Isaac Ma joins on 4 month placement May 23, 2023

We are pleased to welcome Isaac Ma for a 4 month placement as part of his architectural degree at the University of Bath after joining in the Spring 2023. Isaac is already making good use of his 3D visualisation skills on live projects and is gaining valuable experience of the professional working environment. Isaac enjoys…

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Learning at Work Week May 18, 2023

As part of ‘Learning at work week’ we wanted to introduce you to Mollie, a part 2 degree apprentice and architectural assistant at Lytle Associates, sharing how as a practice we have evolved our own thinking and approach to architectural education… At LAA we have been supporting Mollie’s balance between university coursework and office work,…

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Planning Submission at Guildford County School April 20, 2023

LAA have recently submitted a planning application for further development at Guildford County School, marking the next stage in their masterplan to transform their school estate. We prepared the first masterplan for the school in 2012, putting in place a robust strategy that allowed them to successfully deliver projects including the new art block and…

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Planning Permission for New Barn School March 2, 2023

Planning permission granted for the expansion of a successful special school in Horsham to allow an increase from 60 to 120 pupils. The new development will include a two storey secondary school teaching block, primary classrooms, a primary hall, new artificial pitches, play space and landscaping. The Lytle Associates team are now working closely with…

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Ollie Hudson joins on 8 month placement February 7, 2023

As part of our commitment to education, at Lytle Associates we enjoy the challenge and stimulation that we get from professional work placement students. Ollie Hudson is currently with us on a 8 month placement as part of his architectural technology degree at Nottingham Trent University. It has been great to support him in his…

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St Peter’s Catholic School, Guildford January 6, 2023

The dramatic floating roof of our design at St Peter’s Catholic School. The contemporary style reflects the students’ forward thinking and encompasses the focus of the School as a Catholic community.

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Construction timelapse of St Catherine’s School, Bramley January 4, 2023

Construction timelapse of the recently completed new art and design facilities for St Catherine’s School, Bramley The scheme includes a sixth form art studio, photography studio, dark room, textiles studio, food technology suite and exhibition space as well as remodelling of the existing building. With thanks to Ash Contracting Limited. 

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Salesian School Sports Hall – Site Office Visit November 9, 2022

Members of the office recently visited the new Sports Hall at Salesian School in Chertsey which is nearing completion. Really exciting to see the progress made and thank you to MCS Construction for hosting. Situated between the current gym and artificial pitch, the new facility will create a sports hub for the campus and includes…

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Behind the Scenes in the Office October 25, 2022

THIS IS US! A Behind the scenes tour of our Guildford office. We have been nominated for “Architectural Practice of the Year” in the Surrey Property Awards. We would love to win this and would really appreciate your vote (link 👇) http://surreypropertyawardsvote.co.uk/

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The Oratory Preparatory School Nursery October 19, 2022

A bespoke new nursery building at a prestigious independent school south Oxfordshire A timber frame cabin aesthetic was used to compliment the adjacent woodland site, using an L shaped plan to enclose a secure play courtyard for the nursery children to enjoy. The design included vaulted ceilings to play areas to create a feeling of…

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Project overview: Clapham Village Nursery September 7, 2022

This flagship building next to Clapham Common involved a complete remodelling and redevelopment of a derelict warehouse building to create a nursery and family centre for children from 6 months to 5 years old. Designed to BREEAM ‘excellent’ environmental standards, including sustainable natural ventilation with roof top wind catchers. The refurbished building provides playrooms for…

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Our 35th Anniversary: The 2020s August 2, 2022

We finish off our 35th Anniversary celebrations with a look through of our most recent projects. Including a new build for 5 new luxury apartments in Guildford which was designed in a traditional style with contemporary elements. Replacing the previously demolished 1970s dwelling on the site, the proposals include a parking undercroft level whilst the…

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Our 35th Anniversary: The Late 2010s July 29, 2022

Our favourite and most notable projects from the ‘Tens’ continues featuring the Conversion and full refurbishment of our own Grade II Listed Office in central Guildford. We also delivered an extension and refurbishment to Farnham Memorial Hall. The existing 1920’s building received a contemporary new wing, incorporating day care and shared community facilities. Finally, we…

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Our 35th Anniversary: The Early 2010s July 22, 2022

Our anniversary celebrations continue with our favourite projects from the early 2010s. We completed, New Barn School, a specialist School working with Sussex Healthcare. When designing a special school our starting point will be to spend time in the school to really understand the particular needs of the pupils and how the architecture can make…

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Our 35th Anniversary: The Late 2000s July 15, 2022

Our favourite projects from the late noughties! We were successful in winning an architectural competition for a new sixth form centre at St Peter’s School. The design of the project delivers on the brief to reflect the students’ forward thinking and the world in which they aspire to live through a contemporary design which would…

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New drama and performance studio for Guildford County School July 12, 2022

Work started on site last week at Guildford County School to transform the school’s old gym into a specialised drama and performance studio, while extending and modernising their existing SEN centre. MCS are the main contractor for this fast-track project, with work scheduled to run during the summer holiday period, ready for the start of…

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Our 35th Anniversary: The Early 2000s July 8, 2022

Our favourite projects this week come from the early Noughties. Including the major refurbishment and extension of the House of Fraser, Guildford which provided an additional 30,000 sq.ft. of trading space at the heart of the Town Centre conservation area. The scheme was carefully designed to be sensitive to its historic High Street context while…

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Work Experience from Salesian School, Chertsey June 27, 2022

It was great to welcome Freya and Kwame from Salesian School, Chertsey for a week’s work experience in our Office continuing our close links with the School following the completion of a new 6th Form classroom block and Sports Hall, currently on site. In their time with us both undertook the ‘Pavilion in the Park’…

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Guildford County School Careers Fair May 11, 2022

Great to talk to some potential future architects at the Guildford County School “Inspire” Careers Fair today. We always enjoy supporting the communities at our local school clients.

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