New Architect January 30, 2023

Kicking off the week with some good news. Congratulations to Paul Rawsthorn who has registered with the ARB to become a fully qualified architect! Paul had previously gained his architectural masters in South Africa, and had recently completed his Part 3 equivalent, Professional Practice Qualification from Portsmouth University. Well done Paul!

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Guildford Design Awards Exhibition January 27, 2023

It was great to see our project for a Grade II listed property in Shere featured in the recent Guildford Design Awards Exhibition. The exhibition featured all previous Guildford Design Award winners from the past 2 years and showcased in the throughout Guildford, Pirbright, Ripley, Shere and West Horsley. Our project won in the Private House…

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Private House, Surrey Hills – Rear View January 26, 2023

New build two storey house on an extremely sloped site. Cedar cladding at the first floor adds a contemporary feel capped by a low-pitched butterfly roof. The South elevation features large format glazing and high floor to ceiling levels which generate a lofty feel to the rooms, overlooking an external lap swimming pool (heated using…

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Private House, Surrey Hills – Approach January 20, 2023

The proposal replaces the existing 1960s house with a new dwelling to modern living standards, using sustainable and energy efficient materials. The house features an air source heat pump, MVHR, lots of PV and a great SAP rating of 107. Not just Zero Carbon, we are 30% beyond Zero Carbon. High floor to ceiling levels…

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The 5 Principles of Passivhaus Design January 16, 2023

PASSIVHAUS DESIGN: We are pleased to announce that Paul and Mollie in our office are progressing towards achieving Passive House designer certification. Obtained over a two-month period of study with the Peter Warm / Coaction practitioner-led Passivhaus training course, guided by highly experienced mentors with a variety of experience. So we asked them to illustrate the…

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House of Fraser, Guildford – Model January 13, 2023

On major developments, producing physical models of our designs placed within their context can be key way to convey our ideas to the wider community. This physical model shows the refurbishment and extension of the House of Fraser in Guildford from the 2000s. The store is Grade II listed and occupies a central position in…

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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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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Lytle Associates Architects December 23, 2022

Lytle Associates Architects wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year for 2023! We will be closed for the holiday period from lunchtime on Friday 23rd December 2022, reopening on Tuesday 3rd January 2023.

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Christmas Jumper Day 2022 December 12, 2022

The Office took part in the Christmas Jumper Day supporting Save the Children UK last week. Some great efforts on show from the team.    

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Planning permission to locally listed property in Wimbledon conservation area December 6, 2022

We recently obtained planning permission for a contemporary kitchen and basement extension, including refurbishment works to the main house and new garden office outbuilding to a locally listed property within the Wimbledon Road Conservation Area. The design seeks to provide contemporary upgrades to the property, refurbishing the existing bedrooms, reconfiguring a new master en-suite and…

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Client and consultant Christmas party December 2, 2022

It was lovely to open our offices up last night for our Lytle Christmas drinks party. Thanks to everyone who joined us and to Tattam’s for providing the cocktails.

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Internal shot of contemporary dwelling in Guildford November 28, 2022

Internal shot of our recently completed contemporary dwelling in Guildford. High floor to ceiling levels generate a lofty feel to the rooms and large areas of glazing at the two storey southern elevation provide unbeatable views of the Surrey Hills and the South Downs. Photograph by Jon Mcrae Photography. https://www.jonmcrae.co.uk/

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Office visit to a Passivhaus November 22, 2022

Members of the office recently enjoyed a trip to a Passivhaus in Emsworth, Hampshire by Ruth Butler Architects as part of the Passivhaus 2022 Open Day events. Constructed using cross laminated timber construction, the contemporary house sits on a former site of a St Johns Ambulance garage and reuses elements of most of the former…

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Welcome to Farah Nasution as Part 1 Architectural Assistant November 14, 2022

We are pleased to welcome Farah Nasution as a Part 1 Architectural Assistant after graduating from the University of Kent. She is interested in inclusive design and urban design – creating liveable and sustainable public spaces and cities. She wrote her final year dissertation on an inclusive school in Wolverhampton, assessing its inclusivity in its…

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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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Welcome to Emma Treeby as our new Office Manager November 7, 2022

We are pleased to welcome Emma Treeby to the practice as our new Office Manager after having run her own two businesses for the past decade. She is now very happy to be working in a team, in such a creative and collaborative environment. We are enjoying having a fresh pair of eyes to challenge…

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Voting still open for the 2022 Surrey Property Awards November 2, 2022

Celebrating being nominated for “Architectural Practice of the Year” in the 2022 Surrey Property Awards with this photo of us from the archives! Voting closes this Friday 4th November, we would love to win this and would really appreciate you voting for us. It only takes thirty seconds to vote. Link below: http://surreypropertyawardsvote.co.uk/ Thank you!

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Sneak peek of new build contemporary dwelling in Guildford October 31, 2022

A sneak peek at our recently completed new two storey contemporary dwelling in Guildford. The proposal replaces the existing 1960s house with a new dwelling to modern living standards, using sustainable and energy efficient materials. With thanks to Jon Mcrae Photography for the brilliant completion photos, more coming soon! https://www.jonmcrae.co.uk/    

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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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Planning Permission for the Christmas Bakery redevelopment October 24, 2022

We are delighted to have achieved planning permission for a phased redevelopment of Christmas Bakery in Worplesdon. The Bakery is an independent, family run business which has been serving the local community for over 100 years. The scheme delivers an enlarged and enhanced shop, new tea room with conservatory and outdoor terrace, a new commercial…

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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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Surrey Property Awards 2022 – Vote October 5, 2022

We are delighted to announce that we have been nominated for the ‘Architectural Practice of the Year’ in the 2022 Surrey Property Awards. If we’ve worked with you in the past, we’d love for you to take a moment & vote for us – link below, thank you! surreypropertyawardsvote.co.uk

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Planning Permission for twenty, new build dwellings in West Sussex September 22, 2022

We are delighted to have been granted planning permission working with Sigma Homes for 20 new build affordable and market dwellings on currently vacant farmland in Haywards Heath, West Sussex across 11 different house types on this well-connected site. Working as part of a wider consultant team, important design decisions were taken to ensure that…

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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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