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.

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.  She has been running a team as an Associate since 2014, gaining planning permission for several mixed-use developments including Muswell Hill, Archway Road, Stockwell Green, Shore Road and Gladstone Parade. She worked closely with the London Centre for Children with Cerebral Palsy in delivering their refurbished building and developing detailed proposals for their hydrotherapy and office extensions.

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.

Luke Neve

Luke joined pH+ in 2017, and manages internal and external communications for the practice including competition and award bids, website updates, social media, public relations, and events.
He began his career in Communications working for Margaret London to deliver campaigns for a wide range creative and corporate clients, such as Wales at the Venice Biennale, the Vinyl Factory, Sony, and the Brighton Photo Biennial.
From there Luke worked for Caro Communications to publicise the work of Designers and Architects including Moxon Architects, Patricia Urquiola, Coffey Architects and the Polish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. He then worked in house at acme as Communications Manager to manage a number of successful award and competition bids.
Outside of pH+ Luke has an interest in events and has produced a surround sound choir installation in a disused factory for LFA 2017.

Robert Bowen

Rob joined pH+ in February 2018. He is currently working on a series of large-scale residential schemes in Hackney Wick.

Rob graduated from UCT where he also tutored in history and theory. He has previously worked on assisted living, high-end residential and large-scale mixed-use schemes based in Cape Town and Durban, South Africa.

His masters thesis explored the limits of fictional narrative and was the recipient of a Corobrik Award, and is a continued source of design inspiration to him.

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

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.

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.

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).

Calista Novia

Calista joined pH+ in November 2018 and is currently working on private residential scheme in Castlecrag.

Prior to joining pH+, Calista gained two years of experience in local Sydney practice, predominantly working on high-end private residential and multi-residential projects.

Calista completed her architectural studies at University of Technology Sydney, where some of her projects were exhibited at end of year shows. She had also peer-tutored undergraduates during her study.

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.