HPA Welcomes Senior Architect Luke to the Team
Luke who is based in Kendal, joined HPA in September 2023 having worked as senior Architect at Ben Cunliffe Architects. Whilst there, in addition to assisting with the management of the practice and implementing the use of Building Information Modelling (BIM – Revit), he designed a variety of contemporary new houses and extensions in and around the Lake District. One of his greatest achievements was the design work for a high-quality contemporary extension to a grade II listed barn and scheduled ancient monument.
With a particular interest in creative design and environmental sustainability, Luke undertook his Architecture undergraduate degree (part 1) and Diploma (part 2) at Nottingham University, completing these in 2009. He went on to qualify as a registered Architect in 2013 after completing his part 3 at Bath University.
Having had a varied career working for several practices large and small, he started his architectural career begun with working for Allies & Morrison Architects in London, followed by Alex Oliver Associates in Wiltshire, where he designed traditional and bespoke country houses. With a particular interest in oak frame, he also worked for a company called ‘The Complete Oak Home’ as their principal architect, designing bespoke oak framed homes.
Luke is passionate about designing beautifully crafted, high-quality buildings and environments, which improve and enrich people’s lives. Having a varied and creative education and career, he relishes the opportunity to put his creative skills into practice, with the aim of designing architecture that not only looks good but performs well.
Outside of work Luke is often out walking in the Lakes with his dog Maisey, sailing, or being musical with his local church and pub folk group.
He’s also been part of the Kendal Torch light festival volunteering for the role of ‘Patchwork Peggy’ for community arts organisation RagTag Arts.
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