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Jonas Lencer

Jonas Lencer

Director
DIPL ING ARCH, AK, ARB, RIBA

Jonas Lencer was made Director in 2015 following a 15-year progression from architectural intern through to Studio Director. His role within dRMM has consistently been tied to the studio’s material research and development, with a particular focus on material innovation via the process of making and – increasingly – through the strength of digital design.

Jonas Lencer

Together with his fellow directors, Jonas champions dRMM’s international strategy, marrying his passion for process-driven architecture with an ambition to grow dRMM’s portfolio across the globe. Jonas believes passionately in the power of process-driven architecture as an agent for narrowing the gap between design and manufacture. He is particularly interested in the potential of prefabricated materials, materials with a propensity for modularity, and materials that promote circularity. His design with fellow director Alex de Rijke for the 2013 London Design Festival project, Endless Stair, celebrated engineered timber and modular design. The installation was conceived as a flexible configuration of identical components designed to to adapt to different contexts, including its feature in the 2014 Milan Salone del Mobile event as Scale Infinite. Endless Stair also saw the collaboration with Arup engineers to develop the first hardwood CLT material, which was later used in dRMM’s award-winning design for a Maggie’s centre in Oldham. In 2016, Jonas brought his long-standing timber expertise to the Malaysian Wood Awards as a member on its judging panel.

Jonas brings his material and making expertise to the wider industry discourse in the form of consistent public speaking, writing and panel expertise – he was invited to sit on the London Borough of Harringay’s Design Review Panel in 2017. He has written and lectured on the subject of the ‘Architecture of Circumstance’, which outlines his proposition for a design future reliant on resource availability, flexibility, and radical logic as opposed to predisposed stylistic solutions. As such, Jonas’ focus as Director lies with the studio’s overarching architectural strategy and the strengthening of its process-driven design ethos.

Jonas is vocal in his support of emerging practitioners as ambassadors for sustainable change within the industry. He has written about the importance of listening to young voices within the profession – specifically the role of environmental architect-activists – and is a mentor to dRMM’s internal Sustainability Focus group. Jonas is keenly invested in discourse as a tool for learning within practice. Aside from regular guest lecturing, he became an assessor for RIBA Part III at the University of Brighton in 2017.

Before joining dRMM he worked alongside Professor Mirko Baum at the Institute for Structural Architecture, RWTH-Aachen, as well as in Cologne and Moscow as an assistant to the artist Professor Igor Sacharow-Ross. Jonas moved to the UK in 2004 and was born and educated in Germany.

People

Alex de Rijke

Alex de Rijke

Director
BA, Dip Arch, MA, ARB
[UK / NL]
Philip Marsh

Philip Marsh

Director
BA, DIPARCH, RIBA
[UK]
Sadie Morgan

Sadie Morgan

Director
OBE, BA (Hons), MA, DU LSBU (Hon.), FRSA, Hon FRIBA
[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, MSC, AK, ARB
[DE / UK]
Tamsin Pearce

Tamsin Pearce

Finance Director
BA (HONS)
[UK]
Andres Hernandez

Andres Hernandez

Senior Project Lead
BArch MSc GradDip
[CO]
Andy Matthews

Andy Matthews

Project Architect
BA (Hons), MA, ARB
[UK]
Auzar Tehrani

Auzar Tehrani

Senior Architectural Designer
BArch, MArch
[IR]
Benedetta Montaguti

Benedetta Montaguti

Architect
BArch, MSc, ARB
[IT]
Ceren Mihlar

Ceren Mihlar

Architectural Designer
MSC ARCHITECT
[TR]
Catherine Clarke

Catherine Clarke

Studio Manager
BFA, MAVA
[SA / UK]
Chris Cornelissen

Chris Cornelissen

Senior Architect
BSc Msc MArch ARB
[NL]
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]
Joe Morris

Joe Morris

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

Kat Scott

Sustainability & Regenerative Design Manager
BARCH (HONS), MARCH
[UK]
Nazli Usta

Nazli Usta

Associate
BARCH, GradDip
[TR]
Rebecca Diebold

Rebecca Diebold

Architectural Assistant
BA (HONS)
[DE]
Regina Kertapati

Regina Kertapati

Senior Arch Designer
BPD (ARCH), BARCH (Hons), Msc
[AU]
Sam Skogstad

Sam Skogstad

Senior Arch Assistant
BAS, MARCH
[NZ]
Sarah Beven

Sarah Beven

Bid and Comms Coordinator
[UK]
Sarah Habershon

Sarah Habershon

Architect
BA(Hons), M Arch, ARB
[UK]
Steven Wallis

Steven Wallis

Senior Associate
BArchDes, DIP BDD
[AU]
Thomas Smith

Thomas Smith

Architectural Assistant
BA (HONS)
[UK]
Tara Ryan

Tara Ryan

Senior 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

Associate
BA (Hons), Dip Arch, ARB
[UK]
Vyara Kuneva

Vyara Kuneva

Architectural Assistant
BA (HONS), M ARCH
[BG]
Will Howard

Will Howard

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

William Marshall

Architectural Designer
BDESARCH, MARCH, NSW ARB
[AU]
Zafir Ameen

Zafir Ameen

Architectural Assistant
BA (HONS)
[UK/LK]