The majority of our projects come through either recommendation or repeat commissions. We have included a number of client references to highlight those concerns common to many clients and how we as a practice have dealt with them. The references also reflect the scale of project from Private Residential to School Buildings.
Each client will have a different experience of working with an architect and their own role will vary from being a home owner to part of a management team. We are experienced in all these instances and put much effort into explaining the stages and various options that face a Client. We draw on our experience of similar situations to add clarity and always take time to listen.
I decided to use Shape Architecture after we were awarded a grant from Sure Start funding from Kent County Council to build a new Pre-School and Kindergarten. A building which had to meet the Early Years Foundation stage specifications and be environmentally sound. Jason’s professional attitude was impressive immediately. The design is above all expectations. He has been reliable and supportive throughout the project and I would wholly recommend him to design and create an amazing structure for what ever purpose you have in mind.— Elizabeth Whewell, Project Manager, Anthony Roper Pre-School
As a small property development concern we have experience in dealings with architectural practices, but when seeking a project in a geographical area not known to us we were introduced to Shape Architecture and its director Jason Wren by a mutually very satisfied client. The reasons for this became immediately apparent. Shape Architecture has shown itself to be a thoroughly professional and friendly practice that is well structured, and has become an invaluable business partner of ours with multi disciplined services at clearly laid out and competitive prices. We have successfully completed and sold our first project with them, with many more to come!— Marcus Whittington, Director, Gravitas Developments
What could have been a difficult and stressful process has been made very simple and enjoyable by Shape Architecture, with the added bonus of being at a great price. I would recommend Shape Architecture to any one of my friends; they could not have been more helpful.— Miss K Collins, Client
Shape Architecture opened our eyes to a number of new ideas, beyond (but importantly including) our original brief, which we are very pleased and excited about. Introducing contemporary elements into a Grade II listed building isn’t always easy, but the listed building consent was granted without a hitch and we already have a start date in the diary. We can highly recommend Shape Architecture – even though ours was probably one of the smaller projects in their portfolio, it was treated with the same respect and professionalism as larger contracts, which wasn’t the case with other architects we approached.— Louisa and Steve Yeoman, Client
We have enjoyed working with Shape Architecture; they have provided us with thoughtful and practical advice through the design and planning process, guiding us expertly through the technical minefields of planning and building regulations. Shape Architecture have been responsive, available when required and worked well with other advisors.— Mr Phelps, Client
I found Shape Architecture to be extremely helpful and easy to work with. They gave us interesting and inspiring ideas for our house.— Caroline Firth, Client
Shape Architecture have been involved in our residential basement conversion project from inception right through to the final stages. We have been very impressed by their continual professionalism and dedication to the project. They have been supportive to us, as clients, throughout the project and have always been responsive to what was needed at the different stages. The level of service received has been very personal and we have felt that we were a priority throughout. We would thoroughly recommend Shape Architecture to others.— Mrs Emma Vassallo & Mr Hans Enssle, Clients
Shape Architecture have successfully met the criteria laid down in a number of ways including the creation of an interior that works around the principles of transparency, openness and light. Their attention to detail was exemplary.— Paul Gillies, Client
We have found Shape Architecture to offer a very professional service. Attention to detail, creative ideas and solutions along with a prompt personal service are strong ideals that this company has in place. These are carried through to completion of a project which provides client satisfaction.
As a Lighting Designer I have worked with the team at Shape Architecture on a number of interesting projects. Always efficient, approachable and reliable, I have thoroughly enjoyed each experience and would highly recommend their expertise.
Shape Architecture have been designing a residential project for us in London. They have proved to be highly creative and efficient in their work, with an approach which always takes into account the wishes and budget of the client.
As someone with very little experience in managing building projects, I was given the task of redeveloping one of our Church Halls into a vibrant centre for the Community. Jason was recommended to me by colleague and he has been a continual source of guidance and inspiration throughout, taking the time to understand our requirements, resulting in a concept and innovative design that has captured the imagination of the members.
As a Main Contractor company (SPACES), we have worked with Shape Architecture in delivering a number of successful full house refurbishments (including the construction of new basements) in Fulham and Chelsea. We find them friendly, professional, knowledgeable and an architectural practice with a high attention to detail. We would recommend them as Architect to our Clients for their residential projects and hope to continue working with them going forward.