People + Place Architects is an RIBA Chartered practice dedicated to putting people and place back at the heart of architecture.

We design sustainable communities.


Phil Simpson, Principal

I have a very hands on approach to architecture, both literally and figuratively.

I love to draw by hand and feel it is essential to connect to the subconscious brain’s creativity. All my projects move back and forth from hand drawing to computer drawing throughout the design process – right up to the project’s completion. (You can see some of my drawings and models on our pinterest page.)

But just as much, I love getting out on site to oversee the works. Having completed my own self-build renovation projects and small developments, I relish the chance to get my boots and hands dirty.

And last, but not least, I love working together with people to turn their dreams into reality  – I look forward to working with you.