Residential Architectural Designer

Looking for a residential architectural designer in South London? GBS Architectural can help with all aspects of your property renovation from concept through planning and to completion.


People and Housing go hand in hand with one another, where you will find people, youll find housing, and vice versa. Understanding the unbreakable bond between these two pillars is key to ensuring a successful architectural project. It is the role of the residential architectural designer to ensure that this fundamental aspect is maintained throughout every stage of the process.

What is a Residential Architectural Designer?

It may seem obvious, but we are asked this all the time, it can be quite a difficult question to answer because the nature of our work is that the deliverables such as drawings for planning permission or for building control submission can look similar to other practises. A residential architectural designer is in the simplest terms an architectural designer that specializes in residential projects. They have a clear understanding of what makes residential design effective and how to ensure that a clients brief is maximised whilst also ensuring that the project remains within a proposed budget. Similar to an architectural designer they will produce all drawings required for your residential project whilst also handling all the aspects in between such as planning submissions and liaising with other third-party professionals. What sets an architectural designer apart from a residential architectural designer is that they know the exact processes and constraints that will be applied to your project externally from your local authority or building control officer and blend this with a level of experience and knowledge of residential design that will allow your project to maximise its potential.

The Stages of Working with an Architectural Designer

Below is a very broad breakdown of the stages that will be involved with a potential project and how your architectural designer will guide you through this. More information can be found on our process page, but it is important to understand that not every project is the same, at times certain aspects of the process are not required or additional stages may need to be incorporated. For more information we would always recommend giving us a call where our team of Chartered Architectural Technologists and Architectural Designers can discuss your potential project with you.

GBS Architectural Your Residential Architectural Designer

The above is a broad outline of the services we offer and the process that we like to administer within the architectural process and residential architectural projects.

Whilst we have been able to answer what the role is of an architectural designer and residential architectural designer, what is clear to see is that the relationship between you as the client and your selected architectural designer is the most important aspect of a successful project.

GBS Architectural is a London based CIAT chartered residential architecture practise with offices in Wimbledon. We specialise in handling the entire architectural process (conception, planning, technical, tendering, contract administration/project management) of all residential projects such as house extensions, loft conversions, outbuilding designs, and bespoke residential new-build homes.

We provide a stress-free service that puts out clients satisfaction at the forefront of our working relationship by acting as a single point of contact for our clients.

If you would like us to help you with a new or existing project, please do get in touch.

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