Directors & Associates

Joe Morris
Founding Director
Joe Morris, Founding Director
Miranda MacLaren
Miranda MacLaren, Director
Judith Topley
Judith Topley, Director
Keir Regan-Alexander
Keir Regan-Alexander, Director
David Storring
David Storring, Director
Christian Dahl
Christian Dahl, Director
Harriet Saddington
Associate Director
Harriet Saddington, Associate Director
Alex Gordon
Associate Director
Alex Gordon, Associate Director
Fay Ferguson
Senior Associate
Fay Ferguson, Senior Associate
Mario Barrientos
Mario Barrientos, Associate
Polina Pencheva
Polina Pencheva, Associate
Harriet Brisley
Harriet Brisley, Associate
Edmund Harrison-Gray
Edmund Harrison-Gray, Associate
Jonathan Marfleet
Jonathan Marfleet, Associate
Terese Jersild Viltoft
Terese Jersild Viltoft, Associate
Hugh Queenan
Hugh Queenan, Associate
Ben Myers
Ben Myers, Associate
Rose Botfield
Senior Architect
Rose Botfield, Senior Architect
Jonathan Chan
Senior Architect
Jonathan Chan, Senior Architect
Elena Lledo
Senior Architect
Elena Lledo, Senior Architect
Alejandro Londono
Senior Architect
Alejandro Londono, Senior Architect
Tania Marques Perez
Senior Architect
Tania Marques Perez, Senior Architect

Studio Team

Afra Van't Land
Senior Architect
Afra Van't Land, Senior Architect
BSc (Hons)Arch MPhil ARB

Afra completed a masters degree in environmental design and architecture at Cambridge University before qualifying as an architect at The Bartlett School of Architecture. She joined Morris + Company in 2017, where she has predominantly worked on housing projects. Afra has a strong interest in making and innovating through research, be that through detailed material studies, or gaining an understanding the wider social, environmental and economic contexts of the practice’s work.

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.

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.

Funmbi Adeagbo
Project Architect
Funmbi Adeagbo, Project Architect
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.

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Marta Casamayor
Project Architect
Marta Casamayor, Project Architect
BArch MArch (Hons) ARB

Marta joined Morris+Company in January 2020, having previously worked in London since 2015. She has experience delivering projects from construction stages predominantly in the housing sector. She also worked on a range of commercial, education and residential projects in the Netherlands and Spain. Marta studied architecture at the Polytechnic University of Valencia ETSAV and the RWTH Aachen University in Germany, graduating with distinction in Valencia in 2014.

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.

Emily Fribbance
Emily Fribbance, Architect
BA (Hons) DipLSA ARB

Emily re-joined Morris + Company in 2017, having spent her Part I year with the practice. She gained a first class degree from the Manchester School of Architecture and was a founding graduate of the London School of Architecture. She has been involved in several housing and commercial projects and has a particular interest in community wellbeing. With an interest in learning through doing, Emily has been involved with several participatory live design/build projects.

Mads Frandsen
Mads Frandsen, Architect

Mads graduated from Universität der Künste Berlin in 2019 and joined Morris+Company in 2021, where he works for the Copenhagen office. He has experience from award-winning practices in Germany, working on housing, office and cultural buildings and with a particular interest in conversion projects.

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Alberto Sols
Project Architect
Alberto Sols, Project 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.

Johannes Lassen Platz
Johannes Lassen Platz, Architect

Johannes started at Morris + Company in August 2021, after graduating from the Royal Danish Academy in the summer of the same year.

He has experience from various offices in Copenhagen and a stay in Antwepen, where he has had tasks such as development of design, sketching, model building and detailing.

Johannes began his studies in 2013 in Landscape Architecture and Urban Design at the University of Copenhagen and then started at the Royal Danish Academy - Architecture in 2015. With a bachelor's degree in Architecture and Technology, he graduated in 2021 from the master's program "Settlement, Ecology and Tectonics".

Kate Rushe
Project Architect
Kate Rushe, Project Architect
BArch Hons

Kate graduated with first class honours from the Dublin School of Architecture (DIT) in 2016, having received a high commendation and several awards for her thesis. She joined Morris + Company in 2018. Her thesis focused on the importance of critical thinking in the conception of architecture, and she continues to research the spatial implications of the Baroque through making. She has worked on a range of projects, including residential, exhibition and housing schemes.

Ross Robinson
Ross Robinson, 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
John Scott
Project Architect
John Scott, Project 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.

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.

Rob Young
Rob Young, 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.

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
Hugh Counsell
Project Architect
Hugh Counsell, Project Architect
BA (Hons) DipArch ARB
City of London School, City of London
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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Claire Barry
Architectural Assistant
Claire Barry, Architectural Assistant

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.

Ben Taylor
Ben Taylor, Architect
BA(Hons) MRes MPhil(Cantab) ARB

Ben joined Morris + Company in 2021 having worked previously at award-winning architecture firms in London and Cambridge. Holding an MPhil in Architecture and Urban Design from Cambridge University and a Master’s in architectural research from Plymouth, Ben has gained experience across multiple sectors, specialising in housing and masterplanning.

He gained his ARB accreditation from Cambridge in 2018, where he was awarded the Society of Construction Lawyers Prize for highest achievement, and his writing on architecture and planning has been included in a range of academic and trade publications.

Amelia Brown
Architectural Assistant
Amelia Brown, Architectural Assistant

Amelia joined Morris + Company in 2021 after graduating from Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of Edinburgh with first class honours. She is particularly interested in design with a strong response to site and context: socially, culturally and environmentally. Amelia is also drawn to the role of materials and craft in architecture, and loves making models.

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.

Jayne Kersten
Architectural Assistant
Jayne Kersten, Architectural Assistant
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.

Matt McCluskey
Architectural Assistant
Matt McCluskey, Architectural Assistant
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.

Miguel Gonçalves
Project Architect
Miguel Gonçalves, Project Architect

Miguel qualified from the University of Coimbra, Portugal in 2009, integrated an Erasmus year at The Norwegian University of Science and Technology. He then moved to London and has worked since then as project architect on large scale international residential, educational and cultural schemes

Miguel has extensive experience in the residential and commercial sectors, working across various stages, from masterplanning and design feasibility to completion.

In 2021 Miguel joined Morris + Company to be part of the team working on the Huntingdon Estate project a 150,000k sq ft mixed-use office development in the heart of Shoreditch.

Huntingdon Estate, Shoreditch
Giorgia Maccini-Hill
Architectural Assistant
Giorgia Maccini-Hill, Architectural Assistant
BSc (Hons)

Giorgia joined Morris + Company in 2021, as part of her placement whilst she undertakes her MArch at the London School of Architecture. In 2019 Giorgia graduated from the Welsh School of Architecture. Her design interests are rooted in research, narrative and experimentation. She is particularly concerned with the environmental and social sustainability of architectural practice.

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.

Phil Gee
Project Architect
Phil Gee, Project 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
Kehinde Pereira
Architectural Assistant
Kehinde Pereira, 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’.

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.

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.

Sara Nabulsi
Sara Nabulsi, Architect
BA (Hons) DipArch ARB
North Crescent, Fitzrovia