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We are an RIBA Role Model Practice

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

The Royal Institute of British Architects @RIBA has selected Snug Architects as one of only nine practices to be a #RIBArolemodelpractice for the profession.

The Practice Role Models, published on the RIBA’s website architecture.com, were selected to show different characteristics of a role model organisation; and to encourage debate about what it means to be a successful RIBA Chartered Practice.

This is the web link to the page; https://www.architecture.com/campaign/practice-role-models

Paul Bulkeley, Director of Snug Architects says of his practice’s inclusion; “we are very pleased to have been selected. We are passionate about both the quality of our work and our culture. It is satisfying to have our achievements recognised by our peers. We hope to use this opportunity to continue to champion best practice in the industry.”

Snug was founded in 2003 by Paul and moved from its original base in Winchester to Rumbridge Street, Totton last year. The practice’s work ranges from the new beach huts at Milford-on-Sea to Winchester’s largest affordable housing scheme at The Valley in Stanmore, which won planning permission in July.

Snug’s 14 staff love what they do and in addition to working hard they share coffee breaks and Friday lunches, as well as visit inspirational buildings and generally have fun as a team. Once a year, they all go away together, with their families, as a treat on the company. The practice also allocates 10 per cent of its profits to charitable causes, which are selected by the staff.

The RIBA identified nine characteristics of Practice Role Models, including having a clear social purpose, being client/stakeholder focused and having a pioneering attitude. The characteristics are listed here https://www.architecture.com/knowledge-and-resources/resources-landing-page/practice-role-model-characteristics

Paul stated; “We believe architects need to be as innovative about the way they do business as they are about design. Only then can we run successful businesses that effectively serve our clients in a fast changing industry. Snug has always been entrepreneurial, willing to challenge established ways of thinking, and our clients benefit from this. We hope to facilitate wider discussion about how the interests of the profession, and those of our clients, can be better aligned for mutual benefit.”

Our page can be viewed at;

https://www.architecture.com/campaign/practice-role-models/snug

 

2013 Review

Saturday, February 15th, 2014

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2013 was a good year. It was the year the America’s Cup AC72’s took sailing to another level. It felt a little like that at Snug. Things have definitely gone to another level.

This was the year we celebrated our first decade. It has been a decade where every year of trading was our best year of trading. We feel very grateful, to all our clients and the hard working team, both past and present, that make Snug such a great place to work.

At the start of the year we moved to new premises, close to the train station in Winchester. The additional space has given us room to expand and already we have filled the space with two new members of staff, taking the team to eight.

The year really felt like the end of one era and the beginning of the next. Our core business remains the creation of special places to live, but the scale is changing and we feel privileged to be working with families, developers and communities to help create places and spaces that people love.

It was also a year were awards, like buses, all came at once. It was satisfying to have four projects shortlisted for awards, three local and one national. Although the recognition of our industry is encouraging, it cannot beat the satisfaction of happy clients and a contented team and it is that which we will continue to work hard for in 2014.

‘Snug Projects’ becomes ‘Snug Architects’

Monday, September 9th, 2013

 

Snug Projects Ltd has changed its name to Snug Architects Ltd. The name more fully reflects our core business and ‘does what is says on the tin’. We are architects and felt it was time to more explicitly celebrate our professional status as an RIBA Chartered Practice.

Constructionline

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

We are pleased to annouce that Snug Projects Ltd is now registered with Constructionline, the UK governments certification scheme. This is an important recognition of our quality assurance systems and provides a important assurance  to prospective clients of the robustness of our office systems. More information about Constructionline can be found at – http://www.constructionline.co.uk/static/about-us.html

 

Snug Team Challenge 2012

Monday, September 24th, 2012

The Snug Team completed their summer challenge on Friday, kayaking around Brownsea Island in Poole Harbour. The increasingly competitive pace resulted in a time of 2.5 hours and included a tour of the Sandbanks mansions.  Our thanks to the guys at www.thewatersportsacademy.com for a great day out.

Practice Profile Released

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

Architects, Snug Projects have recently unveiled their new practice profile in time for the New Year. The profile is a single PDF document that can be downloaded from the link below. It will provide you with a good overview of the practice, our philosophy and a limited overview of our portfolio. Should you want to know more, or want a physical copy of the profile please feel free to contact the office. The link to the electronic profile is…Snug Practice Profile Book 2012

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