Looking for quality architects in Lichfield?

Lapworth Architects have worked extensively in the Lichfield and Little Aston area for over 20 years, both in the city and in the green belt, designing beautiful homes paired with fantastic service for our clients.

Led by Michael Kalam since 2010, the firm has grownwith award-winning residential architecture as well as dozens of projects in other sectors, including retail and commercial.

Our success in Lichfield comes from our honest work and clear communication with our clients at every step , as well as our fantastic professional knowledge and local experience, supported by our own in-house planning and interiors division.

Listed building work

Getting planning in Lichfield and the surrounding area is no mean feat – planners of the historic city, rural villages and private estates demand careful attention to detail for any project to be built in the area. Fortunately, we know this part of the world well and have dealt with the council on dozens of occasions, so any planning considerations of services you might need can be despatched efficiently, and we are justly proud of our high success rate for approvals. 

Listed building design and planning experts

We offer full architect service and the designs we create are to our client’s individual needs, and we’ve worked dozens of projects on listed buildings, in conservation areas and green belts, as well as extensions to homes and new build houses! 

Lichfield is a perfect place to show off our experience in the various kinds of residential architecture: listed buildings, new apartment developments, completely new-build executive homes and spacious  extensions on the private Little Aston estate.

These projects require high-quality designs in keeping with the local environment and we often work closely with local government such as Lichfield City Council and English Heritage, as well as Staffordshire County Council to ensure that the projects get the planning approval our clients need. 

This collaboration is also helpful when it comes to the planning stages of your project, as green belt issues are a given in Lichfield – prior experience is very useful and makes the process of getting permission for our designs a lot easier.

With this in mind, every project we’ve worked on in the Lichfield area has been carefully designed, planned, built and finished to an excellent spec, whether for a developer or private individual – so you can be assured of quality.

Designs for the Little Aston estate

Award winning architects in Lichfield

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 and the Green Tree Award for our work at Lickey Grange in Bromsgrove, and we’ve also won several categories of the Birmingham Post Housing Design Awards. 

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Private home in Sutton Coldfield
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Home Extensions
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 period-style Courtyard Gardens development and additional landscaping.

Our advantage is that we are serious, competent, service-based architects and planners. We can hone in on your specific needs, and meet them elegantly with designs that are comfortable for you and fit seamlessly into your surroundings.  We can then get you the planning permission you need, help you find trusted contractors and can also project manage your build – all part of our service at Lapworth.

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.

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 – which you can book online here.

Whether you are transforming a period building, developing land or need an extension in Lichfield, you can call us on 01543 406246, drop us a message below or talk to us on our live chat about your project.

Why Lapworth Architects?


Our 20+ years of work mean great design and good relationships with planning departments across the region, giving  our projects the best chance to get planning permission and start building.


Your budget is tailored to your needs so you’re always on top of your costs. We’re proud to offer excellent value for money for our services, from design and planning right through to build.


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


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