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 Rachel Soman

Rachel Soman


Rachel joined LSI in 2014 after 8 years working in London with Smith Caradoc-Hodgkins Architects Ltd and PTP Architects London Ltd, on mixed use, commercial and residential, and high-end residential projects respectively. She spent the past four years working with the Director as the Project Architect, DTL and CA, for a £10.5m amalgamation of two 1870 town houses to create one luxury 11,000m2 home involving front and rear façade retention, a new steel frame, floor levelling,  and a basement storey for a swimming pool.

She had previous experience on an £8m, 8500m2 mixed use development comprising new build and conversion of existing buildings, as parts of a 3-phase redevelopment master plan in Covent Garden. This experience has involved working directly with clients on high-end newbuild and refurb schemes, resolving technical and detailing issues and participating in the contract administration role. Comfortable as a generalist, she particularly enjoys the detail design stage.

Since joining, Rachel has been working on a village hall extension project in North Norfolk, and a mixed-use scheme in Kensington comprising 8 apartments and ground floor commercial uses.

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