RIBA Chartered Practice

Herdsman’s Cottage | Private House | Under Construction

Paul Cashin Architects 'PCA' is a creative RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) Chartered Architecture practice based in Winchester, Hampshire. PCA takes a design-led approach to the practise of contemporary architecture, believing that well thought and considered design is essential to the creation of successful architectural space.

The practice undertakes contemporary architectural design projects across residential, commercial and civic sectors of the construction industry. Currently having a number of live projects across Winchester, Hampshire and the South Coast including one-off new build houses, extensions and commercial business projects.

As a small practice, our strength lies in our inclusive and personal approach, working directly with clients, consultants, and contractors, encouraging the cross over between architecture and other areas of art and design.

We are in a consistent state of process, working through a range of media including physical and computer models, hand and computer drawings, sketching and conceptual diagrams, discussions and presentations.

Paul Cashin Architects was founded in 2012 by Paul Cashin. Paul studied Architecture at the Universities of Portsmouth and Vienna, graduating in 2011 with an RIBA Presidents Medal nomination. He has worked for numerous practices, including Design Engine Architects working on contemporary university, school, housing and one-off house projects between 2008 and 2012. Paul has also taught at the University of Portsmouth and was a member of the Project Office for the school. Paul started PCA in 2012 which has set up offices in Winchester in 2016.

Paul is an RIBA Chartered Architect registered with the ARB.


Herdsman’s Cottage | Upham Village, Winchester, Hampshire

New Build One-Off Private House

Status: Under Construction

Client: Private  

Type: Residential

Construction is underway in the village of Upham, near Winchester, on one of our high-end new build houses. As the project nears completion, we are beginning to see the external form and interior spaces take shape.

The radical proposal replaces an existing cottage and associated outbuildings on the site that had fallen into a state of disrepair. Following success at planning appeal, this new house is entirely modern and contemporary in appearance.

It includes four large bedrooms, each with ensuite and countryside views as well as a spacious open-plan living, dining and kitchen area with feature expanses of glazing.

Carefully considered details have been incorporated such as bespoke joinery, specially fabricated slimline copings, and brick cantilevers that will complement the high level of finish.

The project is aiming for completion during 2019 with a specially designed landscape scheme by Andy McIndoe.

This project is a collaboration between Design Engine, who were responsible for concept design and the planning stages, and Paul Cashin Architects, who are responsible for delivering the construction phase.

For more examples of our contemporary architecture designs please view our selected projects here, or if you would like to discuss a project please view our contact page here.