What makes us different

We love what we do and the variety of challenges that design poses, from working on an area masterplan down to a concealed fixing or subtle lighting detail.


Architecture, Design & Construction is a collaborative & often complex process. At Smith & Newton Architects we actively engage in the design process at every level. We like to question, explore & resolve complex challenges. Fundamentally we also recognise where our strengths lie & we recognise those of other construction professionals & the importance of clear & effective dialogue & communication to support the smooth delivery of a project & ensure the ultimate goal of delivering a beautiful, fit-for-purpose design solution.


The majority of our work is in Residential & Hotel sectors, for both commercial & private clients in new build as well as renovations & conversions. We also have experience working on listed buildings and we’re always open to discuss new opportunities regardless of scale or complexity. We’ve not (yet) designed a subterranean spa or a mountain top retreat – but we’d love to take on these challenges.

We work at every stage of the build process, primarily because we want to realise the concept & see the designs built. As a RIBA chartered practise we align our work stages with the RIBA ‘Plan of Work’ from Feasibility & initial Concept ideas on through Planning, Tender & Construction stages. Like most architects & designers we like to document our completed designs through beautiful photography, we also like to actively engage with tenants & occupiers to help us learn & gather feedback to inform our work moving forward.


We established the company to offer a professional yet personable service to individuals & companies alike. We have a moral & social conscience, we don’t seek to impose a particular architectural style, we like to approach each challenge afresh and resolve them accordingly to their unique circumstances. We get an enormous sense of satisfaction when our designs are realised and we can see that our inputs & efforts have made a positive difference to the built environment.