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Alex de Rijke

Alex de Rijke

Director
BA, Dip Arch, MA, ARB

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 diverse projects as Sliding HouseKingsdale SchoolCharlton WorkStackTower of LoveEndless Stair, WoodBlock HouseMaggie’s Oldham, and the Stirling Prize-winning Hastings Pier.

Alex de Rijke

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.

People

Alex de Rijke

Alex de Rijke

Director
BA, Dip Arch, MA, ARB
[UK / NL]
Sadie Morgan

Sadie Morgan

Director
OBE, BA (Hons), MA, DU LSBU (Hon.), FRSA, Hon FRIBA
[UK]
Philip Marsh

Philip Marsh

Director
BA, DIPARCH, RIBA
[UK]
Jonas Lencer

Jonas Lencer

Director
DIPL ING ARCH, AK, ARB, RIBA
[DE / UK]
Judith Stichtenoth

Judith Stichtenoth

Director
DIPL ING ARCH, AK, ARB
[DE / UK]
Saskia Lencer

Saskia Lencer

Director
DIPL ING (FH) ARCH, ARB
[DE / UK]
Tamsin Pearce

Tamsin Pearce

Finance Director
BA (HONS)
[UK]
Andy Matthews

Andy Matthews

Architect
BA (Hons), MA, ARB
[UK]
Anna Lisa McSweeny

Anna Lisa McSweeny

Senior Arch Assistant
BSC, MA
[UK / SE]
Auzar Tehrani

Auzar Tehrani

Architectural Designer
BArch, MArch
[IR]
Benedetta Montaguti

Benedetta Montaguti

Arch Assistant
BArch, MSc
[IT]
Ceren Mihlar

Ceren Mihlar

Architectural Designer
MSC ARCHITECT
[TR]
Cassie Li

Cassie Li

Arch Assistant
BA (HONS)
[UK]
Catherine Clarke

Catherine Clarke

Studio Manager
BFA, MAVA
[SA / UK]
Farid Karim

Farid Karim

Arch Assistant
BA (HONS)
[SY]
Finbar Charleson

Finbar Charleson

Arch Assistant
BA (HONS), MARCH
[UK / SE]
Findlay McFarlane

Findlay McFarlane

Arch Assistant
BSc (Hons), MArch
[UK]
Héloïse Le Carrer

Héloïse Le Carrer

Architect
ADE, HMONP, ARB
[FR]
James Mak

James Mak

Architect
BA (HONS), AA Dip, ARB
[UK/HK]
Jasmin Sohi

Jasmin Sohi

Senior Associate
BSC, DIP ARCH, ARB, RIBA
[UK / HK / SG]
Joe Morris

Joe Morris

Senior Arch Assistant
BA (hons)
[UK]
Kat Scott

Kat Scott

Senior Arch Assistant
BARCH (HONS), MARCH
[UK]
Laura Nica

Laura Nica

Architect
BA (Hons), MArch, ARB
[UK / RO]
Maxim Tooker

Maxim Tooker

Senior Arch Assistant
MArch BEnvDes
[AUS]
Nazli Usta

Nazli Usta

Associate
BARCH, GradDip
[TR]
Raphael Villiermet

Raphael Villiermet

Associate
ADE, RIBA, ARB
[FR]
Regina Kertapati

Regina Kertapati

Senior Arch Designer
BPD (ARCH), BARCH (Hons), Msc
[AU]
Roslyn Stanwick

Roslyn Stanwick

Business Development Manager
BA (HONS), MA
[CA]
Sam Skogstad

Sam Skogstad

Senior Arch Assistant
BAS, MARCH
[NZ]
Steven Wallis

Steven Wallis

Senior Associate
BArchDes, DIP BDD
[AU]
Tara Ryan

Tara Ryan

Associate, Head of Marketing and BD
BA (HONS)
[UK]
Tonia Tkachenko

Tonia Tkachenko

Associate
BSc, MArch, ARB
[RU]
Tyler Bollier

Tyler Bollier

Architect
[FR / CH / LB]
Victoria Hale

Victoria Hale

Senior Architect
BA (Hons), Dip Arch, ARB
[UK]
Will Howard

Will Howard

Associate
BA (Hons), DIP Arch, ARB
[UK]