Here’s what we’ve been up to lately…
Planning Permission Granted
Plans submitted for exterior and interior alterations to an apartment in a conservation area.
Belsize Park 2019
Brilliant Architect - Client Testimonial
“Peter is a brilliant architect – creative, attention to detail, and demanding of the build team throughout to get things right. And he is a genuine pleasure to work with.
Most of all we felt like he designed our house with and for us, which was exactly what we wanted. We would use Peter again and recommend him without a moment’s hesitation.”
South West London. 2015
Planning Permission Granted
Planning permission for a loft conversion. Brixton 2019
High Quality Build - Client Testimonial
“We worked with Peter on the refurbishment and extension of a detached house in South West London. The project was a once in a lifetime opportunity for us. It represented a huge investment in time, money and emotional energy. Peter designed and oversaw the project from beginning to end. In the first instance Peter built a great team, bringing on board a fantastic contractor for the majority of the work. What we particularly appreciated about Peter was his attention to both the bigger picture and the minutiae. He realised our vision for a modest but striking extension and the original house was renovated to the highest level.
The real testament to Peter I guess is that after 6 months of living in the house we are still admiring the details and craftsmanship every day, and also everything works! We would recommend Peter as someone you can trust to listen to you and to deliver a high quality build.”
Brilliant Job - Client Testimonial
“Peter Couper Architects bring together the highest levels of creativity with sensitive client management. From the first time we met we realised Peter Couper was just the sort of architect we wanted to work with as he really listened and understood our vision, our constraints and worked his magic to find the right solutions!
Brilliant job, filled with joy and no stress. Highly recommended. You won’t be disappointed.”
Lake District 2012
Excellent, Creative Architect - Client Testimonal
Excellent, creative architect – very collaborative, great at coming up with ingenious solutions, fantastic eye. Peter designed our loft and ground floor extension and the renovation of our entire house.
His designs were beautiful and also very much tailored to how we live. He really listened to our needs and designed something bespoke to us. He was very mindful of budgetary constraints and came up with clever money saving solutions while not compromising on the design aesthetic. He also project managed our build and because of his vast experience, kept things moving and on track and made sure the builders delivered to a very high standard, ensuring they made good when there were any problems. We came in on budget and on time.
He also gave great advice on interior design. I would recommend Peter very highly.
Masterful Professional - Client Testimonial
“We have engaged the services of Peter Couper Architects on 5 different projects in Central London and further afield. The projects have included, amongst others: – the complete redesign and renovation of a unique penthouse apartment in a Grade II listed Victorian school conversion, to transform 1bed/1bath into 2bed/2baths – with innovative and efficient use of space within the constraints of an eaves ceiling-scape, whilst maintaining an effortless and luxurious flow to the space. – the total renovation of a detached house in East Sussex to create a 5-bedroom, 4-bathroom luxurious family home with separate annex – with the inclusion of rear and side extensions, a garage conversion and the removal of several internal walls.
Peter has assisted us through complex planning processes and conservation legislation, from the original concepts to the finished result. He is a pleasure to work with, patient, and above all a masterful professional. We haven’t hesitated in recommending Peter to others, and plan to work with him again in the very near future.”
Central London 2017
Side Extension - Client Testimonial
“We worked with Peter 4 years ago, when he successfully got our planning for a side return infill and an extension to a first floor bedroom. He just recently achieved planning permission for a loft conversion on our rooftop of note, and had to work strategically to do so, as there are very few precedents locally.
During our build phase Peter worked collaboratively with our builder and brought his positivity and pragmatism to the project which saw it keep to lead time and budget.
Would highly recommend Peter!”
Work is progressing on a rear extension and loft conversation to a typical 2 up 2 down end of terrace house – creating 4 bedrooms and a large open plan living space to the ground floor.
A ground floor extension, loft conversion and full refurbishment to a house in a conservation area in Clapham which was completed mid 2017.
Planning Permission Granted
We are very excited to have recently been given planning approval for an exciting contemporary extension to a detached house in a conservation area in South West London. Work is has started on site with the ground works phase complete April 2018.
Teaching and Learning
I have been teaching at Chelsea College of Arts since 2001. I’ve taught short courses in Duel City Interior Design, Architectural Drawing, and Interior Design. My students continue to inspire me.