designing beautiful buildings you will love living in

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who we are
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AlpStudio is an architecture practice in Samoëns in the French Alps. Established by Tom Searby and Andy Wilson, our philosophy is to create imaginative yet practical spaces. 

Tom has been practising as an Architect since 2009 and Andy has been a designer and building contractor for 25 years.

We love and embrace mountain lifestyle and understand that your chalet is a place to begin your outdoor adventures, and also a home to retreat to at the end of the day. 

​We believe that our combined experience in architecture, design, visualisation, project management and construction in the UK and in France means that we are perfectly placed to help you achieve your vision. 

We work on projects across the region, visit our map page to see areas we cover.
Our clients are at the heart of our work. We listen to your alpine dreams, and with you, we make it a reality.
Our work is creative yet respectful of local Savoyarde architecture, craft, material and construction. 
Our projects are thoughtful, innovative, and refined in their detail. ​​We believe great architecture is distilled in the details and should simplify not just the construction process but also the spaces they define.

We want to help you create a home that blends and enchances the beautiful alpine landscape around it. A place that makes you love waking up there, every day. 

​Whether you are considering a partial or complete renovation, extension, or new chalet we hope you will choose AlpStudio. 

Architecture & design

Planning applications 

Creating 3D images to help you see how spaces will feel

Technical plans for construction

Sourcing building contractors, specialists and suppliers for you 
Site project management
(maitre d'oeuvre)

Interior design

8 steps
Whatever stage you are at with your project - design, planning or construction - we can help you on your journey.

We've created an overview of the work involved at all stages, we hope it helps. 
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It has been a real pleasure working with Andy and Tom. I had fixed ideas about what I wanted to achieve yet they were able to enrich the project with their creativity. Their attention to detail, professionalism and friendliness was a joy and I'm delighted with my alpine home.
Rene, la Clusaz

We look forward to you getting in touch to talk about your project - whatever size and whatever stage you are at, we are happy to help.

Tom :  + 33 (0) 6470 02895​​ (English speaking)

Andy : + 33 (0) 6718 59276 (English & French speaking)

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