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.

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).

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

Matthew Goodfellow

Matthew joined pH+ in May 2019 and is currently working on mixed use and residential projects across London.

Prior to joining the practice Matthew worked at Hawkins\Brown architects where he gained experience working on a variety of projects ranging from a large commercial retrofit project within the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, landmark Higher Education buildings and an estate regeneration scheme in south London.

Matthew studied at the University of Sheffield where for his final year project he explored the way in which architectural design can facilitate communities engage with the immediate and wider urban realm.

An interest in widening participation in architecture has seen him develop and deliver lesson plans with primary school pupils as part of the RIBA Schools Ambassadors programme. Matthew is also apart of the winning team to design a temporary structure for the London Festival of Architecture in 2019.

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.

Toby Crane

Toby joined the practice in June 2014 and is currently working on a number of residential projects around London.

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.

Jonathan Crosthwaite

Jonathan joined pH+ in November 2018 and is working primarily on the development and delivery of residential projects in East London.

Gaining over 3 years experience designing and delivering mixed use projects in Central London, Jonathan has worked extensively with existing structures and listed buildings. He completed his academic qualifications at the University of Bath, the Cass School of Architecture and the University of Westminster.

Sustainability is a key component of Jonathan’s design ethos; having previously worked at an award winning Passivhaus-led practice. He draws upon his training in low energy design and working knowledge of BREEAM to engage in an environmental dialogue with fellow professionals and clients.

Victoria Leyland

Victoria joined pH+ in July 2019 after graduating from her Masters of Architecture at The Sir John Cass 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.