Our approach

"Highly collaborative. Always creative. Thoroughly individual"

We don't have a standard house style because we understand that every project is unique

We approach each one with a completely open mind, freeing ourselves – and our clients – from any preconceived ideas about how to arrive at an architectural answer. The results are site specific solutions that are totally bespoke to our clients’ needs.

We believe engaging in open and ongoing dialogue empowers you to be an active participant in the creative process. We listen. We explore alternatives. Above all, we do our best to understand how you want to live, work and function. And through that insight, we help you realise the full potential of your project.

So, whether you’re a developer working on a large scale commercial project or a private individual looking to remodel your property, we’ll work collaboratively with you to translate your vision as the project unfolds.


"GHA are friendly, intelligent and imaginative. They interpreted my requirements extremely well and were a pleasure to work with."
Nick Collingridge, private client
"They deliver a high quality finish with attention to detail. They are creative, with a great knowledge of materials and different options, and they are realistic about costs. I would definitely recommend GHA to friends."
Ben Rimmington, private client
"The level of creativity was great - they made fabulous use of space."
Basil Fisk, private client
"I like working with Graham and Ann because they listen and take on board your views. They have good liaison with local authorities and are able to overcome potential planning issues in advance."
Paul Cross, property developer
"I can’t speak highly enough of them: they made me feel my business was very important to them. They added value, were very approachable and did everything in their power to help."
Tracey Petzer, childcare day nursery owner
"GHA are very creative and professional. Their ideas were a good fit as they had listened carefully to my requirements."
Andrea Clamp, Clamp Optometrists
"A successful, well established and considerate practice. They have experience of property development from both sides of the fence and understand the potential challenges and opportunities."
Chris Arnold, Redmayne Arnold & Harris
"I tend to recommend GHA to clients where there is a strong element of heritage considerations, they are very good at negotiating planning and achieving positive outcomes."
Matt Hare, Carter Jonas
"Listening to and understanding clients' needs  is important ,everybody at GHA appreciates this."
David Dalrymple, Developer
"I look to Graham, Ann and their team when I need an architect to thoroughly understand the brief and to deliver a design of high quality and thoughtfulness. In my experience, they always deliver on this."
Chris Surfleet, Bidwells
"I have enjoyed working with Graham Handley Architects for the best part of a decade. Their support when dealing with the authorities has been invaluable and the whole process has been creative and fun. I am looking forward to the next project."