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JPA Studios, 4 Brook Street, Broughty Ferry, Dundee DD5 1DP

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Welcome to James Paul Associates LLP – Award winning Architects

We are a Broughty Ferry based award-winning contemporary Architecture, Planning & multi-disciplinary design studio established in 1980. We are Chartered Architects registered with the Architects Registration Board [ARB] & Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland [RIAS]. We like simple & effective, on time and in-budget. Our office benefits from a highly trained staff team qualified as Architects, Town Planners, Masterplanners & Interior Designers; thus we can provide a uniquely comprehensive and wide ranging skill set to deliver your project.

Our forte is in providing elegant design solutions to often complex and challenging projects. We design from the inside out, making sure the finished project is fully tailored to your aspirations. We undertake a wide variety of projects of all size and budgets across Scotland, all undertaken with a common ethos. We have a focussed, can do approach that has allowed us to deliver projects effectively and efficiently for over 40 years.

Although a passionately creative practice, we are wholeheartedly pragmatic and 100% committed to delivering projects beyond expectations. We undertake our work with exceptional rigour and lead from the front, proactively and effectively. In our view, exemplar design doesn't always necessitate a substantial budget, only some inspired architectural thought, a clever sculpting of spaces and an intelligent use of materials.

From initial face-to-face discussions and concept sketches to on-site management, interior design and beyond – we have the skills and experience to realize your project’s full potential; and the passion to help you achieve something truly spectacular.

Our aim is to design buildings that are fully responsive to their local environment and to your needs. We only ever design to what we feel is most appropriate in each case - which is directly derived from you as the client. We offer a high level of Client service, which coupled with our well established working relationships with a wide range of contractors, enables us to help you achieve your project to an excellent standard with the minimum of stress. We are very much a proactive practice and pride ourselves on our fast response times to any unforeseen site issues, design queries or general support.


  •     Architecture
  •     Planning
  •     Interior Design
  •     Media
  •     Specialist

​We provide a wide range of services varying from large scale masterplanning to highly detailed construction drawings, interior design and digital media. Although as Architects our primary focus is building design, we believe good design is multi-disciplinary; we have been commissioned to design furniture, artworks, interactive maps, CGI video flythroughs, photorealistic visualization artworks and websites.

Equally, at JPA we have no 'set' project scale - we undertake jobs of all shapes and sizes. Whilst we frequently undertake major multi-million pound projects, we often create designs for one-off bespoke homes or alterations to transform your existing house into your dream home. We apply exactly the same creativity & attention to detail to each and every project we undertake. Ours is a pragmatic, 'real-world' approach - and we work with you to get the very best scheme regardless of budget.

At JPA we spend time to listen carefully to our clients’ needs and requirements. We then set about interpreting your requirements and ambitions and strive to produce buildings that will exceed your expectations. Regardless of the size, complexity or timelines involved, we are fully committed to realising our projects on time and on budget. Read more about our services

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Our work includes

  • Large scale masterplanning proposals   
  • Residential schemes for national housebuilders
  • Major (national) Residential Projects
  • Campus Masterplanning
  • Campus facility assessments & reports
  • New build Schools
  • ​New build University accommodation
  • Design for specialist academic facilities
  • Classroom Teaching Strategy proposals
  • ​Laboratory design
  • Refurbishment for University clients
  • Design for specialist IT Facilities
  • Design & planning strategy for the incorporation of specialist plant equipment
  • Care Home design
  • Design for Dementia
  • Housing with Care facilities  
  • Specialist Care facilities
  • Infrastructure design
  • Aeronautical specialist projects
  • Design for public street furniture
  • Fit out & refurbishment projects for the Licensed & hospitality sectors
  • Licensing plans  
  • Offices and retail experience deign  
  • Placemaking
  • Disabled adaptations
  • Design for historic buildings and conservation architecture.


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