stretto architects are a Bristol based architectural practice with a distinct specialism in design-led projects.

We aim to take an ethical approach to everything we do from designing our buildings to running our business.

We operate an open studio policy because we believe that good team working and communication are essential to the design process.

What we do

stretto architects are passionate about producing quality buildings which meet our client’s requirements and deliver true value for money.

Good buildings are unique. Their design evolves from a response to the client brief and the site. 
Our buildings are conceived with an ethical appreciation of the planet's natural resources and an understanding of the interdependence of buildings and quality of life.

We believe that Good Design:

  1. Fulfils a function (or functions)
  2. Makes appropriate use of materials
  3. Facilitates efficient and safe methods of construction
  4. Allows for future flexibility and adaptability
  5. Combines the above in imaginative and expressive way.

We believe in a lean approach to sustainability in which every stage of the design and construction process is re-evaluated to keep waste and harmful by-products to a minimum.


(Projects delivered as director of CODA Architects)

2003 - Best Designed Hospital - highly commended (Princess Royal University Hospital)
2004 - Best Public Building Award - Bromley environmental awards (Princess Royal University Hospital)
2005 - Town and Country Design Award (Blaise Castle)
2006 - RIBA award (Blaise Castle)
2009 - Building Better healthcare - Best Use of Visual Arts Award (Bristol Heart Institute)
2010 - RIBA - Public Sector Winner (Bristol Heart Institute)
2010 - Ibstock Premier Design Award (Bristol Heart Institute)
2010 - Roses Design Awards - Best Health / Leisure building (Bristol Heart Institute)
2014 - Constructing Excellence Award - Innovation in Design and Procurement using BIM (BRI Ward Block)
2015 - UK Property Awards – Best Public Sector Architecture SW (BRI Ward Block)