We are architects that believe a successful project starts with experts that take the time to understand their clients.

The lapd Team

The lapd Team

Great design only happens in a creative environment that believes in the importance of communication. We keep our clients informed in order to keep them in control.

Great design only happens in a creative environment that believes in the importance of communication. We keep our clients informed in order to keep them in control.

About lapd

We are a RIBA Chartered Practice based in Oxfordshire that was established in 2005 by Trevor Avery and Opinder Liddar. From the beginning, we knew we wanted to invest in a company ethos that championed clear communication, uncompromising honesty and innovative design. lapd Architects are a team where everyone takes responsibility in an office-culture of mutual respect.

We are now a well-respected medium sized practice that works on an array of different projects: homeowner extensions and refurbishments, new homes and self-builds, developers’ projects and commercial ventures.

We actively encourage each other to push boundaries and produce work that excels. The sum of lapd is always greater than its parts. That’s why we make sure to acknowledge the important part that every individual in the company has to play.

Trevor Avery

Trevor Avery

Director

Opinder Liddar

Opinder Liddar

Director

Yolandi Evans

Yolandi Evans

Associate

Rovena Nastasi

Rovena Nastasi

Associate

Simona Puckovicova

Simona Puckovicova

Architect

Tung Li

Tung Li

Architectural Assistant

Sven Taylor

Sven Taylor

Architectural Technician

Florian Nallbani

Florian Nallbani

Architectural Assistant/Technologist

Lauren Jones

Lauren Jones

Office Manager

Karen Avery

Finance Manager

James Naughton

James Naughton

Architect

Trevor Avery

Trevor Avery

Director

Simona Puckovicova

Simona Puckovicova

Architect

Lauren Jones

Lauren Jones

Office Manager

Opinder Liddar

Opinder Liddar

Director

Tung Li

Tung Li

Architectural Assistant

Karen Avery

Karen Avery

Finance Manager

Yolandi Evans

Yolandi Evans

Associate

Sven Taylor

Sven Taylor

Architectural Technician

James Naughton

James Naughton

Architect

Rovena Nastasi

Rovena Nastasi

Associate

Florian Nallbani

Florian Nallbani

Architectural Assistant/Technologist

Trevor Avery

Trevor Avery

Director

Yolandi Evans

Yolandi Evans

Associate

Simona Puckovicova

Simona Puckovicova

Architect

Sven Taylor

Sven Taylor

Architectural Technician

Florian Nallbani

Florian Nallbani

Architectural Assistant/Technologist

Lauren Jones

Lauren Jones

Office Manager

Opinder Liddar

Opinder Liddar

Director

Rovena Nastasi

Rovena Nastasi

Associate

Tung Li

Tung Li

Architectural Assistant

Karen Avery

Karen Avery

Finance Manager

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

Bio

I have over 30 years of experience in design and management, and have been an Oxford resident for about as long. At the weekend you will find me building the odd boat or looking for rapids to test the latest canoe.

What is different about working at lapd Architects?

We aim to place the client at the centre of the process and provide holistic solutions.

How would you sum up your job?

I make sure that our business ideals and standards are maintained – I steer the ship to make sure that our clients are happy with the service they are being provided.

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

Bio

I’ve been a Wallingford resident for 20 years and I’m actively involved in the community. When I’m not taking my children to various clubs you’ll find me building my own self-build or running.

What is different about working at lapd Architects?

We don’t just talk the talk, we are always trying to better our service for our clients. We are a member of NaCSBA and I am a regular expert for Build It Magazine both in print and at their shows. This helps me to keep in touch with what real clients are feeling, and relate that back to the team at lapd to make sure we are addressing the real challenges that our clients are facing. It is this genuine care for our clients that make us stand out as a team.

How would you sum up your job?

I’m committed to great design based around our client’s vision. I make sure that we communicate designs to our clients effectively and guide them through the whole journey, filtering the noise to keep them in control of their project.

Yolandi Evans, Associate
BA Building Arts, BA Arch, SACAP

Bio

I am originally from South Africa and have extensive experience across a wide variety of projects, specialising in concept & design development and project management. I have built my own house in South Africa and I have completed a self-build locally.
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, being outdoors, walking and playing hockey.

What is different about working at lapd Architects?

I joined lapd in 2013 and I really enjoy the variety of interesting projects I have found myself working on. I also enjoy being involved in all aspects of the process, from conception through to completion.
Even though the office is generally very busy, we still manage to have a relaxed atmosphere with flexibility and great team comradery.
The main thing that distinguishes lapd from other architects is our focus on client care and going the extra mile to make the client’s journey special. We always produce something that both us and our clients can be proud of at the end of the process.

How would you sum up your job?

I listen to our clients and help them to realise their dreams.

Rovena Nastasi, Associate
BA (Hons), Dip Arch, ARB

Bio

I’m from Albania originally and now live just outside of Oxford. I enjoy travelling and spending time with my family.

What is different about working at lapd Architects?

I joined lapd in 2016 and from the beginning I have felt a part of the team. The office always approaches a challenge with excitement, working together to find a solution. The variety of work we do makes each week different to the last – always working to keep the client at the centre of what we do.

How would you sum up your job?

I create uncompromising and innovative design rooted firmly in the client’s brief and vision.

Simona Puckovicova, Architect
BA (Hons), MArchD, ARB

Bio

I have been an Oxfordshire resident since 2013 when I began my studies at Oxford Brookes University. I joined lapd in July 2019 and have completed my professional exams to qualify as an Architect while working here. When I am not working I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, and some art projects in-between.

What is different about working at lapd Architects?

The practice is very client-oriented, focusing on tailoring the design process on each individual project for every client. This means every day differs from the last, bringing along its own set of challenges and rewards. I really enjoy working alongside our dedicated team in providing our client’s goals.

How would you sum up your job?

I help our team in providing a unique service for each of our clients’ needs and dreams, including visual renders of proposals to high quality standard.

Karen Avery, Finance Manager
BSc (Hons) Social Sciences (Social Policy)

Bio

I have been working for lapd for a number of years and enjoy supporting the team. I enjoy the great outdoors and seeing new places.

What is different about working at lapd Architects?

Everyone works together to achieve the best results for our clients.

How would you sum up your job?

Ensuring the smooth running of the office.

Lauren Jones, Office Manager
BA(Hons) English Literature and Creative Writing.

Bio

Out of the office, I am kept busy by my baby son who is newly mobile and is usually chasing around our two house rabbits. When time allows, I love catching up with friends and family over a good meal.

What is different about working at lapd Architects?

As a non-Architect, I am learning every day about the industry. What struck me most upon starting at lapd Architects was the emphasis on teamwork, everyone working collaboratively and sharing ideas. It’s definitely a welcoming and creative workplace that puts people and everyday living at the heart of every project.

How would you sum up your job?

I am the first point of contact for our clients, and I love to find out about their potential projects and explain how we can help them to realise their dream homes.

Tung Li, Architectural Assistant
BA (Hons), MArch

Bio

I moved to the UK from Hong Kong in 2017. I gained a 1st Class Honours degree from University of Greenwich and MArch from the Architectural Association School of Architecture. I joined lapd in May 2023 as an Architectural Assistant and I am looking forward to studying my part 3 soon.

What is different about working at lapd Architects?

The practice brings cutting-edge yet realistic thought and design. We believe Architects should think and act outside the box, and therefore keep on trying different innovative technologies such as VR, Point Cloud Surveying and 3D printing in the company.

How would you sum up your job?

I assist the team to create space in response to clients’ needs. We visualise their dreams and translate them into a realistic building.

Florian Nallbani – Master of Science in Architecture

Bio

I have over ten years of experience in architectural design, project management, and interior design. In my free time, I like to spend time with my family, read books and I love travelling.

What is different about working at lapd Architects?

LAPD Architects is a small company that focuses on significant projects. They have a collaborative and innovative approach, which fosters a dynamic environment and a talented team.

How would you sum up your job?

My role involves understanding the needs of customers, supporting the design process, collaborating with the team, and contributing to the creation of architecturally impactful projects.

Our Offices

Main Office
The studio, Building F5 (north),
Culham Science Centre,
Abingdon, Oxford
OX14 3EB

Henley Office
Chiltern House Business Centre
45 Station Road,
Henley On Thames
RG9 1AT
T: 01491 845520

Bicester
Build It Education House
11 Foundation Square
Graven Hill
Bicester
OX25 2AQ

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Monday 9.00 - 17.00
Tuesday 9.00 - 17.00
Wednesday 9.00 - 17.00
Thursday 9.00 - 17.00
Friday 9.00 - 17.00

lapd Limited (trading as lapd architects) is a private company registered in England and Wales no. 5324993. VAT Registration no. 879282958. The Directors are Opinder Liddar RIBA and Trevor Avery RIBA.

The company is a Chartered Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). Membership No. 3202164P

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