Principles

Paul Bradley Architecture, based in coastal Suffolk, provides sensitive design solutions for conservation and new build projects varying in size, complexity and location.

We are a versatile office and have completed commissions throughout the United Kingdom. When undertaking projects we assume that quality of design and an understanding of the site are the key objectives. Our workload typically includes alterations to listed buildings or new work in sensitive settings. 

Our governing principles include a tailored response to client and site, and a belief that material use and detailing should be carefully considered and implemented. Our work has a reputation for being thoughtfully planned and  imaginatively detailed.

Open communication is an essential part of the design process and we enjoy close working relationships with clients, local authorities and builders. We are frequently engaged from concept sketch, through the tender process and until completion, ensuring costs are controlled and a high build quality achieved. 

Dr. Paul Bradley

A long held interest in domestic design, along with a passion for detail and drawing, led me towards architecture. A university dissertation combined this interest with a study of ‘at risk’ country houses, and this developed into a PhD at The University of Nottingham (see “William Burn”).

After my PhD I entered the Norfolk office of Charles Morris, LVO, FRICS, a renowned designer of country houses. Here draughtsmanship skills were honed, an aesthetic eye tuned and the minutiae of project supervision learnt. After four years I set up in independent architectural practice.

I have given lectures regarding architectural history and theory at several venues, including at The Art Worker’s Guild (London), The Paul Mellon Centre (London) and Central Saint Martins (CSM). 

I am Chairman of the East Suffolk Building Preservation Trust (ESBPT). 

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