Personal profile

Having grown up in both the UK & France, and practising architecture in both countries with a portfolio of projects further afield, it is evident that there is great scope for bringing the best of two distinct cultures together. Fluently bilingual, Patrice combines the anglo-saxon rigour of an architectural education at Nottingham University (UK) with a latin passion for his work. For each of his clients, Patrice’s solutions are a response to the project's specific requirements and objectives, in the context of the constraints and opportunities of the site & situation. “Architecture should reflect our dreams and aspirations, our hopes for the future…..”

Patrice is married with two young children: What little recreational time he has is spent combatting the ravages of a boisterous youth, snow boarding, skiing, kite-boarding, motorbiking, and latterly learning to play all over again with his is now to be watched, not played !


RIBA Chartered Architect

UK Registered Architect.

French Registered Architect.

Nottingham University, RIBA  Part II.

Nottingham University, RIBA  Part I.

Professional experience

Patrice Belle, France & UK

Property development, Senegal

Patrice Belle Architects, Canford Cliffs, Poole, UK

Farrington Dennys Fisher Architects, Covent Garden, London

Leslie Jones and Partners,The Quay, Poole, UK

Robshaw Richmond Architects,Oxford Circus, London


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The Italian Job (1969)

Iain M. Banks (science Fiction).

Good morning Vietnam.

Creating my family, with two lovely little daughters.

Rugby (watching rather than playing now!), snowboarding, and playing with my girls!

Good food & wine, in excellent company.

Time passes too quickly.....

Learning to kitesurf.

Design & build our own home !

too many to count.....

Treat others as you would have them treat you.

  1. Royal Institute of British Architects,

  2. ARB

  3. Ordre des Architectes, France

  4. B.Arch. (Hons)

  5. B.A. (Hons)

Professional practise award, 1991

Design project exhibited at RIBA headquarters, London, 1990.

Presidents Award, 1990.

Competition: First Prize, 1986.


  1. SOL Prize, Nottingham University:

  2. RIBA Presidents Silver Medal:

  3. RIBA Notts & Derby:

  4. British Gas Design For Energy Efficiency