Thoughtful design to make better places for people

We listen and respond to the ambitions of our clients and understand the needs of the people who will use the places and spaces we create.


We understand the deep connections between people and place and put human experience at the centre of all we do. We respond creatively to the unique circumstances of every project and find the solutions that surprise and delight our clients. For over fifty years we have never lost sight of what makes social architecture. People.

This rebranded website marks another step in our journey. With a more expansive site in development, we look forward to sharing our story in full in early autumn.

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Our People

You’ll find a warm welcome in every one of our studios across the UK. They’re full of hard working individuals with talent, expertise, enthusiasm and creativity. Wherever you are and whatever your project requires, we’ll have the person for the job. Get in touch.

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Disciplines and Sectors

Thoughtful design and the desire to make spaces and places that improve lives sits at the heart of every discipline within HLM. We make places of education that inspire, healthcare environments that nurture, homes that are part of thriving communities and infrastructure that is sustainable in its widest sense: environmentally, economically and socially.

Latest news, blogs and opinions from all our studios


Overview of all the latest news and opinions from all our studios.


HLM’s Design Drives Innovation and Creativity at University of Glasgow’s New Learning Hub

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HLM’s emergency services design expertise brought to life as ground broken at Crowthorne Community Fire Station

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HLM adds to education portfolio with Whitehorn Hall Academic Living at the University of St Andrews

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HLM Architects has won the tender for the £45 million Sheffield Heart of the City II Block A project, staving off competition from 37 other architecture practices

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Curious about what we can do for you or want to tell us what you can do for us? Then please get in touch and let's start a conversation.

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Queen's Centre for Oncology & Haematology, Hull