Landmark buildings within characterful locations - are ‘the hallmark’ of our entire portfolio of luxury places to eat, to sleep, to escape, to socialise and to work.
We have spent the last twenty years immersed in complicated briefs for high net worth individuals or privately owned companies to amass an accolade of awards - and we are rightly champoined throughout the hospitality and entertainment industries for our inimitable style of architecture & interiors.
Collaboration is key.
Every studio tells a story. Your history, who you are, what motivates you and what your dreams are.
Our story starts with us - David & Julie.
We travelled the world working and following our love of architecture.
We believe that environments perform at their best when they embrace diversity and use collective intelligence to master the art of collaboration. We have set up our studio to be personally involved with every single project and are very hands - on designers.
BA (HONS) DIP ARCH ARB RIBA
David Archer was born in Haddington, Scotland in 1967, and grew up in Manchester. After graduating from Canterbury University School of Architecture in 1989 he went on to complete his studies at the Bartlett School of Architecture in London under Peter Cook. In his dissertation he concentrated upon two works. One explored the six churches of Nicholas Hawksmoor, and how liturgy denotes the plan of the building; the second, the Leicester University Building by James Stirling, looked at the emergence of the independent group and British Brutalism. David’s real talent as a student was his ability to draw ideas and convey thinking to others, which he continues to do in architectural practice. Before establishing Archer Humphryes in 2002, he worked with hotelier André Balazs in New York as head of design for AB Hotels, collaborating mainly with Antonio Citterio and Jean Nouvel. Projects included 40 Mercer in Manhattan, and the Chateau Marmont in Hollywood. This was the start of a collaboration between David and André that has progressed into symbolic hotel commissions in the practice. He had previously worked for Hopkins Architects, and for Philippe Starck in Paris, working on the design of the Felix bar in the Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong and the Delano Hotel in Miami. David Archer met Julie Humphryes in 1997 whilst working upon the design of Ian Schrager’s hotel the Sanderson, with Anda Andreu. This project sparked the start of David and Julie’s collaboration and precipitated the formation of the practice with shared interests in architecture. Now with an international reputation for hotels, restaurants, resorts and residences, that harmoniously integrate interiors and architecture in listed buildings and new architecture, winning over twenty awards and citations of excellence internationally. David has forged long-term relationships with several key clients including restaurateur Alan Yau, creator of Wagamama. Together they have developed a unique concept of ‘dynamic dining’ that has successfully translated into a collection of much-imitated eateries including Busaba Eathai and Hakkasan.
MA (CANTAB) DIP ARCH ARB RIBA FRSA
Julie Humphryes was born in the UK in 1970. She read architecture at Cambridge University, matriculating in 1989. Colin St John Wilson was Head of School and Eric Parry, now a Royal Academician, was her personal tutor as an undergraduate. In 2003, she spent time in Berlin at Studio Daniel Libeskind and in practice in Hong Kong, travelling extensively in the Far East. Julie submitted two theoretical dissertations whilst at Cambridge. The first was a study of the Mesoamerican site of Tikal in Guatemala with the esteemed archaeologist Professor Norman Hammond. This work focused upon historical complexes whose monumentality is hidden in the landscape. Julie’s second piece of writing explored documenting works by Terragni, a pioneer of the Italian rationalist architecture in Italy and the metaphysical art movement of De Chirico and Morandi. It had been inspired by a thesis that she found in the architectural library by Peter Eisenman whose interests explored the history of the Casa del Fascio. Attempting to reconcile tradition and modernity has remained a fundamental principle in the practice as an approach to understanding ideas. Julie’s first project to be constructed was the Georgian Group Headquarters on Fitzroy Square. Afterwards she worked with Australian architects, Denton Corker Marshall, as project architect on the Sanderson Hotel with Philippe Starck, before joining Virgin Atlantic. Here with Richard Branson’s futuristic array of ventures she collaborated on the early designs of luxury travel projects with Airbus and Boeing, along with award-winning airport lounge interiors with Softroom and Eight Inc Research which took her to all parts of the world exploring luxury resorts and travel , being resident in Tokyo. She was co-head of design at YOO, the residential and hotel design company set up initially by Philippe Starck with Matthew Freud as chairman. Until recently she directed the creative direction of the YOO Studio. Julie is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and has taught at numerous academic institutions including the Royal College of Art in London.
From our studio in Clerkenwell we are constantly pushing into new innovative realms and ensuring that all our concepts remain unrivalled.
Utilising the world of design, science and technology, numerous projects encompass cutting edge developments that previously have not been attempted on the international stage - reinforcing our reputation as a pioneer in our field.
Distinctively, our entire team are all architects underlining we deliver interior and architecture start to finish without the need for multiple consultants, whilst understanding new approaches need to join forces.
Impactful and Innovative individuals.
CONSTANTINE LEMOS BA Hons, AA Dipl, ARB
Constantine Lemos is an Athens raised and London born architect. He graduated from the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London with a RIBA High Pass with his thesis consequently exhibited at the Royal Institute of British Architects.
After completing his Bachelor Degree with First Class Honours at Oxford Brookes University, he worked for TERNA Construction Company based in Abu Dhabi on a hospital scheme. He then worked on international projects for Anouska Hempel in London. He later joined ACME London in 2017 where he worked on a hotel project in Chester specifically detailing its brick articulated façade and then the IQL Pavilion part of site masterplan for International Quarter London (IQL), the major commercial workplace component of the London 2012 Olympic Games Legacy plan.
He believes in an interdisciplinary approach to architecture. He views design not as a single process, but as a constant hybridisation and exchange of the arts and sciences that shape the spaces we occupy. This multifaceted approach has previously been developed through close collaboration with academic and art institutions such as the New Museum in New York and the UNHCR in Lesvos.
He has co-founded a creative platform between architecture and art. Alongside with the co-founder they curated and designed an exhibition in London in 2018 where they showcased the work of internationally renowned artists where their art is being sold at auction houses such as Sotheby’s, Christies and Bonham’s. He then worked as an architect for Do Ho Suh sculptor and installation artist in London in 2019 being involved in various projects of upcoming exhibitions nationally and internationally.
Constantine joined Archer Humphryes Architects in 2020 and is involved in the Koko Reinstatement and Refresh Scheme in London.
Parallel to his architectural pursuits, Constantine has a passion for the sea and shipbuilding industry which he has been involved in from a very young age in Greece.
FAHMIDA RAHMAN BA (Hons), DipArch, ARB
Fahmida has over ten years of experience of a wide-variety of high – end luxury projects including hotels and residential new build, conversions, refurbishment and restoration work. After graduating from the University of Westminster in 2006, London, Fahmida worked on a number of complex mixed – use schemes in London and private high-end residential projects. Her distinct skill set and talent is in creating striking interiors which embrace the clients ambitions and architecture that provides the specialist technical knowledge in the hospitality sector.
Since joining Archer Humphryes Architects, she has had a number of years working exclusively on hotel design and function having worked collaboratively with the partners at the design stage, alongside a number of different artists, curators, set designers and operators to develop successful schemes for a variety of hotel types including budget, boutique and luxury brands.
Completed work for the practices that Fahmida had responsibility for include the luxury resort in the Algarve, Vila Vita Parc. This project included six restaurants, including a 2* Michelin Restaurant called ‘Ocean,’ and a large architectural extension and adaption to create a new Pool Club for the resort opening recently this year. This involved working in a geotechnical area, with earthquake design, a harsh marine environment with the added constraints of phasing and occupation by guests paying high sums as the resort did not close during the construction. With a high ethos in sustainability, the project was awarded the ‘World’s Leading Green Hotel’ which Archer Humphryes Architects fully endorsed in the design with careful material and sourcing of the project. Fahmida also worked on the refurbishment of a grade II listed Hotel in Manchester comprising of 170 serviced apartments, central bar & lobby, co-working lounge and office suites. Fahmida is currently working on the renowned Koko venue in London, comprising of a sensitive refurbishment and extension to the grade II listed former theatre. The completed building will provide a high-quality members floors, hospitality and an enhanced music and performance venue. Fahmida’s experience in mixed – use schemes have assisted the planning and development of both of these schemes. By combining interior and architectural ability Fahmida is actively involved in the delivery of the construction on site.
PIERRE DROWN BSc (Hons), MSc, DipArch, ARB, RIBA
Pierre has over two decades of experience in large infrastructure projects including high -end hotels, city quarters and sports architecture. Working on projects macro and micro in scale, Pierre can tackle large and complex engineering and design challenges. He enables technologically advanced design that is appropriate, economic and sensitive to environmental and human needs. He has a sophisticated approach to construction detailing, with a methodology that straddles bespoke contemporary detailing with state – of – the – art materials or products, alongside craftsmanship that exists in historic fabric.
With his comprehensive experience of international multidisciplinary teams, he is well placed to collaboratively design technically demanding projects and study the function of the buildings. Pierre has experience that innovate an appropriate, economic and sensitive solution to environmental and human needs. Pierre is currently working on the construction for a historic Listed Farm in Kent, which in an AONB has had major surveys to undertake ecologically, contamination and explosive ordnances. The project entails 5 historic buildings that are being stitched together with new buildings to create a modern living residential farmstead. He also had responsibility for the penthouse in Television Centre, formerly the BBC site at White City, where Archer Humphryes have created a luxury apartment. This project is the flagship residential apartment of the scheme for Stanhope PLC and the Mitsui Foundation in Japan, being the most elaborate and expensive. Furthermore, Pierre is currently working on the renowned Koko venue in London, comprising of a sensitive refurbishment and extension to the grade II listed former theatre.
Pierre joined Archer Humphryes Architects in 2015, after returning from the UAE. He is a bilingual French architect registered with both the RIBA and l’Ordre des Architectes. Before joining Archer Humphryes, he worked on the Qatar Technology and Science Park (Tech4) project in Doha from concept to construction. This projects vision is to be an international hub for scientific and technology innovation, tech-based entrepreneurship and high-tech businesses, for the Qatar Foundation. Prior to that, he worked in France, Libya and he has more than 12 years of experience in the UK, working on stadiums, post production buildings and the masterplan for Pinewood Studios, offices and residential buildings in London.
TONY LU BASc, DipArch, RIBA, ARB
Tony obtained a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Chemistry in Taiwan before moving to the UK to pursue his architectural studies. After completing his studies at the Architectural Association in 2004, he soon began his career with Ramboll Whitbybird, his work includes the Cambridge Riverside and the Hepworth Gallery. As an Architect, Tony gained over fifteen years of experience in high-end residential, retail, hotel and historically sensitive schemes, working for well-known practices – Weldon Washe and Benedetti Architects. Since joining Archer Humphryes in 2017, he has been fully involved with the delivery of the 270-room London Standard Hotel, carrying through to construction the refurbishment of The Place Manchester – a Grade II Listed hotel comprising of 170 serviced apartments and public areas. Tony is currently working on the esteemed Peninsula Hotel, delivering construction package for the fit-out of the public areas, restaurant and bar.
SUSANA SOUSA EGIDO BSc, MSc, MArch ARB
Susana studied at UVA University (Valladolid, Spain) and worked at the prestigious practice EMBT during her last year of university studies. Since arriving in London, she has worked as Project Architect on numerous private high-end residential refurbishments throughout the UK -Chiswick, Chelsea, Canary Wharf and Bath. Susana worked closely with each client to develop and deliver unique, bespoke design. Susana is also experienced in the hospitality sector having worked on the Four Season Hotel Montenegro, developing the design of the luxury villages and hotel rooms.
Since joining Archer Humphryes in 2018, Susana has worked in close collaboration with Interior Designers and various design team consultants to bring private residences in Spencer Park and Donhead to site. Donhead House includes complex external historic renovations and internal reconfigurations, incorporating 17th century elements to create a suitable family home. She is currently working on the conversion of Amsterdam’s historic Palace of Justice into a luxury 137 rooms hotel for Rosewood Hotel Group.
DWIGHT PEREIRA BA, DipArch, ARB
Dwight has ten years experience within the architectural industry in the UK and joined Archer Humphryes Architects in early 2017 to work an a high-end residential extension and refurbishments in London. He brings insight and creativity to the development of strategic projects, and demonstrates strong conceptual judgment when integrating buildings into sensitive settings, both urban and rural. Dwight studied architecture at the National University of Singapore and at the University of Liverpool.
Before joining Archer Humphryes Architects Dwight worked upon a variety of high-end residential projects focussing on the technical aspect and producing all documentation required for feasibility, planning, building regulations BREEAM and site coordination.
KEUNTAC KIM B.Arch
Part II Architectural Assistant
Keuntac is an energetic and enthusiastic Part I from Mackintosh School of Architecture who has been working as an Architectural Assistant since 2014 in various cities including, Bath, Seoul, Singapore and London. Prior to Archer Humphryes, Keuntac successfully finished his internship at Ministry of Design and managed to gain hands on experiences in exclusive high-end residential projects and bespoke interior design fit-out schemes based in Shanghai, Bali and Kuala Lumpur. Since joining Archer Humphryes in 2017, Keuntac has been supporting the design teams by helping on the creation of 3D models and 3D visualisations and architectural drawings for concept and feasibility studies including the following projects – the refurbishment of a Grade II listed former bonded warehouse in Manchester with 166 apartments, a restaurant and brasserie in former monastery in Milan, luxury boutique hotel in Soho, Chiltern Firehouse function rooms, a luxury private ski club in Gstaad, Moreton Hall and Koko, a hotel and music venue in Camden. Keuntac is currently working on the refurbishment and redevelopment of an old school into a visitor’s centre and distillery for Penderyn Welsh Whisky Company and working in a team on Grade I listed Admiralty Arch in London.
HOWARD JONES BA Hons, Dip Arch, Dip AP ARB
Howard Jones carried out his architectural studies at De Montfort University, Leicester before spending a period of time working in Munich prior to focusing his architectural career in London. Howard has unique skills in the design and delivery of complex buildings specifically working with fragile listed buildings for conversion for public use.
Since joining the practice in 2010 Howard has acted as project director on Chiltern Firehouse and The Lalit Hotel, both Grade II listed structures as well as latterly delivering the Standard Hotel within the former Camden Town Hall and a number of multimillion pound restaurants and entertainment venues in Central London. All these projects have allowed Howard to apply and broaden his experience and scope in working within complex team structures with difficult buildings making him expert in this field. Howard’s expertise covers not only strategic planning, design and programming but also a profound knowledge of both modern and traditional building technology.
MARCO PIRAS BA, DipArch, MArch ARB
Marco is a Project Director with more than 15 years of experience across a diverse portfolio of building typologies and large multi-disciplinary projects. A qualified architect, he joined Archer Humphryes Architects in 2014 following a year at Foster + Partners. He studied architecture in Turin at Politecnico di Torino and at TU Delft. In his early career he worked in practices in Italy and in Greece and taught architecture in Russia at the Moscow Architectural Institute. He obtained his MArch at Università degli Studi “Federico II” in Naples in 2010.*
At Archer Humphryes Architects, Marco brings a strong, practical and pragmatic commercial approach, honed in the hospitality construction industry. He is responsible for an impressive number of projects and leads a dedicated team of highly experienced, motivated talented architects and hotel designers. He manages the procurement process and the design construction implementation. With challenging multi-phased, sensitive refurbishments with complex new construction, with recognized international clients, he successfully for Archer Humphryes Architects oversees a number of high profile projects including the 134-bedroom Rosewood Hotel in Amsterdam. He has been responsible with the partner in charge, for practical thinking and design flare for clients that include Starwood, Aman and Peninsula Hotels in the design studio. By overseeing the feasibility and tender group in the office, he is fluent in developing innovative ideas within budgetary and technical constraints. His working methods are driven by extensive research, experimentation and intellectual challenge.
Marco’s specific skills and experience in overseeing the refurbishment of listed building projects within the office for hotel and hospitality use will be dedicated to addressing the design development and pragmatic issues required by the Grade II Listed Saarinen building. Marco will work in close collaboration with the entire team. Marco will work alongside other key team members and consultees as well as addressing matters directly with the relevant authorities in the design development and delivery of the project.
STEPHEN LECCACORVI BA Hons Sculpture, BA Hons Arch, Dip Arch, ARB
Motivated by a love of fine art, Stephen completed his BA Hons in sculpture at Manchester Metropolitan University in 1999. He kept a studio in the city centre after he graduated, where he continued with his work to create abstract forms that emerged from his exploratory geometric drawings and models. He realised these concepts in an array of materials and methods, from rubber stretched over welded wireframe structures to traditional techniques such as bronze casting and stone carving. At this time, Stephen drew attention from the local press while exhibiting in local galleries and participating in collaborative multimedia arts projects.
Following a number of years overseas, Stephen returned to London (where he was born and grew up) in 2004 to begin his formal architectural training at Kingston University - one of Europe's top 50 architecture schools. His understanding of the limitations and possibilities of different materials, and his playful and practical ability to bring these elements together, began to inform his early concepts, and remains at the heart of his process to date.
Stephen has a background in running teams on multi-million pound mixed-used commercial developments, listed building refurbishments and high-end residential projects in London and beyond.
JOANNA JONES BA Hons, MArch, PGDip, ARB
On joining Archer Humphryes, Joanna worked on the Yamabache project for restaurateur, Alan Yau. Currently she is part of the team working on the transformation of the iconic, Grade I listed Admiralty Arch building into a luxury hotel for the operator, Waldorf Astoria.
Prior to joining the practice, Joanna worked as an architect on numerous high end, bespoke projects across a variety of sectors including private residential, mixed use and commercial. She was responsible for leading the architectural design output, consultant co-ordination and overseeing projects across the RIBA Work Stages from design through tender and on site.
Joanna undertook her architectural studies at the University of Kent and University of Westminster where her final year work was nominated for the Portfolio of the Year award.
SAM CALDWELL BA(Hons), PgDipArch, PgDipArchPrac
Senior Project Architect
Sam is a Senior Project Architect with 20 years of onsite experience in London, across residential, commercial, listed buildings and large masterplanning projects. A qualified architect, he joined Archer Humphryes Architects in 2021 following project experience at Rolfe Judd, Mark Pinney Associates & GPAD Ltd. He studied architecture in Birmingham, before relocating to London in 2001. He obtained his Architectural and Professional Practice qualifications in 2007.
His extensive onsite London experience has included many notable and landmark buildings, including the refurbishment and extension of the Royal United Services Institute for Defense and Security Studies headquarters in Whitehall, which proposes a contemporary electrochromatic glass dome roof extension on a Grade 2* Listed Building, a stones throw from Downing Street.
Sam has also been involved in a few large scale master planning projects such as a residential tower development in the Battersea Power Station redevelopment zone, New Cross Gate and the Guildford Railway Station redevelopment. Other notable completed projects include; Islingtons first Excellent rated ‘EcoHome’ Mixed Use Development; A complex mixed use building next to Kings Cross Station which included a Theatre, Restaurant, Residential and Office use.
Sam is also one of a few lucky architects to live in a development which he designed and coordinated onsite till completion.
Sam client list which he has had a face to face relationship with include: Royal Institute of United Services, Ardmore, Morgan Capital, Sainsbury’s, Mount Anvil, A2Dominion, Redrow London, Evolve Estates, Bowsall, UK Real Estates, Noble House Properties, Tiger Developments, Boultbee, Neptune Group, various Music Legends, Supermodels and International Royalty.
Since starting at Archer Humphryes Architects, Sam has brought a fresh practical, methodical and pragmatic commercial approach, focused at on onsite and consultant coordination. He is currently involved in his second Whitehall project, the Grade 1 listed Admiralty Arch redevelopment for XXX, due for completion in 2023.
Sam’s specific skills and experience in large basement works and overseeing listed building refurbishment in Whitehall will be required to ensuring the design is implemented while working in close collaboration with the clients, design and technical consultant team.
PARIDE SARACENI BA, MArch (Riba Part II)
Part II Architectural Assistant
Paride carried out his Architectural studies at London Metropolitan University (BA – Hons) and at the University Of Greenwich (March).
His Professional experience spans across the fields of Architecture, Interior Design, Visualisation as well as the Music Industry.
Prior joining Archer Humphryes, Paride worked on High-End Retail, Residential and Hospitality projects at CAPS, David Collins Studio, Studio Octopi and BMJ Architects; actively contributing to the design of projects for clients such as De Beers, La Prairie, Alexander Mc Queen and Jimmy Choo, UCL and King’s College.
In 2020 Paride worked with NewPlace Associates as well as other London Developers as Architectural Consultant and Visualiser.
Paride is currently working closely with AHA Directors on the Grade I listed Admiralty Arch, providing concept drawings and visualisations.
ABDUL AZIM BIN ABD RAHMAN BSc.Arch (Hons), M.Arch
Part II Architectural Assistant
Azim received his MArch Architecture ARB/RIBA Part II) in the University of Sheffield in 2019 and BSc.Arch Architecture (LAM/RIBA Part I) in UiTM Shah Alam in 2017 where he obtained numerous awards as a high achiever student including the prestigious Vice-Chancellor award and a nomination for The RIBA Bronze award.
Prior to joining Archer Humphreys Architect, he assumed several architectural roles and responsibilities in both Malaysia and the UK from large scale master planning spanning acres, mixed used high-rise developments, large commercial and office projects, to high-end private residences. He is interested in the technological aspect of architecture and at the same time exploring different aspects of arts and design. Throughout these multiple experiences, it has shaped him to become a versatile and wholesome designer in adapting other fields into architecture and vice-versa.
Since joining the office he has been involved in the design of a 15,000 sqft restaurant in the heart of Dubai incorporating different elements of gastronomic experiences.
BEX TANG B.AS
Bex carried out her Bachelor of Architectural Studies at Ara Institute of Canterbury in her hometown Christchurch, New Zealand, before moving to the UK and using her architectural background to assist in on-site secretarial and document control roles within the construction industry.
Bex initially joined the team at Archer Humphryes as our project administrative assistant for the Admiralty Arch project, managing the project’s multiple packages of information, drawings issues, meeting coordination, visual content for the scheme and various adhoc tasks. She has since become our Studio Manager, coordinating multiple elements to ensure the efficient day-to-day running of our office whilst working closely in assisting the directors.
ENSHEN WANG B.Arch (Hons), AA Dip
Shen joined the team at Archer Humphryes as a qualified architect in 2022, and has been working with the team on projects in London, Dubai and Portugal.
Having completed his BA at the National University of Singapore, Shen left sunny Singapore behind for London where he attended the Architectural Association- graduating in 2018 with his Part II and the AA Diploma. He completed his Professional Practice qualifications in 2020 at the Architectural Association.
Prior to joining Archer Humphryes, Shen spent 4 years with London-based design studio Russian For Fish, working on high-end residential projects across all stages of work. He has also completed several interior projects in Singapore as well as worked on a variety of projects across different scales in Southeast Asia, China and Tokyo.
Jackson Saez BSc Arch
PART 1 ARCHITECTURAL ASSISTANT
Jackson graduated from the Bartlett School of Architecture and since joining us in late 2022, he is currently working on the Rosewood Hotel project in Amsterdam. Prior to Archer Humphryes, Jackson has worked at a range of London practices, from Foster Lomas to Hunter’s, he has acquired a wealth of experience in both the private and public sector; small and large scale projects.
Born in San Francisco, but growing up in London with Asian and Hispanic heritage, Jackson has experience of cultures from many corners of the world. His strengths include 3D modelling and visualisation, with a firm understanding of many programmes used in the workflow, from concept to render.
Sustainability is a crucial component of design. From the very beginning, before it became recognised as a global necessity worldwide, the team have utilised cutting – edge technologies combined with practical know-how.
Working with clients and consultants to devise long-lasting, viable solutions that help save materials, energy and reduce wastage, is now a major driver in creating design with optimum environmental performance throughout the world.
Adaptive and re – use of buildings is a core part of our design philosophy in our architectural and interior design.
People + Planet + Profit
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Established in 2002, Archer Humphryes Architects are world reknown experts for intelligent thinking in the work of architecture and interior design, urban planning and landscape spaces, furniture and identity and, sea and air projects. From their studio in Clerkenwell, London they have completed more than £200 million of niche projects notably including the Chiltern Firehouse, or London’s highly anticipated Peninsula Hotel in 2021 where their reputation is second to none.
Having at the foundation of the practice’s portfolio is a focus upon niche projects that concentrate on designing ‘lifestyle’ spaces for eating, drinking, sleeping and being seen, in both new environments and historic settings. Core concerns are balancing past and present; classic and contemporary; economy and luxury; and reliability and iconoclasm. Archer Humphryes explores architecture as a way of influencing how people respond and behave within spaces. In the heart of all thinking is the commitment to innovation, technology and sustainability. With an artistic approach always at the forefront of development of an idea, it is how the modern world interacts with craftsmanship, texture, colour and how that intertwines with the potential of future experimentation that is core.
In generating identity to projects a natural narrative emerges to give shape and form to the generation of the design. This allows every project to emerge differently, and allows the studio to develop projects of all scales and budgets, all equally compelling. No project is too small or too large to give new found expression.
Meaningfiul ideas are presented with a reawakened imagination to help people see their project in a different way. And with twenty years experience to there names they are able to bring experience from faraway places and diverse industries into current practice.
With a back story that includes working with Anda Andrei at Ian Schrager Hotels, with Philippe Starck and Jean - Michel Wilmotte in Paris, with blue sky dreams for new airliners with a consortiums including Airbus Industrie and Virgin Atlantic, with Andre Balaczs in New York, the pair have between them have lived in New York, Hong Kong, Japan, Paris and Germany, before marking the start of a lifelong business together. Preoccupations for the studio are not grandiose or monumental, or striving for signature statements and accolades. Instead the principles belong to geometry, proportion, suitability and a collection of thoughts and observations being constantly updated through study, drawing and efforts. This can be as simple as the context of walking through the city streets, evaluating the geographic topography, remembering a place once visited or a millenium old craftsmanship still being made today. Having this memory bank allows the project to aggregrate more depth and attention to detail over time and the intelligence to be applied to hotel, marine, avian, residential, resort, commercial projects and private homes.
This provenance is retained retained in the energy of the studio as a collaborative place, where youth and experience are represented by a handpicked group of twenty individuals from many parts of the world, including the UK, Argentina, Canada, Singapore, Greece, Italy and Australia. Similarly, our growing portfolio of projects is now reperesented accross Europe, the Middle and Far East.
In the coming year we anticipate opening design studios in New York, Los Angeles, Hong Kong and Sydney . Our creative architects will be a network of individuals that have started careers in the London studio and have well established relationships with clients that have been nurtured through Archer Humphryes Architects exacting approach.
Small or big, contemporary or classic, evolution or revolution. If your space needs to work harder, we should be talking
Carmine De Chirico
BSc, MSc O.A.P.P.C
Carmine De ChiricoBSc, MSc O.A.P.P.C
Carmine is an Italian Architect who graduated from the Politecnico di Milano. He gained his experience in residential, retail and office schemes, working for Atelier Vaerini, Studio Luraschi and Studio DC10. In the past few years, prior to joining Archer Humphryes, he has been implementing BIM workflows. Since joining Archer Humphryes in 2016, Carmine’s work at Archer Humphryes is mainly focused on BIM implementation. He is currently working on the public areas of a high-end hotel in Hyde Park Corner.
Peter CookBA(Hons), DipArch
Part II Architectural Assistant
Peter’s technical background emanated with multi-award winning architectural engineers Fluid Structures, where he worked alongside architects Panter Hudspith and Make Architects to develop various mixed-use commercial and private residential structural schemes and scale models on such schemes as Westminster Abbey Café extension. He was also commissioned to create several interactive installations, façade research and co-wrote in house publication Low Energy Design For the 21st Century through 2011. After graduating from the University of Westminster in 2010 and London Southbank University in 2013, Peter’s involvement with technical packages varies from working with Architectural interior designers, Nelson Design for the Zurich airport commercial team and the rebranding and renovation of Centre parks sites as well as working with architects Palladian London including a £10 million residential and social housing scheme, various high-end private houses, a London art gallery before project managing an £8 million mansion block renovation for the Saudi Royal family in 2016. Peter joined Archer Humphryes in 2017 where he is heavily involved with the Grade II listed renovation and extension work including technical packages for the world renowned Koko Music venue in Camden Town, London, whilst studying for his RIBA Part III qualification at the University of Westminster.