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 was Dean of Architecture at the RCA between 2012-2015.

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 designs for an office building 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). Sadie is also a founding member of the London/UK chapter of the Women’s Exchange Network (WXN), an organisation which creates and delivers innovative networking, professional and personal development opportunities for an international community of 19,500 women in business. As of November 2015, Sadie is a member of the National Infrastructure Commission, led by former Cabinet Minister Lord Adonis.

In 2014, Sadie was shortlisted for the AJ Woman Architect of the Year award. Most recently was awarded the 2015 CBI First Women Award 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 in 2013 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 dRMM’s Studio Director. His role is defined by a balance of solid business management and in-depth design input. Jonas’ strengths lie in concept development. His role on projects is to champion concept integrity from genesis to completion, ensuring that dRMM’s architecture reflects the studio’s driving ethos.

On a day-to-day basis Jonas oversees projects and ensures the smooth running of the organisation, offering support to Associate architects on contracts and client interface. As an architect, Jonas specialises in marrying 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, and has played key roles in the design and delivery of dRMM’s London 2012 Athletes’ Village, Harper Square, and Faraday House at Battersea Power Station.

Jonas lectures worldwide to promote dRMM’s pioneering work in cross-laminated timber. He designed one of dRMM’s most high-profile timber projects – Endless Stair – with Director Alex de Rijke. Together they developed the definitive modular design concept for the Stair, allowing the structure to be adaptable to different contexts and users.

Ana Ferrao

Architectural Assistant

MSc Arch & Urbanism

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 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 currently applying his knowledge and enthusiasm towards the design of a cinema. Outside of work he enjoys emulating meals he has sampled along his travels in his own kitchen (albeit to a slightly lower standard!).

 

Anna Siwik

Architectural Assistant

MSc MA Arch

PL

Bio

Anna completed her Msc in Architecture and Master Planning at University of Arts in Poznan. She also studied architecture at Université Catholique de Louvain in Brussels and Set Design at Central Saint Martins. She worked in Brussels for ARJM on the award-winning project for Herstal Train Station in Wallonia, and a primary school project in Flanders. Her master’s thesis was titled “A scene for Anarchitecture – Temporality of abandoned spaces in Theatre design”.

Prior to joining dRMM Anna worked on various scale refurbishment and new build commercial projects in Central London at Campbell Architects. She is currently studying her Part III at Bartlett, UCL. Anna joined dRMM in April 2016. She is part of the team working on Television Centre Plot E Drama Block scheme. Anna enjoys working in a creative environment and spends her free time at the theatre and expanding her film database.

Ann Dingli

MARKETING COORDINATOR

MA (UOM), MA (UAL)

MLT

Bio

After completing a B.A. (Hons) degree in Art History, Ann worked as Research & Marketing manager for Maltese firm Architecture Project, were she was responsible for a variety marketing tasks, including the co-curation of ‘Novelletta’ – an exhibition for the London Festival of Architecture in 2010. Concurrently, she completed an M.A. in Art History at the University of Malta, and later an M.A. in Critical Writing at the University of the Arts, London.

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. This year she was responsible for the creative direction and implementation of a series of events entitled dRMM Celebrates – commemorating the studio’s twentieth anniversary since foundation. In her role at dRMM Ann continues to live out her passion for learning, writing and talking about great buildings.

Ben Turner

Architectural Assistant

BA (HONS) MA (RCA) UK

UK

Bio

Ben studied Interior design University of Kingston before completing a BA and MA in Architecture at the University of Brighton and the Royal College of Art respectively. Following his studies he worked in Sussex and London with various small practices.

Ben’s focus at the RCA was vernacular architecture, public realm and social housing. His final thesis titled ‘Towards a New Suburbia’ explored London’s housing shortage and the redeployment of its Brutalist heritage to form a high density community within the marshes of Rainham. Ben is interested in modern and traditional methods of timber construction and their potential integration into mainstream construction projects. At dRMM he is responsible for the development and delivery of six new build houses in the Sussex countryside. Out of work Ben rides motorbikes to explore the UK, stopping only to experiment with craft and traditional building methods.

Chloe Grimmett

Studio Coordinator

BA (Hons), MA (Goldsmiths)

UK

Bio

Chloe joined dRMM in 2016 as Studio Coordinator, with previous professional experience in the Higher Education sector. Her responsibilities at dRMM are varied, and are mostly focused on the general upkeep and improvement of the studio, as well as supporting the administrative side of projects. She thrives in a busy and diverse work environment and is excited to be working in a creative and challenging atmosphere.

Chloe spends much of her spare time writing essays and short stories, many of which explore her interests in lineage and location. She is enthusiastic about learning new skills and in her free time experiments with sewing, coding, or bellringing in one of London’s many bell-towers.

Cyril Roullier

Architectural Assistant

A.D.E. (ENSA-V)

FR

Bio

Cyril graduated from the Ecole Nationale Superieure d’Architecture de Versailles in France. He spent seven months in Hong Kong working for Mapoffice, researching housing development in global cities. Prior to joining dRMM, Cyril worked in Paris at different practices including O. WEETS Architects, where he gained experience working on heritage building conservation. At Devillers et Associes, he was part of a team for developing urban development strategies for the city of Saint-Malo (FR). He was also a team member of the consultation for the west façade of Le Bourget (FR) airport.

Cyril joined dRMM in 2016 and is currently part of the team designing a car park and a datacenter for Sky campus. Following the legacy of the Beaux Arts tradition, Cyril has formed part of a brass band in London. He plays the trombone.

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

Architect

MA ARCH, ARB

PT

Bio

Diana is from Portugal where she studied at the University of Lisbon at FA. Her MA thesis in ‘Anonymous Architecture’ included rigorous research into housing design and the evolution of dwelling. It looked at living patterns with a view to create spatial solutions for the needs of contemporary society. Diana has also studied in the University of São Paulo at FAU and worked for BFS Arquitectos, in São Paulo on the development of private houses.

Diana joined dRMM in August 2013 where she initially worked on the latest stages of Athletes Village and Trafalgar Place. Diana also formed part of the team for 51-54 Fenchurch Street, where she was a key member for the coordination of structural and interior packages. Most recently she worked in a private house in Greenwich and is currently a part of the team delivering a mixed use scheme and affordable family townhouses, in Newham, East London. 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.

Francesco Montaguti

Architectural Assistant

Bsc (IUAV) MArch (UW)

IT

Bio

Francesco moved to London in 2012 after graduating from the Università Iuav di Venezia, Italy. Prior to joining dRMM in March 2016, he worked on different scale international projects at JaK Studio. These included the winning proposal for the BBC 4 Listening Pod, and the 2nd placed proposal for the RIBA Internal competition Yorks Historic Guildhall and Riverside.

Francesco completed his MArch at Westminster University, London in 2015, where he drew upon his interest in developing new architecture typologies. His final year project, entitled The 24/7 L-Earning Sport Hub, proposed a new economic model for Shanghai through the hybridisation of three sports arenas and an investment bank. At dRMM, Francesco is working on a 180-unit residential project in East London. His hobbies outside work include: basketball, snowboarding, and pasta-making.

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

Jasmin is an Associate at dRMM. Having received her degree from the Bartlett, UCL, she 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. Jasmin has good experience of housing design and has been involved in the development of unit layouts through to construction for Athletes’ Village Plot N26. She has also overseen the design and construction of social tenure family townhouses for numerous infill sites in Newham.

She is currently project architect for a Maggie’s cancer caring centre in Oldham – an exciting scheme involving a raised timber structure with a curved glazed void. Jasmin also trained in graphic design at Shillington College and looks after dRMM’s brand and graphic outputs. In her spare time she makes macarons and is trying to learn Japanese.

Jonathan Bourhis

Architectural Assistant

ADE

FR

Bio

Jonathan graduated from the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Nantes as an Architect D.E. He has also studied at the Politechnika Krakowska, where his research focused on the production of a new sacral heritage in Poland. Prior to dRMM, he worked at OMA Rotterdam on several significant projects, including the PEX Toulouse and the new Lab City/École Centrale of Paris. He also had the opportunity to work in Italy for 3-im, a consulting company specialising in BIM. Jonathan’s project work also includes a scheme in Qatar and the development of the new ENI HQ in Milan, designed by Morphosis Architects.

At dRMM, he is part of the Television Centre Plot E Drama Block scheme. He is also helping to steer the development of a BIM strategy for the studio. Out of the office Jonathan is an explorer of culture and cuisine.

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.

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.

Lea Ingemann Bjerg

Marketing Assistant

DK

Bio

Lea joined dRMM in 2014 when she relocated from Copenhagen to London. Having completed her sixth form college education at Ørestad Gymnasium, her present aim is to gain work experience and build on her focus areas: media and language skills. At dRMM Lea is part of the Marketing department where she helps to shape and strengthen the studio’s outlook, with a focus on the creation of new content and refining dRMM’s online presence. Working across teams, she is also involved with research into, and coordination of, competitions.

Lea enjoys working within a creative environment that challenges her skills and feeds her interest in good design. She spends her free time meandering between various hobbies: music, drawing and amateur photography.

Lucy Rymer

Architectural Assistant

BA (Hons) Arch

UK

Bio

After completing her degree in Architecture, Lucy travelled to Cambodia with a humanitarian design practice to construct new facilities for the charity ‘Help the Cambodia Children’. The project was completed in just 8 weeks and is currently being enjoyed by the community. Along with her research at University this experience fed Lucy’s interest in the influence of architecture on society, both physically and psychologically, and how it can be used as a tool for social transformation.

At dRMM Lucy is currently working on a large scale residential project and is using her time and experience in the studio to develop her ideas in preparation for a master’s thesis. In between work and studying she loves to travel and explore new places and cultures.

NAZLI USTA

PART III

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’.

Nicolas Baino

Architectural Assistant

ARCH DIPL. UNC

AR

Bio

Nicolas studied architecture at the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba in Argentina. For his final thesis he explored the possibilities of increasing the complexity of a neighbourhood by thinking the re-conquest of a small theatre. Before dRMM, Nicolas worked in small practices, and as a teaching assistant in the urbanism department at his university. His first project was in a studio dedicated to landscape and public space in Catalunya. In Barcelona, he combined freelance work with participation in small art workshops, as well as a post-graduate course on the Territorial Development in the Universitat Politècnica.

Nicolas joined dRMM in March 2016 as team member of Television Centre Plot E project. He enjoys the diversity of the team, and in his own time delves enthusiastically into the history of London.

Patrick Usborne

ARCHITECT

BSc (Hons), AADipl, ARB

UK

Bio

Patrick is a Project Architect at dRMM and has worked on a number of large-scale commercial and residential projects since joining in 2013. These include a commercial scheme on Fenchurch Street and mixed use development in East London. 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

PART III

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 Buenos Aires’ FADU. He built upon his educational experience by gaining hands-on experience on construction sites before joining dRMM Architects. 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 was a key member on the Battersea Power Station housing project overseeing structural coordination and other interior packages, but also worked on the landmark project, Endless Stair, for the London Design Festival 2013. More recently, Raphael was involved with the practice’s residential projects of Maidenhead and East Ham, gaining more experience in residential project design.

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

Creative Strategist

BA (Hons), MA (RCA)

UK/IT

Bio

Sara has a passion for creating vibrant pieces of city through buildings and public spaces which actively engage a wide variety of users. She works with the dRMM team to develop and support strategies for future projects, including dRMM’s winning Wood Blocks proposal for the NLA New Ideas for Housing London.

Previously Sara worked with the EXYZT collective over eight years years, creating and managing popular large-scale installations including a trio of project on Union Street in Southwark: the Southwark Lido, the reUNION and The Lake. Whilst working with EXYZT Sara delivered projects for the Tate Modern, the Arnolfini Centre for Contemporary Arts in Bristol, the Architecture Foundation and the London Festival of Architecture.

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. Her studies in Cologne and at the TU-Berlin have given her a strong technical background, and she has gained experience in design and construction at all scales and with listed buildings whilst working in the US, UK, Turkey, Norway and Germany.

Saskia 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. She worked on dRMM’s Rundeskogen residential towers in Norway, as well as the early stages of the Hastings Pier. She was project leader on a masterplanning project for the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, as well as for the early stages of dRMM’s Battersea Power Station Phase 1 (RS-1B). Her current projects include a cinema for Curzon as well as a variety of mixed use projects in Newham for Helical Retail and RDV. In addition to supervising projects Saskia’s role encompasses the studio’s team development and resourcing needs.

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 his final project on the subject of building preservation was shortlisted for the RIBA Bronze medal. At the Bartlett his graduating project and thesis examined the egalitarian mentality of Copenhagen, using representation as a means of communicating political ideals. He runs summer school workshops at the Bartlett that introduce young architects to working at the city scale.

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. He has since worked on a range of projects of different scales and at different stages. Outside of work you’re sure to find him in a record store, feeding his love for house, disco, afrobeat and everything in between!

Sophie Worsnop

Architectural Assistant

BSC BATH

UK

Bio

Sophie joined dRMM in 2013 after completing her Part I at the University of Bath. Her final year thesis project investigated the demise of the craftsman in an age of digitalisation, allowing her to experiment with wood working techniques herself. Previous to dRMM Sophie worked in Oxford gaining experience in conservation and projects in the education sector.

At dRMM Sophie has been part of the teams working on BBC Television Centre, 51-54 Fenchurch Street, and The Exeter Royal Academy and for Deaf Education where she has been responsible for creating drawings, models and visualisations. Sophie is currently at the Royal College of Art studying for her MA Architecture and is working part time on dRMM’s residential building – Faraday House –for the Battersea Power Station masterplan.

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.

Tamsin Pearce

Associate

BA (HONS)

UK

Bio

Tamsin is the Finance Associate at dRMM.  Following over four years as our Studio Manager, and an eclectic previous administrative career in the entertainment industry, she has joined the associate team to focus on the financial side of our business.  Her remit covers all things financial – including invoicing, project finances and the general studio budget.  She also continues to oversee the administration & marketing teams.

Aside from number-crunching and spreadsheets, Tamsin loves exciting architecture, front row fringe theatre seats, and rarely travels anywhere long-distance without at least one hula hoop.

Tom Etchells

Architectural 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, and has worked on projects such as 51-54 Fenchurch Street and Brill Place. She is currently studying for her Part III at Westminster University. In her free time Tonia jet-sets between Russia and USA. When in London she focuses on polishing her domestic skills – baking yummy goods, cooking up veggie delights, and tie-dying tote bags.

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 has built on her experience both in urban and residential design. After having worked on two masterplan studies for the Olympic Legacy Area fulfilling her interest in urban regeneration and place making, she formed part of the Television Centre Plot E team, focusing on structural and service coordination. More recently, Viola has worked on the design for a high-end residential tower in Camden, part of the Central Somers Town CIP Masterplan. She is currently developing a housing proposal for Newham. In between travels, Viola spends her time exploring the city on her golden bike, mapping her discoveries in her trusted sketchbook.

Will Howard

Architect

BA (Hons), DIP Arch, ARB

UK

Bio

Will studied in architecture Huddersfield and at Kingston University before joining dRMM in 2014. He has been involved with a variety of projects – including the development of bSkyb’s Osterley campus, and the Exeter Royal Academy for Deaf Education. Will has varied experience in user engagement, design coordination, and overseeing the production of information from conceptual stages through to technical delivery. In previous practice, he gained experience working with leading higher education clients on complex teaching, research and laboratory buildings.

Will is currently working on a number of residential projects across London, and he also organises CPDs for dRMM. Outside of work, Will enjoys travel, guitar, and sampling quiche at Borough Market.

 

Opportunities

Bio

Thank you for your interest in dRMM Ltd. Currently we have no vacancies.

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