Design Philosophy

Andrew’s house designs are bespoke from planning to working detail and personally crafted to a high level of architectural detail. Many previous projects have won South West and National Awards. Design is a destination after a journey of detailed research study and development of thorough site and regional analysis, of sun paths, views, local planning constraints and an in depth personal understanding of the clients living needs, brief, likes and things that drive them in every day life.

Andrew strongly believes it is necessary to gain a creative insight into what inspires and makes a client happy, their personal likes interests and tastes and how they have always wanted to live their lives. Even what their favourite art, poetry and music can be considered in the design of a sensual house that seeks to be an inspiring, beautiful, happy yet functional place to live. The clients full participation is therefore welcomed and expected throughout the design journey. Andrew often likes to design in a space for a piece of his own artwork or sculpture in the interior seeking to enhance the clients personal living experience which relates to the brief, the architecture and the landscape.

Andrew has an interest in working towards passivhaus standards, low carbon design, sustainable and ecological design in public and private sectors has cultivated an interest in the life cycle cost and analysis of the buildings future use. Regionalism, landscape and location are also key to unlocking design perameters in which to work. Best practice detailing is critical to the survival of the buildings fabric and longlevity which Andrew backs with an Architects Certificate of warranty.  Materials are sourced locally and sustainably where possible. It is also important to consider the flexibility of future use and lifetime homes philosophy for the disabled and elderly in every scheme. Architecture should be a balance of poetry and low energy plumbing. The beauty forged through light and space must  inspire the emotion of happiness as we use it in our daily lives and increase the value of our property through exceptional architectural design.

Office Address:

Andrew Long Architects Ltd.

Exe View Studios, 7 Cedar Close, Exmouth, Devon, EX8 5NT


Tel: (01395) 488710

Mob: 07743020047



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"I would recommend Andrew Long. I was so pleased with all the work he did for me on my home renovation from start to completion. Very professional and hard working."

Housing Alterations Client, Devon


"Andrew gained planning permission for our house with a great creative design. I would recommend his architectural services to anyone."

House Extension Client, Devon


"We were most impressed with Andrew's design  and professional working process which gained planning approval despite all the odds in a difficult sensitive location."

New Low Energy Dwelling Client, Devon