CHQ Architects Ltd operates out of Central London and Baldock, Hertfordshire. Since its formation in 1982, CHQ has grown into a substantial practice with a dedicated team of around 50 people. Our talented mix of Architects, Interior Designers, 3D Visualisers enables CHQ to offer clients a wide field of expertise at all RIBA work stages from feasibility to completion and beyond.
Our design services cover all aspects of architecture, including new build, refurbishment, conversions, restoration works and building surveys.
Building Information Modelling (BIM) is the latest method being adopted for building design and production of construction documentation. The concept envisages the virtual construction of a facility prior to its actual physical construction, in order to reduce uncertainty, improve safety, solve problems, and simulate/ analyze potential impacts. To achieve this we are now using Autodesk’s ‘Revit Architecture’ software. CHQ is proud to be registered as a Chartered Practice with The Royal Institute of British Architects.
We never underestimate the importance of understanding and fully interpreting the client brief and its role in delivering excellent design solutions. An awareness of client expectations, effective management, sound technical ability, and pragmatism is what sets us apart from our competitors. CHQ Architects has a long-standing reputation for producing and delivering innovative, sustainable developments within budget and on programme, as can be seen from the recommendations below.
Barry is an experienced Managing Director with a demonstrated history of working in Architecture and Planning. Barry joined CHQ in May 1992 and worked alongside his colleagues, rising to Director before taking over his current role. During this time he has taken the company from strength to strength, growing an existing client base through his considerable leadership skills, passion and expertise. Barry is a long standing member of both the RIBA and ARB.
Our Hertfordshire Studio
Our Hertfordshire based studio, in Baldock, is the heart of CHQ with over 30 talented people working across all our business sectors. From concept to delivery its all run from here.
Our London Studio
Located in Hatton Garden just a short walk from Chancery Lane Underground station, our London based team of talented Architects and designers bring commercial experience to a wide range of clients.
What our clients say...
I have the pleasure in writing to you about how we have gained a great relationship with CHQ Architects LTD over the years. I have found your company to be responsive, accurate, diligent and flexible at all times as well as presenting a professional approach to all schemes we have worked together on.
Dale Simpkins, Senior Project Manager
Just wanted to say thanks for all your input today, great to have you on board…..your experience is very valuable.
Rachel Groves, Senior Project Manager, MACCost Consulting Ltd
Mayer Brown has provided consultancy advice to Sainsbury’s for more than 20 years and for the majority of this time we have worked closely with CHQ Architects Ltd on the design and delivery of a large number of Sainsbury’s developments.
Tony Brown, Director and Chairman, Mayer Brown Limited
WYG has had a close working relationship with CHQ for nearly two decades and we have been proud to have been involved in schemes with such high standards of architectural excellence. Delivering complex planning solutions for major schemes requires close and coordinated teamwork – CHQ have shown themselves to be an exemplary team player.
Gary Morris, Regional Director, WYG Environment Planning Transport Ltd
Some of our clients
We are proud of our extensive client list, amongst who are to be found the country’s major household food and non-food retail operators, major contractors and developers across all sectors. Additionally major leisure operators, health care trusts, residential developers and government organisations combine to give CHQ a ‘blue chip’ client base.