AQUA architecture is a niche architectural practice, established upon extensive knowledge of development projects, from initiation to completion. We are based in London, UK, delivering projects in the global arena.
We specialise in residential, commercial, master planning and urban design projects. We also provide hospitality, & sports designs through collaborations. We aim to create a client and people driven environment, adding value through strategic design, planning and best practice building solutions.
An essential tool for our design process is placing strong emphasis on the environmental and urban context. With consideration to a full project life cycle, the urban fabric focuses on creating comfortable spaces, secure communities, public realm, and an enhances quality of life.
The Aqua team has extensive and diverse expertise in their specialist sectors with international knowledge. We have experience in the UK and the Middle East region which is in tune with the cultural requirements, as well as environmental and sustainable strategies to establish design criteria.
Working with the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) we promote best practice in design.
Alia Beyg, Founder and Managing Director of AQUA Architecture Ltd, has a track record of driving marquee development projects across the globe. She has a passion for efficient and sustainable design, which has been an important focus during her 18 years as a Chartered Architect.
Qualifying at the Bartlett (UCL) in early 2000, Alia launched her career as an architect in her home city of London. It was here that she began to produce concept designs, along with planning and construction packages for several established firms. In 2007, she went on to lead the design and construction of high‐profile projects in the Middle East. She spent several years in the region, during which she project‐managed large‐scale design schemes.
Returning to the UK, in early 2013, Alia founded AQUA Architecture, to truly express her unique vision for modern and sustainable Architecture. AQUA has grown rapidly in a variety of project sectors with Innovation at its core. Working in collaboration with established clients, developers, and consultants, the practice specialises in residential and mixed‐use schemes.
Alia has a deep interest in social and low‐cost housing developments including a focus on integrating sustainable strategies into urban planning and regeneration. She has recently explored co‐living and micro‐apartment concepts, to address the housing situation.
Alia has a sense of social responsibility and has been active in welfare projects supporting stressed communities in Africa and Asia. She has volunteered her Architectural expertise to assist with the building of schools, community centers and shelters in these locations.
Green mixed‐use High‐Rise Development in Surrey. Responsibility for Vision, design and delivery of the scheme.
'A huge thank you to Aqua Architects for all their hard work on ‘The PremGate Building. Alia and her team went the extra mile to deliver a fantastic scheme quickly and professionally and we look forward to working together again in the future’ - George Wise , Westmede Properties (client)
A key initiative by the Dubai Government to modernize transportation infrastructure. Alia led delivery of major components of the entire infrastructure.
‘A woman of the utmost integrity whose performance as an architect is exemplary.’ - Tim Clark (PM)
Alia led the Aqua team in the delivery of this refurbishment and new build project, comprising a Thirty‐four high‐end apartments’ scheme.
‘We appointed Alia as our Architect on a project to convert a 30,000 sq ft four storey office building in west London into 34 residential apartments. Alia and her team at Aqua were pivotal in the success of the venture. Nothing was too much trouble for them, their work was delivered timely and to a high standard. Alia led the team with a deft hand and was able to pull together all the disciplines required.’ - David Mayes, Fletcher King (client)
‘We have been working with Alia Beyg and her team on a substantial town centre residential scheme in Woking. Aqua have been creative in design, forward thinking, adaptable and worked extremely well with the whole professional team. They have met deadlines, shown adaptability in finding solutions and are an on-going pleasure to work with.’ - Adam Skinner, Burleigh Estates Limited
Aqua architecture works in collaboration with international firms, to provide world class expertise and specialist teams in the delivery of design consultation services, and architectural management of construction projects.
Our United Kingdom based projects are practical and efficient, enriched in quality and context, within strict planning processes, functionality and economic viability.
Our international experience is in high profile projects, with high-tech solutions, elaborate visions and innovative ideas, creating new and visionary benchmarks.
We find a balance between our clients’ vision and the premise that design should always respect and be adapted to its context.