Deer Park Alpha is a specialist architectural practice committed to improving the
environment. We help people and organisations who want an imaginative and personal
service across architecture, design, education and urban design. Our private and
public sector clients appreciate our straightforward and intelligent way of working.
In the last year we have been working on the design of an adventure playground, a
museum, a walking route to improve accessibility, an artist's studio in the forest,
several eco-homes, and a marina. We have written a book, lectured at university and
run community urban design workshops across Wales.
Based in Hampshire, Deer Park Alpha was founded in 2005. Our first project was an
award winning international design competition entry. Recognition of our work has
come from exhibitions in Asia, Europe and North America.
Deer Park Alpha works with clients who need high quality thinking and imaginative
design focused on their specific needs. We merge the inventive and the pragmatic.
Our clients benefit from our continuous research and development. The education and
research we undertake feeds our professional practice, and vice versa.
We believe that people, organisations and communities should benefit from a better
designed environment: places, products and services. Our projects range from the
design of buildings, to books and education programmes. We work hard to develop ideas
that add value and make most of the finite resources available: both financial and
Founder, Carl Leroy-Smith is personally involved in all commissions, with other colleagues
chosen for their skills and expertise. We take pride in being able to communicate
with many different kinds of people. We avoid professional jargon, preferring a simple
and direct approach, which we hope comes across in our design work.
Carl is founder and owner of Deer Park Alpha. An architect, educated in the UK, he
has worked for a number of award winning architectural practices. His architectural
experience is far ranging from airports to healthcare, and from museums to mixed-use
residential developments. Carl oversees all Deer Park Alpha commissions and is involved
at Board level with a number of not for profit organisations.
Carl Leroy Smith
Architect & Director
As a professional organisation run by an ARB registered architect, Deer Park Alpha
carries professional indemnity insurance and public liability insurance. We are committed
to the reduction of waste and run a digital office with robust data backup and communication
systems. However, we all sit at a drawing board, make models regularly, draw and
Technical & Office
Our approach to sustainability is to ingrain it in whatever we do. All staff cycle
or walk to the office. Most business travel is by public transit, foot or cycling.