Established in 2011 in Penzance, Cornwall. Now practicing from St Just in West Cornwall and also from Bath & Bristol ideally located 6 miles between the two cities.

A majority of our work is with private houses. New builds, extensions or alterations. We also have considerable experience of working on public buildings having been involved in many lottery funded projects. We also have experience of commercial and industrial buildings. We offer interior design to incorporate full building design.

We have a particular expertise in designing buildings, interventions or extensions of architectural interest within buildings or areas with considerable planning constraints. These include being Listed, in Conservation Areas or even within Unesco Designated World Heritage Sites (WHS) and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). In many instances all of the above.

With numerous years of conservation accreditation Studio West have successfully undertaken numerous proposals for Listed Building Consents and have developed extensive experience of sensitive conservation repair techniques. It is also in these Listed Contexts in which we exercise ‘Creative Conservation’ meaning the design and proposal of high quality contemporary interventions that mirror the quality of the Listed Period fabric.

SWa are a Design Focussed Practice and our work has been recognised with awards and in numerous publications.


Fallen Angel, MouseholeWinner of Best Self Build Home or Renovation – Build It Awards 2018.

Treleigh St Ives – Winner Best individual Home (South West) – LABC Awards 2014


Chy Conary, Carbis Bay – Homebuilding & Renovating Magazine ‘Eco Self Build’ Feature. 2022

Chy Conary, Carbis BayThe Times – ‘Holywood-style beach villain Cornwall is on sale for £3.5m’

Fallen Angel, MouseholeBuild it Magazine

Ispoyntel, St Ives – Homebuilding & Renovating Magazine – ‘Silver Lining’ Contemporary Self Build Feature – August 2015

Dor Lerwern, Sennen Cove – Sunday Times Home Supplement ‘Coast Lines’ – The Sunday Times. 24.05.2015
Studio West Architects were listed as one of the ten best Architects in the UK for coastal architecture

What We Do

We take ideas from concept into the final built detail, The finished product always strongly tied to the Initial concept to create a homogenous aesthetic identity. We aim to enhance the environment and quality of life through well considered and precisely executed Architecture.

We produce bespoke designs tuned to our Clients’ Brief that embrace ‘The Building’, ‘The Site’, Its’ History, Its’ Views, Its’ Orientation. We strive to make unique, site-specific buildings or interventions that acknowledge their context but also strive to be contemporary in their architectural gesture. New build or within Creative Renovation and Creative Conservation. We are also a Conservation Accredited Practice (AABC).

  • We are an architectural practice based in St Just, Cornwall and Bath & Bristol primarily working in the South West but also further afield.
  • We specialise in environmentally sustainable architecture
  • Provide the highest quality of design solutions for all types and scale of projects
  • Domestic, Public Building and Commercial
  • Heritage Specialists with 15 years of Conservation Accreditation
  • Happy to Work Remotely with Over Seas Clients or out of the County

Meet the Team

Neil Wall BA(Hons) DIP Arch ARB RIBA

Sean Wagner  BSc Cosc
Architectural Designer and Technologist

James Hurditch
Consultant Architect

Charlotte Hall  BA(Hons) Interior Architectural Designer
Consultant Interior Designer