About Yiannis Pareas

Who We Are

At Yiannis Pareas Architects we believe in providing clients with the highest quality personal service, and the most efficient architectural solutions.

The practice was established in West Hamstead in 1990 by Yiannis Pareas, and has been developing dynamic and efficient buildings ever since.

We take pride in our adaptability throughout the design and construction process and we have worked with varied clients ranging from individuals to schools to commercial business' to developers.

Our ultimate goal is to design buildings and environments that work, inspire people and transform spaces. Through careful evaluation of relevant opportunities, inspired ideas will drive a good design to something that is extraordinary, challenging, and completely unique.

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How we work

The process starts with listening to our clients, understanding their needs and aspirations and then producing design-led solutions which are uniquely tailored to their context and the needs of the end user.

Our Ethos

Beauty will result from the form and the correspondence of the whole, with respect to the several parts, of the parts with regard to each other, and of these again to the whole; that the structure may appear an entire and complete body, wherein each member agrees with the other, and all necessary to compose what you intend to form.

Andrea Palladio

Inspired by classical Greek and Roman architecture, and by greats such as Palladio, we translate our designs into reality by drawing on an exceptional network of knowledge and experience that embraces every aspect of a building's design, construction and performance. For us, design is a pragmatic process rather than a purely conceptual exercise. Our architecture is grounded in the practicalities of building use and construction, and our design approach is driven by the desire to deliver buildings which are as functionally efficient as they are visually compelling.

The Principal Architect

Yiannis Pareas studied architecture in Brighton, which provided a strong foundation with a practical approach to the production of information and the detailing of the structure of buildings. This has been re-enforced by years of experience, a methodical approach, and an interest in the work of Sir Edwin Lutyens and Palladio, as well as the more modern architects such as Richard Rodgers, Norman Fosters et al. This, coupled with careful examination of classical proportions and renaissance values, gives the ability to produce uncompromised, and practical architecture.

Quality / RIBA Chartered Practice

Yiannis Pareas. is an RIBA Chartered Practice. To become a Chartered Practice, architects practices need to comply with strict criteria in an accreditation scheme that gives you, the client, a mark of quality. By choosing a RIBA Chartered Practice you can expect a certain level of excellence in design and service. The scheme has been developed by the RIBA following client and government feedback. It ensures that all accredited members work to a set of standards and have in place: Appropriate professional indemnity insurance / Quality management systems / Health and safety policy / Employment policy / Continuing professional development for all staff / A written environmental management policy.

The Vision