Based in Odiham, Hampshire, Vesta Architects is a RIBA chartered practice that has a passion for creating cost-effective and well-crafted architectural projects. Founded by Michael Benwell and Luis Floyd, Vesta Architects specialise in residential projects of all sizes across Hampshire, Surrey & Sussex.
As a studio, we are devoted to understanding the needs and ambitions of our clients. Our role is to successfully translate your vision into the built environment, and we believe the key to articulating that vision is to embrace client engagement throughout the design and construction process.
From concept to completion, we invest time into careful consideration of programme, material and building methods to ensure our projects are delivered on time and within budget.
Michael graduated from the University of Portsmouth with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Architecture in 2010, before returning in 2012 to undertake the Master of Architecture program where he was awarded a distinction for his thesis.
Michael then went on to gain experience working for a number of award-winning practices across London and the South East.
Following the award of his Diploma in Professional Practice at London Metropolitan University in 2016, Michael then registered with the Architects Registration Board (ARB) and became a chartered member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).
Luis qualified as an Architectural Technician in 2011 and went onto work for a local architectural practice. During that time, Luis gained a HNC in Construction where he was awarded a merit.
In 2013, Luis established his own architectural practice where he specialised in bespoke residential house design. Luis successfully ran his practice for 5 years, designing and building homes across the South East of England.
Having lived and worked in North Hampshire and the surrounding areas most of his life, Luis has extensive local knowledge and connections with many local authorities.
To get things started, we will meet with you at your property to discuss your project and explain how we may be able to help.
Once we have a good understanding of your plans, we’ll then advise you on planning policies, cost estimations and structural considerations.
Using our design expertise, we can help transform your vision into reality. Through a collaborative process, we will produce a design that is tailored to the way you live.
Obtaining the correct permissions can be complex and time consuming. We will take that stress away and manage everything on your behalf.
Following the approval process, we can help you find a builder, prepare formal building contracts and conduct site inspections to ensure everything is going to plan.
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Using the latest surveying equipment, we conduct our own measured building surveys to capture the necessary site data required to produce accurate drawings.
EXTENSIONS & CONVERSIONS
From straightforward extensions to complete remodeling of your home, we will have the design solution for you. We have converted everything from lofts to garages, barns to basements.
Most building projects involve some form of structural work. Our engineers can provide the structural drawings and calculations required for building control approval.
If you intend to build a new house or carry out major home improvements, it is likely that you will first need to secure planning permission. We can assess the likelihood of approval being granted and manage the entire process for you.
LISTED & CONSERVATION
Understanding the significance of a building is the key to good conservation. Obtaining consent to make alterations to a building of special interest can often be tricky. We can help you navigate through that process.
Architectural visualisations often prove a useful tool when used to support a planning application. We can produce 3D photo-realistic images that help bring a project to life.
All new building work must be constructed to a safe, healthy and high performing standard. We can generate the necessary detailed drawings and specifications to ensure that your project meets the latest building regulations.
Whether you are looking to maximise the value of land you own or embark on your own self build project, we can tailor a design to meet your exact needs and preferences.
Ensuring that there is an enforceable contract between homeowner and builder is a vital insurance during a project. We can prepare those contracts on your behalf and ensure that all obligations are met.
We regularly work with the following local authorities:
If you would like to know more about our practice or wish to discuss a project, please get in touch!
The Oast House, Stapeley Manor Farm
Odiham, Hook, RG29 1JE
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