dRMM

Alex de Rijke

Director

BA, MA (RCA), Dip Arch

UK/NL

Bio

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, Hastings Pier, WoodBlock House and Maggie’s Oldham.

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 (RCA), FRSA

UK

Bio

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 20-year career Sadie has had an increasingly significant role in the advocacy of design and architecture through her professional practice and her advisory roles.

Sadie is chairing the Independent Design Panel for High Speed Two, reporting directly to the Secretary of State. She is one of ten commissioners for the National Infrastructure Commission led by former Cabinet Minister Lord Adonis, and a commissioner for the Thames Estuary 2050 Growth Commission. In 2017, she was appointed as a Mayor’s design advocate for the Greater London Authority, and a non-executive director for the Major Projects Association.

Sadie lectures internationally and sits on competition jury and advisory panels including the RIBA National Awards Advisory Panel and the World Architecture Festival Super Jury. She represents the profession in the media through radio, TV appearances, and her columns for Building Magazine and Estates Gazette.

Sadie became the youngest president of the Architectural Association in 2013; was shortlisted for the AJ Woman Architect of the Year award in 2014; and in 2016, was appointed professor at the University of Westminster and awarded an honorary doctorate from London South Bank University. Most recently she was named New Londoner of the Year at the 2017 New London Awards for her work in ‘championing the importance of design at the highest political level’.

Sadie is highly active within the architectural 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, Dip Arch (UCL), RIBA

UK

Bio

Founding Director of dRMM, Philip has been central to dRMM’s education projects. He was project architect for the remodelling of Kingsdale School, an acclaimed project that addressed student morale and education standards through the radical transformation of the learning environment. This experience was distilled into Dura, dRMM’s Exemplar School for the DfES. He was project architect for Clapham Manor Primary School, shortlisted for the 2010 Stirling Prize and in 2013 completed 4 Dwellings a 2FE Primary School for Birmingham City Council. Current projects include a new campus for Exeter Royal Academy for Deaf Education.

Philip was the architect for the Elephant & Castle Regeneration pilot, Wansey St, a mixed tenure scheme for which dRMM were awarded BD Public Housing Architect of the Year 2006. Additionally, he co-designed the recently completed sister project Harper Square, for Family Mosaic shortlisted for the NLA 2013 award for housing.

Philip has designed ArtHouse for Argent, the first private housing scheme delivered at Kings Cross Central completed 3Q 2013. He is currently working on Faraday House, phase one of Battersea Power Station, a project which has been described by David Cameron as “jewel in the crown” of regeneration projects in London.

Jonas Lencer

Director

DIPL ING ARCH (RWTH), AK, ARB

DE

Bio

Jonas is a dRMM Director, his role is defined by a balance of solid business management and in-depth design input. Jonas’ strengths lie in concept development. His role on projects is to champion concept integrity from genesis to completion, ensuring that dRMM’s architecture reflects the studio’s driving ethos.

On a day-to-day basis Jonas oversees projects and ensures the smooth running of the organisation, offering support to Associate architects on contracts and client interface. As an architect, Jonas specialises in marrying design concepts with innovative structures and construction techniques, with a particular focus on prefabrication and engineered timber construction. He was responsible for the design, development and delivery of the Wansey Street project, and has played key roles in the design and delivery of dRMM’s London 2012 Athletes’ Village, Harper Square, and Faraday House at Battersea Power Station.

Jonas lectures worldwide to promote dRMM’s pioneering work in cross-laminated timber. He designed one of dRMM’s most high-profile timber projects – Endless Stair – with Director Alex de Rijke. Together they developed the definitive modular design concept for the Stair, allowing the structure to be adaptable to different contexts and users.

Agnes Hustad

Architect

M Arch (KTH)

SE

Bio

Agnes grew up in Sweden and studied in France and Canada before completing her Master’s in Architecture at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. She has worked for several Swedish architecture firms on projects ranging from; small-scale residential extensions and office refurbishment projects, to larger residential and public buildings.

Agnes is particularly interested in quality place-making and designing across scales, from master planning to the experience of a street. She believes that end users, clients and stakeholders are all central participants in achieving a relevant and purposeful built environment.

At dRMM, Agnes is part of the team working on a mixed-use residential scheme in East Ham. The imaginative design refurbishes the locally listed Town Hall Annexe to provide new homes, a communal garden and a ground floor café. Enabling people to engage with the heritage building; the public face of the larger residential scheme.

Outside of the studio Agnes is a keen hiker and traveler with recent adventures taking her on bike between London and Paris. As you might expect from a Scandinavian, she also loves skiing and the snow.

ALICE DOYNE-DITMAS

ARCH ASSISTANT

BARCH (HONS) DIP ARCH, ARB

UK

Bio

Alice is an Architectural Assistant interested in architecture that has social purpose. She studied at The Mackintosh School of Architecture in Glasgow and her thesis explored unconventional public spaces between the land and sea. She has professional experience in a range of residential schemes and her work has taken her from the UK to Paris, to Rio de Janeiro and back. She is currently undertaking her Part III at the University of Westminster.

At dRMM, Alice is developing the façades for the Triangle, a new residential scheme in Newham. Out of the studio Alice spends most of her time peddling, podcasting and looking for the next opportunity for a surf.

Andy Matthews

Architect

BA (Hons), MA (RCA)

UK

Bio

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 Siwik

Architect

MSc MA Arch

PL

Bio

Anna completed her Msc in Architecture and Master Planning at University of Arts in Poznan. She also studied architecture at Université Catholique de Louvain in Brussels and Set Design at Central Saint Martins. She worked in Brussels for ARJM on the award-winning project for Herstal Train Station in Wallonia, and a primary school project in Flanders. Her master’s thesis was titled “A scene for Anarchitecture – Temporality of abandoned spaces in Theatre design”.

Prior to joining dRMM Anna worked on various scale refurbishment and new build commercial projects in Central London at Campbell Architects. She is currently studying her Part III at Bartlett, UCL. Anna joined dRMM in April 2016. She is part of the team working on Television Centre Plot E Drama Block scheme. Anna enjoys working in a creative environment and spends her free time at the theatre and expanding her film database.

Anna Lisa McSweeney

Arch Assistant

BSC, MA (RCA)

UK/SE

Bio

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.

Benedetta Montaguti

Arch Assistant

BArch, MSc

IT

Bio

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.

Chloe Grimmett

Studio Manager

BA (Hons), MA (Goldsmiths)

UK

Bio

Chloe is dRMM’s Studio Manager. Before joining the team in 2016, she held various positions in London’s higher education sector and gained degrees in literature and philosophy. She is responsible for facilities management, all things administrative, and the training and general welfare of the team. She is also instrumental in the studio’s resourcing and recruitment process, writes the team’s competition submissions, tenders and  bids.

Chloe is enthusiastic about learning new skills and has been known to dabble in coding, singing, and bellringing. Of an evening, she can be found in one of London’s many bell towers or pubs, or scribbling away ideas for scripts and stories.

CLAIRE PRIEST

ARCHITECT

BSC (HONS), MARCH, DIPARCH, ARB

UK

Bio

Claire completed her degrees at the Welsh School of Architecture before gaining her professional qualifications at Westminster University, where she is a visiting critic. She has gained work experience with a number of award-winning practices across a variety of sectors including arts, charity, mixed-use developments and specialist education.

At dRMM Claire is working on Brickyard; one of UK’s largest mixed-use, cross-laminated timber projects. She is working on the developed design and coordination across the multi-disciplinary team.

She has hands-on construction experience building a ‘moveable’ school for Burmese refugees on the Thai border and assisting a Japanese carpenter to build his own home. Outside of work Claire enjoys attending comedy and theatre shows, cycling and drawing.

Davide Pontoni

Architect

MA ARCH

IT

Bio

Davide studied architecture at the Milano polytechnic university, developing skills on sustainable design and city analysis. During his studies he worked with different practices focusing on building renovation, sport facilities and luxury villas. He spent a year working in Copenhagen where he gained experience in urban development and public competitions. He has a keen interest in the reinterpretation of traditional architecture and the public realm.

Each summer Davide works as a skipper on a Croatian sailing boat, feeding his great appetite for travel and the sea. He is back on land now, working with the dRMM team on the design for a car park.

 

Héloïse Le Carrer

Architect

ADE HMONP

FR

Bio

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.

Ivan Bozhilov

Arch Assistant

Dip Arch

BUL

Bio

Ivan is an Architectural Assistant at dRMM. He completed his Diploma in Architecture at the London Metropolitan University. His graduating project rehabilitated a large, socialist housing district in Bulgaria – where it was later exhibited. Prior to joining dRMM, he worked with an east London practice analysing domestic environments to improve existing housing stock.

At dRMM, Ivan is involved in a number of residential projects, including the extension of a heritage building where his focus is on repurposing and extending the space, while uncovering and preserving the building’s past. He is particularly interested in designing housing that mixes together different tenures in innovative and meaningful ways. Outside of the studio you’ll find him driving his classic Saab or collecting skipped furniture.

JAMES MAK

ARCH ASSISTANT

BA (HONS) LSE, AA Dip

UK/HK

Bio

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 (UCL), ARB

UK/HK/SG

Bio

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.

She is currently project architect for a 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 looks after dRMM’s brand and graphic outputs. In her spare time she makes macarons and is trying to learn Japanese.

JENNIFER DOONER

ARCHITECT

BARCH (HONS), DIPARCH, MARCH, ARB

UK

Bio

Jen is an architect at dRMM. Her project experience includes workspace, residential and cultural projects gained whilst working in award-winning studios across France and the UK. Jen completed her Masters in Architecture at Glasgow School of Art and gained her RIBA Part III at Westminster University. She has recently completed courses in circular construction and business development, and enjoys applying these additional skills to her practise.

At dRMM Jen is working on a large residential scheme in East London. She is using her leadership and technical skills to take the project from concept to delivery. She is interested in social and material sustainability, and looks to create places that meaningfully contribute to people and the built environment. Outside of the studio you’ll find her in the great outdoors, exploring new landscapes and cultures, or surfing the waves in warmer climates.

Joe Morris

Arch Assistant

BA (hons)

UK

Bio

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

Jonathan Bourhis

Arch Assistant

ADE

FR

Bio

Jonathan graduated from the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Nantes as an Architect D.E. He has also studied at the Politechnika Krakowska, where his research focused on the production of a new sacral heritage in Poland. Prior to dRMM, he worked at OMA Rotterdam on several significant projects, including the PEX Toulouse and the new Lab City/École Centrale of Paris. He also had the opportunity to work in Italy for 3-im, a consulting company specialising in BIM. Jonathan’s project work also includes a scheme in Qatar and the development of the new ENI HQ in Milan, designed by Morphosis Architects.

At dRMM, he is part of the Television Centre Plot E Drama Block scheme. He is also helping to steer the development of a BIM strategy for the studio. Out of the office Jonathan is an explorer of culture and cuisine.

JORDAN WHITEWOOD-NEAL

ARCH ASSISTANT

BA (HONS)

UK

Bio

Jordan is an Architectural Assistant at dRMM. He studied at the Canterbury School of Architecture, University for the Creative Arts, where his final project explored the socio-political role of embassies in relation to island states endangered by global warming. This project led him to investigate the programmatic and atmospheric qualities of the dome.

Jordan is working on the masterplan for Brixton Central where the team is analysing the massing and wider scale strategies of the site which has a strong relationship to an adjacent, highly active market. He is in the midst of setting up a think tank with fellow Canterbury University alumni, to explore themes of boundary, territory and migration.

judith Stichtenoth

ASSOCIATE Director

DIPL ING ARCH (TU BERLIN), AK, ARB

DE

Bio

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.

KATHERINE SCOTT

ARCH ASSISTANT

BARCH (HONS), MARCH UCL

UK

Bio

Katherine graduated with a Distinction from the Bartlett School of Architecture in MArch Architecture. Her master’s thesis explored the role of Architecture in the Anthropocene, resulting in the design of a long-term masterplan in Stockholm. Katherine is passionate about designing in the public realm and bringing joy to the everyday spaces we inhabit. Previously, she has worked at Hawkins\Brown on Crossrail and at Carl Turner Architects on residential and ‘meanwhile’ projects.

At dRMM, Katherine is working on an infrastructure project at the concept design stage. In her free time, she enjoys reading dystopian novels, travelling and taking life drawing classes.

LEWIS BAILIE

ARCHITECT

BSC, DIP ARCH

UK

Bio

Lewis is an Architect at dRMM. He studied at Queens University in Belfast and the Mackintosh School of Architecture in Glasgow. His final year thesis project was a proposal to revitalise the Govan district in Glasgow and connect the city back to the river.  Lewis has worked for several noteworthy design practices in London, gaining professional experience in education and residential architecture.

At dRMM, he skilfully manages project teams to deliver high quality projects. He draws on his interest in architecture that has social relevance and resonance as the project architect of two Red Door Venture affordable housing schemes in Newham. Outside the office, when he is not working on his house, he likes to spend time with his young son, extended family and friends.

Maxim Tooker

Arch Assistant

MArch BEnvDes

AUS

Bio

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

ARCHITECT

B ARCH, AA GRAD DIPL

TR

Bio

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’.

NICOLA EAMES

STUDIO ASSISTANT

BA (HONS)

UK

Bio

Nicola recently graduated from the University of Greenwich with a First Class degree in drama. Throughout her time there she had a particular focus on directing and stage management and one day she hopes to return and complete a Masters in Directing.

Within the studio Nicola can be found greeting guests, stocking supplies and solving IT problems. She spends her spare time fulfilling her passion for theatre and film and dreaming about being on the Cornish Coast.

Patricia Troyas

Arch Assistant

MA ARCH

ES

Bio

Patricia is an Architectural Assistant at dRMM. She studied at the University of Navarre in Spain, where she received a highly technical education and gained experience as a teaching assistant. Her academic projects explored the thin boundaries between landscape, architecture, and design. While in Spain, she interned at several studios including Flores&Prats; where she learnt the importance of the ‘hand’ in the conceptual process, and Francisco Mangado; where she learnt the significance of precision in construction.

At dRMM, Patricia is working on Becontree, a sympathetic regeneration project which combines commercial with residential mixed use. She studies space, volume and materiality in relation to the site context.

Patrick Usborne

Associate

BSc (Hons), AADipl, ARB

UK

Bio

Patrick is an Associate and Architect at dRMM and has worked on a number of large-scale commercial and residential projects since joining in 2013. These include a commercial scheme on Fenchurch Street and mixed use development in East London. Patrick was a scholarship student at the Architectural Association for six years. On graduating he joined Serie Architects working on numerous projects in China, Singapore, India and Kazakhstan.

Patrick continues to teach through workshops and juries at the Architectural Association. Before architecture, Patrick gained an honours degree in Physics, which sparked a passion for precision whilst being responsive to our environment and culture. Away from the office you’ll probably find him up a mountain, skiing, climbing or running.

Raphael Villiermet

ARCHITECT

ADE (ENSA-V)

FR

Bio

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.

Romain Bigaré

Arch Assistant

MBArch BScArch

BE

Bio

 

Romain is an Architectural Assistant at dRMM. He transformed his academic journey into a tour of Europe, he began in his hometown at the University of Brussels, stopped by Rome to obtain a bachelor’s degree from La Sapienza, and finally – to enjoy the more technical side of architecture – graduated from BarcelonaTech. During the tour he worked in other countries, including France and the United States, where he was involved on various projects; from the refurbishment of mountain houses in Italy, and a stadium in the Congo, to an educational project in Switzerland.

At dRMM, Romain is working on Wick Lane; a Hackney Wick development which sympathetically blends residential led mixed use, creative workspace and public space. He is developing the building façades and their details, while also contributing to the Building Information Modeling (BIM) strategy. Outside of architecture, he reads books with pompous names about evolutionary biology and theoretical physics. One day he hopes to build a supersonic plane service that connects his three favourite cities: London, San Francisco and Tokyo.

 

Roslyn Stanwick

Client Engagement Manager

BA (HONS) MA UOL

CA

Bio

 

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 (PROF)

NZ

Bio

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.

Sara Muzio

Creative Strategist

BA (Hons), MA (RCA)

UK/IT

Bio

Sara has a passion for creating vibrant pieces of city through buildings and public spaces which actively engage a wide variety of users. She works with the dRMM team to develop and support strategies for future projects, including dRMM’s winning Wood Blocks proposal for the NLA New Ideas for Housing London.

Previously Sara worked with the EXYZT collective over eight years years, creating and managing popular large-scale installations including a trio of project on Union Street in Southwark: the Southwark Lido, the reUNION and The Lake. Whilst working with EXYZT Sara delivered projects for the Tate Modern, the Arnolfini Centre for Contemporary Arts in Bristol, the Architecture Foundation and the London Festival of Architecture.

Saskia Lencer

Associate Director

DIPL ING ARCH (FH), MSC, AK, ARB

DE

Bio

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.

SHO ITO

ARCH ASSISTANT

AA DIP

JPN

Bio

Sho is an Architectural Assistant at dRMM. He graduated from the Architectural Association, where he received the Foster + Partners Prize for his final thesis ‘I Live the Way I Want’ which challenges traditional lifestyle models to provide affordable housing and working solutions in London.  Prior to dRMM, he worked at Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners on several projects including the Y: Cube, a 37 volumetric pre-fabricated housing unit scheme located in Mitcham.

At dRMM, he is part of the Charlton WorkStack team working on an innovative cross-laminated timber building that allows light industrial workspace to be created on compact urban sites.  Out of the office Sho enjoys travelling to various beaches in the world and one day hopes to design, build and run his own beach bar in South East Asia.

Sophie Worsnop

Arch Assistant

BSC (HONS) MA (RCA)

UK

Bio

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

BA (DESIGN), DIP BDD

AU

Bio

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

Bio

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 (UCL)

RU

Bio

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.

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. She is currently studying for her Part III at Westminster University. 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.

Viola Gurioli

ARCHITECT

MA ARCH

IT

Bio

Before joining dRMM in 2012, Viola completed her MSc in Architecture in Milan and participated in international workshops as a teaching assistant. Her Italian education strongly influenced her “forma mentis” and sensibility towards ‘context’ (physical, cultural, social) – considering architecture as part of a complex system rather than as a free-standing object.

At dRMM Viola has built on her experience both in urban and residential design. After having worked on two masterplan studies for the Olympic Legacy Area fulfilling her interest in urban regeneration and place making, she formed part of the Television Centre Plot E team, focusing on structural and service coordination. More recently, Viola has worked on the design for a high-end residential tower in Camden, part of the Central Somers Town CIP Masterplan. She is currently developing a housing proposal for Newham. In between travels, Viola spends her time exploring the city on her golden bike, mapping her discoveries in her trusted sketchbook.

Vivienne Long

Marketing Manager

BDes, PGCirtMM, ACIM

NZ

Bio

Vivienne is a creative and strategic marketer with 6 years management experience in architecture and the arts. Prior to dRMM, she worked with a culture magazine in London, a social enterprise in Cambodia, and an architecture practice in New Zealand. She has a wide skill set; from ideation and execution to budgeting and reporting. She is particularly fascinated by graphic representation and story telling, which is grounded in ethics and guided by a deeper purpose.

Vivienne is an Affiliate of the UK Chartered Institute of Marketing and holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Marketing Management, she also holds a Bachelor of Design. She is a practicing artist and has 2 years’ experience as an arts journalist. In her spare time, she can be found researching new movements within her arts practice, initiating impromptu dance-floors, or exploring landscapes by bicycle.

Will Howard

Project Architect

BA (Hons), DIP Arch, ARB

UK

Bio

As a Project Architect at dRMM, Will has worked on a number of high profile residential, commercial and educational projects. He is currently involved with the detailed design of the Television Centre Plot E and the development of Sky’s Osterley campus.

Will studied at the University of Huddersfield and Kingston University, his thesis was an analysis of industrial ruins; developing strategies for architectural interventions within derelict spaces.

In practice, he has a range of experience in user engagement, technical design coordination and developing the production of information at various project stages. In previous practice, he gained experience working with leading higher education clients on complex teaching, research and laboratory buildings.

Outside of work, Will enjoys travel, acoustic guitar, and developing his culinary skills.

 

Yang Zou

Arch Assistant

MArch MSc BA(Hons)

CN

Bio

Yang is an Architectural Assistant at dRMM. She graduated from Newcastle University in 2014 with a Masters degree in Architecture. For her final thesis project, she developed a building typology that encourages new relationships between people and nourishment. Her previous experience includes 2 years in working in Shanghai on cultural, interior and collaborative architecture and art projects.

At dRMM, Yang is working on the detailed design of Wick Lane; a Hackney Wick development which sympathetically blends residential led mixed use, creative workspace and public space. During her free time, she enjoys hiking in the English countryside, as well as knitting, and cooking Chinese delicacies.

Architectural Opportunities

dRMM Vacancies

Bio

Thank you for your interest in dRMM

We currently have no architectural vacancies at the studio.  However, should you wish to send a speculative application by email, we keep them on file for a month and review if a vacancy arises during that time.

Please include an indication of whether you are applying for a Part I, Part II or Part III position in the covering e-mail’s subject line, and send the email to jobs@drmm.co.uk, for the attention of HR.

A digital portfolio (PDF, 4MB maximum) along with a covering letter is preferred.

Thanks again,
dRMM

 

STUDIO ASSISTANT

dRMM Vacancies

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Studio Assistant, London SE1

dRMM Ltd, a vibrant, Stirling Award-winning architecture practice, seeks a proactive, confident and organised Studio Assistant. The job is based in the admin hub of the practice. The role provides administrative support at a macro level to the studio, and assistance for the Associates. As part of the administration team, reporting to the Studio Coordinator, the assistant must be an excellent communicator and a dynamic team player. You should be pro-active in your approach and comfortable using your own initiative.

Responsibilities relating to:
• Reception duties
• General studio admin
• Studio maintenance
• H&S
• Training
• Admin budget
• ICT
• Events
• Record keeping / database entry

Essential Skills/Qualifications
• Excellent organisational skills
• Strong communicator
• High standard of written & spoken English
• Proactive and logical approach to problem-solving
• 3 x ‘A’ Level B grade or equivalent
• Clear and polite phone manner
• Ability to multitask
• Excellent understanding of computers (particularly apple mac)
• Ability to meet deadlines and prioritise work loads

Preferred Skills/Qualifications
• ICT qualification or training
• Proof-reading experience
Please note: This is a junior administrative position. Architectural training/experience is not required. Permission to work in the UK is essential.

To apply please submit your CV and a short cover letter, detailing your suitability & motivation for the role and notice period required. Applications should be by email to jobs@dRMM.co.uk (max. file size 5MB) for the attention of HR, quoting ref: StuAs1711 in the subject title.
dRMM is an equal opportunities employer. We are only able to respond to successful applicants and will not discuss submissions on the telephone. Application deadline December 10th 2017

Graphic Designer

dRMM Vacancies

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Graphic Designer at dRMM Architects

We are seeking a talented graphic designer to join our team on a full-time basis. This is an excellent opportunity for a candidate with a great eye and a passion for graphic design to join a friendly, creative studio. We are an international team working on a diverse and exciting range of projects.

The successful candidate will be able to adopt and develop our house style as well as providing graphic design support for marketing and projects.

Responsibilities of the role include but are not limited to:

  • Thinking creatively to produce new ideas and concepts
  • using innovation to redefine a design brief within the constraints of cost and time
  • production of graphic design materials for presentations, web content, publications and exhibitions
  • providing graphic design assistance for templates, marketing material, bid documents, portfolios and CVs
  • providing graphic design guidance and assistance to project teams in relation to production of key documents and diagrams
  • controlling the graphic quality of all communications materials including print and digital
  • graphic design for architectural projects (wayfinding, input into colour selection, typeface selection, brand identity for developments)
  • communicating with project team on how to use templates

The studio is looking for a candidate who has:

  • An exceptional eye for graphic design, composition and colour
  • fluency with Adobe CS, particularly InDesign
  • ability to manage time effectively
  • strong communication skills

Salary band 3 – 4 (£24K – £36K) according to experience.

We are an equal opportunities employer. The applicant shall hold all relevant permits to work in the UK.

To apply please submit your CV, portfolio and a cover letter detailing your suitability to the role and availability. Applications should be made by email to jobs@drmm.co.uk (max. file size 5MB) for the attention of HR, quoting ref: GraDes1705 in the subject title.

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

Interior Designer/Architect

dRMM Vacancies

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Interior Designer /Architect, London SE1

dRMM Architects is a Stirling Prize-winning, design-led studio based in London Bridge. We are an international team working on a diverse and exciting range of projects.

We are seeking an experienced interior designer or interior architect to join our studio.  The role will be working across projects as an interior creative lead, including residential, hotel and public sectors.

The ideal candidate will have a BA degree in interior design/architecture (or equivalent) and between 4-6 years professional experience with a substantial portfolio of residential developments.

Applicants must have experience of developing concept proposals and delivering projects to a high level of design competency. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong problem-solving abilities and an eye for design, detail and materials.

Responsibilities will include leading a creative process from the briefing /inception stages, directing a small team of designers, communicating design ideas visually and presenting with confidence.

Fluency in Vectorworks, MS Office and Adobe Creative Suite is essential, and 3D visualisations and/or Revit skills will be advantageous.

The successful candidate will have excellent English communication skills, be well-organised and have a proven track record of working independently and as part of a team through all project milestones.

To apply please submit your CV, portfolio and a cover letter detailing your suitability to the role and your availability. Applications should be by email to jobs@drmm.co.uk (max. file size 5MB) for the attention of HR, quoting ref: IntArch1711 in the subject title.

dRMM is an equal opportunities employer. The applicant must hold all relevant permits to work in the UK. Salary will be offered dependent on experience.

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