ARCH-angels Architects on the evolution of their company as they continue to produce people’s own grand designs
ARCH-angels Architects, founded by Nicola Thomas and Richard Zinzan in 2009, is passionately committed to providing cost- effective, creative, low-energy buildings.
We work closely with clients to enhance their space and craft beautiful buildings that are in harmony with their environment. Our aim is to understand the client’s dreams and to meet their individual requirements throughout the natural building process, so together we can produce people’s own grand design.
Now into our eighth successful year and steaming ahead strongly, we say goodbye to one of our beloved founders, Nicola omas, as she retires from the business with the parting words, “developing the two businesses has provided me with a fantastic opportunity to meet and work with a vast range of like-minded people and friends.” No better words could show the strength of bonds that we cherish within our team and with the many people we work with. ARCH-angels continues to operate as a highly successful residential architectural business, and going forward under Richard Zinzan’s leadership and a talented team, we are sure to continue to develop and achieve great things.
We pride ourselves in being a welcoming and friendly practice. We focus on a holistic, people-centric approach – a world away from the clichéd perception of architecture. Our team is a close-knit one; weekly
“As a local business we believe in building relationships on all levels. We are actively involved in our community and have built strong networks with organisations and groups”
Weekly team meetings create an open forum to discuss projects and allow any issues to be aired, and each member of staff is encouraged to attend training for both personal and business development. We have regular team gatherings on top of the annual Summer and Christmas parties, and the practice promotes flexible part-time working and job sharing.
“ The work we do is not only ecologically conscious in considering each build’s environmental impact, but is also highly collaborative as we put the client at the very centre of each design”
This results in a very committed, experienced team who are able to nourish in their work because there is balance in their home life, meaning that we can achieve the best possible end product for our clients.
The work we do is not only ecologically conscious in considering each build’s environmental impact, but is also highly collaborative as we put the client at the very centre of each design. Our projects range from bespoke new builds to the extension of existing homes, and on the smaller end, internal alterations that increase and improve the usable space within clients’ existing homes. As well as the architectural work, we also look at a project holistically, delivering a tailor-made interior design service which creates a re ection of the client’s style within the layout and décor of their home. At ARCH-angels we pride ourselves on helping our clients realise their dream home from the ground up. It is the practice’s ethos of collaboration and sustainability that gives us a sense of a wider social and economic responsibility.
As a local business we believe in building relationships on all levels. We are actively involved in our community and have built strong networks with organisations and groups. e practice are one of the founding members of Green Sea, a Brighton-based collective who ‘engage, design, campaign for’ sustainable regeneration and positive development of the urban and cultural landscapes. We are part of the Architect in the House scheme, which supports the homeless charity Shelter. Richard is a mentor on the undergraduate course at Brighton University School of Architecture, and as a practice we actively support work experience programmes with secondary school pupils and architectural/interior design students.
Throughout our eight years we have weathered the lows of the economy and the competitiveness of a difficult market with rising overheads. Educating people on the benefits of low-energy architecture paired with creative and resourceful design allowed us to nourish within the competitive marketplace. At Arch-angels Architects, we want to achieve the highest standards in every area of our business. From our customer service to the finished product, we strive for your satisfaction. Don’t just take our word for it, our designs have won awards and our clients’ testimonials are glowing. Visit our website to view previous projects, read what our clients say and meet the team!
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3 Dorset Place , Brighton BN2 1ST
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