Resident is a highly experienced and quality assured architectural practice with a collaborative approach to designing valued spaces. With almost three decades of expertise, our professional and personable team has a proven track record of adding real value through high-quality, cost-effective design in a timely manner. Our broad range of residential sector experience includes strategic masterplanning, rural exception sites, AONB, Green Belt and dense urban infill sites. We understand the complexity of development and are responsive and proactive in our efforts to achieve project milestones and unlock the potential of difficult sites to deliver high quality design with an emphasis on value and sustainability.
As an Employee Ownership Trust, every team member has a voice in the decisions of the practice, resulting in a truly democratic workplace. We partner with forward-thinking, ambitious clients to create values-driven architecture and interiors that reflect their aspirations and values. We take cost-control and sustainability seriously and aim to remove the weight of the process for our clients. The result is experience-led architecture and interiors that enable and inspire life long after our involvement.
Andrea is an accomplished designer with a strong background in the United States. She completed her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Architecture and a Master’s Degree in Planning from the University of Nebraska. Her passion for architecture led her to pursue an exchange programme in Dublin in 2007, which ultimately influenced her decision to relocate to London in early 2013. Since then, she has been an integral part of the Resident team, designing and delivering projects that enhance family life and the customer experience. Andrea completed her qualifications at Oxford Brookes University in 2016 and has since been managing several residential and commercial projects, earning a reputation as a trusted and reliable architect.
Andrew is an experienced Senior Associate with a career spanning over two decades in the industry. He focuses on delivery and construction stages (RIBA 4-6) and is highly skilled in all technical aspects of architecture.
Andrew’s interest in architecture began at a young age, inspired by his father, a structural engineer who often took him on-site visits. He pursued his passion for architecture by completing his undergraduate degree and diploma at Kingston and Westminster Universities.
With over 22 years of experience in the residential sector, Andrew has completed numerous Social Housing, Refurbishment, and Private Housing projects. He prides himself on delivering clear and practical solutions that meet end-users’ needs while adhering to budget constraints.
Andrew has established strong relationships with key contacts in the industry and is well-versed in all aspects of construction, from layouts to bespoke detailing solutions. His expertise and dedication have earned him a reputation as a trusted and reliable architect in the industry.
Andy is an Architectural Assistant at Resident, having joined the team in 2018 after graduating with a Master’s degree in Architecture from the University of Bath. Growing up in Borneo, Andy has always been inspired by nature and strives to achieve a seamless integration of architecture and the natural world in his work.
At Resident, Andy is currently involved in several exciting projects, including a landscape-led Passivhaus development in Kent, a community-focused housing development on a former dairy farm bordering the South Downs National Park, and various Grade II* listed residential and hospitality projects across London. He enjoys working closely with clients and colleagues to create designs that harmoniously blend with their surroundings.
Anthony has amassed over twenty-five years of professional experience, having worked at multiple award-winning practices. Throughout his career, he has primarily focused on residential projects, undertaking a wide variety of schemes in the UK and abroad, such as large-scale multi-unit housing developments, bespoke luxury homes, and private residential refurbishments.
As Senior Associate at Resident, Anthony takes charge of the design and delivery of projects, remaining directly involved throughout every stage of the process, from creative inception to final completion. He places great importance on fostering close collaboration with clients, consultants, and the wider project team to ensure a seamless project journey and successful outcomes.
Since joining Resident in 2014, Anthony has made significant contributions to numerous important projects, including the innovative and award-winning Passivhaus development for 14 houses in Kent, large-scale housing schemes, and high-end private residential refurbishments, including works to listed buildings. His focus on design and creative thinking has been essential in driving the success of these projects.
Babs embarked on her career in high-end residential architecture after completing her studies in spatial and interior design at Buckinghamshire University. Attracted to the technical complexities and challenges inherent in the field, she joined the company in 2007, quickly becoming an integral member of the planning team specializing in large-scale sites. With over 15 years of experience, Babs has enjoyed working on all aspects of architecture, from the initial concept stage to the final delivery of projects. Currently, her focus is on construction projects, and she derives immense satisfaction from working on technical detailing, which she regards as a critical element in realizing her clients’ visions.
In her free time, Babs nurtures her passion for creative pursuits, such as pottery and painting. A dedicated mother of three, she prides herself on her culinary inventiveness, creating healthy family meals in the kitchen.
Bianca serves as one of our two Directors, responsible for overseeing the design and delivery of all our projects at Resident. With almost two decades of experience as an RIBA Chartered Architect and ARB accredited professional, Bianca has an extensive background in diverse areas, ranging from new-build developer-led multi-unit schemes to high-end residential refurbishments and mixed-use developments.
Bianca’s leadership within Resident is characterised by a responsive and proactive approach founded on a keen understanding of market-sensitive development and buildability. Her exceptional skills and expertise have resulted in the practice’s proven track record of adding real value through delivering high-quality, cost-effective, and sustainable design solutions while also forging long-standing relationships with our clients and industry peers.
Cathy is the Practice Manager at Resident and has been an integral part of the team since 2006. With a Business degree from Westminster University and 15 years of experience managing operations in the legal sector, Cathy made the transition to the design industry. As a Chartered MCIPD (HR), she brings a wealth of knowledge to her role, managing the business’s finances, HR, and ensuring the smooth running of all processes and practices. She is passionate about creating a positive work environment that fosters creativity, collaboration, and growth, and has played an instrumental role in Resident’s success.
In her leisure time, Cathy enjoys music, dancing, spending time with loved ones over good food and wine. As an avid fitness enthusiast, she regularly indulges in outdoor exercise and can often be seen doing burpees in the park, even in inclement weather conditions.
Chris, as the Founding Director of Resident, has accumulated 30 years of experience in a variety of sectors both in the UK and abroad. A true Londoner, Chris proudly originates from the city. He began his professional journey as a draughtsman’s apprentice, and later pursued further education in Architecture and Engineering at the University of Westminster.
Throughout his career, Chris has worked on an array of projects spanning residential, healthcare, retail, and workplace sectors. Although he has had a hand in most projects as a Director, his most notable achievement is Resident’s successful transformation in 2019 into an Employee Owned Trust.
Chris approaches his work in a hands-on manner, expertly navigating the intricacies of design, procurement, and problem-solving to mitigate any potential risks to the project’s programme and budget. His professional, personable, and strategic approach makes him a valuable asset to any project team.
Daniel is a registered architect and our dedicated Sustainability Champion at Resident. He joined our practice in 2016 and is responsible for promoting sustainable design and practices holistically. After completing his Master’s degree from the University of Sheffield, Daniel has worked on a range of local and international residential and commercial projects. With a strong passion for low-impact design, he is continually pushing the boundaries of traditional construction methods to progress architecture for the future.
Irrespective of the scale of the project, whether it is a semi-detached infill scheme in Central London or a housing development consisting of over 20 units in Southwest England, Daniel believes in focusing on the minutest details and practical aspects of the design process. He loves taking up challenging sites and strives to capitalize on all the sustainable opportunities the area offers, ultimately approaching each project holistically.
Helen is our Finance Administrator who is responsible for the daily financial administration of our company. She joined Resident in 2018, bringing with her extensive experience in the financial sector. Helen started her career at NatWest Bank and later worked as a Compliance Analyst for 17 years at the private equity firm 3i, where she specialized in legal and compliance issues. Her expertise in finance and compliance makes her a valuable member of our team, ensuring that all financial transactions are handled with the utmost care and accuracy.
Jack is a dedicated design enthusiast who joined Resident in 2016. With a keen interest in the intersection of aesthetics and practicality, he relishes every aspect of the design process from initial feasibility stages to final project handover.
As a specialist in private residential projects, Jack has a natural flair for working closely with clients to bring their dream homes to life. He takes great pride in helping clients create spaces that are both beautiful and functional, with a focus on adaptability to their evolving needs. Jack prioritizes sustainability and timelessness in his designs, reflecting his commitment to innovation and excellence.
Jack’s passion for design and commitment to delivering exceptional customer service make him an integral part of the Resident team. His creativity, attention to detail, and dedication to his craft have made him a trusted partner for clients looking to create spaces that are both beautiful and practical.
James is an Associate at Resident and a qualified architect, having studied and trained in London and obtained his qualification in 2014. With experience in delivering numerous residential and commercial projects, including airport lounges, historic building refurbishments and housing developments, James has proven himself to be a versatile all-rounder, well-suited to meeting a range of project needs. His approach is characterised by a particular sensitivity to the project brief, the end-user, the broader impact of design, and a practical ability to deliver projects on time and within budget.
His largest project to date is the 72-unit housing development at Coombe Farm, which he master planned and took from concept through to construction. James is also adept at taking on smaller, complex projects such as the refurbishment of a Grade II listed Georgian Townhouse at Albert Street, and the exchange of floorspace within a converted warehouse at Warner House. He has experience working closely with domestic clients, designing and delivering tailored home interiors.
Josh is an Architectural Designer at Resident who joined recently and has a strong passion for community-led design. He firmly believes that successful architecture requires community engagement. After obtaining his undergraduate degree from Coventry University, Josh moved to London and has worked on several projects in the UK and Europe. Alongside his work at Resident, Josh is pursuing his Part II qualification by studying full-time at the London School of Architecture.
Throughout his career, Josh has worked on various residential projects, including listed buildings, multiple flats, and ski chalets. He enjoys the challenges of these briefs and takes pride in delivering bespoke designs that meet his clients’ needs.
James is an experienced architect with over 25 years in the industry, having qualified in 2001. He previously held the position of Managing Director at Forge Architects before its merger with InsideOut. James now enjoys a more focused architectural role at Resident, where he has successfully led many large-scale residential and mixed-use developments from inception to completion for a broad range of clients.
James’ critical skill set includes strategic overview, space planning and planning delivery, as well as extensive knowledge of efficient, elegant planning and fulfilling statutory requirements. He has worked extensively with private and affordable housing providers, delivering quality homes. James has also overseen several high-budget commercial and hospitality schemes in his recent roles at Forge, InsideOut, and Resident.
Lily is an Administrative Assistant at Resident, responsible for supporting various departments, including marketing, finance, and IT. With a keen eye for detail and excellent organisational skills, Lily ensures that the office runs smoothly, making it a comfortable and efficient workspace for our architects. She also takes great pleasure in creating a positive and fun atmosphere within the office, helping to foster a sense of community among our team.
Marianna completed her Bachelor’s studies in Interior Architecture in Athens before moving to London in 2012 to pursue a Master’s degree in Interior Design from the University of Westminster. She gained experience working on a range of residential, commercial, and hospitality projects before joining InsideOut in 2018.
At Resident, Marianna’s primary focus is on commercial projects, particularly in the aviation sector, where she has completed several airport lounges encompassing both design and full brand identity. One of her key projects involved redesigning the identity of No1 Airport Lounges in the UK.
More recently, Marianna has shifted her focus to residential projects, working across various design stages and specializing in FF&E design with a keen attention to detail and finishes. Currently, she is working on a family house refurbishment in North London.
Marianna brings a strong interior design focus to the practice with a particular interest in wellbeing. In 2021, she qualified as a WELL Accredited Professional to expand her knowledge and expertise in designing for optimal health and wellbeing in the built environment.
Peter joined Resident in 2021 after establishing his own practice, Studio Dagger, in 2020, leveraging his background in design, art and architecture, as well as his postgraduate diploma in professional practice from Westminster University, a postgraduate diploma from the University of East London, and a BA honours degree from Kingston School of Architecture. He became a qualified architect in 2014 and has worked on a range of public and private projects for renowned London-based practices.
Peter’s projects have been diverse, including an RIBA South East award-winning new-build family home in Brighton, the RIBA London award-winning Mountview Performing Arts School in South London (shortlisted as Stage Building of the Year 2020), the Cameron Mackintosh Theatre in Peckham, the Castle Square commercial retail development in Elephant and Castle, and an 18-storey apartment block in Mile End, East London.
While studying to qualify as an architect, Peter also worked on various projects, such as new-build university lecture theatres and research laboratories, as well as residential, listed building, and commercial projects of different scales.
Peter is a member of a local green-space protection and improvement group and is actively involved in determining new re-wilding areas in his home borough of Greenwich.
Philip is a qualified architect with 15 years of experience in designing and delivering commercial, hospitality, residential, and aviation projects in both the UK and Asia. He has been a part of the Resident team since 2017, and his primary focus is on people and studio culture. Philip is interested in interpreting and crafting space, refining details, and enhancing the well-being of end-users.
In terms of residential projects, Philip has worked on a range of scales, including refurbishments of Grade II* listed buildings and mixed-use residential developments such as One Blackfriars and Battersea Power Station Phase 1 with SimpsonHaugh. Currently, he is supporting the team in delivering 72 homes for a community-focused residential development in Saltdean, which borders the South Downs National Park. Philip is passionate about designing spaces that residents can enjoy for the long term, and he led the design of Resident’s Home of 2030 RIBA competition entry, showcasing our commitment to sustainability in future residential projects.
Rohit is a talented architectural designer who joined Resident in early 2022. Prior to this, he completed his architectural studies at the prestigious University of the Arts London, where he honed his skills in design, planning and construction.
In addition to his studies, Rohit has been actively involved in tutoring architecture students at Central Saint Martins, where he shares his passion for the discipline and inspires young minds to think outside the box.
Rohit’s design philosophy is centered around the idea of using architecture as a tool to construct narratives and explore new concepts. His personal interest in the intersection between architecture and food has led him to use speculation, making, and workshops as tools to create unique design experiences that bring people together.
Since joining Resident, Rohit has been involved in a wide range of projects, ranging from large-scale masterplans of over 100 dwellings to smaller private residential conversions. His creative vision and attention to detail have been instrumental in delivering successful projects for clients.
Tim brings a wealth of experience to the practice, having founded Forge Architects over 25 years ago. His vision for Forge was to create a design-led and agile practice that would maximize the value of every project. Tim’s pragmatic approach has always been one of the guiding principles of Forge, which has enabled the firm to successfully deliver a wide range of projects for a diverse set of clients.
With the merger of Forge Architects and InsideOut, Tim will continue to play a vital role in the newly formed company as Chairperson. He will be responsible for steering the company towards the creation of high-quality design and sustainable environments, while also introducing new clients to the practice. Tim’s extensive experience and leadership skills will be invaluable as the company continues to grow and evolve.
Throughout his career, Tim has always been passionate about design and the built environment. He has led the design of many successful projects, ranging from residential to commercial and mixed-use developments. Tim’s focus on asset maximisation and pragmatic design has resulted in the creation of spaces that not only look great but also function efficiently for their users.
Tim’s commitment to sustainability and creating environments that are environmentally responsible is also reflected in his work. He has overseen the delivery of many sustainable projects and has ensured that the firm’s design processes and materials are environmentally friendly.
Tom brings a wealth of experience to the practice with a background spanning over 7 years in architecture, working across various residential, commercial, and ecclesiastic sectors. He joined the practice in 2017 and has been involved in several multi-unit residential developments and high-end commercial fit-outs.
Tom graduated from the RIBA Part II Diploma at the Office-based course in March 2021 and has since been leading several residential projects, focusing on detail and finding robust, user-focused solutions. He is particularly interested in the construction process and historic buildings, which informs his passion for preservation and contemporary design.
Whether the project is a large-scale scheme in central London or a renovation to a listed building, Tom is diligent in considering a balance between the needs of the end user of the space and the client’s requirements. His detail-driven problem-solving has been honed through years of experience in construction stages, working closely with contractors and suppliers to achieve results in projects that efficiently utilise their sites.