designing beautiful buildings you will love living in
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who we are
our approach
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 professional designer for 25 years.  

We live in this valley all year, and we love and embrace mountain lifestyle so we 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 here 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. 

our services
  • Architecture and design

  • Planning applications 

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

  • Technical plans for construction

  • Sourcing building contractors, specialists and suppliers

  • Site project management ​(maître d'œuvre)

  • 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 , and the steps along the way where we can help.

7 things you need to know about planning permission in France

feasibility study
​Thinking of buying land or a property? Or adapting what you have? AlpStudio can provide you with a feasibility study from 1,160€, giving you creative ideas, sketches & information about planning limitations to help inform your decision making.
1960s chalet conversion
Alpine farmhouse renovation

new build


1960s chalet basement conversion

small projects

the key to great design is capturing the spirit of the client and the essence of the place
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)

[email protected]


Our office : 28 Route de la Piaz, 74340 Samoëns 
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