The Studio
59 Rumbridge Street
Totton, Southampton
Hampshire
SO40 9DR

Open Menu
Snug Architects

Thought Leadership

Free business as ministry seminar

Free business as ministry seminar

Paul Bulkeley, Snug’s founding director, will be delivering a free seminar on ‘Business as Ministry’ in Guildford on the evening of 28 June. Paul is passionate about the economic, social and spiritual potential of business. He says, “It is deeply rewarding when you consistently do business in accordance with your values. Where service rather than […]

Read more
Snug twins toilets

Snug twins toilets

We have twinned our toilets @toilettwinning! Did you know 2.3 Billion people don’t have somewhere safe to go to the toilet. This is a great charity that saves lives one toilet at a time. Why not consider twinning your toilets. See https://www.toilettwinning.org It is great to know that when we poo others can too.  

Read more

The Wall is moving forward

Great to see the Wall of Answered Prayer is moving one step at a time nearer to the big announcement on the land deal. See the April Update at: https://thewall.us12.list-manage.com/track/click?u=2d88f4599a594b35be415728a&id=7a5013a863&e=0d91cff74c We are looking forward to progressing our shortlisted design.

Read more

Snug is recruiting Project Architect’s

Snug is looking to #recruit a talented project architect to join our team. The practice is growing in influence, having recently become one of only 9 RIBA Role Model Practices. This is an exciting time to join the practice and, having recently won a series of exciting new projects, we have a robust pipeline of […]

Read more

The Ring Of Remembrance

After ​​two days visiting the battle fields of the Somme, a visit to The Ring Of Remembrance, International WWI Memorial Of Notre-Dame-De-Lorette, is all the more poignant. This is a powerful memorial to the sacrifice of life made in the Great War. The structure is designed by Agence D’architecture Philippe Prost (AAPP) on behalf of […]

Read more

Great sketch

We received these two wonderful sketches from site today. We love the power of sketching, what we call ‘thinking on paper’. It is great to see a contractor who is confident to sketch. They may not have intended to create art but we think they are beautiful, as well as practical. Keep #sketching

Read more

Snug was the 70th most awarded practice in 2017

If industry prizes are the marker of success, which architectural practices came out on top this year? The RIBA Journal thought it was time to find out. The list was published in this months Journal and we were delighted to see we came joint 70th. Here is the list of our awards successes from 2017: […]

Read more

Designing more than 1% of houses

A quick review of the net housing supply data for last year reveals that we are designing over 1% of the office to residential conversions delivered under Prior Approval.  There were 17,751 in the year 16/17, up from just under 13,000 the year before. If we assume a similar number for this year we will […]

Read more

Prior Approval expertise

Snug Architects have built up a wealth of experience in the design and delivery of Prior Approval schemes. The conversion of offices to residential use under permitted development rights is delivering much needed new housing and quickly. It is also repurposing mid twentieth century buildings that are no longer viable as offices. This  approach to […]

Read more

Lets solve the real housing crisis

How long do you think your house was designed to last? Let me put it another way. When do you think your house will be demolished? Houses get replaced when it is cheaper to replace them than it is to maintain them or, put another way, when more money can be made by knocking them […]

Read more

Snug wins a Civic Trust Award

We are delighted to have been awarded a Civic Trust Award @CTAwards #CTA2018 for our Milford-on-Sea Beach Huts and Public Realm Improvements. The Civic Trust Awards were launched in 1959 and are the oldest architectural and built environment awards scheme in Europe, committed to ‘recognising the best in the built environment.’  It is a great […]

Read more

Helping clients is helping us!

Snug’s founding director, Paul Bulkeley, has been interviewed for a fascinating article by the Royal Institute of British Architects on architects fees and how these can better align with client priorities. See the link below to the article: https://www.architecture.com/knowledge-and-resources/knowledge-landing-page/help-your-client-to-help-yourself    

Read more

The Wall takes a major step forward

We received good news this week from the team at The Wall of Answered Prayer, @thewall2020, an International RIBA Competition where we have been shortlisted to the last four. Their press release says; ‘We are delighted to announce that The Wall has been given a plot of land for the project.  Over the next few months […]

Read more

Milford Beach Huts survive their first proper test

#StormEleanor battered the country last night and this morning we awoke to the result. Here are some photographs of our inhabited sea defences at Milford-on-sea following the storm. They clearly took a serious pounding but did exactly what they were designed to do. They survived. No reported injuries! Just a serious amount of shingle to […]

Read more

2017 Review

Here are some highlights of 2017. Down to the last four in the international competition for The Wall of Answered Prayer   The Valley received planning permission. Woodlands shortlisted for the RIBA Regional Awards. Planning permission won at appeal for 24 apartments in the New Forest National Park. Milford-on-sea beach huts completed. Our Milford-on-sea beach […]

Read more

Snug on longlist for RIBA MacEwen Awards 2018

  We are over the moon to have been longlisted for the @RIBAJ #MacEwenAwards2018. This is one of those awards that really does mean a lot to us and it is great to be down to the last 24. What a lovely way to end the year.   The MacEwen Awards celebrate ‘architecture for the […]

Read more

Snug are ‘winners’ at the Civic Trust Awards

We are delighted to hear that we will be one of 45 winners at the 59th Civic Trust Awards. We heard today that our Milford-on-sea beach huts where selected as one of only 45 National/International Winners from 234 applications and will receive either an Award or Commendation. The level of our project’s success will be revealed […]

Read more

Highly Commended at The Concrete Society Awards 2017

We were delighted that our project for the Milford-on-sea Beach Huts was highly commended at the Concrete Society Awards 2017. We came runner up to the Forth Replacement Crossing road bridge! Other shortlisted projects included work by some great architects, including Fosters and projects that included the V&A Museum of Design, Dundee. It was a privilege […]

Read more

Orchard House completes

Orchard House, our latest one-off house, is now complete and looking great. Here is a sneak preview of perhaps the most modern new addition to Winchester’s housing stock. We are looking forward to seeing the final professional photography in a few weeks. #modernisthouse #modernism #modernhouse

Read more

Proud supporters of BizMin

We are pleased to support the launch of a new organisation called BizMin which launched its website www.bizmin.org on the 31st October, the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. The organisation is committed to promoting ‘business as ministry’, encouraging entrepreneurs to lead companies based on service rather than self interest. The organisation is founded by Paul Bulkeley, Snug’s founding director, […]

Read more

Congratulations to JTP

  Congratulations to JTP for being named Architectural Practice of the Year at the 2017 Building Awards.  It has been good to have been involved with them in several projects this year. Marcus Adams, JTP’s Managing Partner, and his team are great to work with and we feel a tiny little bit of their pride.

Read more

Civic Trust Awards 2018 – Regional Finalist

We are delighted that our Milford-on-sea beach hits have been selected as a Regional Finalist in the Civic Trust Awards 2018. The awards have been “Celebrating excellence in the Built Environment since 1959”. The national winners will be announced in March. @CTAwards.

Read more

Bangladesh Government Delegation visit to Milford-on-sea Beach Huts

New Forest District Council and Snug Architects hosted a delegation of visitors from Bangladesh today (Friday 6 October 2017) interested in UK coastal defence measures. Representatives from the Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB) met with representatives from the council and Snug Architects, who designed the beach huts, to hear how the council is taking a holistic approach to coastal sea […]

Read more

We are an RIBA Role Model Practice

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 […]

Read more

Speaking at the M&CEE Expo

The Marine and Coastal Civil Engineering Expo, the UK’s leading marine and coastal exhibition, is fast approaching on the 27th & 28th September and Snug’s design director, Paul Bulkeley, is speaking! The entire event combines 100 seminars, 150 exhibitors, masterclasses, live demos, interactive features, and more over two incredible days. There’s a lot to get involved […]

Read more

Form Follows Force Part 2

Here are the second batch of images on our new housing and apartment typologies. These images explore how a large scale settlement edge development can be sympathetically integrated into its setting, creating a humane settlement edge where people will love to live and impact is minimised. Let us know what you think….

Read more

Form Follows Force!

    At Snug we endeavour to create humane homes where people ‘love where they live’. Our architecture seeks always to respond positively to the forces at work upon it. These forces are derived from the characteristics of the site, the ergonomics of inhabitation and of course the clients business plan. Form follows force! Two quotes that have […]

Read more

Snug work placements 2017

Over the last 2 weeks and earlier in the year Snug has played host to four work experience students; Matthew, Dan, Jonah and Anna, all from different schools and at different points in their education – GCSE and AS Level.    Each student was given the same ‘lose’ brief of creating a small off grid […]

Read more

Planning won for Winchester’s largest social housing scheme

Snug have just won planning permission for Winchester City Council’s largest affordable housing scheme. The project consists of 76 new affordable homes at The Valley in Stanmore and forms part the council’s ambitious New Homes Delivery programme. The scheme was unanimously approved at Committee with councillors commending both the innovative design and the consultation process. The scheme provid​​​​​​es a mixture of 2 and 3 bedroom […]

Read more