Gareth Jones
Gareth Jones

Architecture and design studio appoints senior architect

Edinburgh-based architecture and design studio, LBA has appointed senior architectural designer Gareth Jones to further strengthen its team with a focus on private clients and commercial residential projects.

With a BA Hons Interior Architecture from the University of Wales Cardiff and a career spanning over 15 years, Gareth (aged 37) has held senior positions in architectural practices including Richard Murphy Architects.

The most notable project to date, Murphy House, was awarded the 2016 RIBA House of the Year category as well as the restoration and conversion of the historic Playfair’s Donaldson’s School building and Gate Lodges in Edinburgh into 112 luxury apartments.

Commenting on the appointment, Lynsay Bell, managing director of LBA said:
“Gareth’s appointment is testament to our commitment to grow the business further. We have admired Gareth’s work for many years and delighted that he’s joined our team as he brings a wealth of design expertise and industry knowledge.”

Gareth Jones, added:
“LBA is without question paving the way when it comes to design led architecture working with some of the country’s leading independent developers and builders. It’s an exciting time to join the business.”

Founded in 2012 by Lynsay Bell, LBA is based in the City’s west end in Walker Street.

With a team of eight architectural designers and studio manager, LBA boasts local, national and international expertise gained from as far afield as Norway and China to Dubai and Australia. This international focus as well as localised knowledge brings unique insights and design solutions for private residential and commercial developments.

Specialists in listed buildings, refurbishment and conservation projects, LBA project highlights include the renovation of Well Court Hall in the city’s historic Dean Village, which showcases the Firm’s unique design approach. This former A Grade listed Church building has been sympathetically renovated into a spectacular residential property over three levels that’s sympathetic to the original architecture blended with highly contemporary and luxurious specifications.