I enjoy working within the context of existing buildings, reacting to what I find, drawing attention to small existing details and responding with an appropriate palette of materials.

Unlocking the puzzles offered by ancient structures and their subsequent additions often allows me to come up with something far more interesting and meaningful than any new build. I relish a challenge. And that includes the opportunity to create something new, when the brief demands it.

I like the hands-on, one-to-one relationships I have with my clients. Good communication supports an agile approach to projects, both in the response to site and context but also the timelines that work best for my clients’ commitments and budgets.

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Unit K202, The Biscuit Factory
100 Drummond Road,
London SE16 4DG
T Parsons Design Ltd.
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Tom Parsons


Tom’s career in architecture has always been guided by a strong design-led sensibility, with a particular interest in the design of homes. Having worked at a number of esteemed architecture practices, Tom has developed his solo-portfolio since 2018, taking on his own practice full-time in 2020.

Tom was shortlisted for the RIBA Journal 'Rising Stars’ in 2021.

At Panter Hudspith Architects, Tom worked on the design part of the award winning Oxford Westgate Shopping Centre redevelopment. Tom also worked on the award winning Orchard Gardens housing development in South London, which was shortlisted for the RIBA Stirling Prize 2022.

At Carl Turner Architects Tom led the design and build of an office refurbishment project and then the technical design of an award winning large new house in Hove.

At Burgess Architects Tom was project architect for a timber framed eco-house in Horsham and series of residential projects in South London and heritage settings in Dulwich.

Alongside his work in architecture, Tom has contributed as a design tutor at the University for the Creative Arts and the University of Sheffield at post graduate level.


Tom received a Dissertation Distinction at The Royal College of Art and was tutored by celebrated architect Jamie Fobert. Tom was tutored by digital fabrication researcher Guan Lee, film-maker Clara Kraft and Satoshi Isono of Universal Design Studio at Grymsdyke Farm. Tom received a First Class BA(Hons) Architecture from The University of Sheffield and completed his professional accreditation at the University of Westminster.