Paul Archer Design

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Our Practice

Paul Archer Design is an award-winning London-based architectural practice renowned for crafting high-quality projects in the private residential sector. For over 20 years, we have focused on transforming existing houses into beautiful, functional homes for our clients. Whether it be extending, refurbishing, rejuvenating, or a complete remodel, we are passionate about producing high-quality, refined modern design.

With an emphasis on pursuing Modernist aesthetics in each of our projects, we always incorporate a sustainable and environmentally conscious design ethos. Our team proudly shares a wealth of expertise, excelling in our knowledge of design, obtaining planning permissions, and experience in project management. We believe that each project should exemplify the notion of modern living—ensuring that our designs are contemporary, maintainable, and, above all, embody the notion of home.

Leadership

Richard Gill

Director
BA (Hons) DipArch RIBA

Richard graduated from Hull School of Architecture with Distinction and went on to work for award-winning practice Fletcher Priest Architects. He gained a wealth of experience in the commercial sector working on several corporate Headquarters. Richard is adept at problem solving and coupled with a focus on detail, delivers highly regarded contemporary design.

Emil Neumann

Director
Dipl Ing Arch

Emil studied at Braunschweig Technical University, Germany. In London he worked with Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands as part of a multi-disciplinary team specialising in commercial, historic, and residential buildings. Emil strives for design excellence and is highly competent in translating clients’ requirements into striking projects.

Robert Sterry

Director
BSc BArch RIBA

Robert graduated from the Welsh School of Architecture. He worked at heritage specialists Niall Phillips Architects, now Purcell, on several museum and cultural projects. Robert leads technical standards and is enthusiastic about adapting and upgrading existing buildings to meet modern environmental needs, with a particular interest in promoting a sympathetic approach to our historic projects.

The Team

Paul Archer
Claire Calderbank
Yoanne Chan
Lisa Harrison
Ania Horczyk
Sachini Jayasena
Siobhan Maguire
Will Marchant
Paula Martinez
Ruairi McCance
Kamila Oszywa
Isaac Sherriff
Fiona Smallshaw
Maira Tzanidaki

Heritage

The pursuit of innovation in residential design has underpinned the work since the practice was founded in 1999, by director Paul Archer. In 2017, Paul took a step back from running the company, however, continues to be part of the team in an advisory role. The firm continues today under the direction of Partners Richard Gill, Emil Neumann, and Robert Sterry—all of whom have been with the company since 2007.

Together with our talented team of fully qualified architects, we continue to help develop the firm's excellent reputation for producing high quality buildings.

Recognition

Selected Awards

2021 - Built It Awards 2021 - Finalist
2021 - Sunday Times British Homes Awards - Finalist
2021 - Brick Awards 
2021 - NLA Don’t move Improve 2021 - Finalist
2021 - Dezeen
2021 - AJ Small Projects
2020 - NLA Don’t move Improve
2020 - Build It Awards - Shortlist
2020 - AJ Small Projects
2020 - Sunday Times British Homes Awards
2020 - New London Architecture
2020 - Wood Awards
2020 - Galvanised Association (GAGA)
2020 - AJ Specification Award - Shortlist
2020 - Structural Timber Awards - Finalist
2019 - AR House
2019 - AR New into Old
2019 - Brick Awards
2019 - New London Architecture
2019 - Sunday Times British Homes Awards - Shortlist
2019 - Galvanised Association (GAGA) - Shortlisted
2019 - AJ Architecture Awards - Shortlist
2019 - AJ Architecture Awards - Shortlist
2019 - NLA Don’t move Improve - Featured
2019 - Schueco Awards
2018 - George Clarke Medal - Shortlist
2018 - AJ Retrofit Awards - Shortlist
2018 - RIBA Awards
2018 - New London Awards
2018 - Wood Awards

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