John, Neil and Chris have worked together in practice for over ten years. Previously as John Lyall Architects – the practice set-up by John in 1991, and since 2011 as Lyall, Bills and Young Architects.
The practice draws upon the varied experience of the three directors, built-upon a proven reputation with mixed-use schemes, and an expertise in housing, retail, cultural and infrastructure projects. Over the last few years we have built-up design experience with schools and most recently ecclesiastical projects.
In recent years John, Neil and Chris have completed a number of high-profile projects: ranging from the £50 million Cranfields Mill regeneration project in Ipswich to a number of award winning infrastructure projects on the London Olympic Park site.
The successful Jerwood Dance House and the Goldsmiths' Centre in Clerkewell are also recent buildings which have won great admiration and a number of awards.
Education also forms a large part of the design work, with work with work on many Government led education projects. The practice has carried out the role of design advisor on many schools projects over the last tens years, and has developed an expertise in education.
The practice is proud of the variety of projects which it attracts and undertakes. It is multi-faceted in its appraoch, and recognises that each project is ultimately about people. They involve listening to the client's brief, understanding what is wanted, and recognising the qualities and sometimes restraints of the site. We understand that each project is a journey.
The work of Lyall, Bills and Young as a practice and as John Lyall Architects has been widely published both in the architectural press and in the main stream press. They have won a variety of awards for their work. John is also a frequent guest speaker at awards and conferences. On a day to day basis, John, Neil and Chris are involved in the project work: each bringing their own skills to a project. They work closely with a talented group of carefully chosen project architects and assistants, enabling a lively, thoughtful approach to all the practice’s work.