dRMM

Alex de Rijke

Director

BA, MA (RCA), Dip Arch, RIBA

UK/NL

Bio

Founding Director of dRMM, established in 1995. Has presented dRMM’s work in Europe, South America, Asia, Australasia and Africa on the relationship between design concepts and emerging construction types, in particular advocating engineered timber design. Professor de Rijke has taught widely, including at the AA and RCA. He is active as occasional critic, lecturer, architecture design advisor and photographer. He is Dean of Architecture at the RCA.

At dRMM de Rijke focuses on design innovation. He combines leadership of expanding practice with research into new materials and modern methods of construction. Alex has had a central role in pioneering cross-laminated timber panel construction in the UK and Australia. dRMM’s research work for the 2012 Venice Biennale on the floating architecture of the Netherlands resulted in design proposals for London’s Royal Docks. ‘Floatopolis’, a time-lapse masterplan for incremental growth, was launched in February 2013 at the RIBA / British Council Venice Take Away exhibition, with an accompanying presentation from de Rijke.

Sadie Morgan

Director

BA (Hons), MA (RCA), FRSA

UK

Bio

Founding Director of dRMM. Sadie’s ability to communicate and negotiate has defined her role within the organisation and has developed into the strategic management of all dRMM projects.

Sadie was design director on the award-winning No.one Centaur Street, and her internal design expertise includes dRMM’s Dura, a radical reconfigurable modular design for an ‘Exemplar’ school of the future. More recently she has headed up dRMM’s commercial work with a new office building for Aviva in the city and health and fitness centre for SkyBSB.

She regularly guest lectures both nationally and internationally and has sat on design competition juries including the Building Awards, The British Construction Industry Awards, and The World Architecture Festival Awards. Her advisory roles have included Southwark Hub for the London Festival of Architecture and the Central London Partnership 2012 legacy strategic taskforce. She is an external examiner at Westminster University and a trustee of the Creative Education Trust.

Sadie was honorary treasurer of the Architectural Association (AA) between 2009 and 2013. As of June 1st 2013 she became President of the AA. Sadie is also a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce. In March 2015, Sadie was appointed as Design Chair – leading the body that will oversee the design of High Speed Two (HS2). She was shortlisted for the AJ Woman Architect of the Year award 2014 in recognition of her twenty-year career of leadership at the forefront of an industry characterised by men.

Philip Marsh

Director

BA, Dip Arch (UCL), RIBA

UK

Bio

Founding Director of dRMM, Philip has been central to dRMM’s education projects. He was project architect for the remodelling of Kingsdale School, an acclaimed project that addressed student morale and education standards through the radical transformation of the learning environment. This experience was distilled into Dura, dRMM’s Exemplar School for the DfES. He was project architect for Clapham Manor Primary School, shortlisted for the 2010 Stirling Prize and has recently completed 4 Dwellings a 2FE Primary School for Birmingham City Council. Current projects include a new campus for Exeter Royal Academy for Deaf Education.

Philip was the architect for the Elephant & Castle Regeneration pilot, Wansey St, a mixed tenure scheme for which dRMM were awarded BD Public Housing Architect of the Year 2006. Additionally, he co-designed the recently completed sister project Harper Square, for Family Mosaic shortlisted for the NLA 2013 award for housing.

Philip has designed ArtHouse for Argent, the first private housing scheme delivered at Kings Cross Central completed 3Q 2013. He is currently working on Faraday House, phase one of Battersea Power Station, a project which has been described by David Cameron as “jewel in the crown” of regeneration projects in London.

Jonas Lencer

Studio Director

DIPL ING ARCH (RWTH), AK, ARB

DE

Bio

Jonas is studio director, combining a keen eye for original design with a solid grasp of business management. On a day-to-day basis he oversees projects and ensures the smooth running of the organisation, offering support to associate architects on contracts and client interface, and providing new insights to specific project designs.

As an architect, Jonas specialises in combining design concepts with innovative structures and construction techniques, with a particular focus on prefabrication and engineered timber construction. He was responsible for the design, development and delivery of the Wansey Street project, for which dRMM were awarded BD Public Housing Architect of the Year, and has played key roles in the design and delivery of dRMM’s London 2012 Athletes’ Village, Harper Square, and dRMM’s project at Battersea Power Station. Jonas lectures in Britain and Europe to promote dRMM’s pioneering work in cross-laminated timber.

Ana Ferrao

Arch Assistant

MSc Architecture and Urban Planning

PT

Bio

Ana was born in Lisbon where she studied architecture and urban planning at Faculdade de Arquitectura (FAL). Her Masters thesis was titled ‘Flooded Lisbon 2100′ – a conceptual/speculative work investigating how the city could evolve despite rises in the sea level. Ana also studied in Berlin at the Technische Universität Berlin(TU) under the direction of Miriam Carlow and Finn Geipel. She collaborated with DIGITALAB studio, with Charles Malene designing an installation for the Zurich HB.

Ana joined dRMM as an Architectural Assistant in the winter of 2015. She loves the city, it’s colours and vibrancy. In her spare time she explores the wonderful world of flavours of both classic and modern cuisine.

Andy Matthews

Architectural Assistant

BA (Hons), MA (RCA)

UK

Bio

Andy studied Architecture at the University of Brighton before recently completing his Masters Degree at the Royal College of Art. In Brighton, where he also worked in practice, he discovered a love for the wider design spectrum from illustration to product design. Keen to develop a multidisciplinary approach, he returned to London to finish his studies at the RCA. He is particularly interested in social and critical views toward architecture, especially his personal intrigue into social class and taste, which he explored in his masters thesis.

At dRMM Andy is applying his knowledge and enthusiasm towards a project of national significance – Hastings Pier. Outside of work he enjoys emulating meals he has sampled along his travels in his own kitchen (albeit to a slightly lower standard!).

Ann Dingli

MARKETING COORDINATOR

MA (UOM), MA (UAL)

MLT

Bio

Following the completion of her BA (Hons) degree in Art History, Ann worked as Research & Marketing manager for Maltese firm Architecture Project, were she co-organised international symposia on passive and hybrid downdraught cooling systems and frugality in architecture, as well as co-curating the exhibition ‘Novelletta’ as part of the London Festival of Architecture in 2010. Concurrently, she completed an M.A. in Art History at the UoM before leaving her island home for London. Once joining the city, Ann read for an M.A. in Critical Writing at the University of the Arts.

As Marketing Coordinator, Ann is responsible for the communication of dRMM’s professional profile and overall management of the studio’s print and online presence. She works to position the studio as a leader in its industry sectors, through critical market research and open discourse with dRMM’s directors and wider team. In her role at dRMM Ann continues to live out her passion for thinking, writing and talking about great buildings.

Davide Pontoni

Architectural Assistant

MA ARCH

IT

Bio

Davide studied architecture at the Milano polytechnic university, developing skills on sustainable design and city analysis. During his studies he worked with different practices focusing on building renovation, sport facilities and luxury villas. He spent a year working in Copenhagen where he gained experience in urban development and public competitions. He has a keen interest in the reinterpretation of traditional architecture and the public realm.

Each summer Davide works as a skipper on a Croatian sailing boat, feeding his great appetite for travel and the sea. He is back on land now, working with the dRMM team on the design for a car park.

 

Diana Noronha Feio

Architectural Assistant

MA ARCH

PT

Bio

Diana joined dRMM in August 2013 as an architectural assistant. She is originally from Portugal where she studied at the University of Lisbon at FA and in the University of São Paulo at FAU. Her MA thesis in housing design included rigorous research into the evolution of dwelling and inhabitation patterns with a view to create spatial solutions for the needs of contemporary society. Following her studies, Diana worked for BFS Arquitectos, in São Paulo on the development of private houses.

At dRMM, Diana has worked mainly on large residential projects such as the Athletes Village and has recently joined the Trafalgar Place team. Besides architecture, Diana is passionate about dancing. She has trained and performed as a professional dancer for many years and is always looking to marry both creative paths in some way, shape or form.

Eoin Horgan

Architectural Assistant

MA Arch (CCAE)

IRL

Bio

Eoin studied architecture in his home city of Cork. He graduated in 2012 and went on to work on a number of design projects in Ireland and abroad. His involvement in the research and publication of a river navigation guide for Cork city provided him with invaluable experience working with public bodies. Eoin’s thesis research was based in Istanbul, where he looked at urban regeneration through the reintroduction of industry, specifically experimental planting and production techniques for saffron. Most recently Eoin co-curated exhibitions for the Tallinn Architecture Biennale and Istanbul Design Week.

Eoin joined dRMM in October 2013 and has worked on a number of competition schemes for residential, education and industrial projects. At dRMM, Eoin has worked on our scheme for the development of the Drama building at Television Centre. He is currently part of the team delivering affordable family townhouses for numerous infill sites in Newham, East London and the redevelopment of Hastings Pier. Eoin has a keen interest in travel. Highlights so far – San Diego and New Zealand.

Fridah Mutegi

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

NVQ 4, DIP

KN

Bio

Fridah joined dRMM Architects in August 2013 as the administration assistant. Her role involves contributing to the smooth operation of the working environment by providing day-to-day administrative support to the team of busy architects.

Prior to her employment with dRMM Architects, Fridah worked for eight years in the Third Sector as an office administrator and contracts manager. Third Sector organisations work on objectives benefiting society through being flexible, non-bureaucratic and responsive – able to meet demands and put ideas into action quickly; bringing diversity to the landscape, providing innovative solutions and targeting resources at people who need them the most. They are based at the heart of communities and have a strong role in engaging local people, meeting diverse needs – building up links and have a wealth of knowledge about neighbourhoods.

Henry Gibbon

Intern

B.A. (Hons

UK

Bio

Henry studied Architecture at Oxford Brookes University, graduating in 2014. Throughout his studies his passion for woodwork was a driver, inspiring both his studio work and his dissertation. The interrogation of timber allowed him to discover how the unique and often overlooked subtlety of wood grain guides the carpenter to his final product, projecting a personal language on the atmosphere of our architectural perception.

During his time at dRMM Henry has been largely involved in the initial design development of projects and competitions. He has created competition models, visualisations and even the odd stop-motion film. Henry’s interests in travelling, food, music and art have influenced his own personal projects. He is also an active campaigner for awareness of environmental issues.

isabel Pietri

ASSOCIATE

AA DIPL, ARB

VE

Bio

Since joining dRMM Isabel has been involved in a wide range of projects, from early designs for TATE’s mobile gallery to masterplans. She has overseen façade packages for dRMM’s buildings at the Athletes’ Village, and has been involved in developing the cross-laminated timber structure for our latest residential scheme in Elephant and Castle.  Isabel plays a key role in our on-going speculation on the future of housing after leading our research into floating communities.

Isabel graduated from the Architectural Association in 2007. Having worked at Barkow Leibinger in Berlin and Foster + Partners in London, she has also taken part in traditional and experimental building workshops in Portugal, Japan and the UK.

James Crawford

ARCHITECTURAL ASSISTANT

MA ARCH (RCA)

UK

Bio

James first joined dRMM in 2010 after gaining his degree from the University of Liverpool. During his first stint with us he worked the delivery of the Athletes village and has now rejoined dRMM after completing his Masters degree at the Royal College of Art. Currently, he is predominantly working on the Phase One redevelopment of Elephant and Castle.

Whilst at the RCA James developed a theoretical proposal named Patapolis – a radical take on current sustainable culture that questioned the rural urban divide and the future potential of our ‘ecological age’. Broadly, James is interested in the use of colour and ‘fun’ in architecture.

Jasmin Sohi

ASSOCIATE

BSC, DIP ARCH (UCL), ARB

UK/HK/SG

Bio

 

Having received her degree from the Bartlett, UCL, Jasmin joined dRMM in 2004 and returned in 2008 after gaining her diploma with a project exploring the nature of risk in a Japanese insurance office. At dRMM Jasmin has been involved with various projects such as the refurbishment of SEI and the new build extension for Clapham Manor Primary School. Jasmin has good experience of housing design and has overseen the development of unit layouts through to construction for Athletes’ Village Plot N26.

Jasmin’s current projects include the development of family townhouse typologies for numerous infill sites in Newham. In her spare time Jasmin makes clothes and is interested in tailoring architectures from innovative fabrics (a flimsy excuse to go to sample sales).

Johanna Degenhardt

Architect

ARB, RIBA, Hamb. Arch (DE)

DE

Bio

Johanna qualified in 2007 after studying at the Bartlett UCL, University of Westminster London, and the Polytechnic University Braunschweig, Germany. She specializes in the renovation of existing buildings and their combination with the new. Her most recent projects have involved restoration and extension of two listed buildings in the heart of Hamburg, where she lead the entire process from feasibility study to site supervision and completion.

In London she worked on the award winning restoration of a listed terrace overlooking Regents Park, the extensive refurbishment of a 1930s school building and other high quality refurbishments. She has acquired further training in the valuation of sites and properties (TUV Rheinland, DE). Johanna joined DRMM in 2014 and has been involved in the redevelopment of several sites in London Borough of Newham.

Jorge Larrea

Architectural Assistant

ARCH DIPL (UNC)

AR

Bio

 

Jorge studied architecture at the Universidad Nacional de Cordoba. While doing so, he worked with small practices as an assistant teacher in workshops and competitions, facilitating the design and build of a family patio house. Jorge’s final thesis focused on the re-conquest of a complex urban site known as Barrio Alberdi, through the balance rupture of an antique cinema called La Piojera.

After graduating in 2012, Jorge came to Europe to walk through beautiful cities, considering this activity to be essential to his own education. Fascinated by British music and literature, he moved to London and worked on a community project in Canning Town.

Josh McDermott

Architectural Assistant

BSc Arch UEL

UK

Bio

Josh studied architecture at the University of East London, graduating in 2014. His work at university focused on building materials, studying 1:1 fabrication methods in both timber and concrete. These studies influenced the outcome of his final project, entitled ‘Calla Nueva Conde Duque’ carried out in Madrid, at the Conde Duque cultural centre.

Josh initially joined dRMM in the summer of 2013 as part of the Hastings Pier team, working on model-making and drawing. He was also responsible for building the  dRMM diminutive house, named ‘House for a Deaf Child’, for the Doll’s House charity event. After completing his final year at university, Josh returned to dRMM in July 2014. In the last 6 months he has been part of the Trafalgar Place team, helping out on the day to day work and seeing out the project in the coming weeks. When not in the office you’ll find him at an exhibition, gig or in his kitchen.

judith Stichtenoth

ASSOCIATE

DIPL ING ARCH (TU BERLIN), AK, ARB

DE

Bio

Judith is an Associate at dRMM. She leads dRMM’s team for the BBC Television Centre masterplan, and the team for Battersea Power Station Phase 1 (RS-1B) – the latter is currently under construction. She is also project lead for 51-54 Fenchurch Street, an office development in the heart of London. Prior to joining dRMM, Judith worked for LIN Architects on projects based in France and Germany. She was responsible for the design and detailed development of the external envelope of the Cité du Design in Saint-Etienne.

Judith was project architect for Harper Square, providing 72 apartments and townhouses forming part of the Elephant and Castle Regeneration in Southwark. She also contributed to the Stratford City North project originally conceived for the London 2012 Olympic games. Judith’s strengths lie in organising and managing production activities, liaising with stakeholders and solving technical and design issues in an innovative way. Aside from her project management tasks she has a key role in the studio’s resourcing and recruitment processes.

Junko Yanagisawa

ASSOCIATE

AA DIPL, ARB

JP

Bio

 

A graduate of the Architectural Association in 2005, Junko was originally a student with dRMM in 2003 when she was involved in the construction stage of Kingsdale School’s auditorium and library. She provided specialised input on projects using cross-laminated timber, such as the Naked House for the INDUSTRY! exhibition in Oslo, Norway, Kingsdale School Music & Sports Buildings in London and Modern Art Oxford in Oxford. Junko worked on key education projects including Clapham Manor School in London (shortlisted for the 2010 RIBA Stirling Prize) and the Four Dwellings Primary School project in Birmingham. Junko has also contributed to the design of the Rundeskogen tower scheme in Norway.

Junko is currently working on the Sky Health and Fintess centre – 3 storey new timber building as part of the Sky Broadcasting Campus, due to complete in Spring 2015.

Lea Ingemann Bjerg

Associates' Assistant

DK

Bio

After graduating from the Danish STX (Grammar School) in Ørestad Gymnasium in 2014, Lea relocated from Copenhagen to London to gain life and work experience abroad. As assistant to the associates and the admin team at dRMM Lea is responsible for a number of administrative tasks which help to ensure the smooth running of the studio’s projects. Her tasks include tracking of project planning and reporting, improvement of working files and databases, and general admin support.

Lea enjoys working within a creative environment that challenges her organisational skills and feeds her interest in design and architecture. She enjoys music, photography and exploring the city. Her Instagram profile is enviably cool.

Mark Reimer

Architect

BA, MA (LSBU), DIP ARCH (UCL)

DE

Bio

 

Mark trained as an architect at TU Dresden in Germany and UCL and London Met in the UK, and obtained a MSc in Construction Project Management at LSBU in London. Prior to joining dRMM he worked for different architects, developers and PM consultancies. He also has worked as a Design Advisor for CABE fostering exemplar school design as part of the BSF initiative.

Mark has particular interest in the educational, commercial and residential sector in which he acquired extensive experience in design, project delivery, construction and coordination  as an architect and project manager. He is currently working on a number of residential projects in the London Borough of Newham.

NAZLI USTA

ARCH ASSISTANT

B ARCH, AA GRAD DIPL

TR

Bio

Nazli studied architecture at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York and completed her graduate diploma at the Architectural Association in 2011. At the AA she pursued her interest in film and architecture by focusing on interactive design and the notion of the city as a stage.

Having worked in cities such as New York, Berlin and Istanbul Nazli has developed a keen interest in urban regeneration. At dRMM Nazli has worked on Harper Square and Phase 1 of the Elephant and Castle Regeneration, gaining expertise in spatial organisation and residential design standards. Currently, Nazli is a member of the team designing dRMM’s residential project at Battersea Power Station, which leads her back to ‘architectural staging’.

Oli Cunningham

ASSOCIATE

BA (HONS), DIP ARCH, RIBA

UK

Bio

 

Combining practice and education for many years, Oli runs his own practice alongside teaching and work with dRMM. Previously an Associate with Design Engine, he led their London office delivering a range of innovative projects including products, interiors and urban masterplanning, across new build, existing and listed buildings.

As a senior lecturer at the University of Portsmouth, Oli led a final year degree studio and co-led a postgrad studio researching urbanism. At dRMM, Oli has focused on delivering Plot N26 on the Athletes Village and regularly contributes to pre-planning, design and technology reviews for projects and competitions. Oli is currently a design tutor at the University of Sheffield.

Patrick Usborne

ARCHITECT

BSc (Hons), AADipl, ARB

UK

Bio

Patrick has returned to dRMM as a registered Architect after first joining in 2005 when he worked on projects including the Timber Stadium and Four Dwellings Primary School. Patrick was a scholarship student at the Architectural Association for six years. On graduating he joined Serie Architects working on numerous projects in China, Singapore, India and Kazakhstan.

Patrick continues to teach through workshops and juries at the Architectural Association. Before architecture, Patrick gained an honours degree in Physics which sparked a passion for precision whilst being responsive to our environment and culture. Away from the office you’ll probably find him up a mountain, skiing, climbing or running.

Raphael Villiermet

ARCHITECTURAL ASSISTANT

ADE (ENSA-V)

FR

Bio

 

Raphael graduated from Ecole Nationale Superieure d’Architecture de Versailles in France and went on to complete a year’s study in Argentina at Facultad de Arquitectura Diseno y Urbanismo. He built upon his educational experience by gaining hands-on experience on construction sites for four months. This work deepened his interest in the full lifecycle of the construction process and design precision.

Prior to joining dRMM, Raphael worked in Paris at Baillon-Henrion and Bruther, focusing on the design of sport and education public facilities, for competitive public sector contracts. At dRMM he works mainly on the Battersea Power Station housing project, but has also worked on the landmark project, Endless Stair, for the London Design Festival 2013.

Riccardo Monte

ARCHITECTURAL ASSISTANT

MA ARCH

IT

Bio

Riccardo studied architecture at the Politecnico di Milano. On the advice of his grandfather’s friend, Professor Vittorio Gregotti, he moved to London to broaden his experience and career.

At dRMM Riccardo has worked on high profile projects including RIBA Award winning St Albans Academy and the Exeter Royal Academy for Deaf Education. He is a key member of the Trafalgar Place design team, overseeing the cross-laminated timber (CLT) structural coordination and various interior packages through the construction phase on site. Riccardo runs dRMM’s model workshop, overseeing and advising on all model-making activity on a daily basis. In addition to project work, he has presented dRMM’s work at the Politecnico di Milano and guest tutored at the University of East London. In his own time, he loves to materialise and evolve his architectural knowledge and studies into the fine art of painting.

Roslyn Stanwick

PA TO DIRECTORS

BA (HONS) MA UOL

CA

Bio

 

Originally from Winnipeg, Canada, Roslyn has been based in the UK since 2010. After completing her Master’s in History of Art, Roslyn moved from Leeds to London to pursue a career in cultural management. Prior to joining dRMM, she worked in the exhibition department at Calvert 22, as a studio coordinator at Kiwi & Pom and most recently worked as an independent events manager in the arts.

At dRMM, Roslyn deals with day-to-day diary management for the directors and is responsible for all matters concerning client relations. She is passionate about London’s art and design scene and enjoys planning monthly studio outings much more than she ought to.

Sara Muzio

BA (Hons), MA (RCA)

UK/IT

Bio

Sara has joined dRMM as an architect with a passion for creating vibrant buildings and public spaces which actively engage a wide variety of users. Previously Sara worked on a number of popular neighbourhood and community activation projects in London and abroad with EXYZT, a renowned collective of architects, artists and carpenters.

Projects with EXZYT included a pop-up Lido in Southwark; community pizza oven and feasting table for the Tate Modern; a woodland teaching hut in Bristol’s May Park Primary School commissioned by the Arnolfini Centre for Contemporary Arts; and a new street-food hub at Surrey Street Market for the GLA and Croydon Council.

Saskia Lencer

Associate

DIPL ING ARCH (FH), MSC, AK, ARB

DE

Bio

 

Saskia is an associate at dRMM and works on a number of distinctive projects, specialising in the design and delivery of Cross Laminated Timber construction. She was project architect for the RIBA Award winning scheme known as the ‘Tower of Love’ at Blackpool’s seafront and subsequently led another RIBA Award winning CLT project in East London – WoodBlock House, a studio and family home for UK artist Richard Woods.

Saskia’s studies in Cologne and at the TU-Berlin have given her a strong technical background. She has gained experience in design and construction at all scales and with listed buildings whilst working in the US, UK, Turkey and Germany. Currently, Saskia is leading the project team for dRMM’s housing project for the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.

Sayan Skandarajah

Architectural Assistant

MA, MArch

UK / SL

Bio

Sayan studied at the University of Edinburgh before completing his masters at the Bartlett, UCL. In Edinburgh he became fascinated with building discrepancy and attitudes towards preservation, with his final project on the subject being shortlisted for the RIBA Bronze medal. At the Bartlett his graduating project and thesis critiqued the egalitarian mentality of Copenhagen, suggesting that its principles of equality are also rooted in exclusivity and territorialisation. His work examined the correlation between representational techniques and political ideologies.

Sayan joined dRMM in 2014, hoping to build on his prior experience with residential and educational projects, including his work on a school for autistic children. Outside of work you’re sure to find him in a record store, feeding his obsession for house, soul, funk, dance, hip hop, and folk music.

Sophie Worsnop

Architectural Assistant

BSC BATH

UK

Bio

 

Sophie studied Architecture at the University of Bath, graduating in 2013. Her final year thesis project investigated the demise of the craftsman in an age of digitalization, allowing her to experiment with wood working techniques herself. Previous to dRMM Sophie worked for Berman Guedes Stretton Architects gaining experience in conservation and projects in the education sector.

At dRMM Sophie has been responsible for creating drawings, models and visualisations for winning competition entries and feasibility studies, and at present she is working on an office building. Sophie is an avid music fan and enjoys traveling to European festivals where she is always accompanied by her camera.

Steven Wallis

ASSOCIATE

BA (DESIGN), DIP BDD

AU

Bio

Steven studied architecture at RMIT University in Melbourne, and worked for several years with leading architectural practices before emigrating to the UK. Since joining dRMM in 2008, Steven has primarily been involved in Residential portfolio of projects; contributing to the early design stages of the Arthouse building as part of the Kings Cross Redevelopment, and as key member of the Stratford City North project team, which he later lead during construction.

Steven currently oversees the Trafalgar Place project: the first phase of the Elephant and Castle Regeneration which will provide the first homes as part of the regeneration of the former Heygate Estate in South London.

Sylvain Noizet

Architectural Assistnant

Arch dipl (UCL)

FR

Bio

 

Originally from the north of France Sylvain joined dRMM in January 2015. He completed his Masters in Architecture in Belgium and also studied in Finland where he won the “2012 Finnish Wood” architectural competition. He has worked in France and in China, gaining experience on large-scale projects and exploring the notion of identity in the construction process of Chinese generic cities.

Sylvain has a passion for the XIXth century architecture, aside from his day job he spends his time working on comic strips, fencing, singing metal music and travelling.

Tamsin Pearce

Studio Manager

BA (HONS)

UK

Bio

Tamsin is the Studio Manager at dRMM, having spent her previous working life in the admin/ business departments of various music, TV and radio companies. She heads up the Admin team at Tooley St, providing strong structural support to a very busy office, and assists with strategic and financial planning.  Her responsibilities cover everything non-architectural, including HR, Accounts and general office management.

Tamsin’s remit is diverse and eclectic, much like her taste in music. She loves exciting architecture, is quite partial to a good spreadsheet and likes to spend her weekends hula hooping in the park.

Tom Etchells

ARCH ASSISTANT

BA (HONS) INT DESIGN

UK

Bio

 

Whilst studying at the Glasgow School of Art, Tom explored a range of projects from office to installation design, developing a keen interest in the reuse and reinterpretation of existing interior spaces.

At dRMM Tom has worked on a number of projects at varying scales, including competitions. He has worked on primary and secondary school projects with visualisation and assisting on design development. He contributed to the initial stages and remodelling of Hastings pier, where he gained invaluable experience in public consultation and working with local education. He was part of the design team for ‘Endless Stair’, having a key hand in the design development stages through to completion. Tom is currently working on façade tender packages for a new bSkyb campus building in London.

Tonia Tkachenko

Architectural Assistant

BSc, MArch (UCL)

RU

Bio

Tonia studied Architecture at the Bartlett, UCL and graduated with her Masters degree in 2014. Her diploma project questioned the relationship between space and the body in motion. Through proposing an Arts Terrain in Copenhagen’s South Harbour, she explored how specific ways of movement produce unique spatial experiences and become productive design tools.

Tonia joined dRMM in summer 2014, keen to pursue her academic interests further through working on projects such as the Exeter Deaf Academy. In her free time you will find Tonia jet-setting between Russia and USA. Back in London she focuses on polishing her domestic skills –  baking yummy goods, cooking up veggie delights and tie-dying tote bags.

Thomas Shadbolt

Architectural Assistant

BA (HONS), DIP ARCH

UK

Bio

 

Thomas studied at the University of Huddersfield. His thesis, entitled ‘The Art of Hiding Architecture’, was a manifest on camouflage and architecture. After graduating Thomas joined OMA in Rotterdam, working on varied projects on all continents including urban plans, towers, retail, exhibition centres, and interior design with an emphasis on furniture and interior details. His highlight: designing the ground floor interior of De Rotterdam, awarded Best tall Building in Europe.

Thomas grew up working as a carpenter/maker and has an obsessive eye for fine detail. He ran the OMA model-making workshop and team, specialising in making architectural models out of wood, plastics, resins, and metal. He hopes to continue making things at dRMM whilst building the odd bicycle on the side in his own time.

Umi Baden-Powell

Design Assistant

BA (Hons)

UK/DM

Bio

Umi’s background in Fine Art and her experience as a maker informs her approach to architectural design. She is interested in the ways that architecture offers a ‘total’ approach to design. Her recent project, ‘Urban Nomadism’, analyses various urban crises (the city’s depleting resources – social, cultural, economic, environment, housing). This theoretical project culminated in 1:1 built prototypes intended to initiate egalitarian, ecological, social and cultural offerings as well as forming proposals for alternative models of living in the city.

At dRMM Umi works on a range of public realm, cultural and interior projects. She is involved in research, analysis, drafting design drawings, building models, and production of visualisations. She has prepared a planning application for a prototype project for an Urban Farm and a private home on the Thames.

Viola Gurioli

ARCHITECTURAL ASSISTANT

MA ARCH

IT

Bio

 

Before joining dRMM in 2012, Viola completed her MSc in Architecture in Milan and participated in international workshops as a teaching assistant. Her Italian education strongly influenced her “forma mentis” and sensibility towards ‘context’ (physical, cultural, social) – considering architecture as part of a complex system rather than as a free-standing object.

At dRMM Viola initially worked on two masterplan studies for the Olympic Legacy Area, fulfilling her interest in urban regeneration. She then built on her experience in residential projects forming part of the Television Centre Plot E team, where she mainly focused on structural coordination and basement layouts. She also contributed to the design of a family house in Twickenham, and is currently involved in developing a proposal for a residential tower in Camden, part of the Central Somers Town CIP Masterplan. During her spare time Viola takes to her golden bike, mapping the city’s best spots in her trusted sketchbook.

Will Howard

Architect

BA (Hons), DIP Arch, ARB

UK

Bio

Will studied architecture and urban design at the University of Huddersfield and Kingston University. His thesis was a study of industrial ruins, with emphasis on the nature of information exchange in the 21st century and adaptive reuse. This body of work deepened his interest in architectural interventions and transformed buildings. Subsequently, Will gained experience working with leading higher education clients on complex teaching, research and laboratory buildings. He has developed comprehensive experience in briefing and user engagement, design coordination, and technical delivery.

Will joined dRMM in 2014 and is currently involved with the practice’s educational projects – including the Exeter Royal Academy for Deaf Education. Outside of work, Will enjoys travel, guitar, and sampling quiche at Borough Market.

 

Opportunities

Bio

Are you interested in joining our team?

dRMM Architects is an international design-led studio based in London Bridge.  We are always on the look out for exceptional people.

If you are interested in working with us and are a Part III Architect with construction experience please submit your CV, samples of work and a short cover notice detailing your suitability to the role and notice period required. Applications should be by email to jobs@dRMM.co.uk (max file size 5mb) for the attention of HR, quoting ref: ArchPtIII in the subject title.

Responsibilities will include researching and developing solutions to architectural problems, developing and drafting concept and detail designs in CAD and by hand, coordinating design team outputs and the preparation of architectural outline and NBS specifications. You will be expected to contribute to the running of projects and to oversee the work of junior team members.

You will be RIBA Part III qualified – or equivalent – with a minimum of 3 years post qualification practice. Fluency in Vectorworks, Sketchup and Adobe Creative Suite is a minimum, with specific experience in production information and specification preparation. Familiarity with BIM, Rhino, Maxwell and model making are advantageous.

You will have excellent English speaking and writing skills, be well organised and have a proven track record of having worked independently and as part of a team through all work stages of projects. Experience in leading specific packages of a project or in team management is advantageous.

Please note that due to the volume of CVs we receive we are only able to respond to successful applicants and will not discuss submissions on the telephone.

If you are interested in any other vacancies (Part I, Part II) you are welcome to submit your CV to jobs@drmm.co.uk for our files, with your current qualification level in the subject title of the email.  We keep all submissions for three months in case a vacancy arises.

We are an equal opportunities employer.