Directors & Associates

Joe Morris
Founding Director
Joe Morris, Founding Director
Miranda MacLaren
Miranda MacLaren, Director
David Storring
David Storring, Director
Alex Gordon
Associate Director
Alex Gordon, Associate Director
Fay Ferguson
Associate Director
Fay Ferguson, Associate Director
Mario Barrientos
Senior Associate
Mario Barrientos, Senior Associate
Harriet Brisley
Senior Associate
Harriet Brisley, Senior Associate
Edmund Harrison-Gray
Senior Associate
Edmund Harrison-Gray, Senior Associate
Hugh Queenan
Senior Associate
Hugh Queenan, Senior Associate
Ben Myers
Senior Associate
Ben Myers, Senior Associate
Jonathan Chan
Jonathan Chan, Associate
Tania Marques Perez
Tania Marques Perez, Associate
Afra Van't Land
Afra Van't Land, Associate
Elena Lledo
Elena Lledo, Associate

Studio Team

Alejandro Londono
Senior Architect
Alejandro Londono, Senior Architect
BArch MArch MSc (Hons) ARB

Alejandro joined Morris+Company in June 2017. His design process starts with hand sketches, progressing onto construction software, keeping the concept feasible from inception to delivery. In particular he has a specific interest on the building envelope. His previous experience includes; cultural, health, residential and commercial buildings, both in the UK and Spain. Alejandro graduated at the UEM Madrid in 2010 and obtained his Master of Science (MSc) with honours in 2011.

Aylesbury, Southwark Featherstone Building, Old Street Embassy Gardens, Wandsworth 15 Norton Folgate, Norton Folgate
Niall McHale
Senior Architect
Niall McHale, Senior Architect
BSc Arch MArch ARB

Niall joined Morris+Company in April 2021 having previously worked on a number of high profile London based projects. He graduated from the University of Dundee in 2009 and has worked in London for over ten years. He has experience in high specification residential interiors with a detailed knowledge in later stage construction and delivery phases. He has worked in key roles in both the design and construction phases on the envelope of a large university. He is currently the Project Architect for One Wood Crescent, a ten-storey commercial office development on plot D of the former BBC Television Centre in White City, London.

TVC, White City
Rowena Bond
Senior Architect
Rowena Bond, Senior Architect
BA (Hons) MArch ARB

Rowena studied at the Manchester School of Architecture and Kingston School of Art, before qualifying as an architect in 2017. She joined Morris + Company in 2018. Rowena has developed a craft-based, material-focused approach to design, applying this from early-stage modelmaking through to detailed design. She has worked on a range of new-build and refurbishment projects in the housing and education sectors.

Jane Chew
Senior Architect
Jane Chew, Senior Architect
BA (Hons) MArch ARB RIBA

Jane graduated from The University of Westminster with a Distinction and has exhibited at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale, V&A London Design Festival 2018 and the Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam. Jane has experience in delivering projects from concept stage to construction on a variety of projects, specialising in commercial refurbishment and interior fit-out.

Thom Chesshyre
Senior Architect
Thom Chesshyre, Senior Architect
BA (Hons) Arch DipArch PGDip ARB

Thom studied at Sheffield – where the plight and rebirth of Park Hill inspired a lifelong interest in housing – and at The Cass. Prior to joining Morris + Company in 2021, he has ten years’ professional experience, during which time he has been involved in a wide range of conservation, renovation, and large new build projects, including Social Housing, Private Sector Housing and Senior Living projects; two BFI Secondary Schools, major reconfiguration of Wren's Royal Hospital Chelsea, and the reorganisation of Leicester Cathedral to accommodate Richard III’s reburial. Fluent in Revit, Thom was instrumental in advancing the implementation of BIM at his previous practices and is involved in Revit best-practice development at Morris + Company.

15 Norton Folgate, Norton Folgate
Alberto Sols
Senior Architect
Alberto Sols, Senior Architect

Alberto joined Morris + Company in 2018 after studying architecture at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, and the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland. He graduated from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid in 2017.

John Scott
Senior Architect
John Scott, Senior Architect
BA(Hons), Dipl Arch, MSc, ARB

John joined Morris and Company in 2021 having studied at Newcastle, Leeds and Northumbria Universities, graduating from the latter with distinction. Working in several large practices, John has developed an astute approach to building design and technical resolution, gaining a broad range of experience working within the education, residential, office, mixed-use, civic and master planning sectors, on new build and refurbishment projects. John holds great empathy for Architecture that instils real social value and collective wellbeing.

Rob Young
Senior Architect
Rob Young, Senior Architect
BA (Hons) MArch ARB

Rob qualified as an Architect in 2018 from the University of Westminster, having previously studied his Masters in Architecture at the University of Sheffield. Rob joined Morris+Company in 2019 and has experience working across a wide-range of scales, sectors and typologies including; masterplanning, residential and education projects.

Phil Gee
Senior Architect
Phil Gee, Senior Architect
BA (Hons) BArch ARB

Phil graduated from the University of Liverpool. He joined Morris + Company in January 2022 after gaining over a decade’s worth of experience at other high-profile practices in London.

Phil has a wealth of experience working in the residential sector and has run projects of different scales - from residential masterplans to high-end private homes. He was a key member of the production team at his previous practice where he helped deliver multiple phases of the ‘Greenwich Millennium Village’ masterplan and has an enthusiasm for the use of Virtual Reality in architecture and was involved in development of this technology at his previous practice.

Outside of work, Phil spends his spare time as a music producer.

North Crescent, Fitzrovia
Joshua Bellman
Project Architect
Joshua Bellman, Project Architect
BSc DipArch ARB

Joshua graduated with a first class degree from the University of Bath in 2013, and gained his diploma at The Cass before joining Morris + Company in 2018. He has particular experience in the housing sector, from small Passivhaus projects through to larger-scale housing. He is also adept in physical and computer modelling as part of the design refinement process.

Ross Robinson
Project Architect
Ross Robinson, Project Architect

Ross graduated with distinction from The Scott Sutherland School of Architecture in Aberdeen in 2017 before qualifying as an Architect in 2020. At university, Ross was named best overall student on the Master of Architecture course, nominated for the RIBA Silver medal, as well as being selected to exhibit his final year project in the Royal Scottish Academy. Ross was also elected co-president of the renowned 57°10 student Architecture society where he organised over twenty lectures from guest speakers including Morris+Company.

Prior to joining Morris+Company in January 2022, Ross worked for several award-winning practices in Aberdeen and London, gaining experience in one-off residential projects to 500,000sqft mixed-use office and retail developments

In addition to his design experience, Ross has also benefited through labouring for a residential contractor on-site which enhanced his understanding of the benefits of collaboration as part of a wider design team.

Huntingdon Estate, Shoreditch
Luke Scott
Project Architect
Luke Scott, Project Architect
BSc (Hons), MArch, ARB

Luke graduated with a distinction from the Bartlett School of Architecture in 2016. He joined Morris+Company in 2019. Luke has a keen interest in the history and theory of architecture, and the role of buildings in telling stories. By approaching each stage of a project in this way - from conception through to construction - he looks to understand the narratives that underpin design decisions. Having worked across a broad range of project types; from temporary pavilions to airports, he seeks creative responses to a brief at all scales. Luke has experience as project lead on several private residential projects, as well as roles within large team structures on complex masterplanning proposals; favouring a collaborative method to draw upon the collective expertise of all parties. Luke is also a visiting critic at the Bartlett and Oxford Brookes.

Georgia Mansfield
Project Architect
Georgia Mansfield, Project Architect
BA (Hons) DipArch ARB

Georgia joined Morris+Company in 2021. She graduated with distinction from the CASS, and qualified as an Architect at the University of Westminster. Georgia has worked across multiple sectors, while specialising in residential typologies from design stages through to delivery. She has experience working with both public and private sector clients, across a variety of scales from high-rise towers to small-scale housing.

Aberfeldy Village, Poplar
Sara Nabulsi
Project Architect
Sara Nabulsi, Project Architect
BA (Hons) DipArch ARB
North Crescent, Fitzrovia
Francis Naydler
Project Architect
Francis Naydler, Project Architect
BA (Hons), DipArch

Francis graduated with a distinction from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture (KADK) in 2018 and has worked in Copenhagen prior to joining Morris+Company in 2019. Francis has an interest in developing the social and collaborative potentials of architecture, and enjoys developing ideas and relationships from a close understanding of context. He has developed projects with an ambition that they should speak to the places from where they arise, designing and learning from London, Copenhagen, Tbilisi, Galicia, Havana and Seoul. Francis has lectured on the role of collaboration in architecture at KADK and is a visiting critic at the University of Brighton.

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Jayne Kersten
Project Designer
Jayne Kersten, Project Designer
BAS Prof MArch

Jayne completed her degree and professional qualifications at the Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand before joining Morris + Company in 2018. She is passionate about diversity and inclusion, and how this can be achieved within creative teams. Her interest in the experimental process of design has developed across a range of projects from public art installations to larger, mixed-use developments.

Belén Collado
Belén Collado, Architect

Belén joined Morris+Company in 2019. She completed her Masters degree with honours at San Pablo CEU University in Madrid in 2016. Her final thesis project was awarded the First Prize in PFC COAM 2016. The project brings a sensitive response to human crafts and natural environment as a result of her collaborative research with Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China. She is an experienced Architect in residential and hotel projects, working on schemes of different scales, from high density residential towers and urban masterplans to one-family dwellings.

Claire Barry
Claire Barry, Architect

Claire joined Morris+Company in November 2019. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Cape Town before graduating from Delft University of Technology in 2019. Her graduation thesis interrogated high density housing in Mumbai’s urban periphery. Driven by a deep reverence for the social value of architecture, Claire is interested in the intersection between city-making and place-making; from the urban to the intimate scale. She received a special mention in the UN-Habitat International Design Collaboration for Kenya, Claire’s work on the symbiotic relationship between formal and informal trade and transport economies was presented at the UN Headquarters in Nairobi and exhibited at the UN Habitat III conference in Quito, Ecuador.

Aifric Carroll
Aifric Carroll, Architect
BA (Hons)

Aifric joined Morris+Company in September 2019. She graduated with a first class honours from the Dublin School of Architecture (DIT) in 2018. Her thesis was shortlisted for the Mont Kavanagh Scholarship and the Sir Richard Morrison Scholarship. Her thesis examined the functional and symbolic forms of ground and roof in order to mediate our perception of place. She is interested in creating a dialogue between these two elements to enhance our understanding of our environment and the structures within it. Aifric has previously worked in practices in Dublin including ODOS Architects, Steve Larkin Architects, and Spaced Out Architects in London.

Dora Paschali
Dora Paschali, Architect
BA (Hons), MArch

Dora joined Morris+Company in 2019. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Sheffield before graduating with a distinction from Oxford Brookes University in 2019. Her area of research examines the domestic appropriation of leftover spaces in the form of micro-dwellings. Previously Dora worked for DO:GMa in Limassol, Cyprus, where she was involved on a range of residential refurbishments, small-scale housing schemes and interior design.

Matt McCluskey
Matt McCluskey, Architect
BSc (Hons) DipArch

Matt joined Morris and Company in July 2021, having studied at the University of Bath and at the Mackintosh School of Architecture, graduating in 2020. He has worked in London, Copenhagen, and Somerset; his experience encompasses a range of scales and typologies, including cultural hubs, retrofit projects, private houses, multi-unit residential projects, and community centres.

Kehinde Pereira
Part II Architectural Assistant
Kehinde Pereira, Part II Architectural Assistant
BArch Hons, MArch

Kehinde joined Morris+Company in July 2021. He graduated from Nottingham Trent before completing his Masters at the University of Kent, School of Architecture in Canterbury.

His thesis proposed a digital interface for those experiencing rough sleeping and homelessness in Canterbury. Examining through psychogeography and historical archive data to provide digital and physical free services and opportunities to the most vulnerable. With the desired aim to improve the mental and physical wellbeing of the individual.

Recognised by the Venice Biennale and British Council, he was awarded with the opportunity to work at the Venice Biennale Fellowship Programme 2021, as a researcher responding to further concepts of ‘How Will We Live Together’.

Dahna Castrignano
Part I Architectural Assistant
Dahna Castrignano, Part I Architectural Assistant
Maria Lisnic
Part I Architectural Assistant
Maria Lisnic, Part I Architectural Assistant
Anna Robinson
Head of Communications
Anna Robinson, Head of Communications
Alexandra Fulger
Finance Manager
Alexandra Fulger, Finance Manager
Matteo Orsi
Head of BIM + Digital Design
Matteo Orsi, Head of BIM + Digital Design
Architetto (ITA), ARB RIBA Architect

Matteo joined Morris and Company in 2021. He graduated in 2007 summa cum laude at Universitá degli Studi di Firenze and subsequently earned a 2nd level university Master’s Degree in public realm design. He set up his firm in 2008 in Lucca, Italy, focusing on education and public realm projects.

In 2016 he moved to UK and has since gathered extensive experience as an Architect and BIM specialist across all the project stages, scales and sectors spanning from residential to large scale housing, stadiums and high-rise building. He is a BIM manager with an holistic approach and a specific focus on R&D and digital design processes.

Rita Paixão
Practice Manager
Rita Paixão, Practice Manager
Ruhi Patel
PA and Studio Assistant
Ruhi Patel, PA and Studio Assistant
Samantha Christie
New Business Coordinator
Samantha Christie, New Business Coordinator
BA (Hons) Graphic Design

Samantha graduated from London Metropolitan University in 2010 with a degree in graphic design, and joined Morris+Company in January 2014. She leads the sourcing and preparation of bids and all other new business opportunities, including preparation of awards as well as collaboratively co-ordinating social media and other communications – press, website – in the office.