Meet the ALA Team

Our fully qualified team benefits from a wide range of skills and experience, with backgrounds in small practice, local authority architects departments and larger commercial firms

Andrew Lethbridge MCIAT

Managing Director and Practice Principal

Andrew is the practice principal and managing director. Andrew has worked in architectural studios for more than 35 years, establishing his own CIAT registered practice in Kingsbridge in 2000. Andrew obtained a wide selection of qualifications in construction and construction law at Plymouth whilst honing his skills in practice, and is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) and an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Building (ACIOB).

Andrew worked within the Local Authority offices of Plymouth City Architects and Devon County Property Development as well as private practices in Plymouth and the South Hams before setting up his practice. He has a wealth of experience in delivering a wide range of buildings from small domestic projects through to large-scale residential developments and public/community buildings.

Whilst other members of the practice can operate autonomously, Andrew is always involved in overall project planning and will have an input into every scheme through a collaborative brief and design development process.

Dan Lethbridge DipArch RIBA

Chartered Architect and Director

Dan graduated from the University of Plymouth with a BA(Hons) in Architecture and returned to complete his postgraduate qualifications after spending 18months working in practice and developing his skills.

Dan obtained a Graduate Diploma in Architecture and a Post Graduate Diploma in Humane Architecture, winning the University of Plymouth Diploma Design Prize for his final year project. Dan joined the practice having completed his academic studies, and after gaining the required professional experience completed his Certificate of Professional Practice (RIBA Part 3) and registered with the ARB as an Architect in 2011. Dan is also a Chartered Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

Dan takes a lead role on the design and management of a wide range of projects within the office, including bespoke new build residences and more recently some of the practices larger residential and mixed-use schemes. Dan is responsible for running jobs from inception through to completion and works alongside Andrew with regards to the day to day office and project management and collaborative design sessions.

Roger Harvey

Senior Technician

Roger joined the practice in the summer of 2014 as our senior technician, after originally working alongside Andrew in Plymouth City Architects department. Roger brings more than 30 years experience in the construction industry, and has delivered a wide range of domestic, residential and large scale commercial projects during his time in the local authority and private practice.

Roger gets a lot of enjoyment from the ‘nuts and bolts’ of how buildings go together, and is always on hand to help make sure the buildings perform as expected.

Beckie Leedham

CAD Technician

Beckie joined the team in 2015 as a CAD technician and has since completed an HNC in Construction at City College Plymouth. Beckie works alongside Andrew and Dan providing vital CAD support on a wide range of projects, as well as carrying out measured building surveys.

Beckie is currently developing her 3D skills as the practice explores the potential for 3D modelling in the design development and presentation stages of projects.

Elaine Carr

Office Manager

Elaine is our office manager, PA, bookkeeper and just about every other ‘behind the scenes’ role that needs filling to keep the practice running as it should and the rest of us in check!

Anna Kalnars FdA(Int Des); BIID

Interior Designer

Anna is a qualified Interior Designer, having graduated with Distinction in 2006 in a Foundation Degree, Interior Design from University of Plymouth, and is a Member of the British Institute of Interior Design (BIID). Other qualifications include law (LL.B (Hons) & Bar), Personnel Management (PGDPM), teaching (Cert. FE) and commercial horticulture (Dartington College).

Since 2005 she has exclusively focussed on her work as a spatial & interior designer, and runs her own design practice, Infinite Design Devon. Her style is sympathetic, approachable, and challenges boundaries, and she combines intelligent and original creative design flair with excellent communication and organisation skills. She often works as part of the project team with Andrew Lethbridge Associates when specialist interior or landscaping design skills are called for.