, colour, and personality of your day-to-day home.

By carrying out careful studies of the area, and then producing design options and iterations, our practice comes up with new ways to solve problems. Through careful consultation and updates, we ensure that the designs are perfectly suited to the way you want to live. Our tailored approach carries right the way through the project, ensuring that you have completed project of the highest quality.

Our projects have been published in Dezeen, Architects Journal, the Metro, the Evening Standard, and the Guardian. We have won the New London Architecture Don't Move Improve! award for "Best Use of Materials" and we were finalists in the Architects' Journal Small Projects Award with a new-build 3-bed 3-bath house in London for under £250,000.

We have experience of working in Reading, Bedford, Cumberland, Croydon, Barnet, Bromley, Ealing, Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington, Oxford, Redbridge, Southwark, Wandsworth, Lambeth, Newham, Waltham Forest, Hackney, Haringey, and Islington.

Expertise

Loft conversions, Kitchens, Sustainable design, Joinery design, Extensions, Planning applications, Re-planning / Internal alterations, New builds, Accessible design

★★★★★

We were very impressed by our consultation with Hugh. He showed great attention to detail – wanting to see everything – and seemed to really understand the essence of the building. It seemed obvious that Hugh would do a great job for us and we are very pleased with our choice.

★★★★★

[Hugh’s practice] have been brilliant. We had a very specific, slightly avant-garde brief that they worked with to come up with some stunning ideas for our build.
The attention to detail in every drawing is sublime and the presentation of design concepts make it very easy to picture in the mind’s eye how the end product will feel.
The planning application they put together was outstanding. It was very comprehensive and given the ‘different’ aesthetic of the proposed building, answered all the questions the planners were likely to ask before they got a chance to ask them.
I can thoroughly recommend them.

★★★★★

Great first meeting. Hugh and Catrina were great listeners, thoughtful and engaged with what we want to do. Highly recommended.

Update following project completion: Hugh and his team were really amazing to work with. They really understood what we were trying to do (even when we didn’t!), and came to each meeting with a tonne of creative and innovative ideas for the structure, materials, and the overall feel of the project. They were extremely responsive throughout, offering clear and sensible advice for each step of the process.

My wife and I were totally newbies to the whole enterprise of designing and building something like this, but Hugh remained entirely unflappable, patient, and good-humoured. He and his team were an utter joy to work with, and the end results are just fantastic. Couldn’t be happier.

The greatest joy of this renovation is that the architects have made the alterations so personal to us, with several pockets of space created to fit around how we live.
Rachel and Chris, Ealing
One-off houses are a rare breed in London but there are still some fine examples. This new addition to a terrace in Plaistow by Office S&M is a modest but clever design.
Marcus Field, writing in the Evening Standard
I am utterly gobsmacked by the work you have put in. Thank you.
Charlotte and Asif, Barnet

Architect

Level of experience

5+ years experience

Registered architect

Yes

Location

Hackney, London

Distance preference

I don't mind

Company type:

Practice

Preferred project Budget

£50,000 - £500,000+