Paul Smith

Senior Layout Designer

Expertise: Architectural design, freehand drawings

We will put in the time to deliver what is commercially right for the business and ensure that it is the best it can be for the client so that everything hits the target dates which is key to continuation of work.

Paul Smith Senior Layout Designer

Paul’s career in the industry spans back to 1978 when he started his love with architectural design whilst working for a residential developer.  Over the years he has gained massive experience and industry recognition for his designs.  Collaborating with developers to design layouts he knows exactly what the client is looking for in terms of coverage, house types, structure and has a very comprehensive understanding of individual house types and how they work together.

His relentless focus on understanding how design complements the environment whilst being commercial and efficient for the developer has ensured his drawings have been used as the conceptual designs for large scale residential projects across the UK.


Paul is a massive fisherman with a keen interest in coarse fishing and entering competitions.   He is also a volunteer for RSPB and Natural England and completes wildlife counts and studies. He holds a dormouse licence and as an endangered species lead a group to catch and weigh these furry creatures.


  • Feasibility Planning

    Feasibility and concept design are the initial steps in developing design options for your residential development project. Our feasibility planning service evaluates the commercial potential of a piece of land before creating concepts and architectural design solutions that augment the development potential.

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  • Town Planning

    Town Planning is about much more than just submitting planning applications. There are many facets of planning and our planning team have expansive knowledge of planning matters, having accumulated many years experience working within the residential industry.

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  • Technical Drawings

    Key to the delivery of any residential project is the production of clear and concise technical working drawings in a time efficient way. We produce fit for purpose economical technical solutions that comply with all necessary building regulations using the latest Autocad or Revit software.

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  • Landscape Architecture

    Landscaping is an integral part to any successful development. At an early stage of the design process we identify the key landscape features for retention and potential new areas for enhancement. Our in-house landscape architecture team can devise hard and soft landscape schemes that not only perform a function but also add to the aesthetic quality of a development.

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  • Masterplanning & Urban Design

    From small rural or urban infill sites, to large-scale, brownfield, regeneration and greenfield urban extensions; we provide everything from concept plans and development framework plans to detailed masterplans and parameter plans, based on well-established urban design principles.

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  • Graphic Communication

    Communicating visions and detailed proposals through graphics is a key element of architectural design. Creating the best user experience and visual representation of our design proposals is what we do. From 2D plans to 3D axonometric projections and perspective visualisations, we employ various techniques and media such as hand-drawn sketches, digital photo editing and CAD software layout tools.

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