NCA Architects create high quality, contemporary spaces that are light-hearted, both physically and rhetorically. We have expertise and enthusiasm for the full range of established architectural services as well as interior design.

We do not follow a house style and each project is a creative interpretation of the unique client, brief, site and budget. We imaginatively make the best use of any budget to create architecture.

NCA balance inventive use of materials with traditional construction solutions.
We find the most appropriate solution and usually achieve it by modest intervention.

It is of paramount importance to us that our projects have a harmonious relationship with their context be that anywhere on the scale from bucolic countryside to gritty urbanism.

Our residential projects have won awards and commendations, including Best Contemporary Residence in the D and D Awards. These projects have been published in the British national and local press, architectural journals and interiors magazines.

Our studio is in Brighton’s North Laine and our completed projects are predominantly located in Brighton, London and East Sussex. Ongoing projects at design stage are as far afield as Somerset and Norfolk.

Most of our clients are repeat clients. Many we have successfully collaborated with for over a decade and a loyal few have been with us since the inception of the practice.

If you have an idea you would like to discuss please do not hesitate to call us on 01273 203221 or email

NCA Architects have particular expertise of:

Interior design
One-off houses
Arts buildings
Leisure buildings
Landmark regeneration projects


Design in historic contexts

Listed Buildings

Repair and remodelling historic buildings
Community consultation
Low energy environmental design
Lightweight construction
High quality timber construction
Design for maritime environments
Feasibility studies

Neil Choudhury
BA. BArch RIBA 1988
Graduated in Architecture from Liverpool University in 1986. Neil gained extensive formative experience with several London architectural practices including Avanti Architects and van Heyningen and Haward where he was Project Architect for a number of Cambridge Colleges and a library for King Alfred School.

Secretary Hastings Urban Design Group 2003 – 2005. Member of the South East Regional Design Panel 2004 – 2010. Member of South East Design Forum, RIBA and Brighton and Hove Chamber of Commerce.

Principal of NCA since 1996.

Anaëlle Regent
BA (Hons), MA (Arch)
Graduated in 2016 from ENSAG (National architecture school of Grenoble, France) with a Masters in Architecture, Cities and Resources. Anaëlle worked in Grenoble with Adrien Felix-Faure Architectes as well as with La Compagnie des Createurs on interior design and private houses. Previous experience at Option D’Interieur in La Rochelle.

Anaëlle has particular skills in graphic design and presentation as well as interests in urban regeneration and space utilisation.

Luisa Sommerer
BA (Hons)
Graduated in Architecture at the Mackintosh School of Architecture in 2016. Prior to joining NCA, Luisa has worked at Liam Russell Architects on projects varying from large scale high rise projects in London to smaller bespoke residential designs around Sussex.

Luisa has a keen interest in interior design and is studying for a MArch (RIBA Part II) at the University of Greenwich.