Collaborative. Creative. Expert.

Always striving for excellence.
We’re an open-minded, ambitious research-led team. We listen to all voices, learning from every experience, helping to create places where people genuinely thrive.

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Expertise

Residential, Mixed-use, Aviation, Rail, Retail, Hospitality and Leisure.

Architecture, Interior Design, Urban Design and Masterplanning.

Model

Process

No one size fits all approach.
We take each project on its merits, working with clients, communities and end-users to uncover challenges and explore possibilities. Together we are truly transformative.

Team

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Ehab Al-Faraj

Architect

Ehab is a qualified architect working on a broad spectrum of projects, with a focus on delivery stages. His interests include water sports and cycling.

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Maria Alonso

Architect

Maria joined LJA in 2017. Since then, she has worked on mixed use, masterplan, transport, and aviation projects. In her spare time, she enjoys visiting art exhibitions and travelling.

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Darren Andrews

Associate

Darren has experience across several sectors and is currently focused on mixed-use, town centre regeneration. Beyond his love of art and architecture, he’s an avid record collector and enjoys listening to live music.

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Angela Carbert

Architect

Angela is a qualified architect, who has worked on mixed use, retail, new PFI hospitals and residential schemes, and has seen many projects through to completion on site. She has a passion for travel, photography, and nature.

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Martin Chan

Architect

Martin worked on projects across most sectors. He is experienced in working at tender and construction stages including detail design and is proficient at BIM. He enjoys spaghetti and gelato.

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Josh Clarke

Architectural Assistant

Josh works primarily on residential masterplans. He has previous experience in the defence and aviation sector in the United Kingdom and spend several years delivering commercial projects and surfing in Australia.

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James Cons

Managing Director

James provides strong and consistent management, leadership and project direction for our team and clients. Since joining in 1993 and becoming Director in 2005, he has designed and delivered a wide range of projects, from regeneration masterplans to repurposing individual buildings. He champions collaboration, whether it’s with clients, communities, stakeholders, fellow designers or contractors and is passionate about the renewal of our town and city centres.

  • BA(Hons)
  • Dip Arch
  • RIBA
  • MBA
  • Dip Proj Man (RICS)
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Anna Essouissi - Coulton

Architectural Assistant

Having recently completed her part one architectural assistant studies, Anna’s zest for the dichotomy between form and function gives a fresh and creative approach to projects she works on, particularly those with a residential focus.

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Lydia Edwards

Architectural Assistant

Lydia works on mixed-use commercial projects. She enjoys hand drawing and painting spaces, to portray lively and inviting architectural environments.

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Lydia Firminger

Director

Lydia is known for design-led schemes that rejuvenate forgotten and redundant areas of towns and cities, turning them into thriving spaces for local communities. She joined Leslie Jones in 2022 as Director bringing her experience of worldwide award-winning projects of all scales from large strategic regeneration masterplans to repurposing high-profile listed buildings. Lydia is passionate about creating a sense of place, drawing on buildings’ stories and histories to give them new life and meaning.

  • MA(Hons)
  • DipArch
  • ARB
  • RIBA
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Partnerships

Successful buildings and places benefit from solid partnerships.
We’re proud of the enduring and trusted relationships we’ve built with clients, consultants and designers over the years.