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  • About Jonathan Tuckey Design

    Jonathan Tuckey Design has garnered an international reputation for working with existing buildings and structures. Our studio has become expert in combining contemporary design with layers of built heritage to explore the ways in which old and new can co-exist and elevate one another. We have worked on a number of commercial, cultural and residential projects within Europe, the United States and South America, developing a clear set of principles and approaches to deal with historic and modern architecture.

    We embrace an architecture of change and an acute awareness of style and context underpins everything we do. The juxtaposition of contemporary elements with original features creates a dialogue between different eras and allows buildings to establish a new purpose. Re-using existing built stock is the most sustainable approach to the future development of our cities and countryside, retaining a sense of collective heritage.

    Our clients share our fondness for materials, craftsmanship and proportion as well as the soulfulness and idiosyncrasies of historic architecture. For this reason, the practice set up Building on the Built, a programme of exhibitions and talks that explores unfamiliar architectural responses to existing structures from around the world and close at home. For more information, please visit www.buildingonthebuilt.org.

  • Sustainability Achievements & Goals

    We are all aware of the current climate emergency and the need to protect the planet’s environmental resources. Not only is construction one of the largest sectors for carbon emissions, heating and lighting buildings during their lifecycles amounts to a significant portion of the world’s energy expenditure. With this in mind the way buildings are conceptualised, constructed and powered are of crucial importance for us all.

    The practice was founded on a specialism in adaptive re-use, which in its self describes a sustainable approach to design. This philosophy manifests in our work through the propagation of newly developed techniques and materials, and through new insights into traditional building methods. A key part of our ethos comes from the belief that sustainable buildings can also be beautifully designed, and can be achieved without compromising architectural and experiential qualities of the spaces we create. As guardians of the built environment we actively engage in a nuanced exploration of sustainable architecture, and have always found it offers as many delightful opportunities as perceived constraints.

    We have aligned our targets to reflect the United Nations and RIBA Sustainability Goals. These help us coordinate and realise our work as aiming towards; net zero operational and embodied carbon, sustainable water cycles, sustainable connectivity and transport, sustainable land use and bio-diversity, good health and wellbeing, sustainable communities and social value, and sustainable life cycle cost.

  • The Team

    • Jonathan Tuckey - Director

      Jonathan founded his design practice in 2000 having previously worked for David Chipperfield Architects and Fletcher Priest Architects.

      Having originally studied Anthropology, the varying ways spaces and places can be reused and remodelled has been a constant area of interest for Jonathan’s design practice and a recurring theme during his extensive teaching experience.

      Jonathan studied under and taught alongside Fred Scott and has long been one of the UK’s leading advocates for remodelling and radically transforming old buildings for modern uses.

    • Cristina Moglia - Practice Manager

      An energetic organiser, Cristina enjoys working with creatives and is responsible for the day-to-day running of the studio.  Cristina has a degree in Interior Design, and previously worked for architecture practices Penoyre & Prasad and Hassell.  She has an interest in residential architecture, and looks forward to commissioning her own restoration project in the future.

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    • Ryuta Hirayama - MArch, ARB - Senior Associate

      Ryuta joined Jonathan Tuckey Design as a project architect in 2009. He studied both fine art and architecture and completed a Masters in Architecture at Westminster University.

      Since joining the office, Ryuta has worked on a variety of projects at different scales including the MALIN + GOETZ shop in Covent Garden and has brought a strong sense for precision and detail to each one.

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    • Elena Aleksandrov - ARB - Associate

      Elena holds a Master in Architecture from the Politecnico di Milano University. After working for architects in Italy and Portugal, Elena joined Jonathan Tuckey Design in 2017. She has a passion for remodelling existing buildings in historical contexts and a keen interest in the interpretation of vernaculars in modern architecture.

    • Catarina Kohut - ARB - Associate

      Catarina has a Masters in Architecture from the Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa in Portugal.  After working for architects in Slovenia and Sweden, Catarina joined Jonathan Tuckey Design in 2013 and has collaborated on many projects including the King’s Cross Gasholders project.

    • Rob Leechmere - ARB - Associate

      Rob completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Liverpool and joined Jonathan Tuckey Design in 2016 after completing his Diploma at the CASS School of Architecture.  His work focuses mainly on the interpretation of traditional vernaculars in a modern context. He has a keen interest in the Amsterdam school and brick expressionism.

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    • Fraser Biggins - Prof Dip Arch

      Fraser has worked at Jonathan Tuckey Design since 2015 during which time he has assisted on a range of projects including the Ironmongers Quarters in Hackney and the renovation of a Victorian pub into the practice’s new office. Recently Fraser completed construction on the Wachthuus restaurant in Switzerland and is now working on remodelling an Austrian farmhouse. Fraser has a BA from Northumbria University and graduated from London Metropolitan University with a Professional Diploma in Architecture. His interests lie in making, craft and construction.

    • Emma Carroll - MArch

      Emma graduated from University College Dublin with first class honours in 2020, going on to work for Donaghy + Dimond architects in Dublin before joining Jonathan Tuckey Design. Before completing the MArch, she gained experience working with Metropolitan Workshop and O’Donnell + Tuomey Architects. Emma is interested in architecture’s capacity to express the values and priorities of society. This interest manifests itself in an intention to make architecture which is relevant, considered and sustainable.

    • Emaad Damda - ARB

      Emaad graduated with two first class honours degrees from the University of Bath after which he worked with Alison Brooks Architects and Studio Weave before joining Jonathan Tuckey Design. Emaad is passionate about the making of buildings and takes great pride in the attention to detail and thoughtfulness of materials on the projects that he works on.

    • Mariza Daouti - ARB

      Mariza holds a Masters in Architecture from the National Technical University of Athens and an MA in Architectural History from UCL. She has worked in architecture studios in London, Nicosia and Barcelona, before joining Jonathan Tuckey Design. Mariza is particularly interested in architectural theory, with focus on the intersections of sociopolitical structures and the built environment.

    • Joel Donoghue - MArch

      Joel studied his undergraduate at the University of Liverpool and has previously worked at Lynch Architects. He completed his Masters in Architecture at Kingston University working on a dissertation which explored the architecture of the bricoleur. His interest within this subject looks at how the architect can continuously add to the built context to provide overlapping layers of memory and culture.

    • Balazs Hudy - Prof Dip Arch

      Balazs holds a Masters in Architecture from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. He joined Jonathan Tuckey Design after designing several  projects for a Hungarian-based practice for 3 years. He is keen on finding the most functional way to approach every architectural challenge, and is enthusiastic about Bauhaus and Brutalism architecture.

    • Joe Murray - MArch

      Joe studied at Kingston University until 2019, where he graduated with distinction and was nominated for the RIBA Silver Nomination. His final year project was published on the Building on the Built Student Archive. Before joining Jonathan Tuckey Design, he worked at Lynch Architects for a number of years. He is passionate about craft and making physical models as an architectural design tool. Outside of architecture Joe enjoys making ceramics, cycling and walking his Irish Terrier, Ned.

    • Era Pouliou - MArch
      Era graduated with honours from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, School of Architecture in 2017, and completed her MA in Narrative Environments from Central Saint Martins, UAL, in 2020. Prior to her graduation she has freelanced in London, Athens and Berlin, where she worked on local and international projects in the fields of architecture and interior design. She is always interested in combining film and architecture, while exploring new ways to transform people’s idle tendencies into playful experiments and mundane sites into critical territories.
    • Olimpia Presutti - Prof Dip Arch
      Olimpia is from Rome and moved to London completing her diploma at the AA. There she focused her diploma studies on the architectural and cultural identity of the city of Rome and Venice. Previously she has worked as a Part I at David Chipperfield Architects, and then as a Part II in Hamburg for UNA Studio, where she helped design the “Antarctic Resolution” exhibition being presented in the 2021 Venice Architecture Biennale and working on an homonymous publication. She has also worked independently on the design of a clothing store in Sicily and a concept study for a Public Library in Viterbo.
    • Karolina Szlauer - MArch

      Karolina completed her undergraduate degree at Kingston University and has consequently worked for Dixon Jones. She studied her Professional Diploma and Masters by Conversion at the Glasgow School of Art.

      Before joining JTD she worked for Model Projects, where she worked on a variety of residential projects. She’s interested in how cultural architecture could be made more adaptable to deliver different narratives over time.

    • Molly Wheeler - ARB

      Molly completed her diploma at the University of Westminster and was awarded a RIBA silver medal commendation for her design project ‘More or Less, Bricks’. Her academic work investigated how to design environments using aleatoric methods, inspired by the musical theories of John Cage.

      She has subsequently enjoyed working on the cusp of art and architecture on projects across London, rural Ireland and Miami. At Jonathan Tuckey Design Molly has been involved with a new build house in Wiltshire using rammed earth and a theatre for Horris Hill School made using Cross laminated timber from Austria.

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    • Abby Halfacre - BA (Hons)

      Abby studied BA Architecture at the University of Greenwich and graduated in 2019, she is currently studying for an MA Architecture.  She enjoys designing through a mixture of mediums, and is particularly interested in craftsmanship and the details within the built environment.

    • Rify Hossain - BA (Hons)

      Rify studied architecture at the University of Cambridge and joined JTD after graduating in 2020. She enjoys hand drawing and model making as a means to explore design. Her interests lie in sustainable methods of conservation, as well as the coexistence of historic and modern structures.

    • Ross Langtree - BA (Hons)

      Ross joined JTD after graduating with a Bachelor of Architectural Studies at Nelson Mandela University in South Africa. He has an interest in sustainability and the role inventive reuse of buildings plays. Ross enjoys the process of design through model making and empathy of construction methods.

    • Shabir Malik - BA (Hons)

      Shabir completed his BA Architecture from London Metropolitan University in 2020 with first class honours. He enjoys designing spaces with atmosphere, honesty in materials, craftsmanship and a balance between high-tech and DIY. He uses model making as a technique to develop design.

    • Dan Stilwell - BA (Hons)

      Dan studied architecture at The Sir John Cass School of Art and graduated in 2018. Since then he has been involved in a number of public realm projects and furniture design. He is passionate about craft, seeking out fresh ways of combining traditional techniques with modern technologies.

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    • Atif Butt - Accounts Manager

      Atif has been working with Jonathan Tuckey Design since 2009. Atif is an all-round accountant with specialised experience in the property, technology and professional service sectors. He has in-depth knowledge of financial accounting and statutory accounts preparation, taxation, management accounting and reporting for commercial decision making.

    • Olivia Skoryk - PR Assistant

      Please get in touch on media@jonathantuckey.com

    The Studio

    Jonathan Tuckey Design

    58 Milson Road

    London W14 0LB

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  • Awards

    We have enjoyed wide press coverage and received numerous accolades including:

    House & Garden – Top 100 Interior Designers and Architects, Winner 2021
    Dezeen Awards – (David Brownlow Theatre), Shortlist 2021
    Frame Awards – (David Brownlow Theatre), Shortlist 2021
    Wood Awards – (David Brownlow Theatre), Shortlist 2021
    Building Awards – (David Brownlow Theatre), Finalist 2021
    Monocle Design Awards – (Wachthuus), Winner of Best Rural Architecture 2021
    AJ Retrofit Awards – (Cornish Cottage), Shortlist 2021
    Dwell Awards – (Nossenhaus), Runner-up 2020
    New London Architecture Awards  – (JTD Office), Commendation 2020 (Working)
    German Design Awards – (Michelberger Hotel), Winner 2020 (Retail Architecture)
    British Homes Awards – (Cornish Cottage), High Commendation 2020
    Frame Awards – (Michelberger Hotel), Longlist 2020
    FX International Design Awards (Michelberger Hotel), Finalist 2019
    FT House & Home – Six architects to employ in 2019 to build your own house of the future
    BD Interior Architect of the Year – (Gasholders, Ironmongers’ Quarters & Michelberger Hotel), Finalist 2019
    Sunday Times British Homes Awards Development of the Year – (Gasholders), Winner 2018
    RIBA London Award & RIBA National Award – (Gasholders), Winner 2018
    Blueprint Awards Best Non-Public Award, Residential – (Gasholders), Shortlist 2018
    Building Magazine Project of the Year – (Gasholders), Shortlist 2018
    World Architecture News – (Gasholders), Shortlist 2018
    World Architecture Festival – (Gasholders), Shortlist 2018
    World Interior News – (Gasholders), Shortlist 2018
    FX Design Awards – (Gasholders), Shortlist 2018
    AJ Retrofit Awards – (JTD Office), Shortlist 2018
    NLA Regional Award – (Malin + Goetz), Shortlist (Retail Category) 2018
    NLA Regional Award – (Gasholders), Shortlist (Home Category) 2018
    Don’t Move, Improve! – (Egg), Shortlist 2018
    MR PORTER, The World’s Best Dream-Home Architects (1 of 5) 2016
    AJ Small Projects – (Egg), Shortlist 2016

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