What clients, colleagues and journalists say about how we work, think and deliver projects.


  • “A very well managed and innovative practice. Integrates well into the wider team showing joined-up thinking and passion for resolving complex issues.”
    Project: Arch Street, London\
    Quote: Richard Orawe Pre-commencement Director, Galliford Try\

  • “What was a pioneering and ambitious project at its conception, employing multiple teams of architects, has achieved a very successful outcome over a long-time span. It demonstrates excellent use of site, astutely integrating a series of streets and public spaces - as well as the original heritage building - into the design. The layering of space from public to private is sophisticated; the traffic planning is well handled, with underground parking freeing up space for a pedestrian and landscape focus. A great result from a developer-driven project.”
    Project: Beaumont Quarter\
    Quote: The New Zealand Institute of Architecture\

  • “Studio Woodroffe Papa worked diligently and professionally and were a valued partner on this successful project. We would welcome the opportunity to work with them again.”
    Project: Bircham Park MSCP\
    Quote: Chris Bainbridge, Project Manager, Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd\

  • “Feedback from our buyers is very positive and I am very hopeful that the design of the accommodation results in a real sense of community for all the occupiers in close proximity to the surrounding Spa Terminus led regeneration of the railway arches into a vibrant artisan food production hub.”
    Project: Dockley Apartments\
    Quote: James Allen, Matching Green\

  • “The practice’s Tarling Regeneration in Shadwell is a rare and serious piece of urban housing.”
    Project: James Voller Way\
    Quote: Edwin Heathcote, The Financial Times\

  • “The urban design strategies were comprehensive and detailed. They were backed by sound design principles, keen observations and understanding of how an attractive and livable neighbourhood district should be planned and designed. They were also well suited for the local context, highly implementable and adaptable to meet changing needs over time.”
    Project: Jurong Lake District\
    Quote: Fun Siew Leng, Chief Urban Designer, Urban Redevelopment of Singapore\

  • “For the city of Antwerp, Jonathan and his team are constructing a vision and spatial design of a complex urban project. They bring creative solutions to complex issues within a short period of time. The proposals are realistic, well substantiated and beautifully presented.”
    Project: Ringpark Groenendaal\
    Quote: Maarten Pluym, Project Leader, City of Antwerp\

  • “Studio Woodroffe Papa provided an excellent service as a key member of the winning Gateshead Big team, and carried this work forward into successful planning applications for Saltwell, designing fantastic homes.”
    Project: Saltwell and Bensham\
    Quote: Sean Egan, Director of Development, Home Group\

  • “Jonathan and his team provided us with a contextual storyline on a diverse mix of typologies on productivity in combination with housing for 10 different sites. His dedication, professionalism and ability to envision building typologies backed by a huge library of examples and related work made it pleasant and easy to work with him.”
    Project: The New Helmond Mix\
    Quote: Eric van der Kooij, Concept Developer, BPD (Bouwfonds Property Development)\