Joe Morris

Founding Director
BA (Hons) DipArch ARB RIBA

Joe Morris is an architect spearheading Morris+Company across two studios, one in the creative district of London’s Shoreditch, the other in Copenhagen. In a career spanning 25 years of professional practice which has achieved widespread international recognition, Joe has increasingly advocated a sense of urgency for fair and transparent practice, inclusivity and equality, through open dialogue and critical debate, whilst encouraging the broader company to take ownership of projects and develop their own careers and interests.

Morris+Company is a growing studio, recently included on the AJ100 definitive record of the UK’s largest architecture practices, and its direction and governance is a shared endeavour across the director team and beyond. Accordingly, each member plays a vital part in driving the practice to achieve exemplar service and output. Joe’s focus is directed towards the Workplace Sector (spearheading the #Office+ Programme), Majors (providing strategic oversight on all major projects) and International (working collaboratively with our Danish Team to build our sister studio in Copenhagen, as well build on relationships in Munich, Berlin, Paris, Buenos Aires, Los Angeles, Oslo).

Joe has represented the practice on a global platform, lecturing on the work of the studio in many leading UK universities, as well as in Barcelona, Bilbao, Buenos Aires, Copenhagen, Hamburg, Liege and Romania. He has taught at the Bartlett School of Architecture in London, the Universidad de Navvara in Pamplona and La Salle School of Architecture in Barcelona and has been a visiting examiner at Plymouth and Oxford Brookes universities. Joe is a founding participator in Londonon a global self initiated research programme exploring a world view on cities across Europe, and has also contributed to a number of local authority design review panels, including Lewisham, Brent, Hackney and currently, Southwark.

Joe believes in the potential for a more compassionate, sustainable global economy and seeks to raise awareness of interdependent global issues whilst following a strict vegan philosophical attitude to life. Beyond practice, Joe is collaboratively exploring the confluence of diet, agriculture, architecture and creative output through, a project sharing the same building as Morris+Company and interconnected internally. EDIT is actively engaged in circular economics, sustainable cooking and associated ethical practices of production, supply and waste management.

"Can architects make a difference?" On 7th June Joe took part in a debate at the Royal Academy of Arts titled "Can architects make a difference?". The event interrogated the collision of architecture and activism, to try to understand what impact architects can really have on the places they design for.
RIBA Future Leaders 2022 Judith and Joe will be speaking as a panellist at the "RIBA Future Leaders 2022" conference in June. They will focus on the importance of understanding the commercial imperatives of practice, clients' needs and financial considerations as well as a forward thinking mindset.
Constructing a Practice Joe contributed to a special edition of Architectural Design magazine which reflected on 30 years in practice at Allford Hall Monaghan Morris.
Pavilion de l’Arsenal Joe visited the Pavilion de l’Arsenal, Paris, as part of a Londonon visit, exploring the shape of the city through the lens of gastronomy, agriculture and waste.
Presenting Ortus to The SaLADS (The Saturday Ladies Architecture & Design Society).
With #londonon In #elejido in spirit at #gursky #haywoodgallery #southbank
Outside Google Headquarters
Opening Event within the central gathering space with the client, Maudsley Charity.
Site Visit as ground works are commenced.
Cannes 2018 Taking the plunge!
Cannes 2018
Cycle to MIPIM