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Site Progress at our Colinton Attic Conversion

Helen Lucas Architects are working to transform a 1960s bungalow in the Colinton area, realising a programme of works to rationalise the space for the challenges of modern family living. While almost doubling the floor area, the open nature of the internal scheme will also improve the property’s relationship to its garden.


Furthermore, the works will provide a significant thermal upgrade to the property’s original masonry cavity wall construction, dramatically reducing the home’s energy consumption. A new dormer is insulated with wood fibre and will feature timber cladding articulated with vertical fins between the windows.




Early Concept & Model Making

Model making is underway as we explore possible elevations and develop early concepts for our East Lothian courtyard project.


These initial proposals include a porch extension to the existing house, creating a threshold space between house and grounds, and separate building to provide accessible guest accommodation. The two zinc clad forms are connected by a covered walkway, enclosing an intimate garden with swimming pool, all orientated to capture the evening sun.


Winter at our Walled Garden Site

We are excited to see our Walled Garden site taking shape, glasshouse now installed, in Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park.



New Associates

Helen Lucas Architects are delighted to announce that Will Cairns has been made a Senior Associate, and Nick Green an Associate. Congratulations Will and Nick!

Building Warrant Approved for Artist's Studio & Gym Buildings

We are delighted to have received Building Warrant approval for an Artist’s Studio and Gym buildings in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. 

The proposals will provide a generous light-filled Artist’s Studio with views out over the beautiful landscape design by Tracy McQue. The Gym building will boast breath-taking views of the landscape and hills to the South. The buildings are designed to sit comfortably within their surroundings with simple modern forms and refined palette. Blackened timber cladding is paired with zinc roof and powder coated window frames/rainwater goods. 

We're looking forward to breaking ground, with the project set to start on site next month.