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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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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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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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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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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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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Details – Residential project in Epsom August 16, 2022

Brickwork details with chamfered window reveals reinforcing a contemporary style at a recently completed residential project in Epsom.  

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Natasha Soans joins as Junior Architectural Technician July 26, 2022

We are pleased to welcome Natasha Soans as a full-time member of staff after graduating from the University of Portsmouth this summer, joining as a Junior Architectural Technician. Since joining the practice in Spring 2022, Natasha has since discovered a passion for architectural detailing and technical design and is looking to continue to gain experience…

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Our 35th Anniversary: The Late 1990s June 29, 2022

Our favourite and most notable projects from the late 90s. Including St. John Ambulance in Guildford and Riverside, a residential development of 10 apartments with penthouse offering panoramic views of the River Wey. The development marks the Southern Entrance into Guildford with Arts and Crafts and Wharf architecture design references.    

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Our 35th Anniversary: The Early 1990s June 21, 2022

Continuing looking back on some of our favourite and most notable projects for our 35th anniversary, this time from the early 90s!

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Our 35th Anniversary June 13, 2022

Over the next few weeks, we will be celebrating our 35th anniversary! We will be sharing our personal favourite projects and highlights over the last 4 decades, a decade a week starting back in the 1980s.

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Platinum Jubilee 2022 June 1, 2022

Looking ahead to the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend. Here is an image from the archives of one of our founders Gerry Lytle, meeting Her Majesty on the opening of the Satellite Centre at the University of Surrey. Lytle Associates Architects wish you a happy Jubilee weekend and enjoy the celebrations.

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Henry Jezeph appointed Associate Director May 27, 2022

We are pleased to announce that Henry Jezeph has been appointed as Associate Director, working as a team leader in the office to run some of the larger and more complex projects. Henry’s management skills are currently spread between a large residential working drawing package, a new build sports centre and a sensitive refurbishment of…

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Construction on extensions project in Guildford May 26, 2022

Construction continues on our two storey wrap around extension with a rear single storey extension, following the demolition of an existing side garage for a property in Guildford. The extensions will provide much needed additional living space for the family with additional bedroom and bathroom facilities. The traditional design and choice of materials is intended…

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Sustainability CPD May 12, 2022

Many thanks to MEA (Michael Edwards Consultants Ltd) for hosting some of our staff for a CPD on sustainability, net zero and whole life carbon delivered by experts from FLATT Consulting. Important topic and interesting to us to hear CPD questions from a Quantity Surveyors perspective.

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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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