Architects with a passion for creating great spaces

Hughes Architects provides innovative architectural building design and planning services from its offices in central Cardiff.

From home extensions and renovations, new house builds and listed building consent, to bringing forward land for development, large scale residential developments, commercial and industrial building projects. From initial ideas and architect designs, through to planning applications and project management.

We make the whole process as easy and as cost effective possible.


We’re not the new kids on the block

We were established in 2001 and have years of experience working with those seeking to build their dream home, extend an existing property or undertake renovations to older or listed buildings.

We also work with developers, housing associations, local authorities, landowners and others to bring forward land for development, designing large and small housing developments in urban and rural areas.

In addition to our Cardiff office which opened in 2017, we have offices in Newtown and Welshpool, Powys and Aberystwyth in Ceredigion where our teams are involved in a wide range of small and large scale projects.


Do you need extra living space or want to build a new home? Up-sizing or in need of a change, we can plan, design and help build your new dream home, extension or renovation . We’ll even find the land for you.

Is it a listed building? Don’t worry, we have plenty of experience working with planning officers and government agencies.


  • Provide an initial FREE consultation
  • Design to your brief, ensuring we inspire
    but keep to a budget
  • Deal with local authority planning and building control
  • Work with builders to help complete your dream home

Working with landowners, developers and housing associations
We’ve worked with a range of landowners, private developers, housing associations and local authorities to bring forward land for development.

From outline planning to building design through to completion.

  • We identify land for development
  • Work with landowners and developers to bring forward land through planning
  • Design affordable, cost effective and energy efficient homes and properties
  • Get the job done effectively and efficiently

Commercial property

Looking to expand your business but in need of more space? We can design small, mediu and large scale commercial and industrial building extensions and new builds.

We work with businesses and developers to create the right space to grow successful businesses.

Our people

People are important to us.
The people we work for and with.

Doug Hughes,
Principal Architect and Managing Director

Doug founded and launched Hughes Architects in 2001. He has a passion for detail as well as being an advocate of sustainable development.

“Early on in my career I designed social housing which then evolved into designing one off bespoke houses for private clients. Given such differing types of project made me realize very quickly that there is no such thing as standard.

“We listen and we offer clear advice to ensure that all of our buildings are unique with the main aim being high quality sustainable architecture with reduced running costs, while getting the most out of the budget.”

Siwan Geraint,
Architectural Designer

Siwan is an experienced architectural designer who also specialises in interior design.

Having graduated from the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff in 2009 with a degree in Interior Architecture, Siwan joined Hughes Architects where she works with clients in Cardiff and throughout South Wales.

“During my studies I learnt about working with existing buildings and creating effective designs that made the most of the space whilst respecting the existing architecture.”