Uncommon architecture for the common good

Grace Choi Architecture Ltd is an RIBA Chartered Practice based in North Tyneside. 

We believe that everyone should enjoy great architecture.

We question, we listen, we push design boundaries and we create buildings that delight.

As a design-oriented small practice we work across all sectors, with emphasis on community projects, bespoke homes and public buildings. Our attitude is: whatever the budget, great spaces can be created with care and imagination.

We partner with leading experts in social impact, engineering, surveying and cost consultancy, creating a bespoke team relevant to the needs of each project.

The practice was founded in London in 2010 by Grace Choi, an award-winning Architect with over two decades of experience working for leading firms. Relocation to the North East took place in 2013. GCA is becoming known for going the extra mile and completing projects that have a significant social impact on the community.


Grace Choi B.Arch (Hons), Dip.Arch, M.Arch, RIBA

Grace graduated from the Mackintosh School of Architecture in 1999, winning the prestigious RIAS Sir Rowand Anderson Silver medal (portfolio prize for Scotland) and the Charlie Cochrane silver medal. Following this Grace worked for several renowned practices in London including Farrells and Fosters & Partners, before working in Manchester for 10 years. During this time she joined pioneering practice Arca before becoming Senior Project Architect at OMI Architects. Throughout her career, Grace's built work has been highly acclaimed, winning national awards for social housing, galleries and museum design.

Grace has taught at the Manchester School of Architecture, as part of the Continuity in Architecture atelier. She also teaches at Northumbria University. She was Director and Trustee of the Mustard Tree charity for 7 years, a charity for the homeless and marginalized in Manchester and remains involved as Architectural Advisor. She was the Regional Jury Chair for the North East RIBA awards 2016.

“At the heart of the process are the people that architecture is made for. Every project is unique and deserves to be a well crafted, beautiful and uplifting place.”