The Practice

Lacey and Owen Architectural Services Ltd was formed between business partners Stuart Lacey and Mark Owen. The practice comprises of a small team, whose skill base enables creative, cost effective solutions to any client brief. Our principal aim is to add value and to provide the client with outstanding building solutions based on the best in modern affordable design and construction methods. As chartered members of the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) and Incorporate Members of the Institute of Building (ICIOB) the practice adheres to a strict code of professional practices and holds full Indemnity Insurance appropriate to all projects undertaken. We are also a registered partner in the LABC (Local Authority Building Control) Partner Authority Scheme; this enables us to work closely with our local/designated Building Control Officer, regardless of where in the country the project is located.

To complement our core architectural business we also offer a range of in-house services allied to the construction industry – including building services, building consultancy, party wall awards, planning supervisory work, project management, statutory approvals and surveying. The strength of our multi-disciplinary based practice is that we choose to be accessible to clients for a range of services, thereby offering a supportive and holistic professional service tailored to our client’s brief.

The practice is, and has been, involved in a diverse range of project types, throughout the Residential, Commercial & Industrial sectors, including: Housing Developments & One off Self Builds, Home Extensions & Loft Conversions. New Build Churches, Children’s Play/Activity Centres and Retail & Industrial Units.

Stuart Lacey: BSc (Hons) MCIAT, ICIOB.

Stuart has over 40 years experience working within the construction industry, starting his career as an Indentured Apprentice Bricklayer, progressing onto various supervisory roles and finally into project management.

Whilst working for a local company as Senior Projects manager, Stuart returned to college part time in the early 1990’s to study Architecture based Computer Aided Design. He then went on to study Architectural Technology, gaining Chartered status within the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT). At the age of 62 Stuart graduated from the University of Derby gaining a BSc (Hons) Degree in Architectural Technology and Practice.

Stuart is also an incorporated member of the Chartered Institute of Building.

Stuart has been involved in a wide ranging variety of construction projects in the domestic, commercial and industrial sectors both as a designer and a project manager.  Projects range from small single storey extensions to full housing developments in the domestic sector, and small shop refurbishments, to 4000 square feet industrial units in the industrial and commercial sectors.

Stuart decided to step down as director of Lacey & Owen in early 2019.

Mark Owen: BSc (Hons) MCIAT

Having been brought up in Mid wales, Mark had a keen interest in construction after the completion of his GCSE’s. Following school Mark went on to college to study for a BTEC national certificate in Construction , combined with a AVCE (Advance Vocational Certificate in Education) in construction and the build environment.

Mark then made the move to the East Midlands and completed his studies at Nottingham Trent University graduating with a BSc (Hons) Degree in Architectural Technology.

On completing his degree Mark gained employment with a local Design and Build Construction company working in the design department where he worked on a variety of projects ranging from single storey extensions to a 55 bed hotel, over seeing the design and project management of projects.

Since forming Lacey and Owen in 2010, Mark has continued to increase his portfolio of work including a new build church, extensive restoration and extension to a gym facility including 22m swimming pool, one off new build dwellings and a 41 unit housing development.

Mark gained full Chartered MCIAT status within the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) in November 2015.

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