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HLM Architects

We’re an Employee-Owned architectural practice with a proud 59-year history of producing places and spaces that improve people’s lives. With a design philosophy that puts people at its centre, it’s our mission to delight clients and users, making memorable places which evoke positive emotional responses.

We strive to create buildings that respond to their context and climate, and our client’s budget. We consequently don’t have a ‘signature-style’; each design evolves as a solution to a unique set of challenges that we approach with ‘signature-thinking’ – a creative, thoughtful, fun process allowing the character and ideas of each project to flourish – we call this ‘Thoughtful Design’.

We’ve received broad and far-reaching accolades for our designs across our six studios, however our true reward is knowing that we can improve wellbeing – not only in our design approach, but inside and outside of the business too. We pride ourselves on a diverse workforce and inclusive culture, promoted at board level by our Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Group and enhanced by our connect day activities. Reflective of our culture, we are listed in the top 100 large companies to work for in the UK and are a three-star accredited, ‘world-class’ Best Company Employer.


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