A highly skilled architecture firm based in Merseyside, UK.
RAL was established in 2001. We are an award winning RIBA Chartered Practice based in Southport, Merseyside, who have achieved recognition for original, contextual and enduring architecture in both town and country. Our involvement for almost two decades in small and large scale housing, retail and leisure projects has given us a great insight into client needs and expectations.
We are a collection of people with a wealth of experience in various fields of architecture, a valuable resource which we bring to the table with each and every project. Our approach to design is to work in close partnership with our clients, both commercial and domestic, and to put creativity, innovation, usability and value for money on an equal footing.
Each new project has a designated team responsible for seeing the scheme through to completion. We believe that good management and communication are key to successful buildings and a satisfied customer / end user. Our long standing and award winning involvement with local planning and building control departments has led to excellent working connections, which has enabled us to navigate the most complex of planning issues with a productive outcome. Good client relationships are central to everything we do, and we endeavour to discuss and inform at every stage, united in a common goal.
As chartered members of The Royal Institute of British Architects and The Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists, our competence and qualifications are professionally endorsed, affording our clients added protection and peace of mind.
Paul Joined RAL Architects Limited in 2014 as a Part II Architectural Assistant. Paul has many years experience within Education, Leisure and Housing sectors, both here and in the far east. Whilst at RAL he has worked on large residential schemes, student accommodation projects and one off private houses, and provides technical support within the organisation.
Stephen joined RAL Architects Limited in 2010 after gaining experience both as a sole practitioner and in various practices in the North West.
Stephen has 16 years post-qualification experience and became an Associate Director in 2014, he is adept at project management, resourcing, and client liaison.
Stephen has experience in a wide range of sectors including hotels, leisure, industrial, commercial and retail parks, student accommodation, and all aspects of the residential sector.
Alison joined RAL Architects Limited in 2015. Alison now acts as Studio Manager and is responsible for maintaining working practices to enable the company’s continued eligibility for RIBA chartered practice membership. Originally working as a design consultant for many years, Alison continues to provide a technical service within the company.
Federica joined RAL Architects in 2020 after gaining experience in both architecture and interior design at Liverpool based practices, including being project lead on the refurbishment of a substantial Georgian building in Liverpool city centre. Federica is a skilled 3D modeller, creating CGIs and fly-throughs using creative imaging software to produce high quality renders.
Rob co-founded RAL Architects Limited in 2001 after gaining experience in practices in the North West. RAL quickly became an award winning practice with a sensitive approach to innovative design in context with its’ environment.
Rob has 30 years of post-qualification experience and as managing director oversees all projects with the dedicated team of professionals. Projects include Burbo Point overlooking Crosby beach and Sadds Wharf in Maldon, Essex.
Michala joined RAL Architects Limited in 2014 as an Architectural Assistant, subsequently qualifying as an Architect in 2017. As a graduate from the Czech republic, she brings a fresh and alternative approach to the projects she undertakes, encompassing everything from student accommodation through to large budget private residences.
A full range of architectural services
Team oriented with a diverse set of skills
Maximise the quality and minimise the impact on the natural environment
Architecture that considers and embraces its cultural, community, natural and urban context
Contribute positively to communities to lift the spirit of users with a collaborative, integrated design process