Architects in Worthing

Shape Architecture is a design led Chartered RIBA practice established in 2006. With an office at Maritime House in Hove we work throughout Worthing, Brighton, and Hove

We specialise in residential design and offer our clients a friendly, supportive, and flexible service.

If you would like to discuss a potential project please feel free to contact us at 01273 648 342 or 


Follow this link to see our new project page on a refurbishment in Worthing at Pavilion Road.

Worthing Architects

Our practice undertakes projects of all sizes big or small across the Residential Sector.  Each project is a response to the site, brief and budget and is underscored by our creative thinking and over 20 years of experience of designing sustainable buildings.

Our fees are a Fixed Lump Sum and are further broken down into each RIBA work stage for further clarity.

Our Services

Shape Architecture is happy to tailor its services to suit our clients’ requirements.  We also offer additional services such as interior, bespoke furniture and garden design.  A full service would see us taking the brief and surveying the property through to completion on site and dealing with the final account.

Glass and Transparency

Common to all our projects is the use of glass to bring natural light into all parts of a project and to provide a better visual and physical connection between the Interior and exterior.  These vary from structural glass panels set into the floor to glass cubes housing stairs.  Large scale glazed panels and rooflights feature in our projects.

“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 , Transformation of Listed Apartment

Sustainable Architecture

Shape Architecture has over 25 years of experience in sustainable design through its Director, Jason Wren.  We can offer proven and practical suggestions on improving the energy efficiency of a home and the use of technologies such as Heat Pumps and PV arrays.  A feature of many of projects is the use of Green Sedum Roofs and these are easy additions to side or rear extensions.

Home Offices and Garden Rooms

Shape Architecture has been designing home offices and garden rooms for many years.  These are typically bespoke designs to suit the garden setting and our clients needs.  They are built as low energy timber structures and often feature a green sedum roof with all the sustainable benefits this brings.

Case Study 01: Refurbishment in Pavilion Road, Worthing

Located on Pavilion Road in Worthing Shape Architecture has worked on a small internal refurbishment project.  The brief was to transform the existing bathrooms . Our client’s desire for an elegant design solution guided our approach throughout. Working with the clients inspiration boards helped the selection of sanitary ware and develop the overall design.  As with all our projects no matter what the size we used 3D computer modelling to both explore and communicate the design.  Once the design was agreed then we produced series of detailed wall elevations to ensure all fixtures and fittings were correctly integrated and ensure an elegant bathroom space was created.  Small projects can serve to transform a property.  We enjoy working on them and as can be seen make a great effort with these projects.

Click here to link to our project in Pavilion Road

Case Study 02: Bungalow Transformation, Rustington

A short distance along the coast from Worthing, Shape Architecture has obtained planning permission for the total transformation of a bungalow in Rustington.  Adding another floor and forming a large terrace with views of the sea have contributed to the creation of a light filled and contemporary home.  A change in layout at ground floor ensures the proposed design meets all the requirements of our Client.

If you have a bungalow that you would like to update, we would be very happy to discuss this with you.  Please feel free to contact us on 01273648342 or

Click here to link to our project in Rustington House

image showing a 3d model of a proposed bungalow extension in Worthing
3D model of proposal in context

Roof Terraces

Rooftop Terrace obtained through Planning Permission in Fulham West London

Worthing Roof Terraces

Shape Architecture has been successful in obtaining planning permission for roof terraces.  These vary from those to Listed Buildings such as Florin Court, to a variety of Mews houses.  Our portfolio of roof terrace projects also include those to a typical terraced house and in several instances the house is divided into flats and the provision of a roof terrace to the upper floor flat is even more beneficial.

If you have a potential roof terrace project in Worthing, please feel free to contact us at Shape Architecture.  We would be happy to discuss this with you.


Worthing Basement Extensions

Our basement projects form an important part of our portfolio of work.  We have carried out over 30 basement projects.  Our basement extensions range from those to mews properties, to houses and below gardens and flats.

A successful basement extension rests on the bringing in of natural light into the interior, which is key in creating a quality of space and this is where we have much experience.  Added to this is the design of the stair which might be sat below a glazed section of roof.  Thereafter the arrangement of rooms and their relationship with lightwells is important to consider.

If you have a potential basement extension in Worthing, please feel free to contact us at Shape Architecture.  We would be happy to discuss this with you.

Interior Design

Worthing Interior Design

We also have extensive experience in Interior Design and bespoke furniture design which we bring to all our projects. We are experienced in interior lighting design and are happy to advise on all aspects of the use of colour.   Some projects we undertake are small and largely focussed on interior design such as the re-modelling of bathrooms or design of bookcases and storage.


Client Communication

Shape Architecture communicates clearly to our clients, and this is at the foundation for a successful project.  All designs, no matter what size are developed in 3D alongside freehand drawing.  A typical concept proposals brochure will have 5 different options described in 3D, 2D and freehand drawings and this will be the basis for discussion with the Client as we determine the preferred design.   We are also able to provide animations of projects and model the movement of the sun through an interior.

Contact Us

Shape Architecture Brighton
Maritime House, Basin Road North, Hove, Brighton, BN41 1WR

Phone: +44 (0) 1273 648342


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