South Downs Architects

George & James Architects are proud to be located within the South Downs National Park AONB. 

As a design studio we have a simple mission: to design places that starts with you. We use our architectural skill to design buildings and homes that we can all be proud of – happy, healthy places that are sustainably designed to be kind to you and our planet. 

South Downs National Park Experienced Architects

We've now put down roots in Haslemere, West Sussex, deep within the beautiful South Downs National Park. We are lucky to work from an old, refurbished pumping shed, after many years based in central London we really love having our design studio in such a beautiful rural location, and close to home near Haslemere. We still work nationally, our architectural design projects still take us all over London, the South East, and beyond.

Every building design should make you feel good – whether it's your home, your workplace, or perhaps a farm shop, cafe or yoga studio. Architecture should be simple, sustainable and functional, beautiful yet understated.

In our practice we have a variety of design experience from working on a great mix of projects, from private residential homes, including new build, renovations and extensions; multiple unit housing schemes; commercial retail and office designs; we have even worked on a public library scheme and the café at Westminster Abbey! Our different perspectives and experiences bring a great deal to the design process, and we love bouncing ideas off each other and putting our heads together when a problem seems particularly tricky.  

We listen to our clients before we do anything else. We come to your architectural project with open eyes and ears, and with honesty, curiosity and care. To this we add our professional design knowledge and experience from the variety of architectural projects we have worked on, all inspiring us and pushing us a little further.

Our experience in the South Downs National Park

We enjoy working locally across the South Downs National Park, and are working on several design projects across this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and have even won a prestigious Sussex Heritage Trust Award for our local Farmhouse project. We also like to keep our horizons wide, and we have architectural projects in many corners of London and the South East. In fact, if it’s the right project and the right client, we’ll work almost anywhere.

Our clients tell us we're calm, attentive, full of ideas, and a joy to work with. They love what we do, and they also love the way we do it.


Our clients say some lovely things about us

‘They truly listened’
Benjamin and Naomi

‘Calm and consistent, positive and patient’

‘Worth every penny’
Jacinta and Stephen

‘A joy to work with’

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