waparchitects

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Whitehead and Parkin Architects create contemporary and sustainable architecture to suit modern life.


waparchitects how we work

how we work

We are an RIBA chartered architects practice in Sheffield with experience of many different types of buildings creative workspaces, commercial interiors, offices, industrial workspaces, homes and housing. Our work includes new-build and refurbishment projects. 

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waparchitects commercial and fit out design

commercial + fit out design

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

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waparchitects homes and housing design

homes + housing design 

Our designs include low energy individual homes on sensitive urban and rural sites through to new apartment buildings, plus large scale extension and reconfiguration of existing homes.

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waparchitects what we do

We work closely with our clients to develop a unique response to each project; by addressing your individual needs we can provide a tailored design solution.  We design holistically, balancing needs, use, budgets, environment and sustainability to meet our clients' aspirations.  We communicate with our clients with understandable drawings and sketches at all stages.

waparchitects how we work

Green design and low energy use is at the heart of our approach. 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, improving wellbeing and reducing energy use without sacrificing good design.

waparchitects Liverpool Townhouse Competition

We've been finalists in The Sunday Times British Homes Awards three times;  our innovative projects have been shortlisted in international competitions and published nationally and internationally, most recently the Liverpool City Region/Liverpool Architecture Festival Townhouse competition.

waparchitects gardens and landscape projects

Integrating buildings with gardens, landscape design and townscapes underpins our projects. As qualified garden designers, we offer in-house fully integrated or stand-alone garden and external space design.  

waparchitects who we are

We love to get 'under the skin' to help our clients get the most out of their projects. As a small practice we give individual care and attention to each project whatever its size, bringing our technical expertise from our experience of large complex buildings.

waparchitects what we do

We can offer you the full range of architects' services across all stages of projects. From our studio in Sheffield, we have undertaken projects across the country and are currently working on projects in Sheffield, the Peak District and the North West.


Questions about your project? Ask us, we're here to help. On our What We Do 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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