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Meet the lapd team

The lapd architects office is located just outside Oxford. You are welcome to visit us and get to know the team in person. Contact us today to discuss your design and build project.

Trevor Avery, Director
BA (Hons), Dip Arch, Dip Urban Design, ARB, RIBA

Trevor has 22 years of experience in design and management and is able to provide creative, innovative and affordable design for both residential and commercial clients.

Drawing on his extensive experience delivering residential and commercial projects of all sizes, Trevor can quickly advise and provide solutions and ideas that add value to projects. With a qualification in Urban Design, he can deliver larger scale development solutions and has expertise in planning that provides an edge when dealing with planning applications and issues.

Trevor also has developed a specialist approach with lapd architects in delivering residential projects. He can advise on construction cost at pre-planning stages and enforces budget control as a main factor within any project brief.

At weekends, you can find him dividing his time between family, working on his house 'project', building the odd boat or looking for rapids to test the latest canoe.

 

Opinder Liddar, Director
BA (Hons), Dip Arch, Dip Arch Conservation, ARB, RIBA

With strong personal communication skills and commitment to design, Opinder excels at delivering projects that exceed our clients' expectations.

Opinder has a particular expertise in sustainability and the incorporation of sustainable principles within domestic projects. He is a regular presenter and expert at the Self-Build Centre, a member of NASBA and is part of the RIBA Green Group, which works to promote sustainable building practice. Opinder is now resident architect for self-builders questions for Build It magazine.

Opinder is also a school governor and, when he's not taking his children to various clubs, can be found playing golf or riding around on his electric bike.

 

Yolandi, Associate
BA Building Arts, BA Arch, SACAP

Yolandi is a South African architect with over 12 years of experience across a wide variety of projects, specializing in concept and design development and project management. She has experience in a number of building types including hotels, retail, restaurant, leisure, marina, apartments and one off houses.  She has experience of self build and has built her own house in South Africa. 

In her spare time Yolandi enjoys spending time with her family and being outdoors, walking or playing hockey.

 

Nikki, Associate
BA (Hons), Dip Arch, MA Urban Design, ARB

Nikki has been with lapd since 2011 and has worked on a range of diverse projects, gaining experience in a cross section of core sectors and significant expertise in residential design and construction.  She enjoys the challenge of project management and has developed a variety of skills in this area.

In her spare time she enjoys training for the odd marathon. 

 

Rovena, Project Architect
BA (Hons), Dip Arch, ARB

Rovena joined LAPD in 2016, two years post qualification. She graduated from Oxford Brookes University in 2007 and has worked in big and small Oxford based practices gaining experience in particular in large Residential Developments, Social Housing and Education.

In her spare time she enjoys travelling and spending time with her family.

 

Simon, Project Architect
BA (Hons), Dip Arch, ARB

Simon has considerable experience in designing and delivering high quality projects in a variety of sectors, including residential, commercial and education. He has worked for a number of award-winning practices in Oxford and London.

Simon’s expertise lies in designing energy efficient and sustainable buildings, with a specialisation in eco-refurbishment and Passivhaus design. He is passionate about creating low impact homes that are both inspiring and highly comfortable places for people to live in.

Outside of work, Simon likes to spend as much quality time with his young family as he can. He enjoys cooking, cycling, photography, and hosting regular board game evenings with friends and neighbours.

 

Mervyn, Architect
BA (Hons), Dip Arch, MArch, ARB

Mervyn studied at the Macintosh School of Architecture in Glasgow where he completed his degree, diploma and masters. He did his professional exams at Oxford Brookes University. He joined lapd in 2014 after gaining experience in 3D visuals and the planning process.


Away from work he enjoys swimming, cooking and reading a variety of literature. He is a keen writer as well, having written a few poems for leisure and competition.

 

Julia, Project Architect
BA (Hons), Dip Arch, Dip PS Arch, MSc EEB, ARB

Julia Bennett is a UK registered architect and trained Passivhaus Designer with a Masters in Energy Efficient Building, based in the Cotswolds. She is a long-standing AECB member with a passion for sustainable design, stakeholder involvement and collaborative working to achieve integrated positive dwellings and communities.

With over 25 years’ experience, she has worked with many people on private housing, used ‘whole system’ facilitation and consensus-building techniques and workshops to bring large and small groups of diverse stakeholders to work and engage together on highly complex issues and projects. Her work has included roles for large multi-disciplinary and small practices and coops. Her work includes primary and special schools for Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire, community, arts and environmental education buildings, mediaeval timber-framed structures and historic stone buildings, and developer housing.

She also volunteered in Ladakh in the Himalayas on the acclaimed Arup-designed sustainable school project, Druk Padma Karpo School. She has a particular interest in designing multi-generational homes, and recently took up stone-carving.

 

Irina, Architectural Assistant

 

 

Ana, Architectural Assistant

 

Can I see some of your work?

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