JW Architects are a Buckinghamshire based RIBA Chartered architectural design practice driven by great design, and established on the principal that we need to enjoy our buildings, feel connected with the environments our buildings sit in and ensure the built environment serves to uplift us. The practice is led by James Whelan and we offer a unique all in one design service for different types of projects from residential extensions and refurbishments to contemporary new build houses to commercial projects.
We have worked in a number of different project sectors and can offer a full range of architectural services. We focus on ensuring we make the most of each project, we want to design great buildings and we also like to have fun. Our clients are the most important element of any project and we are dedicated to provide our clients with intuitive and contemporary designs on all of our projects. We listen to our clients, sometimes challenge them but most importantly we respect our clients.
We have worked on projects ranging from small extensions, whole house refurbishments, new builds, basements, contemporary fit outs. We are experienced in all housing types and our experience includes listed homes, properties in the Green belt and Conservation Areas.
We have worked on housing development projects, apartments, masterplanning and education projects. The wider commercial market is an area we are actively looking to progress into.
We have worked with many planning authorities and look to maximise potential on every project we take on. We have an excellent success rate and work closely with planning officers and clients to achieve the best possible outcome on all our projects.
We can manage your project from concept design through detail design to the completion of works on site. We work collaboratively with clients on budgets, timescales and have experience of working with contractors administering all forms of building contracts.
We take immense pride in the design of every aspect of all our projects. We are regularly involved in the interior design of the spaces we create and it is something we believe is very important to the success of a project.
“James designed and project managed our whole-house refurbishment and extension and the end result far exceeds our - very high - expectations! The final design was the result of much collaboration and its success is reflective of his partnership approach to the client/architect relationship and his dedication to delivering the very best version of what we wanted. ”
“During the construction James made frequent site visits, was easily available by telephone and controlled the payments to the contractor. I was very pleased with services provided by James and have no problem in recommending him. I would certainly use him again.”
We are participating in the RIBA Student mentoring scheme in association with the University of Reading Architecture school. The scheme links students with practices to offer an insight of the world of architectural practice and to assist students in their development to become fully qualified architects. …read full post