Masser Architects is a team of chartered architects who practice from offices in a converted chapel in Cheriton, Hampshire.   In 1988, Paul and Sue Masser combined their broad range of experience in the fields of residential, educational, commercial, and historic buildings to create a practice that can offer a service which specializes in high quality design.

The practice has successfully completed a large number of buildings for private, council and commercial clients ranging from schools, (primary and secondary) small housing developments, new houses, extensions, work to listed buildings, barn conversions, offices and churches.

In addition to private clients, (who invariably come by personal recommendation), the practice Client base includes Hampshire County Council, Southampton City Council, East Hants District Council (forward planning),  Portsmouth RC Diocese, Diocese of Winchester, (C of E), Privett Developments Ltd, Petra Developments Ltd, Millgate (Winchester) Ltd, 6a Vision Homes Ltd, Basing Park Estate, Preston Estates, (Lord Sainsbury).


Paul graduated from Portsmouth Polytechnic School of Architecture in 1983 and qualified as a Chartered Architect in 1984.  Since then he has been a Project Architect in private practice designing a wide range of buildings.  Before setting up Masser Architects he worked for Broadway Malyan in Southampton on a variety of projects, which included housing for both the private and public sectors, a scheme comprising a hotel, country club, golf course and houses and a Local Authority leisure complex.

Prior to Broadway Malyan, Paul worked for Radley House Partnership in Winchester, John Graham Associates in Alton and Hubbard Ford in London on a range of projects that included restoration of listed buildings, various office and housing projects.


2014    Petersfield Society President’s Award

2013    Winchester Preservation Trust Merit

2006Fareham Society

1997Petersfield Society Certificate of Merit

1995Petersfield Society President's Award

1993, 1994 & 1995

    Winner three years running of the

    Winchester City Council

    Best Presented Planning Application.


Sue qualified as an architect in 1985 having graduated from Portsmouth Polytechnic in 1984. Since then she has worked for Hampshire County Council on various school buildings, an Arts Centre and an Outdoor Activity Centre and before that Southampton City Council, working on the refurbishment of the Southampton Guildhall, schools (for Hampshire County Council), elderly persons' flats and refurbishment of housing and listed buildings.  Whilst there, she was appointed Chief Historic Buildings Architect, with projects including the restoration of the Tudor House Museum, (Scheduled Ancient Monument) providing visitor access to the medieval walls and generally maintaining Southampton's historic Old Town.

Previously, Sue has worked for two private practices: Scott, Brownrigg and Turner in London, working on offices and airport buildings and the GTD Partnership in Richmond where she was involved in the redevelopment of the grade I listed Wellington Barracks.