Architectural Design Services by Axiom Architects

Formed in 1986, Axiom Architects is now an established architecture & interior design practice. Our principal office is a renovated and extended warehouse in Lewes, on the edge of the South Downs, within a short distance of the M23 and Gatwick Airport.

In 2006 we opened our South West Office, now based in Exeter. This was followed in 2013 by expanding into central London.

In parallel with our expansion, the breadth of our experience has grown and we now have a proven record of completed projects across a wide range of building types. Many of our established clients are well known multinational organisations; by contrast, our individual clients provide us with a fascinating variety of commissions.

Our practice is strong, multitalented and friendly and always ready to tailor a professional service to individual needs.


Understanding the potential for new sites and developing a coherent tailored brief is central to our work at the early stages of a project. In a competitive commercial marketplace, speed and accuracy are paramount. Working with other consultant disciplines, we are adept at maximising output on limited information and thoroughly investigating all appropriate considerations that may influence the life of the project through to completion.

We are sympathetic to the budgetary constraints that our clients may have in developing concept ideas to establish a project’s viability. We work closely to ensure that only commercially feasible schemes are invested in.

We employ a range of media whilst undertaking feasibility studies including sketch layouts, CAD Sketchup models, physical massing models and site context models.


As the process of planning applications becomes more demanding with an ever-expanding range of prerequisite information for every project, we continue to adapt our methods. This ensures the high-quality of our work at this crucial stage of the development proposal.

Early liaison with local authorities at pre-application stage is paramount to the ultimate success of planning applications. We are consolidating our reputation by gaining planning approvals for challenging locations by producing buildings of high design quality presented in clear and accurate packages.

We partake fully in all stages of the process including architects review panels, public exhibitions and appeals that have led to us gaining approval for notable high profile sites.

Design & Build

We are recognised for the high standard of information we provide for the construction of our buildings and we regard this as critical in making life easier for contractors and specialists to deliver high-quality completed schemes.

The ability to assimilate information produced by other consultants into a co-ordinated centralised package is a valuable tool to both the contractor and the client that are both driven by cost and quality management. We underpin our industry relationships with proven trust, honesty, performance and an open, constructive attitude to communication. It takes time and effort to build such a foundation and a conscientious dedication to maintain it.

Design and Build contractors welcome our pragmatic and collaborative approach that benefits all stakeholders in projects and, in line with procurement trends, the proportion of our work in this area is increasing.