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.

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 begun 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.

Sei Takenaka

Sei joined pH+ in January 2016 and is currently working on several residential as well as retail projects.
Sei studied architecture at Accademia di Architettura Mendrisio in Switzerland and prior to joining pH+ gained extensive experience in high-end residential, educational and commercial projects at practices in London.

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).

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.

Toby Crane

Toby joined the practice in June 2014 and is currently working on a number of residential projects around London including Bayford Mews, Beacon Lodge, and Old Ford Road.

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.

Alice Cutter

Since joining pH+ in 2013, Alice has worked on a variety of projects in the residential, commercial and education sectors. Her experience of the profession ranges across the RIBA stages of work, from planning through to construction.

Alice recently worked on a 29 unit scheme at 1 Maryland Point, Stratford which gained planning permission in 2017, and is delivering 6 units and 3 townhouses in Bow, which is due to be completed in 2018. Through working closely with other professionals, Alice has a gained a great understanding of the intricacies of architectural practice.

Prior to completing her Masters at the University of Westminster in 2013, she worked at Hawkins\Brown for two years. Here she gained experience working on a number of higher education and new build residential projects.

Abdulbari Kutbi

Bari joined the pH+ team in July 2017 and has assisted with a variety of mixed-use projects since joining.

His experience includes working on a number of 1:1 making projects in the UK and abroad, as well as holding exhibitions related to his research work in robotics and spatial intelligence.

Bari completed his undergraduate degree at UCA Canterbury, where he was awarded the “Stage Three Excellence Award” and had his thesis project published in Blueprint magazine.

Since then he has completed two masters degrees at Canterbury and the University of Sheffield, and published conference papers on behavioural and embodied intelligence. He is also a visiting critic for Stage 2 at UCA Canterbury.