Ralph Kent: a RIBA Chartered Architect delivering elegant and rational residential design

Ralph Kent RIBA Chartered architect in the New Forest, Hampshire

Ralph Kent RIBA Chartered ARB Registered

Ralph Kent is a RIBA Chartered Architect with a studio in Lymington, Hampshire, on the edge of the New Forest National Park.

The practice specialises in the design & delivery of high-quality residential architecture and undertakes commissions across a range of budgets across Southern England & London. Projects range from small domestic extensions through to new-build, one-off contemporary private dwellings and small-scale housing developments.  RK/a has a particular specialism for extensive refurbishment & remodelling as well as sensitive extensions, alterations & conversions and enjoys the challenge of unlocking the full potential of a building or site.

The studio offers a complete bespoke design service, including interiors, bathrooms, kitchens, staircases and joinery items and can deliver a full range of architectural services across all stages of the RIBA Plan of Work (2013) - from feasibility studies to planning applications and applications for Lawful Development Certificates, Buildings Regs drawings and full working drawing packages, along with tender return analysis, contract administration, site inspection & Principal Designer (CDM 2015) roles.

Prior to setting up the practice in 2018, Ralph Kent was a project architect at multiple RIBA-award winning John Pardey Architects, where he worked for eight years. There he was project architect for schemes ranging from small pavilion garden extensions, to a successful ‘paragraph 55’ planning (now ‘paragraph 79’ of the revised NPPF) application for a ‘super-home’ near Godalming, Surrey, along with a number of large-scale residential developments.


We are pleased to thoroughly recommend our architect, Ralph Kent. Ralph produced plans for a large, complicated extension to a domestic property, along with a double garage and workshop, and progressed the project through to a successful planning application. Ralph understood what we wanted to achieve. He listened to our tastes and based any designs about what we wanted. He took energy efficiency into account, aesthetics and most importantly for us, a practical / functional space to live in. His plans reflected our ambitions for the property, ensuring the most efficient use of space, and demonstrated great attention to detail. He explained the various options, advising us on probable costs, and provided excellent 3D visualisation to illustrate his proposals. In addition, his knowledge of building legislation and research of local planning regulations proved invaluable. He knew the necessary procedures and reports / surveys required to achieve a successful planning application. Ralph’s communication was excellent. It was a pleasure to deal with him and we would be delighted to work together again.
— Mike Mavroleon, Barham Road, Croydon
I had an idea in my head of the extension I wanted for my house but no idea of how to organise anything to make it happen. Ralph was recommended by a friend and gently led me through the process. Ralph organised the surveyor, made lots of constructive suggestions, produced excellent drawings and very quickly secured planning permission for me.
— Stuart Berry, Hayling Island

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