VectorWorks Training

The design industry has been moving towards BIM (Building Information Modelling) with many big practices investing heavily in this due to the complex projects many work with that demand extensive coordination.

Architects Journal Awards

We are delighted that Canoe Lake Leisure Tennis Pavilion has been shortlisted in this year’s AJ Awards, in the Leisure Project category.

How I knew I wanted to study Architecture

As a young person in school, a time arises when you have to make the decision of what to do for the rest of your life, especially if you chose...

Flint House visit

As part of the ethos of the company, PAD studio make a point to get out of the studio as often as possible to find inspiration from all that surround us.

Shortlisted in World Architecture Festival Awards 2018

We are thrilled to have been shortlisted in the WAF Awards, Canoe Lake Leisure Tennis Pavilion has been included in the ‘Sport – Completed Buildings’ category.

Gail Gulland Ceramics

We are currently showcasing some beautiful ceramics by a fellow local artist, Gail Gulland, which we have proudly put on display in our studio window.

RIBA Award shortlist 2018

We are delighted that our project, Canoe Lake Leisure Tennis Pavilion, has been shortlisted in the prestigious RIBA south awards. 

Self Build Portsmouth Igoo 2010

Sitting in the studio looking out over the snow has caused me to reminisce on my student days when studying my masters.

RICS Awards 2018 Shortlisting

We are really pleased that our project, the Canoe Lake Leisure Tennis Pavilion, has been put forward by the judges for two RICS Awards.

New Projects

We have been updating our website with some new projects and images lately. The image here is for our new build house in the South Downs National Park - La Poulenet. 

BA1 University of Portsmouth Architecture: Volumes Project

BA1 Architecture students from the University of Portsmouth have recently completed their latest design projected (see images below).

PAD studio at RIBA Guerrilla Tactics

PAD studio and our practice mentor Chora were recently invited to present at the RIBA small practice conference “Guerrilla Tactics” on the subject of ‘our approach to change’.

SPUD's Handlebar Café needs you!

 'We all teach in schools of architecture and that is core to our development; ‘we teach best what we want to learn [1].’ 

PAD studio at RIBA Guerrilla Tactics 2017 - #thevessel

PAD studio has been invited to present at the RIBA's Guerrilla Tactics event on the 14th November 2017 - Aimed towards small/medium practices, this year focuses on the importance of agility and...

Featured Artist: Graham Bell

As part of ongoing collaboration and discovery we regularly exhibit the work of artists and makers here in the studio.

BA1 Architecture, University of Portsmouth: Survey Drawing

Another academic year has begun and new students, eager to start the process of 'becoming an architect' have started their training.

Concrete Society Magazine: Canoe Lake Tennis Pavilion

Canoe Lake Tennis Pavilion, Southsea Canoe Lake Leisure has invested considerable time and money in new tennis facilities on Southsea Common.

The Planner Online - Appeal: Innovative ‘paragraph 55’ home refused in national park

The appellants sought permission to build a large, single storey "lifetime home" on an undeveloped paddock near Oxenbourne, a hamlet within the South Downs National Park (SDNP).

Process and Narrative

Hopefully illustrated in our manifesto and our work, is the value we place in the Process and Narrative of architecture; using this to inform our design responses and understanding of landscape.