We are JPA

We are a multidisciplinary, young architectural practice with a range of specialists that can take your project from early concept design all the way through to the handing over of the approved drawings to an appointed contractor.

We have a vibrant, high energy feel about the practice and we are renowned for our excited approach to help guide you through your proposals. We always listen to you first and will always give our honest opinions to your ideas once your requirements and goals have been set out.

Jack of all, master of some..?

In our opinion a ‘jack of all trades’ approach to architecture is NOT the best method to achieve a free-flowing design process. We do agree that one point of contact for the client is essential but considering we have concept design/ detailed design/ planning advice and technical drawings to produce, we believe the inclusion of specialists can be utilised throughout the process to help make informed decisions along the way.

A little bit about

The Director

Following the completion of the Part 1 and Part 2 Architecture courses at Portsmouth University, James worked with 2 architectural practices learning his trade. He then made a change to the development industry producing many masterplans as the principal designer and working alongside a mix of disciplines to produce various successful schemes. His understanding of the importance of having different specialists all working together in the industry was realised and this was when James set up his own company.

A little bit about

Our Team

JPA was established in 2015. Our ever-growing team has over 40 years’ experience in the industry. Since the company’s formation, we have transitioned from a home-run business to our Southsea based office and a team of 10+ members & consultants. We are renowned for our fresh, vibrant approach to design and building strong relationships with our clients.

We divide our personnel into two departments, a planning team and a technical team. At each stage of a project, our drawings and ideas go through rigorous design reviews to utilise the expertise of both departments, helping to maximise a projects’ potential. We also work closely with a wide range of consultants to ensure the designs are steered in the right direction, from the conception of an idea, right through to construction.