Architectural Services

Each project Gregory Phillips takes on is a chance to create something unique and spectacular, taking the client’s vision of their dream home from plan to reality. We ensure homes look, flow and feel exactly as they imagined—achieved by our exceptional level of architectural services and attention to detail.

We subdivide our architectural services into foundational and other services, such as sustainable design and site selection. In addition, GPA offers design services unique to each project, whether newbuild architecture, remodelling, or concept and landscape design. 

We carefully manage issues of feasibility, procurement and planning permission from the outset, allowing our clients to relax and enjoy watching their dream home take shape from start to finish. 

Gregory Phillips Architects offer a holistic service, combining high-end building design with interior and landscape design. We manage each construction stage in-house—always utilising open spaces and maximising light—and work closely with a network of skilled craftsmen and specialists.

Some of our completed projects have been honoured with the highest accolades. These include prestigious Royal Institute of British Architects awards and nominations for the ‘House of the Year’ competition, ‘Best Individual House in the UK’ and ‘The Best House in Europe’.

Scope of work

In collaboration with the client, we determine the scope of work to be designed—the research and development stage. We will ask questions to gain an understanding of your design aspirations and any problems that may arise. 

Design development

Next, through a series of sketches, formal drawings and computer-aided designs (CAD), GPA develops the floor and site plans and building elevations for a complete design of the building. The process encompasses structural and mechanical considerations, as well as HVAC, plumbing and electrical decisions.

We will always aim for a cohesive scheme that ensures a seamless experience from concept design to the finished home.

Gregory Phillips Architects take care of every aspect of your project, making best use of the square feet available to provide a floor plan to suit your needs. View our Work with us page for more information.

Architectural Design Services

Gregory Phillips’ design teams tailor building projects to the way the clients live. We draw upon an established and trusted network of talented craftsmen and suppliers to create exquisite homes. 

Each interior design project, from inception to completion, incorporates concept design, CAD drawings, specifications for construction, lighting design, project management, bespoke furniture design and selection.

New Houses

While considering the specific location of each project, GPA creates tailored new houses to match the client’s individual lifestyle. Whether a compact urban site or rural landscape with extensive views, the goal is to maximise the potential of the site and deliver a modern home with exceptional living space.

In all new-house design projects, GPA determines what materials best reflect the location and aesthetic. And it’s not just exterior considerations. We are often engaged to carry out the interior design and build and select furniture and soft furnishings. 

Remodelling

GPA’s architectural services extend to projects that involve the remodelling and extending of existing houses. Remodelling projects may involve re-organising historic and existing buildings to create luxury homes suitable for today’s lifestyles and ways of living.

Clients may require remodelling services such as basement or loft conversions or space renovations to accommodate swimming pools, leisure areas, gyms and bedroom suites.

When carrying out projects involving listed buildings, we’re always sensitive to the historic aspects of houses whilst adding contemporary elements. 

Concept Design

Although often included as part of a holistic service, Gregory Phillips also offers concept design as a standalone architectural service. The reason for this is that the client may require additional flexibility between the separate design and construction stages.

However, we will also develop initial concept designs before providing architectural and interior design services for the project from inception to completion of the construction.

International

Gregory Phillips Architects extend their modern house services to projects outside of the UK.

Typically, the local team to the location obtain the site information, deal with obtaining planning consent and permits, and organise the construction.

We collaborate with the client and local team to create a contemporary house that provides the modern home desired.

Interior Design

It’s critical that our structural engineers understand the client’s vision to create interiors that exceed their expectations and create luxurious yet practical spaces using a range of materials, such as timber, stone, marble, leather, metal, concrete and glass. 

Our interior design services extend to bespoke cabinetry and furniture for bathrooms or kitchens. We’ll also help the client select soft furnishings and styling to the rooms with rugs, blinds, curtains, linen, art work and objects to make the house a home.

Integration of state-of-the-art audio-visual systems, security and lighting controls can also be part of the interior design service. 

Gregory Phillips Architects is a boutique London-based architecture and interior design practice, specialising in contemporary luxury homes.

Let’s explore your vision

We’d love to hear about your architecture or interior design project.
To find out more about how we can help, get in touch

SEPTEMBER 2022 NEWSLETTER

CURRENT PROJECTS

We are currently working on the design of projects in the London areas of Battersea, St Johns Wood and Stanmore as well as projects in Macclesfield, Shropshire, Surrey and Windsor. Internationally we are working on projects in Miami and the Middle East.

TOTTERIDGE COMMON

We are excited to reveal our new build house in Totteridge, as the project reaches completion. This is our Sixth project in the Totteridge area and the second new build house in Totteridge Common.

This five-bedroom single-storey home with an outdoor swimming pool, located in a London Conservation area, is fully heated via air source heat pumps, with the electricity provided by PV solar panels.

The property has been designed to read as a pavilion within a rich landscape, aided by the reflective glass and dark tones.

AWARDS

BRITISH HOMES AWARDS

We are delighted to announce that our Totteridge Common Project has been shortlisted for the British Homes Awards 2022.

CONCEPT DESIGNS

We design projects throughout the UK and internationally. We often design the concept for a project and later work with local Architects to ensure our clients obtain the vision we set out to achieve.

The beginning of all our luxury house design projects involves understanding our clients’ requirements and ambitions. In many instances we develop initial concept designs and then go on to provide architectural and interior design services for the project from inception to completion of the construction. We also offer concept design as a standalone service, allowing clients’ to work with us to achieve their ambitions and requirements in a way that best suits them.

One of our international concepts is shown below, with more set to be showcased on our website in the near future.

This project for a new build house is located in a secluded location in Atherton, California. The project is a large house located in a woodland setting, with a stream and significant changes in level but with limited outdoor space.

The client wanted to maximise the use of the site by creating a substantial new house and create a greater visual impact as the existing house is largely concealed from view when approached. The house needed to incorporate 6 bedrooms, formal living and dining spaces, a family kitchen, family living and dining spaces as well as a basement with cinema and games room spaces. There was also a requirement to create a dramatic entrance.

The solution proposed was to rotate the building 90 degrees to face the driveway creating a more traditional front and back, public and private organisation of the house. The garage provides a link to the utility and kitchen spaces while there is also a more formal approach which draws you through a dramatic courtyard setting to the double-height entrance hall, allowing a through view to the pool and garden area at the rear via a formal living and dining area.

Architecturally, on the upper levels, a timber framework has been used to break down the bulk of the building and give it greater visual lightness. The building incorporates various terraces which allow the maximisation of the available space while creating a luxurious treehouse feel to the bedrooms overlooking the tree canopies and the stream.

The large flat roof allowed for the integration of Solar panels to provide electricity for much of the house’s heating and cooling requirements as well as EV car charging, and water is collected from the roof for irrigation purposes.

GREGORY PHILLIPS ARCHITECTS

We create contemporary houses. We believe these can be luxurious and comfortable. Elegant and practical. Impressive and homely. Use traditional materials and be current. Be focussed on design and be energy efficient. Above all, created for your lifestyle to be the best home you can live in.

Currently, we are working on houses in the UK and Internationally.

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MAY 2022 NEWSLETTER

MODERN MATTERS

We have continued our collaboration with architectural photographer and video expert Mel Yates, exploring and expressing our passion for designing exceptional modern architecture, exploring how each design idea helps to solve the puzzle of building a unique contemporary home.

Gregory has recently used the series to take an in-depth look at our project in Totteridge, which was recently nominated for the RIBA London Regional Awards 2022.

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SITE PROGRESS

We currently have several projects on-site, as seen below:
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TOTTERIDGE COMMON

We are excited to continue reporting the progress of our new build house in Totteridge, as the project nears completion. 

This 5 bed single-storey home with an outdoor swimming pool, located in a London Conservation area, is fully heated via air source heat pumps, with electricity provided by PV solar panels.

The property has been designed to read as a pavilion within a lush landscape, aided by the reflective glass and dark tones.

STANMORE HILL

We are also excited to see the assembly of the steel frame for our scheme at Stanmore Hill, an unequivocally contemporary home which makes the most of the site but one that is also modest in scale. The ground floor basement level is cut into the hillside creating terraces and planted areas which are punctuated with courtyards. This allows the house to maximise use of outside spaces and also minimise its visual intrusion into the surrounding Conservation Area.

We look forward to reporting on the progress of this project, as it progresses through construction.

BLENKARNE ROAD

We have also seen significant progress in the extension and refurbishment of our project at Blenkarne Road, Another scheme that is scheduled for completion in the near future. 

GREGORY PHILLIPS ARCHITECTS 

We create contemporary houses. We believe these can be luxurious and comfortable. Elegant and practical. Impressive and homely. Use traditional materials and be current. Be focussed on design and be energy efficient. Above all, created for your lifestyle to be the best home you can live in.

Currently, we are working on houses in the UK and Internationally.

Follow us on Instagram for updates

FEBRUARY 2022 NEWSLETTER

AWARDS

RIBA AWARDS

We are delighted to announce that our Totteridge Common Project has been shortlisted for the RIBA London Regional Awards 2022.

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We are delighted to announce that the family house we designed at Totteridge Common has been shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards 2022.

The house was designed to take advantage of the site’s North-South orientation. The front South side of the house faces the road and is made up of a series of solid volumes, with exaggerated deep window reveals. The rear, by contrast, is highly glazed with minimal structure beneath, allowing for uninterrupted views towards the surrounding green belt countryside.

It was important to ensure that the South sun, and quality of light, could be enjoyed in the winter. The design is focused on a single depth main family room, which takes advantage of light from both the front and rear. On the first floor, the windows are set deep into their reveals, so as not to overheat during the summer.

The fabric of the building, cladding, flooring, and windows, were carefully considered for quality and longevity. The building’s envelope is built to a high specification. Highly-insulated lightweight stud walls infill between the structural steel frame.

The house is unequivocally contemporary and contrasts to the surrounding traditional neighbouring properties, yet references the materials of the local area. Built predominantly of brick and timber, these materials are reimagined in a unique way.

SITE PROGRESS

We currently have numerous projects on-site, as seen below:
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TOTTERIDGE COMMON

We are excited to see our new build house in Totteridge nearing completion, with the installation of the kitchen and joinery well underway.

STANMORE

The excavation and construction of the basement at Stanmore has seen significant progress.

BLENKARNE ROAD

GREGORY PHILLIPS ARCHITECTS

We create contemporary houses. We believe these can be luxurious and comfortable. Elegant and practical. Impressive and homely. Use traditional materials and be current. Be focussed on design and be energy efficient. Above all, created for your lifestyle to be the best home you can live in.

Currently, we are working on houses in the UK and Internationally.

Follow us on Instagram for updates.

July Newsletter

S O U T H  O F   E N G L A N D 

T E C H N I C A L   D E S I G N 
We delighted to be progressing through the technical design stage of one our most ambitious projects to date, a new built private estate in the south of England. The new contemporary estate will comprise of approximately 50,000 sqft of new accommodation, set within ten acres fo mature landscaping. The whole estate will include a main house, guest house, staff accommodation, pavilion and an equestrian centre. 
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T O T T E R I D G E  C O M M O N 


S I T E  P R O G R E S S 

We are very happy to see significant progress on our new build house in Totteridge. With the windows and doors having been delivered and installed the new dwelling is now fully waterproof. The installation of internal partitions as well as first fix services is now well underway. 


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R I C K M A N S W O R T H  


C O M P L E T E D 

We had the pleasure of visiting this recently completed contemporary dwelling in the heart of Rickmansworth, north London. We were appointed to produce the design as well as obtaining planning consent for this new dwelling. The house was designed to include four bedrooms, garage, gym, formal living areas as well a main open plan living area, all positioned around a south facing double height space. The Property also includes a large outbuilding situated at the end of garden containing an indoor pool and spa facilities. 

February Newsletter

T O T T E R I D G E  3 
N E W  B U I L D  H O U S E 


S I T E  P R O G R E S S 
 

A few photos of our third project in Totteridge. The project is progressing nicely through construction and the steel frame has now been assembled. 

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K N I G H T S B R I D G E 

D E S I G N   P R O P O S A L

We have recently been working on new design proposal for the remodel and refurbishment of a 2 storey apartment in Knightsbridge. The existing apartment provided a blank canvas, and therefore a unique opportunity to creatively reconfigure the spaces to be more aligned with the family’s requirements. 


B A T T E R S E A  

S I T E  P R O G R E S S 

The demolition and strip out of our Battersea project is well underway. We will be sharing more information on this exciting project as it progresses on site. 

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December Newsletter

H A P P Y   H O L I D A Y S   ! ! ! 

T H A N K  Y O U 

Gregory Phillips Architects wants to wish you a Happy Holiday season and prosperous New Year! Although this holiday season is unlike any other in the light of this years events, we hope you all have a safe and pleasant time.

It is in the spirit of this holiday that we extend our thanks to all those that have supported us throughout this unusual year. Best wishes for the upcoming year, and we look forward to working with you soon. 


T E S T I M O N I A L S  
 

“Thank you all for being part of this extremely talented team, the result is beyond our expectations. We feel extremely lucky to have had the opportunity to work with so many gifted people and our ‘new’ home certainly reflects this.” – Gregory Phillips’s Client


June Newsletter

Dissolving boundaries, drawing buildings and gardens together – assummer arrives, we share images of spaces we have designed to maximise light and connection with the surrounding landscape.

New projects – We have lots of exciting projects on our drawing boards at the moment throughout the UK and LA. Watch this space.

Los Angeles, British American Business Council – Gregory is on a panel in LA promoted by the British American Business Council. Wednesday, May 29 from 6 pm to 8 pm, Christopher Guy Showroom (8900 Beverly Blvd. Suite 108)

Meet the panelists:

Gregory Phillips – Born in London, Gregory Phillips trained at Bristol University and Glasgow’s Mackintosh School of Architecture. In 1991, he established Gregory Phillips Architects with the aim of bringing a unique holistic approach to high-end residential design. Over the last 25 years, he has integrated his unique brand of elegant, refined modernism within country retreats, city homes, period properties and contemporary architecture.

Gregory’s talent, professionalism and discretion has attracted a loyal following of discerning clients, from film directors and fashion designers to art collectors and city financiers.

For more info, please visit www.gregoryphillips.com

Ina Soltani – A Los Angeles based celebrity designer who took the fashion scene by storm. Her designs has been worn by Hollywood Celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Biel, Kristen Stewart, Cindy Crawford, Miley Cyrus, Kerry Washington, Katy Perry, Carrie Underwood, Kim Kardashian, Eva Longoria and Jessica Chastain, to name a few.

She pursued a variety of design-related fields in film, acting, and jewelry design. Eventually she turned her energy to another theatrical pursuit: fashion. She subsequently graduated from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles and started her own label.

A finalist of the 2009 Fashion Group International Rising Star Award, Ina Soltani’s designs are strongly inspired by the dramatic narratives of artisan traditions, and deep appreciation of the arts and crafts. Her collections are passionate and glamorous filled with high drama and mystique. Influences are as varied as they are complex, from her upbringing in Sarajevo to a profound respect for the contemporary art and design of the world.

Ina has been developing her collection with private clients and building retail partners for her business. She recently designed and help refine the staff uniforms at the prestigious Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills and partnered with the “Race to Erase MS” event to create a handbag to help raise funds for the charity. She has shown her collection on the runway of LA Fashion week to favorable reviews by the LA Times. Currently, she lives and works in Los Angeles.

Ralf Knoll – A Los Angeles based interior designer that founded Knoll Interiors in 2003. A versatile and exciting firm with widely acclaimed projects ranging from a light filled Malibu beach home, to a sumptuous bohemian hotel, and classical Bel Air homes. Knoll Interior’s attention to detail, craftsmanship and quality sustainable materials extends to custom furniture, installations, and innovative solutions which caters to his client’s lifestyle and needs.

Inspired by a range of styles from traditional to modern and contemporary, art to nature-vivid juxtapositions of color, texture and object, Knoll Interiors reflects Ralf’s romantic and bold vision as well as his translation of his client’s personality into their living environment.

Recent projects include Le Petit Hermitage hotel, an avant-garde ode to renaissance; A circus theater nightclub at Beacher’s Madhouse in the MGM Grand Hotel Las Vegas; A Fortune 500 company headquarters; And a 5th Avenue NYC penthouse.

Knoll Interiors have earned a firm place in Vogue magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, Travel & Leisure, National Geographic, and the Huffington Post. 

May Newsletter



Grade II listed Farmhouse – We have just completed full refurbishment and extension to a Grade II listed farmhouse and barn in Kent. We reconfigured the Ground Floor plan and added a stunning new contemporary extension to link the house and existing barn. Photos of the house and extension are to follow. However, in the meantime, we’d like to share some images of the indoor pool which was refurbished (from an elaborate romanesque bath type style to modern simplicity!) along with a photo our client took of his new home in the brief period of snow we experienced in the UK this winter.


Brickwork – Attention to detail at its finest – every one of the bricks in the photos below has been set out on a drawing by Gregory Phillips Architects. The same brick laid in a different pattern will add texture and interest to the facade of this new build home in Totteridge. Its always amazing to see our drawings come to life!


Los Angeles – In contrast to the snowy picture above, our designs for new build houses in LA are progressing nicely. Great opportunities to play with sunlight and shadows and make the most of ocean views!


To watch our Berkshire House as featured on Channel 4 House of the year click here


A selection of our award winning projects….