Archives: Team

Andy Puncher

Andy founded pH+ with Drew Hamilton in 2005 following their winning selection by the Architects’ Journal ’40under 40’ competition and exhibition. Andy takes a hands-on approach to pH+ projects and directly oversees much of the work delivered by the London office. He is passionate about the potential Architecture has to deliver both commercial returns and cultural and community value as evidenced throughout our work

With pH+ Director’s Emma Flanagan and Gavin Henneberry, Andy leads the practice research unit into Shared Space and Hyper-Density at the University for the Creative Arts in Canterbury, whilst continuing to support the University of East London, University of Nottingham, Central St Martins and Southbank University as a visiting critic and mentor. Andy was recently elected onto the London Borough of Tower Hamlets Conservation and Design Advisory Paneland, along with his frequent contributions to a number of symposiums and forums exploring the future of housing and mixed-use community development.

Emma Flanagan

With over 15 years’ experience Emma joined us in January 2014 and leads our special projects and marketing team in London. Prior to working with us she acquired over five years’ experience working on large-scale infrastructure and urban planning projects at Grimshaw Architects.

She studied both RIBA Part 1 & 2 at Oxford Brookes University. In her final year of Part 2 she undertook a specialism in Urban Design, was elected Society President and received the award for ‘Service to the Taught Course’. She qualified at The University of Cambridge where she received an award for her dissertation outlining her experience on the Stirling nominated London Bridge Station for Grimshaw.

Before moving into marketing and special projects she ran a project design team gaining planning permission for several mixed-use developments. She worked on the delivery of our award winning projects; Pinnacle N10 in Haringey and The Milkshake Tree for the London Festival of Architecture. She has a hands-on approach to pH+ projects and is passionate about contextually sensitive and responsive designs with a strong consideration for process and effect of spaces on the user.

Currently studying for a Diploma in Photography, Emma is passionate about graphic design and learning to perfect her modern calligraphy.

Silvia Dessenibus

Silvia joined pH+ in May 2019 and is currently working on a co-living scheme in Whitechapel.

Training in Venice, Paris and Tokyo, Silvia worked at SANAA on the different project stages of a campus in Milan and on several exhibition spaces. In London, she has focused on residential and landscape projects.

Silvia earned her master’s degree at Iuav University in Venice with a thesis on meta-design. This subject is still a major interest, and she is always looking for new sources of inspiration to be translated into architecture.

Drew Hamilton

Drew founded pH+ with Andy Puncher in 2005, following their selection by the Architects’ Journal as winners of the ’40 under 40’ competition and exhibition.

He is the design lead on many of the practice’s most innovative projects, such as the Shree Ghanapathay Temple in Wimbledon, The Plinth in Limehouse and Squirries Street in Hackney. His strong design emphasis, coupled with commercial understanding, benefits all stages of projects, from initial feasibility through to detail design and delivery.

In 2014 Drew set up the pH+ office in Sydney, designing and delivering the practice’s first overseas project, ‘Catalina Crescent’. He continues to expand the practice’s profile, growing the Sydney office and providing architectural services in Australia

Dan Sprawson

Since joining pH+ in 2021, Dan has been integral to the delivery of our Beresford Street student living project in Woolwich. More recently, Dan has been working with our special projects team to design a series of affordable Passivhaus standard homes.

Having studied at Newcastle his thesis gained distinction and commendation for its practice-led approach and open critical dialogue with the use of data in the industry. He currently teaches on the undergraduate course at Newcastle University as part of an ecological design studio with a focus on the climate emergency. Dan has a wealth of experience in the design and delivery of award-winning housing in the UK alongside experience in community and urban design projects. Notable projects include the renovation of the 11th Floor of Economist Tower, original design by Alison & Peter Smithson, planning Approval for a 26-storey Hybrid CLT tower on Deptford Creek and the conversion of a Barn in Norfolk.

With a keen interest in material and social sustainability he is a member of our in-office sustainability group. Dan is also a talented maker with carpentry experience fabricating projects in Kielder Forest, Northumberland and Cody Dock on River Lea.

His love for the outdoors means out of the office Dan will most likely be playing cricket, football or cycling around a park in Hackney.

Alice Cutter

Alice is an Associate presently running one of our design teams within the London Studio – she joined pH+ in September 2013.

Her experience encompasses a wide range of sectors, including residential, mixed-use, education, office / workplace and transport infrastructure interface.

She has extensive experience working with complex stakeholder groups and large consultant teams to ensure proposals are innovative, contextually appropriate and meet the highest design standards.

She recently secured planning permission for 182 units, commercial space and extensive public realm improvements on a complex brownfield site in Enfield, and is presently working on a number of transport infrastructure interface projects across London.

Alice is the studios Graphics Lead due to her passion and keen eye for clear visual representation of information. She is also our Workplace Wellness and Mental Health Champion.

Alice is passionate about nurturing green space within the urban environment, and enjoys working on her allotment in her spare time.

Victoria Leyland

Victoria joined pH+ in July 2019 after graduating from her Masters of Architecture at The School of Art, Architecture and Design, with a distinction. Her final year project focused on creating an ideal world for city dwellers in North London, designing housing that drew inspiration from the Arts and Crafts movement alongside with the surrounding context, Victoria’s final design received a special mention at the ‘Blueprint for the Future Award’ ceremony after featuring at the Blueprint exhibition in Clerkenwell.
Prior to pH+ she worked on several residential and commercial projects in Cambridgeshire gaining experience within a range of work stages from concept to completion.

 

Aimée Daniels

Aimée joined us in 2020 having completed her MArch from the University of Westminster and her Bachelor of Arts in Architecture with a minor in City + Regional Planning from the University of California, Berkeley. Based on her research on informal female-led religious settlements in Tibetan Sichuan she was nominated for the 2020 RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship and had her project exhibited at the Monsoon [+Other] Grounds Symposium.

Aimée’s academic interest lies in responding to the climate emergency, using research, data, and mapping to illustrate climatic phenomena and inform architectural projects.

Her professional experience has seen her working in Hong Kong, Paris and San Francisco designing private homes and offices for companies such as Google, L’Oréal, and Leo Burnett.

Within the studio she has worked on a variety of residential and mixed-use schemes such as London Road, Parkhurst Garages, Vicarage Road, Nash Mills, Old Street and North End. She is currently working on a new hotel pavilion in Wembley which is planned for competition later this year.

Outside of work, Aimée has a keen interest in cartography and the visual arts.

Kale Bailey

Kale joined pH+ in July 2018 and has been involved in an array of mixed-use and residential projects in both London and Oxfordshire. His previous experience includes two years assisting on residential projects across London and Surrey.

He completed his architectural training at the University for the Creative Arts in Canterbury, gaining both a BA with first class honours and a distinction for his masters degree. He has been published in the ‘AJ Student Awards Magazine’ amongst several other winning competition designs, which will be built in the near future.

Kale is also a visiting critic for Stage 2 Architecture at UCA Canterbury.

Jenny Gnadl

Jenny joined the practice in March 2016 and has worked on various residential and mixed-use schemes in the UK such as Shore Road, Archway Road,  Iceland Wharf,  Beacon Lodge,  and Greenfield Road.

Her training encompasses a wide range of disciplines including fine arts, interior design, architecture and engineering. She has experience working on a variety of projects in the UK, Spain and Germany, with a particular focus on environmentally and socially sustainable architecture which does not compromise innovative design.

Jenny received a Distinction in ‘The Bartlett Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Practice & Management in Architecture ARB Part 3’ and was awarded the 2018 Ross Jamieson Memorial Award for achieving the highest mark in her cohort.