About us


The newly named practice ‘ADA Architectural Design Ltd ‘(previously ADA Architecture) is dedicated in providing the best possible service to our clients.

Our architecture is for people – all people. We want the spaces we design to promote social interaction and set the stage for living, without barriers.

We begin each project from first principles, looking to establish what is most important for the client, the place and the people who will be affected by it.

Testing a range of possible solutions from the outset underpins our approach. This exploration extends to the organisation of the building through to the materials and components that the building is made from. 

Our motivations are:

  • Our motivations are:
  • Thinking big without neglecting the details
  • Clearly communicating concepts
  • Designing intelligently for people and the planet
  • Collaborating with other passionate people
  • The power of craft and design to do good
  • Quality of beauty found in spaces not objects
  • Testing ideas till they break
  • Materials that improve with age and respect their context

Founder – Alexandra Lamboura AA Dipl RIBA

Alexandra graduated in 1989 from the Architectural Association School of Architecture and trained by John Frazer at Diploma School Unit 11, known to be amongst the world’s best tutors. Life in the AA at the time was of an accelerating atmosphere where frequent visitors and lecturers included Zaha Hadid, Mario Botta, Cedric Price, Peter Cook, amongst many other distinguished members and whilst Alvin Boyarsky was chairman.

Once qualified Alexandra worked for a small number of practices in London before she went to live in Corfu in Greece in 1991. In Corfu she formed her own practice following becoming a member of TEE (the equivalent Greek institution to RIBA) and worked on new built houses and light commercial projects.

In 1999 Alexandra returned to London, where following her election in May 2001 into Corporate Membership of the Royal Institute of British Architects she started practicing under ADA Architecture based in North London.Recently the practice was renamed ADA Architectural Design Ltd where in collaboration with two architectural assistants Alexandra is working on projects in and around London areas.