Archives: Team

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

Annie Pace

Annie joined pH+ in March 2010, initially working on the development and delivery of 87-91 Redchurch Street and 26 Orsman Road, the latter of which she used as the case study project for her Part 3 qualification. In 2013, her team gained planning permission for a £13million mixed-use scheme for 28 new homes and a Centre for Children with Cerebral Palsy. Annie became a part of pH+’s senior management team in July 2014, and runs one of the three design teams within the studio.

Before pH+, Annie worked at Foster + Partners on two prestigious tower projects in Istanbul and Riga, and spent a year in Sydney working for HASSELL on community and education projects. Annie studied at the Welsh School of Architecture, where her thesis focused on the expression of craftsmanship through detailed design.

Jenny Gnadl

Jenny joined the practice in March 2016 and has worked on various residential and mixed-use schemes in London, such as Shore Road, Archway Road and Gladstone Parade.

Her training encompasses a broad range of disciplines including fine arts, interior design, architecture and engineering.

Jenny has over 5 years’ experience working in the UK and Germany on a wide range of projects. She has a particular interest in environmentally and socially sustainable architecture which does not compromise innovative design.

Alice Cutter

Alice joined pH+ in September 2013 after completing her Masters at the University of Westminster, graduating with a distinction.

Her thesis project – ‘the living rooms of São Cristóvão’ – provided a catalyst for the reconnection of communities within Lisbon, forming connections that bridged both social and physical separations. Prior to that, she worked at Hawkins\Brown as a Part 1 Architectural Assistant for two years.

Since joining pH+, she has worked on a number of residential schemes, both new build and refurbishment, and at a variety of scales. Through working closely with other professionals, Alice has a gained a great understanding of the intricacies of architectural practice and the work involved from planning through to construction and completion.

Andy Puncher

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

He takes a hands-on approach to pH+ projects and directly oversees much of the work delivered by the London office. Andy is passionate about getting the design/commercial mix right in any given development as evidenced in projects such as Orsman Road and The London Centre for Children With Cerebral Palsy.

As a member of the ARB and RIBA visiting board, Andy played an active role in the validation of the UK’s Architecture Schools and maintains links with education as a visiting Critic and Mentor at University of East London, Central St Martins and Southbank University.

John Scallon

John joined pH+ in June 2016. He has worked on a number of projects in Sydney ranging from private residences and office fit-outs to large-scale mixed-use and commercial developments. Current projects include Ponsonby Parade, an extensive redevelopment of a private residence overlooking Sydney’s Middle Harbour and Cabramatta Road, a large commercial development consisting of retail space, offices and a child day care centre.

Prior to joining pH+, John gained experience working in Sydney and London, predominantly working on high-end private and multi-residential developments.

John completed his architectural education in the UK, studying at Oxford Brookes University (RIBA Part 1), Kingston University (RIBA Part 2) and London Metropolitan University (RIBA Part 3).

Isobel Chapman

Isobel joined pH+ in June 2015 and has worked on a variety of residential projects at planning stage within the studio, such as Bayford Mews and Rosebank Works.

Isobel has previously worked at Thomas Croft Architects, a West London practice, where she worked on a number of high-end residential projects.

She has recently completed her RIBA Part 2 Professional Diploma course at the Cass School of Architecture. During her time at the Cass she has undertaken two research trips to Kathmandu for the ARCSR, where the findings from one of these was collated into the publication, Kathmandu Edgelands: Brickfields, Horticulture And Urban Hill Villages Post Earthquake.

Toby Crane

Toby joined the practice in June 2014 and is currently working on a number of residential projects around London including Rosebank Works, 192 Hoxton Street and 161 Tottenham Lane.

He has worked on projects over a wide range of sectors including education, cultural, residential, student housing, retail and offices. This experience has given him a thorough understanding of the design of sustainable architecture within a historically significant context.

He studied at the Welsh School of Architecture and Cambridge University developing his interest in the design of socially and environmentally responsible buildings. Toby’s previous experience has been at practices in both London and Sydney.

John Ashton

With extensive experience running residential, commercial and leisure projects in London, John joined pH+ in 2015 to lead one of the Studio design teams. His projects include C Potential, a specialist school for children with cerebral palsy, and mixed-use schemes such as Shore Road and Gladstone Parade.

His strengths include conceptual and technical design, along with a unique empathy for reconciling the requirements of clients, users, designers and contractors.

John’s award-winning final project “Inhabiting Infrastructures” at the Bartlett School of Architecture, was published in both Blueprint Magazine and the Bartlett Book of Ideas.

John currently teaches first year at Oxford Brookes, and is a member of the RIBA international validation committee and RIBA East working group.

Emma Flanagan

Emma joined pH+ in January 2014 and is working on a number of residential projects in London, such as Leyton High Road and Muswell Hill. Emma 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.

Emma acquired over five years experience in large-scale infrastructure and urban planning projects at Grimshaw Architects. At Oxford Brookes University she enjoyed the position of Urban Design Society President and received the award for ‘Service to the Taught Course’. She completed her studies at The University of Cambridge where she received an award for her topical dissertation on ‘The Transition into BIM’.

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