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Creating bespoke spaces, brimming with personality
Founded in 1991 by David Spence, Graham Harris and Neil Hogan, SHH is an internationally acclaimed, award winning Chartered Architecture and Interior Design practice based in West London that is dedicated to creating world-class projects with integrity, intelligence and flair.

Our multi-faceted team of more than 50 talented individuals, offers a range of unique, specialist skills in Architecture and Interior Design, resulting in an outstanding portfolio of Hospitality and Residential projects. Additional creative support is provided by our in-house 3D visualisation and logistics teams, ensuring a seamless client experience every time.

We understand that every new appointment is an opportunity to create something that is both extraordinary and unique within a design that is effective, practical and smart. Whether it’s a striking new-build home, a beautifully restored period property, a luxury hotel or a hospitality suite at a sporting venue - a project’s natural starting point is always the client. A bespoke team will be dedicated to every project to manage each stage within a carefully coordinated program. Design is key, but the completion of every project on time and on budget is just as fundamental to our work.

At SHH we pride ourselves in the seamless delivery of exceptional projects and attention to the finest detail. We work with the very best craftsmen and specialist suppliers so that our service can be tailored to your exact requirements and every dream becomes a reality.
“The company’s ethos is to create spaces that are elegant, comfortable, functional and fun for all who use them.”

Our Team

David Spence

Company Chairman & Co-founder
Ba (Hons) Dip Arch ACIOB RIBA
David has a Diploma in construction and worked as a contractor before reading architecture. He is a hugely-experienced RIBA chartered architect from a third generation architect family and drives the practice’s highly successful residential arm, overseeing the creation of all housing schemes for both developer and private clients.

Graham Harris

Managing Director & Co-founder
Ba (Hons) Dip Arch RIBA
Graham has a highly visible presence in the industry, often being asked to speak at high profile events to share his expertise on the super prime market. He is involved on a daily basis with local authorities, major London estates, developers and high-end agencies, giving clients and their legal teams early stage advice and evaluation on property deals and the potential and merits of individual sites.

Neil Hogan

Creative Director & Co-founder
Ba (Hons)
Neil heads up the hospitality and branding teams, liaising with clients at the pitch and briefing stages and overseeing the creative direction of all project work in these areas, with more lengthy involvement in larger schemes. He also contributes to a select number of residential schemes, adding a fresh and unique perspective.

Brendan Heath

Associate Director

B.Design (Interior)
Brendan leads SHH’s commercial team, specialising in hospitality. He enjoys the entire design process, taking projects from concept to completion ensuring that briefs are met in a timely and efficient manner. Brendan is a strong advocator of continuous learning and is interested in the design world at large, reading and travelling widely to ensure he is fully informed on the latest trends, projects, technologies and materials, which translate into his innovative and original design style.

Rupert Martineau

Associate & Project Head of Residential Interiors
Rupert works on the company’s most high-profile residential schemes and liaises closely with SHH’s architectural team, when the company is also involved in the build aspect of a project. Rupert particularly enjoys the business end of projects (contracts and costing), the consultant co-ordination and detailing stages, as well as the implementation process leading up to project delivery, relishing the sharp end of problem-solving on site.

Guy Matheson

Associate Director

BBSc BArch (hons)
Guy specialises in luxury residential projects and is often involved with new clients at the earliest presentation and concept stages, all the way through project delivery. Guy is also a technical specialist and a first port of call for the whole company in the resolution of complex technical challenges. He is particularly passionate about fine detailing and believes it is crucial in the delivery of luxury schemes.

Susie McLaren

Creative Head of Residential Interiors
Ba (Hons)
Susie is a vastly experienced interior designer, heading up the well-established residential interior design team alongside Rupert Martineau. Susie’s experience working in the super prime market gives her a unique eye for the level of detail expected by some of SHH’s most prestigious clients. Never flustered, her calm attitude not only reassures clients that their project is in hand, but also results in the seamless delivery of their vision time and again.

Stuart McLauchlan

Associate Director
NDip (Arch)
Stuart has worked on a huge variety of projects in over two decades at the practice, specialising in both high-end residential schemes and the creation of award-winning health and fitness centres. Stuart particularly enjoys client interaction and takes pride in listening carefully to the client’s aspirations, in order to create the perfect transition from brief to reality.

Pawel Nawojczyk

Associate Director

MEng. Arch (PL) Arch RIBA
Pawel has worked in both the commercial and residential teams at SHH, but has specialised latterly in major hi-end residential new-build houses and residential refurbishment projects. Pawel oversees the implementation of complex architectural schemes and particularly enjoys both interaction with SHH’s clients and the satisfaction of seeing projects move from the briefing stage to the drawing board, and from the building site to final completion.

Henry Smith

Henry has exceptional skill in architectural design, proving his capabilities in multiple successful international architectural design competitions and handling all aspects of project management and design development on unique and exemplary architecture projects throughout the UK. He has been responsible for the planning and creation of unique and very intricate projects; responsible for design development from concept to detailed resolution; BIM modelling and CAD information coordination and dissemination; presentation content production and documentation; regulatory, local authority and community group coordination throughout the duration of the projects.

Steven Southall

Associate Director
B.Arch (Aus)
Steven is one of the company’s most senior and long-serving members of staff. He has over 20 years’ architectural experience, including several years managing major projects. His role at SHH includes giving advice on contract administration and project programming. Steven works closely with the practice directors on job resourcing and effective project management and his main focus is always to ensure the best possible methodology for getting a job built, both technically and contractually.

James Taylor

Ba (Hons)
James is a passionate and resourceful interior designer, with more than a decade of experience in the luxury global market. His understanding of the super prime sector is comprehensive and he is comfortable delivering leading-edge, award-winning concepts for international private clients and property developers. His exceptional communication skills and positive attitude are well received by clients and colleagues alike.

Amishi Thanawalla

Amishi is a fully qualified Architect with over 15 years’ experience in the residential sector. Amishi works on various high end residential projects, with a specialisation in both high-end refurbishment schemes and restoration of listed buildings. Amishi enjoys all stages of project work, but especially enjoys working on the restoration of listed buildings and ensuring that the original design concept is efficiently implemented on site.