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Chartered Architect & Certified Passive House Designer offering services throughout Sussex & Jersey

West Pier Brighton

jnf architecture offer a range of services, from site appraisals and feasibility studies to Planning and Building Regulation applications as well as the production of tender information and provision of project management services, including contract administration. We pride our self in offering high quality services to all clients, regardless of project size or budget.


Our ethos is of the belief that all projects are as individual as their clients and so deserve the utmost dedication in delivering their vision. We understand that some projects are born of necessity and that clients may not always have a preconceived idea of what they would like to achieve. We are here to help you realise your vision through careful consideration of your requirements and budget.

Our experience and service sectors include; small scale residential, sport/leisure, education, healthcare, commercial and industrial.

quality & sustainability

In order to ensure and maintain a high level of service jnf architecture prepare Project Quality Plans for each project. This is further strengthened by our Quality Management System.

Commitment to quality is further demonstrated in our end of stage design review processes. These are implemented in order to ensure the project and service is reflective of client's needs, expectations and aspirations.

jnf architecture recognises that we have a responsibility to the environment beyond legal regulatory requirements. We are committed to reducing our environmental impact and look to continually improve our environmental performance as an integral part of our business strategy and operation. We endeavour to encourage clients, suppliers and other stakeholders to do the same.

We are committed to the delivery of truly sustainable buildings and are firm believers in the implementation of a whole building approach in order to provide better, healthier environments for people to live and work in. The reduction of waste, carbon emissions and general energy demand is paramount in delivering sustainable buildings suitable not only to meet current targets, but exceed them in an effort to cater for the future.

Please refer to our Environmental Policy for more information.


Nuno Franco

Jose Nuno Da Costa Franco

BA(Hons) DipArch RIBA

Director | Chartered Architect

Passive House Designer

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Nuno is a Portuguese national born in Madeira emigrating to Jersey, Channel Islands in 1991. Moving to an English speaking country offered the opportunity to develop both his Portuguese and English language skills to which he maintains a fluent level. His journey to Brighton was one of education and progression having followed a desire to develop his career as an architect. 

Nuno's career has seen him involved in a wide range of projects enabling him to gain excellent experience across a number of sectors including high-end & bespoke residential, arts & leisure, higher education, commercial and industrial.

Nuno is a Certified Passive House Designer and a keen advocate for the implementation of sustainable solutions, not only in buildings but in general daily life.

Hobbies & Interests

A design background has unsurprisingly drawn Nuno to the art of photography, quickly adopting it as one of his hobbies. A keen eye for composition and detail means that a good opportunity for a picture is rarely missed.


Other interests lie in travel and experiencing a variety of cultures in the form of architecture and food. Although the opportunity may not arise as often as he would like it is, something Nuno strives to do when given the chance

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