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ABQ Studio is a firm of architects based in East Sussex.  The practice was formed in 2002 by Sean Albuquerque and has built a reputation for high quality design while delivering a bespoke service.  

We work on a wide range of project types from master planning to furniture, and aim to approach each task with the same care and engagement regardless of scale, budget or market sector.  

The practice has in-house specialist experience of historic building conservation, and has worked on projects from Grade II barns to Scheduled Ancient Monuments.  This particular specialism is not seen as a stand-alone service, but is integral to our aim to understand a building or location more fully, with the result that the practice has developed an approach which is sensitive to the nature and surroundings of a place.

Many of our projects involve a high degree of detail, and we revel in the opportunity to work closely with specialist consultants, sub-contractors and makers to produce work that displays a high level of craft.  This approach is part of a philosophy of human-centred architecture, and it is equally applicable to an item of bespoke furniture, a home renovation, or a commercial scheme.

We believe that good architecture is something that responds to its location, and has a care for human qualities and the planet's resources, while the process of bringing a project to realisation is about being keenly focused on budget and timescale.  There is no common visual theme to our work and our aim is for our designs to be thoroughly contemporary though not adhering to any individual architectural style.

Though our work is centred on the south east of England we have experience throughout the country and abroad, with projects completed in Europe, Africa and North America.

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ABQ Studio Architects

6 Diamond Workshops

Lewes Road


Uckfield TN22 5JH

Tel: +44 (0)1825 84 14 14

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Over more than fifteen years we have worked with many different clients.

Below is a list of companies and organisations we have worked with:

Gun Brewery, Lewes

Aldercourt Developments Ltd
Henry Doubleday Research Association/ Garden Organic!
Leigh-on-Sea Yacht Club
Anglo-Scottish Properties
The University of Greenwich
Gampsirit Ltd
The Slow Building Company
Summertree Estates Ltd
GRC Construction Ltd
Stone Republic
De La Warr Pavilion
Lorca Properties Ltd
Paragon Investment Holdings SA
Hallmark Cinemas
The Digital Picture House Ltd, Uckfield
The Crown Inn, Newick
Orion Cinemas Ltd
LPM Bohemia Ltd
Ridgeview Property Company 
Hallet and Holden
Annan School

In addition to the list above we have worked for a large number of individual clients.

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