• 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 and the Americas, 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

    We are currently a team of 23 crafting, drawing and designing from our London studio, as well as a small offices in Switzerland and Tokyo.

  • Community

    As an architectural studio, we believe that access to good design should be universal. Enabling dialogue around architecture and design is a key focus for us. An important part of the work we undertake involves engaging with neighbours, local communities and divergent stakeholders. Having a wider understanding of how a building will be understood helps tailor our solutions. Equally, having various and contrasting inputs at an early design stage helps us develop richer, more diverse and nuanced interventions.

    Promoting conversations and education around the topics of art, design and architecture is another way we attempt to extend the social presence of the studio. These ideas are regularly facilitated through community talks and events mainly centred around the ‘Building on the Built’ lecture series.

    A fundamental part of our practice is an initiative we have developed involved in helping charities, community groups and socially focused organisations connect with our design specialisms. We feel this is especially important as a little design input can regularly help unlock projects and ideas, furthering the work of these groups.

    In the past years we have enabled communities through pro-bono architectural work including:
    – Feasibility studies for primary and secondary schools in Westminster and Camden.
    – Design and planning application for a school nursery in rural Scotland.
    – A feasibility study for the renovation of the Edinburgh offices of Deaf Action, the oldest deaf charity in the world.
    – Design and construction a new archive studio for the Southbank Centre, Royal Festival Hall, London.

    If you have a likely project, idea or would just like to have a conversation please email details in no more than 500 words (and a few photos if relevant) to or call us on (+44) 020 8960 1909

  • 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.

      Ryuta oversees the practices operations in Japan from our small Tokyo office.

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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.

    • Emaad Damda - ARB - RIBA - Associate

      Emaad graduated with two first class honours degrees from the University of Bath after which he worked on a wide range of projects 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. He relishes the opportunity to be on site, and is currently leading the Rammed Earth House project through construction, a pioneering new-build design in Wiltshire.

    • 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.

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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.

    • 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.

    • Annas Mojaddidi - MArch

      Annas studied his Master’s in architecture at Kingston University, graduating with a distinction in 2018. His final year thesis project focused on designing a community Church in East London, developing a thesis based on how architecture can evoke a spiritual experience which went on to getting nominated for the RIBA Silver medal award.

      He enjoys craftsmanship and the iterative process of design, especially alternating between sketching and model making to develop projects. Before completing his Master’s, he worked on notable Jonathan Tuckey Design projects such as Egg & Malin & Goetz Covent Garden.

    • Joe Murray - ARB

      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.

    • Olimpia Presutti - ARB
      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.
    • Francesca Schiavello - MSc Arch USI

      Francesca graduated in 2017 from the Accademia di Architettura of Mendrisio, in Switzerland. During her studies, she focused on reuse and urban regeneration projects. 

      Francesca gained experience on different scales of design, from interior design to landscape, in practices between Belgium, such as 51n4e, Italy and Switzerland. She joined Jonathan Tuckey Design team in 2021. She has also worked on two personal projects, a renovation of an 18th century villa in Italy and a nursery school in Lugano, for which she made paper lamps.

    • Yael Shmueli-Goetz - PhD

      Yael retrained as an interior designer at KLC School of design in 2019, graduating with distinction and has worked for two design studios before joining the team at Jonathan Tuckey. She holds a PhD in Psychology and has been a Senior Research Fellow for 20 years at the Anna Freud Centre for Children and Families and University College London. Aligned with the ethos and aesthetic of the studio, in particular, the emphasis on marrying old with new, craftmanship, and materiality, Yael is in her element when conjuring up design schemes that enhance and complement the beautiful architecture.

    • Dan Stilwell - MArch

      Dan travelled from the south of England to study Architecture, both BA and MArch, at London Metropolitan University. During his studies he was involved in several public realm projects and furniture design, with an emphasis on empowering others to become practitioners in self-building across Italy, Norway and the UK.

      He is passionate about craft, seeking out innovative ways of combining traditional techniques with modern technologies, whilst focusing on ease of buildability and economy of material use

    • 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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    • Amy Brown - BA (Hons)

      Amy graduated from Kingston School of Art with first class honours in 2022 and went on to work for Brinkworth Design before joining Jonathan Tuckey Design. Alongside her degree, she gained experience working for architecture studio Gundry & Ducker. Amy is interested in architecture’s potential for social change, alongside collaborative, community-driven projects which respond to their physical, historic, and social context. She enjoys using hand drawing and model making to explore various schemes with a focus on sustainability and accessibility.

    • 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.

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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.

    • Arran Semple - Illustrator / Head of PR

      Arran joined JTD upon completing his BA Illustration degree with Distinction at UAL Camberwell College of Arts. His final year project concluded with a publication which analysed the architectural tension within London’s Square Mile. Prior to his graduation he spent time studying fine art in Geneva and over the past few years has exhibited work with The Scottish Gallery in Edinburgh. Arran is a keen on-location sketcher and enjoys uncovering urban fabrics through observation and writing. Away from architecture he can be found in the cinema, running around London’s parks and strolling through exhibitions.

    • Hanni Wellian - Studio Assistant

      Hanni is the all-round helper and assistant for the JTD Studio, ensuring the studio runs smoothly behind the scenes. She originally grew up near Geneva, Switzerland, before moving to the UK to study at Arts University Bournemouth. 

      Since moving to London, she always has, and continues to enjoy working amongst a creative team and space. 

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  • Awards

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


    Pineapple Awards – (The Sustainable Terrace House), Winner 2023
    RIBA Regional Awards – (David Brownlow Theatre), Winner 2023
    House & Garden – Top 100 Interior Designers and Architects, Winner 2023
    British Homes Awards – (Urban Barn), Winner of Home Extension of the year 2022
    RICS Social Impact Awards – (David Brownlow Theatre), Shortlist 2021
    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), Highly Commended 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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