Looking for architects in Harborne?

Lapworth Architects have worked extensively in the Harborne area of Birmingham for over 20 years, providing excellence in residential design clients throughout the West Midlands. 

Led by Michael Kalam since 2010, our studio has grown thanks to their award-winning architecture across a range of sectors, including residential, commercial, industrial and educational.

Our success in Harborne has been based on working with our clients at every step of the process, from design to handover, using our fantastic depth of professional knowledge and local experience from our own specialist in-house planning and interiors division.

We pride ourselves on a complete architectural service, with designs tailored to our client’s individual requirements, whether they want a beautiful extension or a new build house.

Our expertise as Harborne architects enables us to work on listed building projects, green belt schemes or new build apartments – such as the Axis development built on the location of the All Electric Garage. 

Given that a lot of Harborne falls into in a conservation area, a great deal of our work needs high-quality designs in keeping with the local environment, and we frequently work closely with local government such as Birmingham City Council and English Heritage. We also have a very productive working relationship with Calthorpe Estates as stakeholders in the area, making planning easier to do.

2 storey extension
Axis development, Harborne

Award winning architects in Harborne

In our designs our goal is to achieve the highest standards of excellence and sustainability in retail projects, new build houses and in residential development

We have been recognised for our design excellence for a number of regional and national organisations, winning awards such as the CABE ‘Building for Life’ Gold award, the Green Tree Awards and several categories of the Birmingham Post Housing Design Awards. 

More recently we’ve featured in the Housebuilder Awards 2019 for our work on Haseley Manor, and we featured in the Sunday Times British Homes Awards 2019 for our Courtyard Gardens development and additional landscaping.

Our projects in Harborne have been carefully designed, planned, built and finished to an excellent spec, whether for a developer or private individual. 

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Frederick Road

Planning and Design Experts

Whether you’re looking for a new build house or two on a plot of land you own, or looking to modernise and extend your current dwelling, Lapworth’s team of architects and planners can help you.

Our advantage we have in our architecture service is that we can hone in on your specific needs, and address them seamlessly and elegantly with both contemporary and period designs that are comfortable for you and fit into the existing context.

Whether you’re looking for a sleek new open-plan kitchen-diner, restore antique architectural features, futureproof your current home, downsize in style or make the best return on investment you can, Lapworth Architects has the experience you need to make it happen and we’re so confident in our approach and service that we are willing to offer a completely free, no obligation consultation without any requirement or expectation to progress.

Whether you are transforming a period building, wanting a new extension or building your own bespoke home, Lapworth Architects have the expertise, service and cost you’re looking for.

Why Lapworth Architects?


Our 20+ years of work mean great design and good relationships with planning departments across the region to give our projects the best chance of getting planning permission and starting building.


Our breadth of local knowledge makes us an efficient and sustainable choice of architect, and we have a vested interest in improving our own  built environment right here in the West Midlands. 


At whatever stage you’re at with your project, if you’re looking for honest, quality advice from real professionals, chat to us, leave us a message or call us on the number at the top of the page. Let’s talk!