It has been an absolute pleasure working with Shape Architecture on our projects. Robin especially has been patient and has contributed greatly to our design ideas which has been extremely helpful. The turnaround on updating drawings has also been fantastic as it has helped us keep our projects moving forward.We will continue to use the team at Shape Architecture
Brilliant. Shape negotiated with the Brighton planning dept and secured retrospective planning permission for us on a listed building. Highly recommended.
Mr J Tomlinson
Simply blown away by our planning permission being granted for a roof terrace. Especially since we were told by residents on our street that it was impossible to achieve this. Thank you to the stellar team for such a smooth and efficient process. We cannot wait for the next phases now.
Mrs S Ahmad
I have been super impressed with every aspect of the service from Shape.
I had quite a complex project where I was planning to turn my flat into a Duplex. My property is part of a large Victorian building, and my intention was to connect the flat to the basement below, digging into the floor to raise the ceiling height and creating a new bedroom and bathroom. The works required underpinning and legal agreement from all parties within my building, alongside this I also needed consent from the council as I lived in a Conservation Area.
The team at Shape led the way for me to secure all of the above, with little if no effort from myself. They were at hand at every stage of the project providing a friendly, professional service where nothing seeing too much trouble.
Having never done a project of this size I was constantly on the phone or emailing Shape but this was not a problem at all , the team made me feel at ease and explained everything clearly for me to understand and made me feel 100% comfortable with what was happening.
I cannot personally recommend the team at Shape more highly and I have been so pleased with every aspect of their service – a telling sign (for me) was all the people around the project from the party wall surveyor to the building team etc, etc did not have anything but praise for Shape as well.
Mr D Connolly
Jason and the team helped us design our dream home in London and where always at hand to help and hear our ideas to get the outcome we desired. We appreciated how willing they were to adapt and the good contacts they had with the planners and builders. Thanks!
Mr I Dexeus
Jason was exceptional from start to end. He spent time really listening to what I wanted giving practical useful advice on a project that was going to prove difficult obtaining planning permission for. Jason gave me innovative ideas. Due to his experience and knowledge he managed to secure planning permission on appeal without 3rd party involvement ! Fees are broken down for each stage of the whole process so there is no misunderstanding relating to the costs and great attention is given to time deadlines. It’s been great working with Jason and his Enthusiastic team. I would highly recommend Shape Architecture.
R. Altaf, Brighton
Shape designed and project managed an extension to our kitchen/diner and the renovation of the rest of our terraced house in Fulham. Jason Wren of Shape expertly guided us through planning and design stages and ran a tender to select an excellent building contractor.
As with any building project on an old building, problems and opportunities arose in the course of the work. Jason was able to provide workable and realistic solutions to the problems and helped us find creative options to take advantage of opportunities as they arose.
Jason and Shape took a pragmatic approach to the project that enabled us to feel we had designed our ideal house with his professional help. We always felt confident in the professionalism of his advice and experience.
We are glad we appointed an architect and we felt their services were an excellent investment. The result is a delightful home that we already enjoy living in.
Mr S Brooks, Fulham
Jason was very professional, easy to work with and got on well with the builder. All in all a very good experience.
Mr Rogan, Chelsea
Jason took on the job of designing a very contemporary 2 storey extension that would fit well with our Grade II listed part Tudor, part Georgian house set right in the middle of a conservation area in a very pretty but particular village! Many would have walked politely away faced with nosy neighbours, planners, parish councillors, listed buildings conservation officers, not to mention fairly demanding clients but Jason stuck with us and in his quiet, understated way negotiated his path through every challenge with charm and professionalism. As a result of his vision and skill we ended up with a wonderfully contemporary design, that showed off rather than blended with the existing building and we got permission to build a much larger extension that we originally thought that we would be able to. I wouldn’t hesitate to use Jason again and have recommended him to many of my friends.
Rachael Ogilvie Robertson, Bray, Berkshire
A very supportive company, who gave my student a fantastic work experience opportunity, continued to support him after the placement and encouraged him to fulfil his dream of becoming an architect – thank you!
N. Cutress, School Workplace Co-ordinator
Having worked on a number of projects over the last few years, we find Shape Architecture a pleasure to work with. Their designs are interesting, their processes easy to work with and customers are always satisfied with the outcomes. Shape Architecture’s professional approach to design coupled with their project management and delivery skills make every part of the design and build process a success. Their work on the creation of space and the allowance of natural light is exciting and much needed especially in London properties. They are able to achieve the seamless change from inside and outside with the innovative design of their structures. They are reliable, dependable and imaginative and we have only had good feedback from their clients.
The relationship between interior designers and architects can often be fraught; but working with Shape Architecture is a pleasure. We have completed one project together and are now in the midst of another, and the cooperation and collaboration is seamless–which ultimately leads to a better result for our clients. Shape is particularly adept at bringing light into the darkest of corners–basements are a specialty of theirs–and our project at Redesdale Street, Chelsea, is a stunning case study in bright, light, open-plan living.
D. McQuinn, Interior Designer
I recently photographed a private residential project created by Shape Architecture. Shape has an incredible eye for the relationship between space and light. At every turn, Shape brought light into the 3-story home in innovative ways…a skylight, a floor/ceiling “window,” glass panels leading up the staircase. All treatments gave the home a feeling of openness while still maintaining a degree of separation between the various spaces. Quietly stunning and graphically beautiful (and a pleasure) to photograph.
Fisher, Architectural Photographer
Extremely Professional firm. Will work with them again.
Client in Lancing
I am a Spanish architect who had been working at shape architecture for some months. This experience allowed me to develop personally and expand my skill set; as well as gain experience in a professional architectural environment. The work atmosphere was great and I felt quickly integrated in the team. Day to day they were always ready to help me with all the technical questions I could have. Besides all, thanks to them I felt valued in my work and I took a step forward on my professional career.
A. Raez, Spanish Work Experience Architect
We’ve worked with Shape Architecture for the best part of a decade and have always found them to be adaptable, responsive and on top of their brief. They are a pleasure to work with
Mr T. Williams, Firstplan, Planning Consultants
As a contractor it is really helpful when Architects produce drawings that are clear to understand. The Information that Jason provides is always really clear and his designs are always really well throughout. I would definitely recommend Shape Architecture.
I spent most of my summer holiday working with Shape for work experience straight after finishing my second year studying Interior Architecture. It was an incredibly rewarding experience as I worked on real life projects whilst learning a new software. I started with no prior knowledge of how practices operate and the experience I had with Shape truly changed that. The architects were always there to help and answer any questions which allowed me to strengthen my knowledge of Architecture and design. The attention to detail they put in all projects shows their commitment to creating only the best for their clients. Shapes new website is easy to navigate and the content clearly shows their vast experience in both small and big projects.
J. Torres, Student Work Experience
It has been an absolute pleasure working with Shape Architecture and in particular with Jason (Wren). From a contractor’s point of view it is refreshing to have such a collaborative working relationship with an Architect. I believe that this approach contributes significantly to the overall success of Shape Architecture’s projects. It is not uncommon to find Jason, in his boots, on site, keeping himself abreast of developments. It is an inevitable part of any significant development project that adjustments to scope will need to be made from time to time. Jason manages these with the same calm, professional and good humoured approach that he manages the rest of the project. I have no hesitation recommending Shape Architecture to our clients and look forward to working with Jason and his team on many more projects in the future.
Brighton Contractor Castle Construction
Shape did a wonderful job designing the private roof garden of Florin Court in Charterhouse Square. We now have an amenity which is much enjoyed by the residents of the 120 flats who can enjoy beautiful surroundings and sensational views across London. Shape worked well within a tight budget and interacted effectively with both ourselves as the client as well as our surveyors.
Florin Court Charterhouse Square, London
Jason is great! He helped us scope out our new home (which needs a ton of refurbishment) in Brighton by patiently going around and looking at potential houses with us. He helped us with legal questions and preliminary plans and gave us excellent advise recommendations. He was so very patient too, even with our often un-punctual estate agents and bad directions, he took it all in stride. He is a real pro and his work is exquisite, check out his website! I can’t recommend him highly enough, especially if you are in the market for a new home. He’s also very clear about his fees, etc, which is not always a given. Choose Shape Architecture, they are the best!
I found Shape Architecture by recommendation and I feel extremely lucky to have done so. They have been an absolute pleasure to work with. Jason & the team at Shape have amazing communication, professionalism and a love for the work they do. They would go that extra mile to get the results we were looking for, by doing so our project turned out better than we could of envisaged. The team were extremely knowledgeable, I was amazed how instantly they had an understanding of our vision. This was topped of by being easy to talk to and easily contactable, ready to help/advise whenever we needed them.
Jason at Shape Architecture worked with us to remodel our listed apartment including relocating the kitchen & bathroom, guiding us through the planning and consent processes, along with all the licenses and awards required. We faced a number of challenges associated with the listed status of the building, and acoustic concerns of neighbours below, however Jason worked and reworked plans until a solution was found that met all requirements and gave us the home layout we desired. Always professional, friendly, and responsive throughout the project.
The Drive, Hove
Having worked with Shape Architecture for many years on projects of all sizes I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for an architect with an extensive track record of high quality and eye catching design. For anyone considering undertaking a project I would strongly encourage speaking with Jason and his team.
Party Wall Surveyor
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. I would gladly recommend Jason and his colleagues at Shape Architecture.
Southborough Lane Community Centre
Shape were able to bring a number of new ideas to complement our original brief, which took our project to the next level. We highly recommend Jason – even though ours was probably one of the smaller projects in his portfolio, it was treated with the same respect and professionalism as larger contracts, which wasn’t the case with other architects we approached.
Linum Cottage Bray Berskshire
As a Main Contractor company, 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.
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.
Mitchinson Macken Structural Engineer
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.
Jo Mann, Lighting Designer
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.
Alan Bristow, Client
I found Shape Architecture to be extremely helpful and easy to work with. They gave us interesting and inspiring designs and ideas for our house.
Caroline Firth, Fulham
Basement Extension Broomhouse Road
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.
Mr P. Gillies, Westminster, London
Extensions and Refurbishment to Grade 2 Listed Property
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, Fulham
Basement Extension Hurlingham Road
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, and available when required and worked well with other advisors.
Mr Phelps, Fulham
Basement Extension Ellerby Street