Our studio is a creative place where we solve problems and develop innovative designs. Our work ranges from seeing opportunities and growing projects with clients to producing construction information and completing projects on site. This range requires the skills of many people in our team who specialize in design and technical specification. Our clients are both established developers and first time clients who need new thinking and contemporary design solutions to produce high quality architecture. We have strong relations with excellent consultants in the industry and create teams to design and manage projects of all sizes. We are successful in negotiating town planning applications and have a good relationship with English heritage to develop complicated listed building and conservation area submissions. We are a friendly practice with fresh ideas.
Paul Shedden
Paul SheddenDirector
Since opening POD Architects six years ago, Paul has created a design service based on large international practice principles with small practice personality. Paul has contributed to design locally and internationally, ranging from intricate bespoke commissions to large scale commercially viable projects, using the experience gained over a lift-time in the Architecture world.
John Evans
John EvansSenior Designer
Having worked from project team member to a Director in a number of major international firms, John has extensive experience in the design and construction of major projects. Since working at POD Architects from the opening, John has been prominent in winning some major competitions and commissions working from inception to completion. John is a Fellow of The Royal Society for Public Health, Member of the British Council of Shopping Centres and Member of the RIBA.

Jim Beggs
Jim BeggsSenior Technical Architect
Having worked for POD Architects since the opening, Jim has extensive knowledge of all stages of the design and construction process and has played a key role in the co-ordination of a number of projects throughout the studio, from ‘The Strand’ open air retail mall to the development of Gatwick Airport.
Maxine Heron
Maxine HeronStudio Manager
Maxine became studio manager in April 2017, and is responsible for maintaining the high level of service and quality at POD Architects. With experience in marketing and administration, Maxine continues to develop her skills with POD as the key organiser of human resources, credit control, business development and events.