«We believe in both tradition and invention. This belief is channelled through client and site specific sensitivity, meticulous detailing and careful delivery»
As one of the leading architects in London, we offer a complete architectural and interiors service from inception, concept design, statutory approvals, contractor procurement, to on site project management.
We believe in both tradition and invention which is channelled through meticulous detailing and careful delivery. Our specialities include; Masterplanning, Architecture, Interior Architecture and Design, Furniture Design and Project Management.
We consider each project to be unique, and the practice is sensitive to the needs of each individual client´s brief and the individual site specifics. What is consistent throughout each project is the provision of a highly accessible, personal service and the ruthless pursuit of creating original and inspiring results. The building range within the practice portfolio is signifi-cant which spans from the complexities of high profile International projects, to the bespoke appointments of individual houses and apartments.
Interview of Stuart Forbes (summer 2018)
What are you currently working on?
In addition to our residential clients, we are currently working on a range of exciting international projects within the hospitality sector in Geneva, Lausanne and Copenhagen.
In recognition of the company‟s international profile we have developed a sister company with Philippe Krenzer called Hotel Design Studio.
HDS is a uniquely integrated studio dedicated to the hotel and hospitality sectors. As a team, we develop ideas, detailed plans and designs swiftly and efficiently integrating all the stakeholders. The outcome is clear: clients and stakeholders receive exceptional new hotels that are superior to the com-petition in every respect.
The birth of this company has given us the opportunity to work on more international and large scale projects, utilising and transferring the skills and craftsmanship learnt through our experience of residential projects.
What makes you different?
SFA was established in 2005 by Stuart Forbes after a 15 year career, working on a number of highly acclaimed projects, at Richard Rogers Partnership (now Rogers, Stirk, Harbour and Partners).
In 2016 Stuart was joined by Neil Southard as a Director, who also had a long career at Richard Rogers Partnership.
Together with a talented group of young architects SFA has grown into a dynamic practice which prides itself on the delivery of high quality architecture offering a wealth of experience in the residential and hospitality sectors.
With this experience we have developed an understanding, for the range and complexities of any project no matter what scale or location and are acutely sensitive to the client‟s needs, enabling us to deliver a high quality service at any stage of a project.
What should a client expect when working with you?
We have extensive experience of working on high profile and sensitive sites both in London and Internationally and all of the properties we have worked on have created the highest value and return of investment for our clients.
With access to a wide range of associated craftsmen and skills, we are eager to learn and push the boundaries of design, technical detailing and construction.
Any building project is a challenge and our objective is to achieve extraordinary results for our clients. Our project base is broad for good reason, we enjoy the challenge!
+44 (0)20 7731 8111
2 Burlington Lodge Studios, Rigault Road, Fulham, London SW6 4JJ United Kingdom