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Every project is unique. We always look for something inspiring from the outset to create a beautiful, stand-alone design. We specialise in high quality architecture and have developed our approach to ensure that each design reflects the individual client and context of each project.

We enjoy producing original solutions and take a visual approach to explaining our designs to clients by using the latest in computer visualisations to convey our ideas. We are experts at extracting the best out of each project and many of our projects have been delivered in constrained urban sites. Our homes are carefully planned and intricately detailed.

ABHRA was founded in 2015 by Alex Bilton and Helen Reid, ABHRA brings together combined expertise of the partners from 20 years’ experience of delivering award-winning projects across London and the south east. We are a RIBA Chartered Practice.


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Helen Reid RIBA FRSA

Helen is a registered Architect (ARB) a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA). She studied at the University of Manchester, Brighton University and the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL where she gained a Commendation for her professional studies. Helen is currently an Associate with Pitman Tozer Architects. Before founding ABHRA, she worked with Hayhurst and Co.


Notable projects include Craig Park Youth Centre which won the AJ Retrofit Award and was shortlisted for an RIBA Regional Award and shortlisted for the NLA Awards; and the Croydon Smaller Sites Programme which won a Housing Design Project Award and an NLA Award for future housing developments.

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Alex Bilton RIBA

Alex is a registered Architect (ARB) a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). Alex studied at the university of Brighton where he gained a Distinction for his thesis, and the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL where he gained a Commendation for his professional studies. Before founding ABHRA, Alex practiced at Zaha Hadid Architects for nine years.

Notable projects include the London Aquatics Centre, shortlisted for the Stirling Prize and won Major Building of the Year at the British Construction Industry Awards; the Investcorp Building for Oxford University which was long-listed for the Stirling Prize, won an RIBA Regional Award, the Oxford Preservation Trust Award for conservation and the Lux Award for Lighting Design; and a new build private house near Hyde Park.

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