Building upon nearly three decades of a dedicated and collaborative approach to designing valued spaces, Resident is a quality assured architectural practice with a wealth of knowledge and diverse expertise.
With a proven track record of adding real value through high-quality, cost-effective design, our diligent, highly professional and personable team get the job done in a timely manner.
We understand the challenges and logistics within this fast evolving sector, as well as opportunities presented within complex and constrained sites. We approach each of our projects as a collaborative endeavour. Our work is a result of both a rigorous design process and our open, communicative approach to client relationships.
We operate as an Employee Ownership Trust. Every team member has a voice in the decisions of the practice, regardless of role or seniority, resulting in a truly democratic workplace. We believe this helps us to design places better suited to the people that live, work and play in them.
We partner with forward-thinking, ambitious clients to create values-driven architecture and interiors. Our Clients’ aspirations and values inform our designs and we take cost-control and sustainability seriously. We remove the weight of the process and allow our Clients to focus on the ‘after’, resulting in experience-led architecture and interiors that quietly enable and inspire life to take place long after our involvement.
Andrea was born and raised in the United States and completed a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Architecture as well as a Master’s Degree in Planning at the University of Nebraska. An exchange at Dublin Institute of Technology in 2007 enticed Andrea to make the leap and eventually immigrate to London at the beginning of 2013. Since this time Andrea has been a part of the Resident team, working closely with clients to deliver projects that enhance family life and the customer experience. She completed her qualifications at Oxford Brookes University in 2016 and is currently managing a number of residential and commercial projects.
Andrew joined Resident in July 2000 and has accrued over 20 years of experience in the industry with a particular focus on delivery and construction stages (RIBA 4-6). Andrew’s interest in Architecture developed at a young age, originating from his structural engineer father, who regularly took him on on-site visits. This encouraged his architectural studies at Kingston and Westminster Universities, completing his undergraduate degree and diploma. Andrew is the Resident’s in-house oracle on all things technical.
Andrew has completed several commercial projects over the years, from complicated rooftop refurbishments (See Thrale House) to Industrial Warehouses and fitout. Whether the client is a Main Contractor or a Private Developer, he prides himself on delivering clear and practical solutions that can be delivered on a budget to meet the end user’s needs. From layouts to bespoke detailing solutions, Andrew is well versed in providing all aspects of construction, having formed several relationships with key contacts in the industry over the years.
Andy is an Architectural Designer 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 assists with a Grade II* listed residential project in Southwark and an office fit-out project for a development finance company in London.
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 workspace sector projects including a business park masterplan in Ho Chi Minh City and an extension to the workspace and laboratories for Unilever.
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 large-scale housing schemes, as well as several high-end private residential refurbishments including works to listed buildings.
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 a RIBA Chartered Architect and being ARB accredited for almost 20 years, Bianca’s extensive experience includes mixed-use developments, sports and leisure complexes 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 workplace, healthcare, retail 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 has a strong track record in the Workplace sector, both at and before forming Resident. Previous experience includes Cat A / Cat B fit-outs for British Land in Broadgate, Bishopsgate, and the Head Office fit-out for Land Securities Trillium at London Wall, as well as many projects at a more modest scale.
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.
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 he is designing a social airport lounge at Gatwick Airport or working on the shell and core package for a Cat A office fit-out, 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 experience with workplace began with his work at Studio Sutton, where he gained invaluable experience in delivering high-quality joinery packages for various projects. One such project was the Engine Room, a new IWG workspace located within the iconic Battersea Power Station, where Jack was instrumental in ensuring that the joinery package was delivered to the highest standard.
Jack’s skills were also put to good use in assisting the Studio Sutton team on their latest workspace project, the Ernst Young headquarters in Oslo, Norway. This project presented numerous challenges, but Jack’s passion for the design process and attention to detail ensured that the drawing package was delivered flawlessly.
As a passionate advocate for the combination of design and utility, Jack thoroughly enjoys the design process, from the initial feasibility to the final handover. His experience at Studio Sutton has provided him with a solid foundation in delivering high-quality projects, which he has carried over to his work at Resident.
In summary, Jack’s previous experience at Studio Sutton has been a significant asset to his work at Resident, where he continues to apply his passion for design and utility to deliver exceptional results for clients. His attention to detail and commitment to quality are evident in all of his projects, making him an indispensable member of the Resident team.
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.
James has designed workplaces for various clients, including finance companies, creatives, and commercial operators such as No1 Lounges. He is well-versed in all aspects of workplace design, from concept to delivery, pricing and procurement.
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.
James has over 25 years of experience working in architecture and was fully qualified as an architect in 2001.
James’ critical skill set is that of strategic overview, space planning and planning delivery; however, he has successfully led many large-scale residential and mixed-use developments from inception through to completion for a broad range of clients. More recently, with Resident, he has enjoyed overseeing several high-budget commercial and hospitality schemes.
James is currently the project leader for designing and coordinating a 100,000ft2 extension to an existing grade 2 listed building incorporating offices, communal creative meeting spaces, restaurants and communal roof terraces. James has led many projects that combined mixed-use development with delicate residential and commercial uses planning.
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 joined Resident in 2021 after establishing his own practice, 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 worked on a variety of projects within the workplace sector including an office fit-out for a finance company in Golders Green to numerous social airport lounges providing workspace environment. Philip’s interests focus on interpreting and crafting space to enhance the working environment experience. He would like to see nature and natural lighting more integrated into workplaces along with well-considered, flexible work and breakout spaces.
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.