The team at Papa is robust and roles are adapted to meet the needs of the client and to play to the individual’s strength. Papa’s four directors have all known each other since they were children, three of the directors studied together for their RIBA parts one and two.
Their longstanding personal and professional relationship influences the ethos of the studio and creates an enjoyable and open work environment and therefore a happy and effective team. The strength of the management is enhanced by an excellent design and administration team in the studio to ensure excellent project and practice management.
All directors are fully qualified architects registered with the Architects Registration Board boasting significant experience in a wide range of companies prior to founding the practice. This includes working as project architects for signature architects such as Terry Farrell, Vakis Associates on large commercial projects with construction values up to £200m and with responsibility for design packages up to £40m (cladding on City development). The experience gained in practice and through education means that the director team can tackle the challenges that arise and ensure that they can deliver successful projects for their clients.
Papa Architects are an RIBA Chartered Practice and deliver high quality built work through rigorous design and excellent client management services. The practice works for both commercial and residential clients in London, throughout the UK and overseas from their London and Cyprus offices.
The team have a wide range of experience and expertise to allow them to serve a wide variety of project types for their clients. The directors’ strength lies in the duration and durability of their professional and personal relationships.
Papa match their architecture to the financial and strategic objectives of the client to achieve the best return on their architectural investment, whether a private residence or commercial development. For example, the design solution will maximise floor area and usable space whilst providing all the amenities required by the client, creating a beautiful spa and swimming pool in the basement of a listed building, or achieving 100 units in an urban hotel where there were previously 25 with planning permission on first application.