Alice Poole Architects
Alice Poole Architects offer a full architecture and interior design service, creating unique, imaginative and high quality environments for both domestic and commercial clients, with projects followed through from inception to completion of the project on site, also offering project management services. All types and sizes of commissions are welcomed which can encompass new-build as well as the extension, alteration and refurbishment of existing buildings, and Alice Poole Architects have special expertise in Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas.
Alice Poole Architects does not have a ‘house’ style but treats every project as unique, with an emphasis on achieving the best spatial and design solutions to meet each client’s individual requirements. Alice Poole believes in the principles of The Arts and Crafts Movement and The Bauhaus where Architecture and Interior Design are combined to achieve a unified scheme with great attention to detail, using the interplay of light, shapes, colours and textures to create exciting and stimulating environments.
Alice Poole Alice Poole studied at the prestigious Bartlett School of Architecture at UCL, obtaining a First Class Degree and winning the Bartlett Prize for Architecture. She founded her own practice, Alice Poole Architects, in 1984 and has carried out over 650 projects. The majority of the practice’s projects are within the London/M25 area although projects have been carried out in all parts of the British Isles as well as Holland, France and Italy. Commissions are mostly obtained by reputation and referral from previous clients.
Alice Poole Architects offer a complete design solution with loose and fitted furniture designed into projects at the inception, sketch design stage. The bulk of the practice’s projects are residential, involving individual houses where kitchens, bathrooms, wardrobes and cabinetry are often designed by Alice Poole and made by specialist joiners. Soft furnishings can also be included to form part of the overall scheme.
Residential projects | Building Contracts generally range from £200k - £1.5 million. Alice Poole Architects also advise on Planning and Listed Building Applications and have successfully appealed planning refusals.
Non Residential projects | Company headquarters for KLP in Bayswater, London. Restaurants in Fulham Road and Portobello Road. Office extensions and refurbishment as well as new corporate images for companies and redesign of client areas, refurbishment of a six storey property in Harley Street with a medical ENT consultancy on four floors and self-contained flats on two floors.
Awards | Alice Poole Architects were gold winners in two categories at the National Building and Construction Awards 2020/2021 winning the Architectural Designer of the Year Award and the Architect of the Year Award – small project. A Greater London Enterprise Award for being The Best Modern Residential Interior Architecture Firm 2021 and an Award of Excellence were also won.
Other Awards, won in 2020 and 2021, included a Global Award for the Best Listed Building and Conservation Architecture Firm in the South of England for the fourth and fifth year running, an Award for the Best Full-Service Architecture Practice for the second and third year running, two Gamechangers Awards, and two further awards for being the Best Listed Building, Conservation Architecture and Period Building Practice in South and South East England.
Alice’s own kitchen won the British Design and Manufacturing Award at The Designer Kitchen and Bathroom Awards. In 2017, Alice Poole Architects won another Award for the Best Listed Building and Conservation Architecture Firm in the South of England, was shortlisted to the final 5 for a Prestigious AJ Architectural Award 2017 and was a finalist at the London Construction Awards 2017. An Alice Poole Architects project was exhibited in the Don’t Move Improve Exhibition in 2016. Alice Poole Architects was also shortlisted for 3 Design Awards in 2009, 4 in 2010 and 4 in 2011.
Press | Alice Poole Architects have been featured in various publications and kitchen and bathroom designs have been published Designer Kitchen and Bathrooms and Beautiful Kitchens magazines.