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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]
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]