PCA, a RIBA Chartered Practice, was established in 2016 by Roman Pardon and Nicola Chambers. Based in London and Hertfordshire, we work imaginatively with our clients to deliver high quality, design led residential, community and commercial projects that add value and create delight.
We offer a full range of architectural services from site feasibility through planning, building regulations and listed building consents to administration of the building contract. We can also tailor our services to your needs, offering a bespoke set of services to suit your project.
PCA is committed to the delivery of timeless high-quality architecture. Working in partnership with our clients we aim to make buildings that are responsive to the project brief, site constraints and the wider local context. We also recognise the importance of a sustainable response to each brief that matches our client’s aspirations.
Research shows that good design adds economic value in addition to promoting a sense of wellbeing and social value. PCA are therefore committed to intelligent design that not only maximises the value of a site or building but that is also pragmatic, functional and improves the quality of life for its users. When measured over the lifetime of a building good design need not cost more and we are always mindful of the budget constraints of any project.
Our extensive experience with both private and commercial clients as well as contractors has also taught us the importance of clear communication between all parties for the delivery of successful projects. The practice aims to exceed the expectations of all clients.
Roman has been a qualified architect since 2004, having studied at Kingston polytechnic and London Metropolitan University where he received his Professional Diploma with Distinction. He has previously worked for a number of practices, most notably Bennetts Associates where he worked alongside Nicola on the Jubilee Library in Brighton. Roman worked as a sole practitioner from 2009 until forming PCA.
Nicola studied at the University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne and IUAV in Venice before qualifying as an Architect in 1994. During this time she also spent a year working in the USA.Since university Nicola has worked for a number of prestigious architectural practices including Jestico+Whiles, Hawkins/Brown and most recently Bennetts Associates where she became an Associate in 2003.Through over 20 years of experience Nicola has worked on and been responsible for the delivery of a wide range of high quality and award winning projects, most notably the Jubilee Library in Brighton which won the Prime Minister's Better Public Buildings Award in 2005 and was shortlisted for the Stirling Prize.