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.  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.

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.

Shaun Huddleston

Shaun joined the team in November 2017, following extensive experience in the education sector with another award-winning London based practice. His notable projects ranged from a children’s centre and primary schools to specialist university facilities.

His undergraduate work was submitted for the RIBA Bronze Medal, and his postgraduate work utilised a scholarship for material research. This dedication to design is informing the resolution of challenging mixed-use schemes he is currently designing at pH+.

Prior to studying architecture, Shaun completed a degree in Business and acquired practical experience on site as a landscaper. His skill set is broad and enables him to make a unique contribution to the delivery of complex projects at all scales.

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).

James Young

James joined pH+ in April 2018 and is working on mixed-use and residential schemes of varying scales within the office.

In 2015 James completed his RIBA Part 2 Master of Architecture at the Canterbury School of Architecture, graduating with a distinction. His design thesis focused on the theme of migrancy within the divided island of Cyprus.

Prior to joining pH+, James gained over two years experience in practice in on a range of residential, commercial and mixed-use schemes, largely focused on the use of cross-laminated timber construction.

Maïté Seimetz

Maïté joined pH+ in July 2017 and has been working on a variety of residential projects in East London and St Albans.

Maïté has recently obtained a degree in Architecture from Oxford Brookes University, during which she was awarded ‘The Berman Guedes Stretton Architects Prize’ for creative originality in Design.

One of her final drawings was also purchased by Oxford Brookes University as part of their art collection.


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.

Isobel Chapman

Isobel joined pH+ in June 2015 and has worked on a number of mixed-use and residential schemes within the office, comprising of both new build and refurbishment. She also has prior Part 1 experience working on high-end residential projects in West London.

In 2016 she completed her RIBA Part 2 Professional Diploma course at the Cass School of Architecture, graduating with a Distinction. During her time there she undertook a number of research trips to Kathmandu, Nepal, with a focus on initiating resettlement post-earthquake in a peri-urban settlement south of the city.

During these research trips, Isobel worked closely with a local NGO and was an integral part in trying to establish the foundations for a live project for Architecture of Rapid Change and Scarce Resources. Much of this research was documented into two research publications for ARCSR.