About Us
ArchitEXE is a practice based in Exmouth, Devon

ArchitEXE is a practice based in Exmouth, Devon

The sole practitioner, Thomas Shillitoe, is an Architectural Technologist who has excellent planning, design and construction knowledge as well as a keen interest in the latest developments in sustainable technologies. He provides informed honest and realistic advice together with a comprehensive first class drawing service.

Thomas has many years experience working in the residential sector, having worked for busy private practices across the South West. These practices still employ Thomas's services on a contractural basis, demonstrating the value of his skills. Thomas is currently working on projects in Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Wiltshire and for planning consultants such as Exeter Planning, Pegasus Planning Group and York Associates.

Thomas now works from a home office, thereby keeping overheads down and passing these savings onto clients.

Planning and Building Regulations legislation is constantly changing and Thomas ensures he is up to date with the latest releases, so that applications submitted are accurate and conform to the current standards. Thomas is familar with all the latest Code for Sustainable Homes legislation and the sustainable technology that now forms an integrated part of any project from extensions to new housing developments.

ArchitEXE use a CAD system ensuring quality drawings can be produced cost effectively. Thomas is often praised on the clarity and presentation of his drawings and documentation. Further examples of his submitted work can be seen on the Exeter City Council Planning Website or East Devon District Council Planning Website searching under 'ArchitEXE' or 'Shillitoe' as agent.

Local Projects 2010-2013

What is the difference between an Architectural Technologist and an Architect?

What is the difference between an Architectural Technologist and an Architect?

An Architectural Technologist provides architectural design services and solutions. They are specialists in the science of architecture, building design and construction and form the link between concept and construction. As professionals adhering to a Code of Conduct, they are required to obtain and maintain mandatory Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII) if providing services directly to clients.

Definition of an architect by RIBA: Architectural education and training focuses on the integration and synthesis of all aspects of design and construction in response to a client's brief, both for individual buildings, groups of buildings and spaces in between. A person described as an architect must, by law be registered with the Architect's Registration Board.

Environmental Performance

Environmental Performance

ArchitEXE strives to acheive good environmental practices.

Thomas Shillitoe, the sole practitioner works from a home office, ensuring no environmental impact for commuting to his place of work. For site visits he will cycle where practically possible. If this is not viable he will drive, combining with other required visits where possible.

Office Supplies & Waste
ArchitEXE requires paper and ink for printing, envelopes for posting and pens for sketching and writing. We aim to source all products as locally and sustainably as practically possible. As much waste is recycled as is practically possible.

Energy usage
The home office has energy efficient lighting and the computer has a energy saving socket so that when the main desktop computer is shut down, all peripheral hardware (printers etc) are automatically isolated rather than remaining on standby.

Electronic Mail and Online Submissions
Since 2008, all planning applications have been submitted online, greatly reducing paper and ink use, as well as removing the environmental impact of posting printed applications. Correspondence is by e-mail where deemed sufficient.

ArchitEXE is continually reviewing its policies in order to become a 'greener' company.



  • "Clear detailed plans from start to finish, extension looks superb, Thank you"

  • "Despite an uphill struggle with the planners, we persevered and have a fantastic home to show for it, thanks for all your help"

  • "Thank you so much for your hard work, support and perseverance! We really do appreciate your determination and professionalism which has, in no doubt, ensured the success of the planning application."

  • "Fantastic work, thank you. You made the application seem a doddle!"

    AlanN. Cornwall
  • "I honestly thought we would have more trouble in planning, but nothing, thank you very much, it looks great!"


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