Britain's Best Architects

Private Houses

Britain's Best Architects who have won one or more RIBA Awards for private houses since 2000 are listed below with their award winning projects and with links to the firms' websites.

The criteria for inclusion in our list of Britain's Best Architects are that:

- The firm must be an RIBA Chartered Practice.
- The firm must have won at least three RIBA Awards (for any type of building) since 2000.

We recommend the firms listed below as outstanding candidates for consideration if you are compiling a short list of architects for a private house project. 

5th Studio Cambridge

2003: Victoria Street, Cambridge.


Alison Brooks Architects London.

2002: VXO House, Hampstead, London NW3.

2006: Wrap House, London.

2007: Private House, St Lawrence Bay, Essex.

2014: Lens House, Canonbury, London.

Allies & Morrison London.

2009: Private house, Dunkirk, Kent.

Ash Sakula Architects London.

2008: Private House for an Art Collector, London.

Associated Architects Birmingham.

2005: Cobtun House, Worcester.

Avanti Architects London.

2005: Private House, London NW3.

2007: Long View private house, Henley on Thames.


BBM Sustainable Design East Sussex.

2005: Private House, Hove.

2015: Private House, Brighton Waste House, Sussex.

2016: New House, East Sussex.


Burd Haward Architects London

2002: Brooke Coombes House, Ealing, London.

David Sheppard Architects Ermington, Devon.

2010: Lewis House, Wonford Road, Exeter.

de Rijke Marsh Morgan London.

2009: Private house.

2010: Clapham Manor Primary School.

DSDHA London.

2000: Orangery extension, Strumpshaw, Norfolk.

2004: Private Estate, Berkshire.

2006: House and Studio, Deptford, London.

Duggan Morris London.

2011: Hampstead Lane house, London.

2012: Kings Grove private house.

Eldridge Smerin London.

2001: The Lawns, London N6.

2009: House in Belsize Park, London.

2009: House in Highgate, London.

2011: Epsom house.

Ellis Williams Architects Preston Brook.

2006: Lymm Water Tower, Cheshire.

Emrys Architects London.

2003: Chapa, Malmesbury.

Featherstone Young London.

2011: Ty Hedfan, Brecon, Wales.

Glen Howells Architects Birmingham.

2003: Moat House, Dorsington.


Hayhurst & Co London.

2012: House extension in Dalling Road, London.

2016: Garden House private house, Hackney, London.

Hudson Architects Norwich.

2011: Bavent House, near Southwold, Suffolk.

James Gorst Architects London.

2002: The Lodge, Whithurst Park, West Suffolk.

2004: Wakelins, Nr Newmarket, Suffolk.

2010: Leaf House, London.

Jamie Fobert Architects London.

2003: Anderson House, London.
2007: Kander House, London NW3.
2014: Luker House, London.
2015: Private House, Bloomsbury, London


John Pardey Architecs Lymington, Hampshire.
2009: Hind House private house.
2011: Watson House, New Forest, Hampshire.

2016: The Cheeran House, Berkshire.

2016: Owers House private house, Feock.

Jonathan Hendry Holton le Clay, Lincolnshire.

2013: Beach Hut, Humberstone.

Keith Williams Architects London.

2008: The Long House, London.

Knox Bhavan Architects London.

2000: Hodges Place, near West Manning, Kent.

2003: The Pavilion, New Maltings, Suffolk.

2006: Holly Barn, Reedham.

2010: College Road, London.

2013: Crowbrook private house, Hertfordshire.

Mikhail Riches London.

2007: Private House, London TW10.

2011: Hoxton House, London.

Mole Architects, Ely, Cambridgeshire.

2004: The Black House, Prickwillow, Cambridgeshire.

2011: Balancing Barn, near Aldeburgh, Suffolk.

2012: Dune House, Thorpeness, Suffolk.

2015: Stackyard House, Suffolk


Munkenbeck & Partners London

2002: Artist's House, Roche Court, Salisbury

2009: Private House

Niall McLaughlin Architects London.

2002: House at Jacobs Ladder, Chinnor.

2009: Private house, Pipers End, Hertfordshire.

OMI Architects Salford, Manchester.

2003: Private House, Wetherby, Yorkshire.


Piercy & Comany

2010: Martello Tower Y

2015: Private House, Kew

Richard Murphy Architects Edinburgh.

2002: Basement Flat, Moray Place, Edinburgh.

2007: Private House, Circus Lane, Edinburgh.


Sanei Hopkins London.

2016: Contour House, Baslow, Derbyshire.

2016: The Narrow House, East Sussex.

Sarah Wigglesworth Architects London.

2004: House at Stock Orchard Street.

Shedkm Liverpool.

2005: Private House, Allerton, Liverpool.

Simon Conder Associates London.

2004: Vista, Dungeness.

2006: Pinions Barn, High Cross.

2008: Halligan House.

2009: Private House, El Ray, Kent.


Stanton Williams

2015: Private House, Fitzroy Park, London

Sutherland Hussey Architects Edinburgh.

2002: Barnhouse Private Residence, Highgate, London N6.

2011: Love Shack, Lake District National Park.

Terry Pawson Architects London

2002: House in Arthur Road, Wimbledon, London SW19.

Tonkin Liu Architects London.

2003: Young House, London.

2010: Forest of Light, London.

Twenty-Two Over Seven Belfast.

2008: McGonigal House.

2011: Carnathen Lane, Donaghadee, Northern Ireland.


Wilkinson King London

2006: Esher House, Surrey

2015: Private House, West Sussex.

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Britain's Best Architects listed by building type: Arts Centres, Botanical, Bridges, Car Parks, Civic Buildings, Community Centres, Conference Centres, Conservation, Further Education, Healthcare, Hotels, Housing, Industrial, Libraries, Mixed Use, Museums & Galleries, Offices, Private Houses, Public Art & Memorials, Religious, Retail, Schools, Sports, Theatres & Concert Halls, Transport, Universities, Urban Design, Visitor Centres.

Publisher: The Britain's Best Architects website is published by Extonet Ltd. It is edited by Dr Alex Reid, formerly Director General of the Royal Institute of British Architects.


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