About Us

We are award winning residential architects in West Sussex. Our team of dedicated architects works alongside our sister practice which handles commercial architectural design.

Experienced Residential Architects

JWA was established in 1995 by James Wells who has over 30 years’ experience working with private and niche developer clients from the initial design stage through to completion of the works on site. Our residential architects’ skill is both artistically accomplished and practical.

We are experienced in creating beautiful new homes, extending and remodelling existing properties and converting rural buildings for domestic use. Our residential architects produce beautiful, award winning design at all levels of cost and for all types of location, whether it be in a city centre, National Park, Conservation Area or Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Our team also has considerable experience in town planning, listed building consent applications and conservation of buildings as well as interior design.

Committed to considering the detailed requirements of all our clients, we seek to design buildings which complement and enhance their locations, paying particular attention to the immediate environment, landscape and history of the locality while carefully considering all opportunities of the site itself.

JWA team

Our Residential Architects Put Sustainability at the Heart of Their Design

An integral part of this residential design approach is our pledge to sustainability from design and detailing of the construction, specification of the materials, to the servicing of the buildings we create. James comments, “we aim to design buildings which respect the environment whilst most importantly working superbly well for our clients. We are adept at integrating new architectural technologies, materials and features into the fabric of significant historic buildings.”

Based in central London from 1995 James moved the practice to Chichester in West Sussex in 2016. James has lived in Sussex for over 20 years and has run an award winning practice since 1995.

Award Winning Residential Design