Architecture is founded on continuous development in technical, scientific, communal, monetary and inventive skills.

All of these require dedication, enthusiasm, focus but also real life experience and cannot be covered by a single person – architecture has to be a team effort more than ever before.


At hpda without exemption we employ highly intelligent characters from diverse backgrounds as our strongest asset.


Together we generate our shared vision and follow it.



Peter designed his first timber framed sustainable, low energy certified building in 1992 at Heiner Otto Architekten, Minden / Germany followed quickly by a residential building for independent and assisted living to sustainable standards for the same practice while studying architecture at Kaiserslautern University.

He refined his low carbon footprint designs with every project.

Peter won several competition prizes and awards over the years but focuses on client and user satisfaction and innovation.

After working in key positions and as head of design for large architectural practices Peter opened hpda architecture limited with Paul in 2011 to achieve more intelligent architecture for the 21st century.


Paul started his career in the public sector designing for the Department for Education in London after studying architecture at the PCL and UEL at the forefront of 3D intelligent modelling in the 1990's.

Paul then moved on to work for national and international practices from London designing exciting fast turn-around projects for the branded environment from concept design to international roll-out.

Paul returned to Sheffield in 2002 and became a specialist designer in healthcare for a large national practice where he collaborated with Peter on large scale hospital projects.

During this time, Paul helped deliver healthcare projects accumulating to £1bn before opening hpda with Peter in 2011 to establish a practice with an ethical and liberated approach to design fit for the 21st Century.


Monason usually is pulling the strings in the office.

Her communication skills are incredible and her talent for positive and negative conditioning of team members are second to none.

Being an exceptional cat she is the only member of the team not playing around with mice while being unrivalled in CAT proficiency.

She somehow wins any client over within seconds in a way no one else in the office managed to copy or match...

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