Miguel joined pH+ in June 2018 and is currently working on a range of exciting new Co-living and student living schemes. With a passion for the environment he is our practice Sustainability Lead. He previously worked in a small office in London for three years developing a wide range of projects from the early stages through to completion.
Prior to moving to London in 2015, Miguel’s professional experience included working in Spain, France, Norway and Sweden, with his work recognised with a first prize from the 2009 Europan 10 competition.
He has also previously taught at both the School of Architecture in Umeå, Sweden, and Valladolid in Spain.
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 co runs pH+ and leads our special projects team with a focus on innovation and design quality. Prior to working with pH+ she obtained a specialism in Urban Design and acquired extensive experience working on large-scale infrastructure, rail and urban planning projects at Grimshaw Architects.
Emma currently sits on the Tower Hamlets Design Review Panel and is an active member of the LPF with an agenda to increase diversity, inclusivity and standards across the profession and wider construction Industry. She previously taught Architectural Diploma at UCA Canterbury and currently guest critics.
Emma takes a hands-on approach to pH+ projects and directly oversees much of the work delivered by the London office.
She is passionate about contextually sensitive and responsive designs with a strong consideration for process and effect of spaces on the user and wider community.
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.
Andy was recently elected chair of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets Conservation and Design Advisory Panel, sits on the Haringey Design Review Panel along with his frequent contributions to a number of symposiums and forums exploring the future of housing and mixed-use community development..
As a member of ARB and RIBA visiting boards he played an active role in the validation of the UK’s Architecture Schools and maintains links as a realisation tutor at UCA, guest tutor at Greenwich, and Critic at the University of East London and UCA.
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.
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.
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.
Sam studied at Kingston School of Art for both undergrad and masters. Awarded a RIBA London Student Award and nominated to represent Kingston at the ‘Blueprint for the future’ exhibition, as selected by Blueprint Magazine as well as the Sue-Ann Lee Studentship Prize.
His studies explored collective living and interests in how architecture can create new conditions for interaction and living together. His projects developed upon this idea and have included proposing a new type of infrastructure based on emerging models of warehouse living. Collective living and working spaces supported a set of neighbourhood rooms, housed within a robust building which affirmed a new public space as the threshold to a vibrant street market in East London.
His dissertation examined metaphors within architecture; how architects such as John Utzon and Sigurd Lewerentz gained the broad vocabulary needed to design extraordinary spaces. As experiences become memories, they are stored in their minds and romanticized upon; later to be deposited in their own work.
With an interest in craft and a fascination for how things go together, Sam has a hands-on approach to architecture and enjoys using models as a tool for design.
Sam joined us at the start of 2021 having previously worked at a range of scales for several well-established practices both in London and Dorset. He is currently working on a number of projects including; Muswell Hill, Blount Street, Beresford, Manningtree, Hill House and a one off home in the heart of the Kent Weald.
Away from the office Sam might be found trying his hand at a new craft such as mosaic making, and has recently taking up cold water swimming.
Helen joined us in 2020 to lead on Office Management. She works closely with the team to support on the day-to-day management of the practice including finances, Human Resources, office administration and oversees our ISO 9001 & 14001 processes alongside our designated office champions.
Helen has a breadth of experience within the industry having previously worked at a number of UK leading architectural and engineering practices. She has a particular interest in sustainability and how we can look to improve our internal operations as a practice.
Alongside her office responsibilities Helen is a qualified teacher, has a Diploma in Human resources and a talent for upholstery. She is currently undertaking her final year of the Association of Master Upholsterers course at London Met. She is particularly fond of restoring and recycling mid-century furniture, rather than buying new and currently in the process of furnishing her own home.
Joining in July 2018, Ben has worked on a variety of projects that primarily focus on large-scale residential developments situated in East and West London.
Throughout his studies at UCA Canterbury, he has developed a keen interest in adapting and transforming expressions of historical architecture. He received the RIBA South East Award for his undergraduate and masters degree thesis projects, followed by a nomination for the RIBA President’s Silver Medal for his fourth and fifth year thesis.
Ben has also designed a series of extra-curricular installations that have been built in several locations throughout England and Iceland.