waparchitects is a friendly, design-led practice in Sheffield creating contemporary architecture to suit modern lifestyles.

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how we work

We are ARB registered architects with experience of many different types of buildings including housing, healthcare, schools, offices, creative workspaces, industrial buildings and interiors; we love to get 'under the skin' to help our clients get the most out of their projects.

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homes + housing 

Our housing portfolio includes low-energy concept homes and apartments, new individual homes and the re-design of existing homes.

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Our commercial projects range from bespoke fitted furniture and interior fitouts, retail, restaurant and cinemas to new-build industrial and office buildings.

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Questions about your project? Ask us, we're here to help. On our How We Work page, we talk through the design process from starting your project through to built completion.  On our Resources page, we have useful links covering planning requirements, building control and employing an architect.

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a b o u t   u s


waparchitects design holistically, balancing clients' needs, use, design, environment and sustainability to meet our clients' aspirations. Integrating buildings with gardens, landscape design and townscapes is one of our specialities.

We've been finalists in The Sunday Times British Homes Awards three times and our projects have been published nationally and internationally.

Low energy use environmental design is at the heart of our approach and we're one of a handful of practices in the UK who have graduated from the AECB CarbonLite retrofit training giving us extensive experience of making existing buildings more comfortable and reducing energy use without sacrificing good design.

We can offer you a full range of architectural services across all stages and sizes of projects. We can offer advice at the early stages of a project, give design ideas or a full technical design, produce submissions for planning applications and building regulations or any combination of these to suit the clients' needs. We can also offer in-house fully integrated or stand-alone garden and external space design; if you would like to know more about this, please visit

From our Sheffield studio, we have undertaken projects across many parts of the country and are currently working on domestic and commercial projects across Sheffield, Yorkshire, the Peak District National Park.

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