About

Ashton Porter Architects are an award winning practice based in London headed by the partners, Abigail Ashton and Andrew Porter.

The studio makes innovative and inventive contemporary architecture across a variety of sectors and scales. Projects range from small scale residential additions and new build houses through to cultural foundations and corporate headquarters. The practice also undertakes funded government research as well as experimental research through international competitions projects.

All UK projects are managed in house from concept through to site completion. There is a strong focus on design innovation and project are highly crafted with careful attention to detail, using contemporary materials and fabrication.

International projects are executed in collaboration with executive architects and other construction consultants to maintain the emphasis on a design led approach by the studio.

APA have won a number of national and international competitions and design awards. Their ‘Suburbanstudio’ project has won the NLA (New London Architecture) ‘Don’t Move, Improve’ Award for best residential project. The project was also a Finalist in the RIBA London Regional Awards. ‘Cut & Fold House’ won the Grand Designs Extension of the Year and the ‘Cut & Frame House’ project was a finalist in the AJ Small Project of the Year Award. The practice was finalist in the BD Small Project Architect of the Year and finalist in the Sunday Times House of the Year and the Structural Timber Awards. Recent international competitions include the First Prize winning Hakka Museum, City Library, Planning Hall and Culture Park in Heyuan City, China and the First Prize winning A8 Tower, Shenzhen, China.

Their work is widely published and exhibited. Recent publications include Architecture Today, A10 New European Architecture, Architect’s Journal and Grand Designs Magazine. They have been exhibited at the Royal Academy, the RIBA and the AIA Center, New York.