dRMM

Alex de Rijke

Director

BA, Dip Arch, MA, ARB

UK/NL

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

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 25-year career Sadie has played a key role in the advocacy of exemplary design and architecture, through her professional practice and advisory roles.

In her role as a design champion Sadie is involved in a number of advisory roles including chairing the Independent Design Panel for High Speed Two, reporting directly to the Secretary of State and being one of ten commissioners for the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) led by Chief Executive Phil Graham. She has been instrumental in setting up the NIC’s Design Group which will place design at the heart of all new major infrastructure projects and ensure that designers have a seat at the table at every step in a project’s lifecycle. In 2017 Sadie was chosen as a Mayor’s design advocate for the Greater London Authority and became a non-executive director of the Major Project Association. Most recently she has been appointed as an independent non-executive director of U+I to oversee delivery of their commitments to community engagement in PPP projects.

Lecturing extensively both nationally and internationally, Sadie talks passionately about the role of architects in society and the importance of infrastructure which connects to people and places. 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, articles and column for Building Magazine.

Sadie became the youngest president of the Architectural Association in 2013 and was short-listed for the AJ Woman Architect of the Year award in 2014. In 2017 she was named New Londoner of the Year at the New London Awards for her work in ‘championing the importance of design at the highest political level’. Most recently Sadie won the inaugural ‘Female Architectural Leader of the Year’ at the BD Architect of the Year awards and the AJ100 ‘Contribution to the Profession’ award

Sadie is highly active within the architecture 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

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

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

ARCHITECT

BA (HONS), DIP.ARCH, ARB

UK

Alice studied at The Mackintosh School of Architecture in Glasgow and Westminster University. Her thesis explored the boundaries of public spaces and the impact of social purpose architecture. She has professional experience invarious scales of residential schemes and her work has taken her from the UK to Paris, to Rio de Janeiro and back.

At dRMM, Alice is developing designs for Silvertown Quays, an urban renewal development in Newham. Out of the studio Alice spends her time peddling and podcasting.

Andy Matthews

Architect

BA (Hons), MA, ARB

UK

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 Lisa McSweeney

Arch Assistant

BSC, MA

UK/SE

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.

Auzar Tehrani

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER

BArch, MArch

IR

Auzar received her MArch in Architecture with distinction from Bergen Arkitekt Skole in Norway ,with her diploma project winning the Norwegian Statsbygg Prize in 2012. She began her career in Myanmar, working in the hospitality sector on low-budget sustainable projects. In 2014, she joined FMA, where she worked on a few iconic projects in Tehran within the commercial, cultural and residential sectors. After moving to London, Auzar worked in two small practices where she was responsible for a number of small-scale residential projects through all stages. She completed her Part III at Bartlett in 2018.

At dRMM, Auzar is currently working on detailed designs for a hotel. In her free time, she enjoys Persian calligraphy and bookbinding.

Benedetta Montaguti

Arch Assistant

BArch, MSc

IT

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.

Cassie Li

Arch Assistant

BA (Hons)

UK

Cassie studied her Part I at the University of Westminster with a semester abroad at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. Whilst studying and before joining dRMM, she worked with the architectural collective Caukin Studio on designing and building community projects in Fiji, where she gained hands-on experience in local timber construction. 

At dRMM Cassie previously worked on producing models for the ‘Forest of Fabrication’ exhibition and is currently working on a masterplanning project at the early design stages. Out of the office, she enjoys travelling and experiencing new cultures, scuba diving and eating dim sum. 

CATHERINE CLARKE

STUDIO MANAGER

BFA, MAVA

SA/UK

Originally from Cape Town, Catherine moved to London after completing her MA in Visual Arts at the University of Stellenbosch. She has worked in creative and admin support for architectural practices since, and joined dRMM as studio manager in 2019. Working with the studio’s admin team, Catherine oversees the smooth-running of the operational side of the studio on a day-to-day basis. With a particular interest in HR, Catherine is currently working towards a CIPD level 5 certificate in HR Management. Outside of the office, current obsessions include exploring her south London neighbourhood for good pubs and sourcing and restoring vintage Ercol chairs.

DENISE LYRINTZI

STUDIO ASSISTANT/PA

BA, MA

CA/GR

Originally from Canada and Greece, Denise’s education background is in dance and body movement. She moved to London in 2011 where she continued her academic studies in Cultural Policy & Management at City University, continuously exploring the integration of body and mind. She has enjoyed a varied freelance career working with renowned dance and arts companies, mainly within administration and production. Joining dRMM in 2019, she provides administrative support to the Studio Manager as well as coordination for the directors’ diary management. Her dog and bicycle occupy the top spots on her overall priority list. 

Farid Karim

Arch Assistant

BA (Hons)

SY

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.

Finbar Charleson

Arch Assistant

BA (HONS), MARCH

UK/SE

Finbar is an Architectural Assistant at dRMM. Graduating from Manchester School of Architecture and The Bartlett, Finbar has received The Manchester Society of Architect’s ‘Future Architect of the Year’ award, The University of Manchester’s ‘Outstanding Academic Achievement Award’, Bartlett School of Architecture Medal, Sir Andrew Taylor Prize and nominations for the RIBA Bronze and Silver medals.

Finbar has developed a specialist interest in Timber construction through extensive prototyping and live builds for The Dorset Wildlife Trust and the Tallinn Architecture biennale. Before joining dRMM, Finbar gained experience across scales with Rogers, Stirk, Harbour + Partners, Olson Kundig and DaeWha Kang Design. Outside of design Finbar enjoys hiking, climbing and skateboarding.

Findlay McFarlane

Arch Assistant

BSc (Hons), MArch

UK

Findlay is an Architectural Assistant at dRMM. Before joining the practice, he graduated from his Master’s degree at the University of Edinburgh, following undergraduate studies at the University of Bath and Technische Universität München. Findlay is particularly interested in architecture’s relationship with existing heritage fabric and cultural place making. At dRMM he contributes to advanced stage work on large-scale projects

Throughout his education his projects have been nominated for the RIBA Bronze Medal and the AJ Postgraduate Student Award, and won the 3DReid Student Prize. Findlay grew up on the Black Isle in Scotland, and enjoys classical guitar, rugby union and mountaineering.

Héloïse Le Carrer

Architect

ADE, HMONP, ARB

FR

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

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

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.

Joe Morris

Arch Assistant

BA (hons)

UK

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

judith Stichtenoth

ASSOCIATE Director

DIPL ING ARCH, AK, ARB

DE

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.

KAT SCOTT

PART II PROJECT LEAD

BARCH (HONS), MARCH

UK

As Part II Project Lead at dRMM Architects, Kat works on a mixture of masterplanning, cultural, infrastructure and residential projects. Kat is also developing strategy and conducting research for dRMM in light of our ‘Architects Declare a Climate and Bio-diversity Emergency’ commitments. Kat is passionate about mitigating the impacts of construction on the wider environment, and advocates for decarbonisation of the industry. Awarded with a Distinction in MArch Architecture at the Bartlett School of Architecture, Kat’s final drawing ‘Archiving the Anthropocene’ was exhibited at the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition in 2018, curated by Grayson Perry and Piers Gogh. Kat previously worked at Carl Turner Architects on ‘meanwhile’ schemes, and at Hawkins\Brown, based at Arup’s office, on the delivery of Crossrail. At Undergraduate level, she achieved First Class in BArch Architecture from the University of Nottingham.

Kat works with a range of collaborators at the ‘Embodied and Whole Life Carbon’ group at the London Energy Transformation Initiative (LETI), who are developing guidance for designers to reduce embodied carbon. Outside of work, Kat is part of the Architects Climate Action Network (ACAN), a voluntary network of individuals seeking radical change in light of the climate and biodiversity emergency. Kat is also currently studying for ARB/RIBA Part III at the Bartlett. In her free time, she enjoys attempting to grow fruit, veg and flowers from seed.

Laura Nica

Architect

BA (Hons), MArch, ARB

UK/RO

Laura is a recently qualified Architect, completing both her Part I and Part II with Distinction at the University of Westminster (UoW). Prior to joining dRMM, Laura gained experience working at Foster + Partners and Wilkinson Eyre on mixed-use masterplans, infrastructure and residential developments across the UK, Asia and the USA.

At dRMM, Laura is currently working on a large regeneration masterplan, developing designs for Phase I of the scheme. Laura’s broader interests extend to material research, digital fabrication and sustainable design. She is a Visiting Lecturer at the UoW – centring the research on climate change, the use of data and computational processes to inform architecture in the age of the Anthropocene. Out of the practice, she enjoys travelling, skiing and building pavilions.

Kinga Koren

Graphic Designer

BA (Hons), PgDip, MA, CMP

UK/HU

 

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.

Matteo Aricò

ARCHITECT

MSc

IT

Matteo is an architect at dRMM and is currently working on the design development of a large residential scheme in London. 

He graduated with distinction from the University of Florence with a Masters thesis on the environmental system of a kindergarten, where he was able to experiment with that which he most enjoys: giving ideas a shape. Since then, he has been attracted to the study of spatial qualities and how they can encourage or limit functionality and interactivity. He broadened his research in 2018 with a Masters degree in Environmental psychology, focusing on the influence of built environments on human living, with particular emphasis on carceral spaces and healthcare. Before leaving Italy, he worked with offices of various sizes on projects of diverse scale. In his spare time, Matteo is learning to play guitar and experiments with scientific cooking techniques.

Maxim Tooker

Arch Assistant

MArch BEnvDes

AUS

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

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’.

Raphael Villiermet

Associate

ADE, RIBA, ARB

FR

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

Regina is a Senior Architectural Designer at dRMM. 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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PART II ARCHITECTURAL ASSISTANT

DRMM VACANCIES

About dRMM

dRMM is a RIBA Stirling-prize winning, design-led studio based in London. Led by Alex de Rijke, Philip Marsh, Sadie Morgan and Jonas Lencer, dRMM’s talented and resourceful team work on a range of exciting, innovative projects in the UK and overseas. Our thriving studio is made up of like-minded people who work in the belief that architecture should be – above all – socially useful and responsible. Our studio culture is one of openness and warmth and we welcome people of all backgrounds.

Position

We are looking for motivated and talented Part II Architectural Assistants to join our team to work on a variety of projects. You will be expected to work as part of a project team, research and develop architectural and technical solutions, work with Revit BIM, generate CAD drawings and schedules, reports, and visualisations, and coordinate designs with other consultants.

Very good knowledge of Revit BIM is essential and will be assessed as part of the interview process.

You have excellent English communication skills, are well organised and have a proven track record of working both independently and as part of a team. You can demonstrate great flexibility and versatility when working on various project types, at numerous stages and scales. You are able to learn from your peers as well as independently.

Fluency in Revit, SketchUp and Adobe Creative Suite is a minimum requirement; knowledge of Rhino, rendering software, and Vectorworks is advantageous. Good model-making skills and a high level of design competency are required.

The successful candidate will be RIBA Part II qualified or equivalent.

To apply please submit your CV and a short cover letter detailing your suitability to the role and availability. Applications should be sent by email to jobs@drmm.co.uk (max file size 5MB) for the attention of HR, quoting ref: P2_Jan2020 in the subject title.

Application deadline: Sunday, 5th January 2020.

dRMM is an equal opportunities employer. The applicant shall hold all relevant permits to work in the UK. Salary band 3 (£24k – £31k), dependent on experience and compliance with dRMM salary banding.

Please note we are only able to respond to successful applicants and will not discuss submissions over the telephone.

Vacancy: PA to the Directors

Personal Assistant to Directors

About dRMM

dRMM is a Stirling-prize winning, design-led architecture studio based in London. Led by Alex de Rijke, Philip Marsh, Sadie Morgan and Jonas Lencer, our talented and resourceful team are working on a range of exciting, innovative projects in the UK and overseas. Our thriving studio is made up of a team of like-minded people who work in the belief that architecture should be – above all – socially useful and responsible. Our studio culture is one of openness and warmth and we welcome people of all backgrounds.

Role

We are looking for a thorough and enthusiastic PA to provide administrative and executive support to dRMM’s directors. You will offer full support to two directors, diary management for the whole directorate and a range of admin duties in conjunction with the admin team. This is an exciting opportunity to join our dynamic administrative team and contribute to the smooth running of the directorate and the greater studio.

You will be educated to A-level standard or equivalent, with a minimum of 2 years PA experience within the architecture or design industry.

This is a role that requires a clear ability to identify and manage information of a sensitive nature. You will have excellent interpersonal skills, high emotional intelligence and the ability to build strong relationships at all levels, internally and externally. You will work closely with the Business Development and Administration teams, and the ability to manage, communicate with, and be part of a team is paramount.

Duties

  • Diary management for all directors.
  • Email management for two directors – read, respond, redirect where appropriate.
  • Proactive management of directors’ paperwork and filing.
  • Promote and cultivate good client and collaborator relationships.
  • Production of support materials in conjunction with Marketing team.
  • Meeting minutes, reports, follow-ups, action tracking.
  • Travel and accommodation arrangements.
  • Additional reception support.Skills and Experience
  • 2+ years’ experience in a similar PA role within the architecture or design industry.
  • Energetic, enthusiastic and self-motivated, with an eye for detail as well as an ability to see the bigpicture.
  • Excellent verbal communications skills.
  • Ability to develop and maintain excellent relations and dialogue with the directors, managementteam, and all colleagues in the practice.
  • Have relaxed people skills and be able to motivate and influence others as well as being able to talkwith confidence and authority to senior people.
  • Excellent administrative and organisational skills with confidence to multitask and effectivelyprioritise.
  • An ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with journalists, stakeholdersExceptional time management and ability to effectively manage a busy and varied workload.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of an effective team.
  • Flexibility and versatility including working on a variety of tasks in parallel.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines efficiently.

Salary: £32k – £38k
Working pattern: This is a full-time position

To apply please submit your CV and a short cover letter detailing your suitability to the role and notice period (if applicable). Applications should be by email to jobs@dRMM.co.uk (max file size 5mb) for the attention of HR, quoting ref: PA1911 in the subject title.

dRMM are an equal opportunities employer. Salary dependent on experience, and compliance with dRMM salary band.

Please note we are only able to respond to successful applicants and will not discuss submissions over the telephone. Application deadline: Monday, 2nd December 2019

Part III Project Architect

dRMM Vacancies

About dRMM

dRMM is a RIBA Stirling-prize winning, design-led studio based in London. Led by Alex de Rijke, Philip Marsh, Sadie Morgan and Jonas Lencer, dRMM’s talented and resourceful team work on a range of exciting, innovative projects in the UK and overseas. Our thriving studio is made up of like-minded people who work in the belief that architecture should be – above all – socially useful and responsible. Our studio culture is one of openness and warmth and we welcome people of all backgrounds.

Position

We are seeking an experienced and energetic Part III Architect to run medium-to-large scale projects independently with five years’ experience in this role.

Your role will be to organise the work of a project team, oversee team members, and engage with project running duties. Responsibilities will include coordinating design team actions; running design team meetings; liaising with clients and statutory authorities independently and confidently, and developing architectural solutions from concept to technical design and construction stages.

You will have excellent English communication skills, be well-organised and have a proven track record of working both independently and as part of a team through all project work stages. You will have a sound knowledge of UK planning and building regulations. Experience in infrastructure / mixed-use projects is beneficial.

Fluency in Revit, SketchUp and Adobe Creative Suite is a minimum requirement; knowledge of Rhino, rendering software, and Vectorworks is advantageous.

Excellent knowledge of Revit BIM is essential and will be assessed as part of the interview process.

To apply please submit your CV and a short cover letter detailing your suitability to the role and availability. Applications should be sent by email to jobs@drmm.co.uk (max file size 5MB) for the attention of HR, quoting ref: P3_Jan2020 in the subject title.

Application deadline: Sunday, 5th January 2020.

dRMM is an equal opportunities employer. The applicant shall hold all relevant permits to work in the UK. Salary band 6 (£35k – £45k), dependent on experience and compliance with dRMM salary banding.

Please note we are only able to respond to successful applicants and will not discuss submissions over the telephone.