ZSTa : Testimonials



What our Clients say...

At a time when we are undergoing a major refurbishment of two of our historic venues, we’ve been delighted to work with ZST architects on transforming what we had thought was a fairly limited space into something both beautiful and functional, and which sensitively integrates their designs into our existing Grade 1 listed buildings.
— Andrew Comben - Chief Executive of Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival
Brighton Dome

It has been really important for us to invest in new facilities in school. The spaces are modern and incredibly pleasant to teach, and to learn in. The science lab in particular will help to ensure we keep delivering excellent science lessons, founded on investigation, experimentation and enquiry.”
— Mr Harrold - Blatchington Mill Head Teacher
Blatchington Mill

We had previously worked with Nick Stickland of ZSTa on other projects and we were not let down when we used them to work on the extension of our home. We ended up with a fantastic design that showed real attention to detail. For example, Nick suggested having the mirrored supporting posts so that our panoramic view remained clear. ZSTa were always helpful and pleasant to work with. A great result that has transformed our house, balancing the original old house and this modern extension.
— Sarah - Client

We have been working with ZSTa for several years. They consistently provide a flexible and high quality service giving us 100% trust that they will deliver what we need to next level standards meeting the deadlines required.
— Richard Liddle - Worldwide Kids Club
Worldwide Kids Club

I co-ordinated a project to redevelop the Brighton and Hove progressive Synogogue in Brighton. The Synogogue committee interviewed 9 companies and ZSTA stood head and shoulders above the competition . They have proven to be true to their word being commercially astute which combined with their green credentials have given us the building we were almost to frightened to believe we would ever complete .
ZSTA went the extra mile to ensure we retained as much of the original design as was commercially viable and it has been a pleasure to work with such a professional team.
— Myra Bianco - Client

Judges Citation for Brighton & Hove Progressive Synagogue

An imaginative, inspirational and contemporary refurbishment of a former gymnasium to create a welcoming multi-purpose space for religious services, festivals and special commemorations, principally for the local Jewish community while welcoming all faiths.

The judges particularly liked the clever use of natural light using roof lights and the innovative use of subtle tints in the light shafts to complement the colours of the modern light fittings.

Also of note was the sliding wooden screen in the Sanctuary which conceals the Ark. This used long strips of wood in rainbow hues to represent inclusion and diversity. Attention to detail extended to the well-crafted contemporary lecterns in beech and walnut which complemented elements of the design in the Sanctuary, and elsewhere the integration of old elements with new such as the display of old stained glass windows and mosaics.

A truly community-led project working within a restricted budget.
— Sussex Heritage Trust - Judge
Sussex Heritage Trust Award for ZSTa

What our Students say....

From the moment I walked into the office, on my first day at ZSTa, I was welcomed by the friendliest group of people and got straight into designing. During my experience I covered a vast scope of projects, focusing on a different aspect and task each time. These covered all stages from the formulation of the brief right up to technical detailing, and all stages in between.

It has been an absolute pleasure working with such a wonderful team and participating in activities beyond the work in the office, including the beach clean, community events and filming for regeneration campaigns. I am blessed to have had the opportunity to be part of a team as lovely as this one and have developed a good holistic understanding of the skills used in practice and the procedures and developments that projects undergo. It has been an enjoyable and memorable experience that I will forever be grateful for.
— Hafsa

                                                               Hafsa - Student


What our Staff say...

I was fortunate enough to be offered a position at ZSTa August 2014 as part of my university degree in Architectural technology. The team at ZSTa helped by creating a learning environment where I am able work alongside very talented architects who patiently helped me acquire practical hands on skills that will benefit me in the future.

ZSTa is where innovation and excellence are achieved and It gives me great privilege to be able to be a part of the team.
— Janet - Architectual Assistant
Janet - Student : Staff

Janet - Student : Staff


What our Consultants say..

Stiles Harold Williams’ planning department have been working with ZSTa since the commenced operation over 3 years ago. Their professionalism and knowledge of architecture has been invaluable in delivering successful planning outcomes throughout the southeast and in Brighton and Hove itself. Over the past few years, their team has grown with the additions of further skilled architects and trainee members, each with different specialisms and backgrounds. The result of which has been a growth in their advice and support to both ourselves and wider planning community.
— Alex Bateman - Associate Partner - Stiles Harold Williams Partnership
Alex Bateman

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