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About us

NCA Architects create high quality bespoke contemporary buildings which exceed expectations within any budget.


Understanding our clients’ vision and objectives is at the core of our practice with each project an original interpretation of the client, site, brief and budget. Our clients feedback that they really enjoy working with us.


With over 25 years experience we design with a firm grounding in construction and the craft of building. We use a wide range of materials enjoying the inventive combination of traditional and new construction techniques. We put a strong emphasis on the clever use of building materials, the quality of light and the relationship between the building and its surroundings. We endeavour to use natural and benign materials to make buildings that wear well with minimum waste, energy use and pollution. We design durable, sustainable, very low energy buildings that not only reduce their impact on the environment they save our clients money.

NCA Architects have a reputation for the quality of our buildings and we enjoy having a broad range of experience in one-off private houses, listed buildings, luxury apartment development, cultural buildings, leisure buildings and public realm projects. We have particular expertise in lightweight construction and timber buildings from small kiosks to a theatre and museum. We are equally adept with rural and urban projects, newbuild and conversion. We have both private and commercial clients and work with several registered charities. 


Several of our residential projects have won awards and commendations, including Best Contemporary Residence in the D and D Awards and runner-up in the 2020 Sunday Times British Homes Awards House of the Year. They have been published in the British national and local press, worldwide architectural journals, interiors magazines, and international architecture websites.

Our studio is in Brighton’s North Laine. From here we manage projects predominantly in Sussex and London, and also within every county of the South of England from Kent to Somerset.


So no matter what stage you are at in your thinking about a construction project please call or email for a conversation and advice.  tel: 01273 203221

Rebecca Birch
Architect ARB 2014

Graduated with a first class honours in Architecture from Edinburgh College of Art in 2008 followed by her Postgraduate Diploma in Architecture in 2009.  Rebecca completed her Diploma in Practice Management and Law at Brighton University in 2014.

Rebecca gained experience working for a number of architectural practices including Lewis and Hickey Architects, B3 Architects and WAS Architects on a wide range of commercial and private residential projects.

Rebecca is particularly interested in sustainable design and welcomes the opportunity to maximise the net zero potential of a project to reduce operational and embodied carbon.   

Rebecca joined NCA in 2009.

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Neil Choudhury
Architect 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.


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