Our People

We take pride in having a business that clients and colleagues respect because we do the right thing.  Having highly skilled and motivated staff that share our values and ethos is fundamental to gaining this respect and we recognise that it is our staff who are able to deliver the quality design and committed service that we believe our clients should expect.
Our People Kirstin Aitken

Kirstin Aitken


Kirstin joined LSI in 2012 after three years working on residential and community projects with CSA Design Studio. Prior to that she had volunteered post-Part 1 in Northern Tanzania and post-Part 2 in India, working on a vocational training centre and social housing projects respectively. She continued her interest in grass-roots and sustainable community projects when she returned to the UK. At LSI Kirstin has worked on health, office and education projects, in addition to residential and community work.

After joining the practice she was part of a team worked on primary health care projects for GY&WPCT (now NHS Property Services). More recently Kirstin has worked on education projects, including a substantial amount of work at UEA, including an award-winning £3M fast track refurbishment of UEA’s Union House. Kirstin has also worked on projects at the Norwich Research Park, including a £800K refurbishment of existing lab space for the John Innes Centre’s Computational Systems Biology department and a new build specialist laboratory building for research spin off business Leaf Systems.

Kirstin is passionate about sustainable design and is a key member of LSI’s Sustainability Steering Group, with an active role in promoting sustainable design techniques and developing the use of environmental modelling throughout the LSI office.

Our Ethos