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Lesley Hally

Principal Architect

BSc Arch BArch (Hons) RIBA


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.

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Amelia Samways

Associate Architect
BA (Hons) MArch RIBA


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.

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Molly Blackwell

Part II Architectural Assistant

BSc (Hons) MPhil


Molly completed her master’s degree at the University of Cambridge following an undergraduate degree from Queen’s University Belfast. She was featured in Blueprint Magazine’s 2019 ‘Ones to Watch’ list for her thesis project, focusing on the position of migrant women in the Spanish exclave of Ceuta. She takes a keen interest in detailed, people-scale projects and particularly enjoys understanding how personal experiences of space stitch together overall schemes. With previous experience including cultural and educational projects, Molly is now enjoying the detail-oriented nature of residential architecture and looking to complete her Part III studies in the near future.

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