Jean-Paul Blissett has worked in the leisure field for over thirty years gaining a wealth of experience. A well-known face in the hospitality industry and a strong believer in innovation, Jean-Paul ensures each development he designs has its own special identity, relating to its market, location and climate, reflecting a sympathetic handling of styles and culture.

Jean-Paul has worked with and acted as Consultant to the most renowned names in Health and Beauty – Champneys, Greyshott Hall, Forest Mere, Starwood / Sheraton and Steiner. He is responsible for the design of many worldwide Spa and Hotel locations, including numerous high profile, award winning projects such as Six Senses Spa at Elounda Crete, Chiva-Som in Thailand, and the One Spa at the Edinburgh Sheraton Grand.

Jean-Paul judges Design Awards, and speaks regularly at Hotel & Spa Conferences and events. Educated in Beirut and England, his professional training includes the USA, UK and the Middle East.


Asif is Director in charge of design for Well Architecture and Design. He is responsible for the design direction, standards and management of the design process within the studio.

Asif has 20 years of experience working at a senior level in leading design practises in London. Currently, he is leading the Morgan Ashley Extra Care and Later Living projects, along with the Yorkshire Wildlife Leisure development. The creation and roll out of a wellness focused fast casual dining concept. He has led the design development of a £250 million mixed-use leisure resort in Cornwall and the design and delivery of the refurbishment, extension and renovation of a £4 million Grade II listed private estate in East Sussex.

Asif always looks for the unexpected in all projects- often resulting in surprising, innovative design solutions. He prides himself on balancing great conceptual design and pragmatic delivery.

Associate Director

Stephan manages the studio, and technical aspects of project delivery. He has over 20 years of experience, having worked at well-known practices such as ORMS and Foster + Partners. He is currently leading the delivery of buildings for a UK hospitality and leisure hotel group, and developing construction methodologies for Extra Care homes projects across the UK.

He studied architecture at the Architectural Association in London where he received his diploma in 1999. During his studies he worked for a variety of architectural practices including Foster + Partners and Waterman. Stephan has delivered numerous projects including two new builds for Lloyd’s, XChanging in Chatham and the major refurbishment of the old Barclays headquarters building at 20 Gracechurch Street.

Stephan’s technical knowledge coupled with extensive on-site experience ensures all Well Architecture and Design’s projects are delivered to exacting, high standards.

How we help?

We have been designing hotels, members clubs, destination spas and cruise ships that shape and enhance our physical and mental health, long before wellness became a buzzword.

30 years, more than 100 wellness projects worldwide and numerous awards later, we are now setting the agenda for the wellbeing design of the future, so that your business flourishes, whatever the future holds.

Why us?

We have spent three decades making wellness a way of life. We have honed the ability to transform spaces in every sector – from destination spas to retail, leisure, the workplace, family and later living environments.

We bring our experience to every new client and project. We are proud to share our insight into new market directions and innovations, whether directly with our clients or at globally-recognised events.

By tapping into our network of the brightest thinkers and leading operators, we work collaboratively to form powerful partnerships that mean every project maximises its commercial value.

Our approach?

Remarkably, we spend around 87% of our time indoors and 93% in a confined environment. These indoor spaces, therefore, play a primary role in wellness, for better or worse.

The WELL strategy for wellness development is based on three fundamental elements: Interior Design, WELL BuildingTM principles and extensive Operational Experience.

By taking this synergistic and evidence-based approach to design, we create spaces that enhance wellbeing across typologies and for multiple demographics.

We want more people to experience optimal wellness more of the time, wherever they are.