Design Haus is an award-winning, RIBA chartered architectural practice based in Nottingham.


Our approach is based on a collaborative ethos. We value teamwork to build close relationships with colleagues, clients, and consultants in the pursuit of creating buildings and spaces that meet their needs. Our aim is to provide creative designs which are specific to the location they inhabit.

We delight in problem solving. Our work commences with conversations that seek to unlock the key requirements of a project.

We understand the obstacles clients can face, and offer practical, commercially feasible resolutions which work, both in the present and foreseeable future. 

We believe sustainability must be part of the work we produce. Our aim is to design buildings and spaces that are durable but economically adaptable for changes in occupation.

Virtual Reality 


Best Residential Project, East Midlands
— RICS Awards, 2022

Residential Property of the Year 
— Shortlisted CE East Midlands, 2022

Designer of the Year
— Architecture Community Awards, 2021

Excellence in Industry
— Nottingham Business Awards, 2021

Best Residential & Small Commercial Designer
— LABC East Midlands, 2021

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“Design Haus perfectly listened to our brief and translated it into an incredible design. The VR technology was invaluable in understanding the space we were creating. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending them.”


James Brindley
BA Hons, BSc Hons, MArch ARB, RIBA, BIID.

James is a seasoned architect based in the UK, boasting accreditation from both the Royal Institute of British Architecture (RIBA) and the British Institute of Interior Design (BIID). With over 20 years of industry experience, James has completed various high-profile projects, including bespoke residential developments, large-scale educational facilities, and captivating hospitality buildings.

James is deeply passionate about collaborative design and innovative workflow methods. He achieves this by leveraging cutting-edge technology, including Virtual Reality (VR), which enables clients and stakeholders to vividly visualise and fully comprehend spaces long before the construction phase begins.

In his free time James enjoys long dog walks with his family preferably along Holkham Beach. He also enjoys playing golf and watching rugby.


Charlotte Medhurst
Architectural Designer
BA Hons, MArch, PGDip.

Charlotte is an architectural designer with a BA in Interior Architecture and Design graduating in 2013 and an MA in Architecture graduating from Nottingham Trent University in 2019. Charlotte has experience in a variety of sectors including commercial workspaces, conservation, residential and retail environments. 

Following her MA degree, Charlotte worked in London on a mixture of projects from large-scale commercial workspaces to residential conservation refurbishments and extensions for private clients. She is passionate about sustainable building methods and the adaptive re-use of spaces and materials. 

Charlotte has a year of experience tutoring undergraduate and MA interior architecture and design and is passionate about engaging with young people in this field.

Outside of architecture, Charlotte is a keen gardener, both indoors and outdoors and has recently started volunteering at Arkwright community gardens.

Our team is composed of dedicated professionals who collaborate closely with our clients. Together, we work to create designs that seamlessly integrate with their surroundings and fulfil their intended purpose. With our collective expertise and commitment to quality, we aim to deliver user-led solutions that meet our clients' requirements to the fullest.

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Our founder, James Brindley, is interviewed for Build It Magazine

Our founder, James Brindley, is interviewed for Build It Magazine

Our founder, James Brindley, was delighted to be interviewed for Build It Magazine’s recent feature on ‘How to achieve indoor-outdoor...
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We’re featured in Good Homes magazine this month!

We’re featured in Good Homes magazine this month!

We’re delighted to be featured in Good Homes magazine this month. The March 2023 edition, features the beautiful home of...
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West Bridgford 
Nottingham NG2 6DN



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