friendly, creative, & technically-minded Portsmouth Architects

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Fingerprintstudios, Architectural Excellence in Portsmouth

We are a team of friendly, creative, and technically-minded Portsmouth architects crafting unique and exciting spaces in Hampshire and the neighbouring counties and areas. 

Our world-class architects will take you on a journey of excellence, where passion, expertise, and a commitment to client satisfaction come together into one complete service. We are driven to take your ideas, no matter how bold, and turn them into reality, seamlessly blending innovation, functionality, and design.

Turning your dreams into realities

Whether you’re looking for a stunning new home to make memories in for years to come, an office space that inspires calm and focus, or a captivating commercial establishment that breathes productivity, fingerprintstudios’ architects can bring your vision to life. Our combined decades of architecture experience means we can deliver every project, down to the finest details.

Our services encompass the full spectrum of architectural and interior design needs, catering to both residential and commercial projects. That includes architecture in Portsmouth, Hampshire, West Sussex, Surrey, Guildford, and further afield. We also offer project management, interior design, and any other services you may require.

We have been providing our clients with an end to end architecture and design solution for years, working our experience into every stage of their projects – contact us today and find out what the transformative powers of architecture can do for you.


We come to you with a blank canvas that is limited only by your imagination and offer our technical, professional, and local expertise at every stage of your journey. We are the expert Portsmouth architects – get in touch to see what we can do for you.


Domestic Architecture to improve or create your ideal home

Are you looking to extend, modify or refurbish your home? Find out how our team can help you today.


Looking for a creative solutions for your new build or commercial projects?

Looking to create a new build homes or multiple dwellings? Is your commercial space in need of refurbishment? Do you need a brand new facility? Our commercial architecture solution is perfect for you.

Portsmouth Architect Services

Places We Service

We offer architect services across the south coast, including (but not limited to): Winchester, Fareham, Surrey, Petersfield, Bishop’s Waltham, Emsworth, West Sussex, Lee-on-the-Solent, and Hampshire.

Company Overview


We are a friendly, creative but technically minded Architecture, Interior Design and Project Management Practice.



Enquire Today

We help local businesses, organisations and individuals bring their architecture projects to life, in Portsmouth and further afield. We’d love to help you too. Leave us a message and a member of the team will get back to you.

Client Feedback


Very helpful throughout the process, Patrick and Astrid made everything go very smoothly and were always available to help

Danny Customer

He often identified future potential problems that no one else had seen and he always had solutions. This is often the difference of having your beautiful new building

Andrew Customer

Patrick is an exceptional architect. He excels at both the theoretical and practical aspects of building projects

Andrew Customer

Excellent and professional service offered by this company! Very helpful, I was kept updated with all the info I needed and finally the team was successful in achieving the outcome I wanted. Would highly recommend using their services!

Ali Customer

Thank you, fingerprint studios, for your amazing work on our two story extension. The initial site survey was very thorough, and we actually changed from a loft conversion and single storey extension to a two storey extension as this suited our needs better.

Christopher Customer

Fingerprintstudios came up with a beautiful design for the front of our house that has received lots of amazing feedback. They were very friendly and extremely knowledgeable

Guy Customer

They were extremely professional and knowledgeable and the communication second to none. They went above and beyond to support us and were incredibly approachable.

Hayley Customer

Extremely professional and accommodating they provided us with eight creative designs to help with our decision on a double story extension, they also dealt with all the planning process with no hassle at all

James Customer

From the first site visit it was immediately obvious how willing and able they both were in taking on board the particular style that we wanted to achieve, and then demonstrate how this could all be incorporated into a final and workable design

Chris Customer

After a year of research we met with Patrick for an initial consultation and knew immediately that he was someone we could work with. His skill at listening and interpreting our needs into an imaginative but practical plan was excellent

Linda Customer

In all things he maintained focused on our requirement of future proofing our home whilst providing imaginative and practical solutions. He guided us through all the processes from design to completion

Tim Customer

Patrick and Fingerprintstudios were awesome. Developed the plans for our Garage Conversion to our exacting specs and even supported us when the builders came up with some queries about it.

Gabriel Customer

Knowledgeable with planning guidance and what we would be allowed to go ahead with, for example, the right to light for our neighbours etc. Pat created a couple of clear and precise drawings to help us visualise and see logistically if our ideas could work

Laura Customer

We can very highly recommend Fingerprints studios, and Patrick who did guided us through the planning process, design with high level of detail. He listened to our needs and came up with some amazing ideas. Thanks to him we converted 1945 bungalow in to beautiful very modern house

Marcin Customer

Patrick was extremely helpful with the planning and advice on my garden room. He went above and beyond with helping me out with the council planning etc!! 5* isn’t enough for all his time, knowledge, commitment and advice!! I would Highly recommend Patrick and 100% use his company again!!

Deborah Customer

He listened to our ideas and patiently explained what could be reasonably achieved considering our site limitations. He proposed good options and delivered his work to high standards and got our approval in record time. I would highly recommend him to everyone.

Razvan Customer

Pat has been great from start to finish helping us to reach our vision of how we want our extension to look and making it possible. He’s been in touch every step providing us with the best of his knowledge and ideas. We would highly recommend his service

Louise Customer

Great efficient services and Patrick is very knowledgeable Architect and I will recommend this company!

Ben Customer

His ability to listen and problem solve is fantastic, nothing was too much effort for him. His solutions are creative and thoughtful. I would highly recommend him to others. Thanks Pat for all your help

Stuart Customer

I would not hesitate to recommend him to friends and customers, and have done so on many occasions. His capabilities are varied, he is an approachable, forward thinking modern architect and he will always accommodate his customers needs. A++

Lee Customer

Patrick came highly recommend when I needed an architect for a chapel renovation in Somerset. I can't recommend him highly enough. His ideas and technical drawings were spot on. He was so easy to work with compared to other architects I have employed. Thanks Pat for a superb job.

Gary Customer

Fingerprintstudios architects have been outstanding helping us with our extension. Very professional and totally reliable. A 1st class service. Thank you very much

Haydn Customer

Fingerprintstudios Architects in Portsmouth Hampshire helped me and my partner to create the modern temporary architectural extension to our home. We are happy to recommend Fingerprintstudios Architects to everyone. Edit: 3 years has passed I have used Fingerprint again. Same absolute top quality service and recommend them to everyone and anyone

Gerard Customer

Architecture FAQs

Architects apply impartial and creative thinking to projects. Our structured training sees a minimum of 7 years of education before qualification with structured continued professional development. We strike the balance of quality, cost and time which ultimately produces a better end product.

At the startof your project you should start looking for an Architect. Fingerprintstudios Architects provide important pre-design services including site evaluation, and can help you explore the options you may not have considered. Involving us at the early stages can help avoid costly mistakes, and increase the likelihood of your satisfaction and success of the project.

Fairly and honestly. Our fees are calculated based on your brief, the opportunities and constraints of the site and project, the complexity of the solution.  Our fees will either be a fixed fee, and hourly rate or a percentages of the project value. Sometimes depending on the project this can be a mixture of the above. In all our fees are always prepared with providing the best possible service and solution for your project.

From a clients perspective it can be tempting to mitigate the costs of an Architect. While it’s true there are cheaper options outside of qualified Architects, an Architect can provide skill and expertise in saving you money through clever design solutions and alternative specification.

An architect’s design can reduce energy and maintenance costs, and provide an efficient layout so that you don’t overbuild what you really need. They can turn a difficult lot into a successful building site. And they spend time planning and fully developing your ideas to avoid changes once construction is underway.

We are appointed by you to find the best possible solution and balance of money, cost and time. Compared to trusting others Architects are bound by a code of conduct and as such will provide you with the best possible product.

Our fees are competitive and produced with our service and process in mind, however if you find a comparable service and cost and would like to work with us we are always happy to see what we
can do without compromising our service, process and delivery.
We work on simple house extensions, multiple residential units to complex sky diving tunnels. We can undertake all elements of the planning applications but sometimes depending on the project we may utilise the experience and knowledge of a planning consultant.
We have an established list of building contractors and specialist craftsman and sub-contractors.
They all vary in capability and specialism. We would be happy to provide details of builders for your use.
However we always prefer to put our product out to competitive tender to secure the best possible product.
We love designing swimming pools. We can design indoor and outdoor swimming pools and help co-ordinate plant rooms, spas, hot tubs and steam room and saunas.
Depending on the size of the Local Authority handling the application timescales may improve or be effected. Typically 2-4 Weeks for the application to be registered and assigned to a planning officer and 8 weeks for determination. Sometimes an additional 1-2 weeks is requested from the Local Authority to finalise the paperwork.
Our building regulation drawings and specifications contain the technical details of the project and provide supporting information to show compliance with the Building Regulations. These drawings also have the benefits of assisting the building in quoting and constructing the project.
The information produced focuses in on compliance with the regulations but does not show the details of finishes and detailed co-ordinated construction detailing.
Yes, once we have our drawings, schedules and specifications prepared we will then submit for review. We will liaise with the Building Regulations officer and confirm any queries they may have with our proposed solution. Once authorised we will send you the plan check certificate.
An Architect is a building designer. We have extensive training and it takes on average 7-10 years to understand design and construction. We are skilled in many areas including; building design, planning policy, building regulations, building and construction contracts, land law, construction law to name a few. Here are five good reasons to employ an Architect:
1. We are trained professionals governed by a code of conduct.
2. Creativity! We come up with ideas to suit your brief.
3. We will consider the design quality of your space.
4. We handle the paperwork on your behalf, making it stress free for you.
5. We can support you while your project is being built.
Each city, county and respective Councils operate using their unique design guides and Local Planning Policies.
Our work is focused within a 1 Hour drive on the South coast of England. This allows us to keep abreast of changing National and Local policies that may influence and effect your project. Since our inception in 2010 we have continued to develop and maintain relationships with Local Councils assisting us in obtaining positive consents.

Our initial phone call consultation is completely free. This is typically 30mins long.

If you would like to meet in person to discuss your project an onsite visit for 1 hr which is charged at £85. During this time we can explore your project, discuss the planning and project constraints and discuss some ideas and potential solutions.

During the 30min free consultation, we will take some details about the project and brief. Use the power of google to look at the project site and provide some impartial advice on the risks and opportunities. Were appropriate we can also provide a budget guide of our consultation fees.

The initial consultation is a time for us to discuss your requirements and to see if you feel we are the right company for your project.

At this time we will discuss your brief, ideas and concepts and through our expertise and experience we can provide some impartial advice. During the meeting you will be given the opportunity to ask any questions, or ask for clarification of anything that has been discussed.

We are passionate about what we do, we’re local first, and we have plenty of customers who can back us up. We have decades of experience and we’re genuinely passionate about what we do. If you’re still not sure, give us a call and tell us what you’re looking for and we will be more than happy to advise.

Our range of architectural services provides exceptionally good value for money.
Through our experience and dedication our professional attention to detail will give you added value through the most efficient use of space and careful selection of materials and finishes. We optimise the building and work with its existing structure to prevent unnecessary cost. Our solutions are holistic and consider the project as a whole.
Building control applications are the formal procedures to prove your building work or project meets Building regulations. We love to be involved in this detailed phase and this is were we feel we add value to your project. We can assist with developing detailed designs to help secure your building control final certificate.
We have experience of historic buildings and listed buildings. We love to work on them and restore and protect the heritage found in our unique and wonderful history. We have extensive career experience of Grade 2, Grade 1 and scheduled ancient monuments. We are proud to have worked in partnership with
English Heritage on some of the UK most importance and unique assets.
We aim to be able to start the work within 2-4 weeks from receipt of the initial deposit. During our mobilisation period we prepare to provide the sufficient amount of resources ready to start your project.
Building Regulations are a set of standards and rules that have been produced by the Government to ensure safety, health, and energy efficiency of buildings. They apply to all aspects of architecture, including construction, alteration, and the extension of buildings. 

Typically yes. Depending on the design, we will advise you if a Structural Engineer is required. Structural Engineers provides technical expertise to ensure the structure is safe and secure.
Fingerprintstudios are proud to have technical expertise against our competitors. Within our designs we provide a high level strategy to assist the Structural Engineer from unnecessary complex structural designs. This ultimately will save you the client money.
As a professional practice we hold appropriate insurance cover for our projects. Including Employers Liability, Public Liability and Products Liability. Compared to our competitors we also have specific insurance to enable us to work on:
1. Basement and underground Structures.
2. Swimming Pools and Spas.
Construction prices vary depending on location, global and national economic pressures and these can affect the design. We pride ourselves on providing guidance on your budget and simple elements such as:
1.Vat. Value Added Tax.
2.Consultancy fees.
3.Council and Local Authority Fees.
Will all need to be factored into account as a part of your journey to procure your project?
We will provide guidance along the way and provide our design expertise to find solutions to
create a project with distinction without the price tag.