406 Architects and Building Designers in Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK

It is often said when you're building a house, you’re building a dream. An architect or master of building design can make your dream house a reality. Architects can help you design and redesign spaces of your home or focus on helping you build your own house from the ground up. Architectural firms have extensive knowledge of architectural design and building materials, and a strong appreciation of ergonomics – warmth, light, and flow within a property. As you search through architects and building designers in Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK, keep in mind the following tips to help you choose the perfect one: More
dwell design was set up in 2009 with its approach set out to bring sustainable, passionate, well-executed and... Read More
Architect & Building Designer in Fareham, Hampshire, UK
  • +44 1329 717515
  • Fareham PO16 7UY, Hampshire
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RIBA Award-Winning Architectural Practice Designing Homes & Extensions
In order to exceed the aspirations and expectations of our clients, we strive for a close personal involvement in...
  • +44 1243 323009
Initially set up in 2006 as Studio Lundi by Olaf Olafsson and Julia Bradburn, our aim continues to provide... Read More
Architect & Building Designer in Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK
  • +44 23 9225 7711
  • Portsmouth PO7 7SF, Hampshire
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Residential Architecture Professionals: Surrey | Hampshire | Berkshire
We use our knowledge and experience to provide a truly bespoke service to all of our clients and create...
  • +44 1256 702811
fiftypointeight is an RIBA chartered architectural and interiors practice specialising in residential new-build... Read More
Architect & Building Designer in Chichester, West Sussex, UK
  • +44 1243 323009
  • Chichester PO19 1JE, West Sussex
Specialising in New Builds & Extensions
Experienced Architects Specialising in Extensions | Hampshire & LDN
We offer a complete service to our property clients from inception of a building project through to construction...
  • +44 20 7495 6636
OB Architecture is an award winning RIBA Chartered Architecture studio specialising in the design and... Read More
Architect & Building Designer in Winchester, Hampshire, UK
  • +44 1962 865344
  • Winchester SO23 9ES, Hampshire
Wiltshire based, Family-Run Architects Specialising in Luxury Homes
As an award-winning, family-run practice of architects with extensive experience designing high end homes, we...
  • +44 1672 569444
Architecture | Interior Design | Project Management Based near Chichester in West Sussex, Randell Design Group... Read More
Architect & Building Designer in Chichester, West Sussex, UK
  • +44 1243 214204
  • Chichester PO20 7FD, West Sussex
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West Hampshire | Green Architecture | Meticulous Design Quality
Sustainable, passionate, well-executed and meticulous design, we have maintained our stance of straightforward...
  • +44 1329 717515
AR Design Studio is an RIBA chartered, award-winning architectural practice based in Winchester, Hampshire,... Read More
Architect & Building Designer in Winchester, Hampshire, UK
  • +44 1962 864545
  • Winchester SO23 9HB, Hampshire
PAD studio are a small team of enthusiastic architects and designers who are passionate about design and the... Read More
Architect & Building Designer in Lymington, Hampshire, UK
  • +44 1590 670780
  • Lymington SO41 9AP, Hampshire
Johnny Grey Studios design and architect kitchens, interiors and outdoor rooms undertaking around 15 projects a... Read More
Architect & Building Designer in Petersfield, Hampshire, UK
  • +44 1730 821424
  • Petersfield GU31 5DH, Hampshire
With over 30 years of experience we offer many aspects of a consultancy service From 'Concept Design', to... Read More
Architect & Building Designer in Liss, Hampshire, UK
  • +44 7866 727996
  • Liss GU33 6JQ, Hampshire
foundations architects & designers is a Farnham based practice specialising in residential projects, offering a... Read More
Architect & Building Designer in Farnham, Surrey, UK
  • +44 1252 720838
  • Farnham GU97EB, Surrey
We are a complementary team of RIBA Chartered architects with a combined experience of 32 years. We are... Read More
Architect & Building Designer in Haslemere, Surrey, UK
  • +44 1428 652018
  • Haslemere GU27 3EL, Surrey
Forest Architecture's portfolio is underpinned by a contemporary and pragmatic approach to design. Based in... Read More
Architect & Building Designer in Lymington, Hampshire, UK
  • +44 1590 688524
  • Lymington SO41 8BD, Hampshire
Joy Architects is a fresh south East based architectural practice established by Julian Joy in 2018. Julian is a... Read More
Architect & Building Designer in Chichester, West Sussex, UK
  • +44 7789 170015
  • Chichester PO19 1DW, West Sussex
We are architects and interior designers based in Guildford, Surrey, specialising in individual homes for those... Read More
Architect & Building Designer in Guildford, Surrey, UK
  • +44 1483 331945
  • Guildford GU5 9QA, Surrey
Chartered architectural services by GBS Designs. Established in 1999 and provides specialist domestic... Read More
Architect & Building Designer in Waterlooville, Hampshire, UK
  • +44 23 9225 8315
  • Waterlooville PO7 5RW, Hampshire
Featured Reviews for Architects & Building Designers in Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK
dwell design
Architects & Building Designers in Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK
"dwell design began working for us on the extension and refurbishment of our new home after the plan drawing company we had initially been recommended totally let us down. By comparison Anthony and the team were thorough, interested, passionate and knowledgeable with much appreciated attention to detail. I felt that Anthony took the time to understand what it was that we were looking for in our home and tailored the plans to suit what we really needed, coming up with a design that worked for us. The final result is all we had hoped for and more and would not have happened without all the hard work from the dwell team. They have all been a pleasure to work with."
- David Frank
Martin Ralph Architects
Architects & Building Designers in Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK
"From beginning to end of our project Martin Ralph Architects were professional, considerate and creative. Their team were always available for advice or comment and we are 100% pleased with the final design. The finished product is a home we are proud of and which uniquely blends with the mature conservation area it sits within, yet, incorporates contemporary features that are both subtle and stunning. Visitors and public repeatedly comment on its appeal and transformation. The overall project was a product of diverse input but conceptually our architect Olaf Olafsson was the major influence and the result is testament to his ability. We never plan to move again."
- brucibaby
fiftypointeight Architecture + Interiors
Architects & Building Designers in Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK
"Angus helped us develop plans to convert our attic in our 1930's house into two additional bedrooms and a bathroom, in addition to redesigning the first floor layout. Through thoughtful design and a good understanding of our requirements he developed a number of options for us. Through close communication and a practical design application the end result is a 1930's house with fresh and modern feel to the first and second floors. I would thoroughly recommend Angus & Fiftypointeight Architecture and indeed hope to be able to use him again soon, when we tackle to the kitchen..."
- rachelorr
OB Architecture
Architects & Building Designers in Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK
"I have instructed OB Architecture on three major projects and can thoroughly recommend them for their design skills and client interface. One was a luxury 5,000 sf house in Henley on Thames whose design has exceed all expectations. The second a block of 9 apartments and ground floor commercial in London SE1 and the third a 9 acre site in West Berkshire upon which I hope to secure permission for a country house. The latter is ongoing The house and London project were completed satisfactorily in no small measure to Olly Bray and colleagues' skill and dedication. The practice which is young, brings a fresh and new outlook. All great stuff"
- Trevor Jenkin
Randell Design Group
Architects & Building Designers in Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK
"We hired Randell Design Group to design and produce all the working drawings for a new house in 2013. The designs they came up with were creative and exciting and work was all completed to a very high standard. We are delighted with the finished product and would have no hesitation in recommending Simon and his team to future clients."
- nickdc
AR Design Studio Ltd
Architects & Building Designers in Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK
"Imaginative & forward thinking. Work well to satisfy clients' requirements without compromising on architectural detail. Always willing to explain and educate their clients, including them in the process. Invaluable for completion of our project. Generous with their time and advice. Would like to work with them again and recommend most highly."
- Alex Nicholls
PAD studio
Architects & Building Designers in Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK
"We attended a New Forest National Park Green Open Day showcasing sustainable buildings across the New Forest. We fell in love with two of the buildings and the architect of both buildings was PAD Studio. We have lived at Daisybank Cottage for 20 years and were passionate about renovating our Gardener’s Cottage which had coexisted with the main house since 1901. PAD helped us to stay true to the original structure, both in shape, form and materials. They sourced marley cladding similar to the original corrugated structure and ipe cladding similar to our forest surroundings. They opened our minds to new ideas and techniques whilst keeping us true to the original Arts & Crafts form of the original building. PAD guided us in the planning process, helped us with major decisions, externally and internally and travelled the journey with us, every step of the way. They have provided us with a gem, a small piece of paradise in the New Forest. Thank you. Cheryl & Ciaran Maher, Brockenhurst, The New Forest"
- cherylmaher
Johnny Grey Studios.
Architects & Building Designers in Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK
"In designing our new kitchen there were two major hurdles – a narrow L shaped room opening into an about to be built orangery; and a husband who wanted high gloss white and handless units. We invested considerable hours in kitchen design shops but felt that what we were getting would look like a laboratory or a dental practitioner. We decided that the designs were too linear and we needed some curves and a friend recommended Johnny Grey. We met with Johnny Grey and suddenly we could see some light at the end of the kitchen design tunnel. He listened to our needs and wishes and produced a set of designs which unquestionably surpassed anything else we had previously come up with or had envisaged. He recommended a series of zones for our kitchen – reception/home office ; high tech prep area; cooking /informal dining. He combined different English woods with concrete; marble with corian and stainless steel ; and they work superbly together . We love our new kitchen / informal dining area and it continues to bring us pleasure after 18 months. It unquestionably has the WOW factor and is admired by all our friends. It also has fantastic storage capacity and all the modern gadgets. We were very involved at all stages and it was a pleasure to work with Johnny and his team. We visited the company making the units and were very impressed with the standard of craftsmanship. All of his team are first class artisans"
- vivien61
Hampshire Design Consultancy Ltd.
Architects & Building Designers in Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK
"We have always received a brilliant, professional and timely service from this team. We are a property promoting company and the layouts provided for small or large scale developments are always, thoughtful and respectful of the planning requirements which of course differ from planning authority to planning authority. We have no doubt in our minds that users of their design services, will like us continue to come back time and time again"
- vortal
foundations architects
Architects & Building Designers in Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK
"Foundations Architects were highly professional, good value and diligent and supportive throughout the project. From the inception of the idea through tendering for building contractors and overseeing the work, we were very happy with the service. We would recommend."
- Nicholas Hughes
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How do I find the best Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK architect for my home design or renovation project?


When building or renovating your home, you don't simply hire an architect or building designer — you build a relationship with them. Be sure you chose a home architect who will be involved in all phases of the design process, from the initial concept to the completed construction. Architecture is an incredibly technical profession and one where getting things wrong can literally put lives at risk, so ensure you hire a professional with a valid license or an architectural firm to maintain high quality and standards. Your next consideration will be architectural style. Some residential architects specialise in designing traditional homes or farmhouses, others in designing modern replicas of traditional homes. While a few have a knack for imagining bolder, more futuristic architectural design in Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK that incorporates the latest technology.

Once you have frozen on the architect or building designer, chat through your goals, projected budget, scope of work, schedule and any other specific requirements you might have. Ask them to walk you through the process, including the number of architectural design consultations, site visits and what they will be delivering and when, e.g. feasibility study, a technical drawing, tender package and/or planning application drawings. Also, get a sense of whether they are a good listener, collaborator, and problem solver. Finally, be sure to find out what the architect needs from you,deeds, rights of way, deposit, staged payments and so on.

How much does hiring an architect in Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK cost?


Home construction and renovation often have a preset budget and hence it is important to understand how much architects charge. While there is no set payment structure, independent architects may charge differently from architectural firms. Architects sometimes choose to calculate their fees on the basis of a per square foot rate. In rare cases, especially with smaller projects, Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK architects may choose to ask their clients for a fixed fee. Make sure the total figure and payment schedule is agreed as part of your contract, particularly if you are trying to accurately estimate the cost of building a house.


Questions to ask prospective Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK architects:


  • What types of renderings (3D, video, illustrative) will you produce?
  • Who will be working on my project? (This is very important if you hire an architectural firm)
  • What is your fee structure?
  • What does the cost include?
  • Can you handle my special requests?
  • What is your experience with similar projects/ architectural design and style?
  • When do you expect to start and be finished with the project?
  • What do your services include? (It's best that the services are until construction is completed.)
  • What happens when the cost exceeds the budget?
  • Can you provide me with references?
  • Would you say your work has a defining style? (This is important in case the architect's personal style will interfere with your vision.)
  • Will you help with hiring a general contractor and other subcontractors?
  • What do you estimate the cost will be?
  • Are there any complications you foresee with this project?
  • What will I need to provide?

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