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About Us

JDRM Architects is a Brighton based architectural practice founded with the purpose of making high quality, exceptionally designed spaces accessible to all. Our team has over 25 years of professional experience working on a wide range of project types and sizes, from small residential extensions through to some of the largest developments on the South Coast.


We pride ourselves on developing a clear understanding of our clients needs and aspirations. Whether you are a family looking to build a forever home, a business looking for an inspiring workplace, or a developer looking to maximise the value of your site, we work hard to ensure that each project delivers the best possible solution to your brief.




As an RIBA Chartered Practice all of our projects follow the RIBA Plan of Work. This is a framework that breaks projects down into stages that relate to key milestones, such as obtaining planning permission, completion of technical design, or the start of construction. 

Our team has direct experience of working on a wide range of project types including private residential, residential development, commercial, heritage, healthcare, education and hospitality projects.


We can provide a full range of architectural services and each appointment is carefully tailored to the needs of the client. We offer free initial onsite consultations to discuss what you are looking to achieve and run through what services you may require at each stage of the project.


We will also advise you on what other consultants may be required as your project develops and assist you in building a team of professionals with the relevant experience and expertise to make your aspirations a reality.

  • New Build Houses

  • Eco Homes

  • Property Developments

  • Commercial Projects

  • Extensions & Refurbishments

  • Planning Applications

  • Listed Buildings

  • Permitted Development Schemes

Stage 1 - Feasibility Study

At the start of every project, we sit down with you to review your aspirations and help you develop your brief. We will research the various physical and planning constraints which may impact the project. Finally, we will prepare outline proposal options.

Stage 2 - Concept Design

We take your feedback on the stage 1 proposals and refine and develop the scheme into a more detailed concept design. We may start to involve additional consultants at this stage or approach the planning department for pre-application feedback.

Stage 3 - Spatial Coordination & Planning

We finalise the external appearance of the building, confirming the overall form and proposed materials. We prepare and submit the planning application and maintain contact with the planning officers throughout the determination process.

Stage 4 - Technical Design

We produce all of the technical drawings necessary for the construction of the building. We will coordinate the input of other consultants. At this stage, we discharge any conditions attached to the planning approval and submit building regulations applications.

Stage 5 - Construction

Work starts on site. We can be flexible in our services at this stage, whether you need occasional advice or full management of the relationship between you and the contractor. We can help you avoid some of the common pitfalls or problems that can arise at this stage.

Stage 6 - Handover

It's finished. We can help you to resolve any defects or niggles that arise after completion to make sure you can enjoy the building for years to come.

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