We are a multi-award winning, young and dynamic London-based team working on residential projects in London, Scotland and the Channel Islands. We believe architecture and design has the power to affect people’s lives and influence how they live. It is the art of understanding why and how it affects us that allows us to create inspiring environments that result in a harmonious dialogue between people and spaces. Lives can be improved by intelligent, thoughtful and responsive design and it is this belief that pushes us to test ideas and create better architecture.
We are registered as a chartered practice with the Royal Institute of British Architects and a member of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland.
The practice provides a full architectural service in line with the RIBA Plan of Work and guidelines. These include:
- Feasibility / Briefing
- Concept Design
- Detailed Design
- Technical Design
- Contract Administration
The practice holds full Professional Indemnity Insurance of up to £1 million for each and every claim.
Each project is unique and demands a different approach. This is reflected in our fees. In accordance with the RIBA Standard Forms of Appointment, fee proposals are worked out as either:
- % of the construction value
- lump sums
- time charge
Fees are subject to discussion before an Appointment Letter is raised.
In addition to our traditional architectural services, we also provide all necessary Party Wall advice and services to ensure a smooth, co-ordinated approach to your project.
William Layzell MA(Hons) MArch RIBA RIAS
William Layzell graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a Distinction in Architecture. He won the George Simpson Prize for Architectural Technology and was nominated for the 3D Reid Award for his dissertation, 'The Dichotomy of the Urban Monolith' - an exploration of the success and failure of high-rise residential blocks in Warsaw.
He worked with one of Britain's leading conservation architects, Huw Thomas, in Winchester; for Naish Waddington Architects in Jersey and was later made an associate at Nash Baker Architects in London.
There, he oversaw the conversion of high-end residential properties in Notting Hill. He has a command of all aspects of residential architecture and has routinely administered construction contracts on properties worth up to £30 million.
William has twice been a member of the judging panel for the Jersey Design Awards, and is a graduate of the world-renowned Canadian 'Ghost' architecture course founded by Brian MacKay-Lyons, who was awarded, in 2015, the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Gold Medal. He is also an active committee member of the L'Union Franco-Britannique des Architectes (FBUA). In 2010 he was an FBUA Scholar, awarded a bursary for his thesis on the French architect Claude Parent.
William is a Chartered Architect and Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) as well as the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS). He is also a qualified Party Wall Surveyor and member of the Faculty of Party Wall Surveyors.
Laura Layzell BA(Hons)
Graduating from the London College of Fashion with a First Class Honours degree, Laura Wells started her career in fashion working at managerial level for British fashion house Mulberry followed by the international brand Jimmy Choo based in London.
With a keen eye for detail and a background in luxury fashion, Laura joined Layzell Architects in 2018 to help the company's continued growth and development.
Please do get in contact should you have a project that you would like to discuss.
Layzell Architects Ltd
c/o Simpson Studios
Unit 18a Parsons Green Depot,
Parsons Green Lane,
T: +44 (0) 20 7460 5326
M: +44 (0) 7709 123 876