Lee Evans Partnership LLP is one of the leading architectural studios in the South East and has also been nominated as one of the UK’s Top 100 Architectural Practices for three years running. As an award winning practice, with extensive experience, we have a reputation for creating inspiring, functional and well considered buildings. Founded in 1974 by Frank Lee Evans in the heart of the historic city of Canterbury, our ethos has been derived from our passion for design, enthusiasm for building and a commitment to excellence. We always strive to give our clients high quality design as well as value for money. We are also keenly aware of the environmental implications of our designs and increasingly use sustainable materials in the building process.
A core specialism for over 35 years, our experience of teaching and learning environments includes both the public and private sectors, ranging from pre-school, to primary, to secondary through to further education.
We recognise that a community is not just housing, but a place where people can live, work, play and study. Good design promotes social interaction and we are committed to platemaking : creating living environments which generate a sense of ownership, community, and their own distinctive identity.
We have a wealth of experience in working with clients to meet their needs and aspirations to develop projects that fit within their environment. This fit is often addressed simply and economically through good design practice including solar orientation and insulation levels through to the choice of materials, construction methods and integration of low energy systems.
Our design approach is founded in placing the individual at the centre and is developed in response to the client’s brief, the site constraints and context. We have considerable experience in all aspects of residential design including extensions to existing properties, conversions, refurbishment and eco-housing and have gained numerous awards for our residential projects, including Civic Trust Commendations and Green Apple Awards.
We have experience in all aspects of commercial work including business parks, factories, offices, port buildings, warehouses, waste and recycling plants, and even vehicle workshops. Our integrated design solutions look at the bigger picture, how the company operates, its shift patterns, existing facilities, the business process, the supply chain and, importantly, the needs of staff.
With extensive new-build as well as remodelling experience, our projects include medical centres and doctors surgeries, residential and nursing care homes, specialist care facilities, independent living units as well as day centres and hostels for the homeless.
RIBA Registered Conservation Architect (SCA) and Managing Partner, Nick Lee Evans heads up our award-winning conservation team which has earned a reputation for balancing imaginative adaptations of historic and ecclesiastical buildings against the highest standards of conservation and restoration.
With an extensive knowledge of the heritage grant system, DDA, planning and relevant legislation we offer our clients value for money and a friendly service which includes ecclesiastical re-ordering, listed building alterations, repairs and extensions, as well the design of new buildings within sensitive historic settings.
Our work is not limited to the borders of the UK. We have completed projects for both private & public clients in a number of countries, most recently in the Caribbean.