We Are Hiring September 4, 2023

We are looking to employ a Junior or Senior Architectural Technician, on a permanent contract, to join our friendly office. We are a respected architectural studio in the heart of Guildford, established over 35 years ago. We are run by four directors and twenty staff and are proud to be an Employee Owned Trust (EOT).…

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Sir Mo Farah opens the Salesian School sports hall July 13, 2023

Sir Mo Farah CBE recently opened the newly completed Salesian Sports Hall in Chertsey. Our Director, Richard Wilkinson, attended this alongside staff, students and parents, as well as the journalist, newsreader and broadcaster Victoria Derbyshire. This wonderful new facility, which includes a first floor hospitality space with viewing terrace, will create a sports hub for…

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Planning Permission for Young Epilepsy July 5, 2023

We are delighted to announce planning approval has been granted for a range of masterplan developments at Young Epilepsy in Lingfield.  The is the culmination of four years of working closely with the client to understand how the estate works, complete stakeholder consultation, capacity audits and accommodation analysis to inform a long-term campus masterplan. Our…

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Residential Project Of The Year June 30, 2023

🏆 RESIDENTIAL PROJECT OF THE YEAR 🏆   We are absolutely thrilled that our Private Contemporary House in Guildford won the ‘Residential Project of the Year’ at the Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards 2023. The project replaces the existing 1960s house with a new dwelling to modern living standards, using sustainable and energy-efficient materials The house…

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Happy Birthday Guildford Lido June 26, 2023

On Wednesday 21st June the Guildford Lido celebrated its 90th Birthday! As part of the celebrations Guildford’s Mayor, Masuk Miah cut the cake & met with the current staff & Scott Jagdeo from Guildford Borough Council. Jonathan Tan & Mark Chambers from Lytle Associates were on hand to walk the mayor through the soon to…

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Project Completion in Walton-on-the-Hill June 22, 2023

Lytle Associates Architects were appointed by Elivia to provide a design solution for a new residential development of 14 new dwellings in Walton-on-the-Hill consisting of 4 individually designed houses and a large apartment block.   The site lies within a Residential Area of Special Character (RASC) which required a sensitive, context-driven approach. A hierarchy was…

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Planning Permission for 50 new build homes in East Grinstead June 19, 2023

Lytle Associates Architects have recently secured planning permission for a contemporary residential development of 50 dwellings in East Grinstead. The houses are conceived as traditional brick clad forms, that are staggered with linking elements at first floor that simultaneously create covered parking and private raised terraces.   With thanks to: Ashgrove Homes Robinson Escott Planning…

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Our architect Ollie plays part in Wembley Stadiums 100th Anniversary celebrations June 15, 2023

It has been great to see that our architect Ollie has been part of Wembley Stadiums 100th Anniversary celebrations by being featured in this year’s FA Cup final programme! He also filmed at the stadium to talk about how it was the main inspiration as to why he chose to become an architect by studying…

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Planning Permission for 10 New Homes in Effingham June 8, 2023

We are thrilled to have been granted planning permission under delegated powers for 10 new build residential dwellings on a vacant parcel of land adjacent to Church Street, Effingham.   Lytle Associates were approached with a challenging task – to secure planning permission following the refusal of a previous planning application which was also dismissed…

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Completion of house extensions in Guildford June 5, 2023

We have recently completed a two storey wrap around extension with a rear single storey extension and internal alterations, following the demolition of an existing side garage in central Guildford. Providing much needed additional living space for our clients and their family with additional bedroom and bathroom facilities. The scale and design of the proposals…

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Details – Flint Wall June 1, 2023

SNEAK PEEK 👀 Beautiful flint wall detail at one of our residential projects currently under construction.

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Construction update at Guildford Lido May 25, 2023

Construction update for the replacement of the changing facilities and a new small café at Guildford Lido. Our proposed scheme is driven by two key goals: to provide a modern new building that respects the historic character of the old Lido, and to create a more accessible and welcoming environment. The heart of the new…

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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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SECBE Constructing Excellence Awards – People’s Choice Award 🏆 May 16, 2023

All nominees for the Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards 2023, are also in the running for the SECBE’s People’s Choice Award including Lytle Associates! We would love for you to take a minute of your time to vote for us on the link below to our ‘Residential Project of the Year’ case study page. Constructing Excellence…

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Sandstone Cottage May 12, 2023

We are pleased to have recently completed the refurbishment of a 100-year-old sandstone cottage and garden, that forms part of the estate of a private client. The proposed works included internal reconfiguration and alterations at Ground Floor to provide a new utility, WC and modern open-plan kitchen diner and living room. At first floor, three…

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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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Hand Sketches to 3-D Model April 6, 2023

Hand sketching is still highly beneficial early in the architectural design process, enabling us to present the evolution of a project when generating the end product. In this case, we have showcased how this has been applied to the design for a contemporary rear extension based in Surrey and then transformed these hand sketches into…

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Planning Permission for New Four-Storey Mixed-Use Development in Guildford March 31, 2023

Lytle Associates Architects achieved a planning consent via appeal for the redevelopment of the site in the Guildford Town Centre Conservation Area, replacing the existing derelict locally listed public house with a mixed-use development. See link for full appeal decision letter: 2005_4.01_230321 – Appeal Decision

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Beyond Zero Carbon March 28, 2023

An early goal facing the design team on our new build contemporary house in Surrey was for the new dwelling to achieve a 40% increase in area, and to provide 80% of energy through renewables. Various approaches have been utilised to minimise the buildings environmental impact such as high quality, thermally efficient materials to create…

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3D Modelling Design Work March 24, 2023

During the design and feasibility process, we are currently developing our projects using BIM and 3-dimensional modelling, ensuring that we capture our clients’ brief requirements in the early phases. By modelling diagrammatical iterations in 3D and by using real-time rendering software, we are able to draw comparisons between them and deliver the desired result. In…

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Client Testimonial March 21, 2023

At the heart of our new Build Contemporary House in Surrey, was always the requirement to provide an exceptional service and deliver the completed works to the client which met their needs and expectations. We were delighted to receive the below testimonial from our clients. “Lytle Associates Architects exceeded our expectations. They listened carefully, worked…

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Contemporary House March 10, 2023

The project brief was to replace the outdated existing property with a new, highly sustainable dwelling, significantly increasing the internal floor area whilst utilising the existing footprint.   The slope of the existing site results in the two storey dwelling having the appearance of a bungalow in the street scene, with the ground floor only…

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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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Design Process for Guildford Lido April 1, 2022

Check out our design process for the recently approved Guildford Lido. Opening in 1932 and regarded as a popular venue to Guildford residents and its many visitors, the heart of the new Lido will be two sweeping timber canopies interspersed with a series of pitched tile clad cupolas. These raised sections of roof are designed…

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