Steve La Bouchardiere, Co-Founder of DesignLSM, dies

Posted in News, People on 27 February, 2023

A message from the directors of DesignLSM.

It’s with complete sadness that I have to let everyone know that my great friend and business partner for over 35 years, Steve, sadly and suddenly passed away Wednesday afternoon after loosing his battle with cancer. Words are too difficult to describe how sorely missed his massive personality will have on me. 

I thank him for being a great friend and a strong advisor to me and many of our team and clients through the years he steered DesignLSM.

We send our love to Becky and the family. May he rest in loving peace.

Simon, Co-Founder


The DesignLSM team, especially Rachel and I, are indebted to Steve for the many years he spent building and driving forward DesignLSM successfully. His experience and knowledge of the industry was vast, which he generously shared with us all. 

Steve had a unique ability through his humour, kindness and wit to make everyone feel at ease in any situation. Through his infectious passion, enthusiasm and fondness for the hospitality industry he made many great friends and memories with the clients and suppliers he encountered.

Rachel and I will always be grateful for the opportunities and skills he provided us, and our team, with and we intend to honour his legacy through the future of DesignLSM.

His vibrant, kind and fun loving spirit will be missed by us all.

Holly Hallam (Managing Director) & Rachel Pratt (Studio Director)

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