Our history

Today we are Omega Architects

The Omega story

Omega was formed in 1991 by Alex Russell, Derek Lawson and Patrick Bell, and over the course of 26 years firmly established a reputation for delivering innovative, fully realised design concepts ranging in scale from extensive masterplanning work to small-scale infill development, with a consistent track record of achieving first rate results, and winning numerous housing and local authority planning design awards.

Alex was a larger than life figurehead for the company however sadly passed away in 2017, and after a period of reflection Derek and Patrick decided it was also time to retire, which therefore crystallized the need to move on in a way that respected their and Alex’s vision for the practice.

Current directors Tom James and James Harman completed the acquisition of the business in 2018, and were presented with the exciting challenge of building on the principles of good design and creating beautiful places to live that Alex and Derek established.