About Us

BDA is a design-led RIBA Chartered Architectural Practice based close to Southend-on-Sea in Essex.

We cover Essex, London, and the wider area.

BDA Architecture is an award-winning Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Chartered Practice led by Managing Director & Chartered Architect Scott Fairley.

From our inception in the late 1980’s by Jeff Sharp as a Sole Practitioner, we have evolved significantly and successfully established ourselves as an exciting and innovative medium-sized practice, who over time have amassed a diverse portfolio of projects in the residential, healthcare, education, leisure and commercial sectors.


Our well rounded and complete team consists of highly skilled Chartered Architects, Designers,
Technologists and Consultants, who work seamlessly and collaboratively in house and externally
to repeatedly deliver high quality, innovative, usable, and economical design solutions.


Scott Fairley

BA (Hons) DipArch ARB RIBA

Managing Director & Chartered Architect


Craig Pallett

BA (Hons) DipArch

Associate & RIBA Part II


Iain Stobbs

BA (Hons) PG DipArch

Associate & RIBA Part II


Liz Schofield

BA (Hons) MArch



Greg Nichols


Senior Associate & Chartered Architect


Sarah Newman

Practice Manager


Michael Krousti

BA (Hons) DipArch ARB RIBA

Consultant & Chartered Architect


Rob Jarratt

BSc (Hons) MArch ARB RIBA

Consultant & Chartered Architect

Gary Fardell

Consultant Architectural Designer

We have established a significant track record ensuring that our clients realise the true potential of their projects, whether it is an extension to an existing house, the design of a new build bespoke home or a larger-scale project.

We listen to our clients and thrive on providing them with an efficient, imaginative,
effective and fully committed service from inception to completion.


We have diverse and vast range of experience in residential projects including; private houses and extensions, renovations and remodels, properties within conservation areas and listed buildings and larger contemporary new build developments.


We are highly skilled in delivering impactful and economical design solutions, providing our clients with buildings that meet their commercial needs. Our portfolio includes; schools and nursery buildings, restaurants and cafés, offices and warehouses, gyms and shops.

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We offer a full range of architectural services and have specialist experience in a wide variety of sectors. We apply creative thinking to interpret our client’s ideas into successful projects, with our enthusiasm translated directly into the buildings we craft.

Design solutions to transform your space

We are highly skilled and professionally trained to turn your aspirations into reality.

We will guide you through the design, planning, and construction process whether you are constructing a new building or adapting an existing property.