Established in 2003, GLA is a Cambridge and Cornwall based, RIBA chartered architects* practice, specialising in sustainable, domestic architecture with a creative design approach and emphasis on characterful and engaging places and spaces, and taking a project from informed overview to refined detail. 

Usually someone’s home, home-workplace, or just somewhere for enjoyment, as a small business we can provide a thorough, bespoke and flexible service to suit individual client’s requirements.

The work the practice carries out is driven by the pursuit of design quality and the belief that our environment directly influences our health, wellbeing and quality of life.

Always aspiring to produce, and deliver on behalf of our clients, well crafted, elegant buildings that are suitable for their intended use, are sustainable, robust and adaptable offering a positive contribution to their context, and are enjoyable and inspirational to use and experience.

The practice is committed to the principles of and has always worked to encourage awareness of the need to consider the wider impact of construction methods and material choices, to value the vital benefits that natural biodiversity and habitat provide, and to coexist with the natural world rather than dominate or destroy it.

Gavin Langford is a chartered member of the RIBA, with a concern and sincere interest in the (natural) environment, for whom architecture and the creative process are more than just a job. Previous practices include RHWL, RH Partnership, and AHMM. Gavin was also an external examiner for the post graduate professional practice courses at the Bartlett, UCL, and the University of Cambridge between 2012 and 2019.

Client references are available on request.

*The term ‘Architect’ is a protected title and UK law requires those that use it, to be registered and comply with the requirements of the Architects Registration Board. Only architects registered with the RIBA can be called RIBA Chartered Members. RIBA Chartered Practice is an accreditation scheme, a mark of excellence and an assurance of the practice’s quality, design excellence and service.

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