We are experts, astute, ambitious and creatively focused, Architect That’s name reflects our experience and creative capacity to responsively transform spaces, places and the way we live.


Our goal is to maximise our design solutions. Working with Architect That involves personal, collaborative and creative working relationships. We first establish the main needs of our clients. Then, in close collaboration with our client and team, we fine tune and establish a new and evolved brief. We call this bespoke new brief The-Site-Specific-Story, which every aspect of our design narrative derives from. This ensures the most relevant and valuable solutions for our clients and users of our concepts and designs. 

Throughout all of the RIBA stages, from brief to completion, working closely with our network of consultants, we consistently seek to balance economics and ecology in every aspect of our designs processes, materials, functions and results.

Working with closely with our clients and team, the creative and commercial scope of each and every one of our projects is maximised to deliver the most transformative designs and results possible. We are always looking out for curious, innovative people, people who learn and who we can learn from.

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Acquisition-hungry Corstorphine and Wright has snapped up RIBA award-winning practice Lipton Plant Architects.

Meanwhile, Lipton Plant co-founder and former creative director Ed Lipton has left to found Architect That, a separate practice with studios in London and Scotland.

Lipton Plant itself has changed its name legally to Corstorphine & Wright (London) Ltd, according to a document filed with Companies House.

Lipton Plant was founded in 2002. Its highest-profile schemes included the Bath House children’s community centre on Shacklewell Lane in Hackney, which won an RIBA award in 2016.

The architect extended the 1930s building outwards and opened up the interior, knocking through several internal walls, inserting large glass openings and four new roof lights, and inserting a large timber frame structure that serves both as a decorative screen and a staircase, almost like a tree house.

In 2017, Architect That’s Creative Director  featured in the Channel 4 television series Ugly House to Lovely House presented by George Clark.

Corstorphine & Wright snaps up Lipton Plant Architects

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Corstorphine & Wright has announced the acquisition of RIBA London Award-winning practice Lipton Plant Architects.

The practice described the move as a “merger” with Lipton Plant, which was founded in 2002 by Ed Lipton and Jonny Plant.

As of the beginning of this month, Lipton Plant Architects changed its name to Corstorphine & Wright (London) Ltd. In the preceding days Lipton and Plant ceased to be persons with “significant control” of the business, according to documents filed with Companies House.

Corstorphine & Wright said former Lipton Plant managing director Plant and eight members of the LPA team had joined its London studio and would “continue to deliver high quality architectural solutions” as part of the practice.

Former LPA creative director Lipton has launched a new practice: Architect That. The business, which was incorporated in December last year, has studios in London and Scotland. It is currently recruiting “highly motivated, creative and collaborative” Part I and Part II architectural assistants.

One of LPA’s highest profile projects was its The Bath House Children’s Community Centre in Hackney, which won a RIBA London Award in 2016. A more recent project saw the practice convert a former umbrella factory in Whitechapel, east London, into a collection of apartments.


We are Hiring! ARCHITECT THAT With us!

Architect That has an opportunity for Part 1 and Part 2 architectural assistants to join its hybrid team in London.
We are currently looking for creative, ambitious and collaborative colleagues. Part 1 and Part 2 architectural assistants come and Architect That with us!

About Us
During 20 years as creative director and co-founder of award winning Lipton Plant Architects, Ed Lipton has overseen more than 600 projects. In January 2023 he founded another creative focused practice; Architect THAT. This agile new practice with studios in London and Scotland, has national and international clients, in commercial and private sectors. Architect That creative director says: “We design responsively and uniquely to each brief. Our energy and bold creativity derives from direct and open dialogue with each of our collaborators, clients, colleagues and extensive network of expert consultants. Architect That are experts, astute, ambitious and creatively focused. Our extensive experience enables Architect That to create the most transformative possible architecture for the spaces and places we live.”

Architect That with us!
Architect That seeks highly motivated, creative and collaborative architectural assistants to join us. Architect That seeks innovative team members with inspiring standards of collaboration, skills and creativity, working with an ever expanding range of clients across diverse sectors. Irrespective of geography we work in a committed, social, creative and motivating atmosphere. Our hybrid format working includes the option of working in our current London studio, second home (offering a fantastic range of social, cultural and culinary facilities). Grasp this opportunity to join our team of talented architects and designers and become an integral part of this rapidly developing creative practice. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Candidates must be able to prove their eligibility to work permanently in the UK and have fluent written and spoken English. Architect That is an equal opportunities employer.

How to apply
Please submit a digital copy of your CV and portfolio via the link below at dezeen.

Or direct to us

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Architect That & Be.EV – Creating 1000 new EV charging points by 2024

Octopus Energy Generation has just backed our client Be.EV with up to £110million to install 1000 new EV charging points by 2024.

Architect That are creating new designs, preparing planning applications and getting ready to deliver on each of their multiple sites, up and down the country. We are proud and privileged to be playing such a big part of Be.EV’s ambitious, innovative, sustainable concepts and evolution.


Architect THAT launches in London and Scotland

Former Creative Director of award winning Lipton Plant Architects, Ed Lipton has founded another highly creative practice ‘Architect That’ with studios in London and Scotland. “With over 20 years experience and 600 completed projects, the team and I are incredibly excited to be starting a new highly creative, collaborative, agile and values driven practice!”

ARCHITECT THAT settles into new London Studios
This week we are just settling into our new studios, Second Home Shoreditch!

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Architect That designs sustainability successfully with Be.EV

We have been collaborating with Be.EV (leading supplier and operators for  Electric Car Charging) for over two years now. This ambitious, innovative, sustainable company has chosen to work exclusively with us from their companies conception, and our designs and concepts have fundamentally contributed to their brands success. We are incredibly proud to announce that our innovative forward thinking client has just been backed by Octopus Energy Generation with up to £110million. We are proud and privileged to be playing such a big part of this ambitious, innovative, sustainable companies concepts and evolution.



Creative Director transforms ‘Ugly House to Lovely House’ on Chanel 4

Selected as one of five top British architects who each grappled with redesigning an ‘ugly’ house, Ed Lipton featured on Channel 4’s ‘Ugly House to Lovely House with George Clark.’ Championing the power of great architecture by transforming undervalued and unloved British housing stock,  this modest extension both in terms of size and budget, had a hugely transformative impact on the couple’s home lives.

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Bold Ideas on Channel 4’s Ugly House to Lovely House

Did you see Edward Lipton on Channel 4’s Ugly House to Lovely House with George Clarke? Our bright orange windows, brick door and pink bathroom pod have sparked debate on social media! We have had fantastic feedback from the episode, thank you to everyone who has got in touch to congratulate us. You can see the episode here on All 4