Philip Wadge Architecture is a dynamic, forward-thinking architectural practice, with a dedicated team of highly-experienced design professionals.
Based in Newbury, Berkshire, we work both locally and further afield on exciting design projects to realise your visions and bring them to life. Our mission is to create inspirational, bespoke, and sustainable homes that our clients will love.
To make your dream a reality it's important we develop a relationship with you that is built on honest communication and trust. Clients trust us with their investment that will have a huge impact on their future lives; a responsibility that we take extremely seriously.
We are an established local practice with excellent working relationships with local engineers, builders, planning consultants and building control departments to facilitate your project. We place great importance on future-proofing homes with sustainable and technological solutions.
Philip Wadge is a highly experienced architectural designer and construction professional with Charter RICS status, RIBA affiliation and degrees in both architecture and surveying. His background brings a perfect blend of technical expertise and creative design flare to all projects, mixed with an inherent understanding of clients’ dreams and requirements.
He gained his knowledge and experience through a diverse and interesting route into the profession, a story best told by Philip himself.
"I first wanted to be an architect at 7 years old, when a friend’s dad built his own house; this inspired me to study architecture at Newcastle University, after which I travelled and found my way to Peru, where I worked as a rainforest wildlife-guide.
"My time in Peru culminated in the design, construction and promotion of a specialist wildlife lodge, the Amazon Rainforest Conservation Centre. I'm proud to say that ARCC still protects 50,000 acres of remote and pristine Amazon rainforest to this day.
Back in the UK, after working in Reading and West Berkshire council planning departments and graduating as a Chartered Surveyor, I returned to my passion for designing buildings and soon founded Philip Wadge Architecture.
Over the years our practice has grown in size and reputation, based on hard work, the company vision and a dedication to the success of every client project. Our point of difference is our unique design process that combines 3D technology, technical expertise and visionary creativity. This complete package allows us to create striking and sustainable designs that are truly tailored to our client’s individual aspirations.
I am extremely proud of our team; everyone brings their own diverse skills and backgrounds together to create a unique and effective team. I am excited for our practice and team as we continue to grow and develop, rising to take on the challenges of the future."
There's enough about me elsewhere on this website! so I would just like to say that I love working with our team, they are all very supportive and focused on our collective objective of designing wonderful homes for our clients and providing a great service along the way!
I am involved on every project, providing design ideas, advice, support and technical critique, but our projects are a team effort, with each team member bringing their own specialist skills and experience for a better project outcome.
Hi my name is Angelo, I will be your first point of contact when you call or email us.
I joined Philip Wadge Architecture in 2019, during this time I have taken many courses to further enhance my skills in Building Regulations, sustainability, 3D rendering, engineering, and many others.
I find the whole process fascinating and love working with our clients. I have developed a passion for 3D design, I love how we can make a design come to life and help people visualise their future homes.
My hobbies consist of martial arts, salsa dancing, and long nature walks, I have 3 young kids who keep me busy, most of my spare time is spent at play parks.
I studied architecture at Bournemouth Arts University and obtained a masters of architecture at Oxford Brookes. I then worked at a number of practices gaining experience in multiple sectors from residential and retail to commercial. I have a passion for hand sketching, digital modelling and emerging technologies.
I really enjoy meeting clients, and working with them to learn about how we can best deliver a design to better their lives. I enjoy talking through sketch ideas face to face, but also through 3D visualisation where I can emerge a client in their new home design - long before a brick is laid. I find it fascinating how the industry's transition to a digital world can aid the process of design and I love how high level master planning to small scale furniture design can benefit.
Outside of the architectural world you can find me cycling, kayaking or enjoying the outdoors, probably building a dam somewhere.
I've worked and trained at Philip Wadge Architecture since 2021. I will most likely be one of the team members coming to do your survey.
We use 3D laser scanners and Point Cloud technology which enables us to draw extremely accurate drawings and extract other information such as roof heights and ground topography. Once joined together like a puzzle, we can then draw your floor plans, elevations, and accurate 3D models. Depending on the size of your existing property, 60 scans can produce 330,000,000 cloud points.
I also assist with planning drawings and building regulations drawings, but I primarily specialise in Point Cloud surveys.
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and I'm a kickboxing instructor running a club in Newbury.
I originally studied Architecture at degree level at Portsmouth University. Before working for Philip Wadge Architecture I worked for a multinational engineering company for 17 years producing planning and technical drawings for large commercial projects including Blackfriars Station and Heathrow Airport.
I now predominantly work on construction drawings for new-build projects for building regulations and also planning applications.
I enjoy coming into the office to learn and share knowledge with my team members, who all have expertise in different areas. Outside work I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.
I studied Architecture in Pune, India, and worked as an architect in India before moving to the UK in 2006.
My experience has been predominantly in the residential sector with a focus on traditional/heritage buildings. Within the office as well, this is my area of expertise and it excites me to work with heritage buildings to transform them for modern living standards with sympathetic extensions or alterations.
Prior to joining Philip Wadge Architecture, I had a few years of experience working on eco-homes built to Passivhaus standards. This experience helped to broaden my vision of innovative construction techniques to help reduce the carbon footprint of buildings. I have recently trained as a Domestic Energy Assessor in order to support our sustainability agenda, which I am very passionate about.
Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling and exploring different cities and cultures.
My background is in construction, where I started work as a carpenter in a family business and gained membership to the Institute of Carpenters. Having run my own building company I then moved to the Environmental Health Housing Department for Oxfordshire council, and then to Building Control with West Berkshire council.
I studied building surveying to degree level at Kingston University and housing practice at Birmingham.
My work day to day is mainly design based, dealing with surveying and measuring properties and then creating drawings for planning and building control purposes.
I enjoy design work, creating the best possible option for our clients' needs, and finding the best solution to any problem which arises. Most of my spare time recently has been spent building my own oak-framed home, but my real passion outside of the office is for repairing and restoring classic cars and machinery.
Why choose us? Our architectural practice promises to transform your existing home to create an exceptional, aspirational living space that is inspired by comfort, wellness and harmony.
We're different from other local architecture firms as we ensure the core foundation of our design process is based on using healthy, green and sustainable materials to maximise energy efficiency and future-proof your home for years to come.
We also dare to be bold with our designs by challenging the norm and problem solving until we reach the best transformational architectural designs for you.
The state of the art 3D design software that our in-house specialists use, allows you to see your home with a 360 degree view before we even start the build. Alongside that, we use all our technical and structural knowledge and experience to ensure the design reflects your vision.
An emphasis on exploiting natural light, creating a seamless flow throughout your home and merging with your surrounding environment is our recommendation for creating an inspiring living space. However, this is your investment, so we ensure we listen and work collaboratively with you to make your vision a reality.