Prior to qualifying as an architect in 2009, Darren received his Diploma (Distinction) in Architecture and Masters in Professional Practice from the University of Nottingham. Darren has worked in a number of award-winning practices across the country, including marsh:grochowski in Nottingham, and bere:architects in London, working on the UK’s first non-residential certified Passivhaus retrofit project.
Prior to establishing the practice in 2013, Darren spent 3 years as a project architect for Cowper Griffith Architects in Cambridge, working on Ipswich School’s music school and auditorium, and a number of award-winning private houses across East Anglia. When not in the office, Darren is likely to be tending the garden with his partner Jenny, baking or listening to TMS with a pint alongside Juno the cat.
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Rita joined the practice in 2015, and has overseen several of the practice’s high end residential projects, such as Oglander Road & Howden Street. She studied at Queen’s University Belfast for her BSc Architecture (RIBA Part 1) & MArch (RIBA Part II) before completing her Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Practice (RIBA Part III) at the University of Westminster and qualifying as an Architect in 2017.
Outside the practice, Rita is one of the world’s leading Ullieann pipe musicians (that’s Irish Bagpipes to the uninitiated). She has performed all over the world and continues to play regularly across London.
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Aleks joined the practice in October 2017. She studied at the CASS, London Metropolitan University, completing her Professional Diploma in Architecture (RIBA Part II) last year. Since joining the practice, Aleks has worked on a large flat refurbishment in Chelsea and provided detailed design on several other projects. She will begin her Architecture Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Practice (RIBA Part III) in September 2018, with a view to qualifying as an Architect in 2019. Outside of the office, Aleks enjoys salsa dancing, skiing and playing the guitar.
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