Tzena James set up the current Practice in Richmond upon Thames in 1995.

Tzena James is presently Nationally Elected RIBA Councillor.

We offer a complete Architectural service from establishing the Brief, Inception of the Project and Feasibility studies, through Planning and Building regulations, Contract administration to Completion on site.

We can also be commissioned for partial services like preliminary concept design and feasibility studies, preparing for Planning applications, preparing detailed plans etc.

We approach every project for its distinct, individual character to produce an original imaginative design with a solution that enhances the site in its setting, whether be it a contemporary design or a more traditional contextual design. We analyse needs and client’s requirements, match against resources to produce imaginative and practical design with attention to detail, materials and creative use of space.

We are committed to sustainable design, minimising energy costs, carbon emissions, water and waste and always promote the use of sustainable materials from sustainable resources.


We offer the following services:

  • Defining Client’s Brief
  • Feasibility studies
  • Outline and sketch design
  • Planning applications & Negotiations
  • Detailed Design
  • Building Control submissions
  • Preparation of Production information
  • Specifications and Tender documentation
  • Project administration
  • Project Management
  • Soft and Hard Landscaping
  • Interior Design

We operate in the following areas:

  • Tzena James Chartered Architects operate all over the UK

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