News Stories


Highland Shelters Competition

Helen Lucas Architects entered a recent competition by Highland Council for the design of three roadside shelters at Locharron, Achnasheen and Braemar Junction.


Taking the view, orientation to the sun and exposure to the surrounding environment as the inspiration, the project sought to provide places of ‘prospect and refuge’ for visitors to the area. The shelters used a combination of local materials and pre-fabrication to make construction and repair as easy as possible in these often remote locations. 


Although we were not shortlisted in the final three entrants we very much enjoyed developing these proposals.

HLA becomes Limited Company

We are pleased to announce that as of 1st April 2016 Helen Lucas Architects became a Limited Company.


Having moved into our new office in 2015, we are excited to be progressing a range of new and varied projects due on site this year.

New Architects

Helen Lucas Architects are delighted to announce that 3 members of staff have recently passed their final professional examinations.


New Recruits

Three new members of staff have recently joined the team at Helen Lucas Architects. 


Laura Harty joined the office in June, Neil Dargie in August and Will Cairns in September.




2014 IAA Convention

Helen Lucas Architects were delighted to attend the 2014 Inverness Architectural Association Convention on Skye. Enjoyable presentations included those by Hugh Strange, Jonathan Hendry and Malcolm Fraser amongst others, as well as a talk by Helen Lucas entitled 'Building on the Edge'.


The office was delighted to be awarded a Commendation for Best Use of Timber at our Croft House, Stoer, which was collected by Project Architect Claire Metivier.



New Associate

Helen Lucas Architects are happy to announce that Ros Livingstone has been promoted to Associate.


Ros, who has been working with the practice since 2008, will continue to work as a Project Architect but will now also take on various administrative and managerial roles within the practice.