Richard Brearley, Director

Dip. Arch, ARB, RIBA, FRSA

Richard established Southstudio Architects in 2011. Prior to that he was a Partner at both Sidell Gibson Architects and John Miller + Partners, gaining a wealth of experience on large-scale projects in the Arts, Education, Housing and Master-Planning sectors.

Richard is responsible for design and technical delivery within the practice, combining a hands on approach to problem solving with a genuine enthusiasm for all aspects of the built environment, and a specialism in low-energy design.

Patrick Bankhead, Director

B.Arch (Hons), Dip. Arch

Patrick co-founded Southstudio Architects in 2011, having collaborated with Richard Brearley on a number of projects since 1999. Patrick is the Director with overall responsibility for company development and management. Patrick also oversees project inception, management and delivery.

Patrick works closely with clients at all stages of a project, managing and coordinating consultants, stakeholders, contractors inputs, in association with the Southstudio team to deliver innovative and appropriate design solutions.

Patrick’s energy and enthusiasm has led to successfully developing the Southstudio portfolio of domestic projects, together with forming close working relations on projects with a number of Charitable, Educational and Religious Institutions as well as with Land Agents and Development Companies.

Frederico Marques, Associate


After graduating from the Universidade AutoĢnoma de Lisboa in 2012, Frederico joined RRJ Arquitectos and subsequently RA Architectural and Design Studio, both in Lisbon, where he worked on residential blocks and the conversion of an important Listed factory into student residences.

Frederico joined Southstudio in July 2014, and has worked on a number of key projects from conception through to completion on site. These projects include large housing developments, residential care units to one-off domestic projects. He is also responsible for project management procedures and programming.
Frederico was appointed Associate in 2017, in recognition of his outstanding design, and leadership skills.