At Lapworth Architects we’re proud of having some of the best experts in residential architecture and planning on our team. They’re hard-working, dedicated, imaginative problem-solvers – but they’re also a bit camera shy! Photos coming soon!

Our People

Lapworth Architects are, first and foremost, honest, hard-working architects looking to improve their clients’ lives with top-notch design, fantastic service and great value for money. Our team’s qualifications from the best universities in the country and their hard work and dedication translate into top-quality drawings.

We are also experts in architecture and the built environment and we pride ourselves on our designs and our attention to detail, with team members specialised in planning, heritage restoration and contemporary developments.

Every member of the team of architects and planning consultants work hard to ensure you get the best quality-to-cost ratio in the most efficient way we can.

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Home Extension, Harborne

Our team of dedicated project architects, qualified architectural assistants and support staff are on hand to help you at every step of the process, whether you’re needing an extension, developing land or designing a new build house.

As one of Birmingham’s top architectural firms, we have plenty of experience in both residential and commercial architecture, and a great balance of conceptual design, technical expertise and attentive service.

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Private Residence, Sutton Coldfield

Our Practice

Lapworth Architects Limited, formerly the Lapworth Partnership, was founded in 1989,  operating from offices based in the Edgbaston area of Birmingham, before moving to the city centre. Our practice has a long-standing client base and we’ve worked in many sectors on hundreds of projects around the West Midlands.

Our designs have brought period and listed buildings back to life and use, have preserved their architectural merit and enhanced their surroundings. As specialists, we also work on green belt projects and on mixed-use developments, delivering luxury homes and comfortable townhouses on time and on budget.

Our focus is on housing, but our expertise and experience in both planning and architecture means that we have education, retail, commercial and industrial projects in our portfolio. Collaborations have involved supermarket chains, residents, borough councils, small and medium business owners from the Cotswolds to Staffordshire, and everywhere in between.

Our Focus

We work to create executive high-spec homes in sensitive developments that improve their surroundings with quality urban design and public realm spaces. 

Our new build schemes vary from spacious bungalows in the green belt to mansion apartments and townhouses in spa towns. Comfort, sustainability, efficiency and vernacular materials are the key to our success in these projects.

Our conservation-led designs across the region ensure the architectural heritage of the heart of England remains in use and of benefit to the public – Haseley Manor near Warwick, Hagley Hall in Worcestershire and Simpsons restaurant in Edgbaston are just two examplesof our prize-winning work in this area. 

The commercial and retail work we have done often involves creating appropriately scaled stores in context-specific urban and suburban locations, and even in listed buildings. 

Our experience in planning guidance in this area means we have worked extensively with well-known brands to develop attractive and locally appropriate stores where other design firms have been unable to secure the planning needed.

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Listed Building, Edgbaston
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Residential Development, Leamington Spa
Simpson's Restaurant

Our Awards

  • Regional and National winner of the Green Tree Awards and Example of good design by CABE for sensitive building in the environment for the project completed at Lickey Grange in Bromsgrove.

  • Best 2, 3 and 4 bedroom houses and executive homes and special category design in the Birmingham Post Housing Awards.

  • CABE ‘Building for Life’ Gold award for our mixed-use project completed at The Russells, Broadway, in the Cotswolds.

  • Best Refurbishment Project at the Housebuilder Awards 2019 for Haseley Manor

  • Sunday Times British Homes Awards 2019 for our Courtyard Gardens development and additional landscaping.

  • Sunday Times British Homes Awards 2018 for the Highworth scheme in Broadway.

Our Success

Every project has its own approach, and every one depends on close collaboration, honesty and communication with our clients and stakeholders. 

This is how we make sure that your project has the support, expertise and experience it needs at each stage from our client’s initial ideas, through project management and the build, to the most exciting part – the handover.

Now you know what we stand for, take a look at the rest of our extensive architecture portfolio, drop us a message or give us a call to see how we can get your project off the ground.  We’re looking forward to working with you!

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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!