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Our collective strength is our approachability and desire to meet common goals.

Philip Marsh

Philip Marsh

Director
BA, DIPARCH, RIBA

Philip Marsh is a founding Director of dRMM, having established the practice in 1995 with Alex de Rijke and Sadie Morgan. Philip retains a hands-on role within the practice’s projects, driving his belief in social usefulness through every stage of a project from concept to completion. A creative pragmatist, Philip’s designs balance design with viability and buildability to gain planning permission and deliver on time and budget.

Philip Marsh

Community and social inclusion is the thread which connects Philip’s work. He has led the team behind many of dRMM’s flagship projects including Kingsdale School, Faraday House, Kings Cross ArtHouse and Clapham Manor School and Trafalgar Place, both of which were shortlisted for the RIBA Stirling Prize.

Philip came to architecture through interior design and this is manifest in his people-focussed ‘inside out’ approach, which puts the users experience of space and their journey through the building at the forefront of the process, with external appearance driven by function rather than aesthetics. Proving socially conscious architecture doesn’t have to be worthy, colour is a recurring theme in Philip’s work, favoured for its ability to foster a sense of identify and bring joy. Housing projects such as Wansey Street and Brill Place and Clapham Manor and Wintringham Primary schools use colour as a means of bringing art into the cityscape.

His belief in community and user experience means that placemaking and public realm are essential ingredients in Philip’s designs, with generosity in landscape and public space for the common good a signature touch. At projects such Kings Cross ArtHouse and Trafalgar Place, buildings are arranged around public spaces and the quality and value of the overall development is enhanced as a result. Most recently this has been embodied at Wintringham Primary Academy, a new school constructed from dRMMs beloved engineered timber, with an open wooded grove at its heart.

Collaboration is another hallmark of Philip’s work. He thrives on the exchange that springs from working with other creative minds, with often spectacular results, such as the Buckminster Fuller-inspired geodesic dome he developed with engineers MHA and timber expert Gordon Cowley for the theatre at Kingsdale School. The structure perfectly fulfilled the brief for a performance space at the heart of the school in an unexpected way, pushing creative boundaries whilst maintaining an economy of means.

Philip’s ability to build a rapport with people from all backgrounds makes him a natural at working with multi-head clients and stakeholder groups, as well as leading complex multi-disciplinary design teams. His genuine approach and down-to-earth approach helps him unite teams behind a shared vision for exceptional projects. His obvious commitment to achieving the best outcome for the communities he works with brings everyone involved a project along with him.

Outside of the studio Philip is recognised as an industry leader and puts his expertise in residential and civic architecture and urban design to use as a design review panel member for Old Oak Common & Lambeth; visiting critic at Liverpool University and formerly as a tutor at the Architectural Association.

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]
Abby Hopes

Abby Hopes

Architectural Assistant
BArch
[UK]
Mark Laverty

Mark Laverty

Architectural Assistant
BA (Hons), MArch
[UK]
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]
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]
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]