About Optimum Architecture


Optimum Architecture Ltd is based at Nayland on the Essex and Suffolk border in the beautiful Stour Valley at the heart of the Dedham Vale AONB. We work on projects throughout Suffolk and North Essex.

The company was started in 2007 by Director Stuart Davis MCIAT, who along with James Wicks ACIAT and a small team have together over 70 years of combined experience in the construction industry. Our individual experience, skills and qualities complement each other, which enables us to bring you practical advice, excellent service and high quality information. To date we have worked on over 600 projects.

Our team provide architectural drawings for new buildings, extensions and renovations for both residential and commercial properties. We enjoy working on both traditional and contemporary schemes and frequently work on Listed Buildings or more diverse or complicated planning applications.

Low energy buildings and in particular ‘Passivhaus’ principles are of great interest to us, should you require these skills and techniques for your project we can help as we have a Certified Passivhaus Designer within our team.

We are flexible, accessible and pride ourselves on having a positive ‘can do’ attitude for our clients. It is our aim that once the project is finished you have a building or space that has fulfilled your requirements, expectations and aspirations, including agreed budgets.

We are ‘Accredited Agents’ with Babergh/Mid Suffolk District Councils and regularly work with Colchester Borough, St Edmundsbury, Forest Heath and Braintree District Council’s and are also able and confident to work with any Local Authority further a field.

Most of our work comes through referrals, and our absolute aim is for you to be satisfied with our service and to feel able to refer us to others.

If you require further information or help with a project you have in mind, or know of someone who may benefit from our services, please get in touch. Contact us.

Optimum Architecture

Architectural Designers, Sudbury, Suffolk