About

LA Hally Architect is an award-winning RIBA Chartered Practice with a young, fresh and innovative approach to design. Our small team of fully qualified Architects is committed to delivering high quality bespoke architecture, tailored to the needs of you and your family.

“We first find out from our clients what their current and expected needs are then we work with them to create their personalised design – working on all scales of the project from the overall concept down to the detail of junctions between different materials. We create lifestyle architecture that provides a flexible uplifting environment of flowing,  well-lit, inspirational spaces that can transform the way you live.”  Lesley Hally, Practice Director

Founded in 2009 by Lesley Hally, LA Hally Architect focuses on high quality private residential projects, which are approached with a passion for contemporary design and detail. Although most of our work is based in Hampshire, we have also had successful projects in the New Forest, Channel Islands, Surrey, Berkshire and London, and our projects  have been featured in a range of magazines such as Real Homes, Grand Designs, Homebuilding and Renovating, and Build It, as well as featuring in Channel 4’s Homes by the Sea. At LA Hally Architect we understand that each client has specific needs and rather than prescribing a strict design style, we approach each project individually. We work closely with our clients and contractors to ensure that the vision for each project is fully realised. The ultimate aim is that users of the completed building experience the joy and beauty in the clever use of materials, detailing, space and light.


Working with an Architect

LA Hally Architect is an RIBA Chartered Practice, so you can be sure of a high quality service. Additionally we ensure that all projects are handled by a fully qualified Architects, so you can be sure that you are getting the appropriate knowledge and expertise.
Undertaking a building project, whatever its scale, can be a daunting experience. When you use an RIBA Chartered Practice you are employing someone who has undertaken seven years of architectural training – no other building professional is trained in design and construction to such a level of expertise. An RIBA Chartered Practice will help you achieve your aspirations and vision, as well as add value to your project through good design and sound construction.
An RIBA Chartered Architect can help you realise your objectives and guide you through the design and construction process. They provide a service that extends well beyond producing a set of drawings – they will handle the paperwork and bring value for money, peace of mind and imagination to your project whilst keeping it on track.
For more information on the benefits of working with an RIBA Chartered Practice, please read Working with an Architect for Your Home (an RIBA publication), or visit the RIBA website, architecture.com.
You can also find information and advice about working with an Architect on the public information pages of the Architects Registration Board website, arb.org.uk , you’ll also find information about the protected title of ‘Architect’ and what that means. You’ll find our architects in the Architect’s Register, just search for LA Hally Architect in the Company Name box.

Privacy Policy

At LA Hally Architect we take data protection seriously. Our privacy policy details how we collect, store and use your data whilst working with you. You can view our policy here.




 

SERVICES

At LA Hally Architect we offer a full range of architectural services, from concept design to preparing and submitting planning and building control applications, technical detailing, and providing contract administration on site. Whilst we are keen to be involved in projects from conception to completion to help you through the process and ensure the project is successfully delivered on site, we understand that this is not for everyone. Our services are therefore provided in a flexible manner which allows you to decide just how much involvement you require from us. The core services that we can provide are:


Initial Meeting

The first step on every project for us is the initial meeting. It is a great opportunity to run through your likes and dislikes about the property, any key features or things that could work better for you, and for us to see the site and surrounding area. Maybe there is a key view you want to capture, or a space which requires privacy from neighbours. We can run through this in detail with you and aim to answer any initial queries you might have. Once we have a clear understanding of the scope of the works you are looking to undertake and the level of involvement you require from us, we can prepare a detailed fee proposal for you.


Design

For some smaller projects it may be that all you need is some design inspiration. We first ascertain your requirements in the form of a detailed brief, which will often include images, material ideas, space requirements, etc. We then build on these to create a sketch proposal for the project in both 2D and 3D, based on a survey of the existing property. The brief is a key part of the design process, so it is important to consider what is important to you.

The design process is very much a collaboration between client and architect so we will seek feedback from you as we go – we do not operate a ‘one size fits all’ approach and there is flexibility to tweak and change things as the design progresses!


Planning

The majority of projects that we work on will require planning permission of some form. From Full Plans applications for new build properties, to Householder applications for new builds, as well as Conservation Area Consent, etc, we are able to help prepare and submit these applications on your behalf. We also regularly work with independent consultants and will advise you of any specialist input we feel you may require.

At the planning stage the design becomes more defined and we suggest speaking to a local contractor or cost consultant to confirm that the scheme is within budget before any permission is sought.

Whilst planning permission can never be guaranteed, we have a good understanding of how the application may be viewed by the local council, which will form part of the dialogue whilst developing the proposal. We have a high success rate with our applications and encourage early discussion with the local authority.

For most projects where it is understood that planning permission will be required the design and planning stages will often be combined, which we feel provides a more fluid approach to the design development.


Building Control

All construction work in the UK is required to be approved by a licensed building control inspector, who ensures that the building works are carried out in line with current regulations.  We can provide you with detailed drawings for this submission, working closely with both your appointed structural engineer and approved inspector.

The drawings produced at this stage are the base for your construction drawings, and look to include electrical layouts, feature lighting, material details etc, produced in collaboration with any specialists you may require.

We are happy to give more advice on the above, and are able to suggest both local engineers and approved inspectors if required.


Schedule of Works, Tendering & Contractor Appointment

In order to produce accurate costings for your building, we produce a comprehensive schedule of works to be issued alongside our construction drawings for pricing. This schedule lists in detail the work to be carried out, minimising the risk of things being missed on site or additional costs being requested. As part of this we can also produce detailed internal layouts, illustrating bathrooms or bespoke joinery items and including any internal finishes you may have selected.

We will discuss with you the most appropriate way of pricing the works and any contractors we feel may be suitable, as well as tendering the project and assisting with the appointment of the selected party.


Contract Administration

The role of the architect as Contract Administrator is to ensure that the works are carried out in accordance with the contract. Through carrying out site visits, valuations and being on hand to answer any queries, we aim to make the construction process much more straightforward for you. Our involvement in this process more often means that the original architectural intent of the proposal is able to be retained and that any requests for additional payments are able to be verified by ourselves, rather than you having to rely on the input of the contractor alone. Ultimately it is our intention that the construction process goes as smoothly for you as possible.




 

Lesley Hally

Principal Architect

BSc Arch BArch (Hons) RIBA

ARB Registered: 069937C

lesley@lahally.com

 

Lesley Hally is the founder of LA Hally Architect. Lesley graduated from Dundee School of Art in 2000 and went on to complete her Part III at Metropolitan University, London. She worked in small award-winning firms in London and Scotland before launching her own studio in 2009. It was in these practices that Lesley was introduced to the world of high end residential architecture, designing bespoke spaces and details to suit modern family life, often combining historic architecture with modern intervention.

 

Lesley’s love of lifestyle architecture has since been her passion, creating beautiful bespoke homes for the individual client. LA Hally Architect has been recognised in the Sunday Times, Daily Telegraph, Grand Designs and many other publications. Lesley has publicly talked about her work at RIAS, RIBA and public events. Her views and design advice has been published in a variety of magazines.


Amelia Samways

Associate Architect
BA (Hons) MArch RIBA

ARB Registered: 090415E
amelia.samways@lahally.com

 

Amelia first joined LA Hally Architect in 2011 as a Part I Architectural Assistant, and has continued to work for the practice through to attaining her Part III qualification from the University of Bath in 2017. Focusing on the power of architecture and literature, her work achieved recognition in the 2015 AJ ‘Student Shows’ review and has been awarded the Bradford Prize for sensitive design in environments of historic value. Having worked exclusively within the private residential sector, Amelia has experience working on renovation, extension and conversion projects, focusing on bespoke one-off housing.


Anne-Marie Howick

Part I Architectural Assistant

BSc

anne-marie@lahally.com

Anne-Marie completed her undergraduate degree at the Welsh School of Architecture in 2022. She takes a particular interest towards inclusivity in architecture, studying and applying this to her designs and theory-based work at university. This could be seen in her final undergraduate project that focused on the idea of celebrating and nurturing everyday joy for beings of all scales, from the smallest of flora to the largest of fauna. Anne-Marie is now undertaking her year in practice with LA Hally Architect where she will learn how to develop her ideas and skills for high-end residential project delivery.


Alex Ching

Part I Architectural Assistant

BA (Hons)

alex@lahally.com

Alex completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Portsmouth in 2023, achieving a First Class Honours in Architecture. During his studies, Alex developed an interest in residential and sustainable design and is working to develop his understanding of this with LA Hally Architect




 

Site – Hampshire

February 2024

This week we announce that House 737 is commencing on site within next couple of weeks. We reflect back on this early digital model to see how far its come and are looking forward to seeing it come to life! Keep an eye out for more updates soon!


Houzz 2024 Winners

February 2024

This week comes with some exciting news, we are pleased to announce that we are the winners of the 2024 Best of Houzz Service Award. Thank you to all who leave us kind reviews on our social media and google reviews! 


Site – House 544

February 2024

This week we are celebrating the interiors for house 544. The Project features a crescent staircase, bespoke display wine case and cinema room. The project has come a long way from its conception, being shortlisted for the best Eco Home in the 2024 Build it Awards. We hope the clients are as proud as of it as we are!
📷 Simon Maxwell


Magazine Feature – Hamble-Le-Rice

January 2024

With House 709 as our most recent publication feature, we are delighted to see it used as a great example of an ICF home! Check out Build It Magazine to learn more about this project’s journey from the client’s point of view!


Social Media Feature – Hampshire

January 2024

This week we are revisiting house 629, looking at the completed single storey rear extension, it’s great to see how far it has come. The extension provides a complimentary modern streak to the existing building with warm timber tones. It now features a cosy bar and dining space!


Site Progress – Winchester

January 2024

This week saw the development of the vaulted roof structure over the master bedroom. With the external walls and posi-joists & steels for the first floor ceilings installed, we’re having fun visualising the final product. We look forward to seeing more of House 720 as it progresses on site!


Happy New Year – LA Hally Architect

January 2024

Happy new year from LA Hally Architect! We enter January of 2024 with the good news that we have two new projects to get stuck into and House 744 has achieved planning permission… all in one week! This single storey rear extension features a sleek modular roof light and gable pitched roof. The project also includes modifications to the dormer and internals! We look forward to hearing more about this project in the future!


Merry Christmas – LA Hally Architect

December 2023

Merry Christmas and a happy new year from LA Hally Architect! Here are a handful of our favourite moments from 2023. Our office closes from 22nd December 2023 – 2nd January 2024, we look forward to working on more beautiful projects in the year to come.

Photo Credit: Simon Maxwell


Site Progress – Winchester

December 2023

This week we are taking a look at the new interiors for house 658. We really enjoyed working with interior designer Laura Porter for this project in Winchester. We look forward to seeing the finishing touches being applied on site.


Planning Permissions – Winchester

December 2023

Great news! We are delighted to have received planning permission for 2 Projects in 1 week, both house 779 and 798! Both projects feature internal renovations and extensions to the rear. Through opening up the floor plans, inserting rooflights and glazing the rear façade, both properties now benefit from open and airy spaces to suit the family’s needs. We look forward to seeing how these projects progress onwards.


Office – Build It Awards

November 2023

It was a privilege to attend the Build It 2023 Awards last Friday, a huge congratulations to the winning and shortlisted participants. We had a thoroughly enjoyable day out around London, visiting at some contemporary architectural landmarks.


Build It 2023

November 2023

This Friday, 24th Nov we are super excited to have a day out of office around London before attending the Build It 2023 Awards. We’re keeping our fingers crossed for our three shortlisted projects, House 709, House 544 and House 614.
Photography Credit: Simon Maxwell, LA Hally Architect


Magazine Feature – Winchester

November 2023

Great to see House 594 featured in another press article, this time the December 2023 edition of Build It Magazine! Check out this edition to see the project used as a successful example in a designer’s guide to renovating & extending a 1970’s house.


Site Progress – Winchester

November 2023

House 720, Winchester. This new build project in Winchester has made great progress on site, despite the weather! This property was originally a semi-detached house, but after separation and demolition of our client’s side, it is now a detached new build Georgian style home.  


Planning Approval – Chandler’s Ford

October 2023

Brilliant news! We are delighted to have received planning permission for Project 768! The proposed works to this property in Chandler’s Ford include internal renovations and a rear extension to suit the growing needs of this family home. Increased rear glazing frames views around their large garden, and creates a light and airy functional space.


Social Media Feature – Hampshire

October 2023

This week we take a trip down memory lane, revisiting house 594. Looking back to when we were on site, it’s great to see how far house 594 has come. It’s gone from being a tired 1970’s brick house to a compelling and contemporary up and over timber extension build. It now features a spiral wine cellar, a large balcony and hidden gutter details.

Photography credit: LA Hally Architect, Simon Maxwell


Planning Submissions – Winchester

October 2023

Good news! this week we submitted 3 exciting new projects in for planning to Winchester Planning department. Keep an eye out for more updates in the coming weeks!


Site Progress – Hampshire

October 2023

This week on site the contractors discovered a hidden basement under House 753! Sitting at 3 metres deep, this could potentially become a wine cellar at some point, this is an unusual occurrence, so we look forward to seeing more of House 753 as it progresses on site.


BuildIt 2023 Shortlists

October 2023

This week comes with some exciting news, we are delighted to announce that have been shortlisted for the BuildIt 2023 Awards in three categories! House 614 for the Best Architect for a Renovation/Conversion Project category, House 544 for the Best Eco Home and House 709 for the Best ICF Home. We will be keeping our fingers crossed!

Photography credit: LA Hally Architect, Simon Maxwell.


Recently Completed – Chandler’s Ford

September 2023

Details, details, details… House 614 uses a palette of red cedar, anthracite fenestration, and white render to craft its new facades into something beautiful. Go a couple of posts back to see more from this project!


Site Progress – Hampshire

September 2023

This new build annex to a Grade II listed property is really beginning to take shape! The flint plinth was sampled from existing materials on site and we think it is a lovely way to tie in the new to the old.


Recently Completed – Chandler’s Ford

September 2023

Lots of project photography going on recently, here is Simon Maxwell getting the best angles of House 544. This is a new build family home that has lots of eco-friendly systems and solutions, as well as lots of fun features like a home cinema!


Site Progress – Chandler’s Ford

September 2023

Always nice to visit the projects that have been a self-managed by the client whilst on site, House 614 is looking pretty smart! This chalet bungalow underwent major renovation and extension works, and had a complete façade revamp to create a property more suited to the client’s needs and contemporary aesthetics.

See more on our Instagram or Twitter!


Planning Approval – New Forest National Park

August 2023

We are delighted that we received full planning permission for house 773 last week! The proposed works to this property in the New Forest National Park includes internal reworks and extension to suit the growing needs of this family home, all of which are encapsulated by an updated rear elevation.


Office Meal

August 2023

A couple of weeks ago we managed to get everyone together and we went out to celebrate Anne-Marie’s time at LA Hally Architect! Wishing her luck as she returns to university for her final year of study.


Site Progress – Hampshire

August 2023

Taking another look house 281 but with a focus on the interiors this time. We’ve got a professional photo shoot booked in for this one – we can’t wait to see the results! All of the spaces feature plenty of glazing to capitalise on the wonderful views over the water and to allow plenty of daylight deep into the space.


Site Progress – Hampshire

August 2023

Some rather dramatic skies over House 281 during our visit last week. Nice to see it mostly finished! We really enjoy all the greenery included in the landscaping around the insulated concrete (ICF) house.


Planning Approval – Stockbridge

July 2023

Another lot of good news for project 733 – the change of land use for the adjacent plot of land to this grade II listed barn has been granted after quite a tricky planning process! The application also includes a simple three bay garage for a car, a small tractor, and storage.


Office

July 2023

We’ve been in our new office for about a year now and we are still really enjoying the retrofit we designed (we think that the plants are also really enjoying it too)! Go to our social media for some pics of when we first moved in…

Project Contractor: Appledown Projects

Right Picture credit: Will Bailey


Site Progress – Hampshire

June 2023

Great to see works starting at this grade II listed property in Hampshire! The property is having a small extension to the rear, a new build annex, and new crittall fenestration.


Site Progress – Twyford

June 2023

House 439 had its scaffolding down this week. The timber clad extension uses the narrowest brimstone ash timbers available from Vastern Timber, we think it has turned out very smart!


Social Media Feature – BuildIt

June 2023

Last week House 594 featured on Build It Magazine’s Instagram and Twitter! See the original posts through the links below, or see the full article on their website here.

Instagram post here.

Twitter post here.


Planning Approval – Stockbridge

May 2023

House 733 was the latest to join our list of projects with approved planning permission! This grade II barn conversion will see a new extension to the rear as well as an update to the existing link between the buildings.


We are hiring!

May 2023

We are currently looking for  ambitious and creative Part I & Part II Architectural Assistants to join our small, friendly team in Winchester. You will be working across a wide range of RIBA work stages, assisting with the development of design proposals, preparing & submitting planning applications, preparing drawings & visualisations, & liaising with both clients & contractors.

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:

·      A passion for high end residential design;

·      Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite and SketchUp (proficiency in Vectorworks preferable but not essential);

·      Excellent design & presentation skills;

·      Polite & professional attitude;

·      Be able to work as part of small busy team;

·      Excellent time management skills;

·      Fluent written & spoken English;

·      Full UK driving license.

All applicants must have the right to work in the UK. If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a copy of your CV & portfolio to design@lahally.com.


Site Progress – Chandler’s Ford

May 2023

A couple of posts ago on our social medias we shared some pictures of these stairs at the manufacturers – they are now installed and are nearly ready for their final finish! House 544 is really coming together now and is nearing practical completion! See the original post here.


Planning Approval – Winchester

April 2023

Yet another project is through planning! This time it’s House 737 – a single-storey extension with fenestration and material changes in the Winchester area. Things are getting busy here at LA Hally Architect!


Planning Approval – Winchester

April 2023

Exciting times in the office with House 782 in Winchester having been granted planning permission! The project is a first-floor brick extension over an existing garage which had previously, under different designers, had permission rejected so it feels great to see that the planning officers like our design.


Planning Approval – South Downs National Park

March 2023

Last week we were granted permission for House 753 in South Downs National Park! We will be working closely with Historic England throughout to ensure this special site is protected.


Magazine Feature – Winchester

February 2023

House 594 is our latest publication feature, check out the April 2023 edition of Build It Magazine to read all about the process this project went through from the client’s perspective! Check it out here.


BuildIt 2022 Shortlist

September 2022

We’re delighted to have been shortlisted for the BuildIt 2022 Awards, in the Best Architect for an Extension/Renovation Project category. Fingers crossed for House 594 at the awards ceremony at the end of November!

Photography credit: Simon Maxwell


Site Progress – Hamble-le-Rice

August 2022

Work continues at House 709, the windows have gone in framing the stunning view and the impressive cantilever!


Site Progress – Chandler’s Ford

August 2022

There’s been great progress on site of our new build, the walls are up! Take a peek at the yellow buff brick of House 544.


Recently Completed – Awbridge

August 2022

Another addition to our previous project, this workshop creates a sanctuary and complements the house with similar materials, and a bespoke seating area.


Recently Completed – Awbridge

August 2022

Framed view of a recently completed project in Awbridge, which included renovations of the interior and a total transformation to the front facade due to a two storey extension. Timber cladding and louvres with dark grey brickwork detailing gave the house a contemporary twist.


Site Progress – Hamble-le-Rice

July 2022

More progress shots of our insulated concrete formwork new build house on the Hampshire coast. Glazing, plastering & internal finishes are starting to appear!


Planning Approval – Shawford

July 2022

Thrilled to have another project granted planning permission this week, this time House 745. The project includes a traditionally styled porch & rear extension, with extensive glazing making the most of the views in charming Shawford.


Planning Approval – Winchester

June 2022

We’re very excited to have received planning permission for our House 720 this week! The project is a 7 bedroom new build in the stunning South Downs National Park.


We are hiring!

June 2022

We are currently looking for an ambitious and creative Part I Architectural Assistant to join our small, friendly team in Winchester. Please send your CV and examples of work to design@lahally.com.

You’ll be working across a wide range of RIBA work stages, assisting with the development of design proposals, planning applications, drawings and visualisations. You’ll also be leasing with clients, consultants and contractors.

Applicants should:

  • have excellent design and presentation skills;
  • be able to work as part of a small, busy team;
  • be fluent in written and spoken English;
  • be proficient in MS Office, Adobe Creative Suite and SketchUp (proficiency in Vectorworks preferable but not essential).

  • Site – Bransgore

    June 2022

    Glorious sunshine on site at one of our new projects, House 773, after an initial design meeting. We got to meet the very fluffy neighbours in the paddock next door!


    Magazine Feature – Chandler’s Ford

    May 2022

    We’re delighted to have our extension at House 288 featured in another press article. Check out the July issue of Build It Magazine to see the project used as an example of successful 1.5 storey homes.


    New Office!

    May 2022

    We’ve got our new sign up outside and have been adding final touches to the inside and it’s been great welcoming clients to our new space!


    Site Progress – Chandler’s Ford

    May 2022

    We’ve broken ground on an exciting new build project in Chandler’s Ford this week. Stay tuned for more progress on House 544!


    We Are Hiring!

    April 2022

    ARCHITECTURAL ASSISTANT

    We are currently looking for an ambitious and motivated Part II Architectural Assistant to join our small and friendly team, who will be working across a wide range of RIBA work stages assisting with the development of design proposals, preparing & submitting planning applications as well as building control applications, co-ordinating with other members of the team, preparing drawings & visualisations, & liaising with both clients, consultants & contractors.

    The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following;

    · A passion for high end residential design

    · A good interest in technical detailing

    · Proficient in Vectorworks, Adobe Suite & Microsoft Office (Vectorworks preferable but not essential)

    · Proficient in SketchUp

    · Excellent design & presentation skills

    · Polite & professional attitude

    · Be able to work as part of small busy team

    · Excellent time management skills

    · Fluent written & spoken English

    · Full UK driving licence

    · Should be eligible to work in the UK and must be already living in the UK at the time of application

    Please send a CV and examples of your work by email to design@lahally.com for the attention of Lesley Hally.


    Site Progress – Hampshire

    April 2022

    Speedy progress with our insulated concrete formwork new-build, where the roof is going up & internal spaces are starting to take shape. Check out the opening for the curved feature stair & the spectacular views from the first floor living space & terrace.


    Site Progress

    March 2022

    Three of our projects are almost completed, with massive progress made on Houses 709, 672, and 594. Stay tuned for more progress shots and sneak peeks!


    Planning Approval – Winchester

    February 2022

    We’re excited to have received planning permission for our House 742 this week! The project is a beautiful brick detailed extension and timber-clad dormer in historic Winchester.


    Christmas Party!

    December 2021

    Last week we had a fab Christmas meal and cocktails, kicking off the festive period in style!


    Build It Awards

    November 2021

    We finished off the day on Friday with the BuildIt Magazine awards ceremony, where our House 596 made the shortlist. We were up against some stiff competition and unfortunately this year we were pipped to the post, but we’re excited for several projects to be finished in time for next year!


    Studio Trip!

    November 2021

    We had a fantastic studio trip to London yesterday, exploring the Design Centre Chelsea for interiors inspiration and having lunch at Sky Garden to celebrate Molly passing her final exams!


    BuildIt 2021 Shortlist

    October 2021

     

    We’re delighted to have been shortlisted for the BuildIt 2021 Awards, in the Best Architect for an Extension/Renovation Project category. Fingers crossed for House 596 at the awards ceremony at the end of November!


    Site Progress – Twyford

    October 2021

     

    Construction is underway at our extension & renovation project in Twyford, with props in place ahead of the demolition of the rear wall.


    Recently Completed – Chandler’s Ford

    October 2021

     

    Roadside view of a recently completed project in Chandler’s Ford, which included extensive renovations of the front facade. Red cedar cladding & anthracite trims gave the house a contemporary facelift.


    Site Progress – Lymington

    September 2021

    Two months to completion on our extension & renovation project in the New Forest, spaces are starting to take shape!


    Near Completion – Winchester

    August 2021

     

    Sneak preview of our project nearing completion in Winchester. Stay tuned for finished photos!


    Planning Approval – Hamble-le-Rice

    June 2021

     

    Another project we recently received planning permission for. This one is a new build near the waterfront in Hamble, inspired by the surrounding Art Deco properties.


    Planning Submission – Abbotts Ann

    June 2021

     

    Sketch for a project we’ve just submitted for pre-app advice. A simple lime-rendered extension sits alongside the 18th century house, with crittall windows referencing the original sashes. Careful detailing of the flint plinth and minimal roof trim allow the new to sit comfortably next to the old.


    On Site – Brockenhurst

    June 2021

     

    Progress photo from our extension project in the #NewForest, ready for the glazing to be fitted this week, showing the light, pared-back space we’re aiming for.


    On Site – Lymington

    March 2021

     

    A little helper is enjoying the spring sunshine on site in Lymington!


    Planning Approval- Twyford

    January 2021

     

    We’re excited to have received planning permission for our House 439 this week! The project is a contemporary timber-clad extension to a period cottage in Twyford.


    Christmas is Coming!

    December 2020

     

    Christmas has arrived! We’ve thoroughly enjoyed our wreath making workshop with Louise from Creative Flora in Twyford, a fab way to get us in the festive spirit!


    Planning Approval – Marchwood

    December 2020

     

    We’ve been granted planning approval for another scheme this week! This time it’s our House 682, a subtle extension and modernisation project in the beautiful New Forest.


    Site – Stockbridge

    November 2020

     

    We love receiving photos from satisfied clients, like this one of our recently completed House 596 in Stockbridge. Happy clients make for happy architects!


    Planning Approval – Houghton

    October 2020

     

    We’re thrilled to have been granted planning permission for our House 617 in Houghton. We think it’s the first new build to be approved since the recent nutrient neutrality policies have been implemented, so quite an achievement!


    Feature – Homify

    October 2020

     

    Our House 288 has been featured in this Homify guide to good hallways! Check it out here.


    Planning Approval – Sparsholt

    October 2020

     

    We’ve just received listed building permission for the second phase of our work on House 673, a Grade 11 listed farmhouse.


    Planning Approval – Twyford

    October 2020

     

    We recently gained planning approval for our House 661! The project features a red brick extension with large Crittall windows to flood the new kitchen with light, as well as a loft conversion with new dormers to maximise the property’s rural views.


    Planning Submission – Alton

    September 2020

     

    We’ve just submitted this new-build house for planning. The house occupies a sloped site overlooking the South Downs, so the split-level design maximises space and views while minimising volume from the street. Fingers crossed for approval!


    Planning Approval – Chandler’s Ford

    September 2020

     

    We’re excited to have been granted permission for our House 623! We’re adding an intricate brickwork extension to the rear of the Arts & Crafts house, along with a subtle two-storey side extension.


    Site – Petersfield

    August 2020

     

    We’re really pleased with our recently completed House 632, an extension project providing a light, bright backdrop for our clients’ colourful pieces.


    Site – Chandler’s Ford

    August 2020

     

    Our House 499 is progressing nicely on site, with joinery and fittings going in. Not long til completion now!


    Site – Compton

    July 2020

     

    It’s always exciting to see projects progressing on site, and this fab drone shot gives us a great view of the extension for our House 629.


    Planning Approval – West Wellow

    June 2020

     

    We’ve just been granted the third planning approval of the week! Our work on House 656 includes a total modernisation of the facade, with new dormers, planters and glazing.


    Planning Approval – Hamble-le-Rice

    June 2020

     

    More great news – we’ve received planning permission for our House 281 in Hamble-le-Rice!


    Planning Approval – Sparsholt

    June 2020

     

    We’ve just received planning permission for the first phase of our work with House 673, a Grade II listed 18th-century farmhouse in Sparsholt. Stay tuned for news on phase two!


    Feature – Real Homes

    June 2020

     

    Our House 378 has been featured in the July 2020 issue of Real Homes magazine! Have a read here to see why our clients love their home.


    Planning Approval – Old Alresford

    May 2020

     

    We’re delighted to have been granted planning approval for our House 644, an extension project in the beautiful village of Old Alresford. Our scheme uses a crisp zinc and brickwork palette to the front of the property, tying the new building into the historic fabric.


    Planning Approval – Chandler’s Ford

    April 2020

     

    We’re thrilled to have received planning permission for our renovation project, House 642 in Chandler’s Ford, this morning.


    Site – Chandler’s Ford

    April 2020

     

    Our project in Chandler’s Ford is moving along nicely on site, helped by the glorious spring sunshine!


    Planning Approval – High Wycombe

    April 2020

     

    We’ve just received planning permission for another project! House 591, in High Wycombe, features both one- and two-storey extensions to consolidate the existing house, alongside new garden buildings and landscaping to draw the whole project together.


    Planning Approval – Winchester

    April 2020

     

    Another of our projects has recently been approved by Winchester City Council. Our plans for House 658 include a sympathetic two-storey extension to the side and a clean-lined modern extension to the rear.


    Feature – Houzz

    March 2020

     

    It’s always lovely to have our work included in press features, like this one from Houzz. Our House 288 is showcased for its ‘striking asymmetrical’ design: https://www.houzz.co.uk/magazine/23-striking-asymmetrical-and-off-centre-features-stsetivw-vs~130796142


    Site – Bransgore

    February 2020

     

    We’re excited to have started on site with our House 627 – looking forward to more visits to the beautiful New Forest!


    Planning Approval – Lymington

    February 2020

     

    New Forest District Council has approved our plans for House 639, including extending the property, renovating the interior and completely overhauling the dated façade.


    Feature – Ugly House to Lovely House

    January 2020

     

    We were excited to see that our work was cited as the inspiration behind some of the transformations on Channel 4’s Ugly House to Lovely House, presented by George Clarke. The feature can be found here: https://c4uglytolovelyseries2.wordpress.com/inspired-properties/


    Planning Approval – Colden Common

    January 2020

     

    We’re very pleased to have gained planning permission for another project recently, this time for House 631 – an extension and renovation project on the outskirts of Winchester.


    Planning Approval – Bransgore

    December 2019

     

    Great pre-Christmas news – we’ve received planning permission for another project! Our House 627, an extensive renovation project in the New Forest.


    Build It 2019 Shortlist

    November 2019

     

    We were thrilled to be one of this year’s finalists in the Build it Awards Best Renovation or Extension category, and recently enjoyed a great night at the awards ceremony. We’re very proud of our House 522!


    Planning Approval – Winchester

    October 2019

     

    We’re pleased to have been granted planning permission for this contemporary timber-clad extension to a house in Winchester.


    New Recruits!

    October 2019

     

    We’ve recently welcomed two new members to the LA Hally team. Molly is joining us after completing her master’s degree at the University of Cambridge, and George is completing his Part I experience following his undergraduate degree at Oxford Brookes University.


    Planning Approval – Maidenhead

    September 2019

     

    Good news – we’ve just heard from Windsor & Maidenhead Borough Council that we’ve been granted planning permission for this project, featuring a series of dramatic charred timber rear extensions.


    We are hiring!!

     

    July 2019

     

    We’re on the lookout for enthusiastic Part 1 + Part 2 Architectural Assistants to work on some exciting new projects with us!!

     

    ARCHITECTURAL ASSISTANT

    We are currently looking for ambitious and motivated Part I and Part II Architectural Assistants to join our small and friendly team, who will be working across a wide range of RIBA work stages assisting with the development of design proposals, preparing & submitting planning applications, co-ordinating with other members of the team, preparing drawings & visualisations, & liaising with both clients & contractors.

     

    The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following;

    · A passion for high end residential design

    · A good interest in technical detailing

    · Proficient in Vectorworks, Adobe Suite & Microsoft Office

    · Proficient in SketchUp

    · Excellent design & presentation skills

    · Polite & professional attitude

    · Be able to work as part of small busy team

    · Excellent time management skills

    · Fluent written & spoken English

    · Full UK driving licence

    · Should be eligible to work in the UK and must be already living in the UK at the time of application

     

    Please send a CV and examples of your work by email to design@lahally.com for the attention of Lesley Hally.


    Planning Approval – Romsey

    May 2019

     

    We’re pleased to have just gained planning permission from Test Valley Borough Council for another extension project, near Romsey.


    Planning Approval – Southampton

    March 2019

     

    We are delighted to have received permission for two new build houses in Southampton from the Southampton City planning committee.


    We are hiring!!

    August 2018

     

    We are currently looking for a talented Part I Architectural Assistant to join our team of Architects based in Winchester. If you are interested in applying, please send your CV & examples of work to design@lahally.com


    Architecture Ambassadors

    July 2018

     

    Today we spent a second brilliant morning with the Year 2 class at Twyford St Marys School, as part of the RIBA’s Architecture Ambassadors Programme. Inspired by a book they are reading (The Lighthouse Keepers Lunch), each team of two had to plan, draw, and construct their own lighthouse through ‘junk modeling’, tailoring their designs to a number of design briefs prepared by some particularly demanding lighthouse keepers!

     

    Working in Plan, Section and elevation,we were amazed at the amount of thought & consideration each group put into their designs, and how they evolved throughout the session.  It was particularly great to see them engaging with a variety of different scales, considering the landscape, the building, and the activities that were taking place inside.  They even came up with novel ways of managing the daily commute, incorporating everything from tunnels, bridges & ladders, to trampolines, drones, and transformer style boats!

     

    Thank you for treating us to some wonderfully creative and inspiring work today Oak Class!


    Awards – ‘Best of Houzz 2018’

    February 2018

     

    LA Hally Architect are delighted to have won  for both Design & Service!

     

     


    House 388 Featured in Real Homes ‘Extensions for Every Budget’

    February 2018

     

    Project 388 featured in April Edition “Extensions for Every Budget”


    House 435 listed as Architizer feature project

    December 2017

     

    Great article on @Architizer about house 435 – have a look and view some of our other projects at 


    BuildIt Magazines Winners edition has arrived!

    October 2017

     

    Winner’s issue of has arrived complete with mug!


    Winner of Best Renovation / Extension Architect in the Build It Awards 2017

    December 2017

     

    We are very proud to have received the award for Best Renovation / Extension Architect at the Build It Awards 2017, in association with Buildstore for House 288!

     


    House 378 Featured in the Hampshire Chronical

    May 2017

     

    Great article in the featuring our House in Winchester IV which is up for a Award!




     
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