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Virtual Practice Showcase - 

Paul Testa Architecture

6:00pm, Thursday 19th May 2022

Delivered by Paul Testa Architecture now HEM Architects

Image credit: Helena Dolby

As part of the Virtual Building Visit series we will be visiting practices via 'Practice Showcase' to find out more about their ethos, how they work and what they strive towards. 

Join the Sheffield Society of Architects for a live virtual presentation of Paul Testa Architecture.


This is a free event, and we welcome everyone – architects, other built environment professionals, students, families and friends.

Please click the button above to register, and we'll send you the link to join in!


Paul Testa Architecture based in Sheffield was founded by Paul Testa, an Architect and University Lecturer and a member of AECB (Association for Environment Conscious Building). Paul Testa Architecture aim to deliver inspirational bespoke architecture focused on the end user and environmental sustainability. They have established a reputation for low energy designs, gaining planning for difficult sites, are members of the Passivhaus Trust and more recently are now offering a retrofit strategy.

The Burrows, designed by the team, was the first house designed to Passivhaus standards to gain planning in Yorkshire. In 2013 he was shortlisted for the Self Build on a Shoe String competition, proposing a Passivhaus home for less than £45K.

During the practice showcase Paul Testa Architecture will also introduce us to their rebrand!


“One of the most enjoyable and creative parts of the project was the design-phase, which was a truly collaborative, iterative process. Paul wasn’t in the slightest precious, and never played the ‘but I’m the Architect card’! He was also very patient as we went through the various pros and cons of flat roof versus pitched, wood burner or not etc, listening to our ideas and trying to steer us to the right solution for us and the site, rather than for him.” -

You can find out more about the practice here:

The session will be recorded (guests may appear in the recording),and made available online free of charge after the event.

We hope this method of visiting local architecture will be more accessible to more people.

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