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.

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.

Niamh Redfearn

Part I Architectural Assistant

BA (Hons)



Niamh completed her undergraduate degree from Falmouth University in 2021. She is particularly interested in agricultural projects such as farms and productive architecture, and wrote her dissertation on vertical farming. Complimenting this is her knowledge on sustainable construction and so for her final project she designed a completely carbon neutral regeneration scheme in Cornwall. Niamh is now learning to incorporate these skills and natural material palettes within high end residential design.

Anne-Marie Howick

Part I Architectural Assistant



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.

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