We are driven by a passion to harness ideas from all areas of life to help people flourish and use the opportunities offered by demography, environment, technology and art to your benefit.
Value Enhancement and Inspiration
We identify where value lies for you now and in the future. We work with you to create an architecture that addresses your changing business and wider values in cultural and commercial settings as well as a tailored approach to private work. This has resulted in enhanced value and enviable return for clients.
More than architecture
As well as being a very engaging way to work, this approach improves your assets in the short and long term giving powerful legacy, profitability and commercial expediency.
In 2018, 2019 and 2020, the firm has been awarded Most Innovative Architecture Firm in London by Acquisition International and in 2017 Best UK Construction Adviser.
In 2016, the practice won Most Innovative Architecture Firm. W London.
The judges’ citation said: The judging panel deemed Paul Vick Architects head and shoulders above the competition.
Their reputation within the industry is stellar and the precision with which the firm go about their projects is second to none despite being only 9 years old. The entire portfolio of work (both public and private) was believed worthy of recognition, which is why we felt they were deserving of a title that was not specific to one project but the firm as a whole.
The firm’s research was also taken into account. Overall we found Paul Vick Architects extremely impressive and worthy of praise.
The practice has a game changing approach. This has resulted in 100% planning permission record including with new build and listed buildings and those in Conservation Areas. Having won planning permission for over 100 projects, clients and their stakeholders have the confidence that their vision will be achieved, as well as creating enhanced value and profit. As RIBA Chartered architects a full service is brought to you.
"Paul Vick architects designs on three projects including in Leicester Square, reflected our business plans and values on difficult sites." — Tak Tokumine, Founder Japan Centre
For further examples & information on all of our work, past and present, please get in touch.
"Our architecture influences us whether we like it or not. It surrounds us in public and private, when we travel and rest, when we work, play and learn. We harness this opportunity for your benefit." — Paul Vick
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Paul Vick being interviewed by Le Plan at the Venice Biennale 2016
"I spoke to Paul about developing St Paul’s in Knightsbridge because I knew him to be an architect with experience of working on beautiful but also highly complex projects…." — Fr Alan Gyle, Client, St Paul’s Knightsbridge
"I didn’t know design could do this." — Private Client
AWARDS AND RESEARCH
Best Commercial Architecture Firm London 2023 Property and Construction Business of the Year West London 2022
London’s Best for Innovative Architecture 2020, 2019 and 2018
UK Best for Cultural Architecture Practice 2019
Game Changers Awards 2018 by Finance Monthly.
Best Architecture Firm for Global Excellence 2017 by Acquisition International.
Construction Advisor of the Year 2017 by Finance Monthly Global Awards.
Architecture Firm of the Year West London 2017 by Build Magazine.
Most Innovative Architecture Firm West London 2016.
AR Future Projects Awards 2018
London Architecture Firm of the Year 2015
RICS Award 2014
RIBA London Regional Awards 2013
International Design and Architecture Awards 2013
International AR Future Project Awards 2013
Galvanisers Association Galvanising Award 2011
Architect of the Year 2011 Builder and Engineers Award
Paul Vick Architects’ designs for St Paul’s Knightsbridge have been selected to be displayed in the ‘Tomorrow’s Architecture’ exhibition by the Architect’s Journal at the International Property Fair MIPIM in Earls Court, London later in October 2015.
The RIBA (2015), The Shard (2014), Somerset House (2013) hosted paintings by Paul Vick for ‘10×10’ auctioned for the charity Article 25 (UN Declaration of Human Rights). The exhibitions bring together 100 of the world’s artists, architects and designers in the most famous city in the world, London.
A private office by Paul Vick Architects’ was exhibited in Central London in Feb 2012 by New London Architecture, Building Centre, Store Street for 2 months. The selection jury included Elle Decoration’s Editor-in-Chief, Director at RIBA London, President of the British Institute of Interior Design and Chairman of New London Architecture.
Juror and Expert Panels
Paul Vick was a juror for International Property Awards 2016 to Current (Europe and Asia).
Paul Vick was a juror on the World Architecture News Residential Future Projects Awards 2015.
Paul Vick was a juror on the World Architecture News Glass Awards Panel 2014.
Paul Vick was an expert on the ‘Ask an Expert’ panel of Grand Designs London and Birmingham 2015.
Paul Vick Architects were shortlisted for the design of the Oxford Street Christmas Lights 2013.
Paul Vick Architects were shortlisted for the Tricycle Theatre.
Creation of value above client expectancies.
Paul Vick has lectured on Value Enhancement and Inspiration including at the Lecture Club in London, ‘Le Plan’ in Venice Italy (2016, 2014), Schroders (Feb 2014), New London Architecture (Jan 2014) where there was capacity audience of 260 people and Strategic Investment Managers Association in The City supported by The London Stock Exchange (2011), an excerpt of which was published by Magdalene College, Cambridge.
"Paul Vick architects listened to our needs and provided an elegant and forward looking design for us." — Neal Ashley, Client, former chairman Amey Holdings
About Paul Vick Architects
Paul Vick established Paul Vick Architects in 2007. Creatively bringing together forward looking technology and knowledge advances to architecture, the practice aims to deliver beautiful buildings with improved building performance to meet clients’ short and long term needs.
What We Do
We see architecture adding value to your investment by translating knowledge into physical buildings in six distinct, measurable ways – economic, use, social, image, environmental and cultural. Done well, the results are inspirational.
Our initial input is often strategic and is a review with the client about whether the aims of the project align with their wider intentions.
Our research background and work on buildings in private, cultural and commercial sectors gives us unprecedented experience. We do not assume that because it has been done one way before that it will suit your project this time.
From an outline brief, feasibility studies follow, more design, tender and a presence on site. A pragmatic approach and strong industry links give us the tools to innovate to the benefit of any project, large or small.
The practice takes inspiration from Isambard Kingdom Brunel:
‘We can now do the impossible, miracles take a little longer.’
About Paul Vick
Originally from near Dartmoor in southwest of UK, Paul graduated from Cambridge University, UK in 1991.
After a year in professional practice based in Paris, he undertook his second degree in architecture at Oxford Brookes University, UK with an exchange to Washington DC, USA for eight months. Concurrently, he set up six months fieldwork at Tsinghua University, Beijing, PRC during which time he completed his Masters in Development Practices.
In 1996, after returning from a year in Hong Kong where he worked on projects in Asia and North America, he qualified as a professional architect (ARB, RIBA). He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He is also a Freeman of the City of London and livery company member.
Paul’s experience has included projects addressing some of the most significant commercial, cultural and social challenges in Europe, including The British Museum Masterplan, The Whitecity Development and Portcullis House. As well as a Zero Carbon Strategy for 8000 new homes in London. A variety of projects in UK, USA, Hong Kong and PR China including cultural, education, health care, offices, sports facilities, light industrial and residential also form part of the portfolio. Previously, Paul worked at Hopkins Architects UK for 5 years and Ian Ritchie architects for 4 years as well as abroad.
For the four years leading up to running his own practice full time he was running projects of varying sizes and whose total construction value was just over £500m.