About Us

‘Small enough to care with the expertise for excellence’

AaA_Sussex Business Awardcroppedarchangels ARCHITECTS is an award winning architectural practice passionately committed to providing cost-effective, sustainable building design. We operate mostly throughout Brighton, Sussex, Surrey, Kent, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and London. Our top priority is fulfilling the specific design requirements of our clients, as we believe that making the green choice shouldn’t mean having to compromise.

Richard is a Registered Architect who embarked on his architectural career in 1996; achieving the Diploma in Architecture in 2002 plus the RIBA South East Region Award for Design Excellence. Richard is a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

Established in 2001 as Nicola Thomas Architects (NTA), the company has developed a wide-ranging portfolio of work in the residential, commercial, sports and leisure sectors. With Nicola Thomas (now retired) and Richard Zinzan joining forces as co-directors, the company re-launched in 2009 as archangels ARCHITECTS. As of 1st July 2018 Richard is sole director of the company.

Promoting better building practices


archangels ARCHITECTS take great pride in maintaining the integrity of professional architecture; combining environmentally responsible building practices with the highest standards of design.

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