Resident is the architectural practice of choice for those seeking innovative, visually striking, and cost-effective design solutions. With nearly three decades of experience, we specialise in creating exceptional hospitality environments, ranging from high-street cafes to international airports.
Our team of architects, interior designers, problem-solvers, and innovators work collaboratively with our clients to craft functional and beautiful spaces. We believe in a values-driven approach to architecture, with our client’s aspirations and values informing every aspect of our design process.
As an Employee Ownership Trust, we have a unique workplace culture where every team member has a voice in the decisions of the practice, regardless of role or seniority. This results in a genuinely democratic environment where creativity and collaboration thrive.
At Resident, we take cost control and sustainability seriously, and we aim to take the weight of the process off our clients, allowing them to focus on the ‘after’. Our experience-led architecture and interiors quietly enable and inspire life to take place long after our involvement.
Andrea is a skilled and experienced architectural professional who completed both a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Architecture, as well as a Master’s Degree in Planning at the University of Nebraska. She then embarked on an exchange programme at Dublin Institute of Technology in 2007, which inspired her to relocate to London in 2013. Andrea has been a part of the Resident team since then, working closely with clients to deliver exceptional projects that enhance family life and elevate the customer experience.
Andrea’s passion for architecture and commitment to excellence led her to complete her qualifications at Oxford Brookes University in 2016. She currently manages a range of residential and commercial projects, bringing her unique vision and design flair to every aspect of her work. With her exceptional skills and proven track record, Andrea is a valuable asset to any architectural team.
Andrew is a highly experienced Senior Resident Associate. With over two decades of experience in the industry, Andrew has established himself as a specialist in delivery and construction stages (RIBA 4-6), providing invaluable expertise to the Resident team.
Andrew’s passion for architecture was fostered at a young age by his father, a structural engineer who regularly took him on on-site visits. This encouraged Andrew to pursue architectural studies at Kingston and Westminster Universities, where he completed his undergraduate degree and diploma. As the Resident’s in-house technical expert, Andrew is renowned for his deep knowledge of all things technical.
Andrew’s recent projects include the delivery of a Travelodge, as well as several collaborative hospitality projects and technical assistance on local community projects in Southwark. Whether working with Main Contractors or Private Developers, Andrew is committed to delivering clear and practical solutions that meet the end user’s needs within budget. With his extensive industry contacts and expertise in all aspects of construction, Andrew is an invaluable member of any architectural team.
Andy is an Architectural Assistant in Resident. He joined the team in 2018, shortly after graduating from the University of Bath with a Master’s degree in Architecture. Having been born and raised in Borneo, nature has always been his biggest inspiration for achieving equilibrium in architecture and design. He believes that only through a seamless symbiosis of architecture and nature can the world be a better place to live, and he enjoys working closely with clients and peers to try and achieve just that.
At Resident, Andy is assisting with several 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 a few Grade II* listed residential and hospitality projects across London. Andy also does supper clubs in his spare time and has voluntarily cooked several inspiring meals for the team that was delicious and demonstrated his creativity and flair with all things’ making’.
At Resident, Andy is assisting with several projects, including a Grade II* listed residential project in Southwark, a Pret A Manger flagship store in Heathrow Airport and a few other airport lounge projects in the UK and Dubai.
Anthony has over twenty-five years of professional practice over which time he has gained extensive experience at several award-winning practices. During these years he worked on a broad range of multi sector projects in the UK and internationally, including large multi-unit residential developments, private domestic refurbishments, as well as hospitality sector projects including The British Museum, Topshop, high-end apart-hotels, and an exclusive hotel retreat in Brazil.
As Senior Associate at Resident, Anthony is responsible for leading the design and delivery of our projects with a direct hands-on involvement at all stages from creative conception through to completion, ensuring close collaboration with clients, consultants and the wider project team throughout the process.
Since joining the practice in 2014 Anthony’s design focused creative contribution has been an instrumental part of many key projects in the practice, including our innovative award winning Passivhaus scheme for 14 houses in Kent, numerous high end private residential refurbishments and a No1 lounge at Edinburgh Airport.
Babs began her career in high-end residential architecture, following studies in spatial and interior design at Buckinghamshire University. The appeal of the technical aspects of architecture and challenges led her to join the company in 2007, where she quickly became a vital member of the planning team specialising in large-scale sites. With 15 years of experience, Babs has enjoyed working on all aspects of architecture from conception to completion. Babs is currently focused on the challenges of construction projects and finds satisfaction in working on technical detailing.
Babs loves being creative in her spare time and has a keen interest in pottery and painting. A busy mum of three, she enjoys being inventive in the kitchen to maintain healthy family eating.
Bianca is one of our two Directors overseeing the design and delivery of all our projects at Resident. As an RIBA Chartered Architect and being ARB accredited for almost 20 years, Bianca’s extensive experience includes sports and leisure complexes, mixed-use developments and masterplanning projects such as the Brooklyn Academy of Music Cultural District and Hong Kong Airport.
A responsive and proactive approach and keen understanding of market-sensitive development and buildability underpins Bianca’s leadership within Resident. Resulting in the practice’s proven track record of adding real value through high-quality, cost-effective and sustainable design and forging long-standing relationships with our clients and industry colleagues.
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.
As Founding Director of Resident, Chris has 30 years of experience across numerous sectors in the UK and internationally. Born and bred in London and justifiably proud to be so. Following an “old school” apprenticeship as a draughtsman, Chris studied Architecture and Engineering at the University of Westminster.
Over the years, Chris has worked on a diverse portfolio of hospitality, retail, workplace and residential projects. As a Director, Chris has had input into most projects, but the thing that he will point to as his most significant achievement at the company is its transformation in 2019 into an Employee Owned Trust.
Chris’ hands-on approach to design, procurement, and problem-solving mitigate potential risks to programme and budget. His professional, personable and strategic manner make Chris an asset to any project team.
Chris has a passion for and extensive experience within the technical and challenging Aviation sector – leading over 20 high-end Airport Lounge fit-out projects in the UK and Australia and acting as a client advisor concerning strategic development.
His recent experience as Client Advisor and Project Director for the Design & Delivery of 20 Airport lounges demonstrates his ability to work on fast-paced, high-quality projects in logistically complex environments.
Daniel is a registered Architect and our Sustainability Champion. He has been with the practice since 2016, holistically promoting sustainable design and conduct. Since graduating with a Master’s degree from the University of Sheffield, he has worked on local and international residential and commercial projects. With a keen interest in low-impact design, he is challenging the boundaries of traditional construction to progress architecture for the future.
Regardless of scale, whether designing joinery for a social airport lounge at Gatwick Airport or working on a 100-bedroom hotel, he employs a design philosophy that focuses on attention to detail, quality and efficient architecture. He enjoys working with challenging spaces that benefit from a holistic design approach.
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’s journey to Resident began with a diverse background in hospitalist management, having worked for renowned companies such as Byron, Wahaca, and Caravan for ten years. His experience in the hospitality industry has given him a unique perspective on the design process, with a keen focus on creating spaces that are not only aesthetically pleasing but also functional for both customers and staff alike.
With a passion for the intersection of design and utility, Jack’s enthusiasm for the design process has remained steadfast throughout his career. He enjoys every aspect of the design journey, from the initial feasibility stages to the final, hectic moments before the project handover.
His firsthand experience in the hospitality industry has given him invaluable insight into the needs and preferences of both groups, and he takes great pride in creating environments that satisfy both. His commitment to creating spaces that are both beautiful and functional has helped him to build strong relationships with clients and deliver exceptional results time and time again.
James is an Associate at Resident. He studied and trained in London, qualifying as an architect in 2014. Since joining Resident, he has delivered many residential and commercial projects, including airport lounges, historic building refurbishments and housing developments. His eye for detail and wide-ranging experience makes him an all-rounder, well placed for most project needs. The key threads that run through James’s projects are a particular sensitivity to brief, the end-user, the broader impact of design, and the practical ability to get projects delivered on time and on budget.
For several years, he was the design lead on various fast-paced refurbishments, extensions, feasibility studies, and re-brands of the No1 Lounges group in the UK and Australia. This unique experience allowed him to develop highly organised methods for designing and procuring all elements of commercial interior projects, along with contract (and contractor) management.
Josh recently joined Resident as an architectural assistant and is passionate about community-led design. He believes that successful architecture can only be achieved with community engagement. Since completing his undergraduate degree from Coventry University, Josh moved to London and has worked on many projects within the UK and Europe. Whilst also working at Resident, Josh is working on his Part II qualification by studying full-time at the London School of Architecture.
Josh has worked on various commercial projects, the sector he has the most experience within. He enjoys the variety of work this presents. From working on projects in the Shard to designing bespoke furniture for a small office, he enjoys the environment and the detail required within these projects.
With over 25 years of experience in the field, James is a highly skilled and fully qualified architect, having attained his professional certification in 2001.
James’ core skill set includes strategic overview, space planning, and planning delivery, and he has successfully led numerous large-scale residential and mixed-use developments from inception to completion for a diverse range of clients. In recent years, he has overseen several high-budget commercial and hospitality schemes for Resident.
James’ previous experience in the hospitality sector includes serving as project director for the design and coordination of an existing 6-storey building conversion in Mayfair, which incorporated a series of health clinics, gymnasiums, and restaurants. He is currently working with several food and beverage consultants on designs for mixed-use developments that include hospitality offerings. With his extensive experience and expertise, James is a valuable asset to any architectural team.
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.
After completing her Bachelor’s studies in Interior Architecture in Athens, Marianna moved to London in 2012 to complete her Master’s degree in Interior Design at the University of Westminster. Marianna gained experience on a variety of residential, commercial and hospitality projects before joining Resident in 2018.
At Resident, Marianna’s primary focus is on commercial projects and more specifically in the Aviation sector with several completed airport lounges encompassing both design and full brand identity. One of the main projects was redesigning the identity of No1 Airport lounges in the UK.
Lately, her focus is on residential projects, working across various design stages as well as the FF&E design with attention to detailing and finishes. Currently she is working on a family house refurbishment in North London.
Marianna brings an interior design focus to the practice with a particular interest in wellbeing. In 2021 she qualified as a WELL Accredited Professional to broaden her knowledge to encompass design for optimal health and wellbeing in the built environment.
Peter founded Studio Dagger in 2020. He has a background in Design, Art and Architecture and holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Practice from Westminster University. He also holds a Postgraduate Diploma from the University of East London and a BA Hons from Kingston School of Architecture.
Peter became a fully qualified architect in 2014 and has built an established portfolio across a range of public and private projects whilst working for notable London-based practices. His projects have included:
Whilst studying to qualify as an architect, Peter worked on projects including new build university lecture theatres and research laboratories, as well as various scale residential, listed building and commercial projects.
Peter is a member of a local green-space protection and improvement group and is helping to determine new re-wilding areas in his home Borough of Greenwich.
Philip is a registered Architect with 15 years’ experience designing and delivering a wide range of commercial, hospitality, residential and aviation projects of varying scales in both the UK and Asia. He has been with the practice since 2017 and has a focus on our people and studio culture. His architectural interests focus on interpreting and crafting space, refining details and to enhance the well-being of the end user.
Philip has had key involvement with the brand roll out of No1 Lounges Clubrooms, No1 Lounge and MyLounge throughout his time with the practice. His previous hospitality experience includes design and development of the hotel and residential facilities within the One Blackfriars mixed used scheme with SimpsonHaugh. Whether curating a virtual networking lounge or leading the design for an eSports Gaming Lounge in the middle east, Philip’s interests focus on refining details to enhance the well-being of the end user.
Rohit is an Architectural designer that joined the practice in early 2022. Since being with Resident, Rohit has worked on projects ranging from large-scale masterplans of over 100 dwellings to smaller private residential conversions.
Rohit studied architecture at the University of the Arts London and since has been tutoring at Central Saint Martins. His personal interest involves the intersection between Architecture and food, using speculation, making and workshops as tools to construct narratives.
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 is an experienced RIBA Part II Designer with a background of over 7 years in sectors ranging from residential and commercial to ecclesiastic. Tom has been with the practice since 2017, working on multi-unit residential developments and high-end commercial fit-outs. Since graduating from his Part II Diploma at the RIBA studio Office-based course in March 2021, Tom has been heading up several residential projects focusing on detail and finding robust, user-focused solutions. Tom’s keen interest in the construction process and historic buildings inform his passion for both preservation and contemporary design.
Whether the project is a new restaurant brand in central London or a luxury boxing gym, Tom is diligent in considering a balance between the needs of the end user of the space as well as the client. His detail-driven design philosophy informs architectural spaces with a welcoming and quality finish. He enjoys working with unique spaces complimented by considered and holistic design.