Sam Wright


Sam joined the practice in 2014 and works across the higher education, commercial and residential sectors. He has worked on a number of complex projects for clients including University College London, London School of Economics and Great Portland Estates, and has lead projects such as the SLMS High Content Biology Laboratory and Advanced Imaging Centre for UCL and Marketing Suite for GPE.

He studied Architecture at the University of Liverpool, and has previously worked at RMJM, gaining experience on a wide range of higher education projects including the BREEAM Excellent-rated Law Building for the University of Hertfordshire.

Charles Leadlay


Charlie Leadlay rejoined the practice in 2018 having previously been with us from 2006 - 2015. Charlie has worked on a number of complex High End Residential and Higher Education projects including leading the Cranley Mews and Cadogan Place projects. 
Charlie is an ARB and RIBA Registered Architect with 18 years industry experience. He studied Architecture at Brighton University, University of Greenwich and completed his RIBA Part 3 at University of Westminster. 
Charlie is the practices Environmental Manager and oversees our environmental management system which gained ISO14001 accreditation is 2012. He has led the way for the practices Carbon Offsetting incentive which ensures that the Company gives back the Carbon we use by way of planting trees in primary schools across our home borough, the London Borough of Lewisham

Nicholas Burwell


As a lover of both arts and science, Nicholas had architecture in his sights from an early age. He was, and continues to be, fascinated by the marriage of social structures and physical three dimensional problems which he sees as a constantly evolving question which he never gets bored of improving. Nicholas is immersed in problem solving from the macro of the masterplanning of cities to the micro detailed design of furniture.

Following an education in architecture at the University of Bath, he then gained extensive experience across a number of sectors at Richard Rogers, SOM and ORMS, founding Nicholas Burwell Architects in 1999.

Nicholas has built the practice on the principles of approaching each project with an open mind, an appetite for complex problem solving and the importance of understanding the impact of change on the way clients use spaces in which they live, learn and work.

He is a recognised thought leader in the design of teaching and learning environments, a frequent speaker at events and conferences, and works with organisations throughout the UK to deliver award-winning projects.

Caroline Rogerson


Caroline joined the practice in 2012 and has since worked on a number of higher education projects including the David Keir Student Hub and Auditorium at Queen’s University Belfast and The House at Plymouth University. She has experience across various sectors, with expertise in the arts and cultural sectors.

Prior to joining the practice she has worked on a number of high-profile projects including, as Project Architect, the RIBA National Award-winning Turner Contemporary Gallery in Margate (David Chipperfield Architects) and the Institute for Modern and Contemporary Arabic Art and Galleries as part of the Qasr al Hosn cultural quarter in Abu Dhabi (Austin-Smith:Lord.) She also has experience working with Grade I listed buildings, including the contemporary extension and renovation of Fellows Parlour at Trinity College, Cambridge (Ian Simpson Architects).

In 2005, as part of a three-person collaborative, she was a shortlisted finalist in the RIBA/Urban Splash international competition for the strategic masterplanning of the Morecambe Promenade site, adjacent to the iconic Midland Hotel.

Beyond architecture, her interests extend to wider fields of design and construction, in particular the realm of puppetry where she has gained experience at leading animatronics and special effects studios. She is also interested in early Christian and Byzantine architecture and has presented papers at the University of Oxford and Queens’ University Belfast, based on her research into the iconographic programmes of the early churches of Rome.

Caroline recently completed the RIBA Principal Designer qualification and acts as the Practice's Princiapl Designer advisor. 

Caroline studied architecture at the University of Cambridge and the Bartlett School of Architecture.

Christopher Gilbert


Christopher joined the practice in 2006 and has since delivered a wide range of residential, commercial and higher education projects.

He has experience working with listed buildings, including the Grade II listed Bath House Lofts in Bermondsey – winner of the London Evening Standard New Homes Awards 2015 – Best Conversion – Large Developer. He has led the team delviering the £12m Institute of Adavanced Legal Studies University of London refurbishment project at the Grade II* Listed Charles Clore House and is currently leading the team for the complex relocationg of the University College London's Eastman Dental Institute. 

He is a member of the practice’s BIM Focus Group, he is also a BREEAM Accredited Professional, and was promoted to Associate Director in 2019.

Christopher studied architecture at Glasgow School of Art, London Metropolitan University and the University of Westminster, between which he spent a year working in India.

Chris oversee's our quality management system which gained ISO9001 accreditation in 2012.

Simon Parkes


Simon joined the practice in 2005 and works across the sectors, focusing on higher education.

He has worked on a number of RIBA Award-winning buildings, including the multiple RIBA Award-winning Loughborough Design School at Loughborough University. At University College London he has worked on a number of complex projects including the Central Campus Overview, the Wilkins Lower Refectory within the Grade I listed Wilkins Building and the recently completed Cruciform Hub within the Grade II listed Cruciform Building.

He studied architecture at Manchester Metropolitan University and the Bartlett School of Architecture, and previously worked at Barbara Weiss Architects gaining a wide range of experience in bespoke residential refurbishment.