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An award-winning architecture firm based in Clapham, London

Our architects design home extensions, loft conversions, basement conversions, residential refurbishments, bespoke new builds, and property conversions.

We have experience working with both the Lambeth borough council and the Wandsworth borough council, and are therefore well-placed to obtain planning permission for the home of your dreams in any part of Clapham.

Our studio is award-winning and design-led and we specialise in residential architecture with a high-end finish.

As well as dual awards from Build Magazine in 2019, AURA have many outstanding client reviews on both Google and Houzz.

Our Vision


  • To maximise your home’s space and ensure it’s tailored to your needs
  • To use natural light to improve your sense of wellbeing and your home’s airiness
  • To create designs that are clean and simple, but use dashes of colour and textures to create interest
  • To create energy-efficient buildings by thinking sustainably


Our Core Values


  • Honesty and Integrity – acting in your interests at all times, not just when you’re looking
  • Attention to Detail – no details overlooked, giving you peace of mind
  • Innovation and Creativity – enhancing your ideas and thinking up new ones
  • Understanding and Respecting People – different people, different needs, different treatment
  • Sustainability – care for the environment and energy efficiency, built-in by design


architect in clapham core values

In 2019, AURA won the award ‘Most Trusted Architecture Firm in Greater London’, see the Build Magazine here.


This is further born testament to by our online reviews – 4.9/5 on Google, and 5/5 on Houzz.

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7 Prescott Place, London

4.8 18 reviews

  • Avatar Jennifer VP ★★★★★ a year ago
    Overall great design and exceptional value for money. As a first time consumer of architectural services on what was a large project I can not emphasise enough the value add that we got from Ben, Sophie and the wider Aura team. The effort … More and detail put into the design and specification of works along with significant assistance in project management was commendable. As the project evolved it was crystal clear that we saved a significant amount of time and money as a result of having a comprehensive package and most importantly we got what we wanted on budget. Expectations were exceeded in terms of meeting deadlines. Accommodating design changes and assistance with the planning process was also first rate. I would highly recommend the team and look forward to working with them on the next project.
  • Avatar Harry Bucknell ★★★★★ a year ago
    Couldn't recommend Ben and his team more. We were in a really tricky position with our building project and Ben navigated us safely out of it. Superb guidance, great technical knowledge and what I really valued the most was the communication. … More Always got back to me promptly which makes a real difference when stress levels are high. Thanks Aura!
  • Avatar Louise Hancock ★★★★★ a year ago
    Aura Homes is a highly professional firm of architects that always have the clients best interests at hart. The quality of their plans and drawings is superb and their turn-around when making amendments well within expected timelines. … More For bespoke projects, their research and recommendations (both in terms of quality and costs) is superb.

Clapham Architect Fees:


An integral part of our high-trust ethos is our transparent fee structure.  The fee structures of many Clapham architecture firms can be difficult to understand and contain hidden costs. We’re different; we would like you to know what our service will cost as early as possible.

AURA Architecture’s fees are straightforward.  We charge a flat fee of £75 per hour.  If our full range of services are utilised, fees will be around 8-12% of your total construction costs.

View the full overview of fees here.


Clapham Planning Specialists


When selecting an architect in Clapham, be sure to choose one that knows the local area well.

Through working on local projects, we have gained plenty of experience working with both Wandsworth and Lambeth borough councils for Clapham properties.  Most of Clapham is within the London Borough of Lambeth, but a portion (including Clapham Common) is part of the Borough of Wandsworth.  If your home is within one of Lambeth’s 62 conservation areas, AURA has plenty of experience working within these constraints, while still helping you to achieve the home of your dreams.

Our Residential Architecture Process


Download our free 10-Step Home Design Guide here


1 – CONTACT: We invite you to initiate the process by creating your design brief online using our online enquiry form

2 – RESEARCH: Upon completion of the design brief, we will then conduct a desktop study.  This will show what planning permissions and planning policies apply to your part of Clapham and your property in particular, and highlight any restrictions.

3 – CONSULTATION: After completing the desktop study, we will meet you for an in-person (or live video) consultation to understand your needs.  Following this consultation, we will provide a written quotation. 

4 – CONCEPT: If you’ve found us to your liking, and are committed to working with us, we will produce three distinct design concepts. Design concepts include floor plans, sketches, and optionally also 3D renderings, to help you visualise and choose a direction.

5 – PLANNING PERMISSION:  Upon selection of a concept design, AURA will prepare a planning application for Lambeth Council if necessary.  By acting as your agent we are able to ensure everything is submitted and processed in a timely fashion.

6 – BUILDING CONTROL: Following a successful planning application, AURA will then go on to produce all pertinent drawings for Building Regulations and submit them for compliance review.

With our excellent relationships with party wall surveyors, structural, mechanical, and electrical engineers, we can help you with competitive quotes and reliable service.

7 – DETAILED DESIGN:  Once building control and planning permission are secured, AURA will produce a Specification of Works.  This includes interior design and finishes along with all other tender documents.

8 – TENDER: An extremely important step is choosing a builder whom you trust and who can complete your project!

9 – SITE MONITORING:  If you wish, providing a site monitoring service to ensure all is going to plan throughout the build process.


Residential Projects in Clapham

Project with 3D walk-through: Clapham South


Project: Single Storey Kitchen Extention

Single Storey Kitchen Extension Clapham

Take a look at one of our amazing projects here (opens in new tab) pictured below.

Watch the finishing touches of one of our Wimbledon projects happen here with a quick BEFORE and AFTER:

Our focus is on maximising space, creating simple, light-filled spaces that are sustainable and energy-efficient.


If you’d like to speak to our Clapham architects:

call us on 0203 189 1619


or complete our online enquiry form below

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