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About Us

About Us

We are about providing well considered buildings to meet both the needs of our clients and the environment in which the building sits.

We strongly believe that good design can have both a positive impact on how we live, and also our environment. Sustainable design should not be thought of as an add on; it should be the norm.

We take time to understand our clients needs and wants and to foster a relationship with our client where all parties embrace and hopefully enjoy the whole experience.


Established in 2005 as Ennerji Projects by Vaughn Allington, the practice has steadily grown to a team of four. In 2015 the practice re-branded to 16A Architecture.

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Vaughn Allington

BSc (Hons) Building

Engineering & Management


Having studied Building Engineering & Management at university, Vaughn went on to work for a national contractor as a graduate engineer. Moving to East Devon in 1995 to join a family owned construction company he gained experience in all areas of design and construction on a very wide range of projects.

In 2008 Vaughn established what is now 16A Architecture to allow him to focus on his passion for architectural design. Vaughn has a strong interest in sustainable design and is keen to promote this on projects wherever possible. He is also fastidious on detailing!

Having worked in the South West for over 20 years he has gained strong relationships with local authorities, consultants and contractors.

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Jacob Handford

BA (Hons) Architectural Technology & The Environment


Jacob joined 16A Architecture in 2015 having gained experience with two other local Architecture practices.

Jacob achieved several Architecture awards while at university including two commendations by the CIAT.

An Exeter local, Jacob has been instrumental in progressing 16A's capabilities, including VR (Virtual Reality).

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Zac May

Zac is currently in his final year at the University of West England studying for a BSc in Architecture.


Zac has recently joined 16A Architecture on a part time basis whilst he completes his studies.

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Helen Dennis

Providing the much needed administration support, Helen helps with the smooth day to day running of the practice together with ensuring our social media profiles are up to date.

Our Experience

16A provide full architectural services from feasibility to construction. We particularly enjoy working with end users, be these private homeowners or business owners, and working with these clients from developing a brief to handing over a completed build.

We have experience in a wide range of architectural styles and building types including :


Replacement Dwellings | Barn Conversions | Refurbishment & Renovation | Listed Buildings

Extension & Alteration | Residential Development | Permitted Development


Offices | Industrial | Workshops | Trade Counters | Conversion | Change of Use | Leisure | Farming | Equestrian

"16A were very knowledgeable and extremely professional in helping me design a new home taking into consideration my wishes and adding many enhancements.

Great communication though the whole process from the first meeting, through the planning process and preparing all the information for the building tender."

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