BUMP is an architects studio based in London specialising in residential, art and community design.  We believe that architecture and urbanism is about creating a lasting positive impact on our surroundings and our planet.  We bring a passion for modern design and an understanding of traditional construction and craft to collaborate with our clients and their needs to develop beautiful and sensitive designs.  


We have a strong interest in materiality and craft, and approach each project on an individual basis rather than a set design style to build projects with character which interact with the senses.  Experience has taught us that architecture is most successful and sustainable when the client has a strong relationship with their project, working with clients and taking a design journey together is a fun and productive way to generate buildings.  Our collaborative approach involves us working closely with clients, developers and investors to meet their brief with creative and effective design solutions.  

Each project is developed along with practical and budgetary needs in mind.  We understand the importance of identifying where economy and values are best achieved, we work closely with other trusted design consultants to maximise this potential.  Our designs are creative and accessible; drawing from each project’s unique history, whilst working in harmony with the surrounding environment.  We involve our clients in every aspect of the design process; sharing and listening to ideas.  A key part of our role is guiding the construction process, helping clients through the various stages, while ensuring that projects are completed within the agreed budget and time frame.



The studio is led by Christian Held who has built built a reputation for designing imaginative and well-considered schemes spanning the residential, educational, retail and community sectors.


After working with large practices Penoyre & Prasad and BDP on health, community and school buildings, Christian set up in private practice eight years ago. 


He has since built up a considerable amount of experience working with local planning departments and a thorough understanding of the challenges of working with listed buildings and within conservation areas.  







At BUMP we are committed to delivering high quality architectural design, offering creative solutions that step beyond the ordinary.  We specialise in taking projects from the initial concept stage all the way through to completion; in a full architectural, interior design and contract administration management role.  We provide a range of services that can be structured to form a bespoke package tailored to your needs and project aspirations.


  • Feasibility studies

  • Outline design concepts

  • Planning drawings

  • Interior design packages

  • Furniture design

  • Contract Administration

  • Post project review, evaluation and fine-tuning

  • Maintenance advice