Lucas Hickman Smith
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Who we are

Lucas Hickman Smith is a Wymondham-based architectural practice with an established reputation for contemporary sustainable design across a wide range of industry sectors. The practice was established in 2004 from the merging of two studios, Real Architecture and T&B Hickman Smith. Between them the practices have over 50 years’ experience on a wide range of building types, with particular strengths in designing for sustainability and working with historic buildings. To learn more about the Lucas Hickman Smith team click on the staff list to the right.

Our Approach

We offer a high-quality architectural service based on combining the best of traditional and modern architecture, to provide our clients with buildings that are tailor-made for their needs. We always aim to bring imagination to a project in order to lift it out of the ordinary. We believe that the building process is a team effort and that the best results can be obtained by working closely together in new and innovative ways. This requires flexibility and an ability to look beyond preconceived ideas of the role of the architect. As a smaller practice, Lucas Hickman Smith can offer all the benefits of a highly personal service structured to suit individual client’s requirements.

Read more about the ideas that underpin our practice here

RIBA Chartered Practice

As an RIBA Chartered Practice we have committed to maintain high standards of effectiveness and performance. The Chartered Practice scheme is an accreditation system run by the RIBA which is a means to assure potential clients of our quality, design excellence and service. In line with this status we have adopted health and safety policies and quality management procedures which help to ensure that our activities are undertaken safely and efficiently. These policy documents follow RIBA guidelines and are available for inspection. We also have commitments to continuing professional development and are required to maintain Professional Indemnity Insurance. Our current level of cover is £2m.

Designing for Sustainability

Our founding principle is to show that buildings can work with the environment to produce functional architecture with the ability to challenge and delight. Sustainable design has been at the heart of all our projects since long before such ideas became fashionable. We conceived and assembled the project for the ground-breaking EcoTech Centre in Swaffham and have applied robust, practical environmental design in all our work ever since, from larger industrial/commercial projects down to the smallest domestic extensions. We have an environmental policy which informs our everyday activities and is reviewed on a regular basis. In addition we are members of The Green Register of Building Professionals and also the AECB (Association for Environmentally Conscious Building).