About us

For the last 15 years we have designed beautiful buildings and helped over a
hundred people to increase the value of their property by tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands and millions of pounds.

Adrian Lee RIBA
Chartered Architect
BA (Hons) Dip Arch RIBA

Company CEO
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Client Inspired Design Focused Quality Driven

With our local knowledge, building and design experience and unrivalled client service, we're with you at every step - whether you want an extension, to develop land or design a new house in Croydon.

AML ARCHITECTURE was established by Adrian Lee RIBA in 2007, providing a creative and dedicated approach to Residential and Commercial design.  Understanding of needs and context is the starting point of generating a brief, which inspires design solutions, to deliver fulfilling places and buildings.

Architecture, interiors and landscaping are considered as a whole within a context. A professional and personal service is offered. The aim of achieving the finished project is to be looking and feeling better than expected, is environmentally responsible and pleasurable to be in as lasting qualities. ​


Years Experience


Projects Completed


Satisfied Customers

AML Architects Croydon Services

AML Architecture offers the full services of registered Architects, covering the stages outlined in the RIBA Plan of Work
The end result of our architecture is to increase the value of your property, the proper trustworthy way, overseeing that everything goes correctly.
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Strategic Definition

RIBA Stage 0

During the strategic definition stage, the your business case and strategic brief are assessed to ensure they have been properly considered’ and the scope of the project is defined.

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Preparation & Brief

RIBA Stage 1

The preparation and brief stage involves:

  • Developing an initial project brief. This may include; considering feedback from previous projects, defining overall spatial requirements, carrying out surveys and quantifying the budget.
  • Carrying out feasibility studies.
  • Undertaking a project risk assessment, including; planning risks, programme and procurement strategy.
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Concept Design

RIBA Stage 2

During the concept design stage, the consultant team will develop:

  • Design concept with Outline specifications.
  • Planning strategy and cost plan.
  • Procurement options.
  • Programme and phasing strategy.
  • Buildability and construction logistics.
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Developed Design

RIBA Stage 3

Preparing the developed design, including co-ordinated and updated proposals for structural design, building services systems, outline specifications, cost information and project strategies in accordance with the design programme.


Technical Design

RIBA Stage 4

With Technical Design the architectural, structural and mechanical services design and specifications should describe all the main components of the building and how they fit together, any performance specified work should be defined and there should be sufficient information for applications for statutory approval to be completed.

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RIBA Stage 5

Construction may also be considered to include:

  • Demolition
  • Rebuilding
  • Alterations of or additions to buildings.
  • Others normally undertaken by a person carrying on business as a builder or contractor.
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Handover and Closing Out

RIBA Stage 6

Handover of building and conclusion of building contract’ including updating ‘as constructed’ information, commissioning, training and perhaps post-occupancy evaluation following the ‘soft landings’ process. The stage also includes tasks associated with the defects liability period and issuing the final certificate.

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In Use

RIBA Stage 7

We can provide advice to the client post construction in relation to: Feedback from the Post Occupancy Evaluation, update the Building Manual including the Health and Safety File and Fire Safety Information as necessary. We can also assist complying with Planning Conditions.

RIBA In Use Croydon

Company CEO

Adrian graduated from Nottingham University (RIBA Part 1) and London Metropolitan University (RIBA 2 & 3).

He has worked for Large, Medium and Small practices while working on Major, Intermediate and Minor projects respectively, before establishing AML Architecture in 2007. Adrian is a Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects and Registered with the Architects Registration Board.

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Some of our selected projects

Live-Work Multigenerational House After

Live-Work Multigenerational House

Bromley, Kent
Extension builds sutton

New Build House - 5 Bedrooms

Croydon, London
Arts and Crafts Replacement House 1

Arts and Crafts Replacement House

Chislehurst, Kent

Council Planning Areas

Get your property enhanced in Bromley, Croydon, Epsom & Ewell, Sutton, Merton and Banstead
BR1, BR2, BR3, BR4, BR5, BR6, BR7, BR8, SE12, SE26, SE9, SE20
CR0, CR2, CR3, CR4, CR5, CR6, CR7, CR8, SE25, SE19
RH1, RH2, RH3, RH6, CR3, CR4, CR5, etc
SM1, SM2, SM3, SM4, SM5, SM6, SM7, SW16, SW17, SW18, SW19
KT17, KT18, KT19, KT20 and all throughout other cities listed.
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Kingston Council
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    Customer Experiences

    mohsen badrkhani
    mohsen badrkhani
    We are structural engineering consultancy based on Kingston upon themes and worked with AML Architects on various different sizes projects. Adrian and his team are professional, innovative, responsive, flexible and friendly to work with. Their Design and drawings are always clear, detailed and sustainable. Thank you to Adrian and his team.
    Rob Timber
    Rob Timber
    Adrian replied promptly and came around on his next available slot to start discussing our planning permission and architectural needs. Very professional.
    Vanesa Lopez
    Vanesa Lopez
    Adrian was very informative about the land promotion that we wanted to do and came early to Sutton the next day as he was working on another extension project that week, happy that he found time for us.
    Robert Walker
    Robert Walker
    Adrian is a reliable and prompt with the work he does
    Cyprian A
    Cyprian A
    AML Architecture were very amenable, very easy to get along with, like talking with a friend, very easy to work with. The plans work very well. Very good idea of what we want to do and fulfills all we wanted in a good way. Ideas were given of what is possible and we got what we wanted.
    Milan Majithia
    Milan Majithia
    Great! Didn't have any problems. Very knowledgeable. Gave ideas. Able to help in what we wanted. Permission we needed for the work to go ahead. Bounced ideas for the layout. Advised on ideas asked for versus the budget.
    Douglas Larson
    Douglas Larson
    Amazing work done by Adrian. He truly understood my vision and made it a reality. His personable nature made the entire process a pleasure. Communication with him was top-notch and I couldn't be happier with the outcome. Thank you Adrian!
    Terry Collins
    Terry Collins
    I am so grateful for the clear communication and willingness to listen to my ideas. Adrian shared his professional opinions too, the drawings turned out exactly a merged vision and any questions I had were answered seamlessly. I appreciate the prompt response and efficiency in getting the work done. Thank you!
    Wanda Dunn
    Wanda Dunn
    Called Adrian and he responded immediately and was ready to visit and tackle our big project straight away.
    Jennie Smith
    Jennie Smith
    My house in Croydon has several bedrooms and I wanted planning permission that required a great architect. His portfolio was pretty impressive and I’m happy with all the applications being done for me and him going the extra step to ensure the builders do everything properly with the planning permission.
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