Philosophy

Your Architect London is an award-winning London architectural firm. At the heart of our philosophy is a belief in the design process: each project is the result of a close collaboration with clients to deliver a home that is bespoke to their needs and aspirations. Sustainability is also fundamental to our practice, and we work hard to deliver bespoke energy solutions for each project.

We believe that architecture can make a meaningful difference to lives, which is why getting it right is so important to us. Our design-led approach enables us to develop innovative and context-specific solutions that transform day-to-day lives.


We offer a range of residential architectural services, from planning permission, project management, design and build, through to completion, specializing in contemporary design and modern architecture.

Bio

your architect London is an award winning chartered RIBA architectural practice, known for its excellence in design, founded by iñaki leite and graham chappell. We offer a wide range of design and architectural services in collaboration with a trusted network of experienced contractors to deliver seamless residential projects across West London.
At the heart of our approach is a belief in the transformative potential of architecture. Good architecture is not simply about aesthetics, but rather holds the possibility of transforming day-to-day lives and routines. Innovation and usability are key, and form the cornerstone of our approach. Through close collaboration with clients, and through tapping into our network’s depth of knowledge and expertise, we are able to develop design solutions that transform our clients’ day-to-day lives.
your architect London specialises in residential architecture across West London, predominantly in Chelsea, Kensington, Fulham and Richmond. We offer a complete design service, from inception to completion, and take care of all the project management and planning applications in between, to provide you with a seamless and stress-free service. Our experience in the local area means that we have a high success rate of achieving planning permission for our clients.
The principal architect, Iñaki Leite, has a wealth of experience with internationally renowned architecture practices, such as Eisenman Architects in New York, and AMID.cero9 in Madrid. His projects have been awarded numourous prizes, among them the “Most Innovative Contemporary Residential Design” 2016 Architecture Awards by BUILD magazine and the “First of the Top Villas of Spain and Portugal” given by The Sunday Times. In addition, he taught as professor at the School of Architecture at UEM University, Madrid, focusing on global building systems and energy efficiency, and has worked on a number of high profile public projects.
Specialising in contemporary design and modern architecture, our solutions push boundaries and are highly innovative, yet always sensitive to existing surroundings, particularly in Victorian London. As residential architects in London, we are committed to working closely with clients to ensure only the highest satisfaction at all stages of the project.
Our collaborative network includes the best in business in areas of mechanics, quantity surveyors, landscape, lighting, digital tools, security and transport. Together we for a multidisciplinary team that offers highly qualified expertise in all aspects of a building’s design and formation.

Background

2016 - Honoured Ph.D. at the School of Architecture in the Polytechnics University of Madrid (ETSAM, UPM)

2014-15 - Part 3 Seminar at AA Architectural Association School of Architecture in London

1991-00 - Master of Science in Architecture, at the E.T.S.A.C. University of A Coruña, Spain

Main Teaching Activities and Publications

2003 to 2012. Associate Professor at the Building Technology Department, School of Architecture, Universidad Europea de Madrid

2010 to 2012. Lecturer of Master Degree in Advance Techniques in Architectural Projects, teaching module “Human behaviour and evacuation in case of fire”. Superior College of Building, Architecture and Engineering of Universidad Europea de Madrid, Proy3cta

2010 to 2011. Lecturer of Architecture Degree at E.T.S.A.C. University of A Coruña

2010. Lecturer of Compostela Summer Program at CAintitute

2009. Curator and Lecturer of CTE course - Fire Safety Engineering- in ADIF (Administrator of Railway Infrastructures)

2007. Lecturer of Master Degree in Fire Safety Engineering E.T.S.I. University Carlos III

2007. Co-director and manager of “Illuminated Architecture Workshops”, Universidad Europea de Madrid

2006 to 2012. Lecturer for courses at Civil Defence State School, Ministry of the Interior (Home office), Spain

2006. Lecturer of Master Degree in Domotics, E.T.S.I. Telecommunications - Polytechnics University of Madrid

2004 to date. Advisor for the General Directorate of Housing, Architecture and Urban development of the Ministry of Housing in Studies of “pre-standardized research” about building regulations

2002. Graphic design and layout of the book of C. Seoane: “Facultad de Ciencias de la Información de Álvaro Siza” in collaboration with Cristina Barros

Awards

2017. BUILD Architecture Awards: Best Residential Architect - South West London

2017. Silver A'Design Awards 2017 in Architecture, Building & Structure Design for Dezanove House

2017. Bronze A'Design Awards 2017 in Architecture, Building & Structure Design for GC House

2017. Best of Houzz 2017 - Design

2016. Architecture Awards Galicia: Mention prize on sustainability for Dezanove House

2016. BUILD Architecture Awards: Most Innovative Contemporary Residential Design: Dezanove House

2013. Mention prize prominent finalist on Juana de Vega Foundation for single-family dwelling “dezanove house” in A Coruña, Spain

2003. First prize in competition for Cambre’s House of Culture, Coruña, Spain. Lead Designer Architect –stage 5- with César Viana (partner architect)

1998. Honorific Mention prize in competition in Urban Furniture, Diputación de Coruña. With Santiago Pintos (partner architect)

Awards in collaboration

2015. First Prize 2015 Premios COAM to the best building constructed in Spain for Giner de los Rios Foundation. Collaboration with AMID.cero9

2007. Honorific Mention prize in competition of Contentious Campus of Justice, Madrid. Collaboration with José Luis Esteban Penelas Architects

2004. Honorific Mention prize in competition of Social-Cultural Centre in Camelle, Coruña. Collaboration with J. Graiño, Architect

2004. First prize in competition of Health Care Building in Móstoles, Madrid. In collaboration with Vier Architects

2002. Second prize in competition of Caldas Trade Centre, Pontevedra. Collaboration with J. Graiño, Architect

2001. First prize in competition of University Archive, Coruña. Collaboration with J. Graiño, Architect (constructed)

2001. First prize in rehabilitation COAG of “Convento de Sarandones” dwelling, by Galician Official College of Architecture. Collaboration with Carlos Seoane, Architect (constructed), at design project and building site

2000. Honorific Mention prize of Singular House’04 with single-family dwelling in Coruña, Spain. By the Council of Spanish Architects. In collaboration with J. Graiño, Architect (constructed), at design project and building site

Exhibitions

From the tree to the chair, with "arousa chair and dining table". 7th of April 2017 to 5th of November 2017 at Cidade da Cultura de Galicia