We are a design led multidisciplinary practice offering architectural, masterplanning, interior design, planning and project management services.
Our mission is to create visually beautiful, viable and deliverable buildings and places, which improve the health and wellbeing of individuals, communities and the environment, and enhance the values of properties.
We observe the lessons that visually beautiful historic buildings and places teach us, for example their proportions, geometry and massing, materials and detailing, settlement layout patterns, and relationships with the landscape, and base our new designs on these qualities, without slavishly copying a ‘style’. We do not ‘reinvent the wheel’ but rather improve the wheel incrementally.
Being funding and development partners in a number of our projects, we fully understand that all designs must be viable and deliverable.
We work where possible with local communities and interested parties when developing designs and briefs, as we believe that local knowledge and stories help to enrich and ensure a ‘wholistic’ outcome.
We look at the world ‘wholistically’ rather than as disconnected parts. We design with this ‘wholistic’ mindset, as we understand that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, which leads to authentic and sustainable buildings and spaces being built.
Studio LK is an international company working in China, the Middle East and the US.
We have over 30 experienced professionals from various design and technical backgrounds in our multi-disciplinary team. The team is committed to working through a cross-disciplinary approach, where the team learns from each others’ specialties to form a richer holistic knowledge. Projects are then developed and delivered on the basis of this intelligence.
Lita Khazaka is the founder and Managing Director of Studio LK, and is supported by a Projects and Technical Director and a Design Director, both who are Chartered Architects.
Our team has a wealth of experience in designing and project managing projects of varying sizes and complexities, ranging from £60 million commercial developments to small not for profit community led developments and developer led projects.
Our team has experience in most sectors, including residential, commercial, public sector, leisure and masterplanning.
Our clients are based both in the UK and internationally, and are from private and public organisations, with both corporate and ‘independent’ expectations.
Viability without compromise to quality is at the heart of our process and outcomes and we aim to create wellness, value and quality over time for our clients, investors and user groups.
Lita Khazaka - Founder and Managing Director
Lita Khazaka is a Chartered Architect and Urban Designer. Prior to forming Studio LK Ltd in 2013, she worked for eight years as a Senior Architect and Urban Designer at The Prince’s Foundation for Building Community (formerly The Prince's Foundation for the Built Environment). She also tutored in-house Prince’s Foundation students reading an MA in Sustainable Urbanism. She has led and managed a number of key architectural and masterplanning projects in the residential, commercial, leisure, heritage, and mixed use sectors for the Prince’s Foundation, as well as private projects, in the UK and overseas, from the inception stages through to detailed design.
Prior to this, she worked in private practice on a variety of architectural and urban design projects in various sectors, and was a member of the Glasgow Institute of Architects committee. She studied and tutored in Strathclyde University, where she graduated with a BSc and MA in Architecture and RIBA/ARB Part 3. Before starting her degree in Architecture, Lita obtained a diploma in Architecture and the Building Arts from The Prince of Wales's Institute of Architecture. She is a member of the ARB.