Who we are

Architects with a passion for creating great spaces

Hughes Architects provides innovative architectural building design and planning services throughout South Wales from its offices at The Old Library, The Hayes, 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 as possible.


We’re not the new kids on the block

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

As architects in Cardiff 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, from private homes to social and local needs housing.

In addition to our Cardiff office, 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 project. 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, councils and organisations such as CADW (Welsh Government's historic enviornment service) and English Heritage.


  • 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

From outline planning to building design, construction 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 need more room? We can create work spaces and commercial environments to your requirements - ensuring you have the right space to get on with growing your business.  From extensions to new builds - commercial, industrial or retail premises.

We can also identify and bring forward land for development if you need to relocate.

Our people

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

Stephen Quin, Architect and Director

Stephen is an experienced Cardiff-based architect.

He has worked on a range of projects throughout the UK and Europe ranging from bespoke individual schemes to 7,000 home strategic master planning sites.

They include the North East Cardiff Strategic Masterplan, Cardiff Pointe, Cardiff; Dumballs Road Strategic Masterplan site in Cardiff, Glamorgan Cricket's SWALEC Stadium, West End Gate in Paddington, a high end residential development of 700 units for Berkeley Homes, and most recently, Ice Arena Wales in Cardiff Bay, new home to the Cardiff Devils.

“Whether an extension to a home, a new build or larger commercial developments, each project is unique. My job is to be on hand to meet clients and talk about their needs before coming up with inspirational ideas as to how to develop them into reality – cost effectively.”

Doug Hughes, Architect and 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.”

Contact us

Give us a call
02920 606 079


Drop in
The Old Library

The Hayes


CF10 1BH