The Team

Christophe Egret

Christophe Egret

Founding Director

Christophe is an Architect and Founding Director of SEW with over 30 years practice experience on local and international projects.

His formative years were spent working with Norman Foster, Ian Ritchie, John McAslan, Nigel Coates and Ron Arad and more recently with Will Alsop, with whom he worked for 10 years as a director, managing, amongst others, the Peckham Library (winner of the RIBA Stirling Prize 2000), the Blizzard Building for the Queen Mary Research laboratory in Whitechapel, the winning design for the Fourth Grace in Liverpool and the Manchester Millennium Village framework plan.

In 2004 he joined forces with David West, an Urban Designer, to create Studio Egret West, a dynamic cross platform workshop where architecture and urban design are not seen as separate skills, but rightfully reunited to create a unique working environment where city and building speak to each other.

Christophe lead the practices input into the regeneration of the Park Hill community in Sheffield (including the transformation of the longest listed building in Europe) and the detailed design and delivery of the Library Building, Clapham, London an award winning mixed use development that combines library, council services, community centre, family clinic and high value apartments. Other projects include; Caxton Works (mixed use development containing approx 350 homes, 25,000m2 of commercial space); Erith School (a 3-Form Entry Primary School, community facilities, retained ecological areas and newly provided open space); and Millharbour Village (1400 homes, a two form entry primary school and a dance academy).

Christophe is a frequent lecturer in architectural matters on subjects including residential developments, sustainable communities, design participation, art and colour. He is a visiting lecturer and critic at the AA architecture and urbanism unit.

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David West

David West

Founding Director

David is a an Urban Designer and Founding Director of SEW with 20 years experience in Urban Visions, Place Making and Strategic Framework plans.

Having set up Studio Egret West with Christophe Egret in 2004, David has pursued a passion for delivering place specific strategies and solutions. Strategic Framework plans that David has led include:

The Old Vinyl Factory in Hayes (a mixed use regeneration project for 650 homes and 4000 jobs); Millharbour Village (1400 homes, a two form entry primary school and a dance academy); Eastwick and Sweetwater (a 1,500 home community adjacent to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London). Surrey Canal – London’s Sporting Village (a 2,500 home and 2,500 job development around Millwall football club); Erith Quarry (650 homes, a 3-Form Entry Primary School, community facilities and ecological reserve); Project Diesel (2,500 home redevelopment of the Ford Factory in Dagenham); East Croydon Station (upgrade of multi modal interchange to increase capacity for high density development); Maze Long Kesh, Belfast (International Showground and mixed use transformation of infamous prison); Evolution Gateshead (19 site transformation programme to deliver 3000 homes); South Shields Riverside, Tyneside (2,500 homes, innovation hub and science park); Stratford Town Centre Public Realm Strategy; and the Bromley Town Centre Public Realm Strategy.

David has also led the practices work on the London Underground Station Design Idiom (a design gwidgetIDe for upgrade of the network experience).

David was a member of CABE ’s 2012 Design Review Panel and sits on the Building Futures (RIBA) Steering Group.

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Lucas Lawrence

Lucas Lawrence

Director

Lucas is an architect who has been working with the studio for over ten years. In this time he has led an array of large scale projects ranging from urban design to single architectural schemes. 

These include a variety of mixed use developments incorporating homes, workspace, healthcare, libraries and leisure. Lucas led the detailed planning application through to completion for 140 new homes in an award winning  £35m mixed use scheme in Clapham, London called The Library Building. 

 

Lucas has a keen interest and role to play in the future architecture of the UK, demonstrated in wide ranging experience of developing housing typologies that are specific to individual briefs.  This includes meeting challenges of high density family housing, creating exciting new apartments for inner city sites to bring new ideas to the market, and responding to the sensitivities of the future suburbia.   

Lucas has a keen interest in the construction process and enjoys the challenge of realising innovative designs and complex uses of materials. Lucas is currently leading the post planning phases of over 1000 homes in various projects and mixed use developments. 

Prior to joining the studio Lucas worked mainly in smaller architectural practices, His major projects included a $6m art gallery in the USA where he was responsible for the construction of this high quality building. When the building was completed Lucas motorcycled from Tokyo to London on a trip that crossed half the globe. He now claims to be the first person ever to cross Siberia on a motorcycle…

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Vincent Lin

Vincent Lin

Associate Director

Vincent is an Associate Director with significant experience in mixed-use developments, transport and infrastructure, sports facilities, and urban design. Prior to joining Studio Egret West, Vincent worked at Alsop Architects for 7 years, where he first met Christophe and David.

At Alsop, Vincent developed a diverse portfolio covering a wide range of construction sectors and geographical regions. His in-depth knowledge of complex geometry and fluency in computer-aided design skills along with close collaboration with specialist contractors has proved invaluable for the successful delivery for several high profile landmark schemes. With his excellent communication skills and being particularly well-versed at interpreting complex briefs to delivering innovative design solutions, Vincent quickly became Project Architect running schemes such as Steeles West Underground Station in Toronto, Putney Place in London, De Calypso in Rotterdam, and the Shanghai Port International Cruise Terminal.

Since joining Studio Egret West in 2011, Vincent has continued to lead a diverse range of projects. His first project was the winning competition scheme for the Cluster of Spires development, a landmark building that combines a uniquely community based brief at a prominent location in central London. He has also ran Cambridge Sporting Village & Community Stadium, an 8,000 seat stadium for Cambridge United with an indoor training hall and additional accommodation for Anglia Ruskin University and an elite athletes physiotherapy, strength and conditioning facility.

Vincent successfully delivered the Urban Design Framework for Millharbour Village, a 3.6 hectare master plan including 2600 homes, two new schools, local shops, cafes, and restaurants, and two generous open public spaces. He then worked on the more detailed design of numerous of the high-rise buildings.

More recently he led the planning application for a 21 storey residential building in Kidbrooke and is now working on the design of a 33 storey tower in Chiswick, West London.

Vincent is also a guest design critic at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University of Nottingham, and University of Hong Kong.

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Brian Mallon

Brian Mallon

Associate Director

Brian is an associate and architect with over 5 years experience working on a wide range of projects.

He joined SEW in 2011 and has since worked on a variety of projects at both an architectural and urban scale including the winning Masterplan for Sittingbourne Town Centre, the design of 132 residential units in Hayes and masterplan for a 1,500,000 sqft mixed use development of the former EMI Headquarters now known as The Old Vinyl Factory.

He has also worked on a number of smaller architectural projects such as the Movement Community Centre in Greenwich which was completed in October 2013. At the other end of the scale, during 2014 Brian designed a 45 storey tower within the Millharbour Village project south of Canary Wharf. Most recently, Brian has been leading the transformation of the Balfron Tower in Poplar, the grade II listed brutalist icon designed by Erno Goldfinger.

Prior to moving to London Brian worked for two and half years in Ireland. Upon graduating he began working for HKR Architects. He worked on a variety of medium and large scale projects in both Ireland and Eastern Europe. He then worked for Eco2 Architects where he worked on the design of a number of low energy private houses. Brian graduated with his Part 2 from University College Dublin in 2007, part of which included a year studying at the Hochshule Liechtenstein.

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Allie Piehn

Allie Piehn

Associate Architect

Allie is an associate architectural designer specialising in mixed-use developments, transport and infrastructure, education, exhibition, and master planning.

Since joining Studio Egret West in 2011, her projects have focused on high density urban mixed use developments. These include the Old Vinyl Factory in London (masterplan and outline planning submission for 500+ homes, workspace, retail, restaurants, museum, energy centre/hall, and active public realm), Canning Town’s Caxton St (300+ homes and creative workshops), the No.1 National Shipyard in Wales (winning competition for extension of the Welsh Costal Path, foundation centre, and 500+ homes), RIBA’s Regent Street Windows Project for Folli Follie, and various competitions/feasibility studies for projects across the UK, Cyprus and Turkey.

Previously, she worked as an engineer for the biopharmaceutical Amgen, running front end planning of process flow facilities, plant expansion, and research/manufacturing centres across California, Puerto Rico, and Ireland. Post-biotech, she worked for California based AkarStudios, where she focused on the interior developments of La Guardia, O’Hare, Sacramento, and McCarran international airports, hotel retrofit, and restaurant/retail design. Aside she has consulted for the digital animation studio Unit 9 in Italy, competition bids with Andrew Porter and Christine Hawley in London, architectural narration with Curt Illingworth Architects, and various design build construction packages/projects in Central America.

Allie completed her Masters of Architecture at the University College London with a thesis on methods of design realization. She received her Bachelors of Architecture at the California Polytechnic State University of San Luis Obispo and California State University of Florence, Italy with a thesis on architectural and envelope use of tensegrity structures.

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Stefan Shaw

Stefan Shaw

Associate Architect

Stefan is an associate architect who has been working with the Studio Egret West for eight years. During this time he has led a wide variety of projects across the UK, including high density mixed use urban developments, public transport and infrastructure projects along with smaller scale public art schemes.

 

Most recently Stefan has been leading the design of phase 1 of the East Wick and Sweetwater development, located in the north western part of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The proposal delivers 300 new homes, along with a variety of employment and open spaces that deliver the highest standards in sustainable design. The project will be delivered in several phases and together with the new neighbourhood of Sweetwater further south, forms part of the wider Olympic Legacy Communities Scheme.

 

Stefan’s involvement in other landmark schemes includes the multi award winning Park Hill, Europe’s largest listed building and Stirling Prize runner up; the design of a £21m footbridge as part of the East Croydon Masterplan and design lead of four interlinked towers at Barking Town Centre that deliver 274 residential units, flexible commercial floor space and communal roof gardens. The scheme builds upon Studio Egret Wests commitment to design quality and environmental sustainability and presents a positive vision for the future of high density urban developments.

Following a passion for regeneration and the second life of buildings, Stefan has lead the design of proposals at Swan Wharf Hackney Wick, that facilitate the retention and enhancement of Swan Wharf, a turn of the century multi storey stable block, (one of only 2 remaining in existence) towards the second life creation of 40 canal side residential units, adaptable workspaces and landscaping works that build upon the historical legacy of Fish Island.

Along with the numerous large scale developments including Gateshead, Canning Town and Kidbrooke Stefan has also been involved with smaller scale public art schemes such as the Stratford Shoal and international competitions in London, Moscow, Istanbul and Vancouver. 
Stefan graduated from the University Of Manchester School Of Architecture in 2009 receiving awards for his thesis project ‘Bio-City’, a high rise mixed use development concentrated around the closed loop production of bio fuel within the buildings photo-synthetic façade.
With a keen interest in the future of urban development both within and outside the UK Stefan enjoys developing housing typologies specific to interesting briefs, while meeting the challenges of high density urban life.
Prior to joining SEW Stefan worked in smaller scale architectural practices, and the design of the £14m Healthcare centre in Widness as part of the LIFT North West Development Scheme, where he was responsible for the design of the cladding system and internal fit-out.
While not in the studio, Stefan can normally be found learning Spanish, cycling, swimming and running as he has a keen interest in triathlon.
 

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Cecilia Lindström

Cecilia Lindström

Associate Urban Designer

Cecilia is an associate urban designer at Studio Egret West with 10 years working experience specialising in masterplanning, urban design and strategic frameworks.

Since joining Studio Egret West in 2007, Cecilia has been involved in a wide range of mixed-use schemes and public realm projects. Most recently, she has been the project lead for Project Diesel, the 2,500 redevelopment of the Ford Factory in Dagenham; Also the redevelopment of the former National Shipyard No 1 site in Chepstow, South Wales, and the regeneration of the iconic Alton West Estate in Roehampton, proposing a series of focused interventions to upgrade the residential fabric, revitalise the civic centres, and reprogram the public realm. 

Cecilia was the design team project manager for the Stratford Public Spaces, which delivered a series of public realm upgrades and a 450metre long kinetic sculpture to regenerate and consolidate Stratford Island in time for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

She coordinated the successful outline planning application for Surrey Canal London’s Sporting Village – a comprehensive new mixed-use neighbourhood of up to 2,500 homes and a range of communal and commercial elements, based around a new regional centre of sporting excellence. She also worked on the Old Vinyl Factory outline planning application for the former EMI headquarter in West London which proposed to bring the area back to life as a mixed-use urban neighbourhood that includes the creative reuse of the retained but derelict factory buildings.

She has prepared numerous strategic framework plans and urban design strategies: the masterplan competition for Southwark’s massive 1970s Aylesbury Estate; the proposed regeneration of the 35 Ha South Shields Riverside Framework Plan, including the design of the 10 Ha New Shore Park, featuring walkways, viewing platforms overlooking the River Tyne, and outdoor activity areas and event spaces; phase 2 and 3 of the Greater Middlehaven Project in Middlesbrough including a 30 Ha public realm strategy; the urban design strategy for the renewal of the Sherwood Estate in Royal Tunbridge Wells; and the framework plan for a new eco development in Northern Ireland comprising 350 homes, a series of commercial and cultural/heritage elements, and a renewed public realm.

Cecilia trained as an architect in Stockholm before arriving in London in 2004 to study for her graduate diploma in planning and MSc in urban design at the Bartlett, University College London, where she graduated with a distinction in 2006.

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Duncan Paybody

Duncan Paybody

Associate Landscape Architect

Duncan is an associate with a specialism in Landscape Architecture. He has over 10 years post graduate experience. His portfolio of projects ranges from design interventions in sensitive rural environments to high density city centre public realm projects, education projects, private gardens and residential masterplans.

Prior to starting at Studio Egret West Duncan worked at Planit-IE Landscape Architects in Manchester and was Project Landscape Architect on the award winning Brockhole Jetty. In 2011 he moved South to pioneer Planit-IE’s London Studio delivering their first London project, a new piece of public realm in the heart of Hammersmith.

 

On Hammersmith Grove, Duncan designed a public space that was responsive to human scale in a harsh and changeable urban microclimate. Colourful naturalistic planting beds, a grove of multi-stem trees and vertical green wall planting transformed a vacuous space beneath one of the areas tallest buildings creating intimacy and shelter at street level.

Since joining Studio Egret West in 2013 Duncan has led the landscape design for two new public parks within a new high density residential village in London’s docklands, is currently overseeing a number of public realm construction projects in Bromley, South-East London and is endeavouring to transform the grounds of the 1960’s Balfron Tower estate in East London by introducing botanical curiosities and renewed spatial hierarchy.

Duncan frequently works on a wide range of projects in the studio where we endeavour to integrate nature and architecture. Duncan is technically strong with good experience of delivering detailed landscape projects. He is also an accomplished illustrator and painter.

Duncan has a Landscape Architecture with Planning BA (hons) degree and a Post Graduate Diploma in Landscape Architecture from Sheffield University.

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Gemma Noakes

Gemma Noakes

Associate Architect

Gemma is an associate architect with over 9 years experience in a wide variety of architecture and masterplanning related projects.

 

She joined Studio Egret West in 2009, since joining she has lead and been part of a team on a variety of projects, from large scale masterplans to small scale bespoke developments. Some of the key projects she has been involved with at SEW have included; the design for a new business centre in Bostwana, Africa, the development for a new bridge at East Croydon station and a planning application for a new science park and private hospital building in Birmingham. 

Gemma’s most recent project has been leading a team for the detail design and construction for the award winning Clapham One building. It is a mixed use building housing 143 flats, a large healthcare centre and new public library. Her particular focus has been on the innovative library, formed from a continuous ramp of learning, where all the rooms are accessed from the main spiral. Clapham Library was completed in June 2012.

Prior to joining Studio Egret West Gemma graduated with a commendation from the Bartlett School of Architecture. She previously worked at Peter Barber Architects for 2 years working on numerous award winning housing projects, the largest being Tanner Street Gateway, a 150 unit street based housing scheme in Barking in East London, where she saw the project through to completion. She then worked for Rick Mather Architects as a key member of the design team for a large sustainable redevelopment of central Milton Keynes.

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Lucy Head

Lucy Head

Architect

Lucy is an architect who joined Studio Egret West in October 2012.

She has been involved in a number of residential schemes of varying scales since joining the studio. One of the first major schemes Lucy was involved in was a competition bid for Burgess Park Village - the regeneration of Southwark’s Aylesbury Estate. Lucy worked as part of the architectural team to develop a number of different typologies and mixed use buildings. 

Having based her Diploma dissertation on the regeneration of the Heygate Estate in South East London, Lucy was particularly happy to get involved in the scheme as she has a keen interest in the future of social housing and the role that architecture and urban design can play in this.

Lucy worked as part of a small team on the successful planning application for two residential pavilions on the edge of the River Avon, as part of Crest Nicholson’s Bath Western Riverside development. Since achieving planning, SEW have been retained as design guardians on the scheme so Lucy continues to play an active role in the development of the tender and construction packages.

SEW’s scheme at Bromley South Central is a 130 bedroom hotel, currently due for completion in April 2016. Lucy was involved in the day to day running of the scheme, developing the individual tender packages, updating construction drawings, schedules and specifications as well as attending fortnightly design team meetings and site walk-arounds.

Most recently Lucy has been the project lead for the development of the Peel Centre site in Colindale. Working with Redrow, SEW’s work included over 400 homes in the detailed application along with a new landmark tower in the outline application. This was part of a wider hybrid application for 2900 homes developed by Fielden Clegg Bradley Studios. Again responsible for the day to day running of the scheme, she led a design team within the studio to produce the application.

Prior to joining SEW Lucy worked for Featherstone Young. Over a period of three years, she worked on a range of projects; from one off private residential homes, to public arts buildings and an advertising agency, many of which required a high level of bespoke design, and allowed her to gain valuable site experience.

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Peter Croft

Peter Croft

Architect / Urban Designer

Peter is an architect and urban designer. He joined Studio Egret West in 2012.

Peter first worked on numerous large scale masterplans - Burgess Park Village, New Bermondsey and West Ham - each representing a 4,000 home London neighbourhood.

Most recently Peter was the project architect for an 80 apartment building at the heart of masterplan of the Rich Estate in Bermsondey. The building is nicknamed “The Hide” due to its undulating form, reminiscent of the structures used for drying leather. Prior to SEW Peter worked at Rivington Street Studio on projects for City University and London South Bank University.

 

Peter has trained as an architect but followed his undergraduate studies with an MA in Urban Design at the University of East London. His thesis, a design project based in Marrakech, detailed an attempt to stitch together disparate urban forms using a new housing typology that drew on common aspects of the surrounding city.

Alongside his Part II at London Metropolitan University, Peter also studied MA Spatial Planning and Urban Design. The course was jointly run with Design for London with the aim of ‘reviving the notion of the planner-architect.’ His thesis explored effective methods of proposition and response in major infrastructure projects.

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Alix Roberts

Alix Roberts

Architect

Alix is an urban and architectural designer with a background in the fields of art, architecture and urban design.

Since joining Studio Egret West, Alix has led a competition for the delivery of two new mixed-use neighbourhoods of up to 1500 homes, adjacent to the new Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London. She is also leading the Hybrid Planning Application for a sustainable housing development on a 20Ha disused quarry site within the Thames Gateway. The proposal includes around 600 new homes, a Primary School and local convenience, embedded within extensive green infrastructure and public realm.

Prior to joining Studio Egret West, Alix worked as a Senior Designer in Urban Development for AECOM London, where she was involved in a number of complex, high profile projects within the UK and abroad. Alix trained at Westminster University’s School of Architecture, as part of the Film and Architecture studio. Her thesis investigated unlocking brownfield sites along London’s waterways; proposals included ‘Gro(w)harf’,  an urban agricultural network constructed as a series of stacked fields within folding productive and public landscapes.

While not in the studio, Alix also provides her professional skills pro-bono for the homeless Charity CRASH, for which she has received two awards. 

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Gwyn Jones

Gwyn Jones

Architect

Gwyn is  an architect who joined Studio Egret West in 2014.

Gwyn contributes his broad architectural knowledge to the realisation of a number projects in the studio.

He is a qualified architect with over ten years experience and has a strong academic and technical background. Within the studio Gwyn leads a number of teams bringing to fruition a number of innovative designs as they progress from design inception, development and delivery.

 

At SEW, Gwyn is working on a number of exciting projects; Millharbour residential development, Balfron Tower refurbishment, Bromley South hotel, Grace Owen nursery in Park Hill, and bespoke homes at Bentleys Yard, Clapham. His earlier work embraces residential, transport, cultural and commercial architecture.

Previously at Weston Williamson, Gwyn was an associate leading a team of architects on residential projects for Peabody and other housing associations, as well as on transportation schemes for the Victoria Station Upgrade and two Crossrail stations.

Gwyn has recently completed his PhD thesis on ‘Frank Lloyd Wright beyond America’ that was funded by the RIBA LKE Ozolins Studentship. He is particularly interested in developing new narratives for exploring architecture and in 2009 he was the recipient of the Giles Worsley Travel Fellow to the British School in Rome, and in 2006 he wrote and presented a television programme entitled Y Daith yw’r Stori (The Journey is the Story) for S4C. His Graduate Diploma at Oxford Brookes University, and his dissertation,12 Part Narrative, was the inaugural winner of the RIBA President’s Dissertation Medal in 2001. Presently, he is exploring a publishing opportunity and will be speaking at the National Assembly of Wales.

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Niamh O’Reilly

Niamh O’Reilly

Architect

Niamh is an architect who joined Studio Egret West early in 2014.

Since joining the studio, her projects have focused on mixed-use developments, education and master-planning projects.

These include Erith Quarry, (mixed-use masterplan for 600 homes, a 3 Form Entry Primary School, landscape and public realm spaces) where she was the project architect on the Detailed Planning Application for the Primary School. She has also been involved in The Boiler House (residential block with commercial space, phase one of The Old Vinyl Factory), the London Underground Design Idiom, a feasibility study for Watford Junction (mixed-use masterplan) and bids for The London Chest Hospital (residential competition) and the Ford Stamping Plant in Dagenham (mixed-use masterplan).

 

Prior to joining Studio Egret West she worked for Nicholas Hare Architects, where over a period of five years she was involved in a variety of educational projects. These include Cornelius Vermuyden School and Art College, Ormiston Victory Academy, Stratford School Academy and Berryfields Primary School.

She completed her Part III Post Graduate course in Westminster University and was awarded a Merit for her case study work, which was based on Cornelius Vermuyden School and Art College in Essex.

Outside the studio, Niamh has been involved with Open City organising and running projects with primary school children as part of the Architecture in Schools programme. She was also the lead designer of the Oasis Social Club for artist Rebecca Davies, which is a demountable ‘working men’s club’ which travels to various communities around the UK.

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Alisan Dockerty

Alisan Dockerty

Architectural Assistant

Alisan is an architectural assistant with 3 years of experience. She joined Studio Egret West in 2013, and is currently working on a range of projects varying from small scale housing developments to high-density, mixed-use residential schemes.

Alisan previously worked at the Fairhurst Design Group in Manchester, where she worked on the design stages of two science parks and higher education buildings. Later, she joined Michaelis Boyd Associates where over a period of 2 years, she worked on a number of high-end residential projects and restaurants. During this time she gained experience covering the all design stages from inception to construction.

Alisan graduated from her Part II with a Distinction from the Bartlett School of Architecture. Her design thesis focused on the environmental decline of the Kissimmee River and its surrounding habitats in Florida. Sustainable architectural interventions of both master plan and detailed design scale were explored to aid river restoration whilst creating a new waterfront resort for tourists. This project allowed her to work at urban design scale, develop an understanding of sustainable technologies and how they can be integrated into the built environment.

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Tommy Clark

Tommy Clark

Landscape Architect

Tommy is a landscape architect with over 2 years experience, he joined Studio Egret West in May 2014.

He graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 2012 with a Msc in Landscape Architecture. His final year projects focused on creating an entirely sustainable mixed use development, public park, and timber production area in Berlin, reintroducing ancient Caledonian woodland and a series of installations that measure atmospheric and climactic condition in the Scottish Highlands, and dealing with Detroit’s housing blight through a new landscape planning model.

Whilst studying, Tommy worked for a year at Stoss Landscape Urbanism in Boston. His primary focus was on a number of international competitions and developing the design for a new public plaza at Harvard Univesity. Since graduating Tommy has worked with Martha Schwartz Partners on a series of ambitious international design projects in China.

Since joining Studio Egret West, Tommy has worked on a number of landscape projects at various scales, from Millharbour Village (a 600 home development), to Erith Quarry(approximately 600 dwellings, a 3-Form Entry Primary School, community facilities, retained ecological areas and newly provided open space); and most recently Balfron Tower (a 60s playground).

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Tia Randall

Tia Randall

Architect

Tia is an Architect who has experience in the design and delivery of both education and residential projects. She joined Studio Egret West in February 2016.

Tia studied at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, where she completed both her BSc and Masters degrees and then also her Part 3 professional qualifications in 2014.

Her thesis analysed the role of the district of Kreuzberg in the formation of Berlin’s cultural identity and tested her findings through the design of a community agricultural gardens that enabled a social framework to be developed over time. The project was awarded the Ambrose Poynter Prize for distinguished work. Tia joined the studio in February 2016 and has since worked on a number of projects including a feasibility study for the redevelopment of Shepherd’s Bush Market, the design of a residential scheme for Access Storage in central London and Eastwick & Sweetwater – a residential led, mixed use scheme in Hackney Wick.

Prior to working at Studio Egret West Tia worked at Architecture Initiative, BACA & CSK Architects on a range of Residential, Education, Healthcare and Mixed-Use projects.

Ben Dirickx

Ben Dirickx

Architect / Urban Designer

Ben is an architect and urban designer, who joined Studio Egret West in 2015.

Ben has completed his Master in Architecture, option Urban Architectural Design, at the Hogeschool Sint-Lucas for Science and Art in Ghent (Belgium) in 2008. During these studies he was selected to do an exchange at the Department of Urban Planning of the University of Cincinnati where he developed a strong interest in urban design and planning.

In 2009 he joined the Master in Urbanism and Strategic Planning at the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium). During this international master he was selected to attend a design studio in Cantho, Vietnam, an exchange the Universidad Politecnica de Cataluña in Barcelona (Spain) and had the opportunity to attend Parsons, The New School for Design in New York (USA). These studies confronted him with a variation of urban conditions and processes in different parts of the world.

Previous to joining Studio Egret West, Ben worked for almost 4 years at the office uapS in Paris (France) working on a range of projects on different scales in France, Belgium and Switzerland.

  

Among others, Ben worked as a team leader on 2 masterplan projects in Belgium. He conducted several feasibility studies and was responsible for the strategic graphic design of the “Plan des Transformations” for a 380 ha urban regeneration project for Ile de Nantes in Nantes (Fr). He also worked on multiple competitions: A new sports centre in Malley, Switzerland; the urban design of a new high-rise mixed-use district in Geneva, Switzerland; and the design of a mixed use building in Rennes.

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Rebecca Levy

Rebecca Levy

Architect

Rebecca joined the Studio in 2016, after 3 years professional experience worldwide.

She was previously working with the Stephen B. Jacobs Group in New York for two years and before that with Studio Fractales in Paris for a year.

Rebecca has a diverse range of projects under her belt, ranging from renovating social housings in Paris to building the CitizenM Hotel Bowery modular structure in New York, as well as designing a surf house in Florianopolis, Brazil.

Rebecca has broadened her design skills both from a Post Professional Master’s degree (MS.AAD) at Columbia University, GSAPP in New York and a Master’s degree from Ecole Spéciale in Paris. Rebecca’s thesis at the ESA explored the sound dimension in Architecture through a mixed used project located on la petite ceinture, Paris.

Her thesis project was selected for the best Thesis Award at the Ecole Speciale. Rebecca was awarded the William Kinne Fellows Traveling Prize at Columbia University for her proposal Anonymous Vernacular Forms and spent a month traveling in Asia.

Daniel Mahony

Daniel Mahony

Architectural Assistant

Daniel is an experienced project runner who joined Studio Egret West in 2016.

Daniel joined Studio Egret West in February 2016 and has since worked on No 1 Nestle Avenue, the delivery of the first parcel of housing of the Erith masterplan, and Maybe, the Mayfield meanwhile use project.

Daniel completed his Masters of Architecture at the Royal College of Art following Undergraduate studies at the Welsh School of Architecture. Prior to commencing his career in Architecture, Daniel also completed an MA in Film and Theatre at The University of Glasgow, the principles and foundations of which he attributes with establishing his strong belief in narrative based design.

Outside of the studio Daniel is most likely to be found cycling, a passion he credits both with allowing him both to indulge his sweet tooth, and also to embrace an enjoyment of photography and illustration through the documentation of his excursions both domestic and abroad.

Neil Jarvis

Neil Jarvis

Architect

Neil joined Studio Egret West in February 2016. He is a qualified Architect with over ten years professional experience.

Prior to joining SEW Neil worked at Pollard Thomas Edwards, Architype and Foster Wilson Architects where he gained experience across the residential, arts, education and workplace sectors. He has also undertaken a number of private commissions. He has been involved in many bespoke and technically challenging projects and has managed several projects from concept design through to completion on site. Neil is an advocate for sustainable urban design and ecological construction. He enjoys working collaboratively with end users, stakeholders, consultants, suppliers and contractors.

Neil qualified as an Architect in 2007. He studied at The Bartlett School of Architecture, Edinburgh University and Leeds Metropolitan University.  He was the recipient of the Ross Jamieson Prize (Best Performance, Bartlett School of Architecture RIBA Part 3, 2007) and the Ibstock Brick Prize (Best Performance, LMU, RIBA Part 1, 2001).

Outside of the studio Neil enjoys foreign travel , he claims to have visited 50 countries.  He is a keen cyclist and is increasingly becoming a DIY home renovation enthusiast.

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Leon Donald

Leon Donald

Architectural assistant

Leon joined Studio Egret West as an architectural assistant  in June 2016

Leon joined Studio Egret West after receiving his Dip.Arch from the CASS, London Metropolitan University while currently completing a Masters in Spatial Planning and Urban Design. As part of his thesis study he is looking at adaptive responses to ‘Urban Slack Spaces’ in Tottenham, north London. The strategy is to create an adaptive design framework to set considered scales of intervention, which encourages and unlocks emerging urban communities. A collaborative approach is vital in achieving the potential of an open-ended diverse city that is defined by the community that occupies the spaces.  

In 2012 he worked at Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios working on numerous large scale framework plans and education projects including Plymouth School of Creative Arts and the winning commission to design a new Art and Design facility at Beadles School in Hampshire.

His architectural thesis project ‘Aqueous Solution’ focused on the integration of a sustainable water management system for a coastal region of Japan. The project design was a series of interconnected structures to provide adaptive and resilient spaces for a productive farming community, influenced through documenting the flwidgetIDity and utility of water through landscape and infrastructure. Leon’s main agenda in architecture is to animate the configuration of place, identity and time; while expressing the courage of design in creating the unexpected.

Leon is a keen architectural traveler, most recently in 2015 he was awarded the WCCA Travel Scholarship, completing a research trip entitled ‘Walk, Eat, Sleep, Repeat’ recording the architectural charms of the Camino de Santiago in northern Spain. 

He also has a keen interest in urban farming and has been involved with a number of design workshops with the Association of Vertical Farming.

Ana Alonso

Ana Alonso

Architectural Assistant

Ana joined Studio Egret West as an architectural assistant in October 2016.

Anna previously worked at Marks Barfield Architects in London, and at Picado de Blas Arquitectos and Luis Urculo Studio in Madrid. She has worked on projects on a wide range of scales, from a harbour development scheme to a series of small pneumatic pavilions. She has also collaborated on the production of various short architectural films.

Ana studied at the University of Edinburgh and the Bartlett School of Architecture. Her design work pursues the creation of spaces that are diverse and sustainable -both environmentally and socially. She is interested in how design can provide a platform for empowerment. Her final year project, Sweet Conciliation, explored the roles of women as users and producers of architectural and urban spaces. She has developed a strong concern for this topic and was a guest speaker at a panel discussion on the theme 'Women, Education and Architecture', as part of the Bartlett’s 2016 summer show exhibition.

Thor Hillestad

Thor Hillestad

Architectural Assistant

Thor moved from Norway to join Studio Egret West as an Architectural Assistant in February 2016.

Thor graduated from the Royal academy of fine arts in Copenhagen in 2015. As well as attending the Royal Academy he also studied abroad where he completed to semesters at RMIT in Melbourne Australia.

Thor has studied a broad field of subjects ranging from large scale city planning to furniture and small scale housing projects. During his bachelor he studied urbanism and landscape. When he attended his master he studied furniture design as well as architectural light design, where he finished his master and completed his theses.

His theses project, “Tryvann Athletics High school”, was a large scale project where he designed a 1300sqm athletics high school located in a large forest retreat near Oslo. The projects key focus was the relationship between nature and architecture, as well as architectural daylight design. This project also had a large emphasis on shape finding, which was inspired from the ab morphed shapes of the human anatomy as well as the dynamic mountain terrain.

Han Hao

Han Hao

Architectural Assistant

Han is an Architectural Assistant who joined the studio in September 2016. Since joining the studio he has been working on the Bromley South Hotel – currently on site and due for completion in late 2017.

Prior to joining SEW, he has done his year out at Kohn Pederson Fox, working on hotel and residential schemes in London.
He has done both his undergraduate and postgraduate studies at the Bartlett School of Architecture UCL, where he graduated with distinction in 2016. His thesis was titled ‘The Matriarchal Energy Industry’, where he sought to create an alternative infrastructure to sustainability that inspires ownership and participation in Silicon Valley. 

Throughout his studies, Han has enjoyed making and testing prototypes. He has constructed participated in a number of modelling and prototyping workshops in London, Costa Rica and Vietnam. He has also taught a number of short courses in Bartlett summer school, mentoring young students in drawing and modelling.

Chris Wong

Chris Wong

Landscape Architect & Urban Designer

Chris is a Landscape Architect and Urban Designer with a background in Architecture. He joined Studio Egret West in 2016.

Chris approaches design from a comprehensive perspective. He believes that a good development is a coherent connection of all design and technical disciplines, and it should take into account how it affects the surroundings in order to consider the broader contextual relationship between potential users and the environment. Moreover, with various language skills and rich experience of living and working in the UK, Hong Kong and China, coordinating among disciplines from different backgrounds in order to reach the most suitable solution inspires Chris a great deal.

His passion also lies in delivering large scale urban and landscape projects with BIM, as well as resolving construction and site issues with strong design awareness.

Chris has around 9 years of professional experience since graduating from the Architectural Association, where he received the AA diploma and high pass in technical study in 2007. Since then he has practiced in several multidisciplinary design offices in London including Foster + Partners and Martha Schwartz Partners. Prior to joining Studio Egret West, Chris was an Associate at NBBJ Shanghai, working on various mixed use/ coorperate architecture and landscape projects, as well as large scale education and healthcare masterplans throughout China and Asia.

James Cook

James Cook

Architect

James is an architect and joined Studio Egret West in September 2014.

His previous experience at Darling Associates and DanksBadnell saw him working on a range of residential schemes scaling from one off high-end bespoke houses to large mix-use affordable housing schemes, whilst also having experience working on industrial projects.

He studied his Bachelor and Masters degree at the University of Liverpool working on a range of projects which included exploring the role of libraries in 2025, master-planning, whilst developing design projects around the end-user. His thesis project explored healing architecture, designing an alcohol recovery centre which incorporated sensual and therapeutic spaces with use of different materials and lighting techniques.

James was awarded the David Inman fund for his dissertation and spent a month in Japan researching the history of Japanese housing and rise of micro houses, furthering his interests into innovative materials and lighting techniques and how they be used to improve housing design. Since joining Studio Egret West, James is working on Bromley South Central (200 homes, a 130 bed hotel, a 10 screen cinema, a 400 space car park and a large retail/restaurant offering, now currently on site). James has also worked on a six, four bedroom family homes that sits on the edge of the Clapham conservation area to the south east of Clapham Common. This project is now on site, due for completion in winter 2015.

James is also the tireless and enthusiastic captain of Studio Egret West’s softball team.

Contact
+44(0)207 549 1730
Freddie Jackson

Freddie Jackson

Architectural Assistant

Freddie is an urban designer/architectural assistant with over three years of experience. He joined Studio Egret West in 2015.

He is currently working on a range of projects varying from urban design frameworks, including the Hackney Walk Fashion Hub, to mixed-use residential schemes.

Freddie previously worked for Sir Terry Farrell, where he worked on the design of Earls Court and various urban research initiatives. Prior to this, between studying he spent a time in Germany as a trainee site manager for a concrete contractor, as well as working on numerous house extensions and refurbishments in his home town York, and subsequently London.

Freddie graduated from his Part II with a Distinction from the University of Westminster. His design thesis focused on inhabited infrastructures in the Thames Estuary, which was covered in Dezeen, one the world’s most popular and influential design and architecture online magazines.  

Freddie is a guest design critic at the University of Westminster covering architecture and interior design.

 

Theo Games Petrohilos

Theo Games Petrohilos

Architect

Theo is an architect and designer with the concern to create architectures and environments that stimulate and intrigue their inhabitants.

He joined Studio Egret West in early October 2012, and has already worked on a number of bids at the micro and macro scale, working closely with clients to create exciting schemes.

He has previously worked at Alsop architects, working on mixed-use and transport and infrastructure projects in the UK, Canada, Germany and Vietnam, including a bid for a park development above Union Station in Dubai which interwove landscape with museums, offices, retail and the station below.

Theo studied for his undergraduate and masters degree in architecture at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, graduating in 2012. His satirical thesis project provided the Wall Street headquarters for a speculative financial company that buys and sells the air above New York.

Contact
+44(0)207 549 1730
Caitlin Simcock

Caitlin Simcock

Architectural Assistant

Caitlin joined Studio Egret West as an architectural assistant in June 2016.

Mark Warren

Mark Warren

Architectural Assistant

Mark Jason Warren is an architectural assistant and designer.

He joined Studio Egret West in February 2014.

Prior to SEW Mark worked at Hampson Williams Architects where he worked on bespoke residential projects.

 

Mark completed his master’s degree in Architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen and graduated with a distinction. His thesis project, ‘The Orchestrated City, Berlin’, was shortlisted in the RIBA President’s Medal awards, 2013. The project was also chosen to be exhibited at Berlin Unlimited urban arts festival, 2014. ‘The Orchestrated City’ is a speculative project that interrogates the idea of a true ‘vertical city’ and explores methods knitting a tower into its existing urban fabric. Mark completed his undergraduate degree in Architecture at the University of Brighton.

Contact
+44(0)207 549 1730
Calvin Po

Calvin Po

Architectural Assistant

Calvin is an architectural assistant who joined Studio Egret West in August 2016.

Calvin studied at Central Saint Martins and the Bartlett School of Architecture, where he graduated top of his cohort, winning the 2016 RIBA Donaldson Medal.

His design work focusses on the role of architecture in building vibrant communities, ranging from bottom-up, resident-driven interventions and housing prototypes to top down speculations on new forms of civic space. His final year building project, Peckham Health Common, reconsiders a new hybrid typology of healthcare, landscape and leisure for a holistic, community-driven, preventative approach towards health to address the growing strain on the existing public healthcare system.The project has been featured in the Architect’s Journal and is the winner of the Judge’s Special Prize in the Architects for Health Student Design Awards 2016.

Nathan Humfryes

Nathan Humfryes

Architect

Nathan is an architect who has experience working in both urban design and architecture and is interested in the role that architects can play in the curation of civic and public spaces.

Nathan joined Studio Egret West in March 2015 and has since been working on the Competition bid for the redevelopment of Holborn Library and Roach Road – a residential led, mixed use scheme in Fish Island Hackney.

 

Prior to working at SEW, he worked at Terry Farrell and Partners on a series of mixed used masterplans, commercial and residential buildings including the concept masterplan for the University of Kent and the 4.5 million square ft. development at Royal Albert Docks, where he worked as part of the urban design team and the delivery team for phase 1. He spent his part 1 year out working in the Creative re-use studio at Feilden Clegg Studios in Bath, working on civic, heritage buildings.

He studied both his part 1 and 2 at the Welsh School of Architecture, where his thesis focused on the use of sustainable, closed loop infrastructures as the catalyst for the regeneration of British Coastal towns. Through his studies he also developed an interest in design research, in particular the benefits that teaching as research can bring to professional practice. He is currently studying for his part 3 at the Bartlett school of Architecture.

Contact
+44(0)207 549 1730
Yo Sop Ryoo

Yo Sop Ryoo

Spatial Designer

Yo Sop is a spatial designer with experience in a varied range of skills from model making, both physical and digital, to product design.

Since joining Studio Egret West in 2014, he has been involved in a number of projects, from the London Underground Station Design Idiom, where Yo Sop worked as part of the team to develop products, heritage maps and station designs.

Other projects include the design of a pedestrian and cycle bridge in Pimlico, Yo Sop delivered visuals of the strong, light and beautifully crafted bridge. More recently Yo Sop has worked on the future transformation of the area around Paradis station in Stavanger on Norway’s west coast.

Yo Sop trained at Auckland University Technology, where he mastered in Art and Design, and majored in Spatial Design.

Contact
+44(0)207 549 1730
Malene Igland

Malene Igland

Graphic Designer

Malene is a Graphic Designer and joined Studio Egret West in 2016.

In the Studio, Malene works on the design and production of  publications, reports, exhibition graphics and the web upkeep. She also establishes brands and communication strategies for projects and places. 

Most recently Malene is working to develop the identity for a residential mixed use scheme in Barking. 

Prior to SEW Malene worked as a freelance Graphic Desiger in Norway, as well as working with disabled children and the elderly. 

Jakob Ritt

Jakob Ritt

Graphic Designer

   

Jakob is a Graphic Communication Designer who joined the Studio in 2017. 

In the studio Jakob works on the design and production of publications, reports, exhibition graphics and the web upkeep. He also establishes brands and communication strategies for projects and places.

Prior to SEW Jakob worked in a branding and design studio focused on startups where his daily bread was branding, visual identities and communication design During his studies and between jobs he worked as a freelance designer for small London studios and personal clients ranging from Europe to China.

He has a  masters degree in Communication Design at Central Saint Martins, UAL. He received the Communication Design programme prize for designing the visual identity for the course’s degree show.

 

 

 

 

Jolene Liam

Jolene Liam

Architectural Assistant

Jolene is an architectural assistant and joined SEW in 2015. She moved to London from Singapore in 2012 and worked for Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners for a year.

 Subsequently, Jolene completed her masters degree at the University of Westminster. Her thesis project, 'Sometimes Islands,' proposed islands in the Thames as a response to London's impending shortage of housing and burial space, in so doing questioning the way we live and die in a modern, multi-faith society. The river and its movements were incorporated into the scheme as spaces that change with the tide, from a tide-driven urbanism and long term flood response strategy for the entire Tidal Thames to the design of the individual housing and burial units.

Contact
+44(0)207 549 1730
Deimante Bazyte

Deimante Bazyte

Architectural Assistant

Deimante is an architectural assistant who joined Studio Egret West in August 2017.

Cassidy Reid

Cassidy Reid

Architectural Assistant

Cassidy is an architectural assistant who joined Studio Egret West in August 2017.

William Pattison

William Pattison

Architectural Assistant

William is an architectural assistant who joined Studio Egret West in August 2017.

Eloise Rogers

Eloise Rogers

Architectural Assistant

Eloise is an architectural assistant who joined Studio Egret West in September 2017.

Sophie Morris

Sophie Morris

Communications

Sophie is a writer who recently joined the studio to work on our in-house exhibitions and lend a hand with all things text-based from web communication to competition bids.

 

After some time spent working on curatorial projects in various UK museums, she is currently in the final stages of completing a PhD in visual print culture in early modern London. She is a teaching assistant in the Department of History of Art at UCL and predominantly teaches art theory and methodological approaches in London collections. She has written exhibition and book reviews for a range of journals.

David Grant

David Grant

Model Maker

David Grant is a model maker of 33 years experience working in architecture, film & television, product prototypes, exhibition and theatre.

His extensive experience of architectural model making includes projects with Fosters, ALSOP, Zaha Hadid, Aedas, David Adjaye Associates and Hawkins Brown. David’s experience of working with a wide variety of materials and techniques allows him to grasp project briefs intuitively. With a background in theatre design and a passion for photography, David is an integral part of Studio Egret West.

Since joining the studio 5 years ago, David has worked on a diverse range of high profile projects including the Stratford Town Centre Public Realm and Clapham Library.

Physical models are not only essential for developing the design process, they also hold great importance when engaging with clients, members of the public, and stakeholders. The model making facilities have expanded at the Studio, with more space to make, extra hands to model and fresh technology to work with.

Most recently David has worked on Erith Quarry Masterplan, School, and Apartments, creating models of varied scale and materiality, alongside a challenging ground floor landscape model for the Balfron Tower play area.

Contact
+44(0)207 549 1730
 
Jonathan Slaughter

Jonathan Slaughter

Model Maker

Jonathan joined the studio in 2016, having over twenty years of experience making architectural, product design and film & TV models.

Specializing as an architectural model marker Jonathan has produced models which have been displayed in the Design Museum, Louvre, MIPIN - Cannes, MAPIC – Cannes, Museum Of Modern Art – New York, National Gallery, Tate, V&A, and both the Arsenale and British Pavilion at separate Venice Biennale’s.

In addition to Jonathans professional background he has recently completed an MA in Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art. His art practice occupies the territory between sculpture, location and philosophy. An interdisciplinary discourse that uses the notion of a spatial drawing as a structural model to explore poiesis, the idea of making as a form of thinking, and space as a practiced place. Jonathan has shown art works in group shows in London and internationally.

Recently in the studio Jonathan has produced models for Eagle Wharf, and the Manchester Mayfield masterplan.

Ussmaa Gulzar

Ussmaa Gulzar

Model Maker

Ussmaa joined Studio Egret West in 2014. She is a model maker with 15 years experience.

Ussmaa trained as an Interior Designer before working at Wilkinson Eyre, Make Architects and A Models. With a wealth of experience, and an eye for good design, Usmaa has produced models for projects including, Erith Quarry Masterplan; Holborn Arts Library; The Rich Estate and the Old Vinyl Factory.

Contact
+44(0)207 549 1730
Pierluigi De Felice

Pierluigi De Felice

Visualiser

Pierluigi is an architect specialising in visualisation. Since joining the Studio in January 2016 he has worked as the visualiser on almost all our projects.

After completing his architectural studies (M. Arch. 2013), Pierluigi’s postgraduate specialism was in Digital Architecture at the IUAV in Venice. Here he developed skills in 3D modelling and visualisation (programmes including: 3ds Max, Vray, Photoshop, Felix Render, Rhinoceros, Marvelous).

His first work experience was with Bloomimages, an internationally operating visualisation company based in Hamburg and Berlin whose many architectural clients include Herzog de Meuron, OMA, Zaha Hadid, Un Studio, Frank Gehry and David Chipperfield. In Hamburg, Pierluigi improved his post-production techniques for architectural visualisation and photographic and compositional techniques. Here, he worked in collaboration with photographer and artist Giovanni Castell, who uses digital painting to create unreal ambients.

In the UK Pierluigi worked for Pattern Architects in collaboration with the interior design team and as the lead visualiser for Al Rayyan Stadium in Quatar (Winner of Design of the Year Award). During this time, he also worked freelance for the visualisation team, SwanOwl. Before joining Studio Egret West, he worked as a visualiser with The Visualiser Ltd, Glowfrog and ARUP.

Ilia Mouline

Ilia Mouline

IT Manager

Ilia joined Studio Egret West in 2011 as the IT and CAD Manager.

 

Ilia is Studio Egret West’s technology wiz with comprehensive knowledge of CAD systems. Ilia trained as an Architect so has great understanding for needs of the industry.

Out of the Studio Ilia is a keen photographer.

Contact
+44(0)207 549 1730
Lone Blomhøj

Lone Blomhøj

Studio Manager

Lone joined Studio Egret West in 2015 as the Studio Manager.

 

With 2 years experience working in an architectural environment, and a background in Interior Architecture, Lone has the perfect set of skills to manage the Studio.

Lone’s responsibilities include business development, studio administration, marketing administration and events management.

Previous to joining Studio Egret West, Lone worked as the Studio Manager at S333 after setting up an online business trading bespoke bags.

Contact
+44(0)207 549 1730
 
Amber Dodds

Amber Dodds

Studio Assistant & Graphic Designer

Amber Dodds joined Studio Egret West as Studio Assistant in September 2016.

Amber Graduated from Kingston University in 2015 with a degree in Graphic Design. 

Coming from a variety of jobs from branding design to chandelier making, Amber was set to help run the day to day of the studio, organising everything from documentation to events. Alongside this Amber also works with the graphic designers assisting in website updates and design tasks.

Amber strives to make the studio more eco friendly and has already successfully started to recycle our waste coffee grounds into 'coffee logs', a sustainable alternative to solid fuels, fossil fuels and imported wood.

 

Isabella West

Isabella West

Visual Effects Artist
Sally Wallace

Sally Wallace

Accounts Manager
Thomas Mahon

Thomas Mahon

BIM Specialist - Bimorph Consultancy

 

 
 

 

Thomas is Managing Director of Bimorph, a London-based digital engineering company providing specialist Building Information Modelling (BIM) services to the AEC sector. 
 
With a background in architecture, Thomas has worked with leading architectural practices, including Foster + Partners and Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, on a diverse range of international projects. He has continued to push the boundaries of digital technology, focusing on computational design and BIM to design and deliver buildings in ways that eclipse current working methods; from rationalising geometrically complex buildings to unparalleled workflow automation. 
 
Understanding the potential computational techniques combined with BIM can offer the construction industry, Thomas has specialised in computational BIM and set-up Bimorph with a mission to enable Architects, Engineers and Building Contractors transform the way they realise buildings through the use of applied digital technology.
Sashka Nacheva

Sashka Nacheva

Care Taker
Amanda Baillieu

Amanda Baillieu

In residence

Amanda is our jounalist in residence, she has occupied part of the studio since 2015.

 Amanda is a journalist and an editor. She launched archiboo in 2014 on a hunch that architecture was missing out on a space where like-minded people could meet and learn something new.

She edited Building Design for 7 years and has written for a range of magazines and ‘papers including The Observer and Independent.

She has been a Stirling Prize judge and a member of the Newham Design Panel. She is an Honorary Fellow of the RIBA.