Founded in 2009, we have built a reputation for creating outstanding buildings and spaces regardless of project scale, budget or ambition.

Our work is defined by a sensitive yet aspirational approach: our inventiveness, judgement and tactical awareness appeals to clients who seek boldness, ingenuity and imagination without sacrificing the practical demands of cost, deadline and delivery.

We believe our clients share our view that excellence in architecture requires a profound respect for the past, an acute awareness of the present, and the ability to anticipate the demands of the future. As a London practice we frequently work on constrained, urban sites; often in conservation areas or within the curtilage of listed buildings. In every case our aim is to complement and enhance the existing condition; to consider not just our site but the wider context and our civic responsibilities. We appreciate, and never ignore, the economic, social and financial pressures which drive construction.

Effective and open communication is an essential part of the architectural design process and is exceptionally important to our practice. We strive to stay at the forefront of 3D visualization and production information technology to aid and enhance collaboration between all parties. This rapport encourages an open-minded and varied approach to design, resulting in work which is consistent in quality, but not uniform in style. Buildings can be exuberant or restrained, colourful or quiet. They represent our creative interpretations of the objectives, values and aspirations of our clients.

We design for a sustainable future, whether reusing existing buildings or making new architecture. Our aim is to create buildings that respect the environment, the needs of our clients and the wellbeing of occupants.

The Morrow + Lorraine studio is a tight-knit team of talented people drawn from leading universities and top practices. Our low turnover of staff is testimony to the long-term commitment of the practice to our most precious asset.

Portraits by Sally Morrow

Team

Agata Malinowska

Architectural Assistant

Agata Malinowska

BA (Hons)
Architectural Assistant

Agata studied at the School of Architecture and Design at the University of Brighton, her architectural career stems from an interest in drawing and she’s passionate about the potential to explore design and graphics within this context. Originally from Poland she came to the UK attracted by the creative approach to the teaching of architecture, which suits her multi-talented skill set.

In 2018 she was an RIBA Bronze Medal nominee as well as the winner of an RIBA South East Student Award.

Agata has an ability to visualise projects and this combined with creativity and excellent design skills brings an individuality and insight to her work at Morrow + Lorraine. For the major conservation project, Buckingham Palace Road, she produced an illustration depicting how the building might look in 20 years’ time. Her illustration of a sustainable vision for London – a collaboration with Stephanie Crombie – was published in ‘New London Architecture: 40 Best Ideas for London’.

Her ideas and drawing skills were an integral part of the team’s work, for the early stages of an exciting community regeneration scheme in Croydon, Taberner House.

She is an energetic organiser for Morrow + Lorraine’s social and cultural events. Including being an important part of the team that organised our open-studio event, as part of the London Festival of Architecture in 2019.

Anthony McMahon

Associate

Anthony McMahon

MA (Hons) DipArch RIBA
Associate

Tony qualified as an architect from the University of Sheffield and first joined us in 2012. He worked with us for four years before leaving to work with a practice specialising in the housing sector.

We welcomed him back three years later and he’s now playing a major role in leading our housing projects and growing our business in this area. He has a breadth of experience of running projects on-site and has developed his knowledge of purpose-built residential projects. With new opportunities in this sector increasing at Morrow + Lorraine he is an important part of this growth.

On his return, Tony’s first project at Morrow + Lorraine was King Street in Acton, a complex residential scheme which was part refurbishment and part new-build. Our client at Kings Street then brought us on board at Bombay Street, where Tony again led the project.

Alongside his work at Morrow + Lorraine, Tony is a Labour Councillor for Hackney, where his architectural skills, knowledge of public housing and interest in the built environment make him a particularly valuable voice on the Council.

Ben Wigmore

Architectural Assistant

Ben Wigmore

BA (Hons)
Architectural Assistant

Ben joined us following a first-class degree from Newcastle University. We were interested in his hands-on experience of how he had spent his gap year and university holidays, working for a traditional building company, Jones & Fraser, on heritage buildings. This has allowed him a practical perspective on our work. In addition he had also spent six months working at the internationally acclaimed practice, Farrells.

Ben has a naturally meticulous approach and an eye for detail, which is fundamental to our work at Morrow + Lorraine. Since joining as an architectural assistant his ability to exceed and bring rigour to his approach has enabled him to be involved with prestigious projects, such as the refurbishment of a listed building at 23 Queen Anne Street.

He was part of the team for providing a feasibility study for an exciting, triple-height basement, close to Piccadilly in London. He was also in the project team for the tender package of a refurbishment of a reception area and offices at 88 Wood street.

Dom Dickens

Architect

Dom Dickens

BA(Hons) MArch ARB
Architect

Dom studied at the University of Manchester, the University of Greenwich and the University of Westminster. In 2016 he received an RIBA SELSA (South East London Society of Architects) Award for his postgraduate project and an RIBAJ Eye Line Drawing Award mention.

He has extensive experience on site and knowledge of working with contractors covering a wide range of sectors including; commercial, residential and infrastructure. He previously worked at Wilkinson Eyre, where he was involved in a planned super-hub station connecting HS2, Crossrail and National Rail. Whilst at Piercy & Co he was part of the team responsible for the new London headquarters for the developer Derwent London.

He has a perceptive approach with an interest in craft, materiality and detailing, this together with his experience and technical skills, means he is a key member of our team.

He is has been involved with a residential project at King Street, Acton and an internal refurbishment of a 104,000-square-foot office building at 12 Arthur Street.

He is a registered Architect with the ARB.

Edward Fisher

Architect

Edward Fisher

BArch (Hons) MArch ARB
Architect

Ed has excellent communication skills and always establishes good relationships with both our clients and contractors. He particularly enjoys collaborating onsite and managing the process, at 79 Bentinck Street, a mixed residential/commercial project, he’s been in a client-facing role, managing the preplanning stage for the reconfiguration of three townhouses.

When a sensitive refurbishment project of a listed building led to unexpected problems on site, he was quick to find solutions and to deal with issues as they arose.

He also has an interest in craft and making, this combined with a scrupulous attention to detail, makes him a valuable member of our team.

After studying Architecture at the University of Dundee, Ed worked in Glasgow for JM Architects for four years. There he was predominantly involved in the education sector, and coming to Morrow + Lorraine has given him the chance to work across sectors and with a wide range of clients.

Elisa Micozzi

Project Architect

Elisa Micozzi

MArch + MEng RIBA ARB
Project Architect

Elisa studied Architecture and Engineering at Marche Polytechnic University in Italy, before deciding on architecture as her preferred career. She then studied for the postgraduate diploma in Professional Practice and Management in Architecture at the University of Westminster.

She chose to become an architect since it combined her interests in design and with her technical abilities. Her positive and determined approach, together an analytical mind and ability to coordinate, means she accomplishes all she undertakes.

Before joining the Morrow + Lorraine team, Elisa worked for the practice Fourfoursixsix, mainly on residential projects in the UK and in Japan. Her experience encompasses every stage of the architectural process, from technical complexities, interior design, office fit-outs and new build. She was the project architect for the external public space on one of our flagship projects, Buckingham Palace Road.

Fabien Pinault

Project Architect

Fabien Pinault

MA (Hons) DipArch RIBA ARB
Project Architect

Fabien studied Architecture at the Brittany School of Architecture in France and before joining Morrow + Lorraine he spent almost six years at John Pawson and three years with Piercy & Co.

He is an experienced site-manager and has successfully managed a number of our projects on-site. His recent projects include 12 Arthur Street and 88 Wood Street. At 12 Arthur Street, he managed the internal refurbishment of an office building, located right at the heart of the City of London.

He is also leading the refurbishment of an office building – 88 Wood Street, which includes a new reception area and detailed cabinet work. In both cases, his professional approach and strong communication skills have led to excellent relationships on-site and with our clients.

His ability to make fast, informed decisions onsite and communicate well with everyone, makes him a natural problem-solver and an important part of our team.

He has a good eye for detail, which is illustrated in his own architectural photographs, these can be seen at at fabienpinault.com.

Florina Mihaila

Architect

Florina Mihaila

BA, MA (Hons) ARB OAR (Order of Architects Romania)
Architect

Florina joined Morrow + Lorraine in March 2019, previously working for John Robertson Architects and TateHindle.

She originally studied architecture in Romania, then came to the UK and worked for Spheron Architects and was involved in the award-winning Belarusian Memorial Chapel, the only wooden church in London.

Florina is a firm believer in the potential of technology to change the way we work, with a particular interest in using Building Information Management (BIM) to synchronise the work of different teams on a variety of projects. She is altruistic with this knowledge and is always researching new ways to use BIM, 3D modelling and other software to benefit all we do.

When she had the opportunity to work on the design and organisational side of a large project, Buckingham Palace Road, she streamlined the technology and improved our design process. This was one of our most complex projects and we gained immensely from her involvement.

Frank Gilks

Senior Associate

Frank Gilks

BSc (Hons) DipArch MArch
Senior Associate

Frank is excited by the possibilities of 3D modelling, visualisation and imaging, he also has a strong interest in graphics. He is exploring how we use technology to push our designs and improve communications with our clients, partners and stakeholders. He studied at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, before a position at Heatherwick Studio , where he developed his interests and also at DSP Architecture

He is particularly drawn to the early stages of our projects, utilising 3D technology as a powerful design tool for concept design, pre-application and planning. He played a major part in developing the concept for Clifftops, one of our most sensitive projects on a stretch of the Jurassic Coast, which successfully gained planning approval. This is a UNESCO World Heritage site, between two listed castles and above a Site of Special Scientific Interest, five new holiday lodges nestle in the landscape, maximising sea views and complementing the rugged surroundings.

On Oval Works, a project that couldn’t be more different, Frank is working on the 3D model for a large commercial building, next to the Oval cricket ground. Although this work is specific to the client and the context, his work here has the potential to inform our approach to other equally complex projects. With every element of a design, he adds to our digital knowledge base, enabling solutions for future projects.

Outside of his work at Morrow + Lorraine, he has undertaken several home-refurbishment projects, putting his design skills to the test in a very different context.

Gavin Toner

Senior Associate

Gavin Toner

BSc (Hons) BArch RIBA ARB
Senior Associate

As Morrow + Lorraine grows, our most experienced staff are starting to take on more strategic roles. So, as well as his project-based role, Gavin is now focusing on developing our relationships with our existing clients and looking at new business opportunities. This is all part of our drive to focus on the growth of the practice and look to the future.

On the project side, Gavin has played a leading role at Buckingham Palace Road. He was first involved in the retail part of the project when he joined us in 2012. When a new phase was announced more recently, he was instrumental in winning the pitch for Morrow + Lorraine. With the project secured, it was natural to make him a key member of the team.

With many family members working in the construction industry, Gavin was familiar with construction sites long before he became an architect. He studied at Queen’s University Belfast and worked at two Belfast-based practices – Kennedy Fitzgerald and Neil Mathews – before joining Morrow + Lorraine.

Helen Tsoi

Practice Manager

Helen Tsoi

Practice Manager

Helen originally spent one year studying Architecture at Leeds before switching to an HND in Hotel and Catering Management. But her interest in design soon drew her back to the architectural world, and she found her niche working as a practice manager.

We have worked with Helen on a number of marketing projects and noticed her strengths for organisation and systems. She has also worked at the RIBA as a Special Projects Manager and Head of Exhibitions, as well as her previous role as a project manager at London Open House. Since joining Morrow + Lorraine, she works closely with the directors in managing finances, for budgeting, payroll and billing.

She has a breadth of IT, financial and organisational experience from working with previous architectural firms – Dixon Jones, MacCormac Jamieson Prichard, Tonkin Architects (in Hong Kong), and Chris Wilkinson Architects (now WilkinsonEyre).

It is important to have systems in place for a successful and smooth-running practice and Helen’s ability to create and manage a central database for all our contracts and projects is a vital contribution.

J-J Lorraine

Director

J-J Lorraine

MA (Hons) DipArch RIBA ARB
Director

J-J graduated with a first from Oxford Brookes University before completing his studies at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, under the renowned Peter Cook. His working life started in Hong Kong working for Arquitectonica, returning to the UK to join Foster + Partners, Paxton Locher and Sidell Gibson Architects, before jointly founding Morrow + Lorraine with Julian Morrow in 2009.

J-J is building on the practice’s reputation for a thoughtful, attentive approach, which delivers commercially viable projects that contribute positively to the built environment.

His vision is for a practice that understands the expectations around social, economic and cultural value and can deliver this. Whilst also being responsible to the environment, clients and occupants, so targets for wellbeing, biodiversity and sustainability are paramount.

J-J is always looking for new opportunities to partner with clients and stakeholders who share in the practice’s ambitions. He takes a leadership role in the initial stages of projects, including driving the design direction, overseeing feasibility studies and planning applications.

He has selected a hand-picked team and is a strong believer in the importance of supporting and encouraging talent, including giving everyone a say in shaping the future of the practice.

He is a member of the RIBA and a registered RIBA Client Design Advisor.

Jadwiga Marcowska

Architect

Jadwiga Marcowska

BA (Hons) MArch ARB
Architect

Jadwiga studied architecture at Cracow University of Technology in Poland. Before joining Morrow + Lorraine she worked at AHR Architects and Simon Bowden Architecture, gaining experience in residential and hotel sectors.

Her impressive technical knowledge and thorough command of design software, when combined with her eye for detail, make her an indispensable part of the Morrow + Lorraine team.

Jadwiga’s technical and design skills ensured she was a key member of the team on one of our biggest and most high-profile projects, Buckingham Palace Road. She also played an important role on one of our smaller projects, Bombay Street, executing her technical and design talents with confidence and ease throughout.

She brings a calm authority to the projects, no doubt learnt in her sporting life – she was at one time a professional volleyball player.

John Harkness

Senior Associate

John Harkness

BArch (Hons) DipArch MArch RIBA RIAS ARB
Senior Associate

John is one of the most experienced members of our team and a strong influence within the practice. His long-standing convictions about sustainability are the foundation of his approach to architecture, and his role helps steer our strategic vision and ensures there are clear and consistent guidelines.

He studied Architecture at Edinburgh College of Art, followed by time at Foster and Partners. Here he gained experience in establishing processes and the importance of attention to detail.

John follows his reuse and sustainable beliefs as much as possible, whilst managing the commercial goals of a project. His leadership at 23 Queen Anne Street, which is a listed building and Howard de Walden Estate’s  headquarters, has shown how responsive our clients can be to his ethical and thoughtful approach.

John is not driven by the desire to work within a specialist sector, but by his aim to create sustainable buildings with intelligent solutions, this makes him an architect who brings insight and benefits to every project.

 

John Kirwan

Architect

John Kirwan

BA (Hons) DipArch ARB
Architect

Before John joined Morrow + Lorraine, he was at PDP in London, where he specialised for seven years in working on high-end residential projects. This expertise and ability to manage projects of this scale from concept to completion is a great asset for the practice.

John has a good insight into the practice and as an experienced architect he can assist on a variety of projects when required.

He has managed a range of projects since joining us, including the early-stage feasibility study for the refurbishment of a commercial building in the City of London, the fit-out of the residential elements of a Berkeley Homes mixed-use scheme and the overhaul of the front of house at One Curzon Street.

John studied at the University of Western England in Bristol, then at The Cass and the University of Westminster in London. After qualifying John became a mentor on the University of Westminster’s mentoring scheme, taking undergraduate students on site visits to give them early hands-on experience and practical insights into their coursework.

Jongyoun Sun

Architectural Assistant

Jongyoun Sun

BA (Hons)
Architectural Assistant

Morrow + Lorraine have given Jongyoun the opportunity to contribute to an architectural practice which can support her creative and technical skills. She draws beautifully with a fresh, artistic approach and is skilled in 3D design and model making.

The first project she was involved with at Morrow + Lorraine was The Royal Mint Court Public Realm. She created designs for the pavilion within the newly opened-up courtyard of this historic site, she worked efficiently to produce beautiful physical models and sketches. She was also involved in the refurbishment of the reception area and offices at 88 Wood Street.

Early on in her career Jongyoun considered becoming a fashion designer, but once architecture became her chosen path she studied for two architecture degrees – one from South Korea and one from the University of Westminster. Before joining us, she worked at Inverse Lighting Design, at Fluid Structures, and at Yard Architects.

Julian Morrow

Director

Julian Morrow

MA (Hons) DipArch RIBA ARB
Director

Julian co-founded Morrow + Lorraine in 2009 with J-J Lorraine, they are jointly responsible for the management of the practice and guidance of the team. Julian’s main focus is the design and delivery of projects.

He graduated from The University of Edinburgh in 1993 and completed his education at the Architectural Association in London.

Julian’s career began in Singapore, where he worked on a number of major developments including Singapore’s award-winning Esplanade Theatres on the Bay, and Times Square – a retail/leisure/hotel development in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.

He has a depth of experience spanning over 20 years, working across a range of sectors encompassing retail, office, leisure, performing arts, transport infrastructure, hospitality, residential new build and residential refurbishment projects.

Particular projects of note include 7-10 Waterloo Place – a sensitive development project providing the building with the highest quality office and restaurant floor space, 108 Cannon Street – an extensive 8-storey refurbishment project located in City that involved the repositioning of the building’s entrance, and 123-151 Buckingham Place Road – a large A1/A2/A3 retail and office development located in Victoria, London, that has recently been granted full planning permission, including the development of a 100,000 sq. ft rooftop expansion.

Laura Keating

Architect

Laura Keating

BArch (Hons) DipArch RIBA ARB
Architect

Laura studied at the Glasgow School of Art, a studio-based design course that focuses on contextual and sustainable architecture. At Morrow + Lorraine Laura is enjoying the process of working with existing buildings and the extra degree of complexity that comes with reusing and refurbishing.

She was previously at Allies and Morrison where she was involved with the design of new-build projects on a large scale and master-planning. Her previous experience includes working at anderson bell + christie, McEachern Architects and Murphy Philipps Architects, gaining experience of the healthcare, residential and master-planning sectors.

These skills and her experience have made her invaluable on our Buckingham Palace Road project. She completed the technical drawing, provided the research for specifying products as well as co-ordinating the design team.

Radostina Stoyanova

Architectural Assistant

Radostina Stoyanova

BA (Hons)
Architectural Assistant

Radostina is part of RIBA Studio , the scheme which allows students to work in practice while qualifying as an architect. She is being mentored in-house by Stephanie Crombie and studying on the distance-learning programme run by the RIBA with Oxford Brookes.

She grew up in Bulgaria, but came to the UK to study for a BA at the University of Greenwich. She then completed a Masters in Architecture at Oxford Brooks University, before working at MorenoMasey. Through RIBA Studio, she can complete her architectural education while gaining on-the-ground experience and be an active member of our team.

Radostina was responsible for designing joinery at Taberner House, a major regeneration project on the site of the former Croydon Council offices.

Since is organised in her approach and accomplished in all our design packages this enables her to bring her design skills to any project she is assigned.

Sam Stephens

Architectural Assistant

Sam Stephens

BArch (Hons) MArch
Architectural Assistant

Sam studied Architecture at the Arts University Bournemouth, his focus was adapting historic buildings while respecting and enhancing their character, which made him a natural fit at Morrow + Lorraine.

He came to us keen to expand his experience of the commercial sector, having worked at Huw Thomas Architects, BrightSpace and Makower Architects, where his main role was designing student accommodation and high-end residential projects.

He has impressive technical skills including Revit® which is a particularly good platform for visualising design and resolving complex details. Sam’s main role since joining us has been to make a full Revit® model for our flagship project on Buckingham Palace Road.

He is also involved with our restoration project at 23 Queen Anne Street, where he is developing his experience with historic buildings and making architectural photographs. He is logging, documenting and photographing all elements of the project.

Sophie Lang

Studio Manager

Sophie Lang

Studio Manager

Sophie keeps the wheels of our studio running smoothly. She works closely with the directors and the practice manager, taking care of everything admin related. She is extremely efficient and this allows us to focus on projects and clients.

Her contribution to Morrow + Lorraine goes further than managing the logistics of running a busy studio, she is also fully engaged with the ethos of the practice and our design ambitions.

Sophie studied Fashion Textiles at Middlesex University and then travelled across much of South America getting to know small-scale ethical suppliers. She is passionate about promoting a slower-paced and fairer fashion industry and, alongside her role with us, she runs own sustainable fashion sourcing business – her website is here.

Stephanie Crombie

Associate

Stephanie Crombie

MA (Hons) DipArch RIBA ARB
Associate

Stephanie is ambitious for our plans to improve the sustainability drive of the practice, pushing us to think about what is possible and how we can develop things further. She is aware of the importance of networking and engaging with organisations, this ensures Morrow + Lorraine are at the forefront of sustainable knowledge.

She is naturally collaborative and creative, which helps projects to run smoothly and have exceptional results. A gap in an elegant Georgian terrace – Connaught Street, became a flower-covered café with a three-storey apartment, that looks like it has always existed.

At Great Marlborough Street, a restaurant and four office floors and have been created, including an apartment for the developer. This imaginative project is a reflection of her approach to put people first and her resilience in handling complex projects.

Stephanie studied Architecture at the Royal College of Art in London and previously worked at RCKa, a practice that has built its reputation on socially responsive architecture. Joining Morrow + Lorraine has allowed her to drive innovation in a more commercial environment, develop her sustainable approach and help shape the future of our practice.

 

Tom Powell

Associate

Tom Powell

BA (Hons) DipArch
Associate

Tom joined Morrow + Lorraine in 2012 after graduating from the University of Liverpool. He then completed a Diploma part-time at The Cass, London Metropolitan University.

Alongside his work on our projects, Tom is also focusing on a thorough review of the practice. His clarity of thought, understanding of our goals and ethos has increased his role to include pitching for new business.

His expertise is invaluable in the delivery of projects as well as at the feasibility stage. For Weymouth Mews, part of the Howard de Walden Estate, he unlocked the potential of a complex site within the curtilage of a Grade II* listed building. The building has been shortlisted and commended for a number of architectural awards.

Tom managed one of our most sensitive projects –Clifftops, located on the Jurassic Coast and part of a UNESCO World Heritage site. The project consists five holiday lodges, between two listed castles on a rugged landscape, his calm approach on such a difficult site allowed him to create an outstanding result.

He is also responsible for the concept for Warwick Building, where he is exploring the potential of an old furniture factory and pushing the sustainability of the project with a vision for a community-centred approach.

Tom Taylor

Retained Advisor

Tom Taylor

Retained Advisor

Tom is an experienced, respected business advisor and project manager, who is currently a principal at Dashdot and was a joint founder of Buro Four. He was also the past President and Chairman of The Association for Project Management (APM).

His valuable contributions to Morrow + Lorraine have included advice and support with practice management, training topics, work winning and for project situations.

William Aitken

Senior Associate

William Aitken

BA (Hons) MArch RIBA
Senior Associate

Will is one of the design leads within the practice and therefore plays a key role. He is responsible for the design decisions on a scheme and ensures excellence in all elements. He has a careful and thoughtful approach which matches the principles of the practice.

Morrow + Lorraine are known for giving existing buildings a new lease of life and maximising their potential. Will was design lead for one of our largest projects of this type – the extensive refurbishment of Buckingham Palace Road, which focused on adding value and space (in the form of three additional storeys). At a different end of the spectrum in terms of scale, he led the planning application for the refurbishment and extension of Gilroy House, an elegant but neglected 1930s building.

Will studied at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, and then worked at Heatherwick Studio in Hong Kong and in London. From there he moved to Eric Parry Architects, where, as well as working in the London office, he was involved in establishing an office in Singapore. He joined Morrow + Lorraine in 2012.

 

Clients

Our success in the renewal and revitalisation of existing buildings or under-valued sites depends on a broad range of creative skills and technical expertise. These attributes have enabled the practice to form long standing, trusting relationships with leading property companies, institutions and London estates.

Selected Clients:

The Howard de Walden Estate, Delancey, Royal London Asset Management, Aberdeen Asset Management, C.P. Hart , CBRE Global Investors, Barings, London Global Real Estate, Shaftesbury Plc, Almacantar, Duchy of Lancaster, Mass Mutual Financial Group, Argent, Rykadan Capital, Wrenbridge, Helical Bar, Theory, Land Securities, The Office Group, CIT Group Partners LLP, Standard Life, M&G Real Estate, The Church Commissioners for England, The Crown Estate, Westbrook Partners, Beltane Asset Management, Scottish Widows.

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