John Foat Architects are a design led RIBA Chartered Architects practice based in Brighton and Hove, on the Sussex coast. We endeavour to create beautiful, sustainable and collaborative architecture.

Practice Overview

John Foat Architects was founded in 2013 by RIBA chartered architect John Foat. We are based in Brighton and Hove, and work both locally and across the UK, with a large portion of our work being residential projects across the London boroughs.

We place a strong emphasis on sustainable design and construction and have a love for natural materials and considered detailing. We work closely and collaboratively with our clients, fellow consultants and contractors to create beautiful, bespoke, architecture.

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We work with our clients to form a clear and concise brief, which we develop and evolve into a body of drawings and detail specification. This information is then used for planning, pricing and construction purposes.


Every project is different. We treat each proposal as a unique opportunity to test new ideas and form bespoke solutions. 

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We take great pride in our understanding of how buildings are constructed. We explore and interrogate construction techniques and details, re-engineering them where required, to form elegant new solutions.


We detail our projects comprehensively, so our contractors can have a clear and robust set of information to work with for every step of the construction process.

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Not everybody reads drawings on a daily basis. As such we can produce whatever information is required in order for our clients to visualise their projects, be it rendered 3D images or physical models.


Once our clients are comfortable and confident with the information provided, we will then manage and oversee the project on site. 



We love to take projects to site and see our designs physically take shape.




We work with highly skilled and experienced craftsmen. We love to spend time on site, developing our ideas alongside their knowledge base.

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Being on site is an exciting time. We go to great efforts to keep all parties up to date with regular meetings and correspondence, so everybody is on the same page at all times.

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We will be around to the very end of the project, checking and double checking that the project has been executed in it's entirety.