Practice overview

PLOp is an award wining architecture and interior design practice established in 2013 by RIBA chartered architect Patrick and Lirong.
Operating from our studio in Fulham, we have successfully delivered projects all across London and Singapore.
We are a boutique practice with a wide network of collaborators where every project is personally handled by either Patrick or Lirong.
Our team is committed to excellence, and our combined expertise will fulfil any project brief regardless of its size and complexity.

Patrick Ng

Managing Director – BArch (Hons), AA Dip, ARB, RIBA

Patrick is a London trained architect experienced across an extensive range of disciplines. He has designed, led and completed award-winning schemes for international art galleries, office buildings and research facilities. Having decided on private practice, he has undertaken a variety of residential and commercial projects, focusing mainly on London refurbishments and working in conservation areas, creating community buildings, and establishing newbuild residential estates. Whether a 49-key hotel, the exquisite crafting of a fully bespoke fit out for a Mayfair townhouse, or a neighbour’s loft extension for their teenager, Patrick has established a track record of delivering buildings that work for its owners and feel right for the environment.

Lirong Soon

Design Director – BArch (Hons); MArch; MScUD (Distinction)

Lirong is a curious person who enjoys exploring ideas and the making of things. She is an architectural and interiors designer who finds inspiration everywhere – in the Big and the Small, in the Old and the New, in Nature, in Art, in Music, and in Ideas. Lirong has had extensive experience working on high-spec residences, corporate headquarters, masterplanning projects, and prizewinning urban regeneration schemes in Central London. Nowadays, Lirong is fascinated with how we all have a story to tell. The telling of these stories through the way we live, and the places we spend most of our time in. Lirong loves being a part of helping tell these stories by creating places that make us feel happy, loved, and purposeful.

Approach

We take great pride in a tailored and personal approach to each project.
Central to our process is our in-depth understanding of our clients’ aspirations, and the context of their projects.
We work closely with our clients to develop a clear and concise brief that unlocks the potentials of their buildings and sites.
This Brief is then developed into a comprehensive set of information to secure all necessary consents.
Further details are then developed to ensure our designs are executed to perfection.
Our goal is to express beauty, flow, light and space through thoughtful design; and realising the design through precise management.

Process

We always keep our clients informed and fully engaged throughout all work stages to ensure that the budgetary, aesthetic, and lifestyle aspirations of our clients are being met.
Each project is overseen by one of our practice directors from start to finish to ensure that the client’s ambitions and needs are never compromised, and that a clear line of communication is retained to give our clients confidence in their investment.
We define our work in the following 5 RIBA work stages.

This is often the most crucial stage to ensure the project gets off on the best possible footing whilst reducing the chance of any unforeseen surprises.

A full 3D measured survey is
undertaken by professional
surveyors using point cloud
equipment.  This survey will
provide your architect,
consultants and contractors
with an accurate set of
information to work from, and
minimise errors as the project
develops.  The average cost of
a survey for a typical 3-bed
terrace house is £1,200
+VAT.  We will source
competitive quotes for the
survey and organise this for
you.

Fees

There are primarily 2 different types of architectural services being offered in the market:
One who simply provide drawings to your directions, and
One who studies the multitude of constraints & opportunities surrounding your brief & project before designing a unique & balanced solution for you.
The fees between the 2 differs greatly, and so is the time spent.
We will always seek to understand your requirements & project before setting out a fixed scope against our fixed fee.
This way, you can be assured of achieving the value-added results without the surprises & risks of your project going over time & budget.

Our promise

Regardless of your project type, size and budget, we will able to provide a bespoke service covering all your needs.
We will manage everything from the planning application (we have 100% success rate in our applications) to the day you move in, accompanying you every step of the way, being clear about the risks & constraints that you may encounter in planning, construction, dealing with neighbours, etc. but always finding ways to meet your aspirations whilst reducing the stress levels for you.