Andrew Paine Architecture is an architectural studio committed to high quality design while at the same time recognising the importance of strong project management, leadership and delivery skills. 


We have experience of design in a very wide range of sectors, and have worked directly with large-scale developers, small domestic clients, the public sector and education staff. While being driven to improve the built environment through inspired design, it is the importance of understanding the needs of clients, fellow consultants, contractors and the end-user that informs our working method. We are specialists in infrastructure, housing and education and have award-winning and highly published work in all three sectors.

Architects South East, architects Haywards Heath.



Léonie Graham

Office Administrator

Léonie provides support for our growing team and ever-evolving list of clients. She has extensive experience of working in the sustainability, charity and business sectors.

Aleksandar Kókai


Aleksandar Kokai BA(Hons), M.Arch, ARB joined APA in early 2016 to pursue his interest in high quality bespoke design that has a strong emphasis on meticulous exploration of materiality, texture and quality of space.

Following his introduction to architecture at the University of Liverpool M.Arch and subsequent professional qualification at the Bartlett, UCL, Alex’s colourful background contributes to APA’s broad spectrum of engagement with the built environment.

Andrew Paine

Principal Architect

Andrew Paine MA(Hons), M.Arch, RIBA studied Architecture at the University of Edinburgh before moving to the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, for the completion of his full-time education.  


He has worked for a variety of practices including Allford Hall Monaghan Morris and Hawkins\Brown and has designed and managed a wide range of award-winning projects, which include large-scale infrastructure, housing, work with listed buildings and education work at a variety of scales. 

Graham Perring

Principal Architect

Graham Perring BA(Hons), Dip. Arch, MSc (Dist), FHEA, RIBA has been working with APA since 2016, alongside leading a design studio with Andrew Paine over the last 6 years at the University of Brighton. He studied at the University of Manchester and then at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL before joining Allies and Morrison Architects in 1997.


In addition to practising both in large and small scale award-winning design offices across a broad range of sectors, more recently Graham has been involved working with rural communities in West Africa with the International Development charity Article 25.

Cat Rawcliffe


Cat Rawcliffe BA(Hons), M.Arch, ARB studied architecture at the University of Northumbria, before moving to the University of Brighton for the completion of RIBA Part II and the University of Westminster for Part III. She joined APA in mid-2016 and has since been involved in our residential and education projects.