Princess Buildings – we build what we draw

The scaffolding has been removed to the primary elevation on Princess Street, Halifax. The stonework is looking good and the weather’s a lot better than our original render!




Irena Bauman joins line up of speakers for RIAI Annual Conference 2016


We are pleased to announce that Irena will be speaking at the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland Annual Conference on Saturday 26th November 2016, 09:30-11:30.

Her talk is titled ‘How to be a Happy Architect’ and will explore the themes of resilience and success in practice.

The conference programme can be found here and to book please follow this Eventbrite link.

Great news!


We are delighted to be the winners of Digital Construction Week Expo Competition. We will be supported by Innovate UK in exhibition space for our ground breaking digitally enabled construction system MassBespoke™.

Please come and see us at Digital Construction Week



Link to leeds-list website and video

'The new train station entrance is certainly a looker, and its design has really got people talking, but it’s also a massive architectural achievement, because Bauman Lyons has the tricky tasty of designing a structure that actually sits above the river. The dramatic glass and metal entrance slots into the old Victorian arches, providing the city’s commuters with a brand new access point, while minimising the impact on nearby apartments and amenities – pleasing everyone is no mean feat, but the capsule-like entrance just about does it'.

Offsite Awards for MassBespoke™ System

Bauman Lyons have been shortlisted in the Innovative Product category of Offsite Awards for MassBespoke™ System.

The finalist will be announced in October 2016- the full list of awards can be viewed here

Derby Silk Mill – FIGMENT festival

The BLA team spent an enjoyable (if not a little windswept!) Saturday helping to build ‘Tensegrity’ structures from bamboo with visitors to Derby’s first FIGMENT festival hosted by Derby Silk Mill.




The ASF UK’s powerful training and methods

The ASF UK ( are developing powerful training and methods for co-production of development with some of the most dis-empowered communities: Resilience by Design, Change by Design and Challenging Practice .

Also Key note by Irena Bauman spoke at the Challenging Practice Design in Uncertain Global Times staged by ASF in March 2016 and mapped the ASF methods across work of BLA- a commercial practice that shares ASF values.

Session - ASF UK


Irena Bauman was interviewed for the “Yorkshire Vision Magazine” on June 2016. The article starts with the headline: NOT SO GRIM UP NORTH. “Architect Irena Bauman tells John Grainger how Leeds. which once epitomised the decay of post-industrial cities, has completely transformed itself”.


Irish Architecture Foundation conference: Beyond Participation

Irena will be speaking at Beyond Participation on the 16th of June.

The event will examine how architectural practice has moved beyond the traditional boundaries of ‘user participation’.

The event is already receiving a high level of interest and excitement!

IAF conference

The relevant details of the conference, film screenings and conversations at the following link –

Low Carbon off-site timber frame system

Bauman Lyons are working with Citu Developments and Leeds Becket University on developing high performance timber frame system for manufacture in Citu factory due to be commissioned in autumn this year. This research and development project is supported by Innovate UK.


New Factory


For more info, visit the YEP online at:

We are all set to run engagement events for Bolsover District regeneration framework from 13th to 21th of April


The consultation events will be held as follows:

Bolsover: The Assembly Rooms, Hilltop, Bolsover, S44 6NG. 13 April from 12pm – 7pm
South Normanton:
The Post Mill Centre, South Normanton, DE55 2EJ. 14 April from 12pm – 7pm
The Schoolroom, Clowne Methodist Church, North Road, Clowne, S43 4PF. 20 April from 12pm – 7pm
The Christian Centre, 18-26 Main Street, Shirebrook, NG20 8DG. 21 April from 12pm – 7pm