South West London Architects

who we are…                        

PAD Architects are an RIBA chartered architectural practice in Putney, South West London, with 40 years experience, specialising in contemporary residential and commercial design in London, Surrey and the South East.

Our history…

Paul Hughes and David Shaw established PAD Architects in January 2010, a partnership combining over 40 years of work in private architectural practice. This extensive collective knowledge allows us to offer high quality services to private and commercial clients, supporting them throughout the process from initial design brief to building completion.


Local Chartered Architects…

PAD Architects work extensively throughout London and the South East.

Based in Putney, we work across all London boroughs and as such have excellent, practical knowledge of local planning policies and procedures. Recent work on domestic and commercial projects have been completed in the following boroughs: Kensington & Chelsea, Hammersmith & Fulham, Richmond-upon-Thames, Wandsworth, Westminster, Ealing, Southwark, Kingston-upon-Thames and Merton.


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What we do for you…

PAD’s objective is to provide contemporary yet timeless architectural solutions to meet and exceed our client’s expectations, whilst always understanding and responding to the financial and time demands of that particular project.

We are committed to tailoring each project to the particular needs of you and the site, allowing for a creative, personal, realistic scheme. This tailored service allows us to offer a bespoke, solution focused design for your home or space; our 40 years’ experience in London means we know what works. We offer you our creativity, success and local knowledge and combine it with your own knowledge and dreams to create something special.

What we offer…

We offer a full range of architectural services from feasibility studies through to contract administration and site inspection and we tailor our services to meet your requirements.


“PAD worked with us from our initial brief regarding our extension plans, through the planning process, tendering, appointment of builders right through to final project completion. It was a real partnership that spanned 18 months. Their ideas were innovative and their attention to detail was outstanding. Furthermore, when the project hit financial and resourcing challenges they were an invaluable broker of constructive solutions to ensure we got the end result we all wanted without breaking the bank or relationships with our contractors. Our extension has not only transformed our living space internally but has enhanced the property externally from all angles and will, I’m sure, be a catalyst for others to do the same. Furthermore. the design was future-proofed, taking into consideration further development plans without the need to “undo” any of the current work unnecessarily. We could not have achieved this project without PAD’s ideas, advice and support. The work has transformed the way we now live and we will definitely use them again for any future work. We would recommend them to anyone considering extension/conversion/enhancement work to their property.”
“PAD Architects designed and managed the build for our kitchen extension. The space we have ended up with is wonderful, feeling much larger than we expected. PAD dealt with planning and building regulations and helped us with Party Wall issues. PAD tendered the work and found us a good building contractor. All in all we are very pleased with the work that PAD did for us and they are nice people to work with.”
“I recently purchased a dilapidated house which needed to be completely refurbished. After meeting a few architects I chose to work with Paul Hughes at PAD Architects. I wanted to create an open modern space and had a number of ideas of what I wanted to do, Paul is a good listener and quickly comprehended what I wanted to achieve and built on the ideas, added his own perspective and came up with a great design.
As well as providing the service you would expect he also advised, guided and helped me to take great decisions which have helped to transform the house into something very special. It has the wow factor but more importantly is a great place to live in.
Paul was always available to help with any decisions through the build. When you are renovating a Victorian house you don’t always know what you will find when you start taking walls down, every time the builder needed some support in finding a solution Paul always came over straight away to help him decide what was best to do. Paul was a great choice of architect for me and I am sure we will work together again in the future.”