Lawray Architects Win Constructing Excellence Wales SME of the Year 2017

30th August 2017 | Blog

We are delighted to have won the prestigious Construction Excellence in Wales SME of the Year 2017 in the 1-50 staff members category.

On the 14th July, Welsh construction celebrated the effect and influence of collaborative working, integrated teams and best practice in fine style at the Celtic Manor for the 11th year running, with the awards hosted by Jason Mohammad.

Around 600 members of the Welsh construction community joined together to celebrate with the 18 winners and highly commended organisations within the 15 categories.

Lawray Architects, founded in 1974 with offices in Cardiff, Wrexham and London has successfully traded through the decades, surviving recessions by staying true to its core values of professionalism, quality, teamwork, integrity, personal growth and environment. 

Beating stiff competition, Lawray impressed the judges in key areas such as management, investment and training programmes and core values towards staff and clients alike.

Speaking on behalf of the Lawray board, Chris Evans, Director in the Cardiff Studio said “We are delighted to receive recognition at the highly prestigious Constructing Excellence Awards 2017.  The award is dedicated to our hard working and loyal staff that form the backbone of our organisation.  Without our staff’s continued commitment, we could not retain our core values and continued sustained growth within the marketplace”

Lawray now look forward to joining all regional winners on Friday 17 November 2017 at the London Marriott in Grosvenor Square and attending the Welsh Winners Reception at the Senedd later in the year.


Lawray has been a partner of the Corporation of the Church House for over 20 years and in that time has been heavily involved in several large refurbishment projects. The team’s knowledge and skills have proved invaluable in the areas of design, planning and project administration. When redeveloping a listed property, Lawray have ensured that they treat the architecture with sympathy whilst producing space that is effective for modern day requirements. Lawray continues to work closely with our in-house team on forthcoming projects and we would have no hesitation in recommending their work to others.

Mr Ian Bessant, Facilities Manager

The Corporation of Church House (Aug 2013)