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Victoria Holland Architecture is a small team of architects and designers based in Arundel, West Sussex. We have a passion for carefully considered, well crafted buildings which are both sensitive to their surroundings and true to their function.

As an RIBA chartered practice we combine our expertise to achieve both excellence in design and provide notable architecture of its time and place.  The budgetary requirements of our clients and the long term sustainability of the fabric of our buildings are a key focus to the success of a project.

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Meet The Team

"A team of individual designers that share a core value, producing designs with sensitivity and of the highest quality"

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Victoria Holland

Director

Victoria Holland

Victoria graduated from Portsmouth School of Architecture in 1987.  She spent 7 years working in a central London practice and gained RIBA Part III qualification with distinction in 1989. In 1992 Victoria joined forces with Neil Holland focusing on a range of projects including “one off” private houses; residential housing developments; listed buildings including scheduled ancient monuments; education buildings and health care.
 

In 2016 following Neil’s retirement Victoria established Victoria Holland Architecture.  At the core of the practice is the ambition to achieve excellence in design and to provide carefully crafted buildings in keeping with their context and our clients expectations.

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Beatrice Holland

Interior Designer

Beatrice Holland

Upon completing her education at The New York School of Interior Design, Beatrice moved to Milan to further her career  and since then has gone on to work with clients in London, Milan, Porto Fino,  The Swiss Alpes, Boston and Mexico, besides designers such as Terry Dwan, Ilaria Toueg and Miranda Snow.

Beatrice distinctively adapts herself to each and every project, valuing the importance of research and time to recognize the best resources and materials suited to both location and client. Whether it be a request for mid-century Gio Ponti italian shapes, the drama of American art deco or the authenticity of alpine swiss design, with a blend of education, travel and independent study, Beatrice has a keen understanding of design and culture.

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Luisa Sommerer

Part II Architectural Assistant

Luisa Sommerer

After graduating from the Mackintosh School of Architecture with her bachelor's degree in 2016, Luisa moved to Sussex, where she spent the next years working on multiple high-end residential projects varying from bespoke homes to Grade II listed buildings in Sussex, Surrey and Central London.

 Luisa holds a M.Arch with distinction from the University of Greenwich. Her master thesis 'The constructed illusion of a European Town', which was supervised by Nicholas Boyarski, was nominated for the RIBA dissertation medal. Since joining VHA in October 2021, Luisa has been working on both architectural and interior design projects within the practice.

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Mr Spencer

Studio Entertainer I

Mr Spencer

Spencer is a wire haired Dachshund. He has very short legs and a very loud bark.

He specialises in reducing stress or increasing it depending on his mood.

He is particularly interested in stealing shoes and helping himself to the contents of handbags.

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Inigo Aranguena

Senior Architect

Inigo Aranguena

 

Inigo graduated at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (equivalent to Part III), and has a Master's degree in Project Management. His experience spans over eighteen years as an Architect and Project Manager in both residential and commercial projects. He started his career involved in multi-storey developments in his home town, Madrid, and slowly moved in bespoke projects for private clients.

 

For the past six years he has had the opportunity to lead several high end residential projects in the UK. In 2017 he started collaborating with Victoria Holland Architecture.

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Lauren Merrett

Part I Architectural Assistant

Lauren Merrett

 

Lauren graduated from her Part I at Portsmouth School of Architecture and has since joined Victoria Holland. At university she explored a variety of projects including hybrid housing schemes and nursery schools.

Since working as a part I Lauren has continued to develop her skills in the residential and is keen to broaden her portfolio, as she works towards completing her part II and III.

 

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Beatrice Hackman

Accounts Manager

Beatrice Hackman

Beatrice brings a resourceful and detailed approach to the accounts department. After gaining her IAB in Bookkeeping at Chichester College, she has gained valuable experience in both bookkeeping and accountancy, working for private clients over the past 5 years. Beatrice has worked with clients is a variety of industries from including Property, Medical and most recently Design.

As well as bringing her professional organisational and management skills to the practice, she has a keen eye for interior design and enjoys being part of creative team and studio. 

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Mr Rufus

Studio Entertainer II

Mr Rufus

Rufus is the latest addition to the studio, much to Mr Spencer's disapproval. He specialises in studio security, keeping a particular eye on passing tractors. 

He enjoys welcoming clients to our studio, allbeit with over zealous enthusiasm and delights in demonstrating his ability to remove the stuffing of his teddy bears. 

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