dRMM

Alex de Rijke

Director

BA, Dip Arch, MA, ARB

UK/NL

Bio

Alex de Rijke is a founding Director of dRMM, having established the practice in 1995 with Philip Marsh and Sadie Morgan. He is a design champion at dRMM, responsible for the concept, construction and delivery of our timber projects. These include such diverse projects as Sliding HouseKingsdale School, Charlton WorkStackTower of LoveEndless Stair, WoodBlock HouseMaggie’s Oldham, and the Stirling Prize winning Hastings Pier.

Alex conducts ongoing research into contemporary materials, technologies and methods of construction. In 2006 he wrote, ‘Timber is the new Concrete’, and introduced cross-laminated timber to the UK with groundbreaking prefabricated buildings, Kingsdale School Sports Hall in London, and the Naked House prototype exhibited in Oslo. Through Alex’s leadership, dRMM has become recognised as a pioneer and authority on engineered timber design and construction, especially CLT (cross-laminated timber).

In 2013 de Rijke, alongside AHEC and ARUP, invented the first cross-laminated timber made from a hardwood and in the form of Endless Stair demonstrated its incomparable beauty, strength and sustainability in the LDF 2013 installation at Tate Modern. In summer 2017, construction will complete on dRMM’s Maggie’s cancer care centre in Oldham. A building that demonstrates a synthesis of concept, construction and user well-being; it is made entirely from tulipwood CLT and glass. The project reveals Alex’s total design ethos in its integration of landscape, architecture, furniture and art.

Prof.de Rijke has consistently combined cutting-edge practice with education. He advocates learning through experimentation and making, and his extensive experience includes teaching, lecturing and examining at many european schools of Architecture. From 2011-2015 he was Professor of the Masters programme and Dean of Architecture at the Royal College of Art. Alex is currently an External Examiner to the Design & Make timber programme at the Architectural Association, and a Visiting Professor to the Royal College of Art, London. He lectures internationally, presenting dRMM’s work from Scandinavia and Europe to Asia and Australasia. He has given conference papers on a range of themes including: engineered timber architecture and construction; prefabricated and mobile architecture; and the relationship between architecture and health.

Under Richard Roger’s former chairmanship, Alex de Rijke was a member of the Design for London Advisory Panel, and continues to contribute to design discussions at institutions such as the RIBA, ARCAM (Architecture Centre Amsterdam) and the Milan Salone del Mobile. Alex represents dRMM and the wider profession in the media through radio, TV appearances, and features in publications such as The Plan, Architectural Review, Dezeen and The Guardian.

With a parallel passion as photographer, Alex photographs for publications and exhibitions, including the Venice Biennale 2008 and 2012, and documents dRMM’s projects on an ongoing basis.

 

Sadie Morgan

Director

BA (Hons), MA, FRSA

UK

Bio

Sadie is a founding director of dRMM and industry leader. Her steadfast belief in the importance of design that connects back to people and place is a central influence in our practice. Over her 20-year career Sadie has had an increasingly significant role in the advocacy of design and architecture through her professional practice and her advisory roles.

Sadie is chairing the Independent Design Panel for High Speed Two, reporting directly to the Secretary of State. She is one of ten commissioners for the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) led by Chief Executive Phil Graham, and deputy chair of the Thames Estuary 2050 Growth Commission. In 2017, she was appointed as a Mayor’s design advocate for the Greater London Authority, and a non-executive director for the Major Projects Association.

Sadie lectures internationally on the work of dRMM, and the importance of infrastructure which connects back to people and place. She sits on competition jury and advisory panels including the RIBA National Awards Advisory Panel and represents the profession in the media through radio, TV appearances, and her columns for Building Magazine and Estates Gazette.

Sadie became the youngest president of the Architectural Association in 2013; was shortlisted for the AJ Woman Architect of the Year award in 2014; and in 2016, was appointed professor at the University of Westminster and awarded an honorary doctorate from London South Bank University. Most recently she was named New Londoner of the Year at the 2017 New London Awards for her work in ‘championing the importance of design at the highest political level’.

Sadie is highly active within the architectural industry, both in business and extra-curricular activity. She sailed with the winning Great British team in the Commodores’ Cup 2012, rode Cycle to MIPIM 2015 and pedElle 2017 for Corum, and climbed Mount Kilimanjaro to support The Railway Children organisation in 2017.

Elements of Sadie’s design thinking can be found throughout dRMM’s projects, from the Stirling Prize winning Hastings Pier to Trafalgar PlaceClapham Manor Primary School, the Athlete’s Village for the London Olympic Games and Faraday House at the Battersea Power Station.

Philip Marsh

Director

BA, DipArch, RIBA, ARB

UK

Bio

Philip Marsh is a founding director of dRMM. He is an industry leader, award winning architect, media commentator and past awards judge. He has 23 years of experience as an expert in residential and civic architecture and urban design, having designed and delivered award-winning residential projects, schools, civic buildings and placemaking projects.

These include significant regeneration projects in London, such as designing the critical first phase housing for Argent at Kings Cross, Faraday House at Battersea Power Station and Trafalgar Place for Lend Lease at the Elephant and Castle (Stirling prize shortlisted 2016).

Education projects include the remodelling of Kingsdale School in Southwark; a £23m transformation project that prefaced the Buildings School for the Future Initiative, and Clapham Manor Primary School; a contemporary addition to a Victorian Board School. Not only did this extension provide the school with much needed extra space, but it also positively transformed the public realm, as recognised by the Mayor of London Planning Award 2010 and the Stirling prize shortlisting 2010.

Philip’s approach to design has always been to question the ‘norm’ and to consider lateral responses in order to elevate the ambition and the possibilities of each project. His design of Wansey St is acclaimed for providing the maximum possible quality for all residents, whatever their tenure and the scheme was awarded BD Public Housing Architect of the Year 2006. The RIBA Judges remarked of Trafalgar Place, “the quality achieved should be an example for future housing developments”. With an outstanding site plan that dedicates over 46% to the public realm, the scheme received the Best New Place to Live Award and the Mayor’s Award for Planning Excellence in 2016.

Philip has an excellent success rate in getting planning permission for the projects he has designed, partly thanks to his understanding of and ability to balance the needs of both commercial developers and local authorities. He recently gained planning for Brill Place, a 25-storey residential tower adjacent to St Pancras station as part of the Central Somers Town Regeneration.

A passionate designer with strong aspirations for London, Philip creates high quality, healthy, accessible and sustainable places. His residential scheme for the White City Television Centre regeneration is described by local residents as, “bold […] lighter in feel and in a talented way it cleverly transitions the mixed architecture of the existing street to the bulkier aspect of the [BBC]. There is a degree of poetry in its existence where none existed before”.

Jonas Lencer

Director

DIPL ING ARCH, AK, ARB

DE

Bio

Jonas is a director at dRMM, he manages the strategic development of the practice and oversees the design, construction and delivery of a mixed-use portfolio of high profile projects. These include Faraday House, the bold and imaginative residential building within the Battersea Power Station development. As an architect, his speciality is combining the design concept with innovative construction techniques, and he has a particular focus on prefabrication and engineered timber.

Jonas lectures internationally on dRMM’s pioneering work in engineered timber, such as Kingsdale Sports Hall, Naked House, and Maggie’s Oldham. In 2017, he was invited to sit on a London Borough’s Quality Review Panel and became an assessor for RIBA Part III at the University of Brighton, in 2016 he judged the Malaysian Wood Awards.

Jonas designed Endless Stair with fellow director Alex de Rijke for the 2013 London Design Festival. It is one of dRMM’s most celebrated timber installations because it’s modular design allows the work to adapt to different contexts. For the 2014 Milan Salone del Mobile the concept was reconfigured as Scale Infinite. Jonas was born and educated in Germany and moved to the UK in 2004.

Before joining dRMM he worked alongside Prof. Mirko Baum at the Institute for Structural Architecture, RWTH-Aachen, as well as in Cologne and Moscow as an assistant to the artist Prof. Igor Sacharow-Ross.

Jonas’ career is a definition of the émigré architect. He draws upon his expatriate point of view and academic background to form extraordinary design solutions to complex architectural problems. Jonas’ strength lies in concept development and communication. He champions concept integrity from genesis to delivery, ensuring that dRMM’s guiding ethos is reflected in the studio’s architecture.

Jonas manages an internal team from 14 different countries, and steers stakeholder and client relations on some of dRMM’s most high profile projects.

 

ALICE DOYNE-DITMAS

ARCH ASSISTANT

BA (HONS), DIP ARCH

UK

Bio

Alice is an Architectural Assistant interested in architecture that has social purpose. She studied at The Mackintosh School of Architecture in Glasgow and her thesis explored unconventional public spaces between the land and sea. She has professional experience in a range of residential schemes and her work has taken her from the UK to Paris, to Rio de Janeiro and back. She is currently undertaking her Part III at the University of Westminster.

At dRMM, Alice is developing the façades for the Triangle, a new residential scheme in Newham. Out of the studio Alice spends most of her time peddling, podcasting and looking for the next opportunity for a surf.

Andy Matthews

Architect

BA (Hons), MA, ARB

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

Architect

MSc, MArch, ARB

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”. She achieved her Part III at Bartlett, UCL.

Prior to joining dRMM Anna worked on various scale refurbishment and new build commercial projects in Central London at Campbell Architects. 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.

Anna Lisa McSweeney

Arch Assistant

BSC, MA

UK/SE

Bio

Anna Lisa completed her part I at the Bartlett School of Architecture, and following a two-year period in industry, concluded her master’s studies at the RCA. She worked for multidisciplinary design practice HTA until joining dRMM in late 2017. Both her academic and professional work demonstrate an innate interest in community-based architecture and making a positive contribution to the built environment.

She has played an active role in the realisation of several live projects, from a sustainability focused live-work cooperative in rural Belgium, to the community build of anaerobic digesters, finding value in ‘meanwhile’ spaces in London. At dRMM, Anna Lisa is working on an infrastructure and public realm tender. Out of the studio she enjoys sourdough-baking, language-learning, and can be found rambling by day or dancing by night.

Benedetta Montaguti

Arch Assistant

BArch, MSc

IT

Bio

Benedetta completed her undergraduate studies in Venice and Paris before heading to the Netherlands for her part II. Her MSc thesis specialised in ‘Interiors Buildings Cities’; exploring territories that range from the extended interior to the intimate city. She worked from her understanding of existing urban, social and economic situations while focussing on the notion of Urban Institution. During her education, she also had the opportunity to work on a slum conversion in India from the master planning stage.

At dRMM, Benedetta is working on Purfleet; a regeneration in East London which combines work spaces, commercial and mixed-us residential. Out of the office Benedetta can be found travelling with her backpack to discover new cultures and sample different cuisines.

Callum Evans

Studio Coordinator/PA

BA (Hons)

UK

Bio

Callum graduated from King’s College London with a degree in Film Studies. Whilst at university, he studied a module about the role architecture plays within film, and from there his fascination with the world of buildings began.

After graduating, Callum worked in a start-up, managing a small team across London and Manchester. Now at dRMM as the Studio Coordinator, Callum maintains the daily operations of the practice, overseeing the premises, HR, and fixing any and all I.T issues that come his way. Callum also works as Jonas Lencer’s PA. In his spare time, Callum enjoys learning Spanish, photographing his favourite architecture, and listening to Janet Jackson.

Chris Mason

Senior Architect

Meng, BArch, ARB

UK

Bio

Chris is a senior architect at dRMM, he is part of the team working on a hotel project in northwest Cambridge.  His previous experience was gained at Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and Nicholas Hare Architects, working on a range of higher education projects, schools and commercial and hotel projects.

Chris received his master’s degree in engineering before going on to qualify as an architect.  He retains a strong interest in how buildings are constructed and the refinement of architectural details.  When not looking at buildings Chris enjoys playing football and cycling.

CLAIRE PRIEST

ARCHITECT

BSC (HONS), DIPARCH, MARCH, ARB

UK

Bio

Claire completed her degrees at the Welsh School of Architecture before gaining her professional qualifications at Westminster University, where she is a visiting critic. She has gained work experience with a number of award-winning practices across a variety of sectors including arts, charity, mixed-use developments and specialist education.

At dRMM Claire is working on Brickyard; one of UK’s largest mixed-use, cross-laminated timber projects. She is working on the developed design and coordination across the multi-disciplinary team.

She has hands-on construction experience building a ‘moveable’ school for Burmese refugees on the Thai border and assisting a Japanese carpenter to build his own home. Outside of work Claire enjoys attending comedy and theatre shows, cycling and drawing.

Farid Karim

Arch Assistant

BA (Hons)

SY

Bio

Farid is an Architectural Assistant at dRMM. He completed his part I at the University of Greenwich, where his final year project highlighted existing hierarchies within government backed privatization and its eventual consequences on the public. This involved the designing of a Rothschild owned Bankers Union on the privatised Trafalgar square. Prior to joining dRMM, Farid worked for Wilkinson Eyre Architects where he was involved in a range of large-scale projects; including HS2 stations and rugby stadiums.

At dRMM, Farid is involved with the Brickyard project; a large mixed-use development with retail and residential uses. He has been working on the 3D CAD modelling of interior and exterior views, producing visualisations which focus on materiality and community spirit. As well as loving his work, Farid also enjoys a good cup of tea.

Héloïse Le Carrer

Architect

ADE, HMONP, ARB

FR

Bio

Héloïse is an Architect at dRMM. She studied at École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Bretagne, which included an exchange year at Xiamen University in China. After graduating in 2011, Héloïse joined Jacques Ferrier Architecture in Paris and worked on a variety of projects including international competitions and development design for mixed use schemes. In early 2014, she transferred to their Shanghai office to work on the construction phase of the French International High School in Beijing.

During her time in Shanghai, Héloïse participated in installations and seminars which observed the daily life of the city street and its transience.

At dRMM Heloise is working on the Triangle; a new residential scheme in Newham. Out of the studio, Héloïse enjoys practicing yoga and discovering the beauty of the British coast.

JAMES MAK

ARCH ASSISTANT

BA (HONS), AA Dip

UK/HK

Bio

James is an Architectural Assistant at dRMM. He grew up in Hong Kong and graduated from the London School of Economics in Geography, before obtaining an AA Diploma from the Architectural Association. His years in academia allowed him to explore the erasure of spaces, utopian and dystopian literature, and the architecture of territory. During his studies he founded a charity that designs, builds and runs village schools in Takeo, Cambodia.

Having worked in Hong Kong and Cambodia, James has developed a keen interest in education and architecture and is currently working on Wintringham Park Primary School, which synthesises the extension of learning spaces beyond the conventional classroom. When he is not reading or writing about architecture, he is a keen hiker, an amateur rock-climber and bonsai lover.

Jasmin Sohi

SENIOR ASSOCIATE

BSC, DIP ARCH, ARB

UK/HK/SG

Bio

Jasmin is a Senior 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.

Jasmin was awarded RIBA NW Project Architect of the Year 2018 for her work on the 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 has a key role in overseeing dRMM’s brand and graphic outputs. She teaches Year One BSc Architecture at the Bartlett, UCL, and in her spare time she makes macarons and is trying to learn Japanese.

JENNIFER DOONER

SENIOR ARCHITECT

BARCH (HONS), DIPARCH, MARCH, ARB

UK

Bio

Jen is a senior architect at dRMM. Her project experience includes workspace, residential and cultural projects gained whilst working in award-winning studios across France and the UK. Jen completed her Masters in Architecture at Glasgow School of Art and gained her RIBA Part III at Westminster University. She has recently completed courses in circular construction and business development, and enjoys applying these additional skills to her practise.

At dRMM Jen is working on a large residential scheme in East London. She is using her leadership and technical skills to take the project from concept to delivery. She is interested in social and material sustainability, and looks to create places that meaningfully contribute to people and the built environment. Outside of the studio you’ll find her in the great outdoors, exploring new landscapes and cultures, or surfing the waves in warmer climates.

Joe Morris

Arch Assistant

BA (hons)

UK

Bio

Joe began his career at a structural engineering firm working on ultra-light structures with climatic envelopes utilising Texlon Etfe. Building on his strong technical background, he went on to study Architecture at the University of Westminster, where he explored interests in sustainable and ecological design. Joe has subsequently worked for a number of practices on a wide variety of projects, including the Crown Hotel Tower in Sydney and the innovative Sahara Forest Project. His experience also includes listed buildings, a multi-story car park and small residential and retail projects.

At dRMM, Joe is working on a hotel in NW Cambridge; helping to coordinate the structure, developing the detailed design and assisting with the integration of BIM into the project. Out of the office, Joe enjoys spending time with his two kids, working on his house and sailing

Joe Poston

Arch Assistant

BA (HONS)

UK

Bio

Joe is an Architectural Assistant at dRMM. He completed his Part 1 at the University of Greenwich, in which his final year project looked at how architecture could reinvent the process of political campaigning in the UK, while rejuvenating interest in politics and combatting voter’s apathy. Before joining dRMM, Joe worked at firm in Essex where his experience focused on residential master-planning.

At dRMM, Joe is working on the Purfleet Regeneration master-planning project which seeks to develop a large area of land into a mixed-use scheme for commercial and residential. Outside of work, Joe enjoys playing and seeing live music and discovering how architecture influences media in gaming/cinema.

judith Stichtenoth

ASSOCIATE Director

DIPL ING ARCH, AK, ARB

DE

Bio

Judith is an Associate Director 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.

KATHERINE SCOTT

ARCH ASSISTANT

BARCH (HONS), MARCH

UK

Bio

Katherine graduated with a Distinction from the Bartlett School of Architecture in MArch Architecture. Her master’s thesis explored the role of Architecture in the Anthropocene, resulting in the design of a long-term masterplan in Stockholm. Katherine is passionate about designing in the public realm and bringing joy to the everyday spaces we inhabit. Previously, she has worked at Hawkins\Brown on Crossrail and at Carl Turner Architects on residential and ‘meanwhile’ projects.

At dRMM, Katherine is working on an infrastructure project at the concept design stage. In her free time, she enjoys reading dystopian novels, travelling and taking life drawing classes.

Kinga Koren

Graphic Designer

BA (Hons), PgDip, MA, CMP

UK/HU

Bio

 

Kinga is the Graphic Designer at dRMM. She studied in the UK and Canada to achieve a postgraduate degree in Design Management and an MA in Communication Design from Central Saint Martins. She is responsible for the practice’s graphical language and works closely with the Directors and Architects making sure they get the best graphics support. Kinga has extensive knowledge of architectural graphic design and has been leading workshops and teaching on the subject.

In her spare time Kinga enjoys the cultural scene of London and is a tour guide at the British Museum. She is also an organiser for Rails Girls London; an event that introduces women to coding.

Kolin Ekeocha

Studio Assistant/PA

BA (HONS)

UK

Bio

Kolin graduated from London College of Fashion in 2008 with a BA in Fashion Design Menswear. Since then, he has run his own successful accessories brand. Kolin has a passion for both handbags and accessories, and a strong interest in the British craft movement, all of which manifested in his brand.

Now at dRMM, Kolin works as the studio assistant, helping the day-to-day running of dRMM, whilst also assisting both Alex de Rijke and Philip Marsh as their PA. In his spare time, Kolin enjoys weight training and fitness, sketching fashion illustrations, and dancing.

 

LEWIS BAILIE

ARCHITECT

BSC, DIP ARCH, ARB

UK

Bio

Lewis is an Architect at dRMM. He studied at Queens University in Belfast and the Mackintosh School of Architecture in Glasgow. His final year thesis project was a proposal to revitalise the Govan district in Glasgow and connect the city back to the river.  Lewis has worked for several noteworthy design practices in London, gaining professional experience in education and residential architecture.

At dRMM, he skilfully manages project teams to deliver high quality projects. He draws on his interest in architecture that has social relevance and resonance as the project architect of two Red Door Venture affordable housing schemes in Newham. Outside the office, when he is not working on his house, he likes to spend time with his young son, extended family and friends.

Maxim Tooker

Arch Assistant

MArch BEnvDes

AUS

Bio

Maxim is an Architectural Assistant at dRMM. He graduated with a Bachelor of Environmental Design and a Masters of Architecture from the University of Tasmania in Australia. His projects and research explored environmental and socially sustainable architecture. While studying, he worked with the Universities Department of Research to complete extensive investigation into the sustainable use of timber. His previous experience includes working as the primary designer for a pre-fabricated housing product concept in Tasmania’s south.

At dRMM, Maxim is working with the team to develop and refine the Triangle concept; a mixed use development at London’s Victoria Dock. While not engaged in the studio; Maxim actively explores, sketches, paints and studies architecture of the yesteryear and now.

NAZLI USTA

Associate

BARCH, GradDip

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’.

Nicola Gordon

Senior Marketing Manager

BSC (HONS), PGCM

UK

Bio

Nicola is the Senior Marketing Manager at dRMM.  She has a BSc (Hons) in Business, PGCM in Marketing and is currently undertaking an MBA.  Nic is a Chartered Marketer with 18 years’ experience in the design, construction and timber sectors.

She is leading dRMM’s marketing, communications and Future Group with specific responsibility for all aspects of marketing, from creating plans and strategies to full campaign implementation. Nicola works closely with the Directors, Associates, client management and design teams to raise the profile of the Studio, identify new opportunities and drive engagement.

In her spare time, she loves traveling, drawing, sports including running, cycling and yoga to recover!

Patrick Usborne

Associate

BSc (Hons), AADipl, ARB

UK

Bio

Patrick is an Associate and 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 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 find him up a mountain, skiing, climbing or running.

Raphael Villiermet

Associate

ADE, RIBA, ARB

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.

Regina Kertapati

Snr Arch Designer

BPD (ARCH), BARCH (Hons), Msc

AU

Bio

 

Regina recently joined dRMM as a Senior Architectural Designer. She completed her architectural studies at the University of Melbourne, following which Regina joined a renowned Australian practice before deciding to complete a master’s degree in urban sociology from the London School of Economics.

Though her experience mainly focuses on high-density living, she has also been involved in education and hotel projects. Regina’s range of skills include project management, urban research, writing and BIM. Her interests lie in housing affordability and how urban governance influences the living quality of populations. At dRMM, Regina is working on an interesting community-based project and is involved with writing bids.

In her free time, she enjoys cooking for friends, bending backwards in yoga and walking along London’s network of canals.

Roslyn Stanwick

Client Engagement Manager

BA (HONS), MA

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.

SAM SKOGSTAD

ARCH ASSISTANT

BAS, MARCH

NZ

Bio

Sam is an Architectural Assistant at dRMM. He studied at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand, graduating with a Master’s degree. Sam worked at a top New Zealand practice on the design and delivery of a number of higher education projects before joining dRMM. These projects were driven by a strong focus on both the user’s experience, and the provision of welcoming spaces on campus for the wider community. During this time, he also gained valuable experience working with BIM.

At dRMM Sam is working on two affordable housing schemes in Newham; projects that allow him to pursue his interests in residential, and socially positive architecture. He is involved in the developed design and detailing of the buildings’ envelopes, as well as integrating BIM into the project workflow. In his spare time Sam enjoys exploring new cities, non-competitive tennis, and pointing a camera at the places and spaces he visits.

Saskia Lencer

Associate Director

DIPL ING ARCH, MSC, AK, ARB

DE

Bio

Saskia is an Associate Director 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 Faraday House at Battersea Power Station. 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.

Sophie Worsnop

Arch Assistant

BSC (HONS), MA

UK

Bio

Sophie originally joined dRMM in 2013 after gaining her Part I at the University of Bath. Upon completing her MA Architecture at The Royal College of Art in 2017 she re-joined the dRMM team. Her RCA thesis entitled Daily Dose explores and progresses traditional psychiatric treatment spaces, and proposed a new three-care pathway; holistic, medical and non-medical.

At dRMM Sophie has been part of the teams working on a residential scheme for the BBC Television Centre and a commercial office scheme for 51-54 Fenchurch Street; creating drawings, models and visualisations for planning and tender. Most recently she has worked on the delivery of the Faraday House apartments; a high-quality building with identity, wit and imagination, that is part of the high-profile Battersea Power Station redevelopment.

Outside of dRMM, Sophie loves travel, dancing to live music, and restoring vintage furniture.

Steven Wallis

SENIOR ASSOCIATE

BArchDes, DIP BDD

AU

Bio

Steve is a Senior Associate at dRMM and has contributed to a number of large-scale mixed-use and residential projects since joining the studio in 2008. These include the ArtHouse development at King’s Cross and East Village the former Athlete’s Village of the London Olympics.

His wider experience includes education and leisure architecture, having led dRMM’s proposals for the Exeter Royal Academy for Deaf Education new Hill Barton Campus, as well as overseeing the Sky Health and Fitness Centre; a case study in sustainable building, health and wellness. Most recently, Steve was the project leader of the RIBA Stirling Prize shortlisted Trafalgar Place, the first phase of the Elephant and Castle regeneration. Steve currently oversees several of dRMM’s projects as part of the Sky Campus regeneration and contributes to various bids and feasibility studies. Alongside his practice, Steve leads dRMM’s peer review forums and presents dRMM’s projects and research externally.

After graduating from RMIT University, Steve worked for several years with prominent architecture practices in Melbourne. Outside of dRMM, Steve spends his time exploring London with Maxxi, his Miniature Dachshund.

 

Tamsin Pearce

Associate Finance Director

BA (HONS)

UK

Bio

Tamsin is the Associate Finance Director at dRMM. She joined the practice in 2011 to develop the administrative side of the business, becoming the Finance Associate in 2016. Tamsin’s current remit at dRMM includes strategic planning, financial forecasting, day-to-day financial operations and HR admin. She also continues to oversee the administrative department.

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.

Tonia Tkachenko

Architect

BSc, MArch, ARB

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. She gained her Part III at Westminster University.

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. 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.

Victoria Hale

Senior Architect

BA (Hons), Dip Arch, ARB

UK

Bio

Victoria is a senior architect at dRMM involved in residential developments. She is part of the team working on a residential scheme within the BBC Television Centre masterplan in White City. She has a passion for housing; new typologies, affordable models, and evolving standards, and enjoys the use of BIM in practice.

Victoria studied at Brighton and London Metropolitan University. Since qualifying, she has been in practice in London, delivering projects from conception to completion, with a keen interest in sketching and detailing. She is the proud owner of two tortoises and in her spare time enjoys yoga, skiing and socialising in pubs, as well as exploring different cuisines and ethnic influences in her home cooking.

Will Howard

Associate

BA (Hons), DIP Arch, ARB

UK

Bio

Will is an Associate and Architect at dRMM, where he is involved with high profile residential, commercial and educational projects. He is currently working on a number of mixed-use commercial and residential developments in Fish Island.

Will studied at the University of Huddersfield and Kingston University, joining dRMM in 2014. In previous practice, he gained experience working with leading higher education clients on complex teaching, research and laboratory buildings.

He brings a range of skills to the studio, and has detailed experience in user engagement, technical coordination and overseeing the production of design information at all work stages. Outside of work, Will enjoys travel, acoustic guitar, and developing his culinary skills

Yang Zou

Arch Assistant

BA (Hons), MSc, MArch

CN

Bio

Yang is an Architectural Assistant at dRMM. She graduated from Newcastle University in 2014 with a Masters degree in Architecture. For her final thesis project, she developed a building typology that encourages new relationships between people and nourishment. Her previous experience includes 2 years in working in Shanghai on cultural, interior and collaborative architecture and art projects.

At dRMM, Yang is working on the detailed design of Wick Lane; a Hackney Wick development which sympathetically blends residential led mixed use, creative workspace and public space. During her free time, she enjoys hiking in the English countryside, as well as knitting, and cooking Chinese delicacies.