Our Testimonials


Below are some spontaneous testimonials from Clients, Consultants, Contractors, Planners and End Users:

Can I convey my whole hearted gratitude at getting this application approved…  I absolutely cannot fault it at all! From the outset the manner you took our job on, the attention to detail, the way in which you listened and the numerous drawings…..(sorry Phil). I just wanted to take this opportunity on behalf of us both to thank you and inform you that I would recommend yourselves to friends, family and anyone else who require a top level of architects that deliver exemplary service!” N.K. Chilworth; private client

“We are absolutely loving the new house. Its better than we thought, we are never bored looking out of the many windows enjoying the views and wildlife. Now that the good weather is here, we are appreciating the benefits of the cantilever and bi folds in the kitchen and the glass roof on the landing. We love it and so do all of our friends and family” A.S Braishfield; private client

“Once again, you’ve produced a rabbit from the hat with the new design for the side extension. It looks great!” D.C., Swanmore; private client

“I recently had the pleasure of accompanying our Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Vice Chancellor on a tour of the new Christchurch House laboratories and as Project Sponsor I wanted to take this opportunity to share their positive feedback and to say thank you to you all on behalf of BU for your contributions in delivering this project. We are absolutely delighted with the new facilities and the quality has exceeded many stakeholders’ expectations. These facilities are crucial to BU in enabling us to commence the delivery of new biomedical and medical programmes from this September, so the impact of these new facilities will soon be tangible.” Bournemouth University

“That’s great, nice and timely, deadline achieved, well done, excellent job, please also pass our thanks onto Mike at S4. It’s appreciated.” Aster Group

“We work with a large number of Architects and Planning Consultants and are thus used to varying responses to Ecological and Arboricultural concerns/issues and I would just like to say that your recent response to finding a property containing what is likely to be a significant bat roost was exemplary. …exactly what is required under current legislation, it is also morally the right response too, but is not always what happens. Thank you for considering wildlife within your development proposals, it does really need as many friends as it can get”. Ecological Surveys Ltd

“Thanks again for all your help. We’re so pleased with the house.” J.J., Newbury; private client

“We chose to work with Studio Four having seen work that they had done on a similar project. We liked their style and ideas as well as their proactive attitude. We are very pleased with the results and guests that have stayed with us all comment very favourably on the development. The project was shortlisted for an RICS design award and has been used as an example of great rural development by Test Valley Borough Council” Gambledown Farm, Sherfield English

“Claire Lingham and team at Studio Four did an excellent job for us when we built a house from a collection of outbuildings. They are efficient, organised and professional whilst being a pleasure to work with. The project won a prestigious award from the RICS.” Mr. and Mrs. P., Upton; private clients  

“That is fantastic news – we were not expecting it so soon or to go this smoothly!” P.A., Alresford; private client

“Thanks for turning this around so quickly, very helpful.” NHS Property Services

“That’s wonderful news. We are enjoying the sunset on the last day of our holiday and your email couldn’t have come at a better time! Thank you for all you support and guidance. Professional and prompt throughout.” L.R., Alresford; private client

“Just wanted to say thanks for turning things round so quickly to get this revised layout / design to the panel.” Winchester City Council

“(My Partner) and I would like to thank you both for the attention to detail and professional manner in which you have managed this project to date and for achieving our planning deadline. We have both been very impressed with your work.” I.K., Alresford; private client

“Andy and Lauren were great”. Private Developer, Southampton

“So please take this email as a HUGE thank you on behalf of the staff on the ward, the patients, the Estates dept and also of course, personally from me. As ever we worked as a great team, pulled it out of the bag – and had some fun on the journey.” Solent NHS Trust

“Charlotte: We love it”. P.A., Alresford; private client

“Fantastic news, well done to you for succeeding with this, I am quite sure it wasn’t straightforward so you must be extremely pleased. As are we! Thank you to both you and Lauren, I would certainly recommend you to anyone in the market for architectural services!” Private developer, Andover

“I just wanted to express how much I love the design and layout of Room 110 in St Edburga! I think I can speak for a lot of my fellow students too when I say this but when you have a good location to work in, you naturally work better.” University of Winchester; student feedback 

“Thanks again, a first class job!” Country Homes

“You’ve just put a smile on my face as big as the one on Monday when Huddersfield scored the penalty that takes them into the Premier League.” J.W., Winchester; private client

“Thanks again for all your hard work in getting this site through planning. It has been a long and sometimes difficult process but I really appreciate your extensive work with the planners which I am sure made a huge contribution to the positive result.” Aster Group

“It was nip and tuck with the contractors getting everything finished but all was done by 11pm the night before opening and the opening went really well. The customer response has been very positive and the products are selling.” Waitrose

“Thanks for these – fantastic ideas”. E.C., Bishops Waltham; private client

“It’s looking bang on Steve” RNLI

“A great project and I must say one of the smoothest led projects in many years of working with the RNLI.” Hoare Lea

“It has been a great team performance and an enjoyable project to work on. Thanks for all your help over the last year or so. It really is appreciated.” Reside Construction

“The Trust felt that the scheme was well presented and that the Design Statement dealt imaginatively with a range of complex alterations. The use of natural light in the interior alterations was also liked.”City of Winchester Trust (project reference: contemporary private house extension, Winchester)

“Thank you very much for a first class, friendly and effective service, which met our restricted timescales and met all of our criteria.” NHS Property Services

“May I express my considerable thanks to you and your team for your invaluable assistance in facilitating this matter” and “We have been very satisfied with Studio Four’s performance on the job, particularly Steve who has done his very best in making what has been a very difficult job much easier when it has been within his power.” University of Winchester

“We are loving the look and design of the extension and new kitchen.” A.B., Winchester; private client

“I have found Studio Four to be one of the most professional architectural services that I have worked with. The have acted as lead design and administrator on our £8m refurbishment project of Portland building and have demonstrated a proactive and professional attitude to every aspect of the project.” University of Portsmouth

“Many thanks for picking this up from the previous designer and completing the drawings and application in a professional manner. The client is very impressed in what Studio Four have produced and very happy with your service.” Reside Construction

“Also thank you for your thoroughness with everything – we are so pleased with progress made to date.”  B.R., Winchester; private client

“Colleagues & staff have express satisfaction with the transformation achieved. Studio Four Architects has been very creative in the delivery of the scheme and the level of professionalism displayed throughout the process is highly commendable. Well Done.” St James Hospital

“I would like to reciprocate my mutual respect and thanks to you personally for the manner in which you have conducted and contributed towards the projects we have worked on over the years. Your style, professionalism and fairness have stood out amongst the many consultants I have worked with over the past 25 years in Winchester.” Winchester City Council

“Throughout the entire process we received an excellent, all round service from Studio Four but the outstanding factor in all our dealings was their total professionalism as they guided us through every aspect of a complex planning application.” T.A., Winchester; private client

“I am writing to express my very great thanks and appreciation for the major contribution you have made since we embarked on the relocation project many months ago. Without your help and support we could not have made the transition into the Academic Centre so smoothly and efficiently. We are now enjoying the fruits of everyone’s hard work and look forward to our future at College Keep with great confidence.” Southampton University School of Medicine

“We have also worked very closely with Studio Four on a number of projects. As a team it has worked well as I find them to be very proactive and willing to listen (Not like some architects I could mention!)” Createability

“Many thanks for producing such a comprehensive assessment in such a short space of time.” Crown Heights Medical Centre

“I am impressed at the overall quality of your drawings.” Ameriscot Commercial

“Many thanks for your team’s help for this project, it went nice and smoothly!” Frimley Park Hospital – Pharmacy

“Thank you. You’ve done an amazing job on these.” Winchester Fit4TheFuture

“Excellent report” and “Just a quick note to say well done on the quality of the drawings/design of the scheme which was commented upon at the Planning meeting.” Winchester City Council

“May I say how proud we all felt yesterday at the opening of Sandown (Surgery) and many thanks for all of your hard work on this project!” Sandown Surgery

“For a refurb in an occupied hospital this ended up being a very smooth contract – very well carried out. In particular was the liaison between Contractor and the Hospital. Congratulations on a well-executed contract and for a happy client.” Bordon Hospital

“The new Hayling Island Lifeboat Station which you designed is proving a great success. Not only do we, the Crew like it, but so do all our visitors and the boats passing.   It makes a great statement at the entrance to the harbour.” RNLI

“Many thanks for the excellent presentation that you gave last night to the Governors sub-committee at the School. I believe that we’ve given ourselves the best possible chance of securing the site. The feedback from the Chair of Governors was very positive and he’s going to make the case at the full Governors’ meeting tomorrow evening.” Ashley House

“This feedback form fails to relate how well Mike Brownlow promulgated a professional probity throughout; I’m thinking of his non-directness in putting the case for partnered versus tendering process, and his “non-selling” of himself and Studio Four as the gentle, brilliantly supportive project managers they eventually became.  Studio Four throughout were responsive and available; from the macro of meeting the brief in the first place through to the micro answering the phone; both counts on which the other guy lost the job.” Chawton Park Surgery

“Thank you for all your help in coming to the satisfactory conclusion, and we thank Steve for all his help throughout a very difficult job. He is a very good guy, and we hope we get to work with him and Studio Four again in the near future.” Mostlane

“In general a well-run project with which the users were very happy during construction (in a live working area) and with the finished project. Good communications between all parties.” Frimley Park Hospital – Endoscopy

“It has to be acknowledged that the lack of competitive tendering and fully detailed packages, made this a challenging project nevertheless the design concept was delivered as agreed and we have a very fine facility which will benefit thousands of families in the years to come.  Of all the parties involved, I pay special tribute to Studio Four, and particularly Mark Rides, who has shown enormous commitment to keep this project on track. It is due to his attention to detail, timely responses and good humour throughout that we have a building which we are truly proud.  Although this project has cost more than originally envisaged, very significant savings have been achieve through suppliers and contractors, several of whom were introduced to us by Studio Four.” Heartbeat House, Southampton

“Since the commissioning of the suite, all pro-section staff have commented on improved working conditions, improved ergonomic layout when undertaking specialist sample retrieval, a major reduction in time on mandatory cleaning regimes and harmony when co-working.  Maintenance staff have also made comment on ease of working and external staff comment on a  ‘feeling of safety’ due to the theatre style approach.  The programme I feel personally has been an example of design freethinking incorporating both accepted and non-standard approach to achieve a Cat. 3 High risk post mortem suite for human autopsy without equal nationally.“ Southampton General Hospital – Mortuary Dept

“Steve Robinson was always most helpful whatever the problem or question being asked.  Communication with Studio Four team always of the highest standard.  Completely happy with all aspects of our dealings with your company during our development of the new premises.” Whiteley Surgery

“The team were always kept informed and included in site meetings, discussions etc and were very impressed by Studio Four’s attention to detail and their liaison skills.” Titchfield Dental Health

“Thanks for all your efforts, especially Mike and your team, in getting the Full Business Case submission ready.” Rooksdown Surgery

“We love our new space and would like to thank you for all your help in bringing our dream into reality.”  Z.B., Alton; private client 

“Many thanks again for all your hard work – it is much appreciated.” J.B., Chilbolton; private client

“Many thanks to all your team for all the work on Centre For Sport/Martial Rose Library/Herbert Jarman Building etc. All have been greatly appreciated by staff and students.” University of Winchester