Liddicoat & Goldhill



The Studio

We are an architecture and interior design studio with a growing reputation for crafted, tactile, atmospheric spaces and structures.

Founded in 2010, by husband and wife David Liddicoat and Sophie Goldhill, the practice is based in London and Margate. The Liddicoat & Goldhill team is now 10 strong, and current projects include local, national and international builds. Our practice employs a collaborative ‘agile’ design management system to foster creative thinking. We make bespoke environments, whether building bijou or monumental, and find inventive fabric solutions for imaginative visions.

Liddicoat & Goldhill were awarded an RIBA award and Manser Medal nomination for the hand-crafted Shadow House. A Manser Medal commendation, RIBA London Award and RIBA House of the Year shortlisting came for the self-initiated Makers House – followed by a prestigious Stephen Lawrence Award shortlisting and a third RIBA award for the kinetic Ancient Party Barn. Named as one of Wallpaper* Magazine’s ‘Future 30’, the practice has twice been shortlisted for Building Design Architect of the Year (Housing), and Young Architect of the Year 2019 and featured in the Architecture Foundation's New Architects 3: ‘A decade of New British Talent’.

The studio’s work has been widely exhibited and published in the UK and abroad with several models selected for the architecture room of the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition.

With a seriousness that belies its age, this band of well-educated youngsters is busy designing some of the finest new houses in the country.
— Matt Gibberd & Albert Hill, The Daily Telegraph
You can see a very high level of inventiveness in the bespoke detailing. These are not in any way generic solutions.
— RIBA Award Judges

The Partners

David Liddicoat MA (CANTAB) MA (RCA) RIAI

David combines material experimentation with deep knowledge of construction; his mode of practice is continuous refinement of a design through simple and elegant assembly details.

David studied under Tom Holbrook, Peter Carl and Dalibor Vasely at Churchill College, Cambridge. He worked at Studio Daniel Libeskind in Berlin before returning to London to work in smaller, design-led practices. He has been a regular contributor to BD Magazine, the AJ, Architecture Today & AR. He has lectured at the Good Homes Alliance and The New City, Wallpaper* lecture series.

David is a keen cyclist and recently completed Cycle to Cannes; when not in London or onsite, he regularly makes his commute along the East Kent coast by bike.

Sophie Goldhill BSC HONS (UCL) MA (RCA) RIBA CR

Shortlisted for the AJ Emerging Woman Architect of the Year Award, Sophie is a RIBA Conservation Registrant, in addition to an architect with considerable experience of hands-on delivery of construction projects.

Her artisanal approach to architecture is rooted in her education in painting at the Slade School of Fine Art. Sophie then studied at the Bartlett followed by the RCA. Her thesis project was shortlisted for the RIBA Silver Medal, and she won the Thames & Hudson School Prize and the Will Alsop Award for Urbanism. Sophie gained a breadth of experience at a variety of architecture and design studios – including EDAW and Foster & Partners – and contributed to the establishment of Carl Turner Architects.

Sophie is a Part 3 external examiner, a member of the Ebbsfleet South East Design review panel and a part of the London School of Architecture (LSA) Practice Network.


Awards & Press

Liddicoat & Goldhill is a multi-award-winning studio and has been published internationally both in industry press, broadsheets and lifestyle magazines.



  • The Sunday Times, UK
  • The Daily Telegraph, UK
  • The Guardian Weekend, UK
  • Stella Magazine, UK
  • The FT, UK
  • The Evening Standard, UK
  • The Independant, UK
  • House & Garden, UK
  • Wallpaper*, UK
  • Elle Decoration, UK
  • enki magazine, UK
  • Grand Design Magazine, UK
  • DETAIL Magazine, UK & Germany
  • The Architecture Journal, UK
  • Architecture Today, UK
  • Building Design Magazine, UK
  • Home Building & Renovation, UK
  • Interior Design Magazine, USA
  • Costruire In Laaterizio, Portugal
  • Brick Bulletin UK