Dickson Architects is a young vibrant London based practice with the aim to design buildings which are simple to read, elegantly conceived and tailored to the clients needs. The work of the practice is underpinned by a strong conviction in the creative design process, not by a desire to specialise in any single sector. The directors are involved at each stage overseeing a practice which works to meet our clients’ aspirations, a primary objective that ensures the clients’ objectives are realised.

Our strength lies in our ability to work collaboratively with the client, design team, contractor and end user. Our extensive experience in the design and delivery of projects has ensured a reputation for creating contemporary new build architecture and giving a new lease of life to historic buildings through creative adaptions. Our team has extensive experience in all levels of building delivery and we are currently working on projects ranging from £300K to £18M.


"Paul and his team completed several WFM stores throughout the UK. Each project was developed individually specific to the location. We were very impressed with their creative approach and flair with attention to detail. I would not hesitate in recommending Dickson Architects and wish them well on the new venture".

Jeff Turnas - Whole Foods Market President
WFM projects completed at G+P with Paul Dickson as Partner in charge

"I have had the pleasure of working with Dickson Architects and in particular with Paul over a number of years. I have always found their approach to be refreshing and very professional, they deal with difficult issues in a sensitive way ensuring solutions are found that meets the needs of all parties on a project".

Jerry Dillon MSc (Law) FCIOB, FRICS, MCIArb
Interim Corporate Asset Strategy Programme Director
Chief Executive's Department Islington Town Hall Islington



Paul Dickson

Qualified with honours at the Duncan of Jordanstone School of Architecture, University of Dundee, gaining several prestigious design awards including the Dundee Council Civic Award.

Paul moved to London in 2005 and worked for Fraser Brown Mackenna on a large student housing scheme for the University of East London and subsequently at Garnett+Partners, where he lead the redevelopment of 1-5 Lower George Street in Richmond. At G+P he was Partner in charge of the commercial portfolio.

Paul is a versatile architect with a passion and talent for design and is a registered RIBA design tutor. He has a proven track record of team leadership within his previous offices and delivering schemes in the following sectors: high end retail, commercial, education and residential schemes.

Emma Dickson
Bsc DipArch ARB

After graduating with Bsc from Duncan of Jordanstone School of Architecture, University of Dundee, Emma moved to London in 2005 to work for Tasou Associates where she worked on high end contemporary residential schemes, mostly warehouse conversions.

She completed part II studies while working at Dunthorne Parker Architects, where she was involved in a new build performing arts and music school in Guildford. On completing her DipArch at Oxford Brookes, Emma worked for Charles Brice ltd for five years, gaining experience working in high end residential schemes for private clients and the Grosvenor Estates working on Grade II listed properties.

Francisca Santos
Project Architect

Mike van de Vliet
Consultant Architect


Pinnacle Regen
Brentwood Borough Council
UK & European Developments Ltd
Jones Lang LaSalle
Ministry of Justice
Kaplan International College UK
Mansour Group, Metro Markets

Goddard Veterinary Group
CCLA Investment Management Limited
Princes Court Acquico s.a.r.l
Faithful + Gould
Bourne United Charities



Worshipful Company of Clothworkers
Capital Real Estate Partners
Workman LLP
OB Capital LTD
Sutton Housing Society Limited
Stenprop Limited
Ditto Ltd

The Langham Estate
Academy Consulting
Lavignac Securities Ltd
Maple Springfield
Whole Foods Market Inc


RO Real Estate
Zafaran Limited
BNP Paribas