Founded in 2010, Amos Goldreich Architecture is an award-winning architecture practice led by Amos Goldreich.
We deliver full architectural services in close collaboration with our clients and end users, to create buildings and places which have a positive impact on people’s lives and are a joy to experience. For us, architecture is about people and so our work is always delivered with an acute sense of empathy and pragmatism. Much of our work has a strong humanitarian focus – we are always aware of the positive and progressive values that buildings can deliver to people and communities.
From you, our clients, to our collaborators and the public, we are deeply invested in the positive impact our spaces have on people.
We design with you — not for you. You are at the heart of our designs and an integral part of the design team (expect homework from us…).
Our starting point is always to listen to your needs and deliver thoughtful and innovative designs. The success of our work is based on this personal bespoke service, providing the highest attention to detail and adhering to the programme and budget.
The connection to nature has a strong impact on the success of creating a healthy built environment. This approach is at the forefront of every project.
COMMUNITY & ENVIRONMENT
It is our priority and duty to be respectful and caring of the environment and our community. These values imbue our work and we are minded to be involved in projects that contribute to individuals’ and society’s good.
Founder and Director
Following graduation from the Architectural Association in London in 1999, Amos worked for a variety of high profile London-based design practices, including David Chipperfield, Stanton Williams, Haworth Tompkins and Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios. Diverse projects in the UK and abroad at different scales provided Amos with experience in the residential, commercial, cultural, and educational sectors. These included public buildings at David Chipperfield Architects, high-end retail projects at Stanton Williams, and at Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, he was central to the team that designed and oversaw the construction of a RIBA Award-winning secondary school. In 2010, Amos established Amos Goldreich Architecture. Amos is involved in social projects. Amos is part of the think tank Architects Aware, which is pursuing solutions for London’s growing homelessness crisis.
Danielle qualified as an Architect in 2019 after graduating from The Cass School of Architecture. Throughout her architectural career, Danielle has maintained a strong focus on housing, with a specific interest in alternative housing models. Danielle has gained experience working on housing projects at a range of scales, including; 800-unit developer-led housing schemes, medium scale Local Authority led housing on backland infill sites, as well as one-off new build homes / extensions.
Ané van der Westhuizen
Ané qualified as an Architect in 2018 after studying at The Cass and University of Sheffield. Prior to joining AGA she worked extensively on private residential and high-end hospitality schemes – both in London and South Africa. As many of these projects involved existing and Listed buildings, Ané has a real passion for retaining their unique existing characters in designs that respond to modern day living.
Martin completed his Masters in Architecture at the University of Brighton in 2013 – with his thesis project subsequently being nominated for the BD Class of 2013 and the AJ Awards. Following graduation, Martin worked for Perkins + Will gaining a wealth of experience in the commercial, hospitality and retail sectors notably in the Cambridge and London areas, whilst also undertaking work on international projects. He was recognised as part of the PW Next Generation Designers in 2018. In recent years Martin has focused more on retrofit and refurbishment schemes at both GPAD and Hale Brown Architects, including several challenging Listed Building developments across the UK.
What matters to you?
How do you want your home to make you feel?
A project like yours is full of possibility, and yet it should also be rigorous and structured if it’s to give you everything you want. That’s why we follow the RIBA Plan of Work, a set of stages recommended by the Royal Institute of Architects. It’s been tested to its limits by architects across the country, and – when followed carefully and thoughtfully – it ensures a streamlined, crack-free process.
It’s not an easy thing to get your head around, though, so we’ve put ourselves in your shoes, unravelled the jargon, and come up with our own little guide.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why should we choose you?
We provide a high quality service that delivers value for money; we can help you make the most efficient use of your space, we pay careful attention to detail, help you to select the best materials and finishes for your project, and we can create energy efficient buildings which keep your running costs low.
We do much more than simply produce a set of plans. Using our experience, skill and knowledge we can lift your project out of the ordinary and help to create a design that meets all your needs and aspirations. Our professional service gives you freedom from worry. We offer a comprehensive range of architectural services from initial design through to completion of a project on site. Undertaking a building project can be a daunting experience, but we offer over 15 years of professional experience to guide you through this complex process.
We pride ourselves in our client centred approach, our imaginative design flair, our attention to detail and our ability to deliver cost effective solutions to every project.
How do you charge for your service?
We charge our clients on a lump sum basis (exclusive of VAT). This lump sum fee is then broken down into separate key stages, as per RIBA guidelines, to reflect the different nature of the work involved at various points in the design and build process. These include:
- Submission of planning permission to the appropriate planning authority
- Production of technical designs
- Tender services
- On-site services
Lump sum fee proposals are most appropriate when the scope of design and build work is clearly defined from the very beginning. A lump sum fee arrangement will also give you a sense of certainty and peace of mind that the overall cost of your project will not increase (unless the time scale, size or estimated cost of the project is subject to any major fluctuations, in which case the lump sum fee may need to be adjusted accordingly).
A lump sum fee proposal will normally be put forward following an initial consultation with you to discuss the scope and value of your project. All services to be included in the lump sum agreement will be defined at the outset and any other additional work and services required, but not included and defined in the lump sum agreement, will be charged at an additional cost—this includes any out of pocket expenses.
We also provide an interior design service priced at 3% of the total construction costs. We do not work on commission, so all trade discounts received would be transferred to the client in full.
What services do you offer?
We offer full architectural services: From initial feasibility and appraisal, through the planning process including listed building consent, to design, construction (where we act as contract administrators) and completion. In every case, we seek to establish a close, collaborative relationship with our clients.
As part of an evolving design process, the team will rigorously interrogate a given brief, exploring and evaluating ideas, concepts and details to identify innovative design solutions. The results often go beyond expectation, whether it be through spatial logistics or by fusing a sensitivity to people’s practical needs with subtle, understated aesthetics. Our architecture resolves challenging layouts creatively, delivering pragmatic and clever designs that maximise space to its full potential.
We also offer interior design services. We do not work on commission, so any trade discount we receive we would transfer them in full to the client.
How long will the design process take?
This really depends on the size and complexity of the project. Every project is unique and would have its own parameters. However, for most small to medium, straightforward domestic projects we allow around 4-6 weeks to produce a design in close consultation with you. Once a planning application has been submitted to the local Planning Department, you ought to have a decision within 8-10 weeks of registration of the application. However, many factors can delay this process, for example, if complex consultations are required or objections to the proposals are received by the Council.
The detail design stage can take between 4-12 weeks depending on the scale of the project. We work with a private building inspector who can sign off drawings within a few days to enable a quick start on site. Thereafter, the programme for progressing your project will depend on the availability of suitable contractors to carry out the work. Once you have a contractor ready to start, most small to medium domestic projects take around 16-20 weeks to complete.
As soon as we are appointed, we will draw up a schedule for your project and the various work stages. Depending on the complexity of your project we will explain how long each stage will take and set targets for their completion.
Can I have this all finished by Christmas?
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