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Who we are

HAL is an architectural practice with studios in central London and Liverpool. The practice is led by Hal Currey, who spent his formative years at the Richard Rogers Partnership. He went on to establish FLACQ Architects, which merged with Arup Associates in 2010, where he was a Director.

The senior team at HAL are long-standing colleagues, and include Nick Martin, Clark Hill and David Murphy.  Paul Dickenson brings his considerable experience to project planning and delivery. The following architects and assistants have been involved in a range of projects since the practice’s inception – Miten Mistry, Joe Carter, Edward Taft, Haruo Morishima, Ross Burns, Grace Quah, Richard Young, Sandy Birdi, Yannick Lo, George McLoughlin, Martyna Marcianak, Amani Radeef, Emanuele Lala and Peter Williams.

We believe in simple, legible architecture enhanced through the careful use of texture, pattern and colour. Our approach has developed over a range of projects of varying size and type.

We are collaborative by nature and enjoy our working relationships with clients, engineers and other members of the design team.

We continue to collaborate with Arup and Arup Associates on a number of projects including the latest phase of Embassy Gardens, which will deliver more than 900 new homes as part of the extensive redevelopment of Nine Elms, Battersea, on London’s South Bank.


Meanwhile and marketing led schemes have been developed for Ballymore at Goodluck Hope, City Island and the Brentford Project.


Ongoing projects include a new bandstand for Get Living London and residentially led developments for GM London and Henley Homes.


We combine practice with teaching and have strong associations with the Bartlett (UCL), and Liverpool University.

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