Alex Lawrie



I joined Willmore Iles Architects in February 2021. Since joining WIA, I have worked on a variety of projects within the residential team and throughout all stages of Planning and Building Regulations.


I completed my BA (Hons) at the University of Plymouth in 2015. Upon completion, I worked for a small-sized practice that specialized in residential work, where I remained for over 2 years. I then completed my part 2, Professional Diploma in Architecture: Advanced Environmental & Energy Studies which has helped to spark my passion for retrofitting and sustainable design. I particularly enjoy the challenges associated with ensuring historic buildings have a new lease of life in harmony with modern design principles and a particular focus on wider environmental issues and sustainability.

Following this, I worked for another smaller sized practice that worked on a large range of projects involving; Residential, Healthcare, Community, Education & Leisure, helping to broaden my skills further. This has developed my credibility in managing my own projects as well as acting as part of a team delivering collective success.
While working at my previous practice, I embarked on my Part 3 Post Graduation degree at the University of the West of England (UWE), which I continued when I started at WIA, graduating in 2021 as an Architect.

I’m still looking to broaden my skills within WIA as well as undertaking additional qualifications in the not too distant future focusing on restoration and retrofitting of our existing buildings.

Professional Interests:

Throughout my studies I have always been inspired by the idea that buildings are a story book of successive layers of dwelling, constantly adapting to the occupier’s present wants and needs, and as such, we need to design our buildings to be able to adapt and change over time. This is something I hope to continue and develop through my professional career.

And in the rest of life …

I’m an avid swimmer who swims for a local team in Bristol. If I’m not in the pool you will often find me doing DIY, gardening, or exploring. I’m also a lover of camping and the great outdoors which I developed through being a member of the Scout movement. I have recently come back from a two-week wild camping trip around route 500 in Scotland, which I would highly recommend to anyone who loves exploration!

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