Lee/Fitzgerald Architects is a London-based design studio, founded in 1998. The practice has completed major commissions for the Institution of Electrical Engineers, the Arts University College Bournemouth, the South West Regional Development Agency, Really Useful Theatres, Wadham College, Oxford and St Peter’s College Oxford, alongside a number of residential projects that include refurbishments of two internationally renowned design classic houses. With the success of these projects Lee/Fitzgerald’s workload has rapidly expanded and the practice has developed a reputation for high-quality architectural design. In 2004 Lee/Fitzgerald moved into its current, purpose-designed studio at 199 Southwark Bridge Road.
Lee/Fitzgerald Architects is a friendly, non-hierarchical design studio. The office is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and is used by staff as a base for teaching, writing and private creative work alongside practice projects.
LFA believes that
Lee Fitzgerald subscribes to a design philosophy of intellectual and artistic process, rather than the implementation of an ideologically based solution. That is to say, its architecture grows from the specifics of a given project, rather than a design approach imposed on all situations. This means that whilst there is an integrity and continuity governing our approach and method, our buildings differ in both form and style, depending upon the specific parameters governing a project. Such parameters would normally include the nature of the client, the building type, the genius loci of the site, the history of the site/institution and the specifics of the brief.
For every building produced by the practice these parameters are used to generate an artistic concept that is project specific. This concept governs all design decisions – aesthetic and practical – and informs everything from the broad and strategic, down to the design of the smallest detail. It is the application of the concept, which gives the end product its rigour and integrity.
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List of clients include
– Wadham College, Oxford
– Brasenose College, Oxford
– St Peter’s College, Oxford
– New College, Oxford
– The Really Useful Theatres Group
– Downside School
– All Hallows School
– The Arts University, Bournemouth
– The Institution of Electrical Engineers
– South West of England Regional Development Agency (SWERDA)
– Roehampton University
– HIV I-Base
– Tiger Developments
– Greenkey Properties
– Royal Ocean Racing Club
– Oyster Homes