We Prosper People and Places


Our Purpose

Our purpose is to create better places and prosper people. 

Our Mission

Our mission is to create better places and prosper people. We recognise that we prosper as we use our collective talents to serve the interests of others.

Our Values

For us, success is being able to work in accordance with our values every day. We love what we do, and hope others will love working with us. We want to be able to look back and be satisfied with the places we created, the people we have prospered and the business we all helped to create. We think the best way of achieving this is by living out the values that are closest to our hearts. Our three core values reflect who we are, how we do things, and how we increasingly strive to be. We hope you connect with them. Our core values are:        ·      

Love Where You Live - We are motivated by a love for the people and places where we work. We want all our clients to love both the process of working with us and the spaces and places we create.     

Align Value - We seek to prosper all those who work with us and work hard to add value for our clients. To do this successfully we recognise that our efforts must align with our client’s priorities.  We can only do this effectively if our values align. 

Realise Potential - We have an entrepreneurial spirit. We aren't afraid to do things differently and we work hard to realise the full potential of every opportunity.  

Our Approach

Snug is big enough to deliver and small enough to care. We are hardworking, dynamic and creative. We provide a design led and commercially savvy service to our clients. This powerful combination means we have a reputation for delivering creative solutions that realise added value for our client’s.  We have a reputation for thinking 'outside the box,' developing ideas and solutions that advance best practice. Our designs are always bespoke, deriving from our client’s priorities, each project’s unique context, and our own design ethos and extensive experience of delivering projects. We seek to ensure our proposals align with our client’s strategic objectives. We are committed to listening and responding to your priorities. We recognise that it is your project!

Our Services

We are architects and designers able to assist our clients through all stages in the creation of buildings and places, from inception to completion. We provide a wide range of services that support our client’s needs. We also recognise our need of others and actively embrace collaboration. Our portfolio is both eclectic and distinctive, reflecting the diversity of both our clients and the places in which we work.  We are committed to quality and, as an RIBA Chartered Practice, operate a robust quality assurance system. Our specific services include:     ·      

  • Feasibility studies and site appraisals·     
  •  Capacity studies and land deals·      
  • Visioning, masterplanning and urban design·     
  •  Concept design·      
  • Public consultation and public engagement·      
  • Preparation of planning applications and appeals·      
  • Detailed Design/Production Information/Working Drawings·      
  • BIM·      
  • Building Regulations Applications·      
  • Party Wall Surveying·      
  • Advice on procurement·      
  • Tendering·      
  • Contract Administration·      
  • Employers Agent and preparation of Employers Requirements     

We are also able to offer Principal Designer services under the CDM Regulations 2015    

Our Team

Snug is special place to work. We have a great team. Our staff are the back bone of the practice. It is their skill and dedication that ensures our on-going success. We want to ensure every member of the team prospers, both in their career and in life. We recognise that a healthy work life balance is key. We enjoy working together and cultivate a strong team ethic. This starts with shared coffee breaks, Friday lunch and drinks after work and extends to day trips to visit seminal buildings or just going kayaking together. We also recognise the role our loved ones play in all our success and aim to take all staff and their families away for a treat once a year.  We recognise that there is further to go and, to become the best we can be, we must work together and in collaboration with others. We encourage all staff to contribute their ideas to the future development of the practice and have a dynamic CPD programme.  We are committed to building and maintaining a long term and stable team. This begins with our commitment to students. We are active in architectural education, regularly providing placements for young people to have work experience, and support architecture students through all stages of their education, most returning to work with us after qualification.  We are particularly proud of our 100% success record at Part 3.

We are committed to being generous and give away 10% of our company profits each year. This allows us to support a wide range of ventures that further our values. If you want to know more about Snug, our thinking and our history, please visit our blog.  

It’s your project

We are here to serve our clients. We never forget that it is a privilege to work on every project. We don't take for granted the trust that our clients place in us when they choose Snug as their architect.