AR Design Studio | Contemporary Architects Winchester 01962 864545


List of services we at AR Design Studio provide.

AR Design Studio is an award-winning RIBA certified contemporary architectural practice, based in Winchester, Hampshire, specialising in elegant modern new homes, extensions, renovations and multi-plot developments.



We have extensive experience of new build and renovation work at both domestic and commercial levels.

Interior Planning
We consider the building as a whole and feel that in order to maintain a clear concept running through the whole project, the exterior and interior should be considered as one.  Through this thinking we have a great deal of experience in interior design and remodelling.

Planning Applications
We have a high success rate with obtaining planning permission, and have experience in both urban and sensitive rural sites. AR Design Studio closely manages applications as they progress to ensure a successful outcome.

Paragraph 79
We are specialists at obtaining planning permission through Paragraph 79 (formerly Paragraph 55) which allows for new isolated homes to be built in the countryside, subject to certain requirements.

Furniture and Product Design
We have had a number of clients that have wanted specifically designed furniture and other items. This ranges from staircases to chairs and tables.

Graphic Design
We work in close association with graphic designers and have undertaken a number of combined graphic branding appointments that draw on and inform the architecture of the final project.

Landscape Design
We work closely with several modern landscape design companies and together strive to create synergy and harmony between a building and its environment.

3D Visualisation and Animated Presentations
We have found that clients often have difficulty visualising our ideas from standard two dimensional line drawings. For this reason we employ the latest in modern computer generated visualisation technology. This allows the Client to pre-experience the design in the most real fashion.

Making the process enjoyable not stressful!


"AR Design helped us navigate a very complicated situation with local planners and Natural England, working through three major iterations of the project to redesign our pool house, swimming pool and surrounding landscaping. We're extremely happy with the result, which marries sleek, minimalist design with several existing, vernacular buildings. AR have been great to work with throughout the life cycle of the project. They're good at big ideas, they're strong on detail, they excel on technical aspects, and have been excellent at maintaining quality and dealing with the unexpected throughout the build of the project. We're delighted with the outcome"

Private Client, The Pool House

“We thoroughly enjoyed working with AR Design, it has been a great experience, the completed project has exceeded our expectations and improved our home immeasurably, the quality of the design and the attention to detail throughout have been exceptional, thank you!”

Chris Chapman, The Farmer’s House

“We have a wonderful new home which has I think exceeded our expectations in various areas.  Thanks to you and Laura for all your help in getting us there. “

Private Client, Spring Close

“An intelligent interpretation of the detailed brief and a sensitive understanding of the clients aspirations. Very nice people to work with and a fantastic house”

Norman & Tina Ellis, Black House

“Wanted to say how impressed we have been so far with your team. Laura has been absolutely brilliant with superb focus, good ideas and attention to detail and very rapid turnaround. Impressive. The plans look simply amazing and Rachael and I are thrilled.

Oliver and Rachael Thomson

‘In my opinion, one of the country’s most talented architects’

Jeremy Paxton, Lower Mill Estate

“In short, we simply would not have the house of our dreams if it wasn’t for AR Design Studio”.

Helena & Richard Meikle

“The end product is a hundred times better than we’d have achieved coming up with our own. You’ve added far more value to the house than you’ve charged us in fees”.

David Allen, Sevenoaks



AR Design Studio is a Carbon Smart certified architectural practice, dedicated to designing contemporary designs that are sustainable and minimise their environmental impact.

Our full environmental policy can be downloaded here.

We are passionate about exploring the relationships between inside and outside spaces, between the man-made and nature.  Specifically we specialise in the capture and retention of energy and light, the recycling of water, and the creation of a home that sits in harmony with its environment.

We recognise that it is our responsibility to build as sustainably as our clients’ budget, timeline and site allows. Therefore we exercise our professional skills to improve sustainability and minimise the environmental impact in so far as is possible within the instructions received from our clients.