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Sketch Book

Our Sketch Book section consists of a portfolio of selected images, competition entries and sketches at very early conceptual stage that we like and are proud of.

Conceptual sketching is an integral part of arriving at the right solution for our clients and highlights our ability to listen.

Our sketches provide a true and raw insight into our design processes and keep us striving to continually excel in our field.


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S+SA Architects offer a personal level of service whether we are working on national large-scale projects or local projects closer to home. We endeavour to create long-lasting partnerships with all of our clients, so they know they can rely on us to provide the service they need.

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Our Sketch Book Expert DAVID RYAN RIBA

David is an RIBA and ARB registered Architect, and holds degrees from the Universities of Bath and Liverpool and has a first-class Master’s degree from the University of Huddersfield.

Starting his career on his year out in 1988 to the present day, David has worked on a vast array of projects from one-off houses to multi-million pound mixed-use urban masterplans. David has a particular interest and talent for design and detail which are carried through to the finished building under his guidance. His built work to date has been extensive and spans many sectors such as residential, transport, retail, offices, Art Galleries, listed buildings and industrial. He has a talent for hand-drawn sketches of our proposed buildings and planning schemes, useful for gaining planning approvals.

One of David’s projects currently on site is in the picturesque village of Holme Upon Spalding Moor, York, for 67 private dwellings.
David’s personal interests include membership of the Rambler’s Association, anything to do with cars and all things to do with house building and renovation. He has a personal interest and talent in watercolour and acrylic painting.

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"S+SA have been involved with design proposals for the re-development of the Stonebridge Mills site in Wortley, Leeds for some years. Working closely with our client and the Local Authority planning and conservation teams, plans for the site which extends to 3.6 hectares have been granted planning permission and works have now commenced on site".

Project Manager - Stonebridge Mills

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