Somorjay and Talliss are a dedicated team of accomplished architects based in Barnes, SW London.

Welcome to our team –  Stephen, Luigi and Clio.  We’re quite an eclectic mix with our English, Italian and Spanish heritages! Our riverside office is located in Barnes, SW London  – a stunning location, conducive to creative thinking.

Stephen Tallis

Stephen Talliss

Director & Architect

Luigi Roselli

Luigi Roselli

Director & Architect

Clio Jordan

Clio Jordan


drawingWhen you meet with us, you will meet a friendly, down to earth team, that loves to explore eye-catching design. A team you will instinctively trust for how careful details and bigger ideas will work as one.

We lead the way with how we listen, problem solve and integrate all the structural and functional elements to make great design work.

We will explore the most economical and practical way to build your project so it will be as financially resourceful as possible. Our usual project build value ranges from £100k to £3m.

As accredited conservation architects we have a special interest working with listed and period buildings – including churches.

Locations we work, and who we work with

Our clients are typically located from West London to the Surrey borders. Our work is split into three distinct areas:


For clients with an eye for discerning design that want a fantastic interior.
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developersThat want a high quality finish, new build contemporary development.
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communityInnovative design from modern new builds to artistic renovation.
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Hands-on personal service - and easily contactable

Your appointed architect will be your main point of contact throughout your project, so you will always know who you are talking to. Typically, we will take your project from inception – design and planning – through to completion.

This means that all the finer details are managed. From construction detailing, appointing the builder and monitoring the build process – attention to detail never gets lost.

The respectful working relationship you will have with us will ensure your project is an enjoyable one.

We should work together when your project requires a smart thinking, design led team, small enough to be personalised, yet with an exceptional level of experience to offer.


Client feedback is that our architects fees are sensible – reflecting the high standard of our work and innovation,  but not at all exorbitant.

So we won’t be the cheapest. Or overly expensive.

Our first visit is non-chargeable as we identify the detail and how a property needs to function.  A proposal will then outline a transparent fee structure based on either a headline % rate,  or an hourly rate.

No-nonsense designers who understand construction and get on with the development of drawing. They have the ability to think big and design outside of the box. They also give a really good personalised service, you know who you are dealing with which makes a difference

Paul BergerDeveloper

They give you innovative and contemporary ideas. We are getting a fully integrated design that will look quite stunning.

M NairnResidential

They listened intently, guided and directed us every step of the way. We needed a more personalised approach with attention to detail. They knew our market - they got it pretty spot on. The colours, the materials - the end result was a very high quality, high end housing scheme.

Joe KeaneDeveloper

They are good at people relationships, are attentive to detail and have a good sense of design with differnet kinds of buildings from modern to renovation.

Andrew MawsonCommunity