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 and Sam Stephens

Team

Alex Maciver

Architect

Alex Maciver

BA (Hons) MArch PGDip ARB
Architect

Alex brings a strong technical focus and creative ability to Morrow + Lorraine after completing his architectural qualifications at Brighton University and the University of Westminster.

His professional career spans across all stages, with a focus on mid to large-scale London commercial developments. This includes the re-development of the Grade II listed building 147 Leadenhall Street, and Canary Wharf’s One Westferry Circus. He has a strong focus on detail and extensive on-site experience, having overseen multiple projects from conception to completion.

Alex also possesses an architectural illustration ability, with his work being featured in a recent RIBA publication, ‘Drawing Attention’. He was also a featured contributor to the ‘Vanishing Points Exhibition’ at Roca London Gallery in the summer of 2023, showcasing his work alongside original drawings from architectural greats such as Rem Koolhaas and the Smithsons.

Currently, Alex’s technical expertise and creative vision are being utilized on the prestigious High Holborn House project to ensure its success.

Outside of the office, Alex is a keen runner, cyclist, and is currently attempting to learn Spanish!

 

Agata Malinowska

Architectural Assistant - Part II

Agata Malinowska

BA (Hons)
Architectural Assistant - Part II

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 is 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 member of the team that organised our open-studio event as part of the London Festival of Architecture in 2019.

Anthony McMahon

Senior Associate

Anthony McMahon

BA (Hons) MArch RIBA ARB
Senior 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 King 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 - Part II

Ben Wigmore

BA(Hons) MArch
Architectural Assistant - Part II

Ben joined us following a first-class degree from Newcastle University. We were also interested in his hands-on experience, he 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 on master-planning, 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 at 23 Queen Anne Street.

He was part of the team that provided 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.

Cara Hodgkins

Studio Manager

Cara Hodgkins

BA (Hons)
Studio Manager

Cara manages the day-to-day studio activities at Morrow + Lorraine and provides a point of contact for the whole team. She co-ordinates CPD seminars, keeping the architects up to date with professional practice and specialisms. In addition, Cara plays a critical role in disseminating practice sustainability plans, managing our online presence through website management and social media outreach, acting as the practices’ programme leader for ‘Build The Way’, also assisting the Directors, and working closely with external IT, HR and accounting support.

In her time at the practice, Cara has inspired a positive office culture which she believes is the efficacy behind a cohesive working environment.

Although originally embarking on a degree in Interior Architecture at Oxford Brookes University, Cara went on to graduate with a BA in History of Art. Her dissertation was ‘An exploration of the impact that British colonial rule in India and the establishment of The East India Company had on domestic architecture in Britain’ for which she received a 1st class mark. This background of art and architecture underpins her daily practice.

Emily Walkden

Architect

Emily Walkden

BA(Hons) MArch PGDip ARB
Architect

Emily joined Morrow and Lorraine in 2023 with a strong technical focus and creative ability. She completed her Part I and Part II studies at Liverpool John Moores University, where her thesis project was nominated for the Presidents Medals Silver Award, later qualifying from The Bartlett School of Architecture in 2016

Emily brings with her a unique range of experience working across all RIBA stages on interesting projects across Europe, Asia and Oceania, such as Battersea Power Station Stage 1 and the BPS Arches, an award winning Veterinary School in New Zealand, and a ski focused project within the Northern mountains of Japan, highlighting her fascination in designing within challenging natural environments.

Now she lives along the South Coast and enjoys exploring, traveling and working on bespoke carpentry projects.

Frank Gilks

Senior Associate

Frank Gilks

BSc (Hons) DipArch MArch
Senior Associate

Frank is excited by the possibilities of 3D modelling, visualisation and imaging, and 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 taking a position at Heatherwick Studio and at DSP Architecture.

Frank 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.

Frank has recently completed work on a 3D model for a large commercial building, 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.

 

Gary Anderson

Senior Architect

Gary Anderson

MA(Hons) Architecture DipArch RIBA RIAS
Senior Architect

Gary joins Morrow + Lorraine with a wealth of mixed-use design experience, from initial concept planning through to detailed, technical stages, and construction, gained in over 25 years in practice.

Gary was previously an Associate at JTP where he was responsible for the delivery of complex, large-scale mixed-use developments such as Lewisham Exchange. Additionally, he led the delivery of residential developments on former colliery sites in Askern and Doncaster, as well as notably working with Sheffield City Council to develop a new range of sustainable, energy-efficient council housing, including the retention and renovation of historic buildings.

He has also been involved in the delivery of numerous large-scale master planning projects in China, delivering economically, socially, and environmentally balanced master plans for Liubu Eco-Tourism Complex and Luzhou Wine City.

His primary objective in practice is to ensure the highest level of architectural design and placemaking while ensuring successful project delivery. He is currently demonstrating these well-refined expertise within the 28 St George Street team as they work towards Stage 4 completion.

Away from the office, Gary enjoys cycling, growing his own veg, and cooking, especially with any homegrown produce!

Gavin Toner

Associate Director

Gavin Toner

BSc (Hons) BArch RIBA ARB
Associate Director

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 is the lead architect for our prestigious project 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 the head 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.

Gregory Murrell

Architect - Active Score AP

Gregory Murrell

BA (Hons) MArch Pg Dip ARB
Architect - Active Score AP

Gregory studied at Newcastle University, where he focused on the enhancement and adaptation of existing buildings. He won the Ed Bennett Memorial Prize for socially centred design for his graduate project, that proposed a series of interventions for a local civic theatre. Previously at Holder Mathias Architects he was involved with the design of large-scale new-build projects in the retail, residential, and mixed-use sectors.

At Morrow + Lorraine Gregory is applying his academic interests and professional experience on the development of several refurbishment and new-build projects. He made a valuable contribution to the reception fit-out design for the 7 Newgate Street project, has prepared tender information for a new-build residential project, and most recently, he has been assisting in the production of Stage 5 information for the Warwick Buildings project. Additionally, Gregory has been collaborating with our WELL Accredited Professional as part of his continued professional development.

Haes Choi

Architect

Haes Choi

BSc (Hons) MArch ARB
Architect

After completing his undergraduate and master’s studies at The Bartlett School of Architecture, followed by his Part 3 qualification at the University of Cambridge, Haes brings his extensive experience and visionary approach to Morrow + Lorraine,

During his career, at Apt and Hopkins Architects, Haes has contributed to a diverse array of projects, including iconic urban landmarks, sports facilities, hospitality venues, and underwater living concepts. A notable achievement in his portfolio is his involvement in the Hill House project, a landmark office development in the heart of the City of London.

Haes firmly believes that sustainable architecture offers an opportunity to design intelligently while promoting local vernacular. Currently, he is contributing his expertise to the High Holborn House and Ebury Gate teams.

Outside of his professional work, Haes is an avid cyclist who loves discovering new places and visiting exhibitions, which continuously fuel his design curiosity. He is also passionate about experimenting with new technologies in his personal projects. This has included exploring the potential of holographic media in practice, experimenting with 360 cameras, film editing, and digital drawing.

“Designing space is an emotive process. Great architecture complements our fondest memories.” – Haes Choi

Iman Yasin

Build The Way Trainee

Iman Yasin

UAL Level 3 and 4 Foundation Diploma in Art and Design
Build The Way Trainee

Iman, joins Morrow + Lorraine as the practice’s first Build The Way Trainee, 2023-2024. She previously completed her foundation at LSC, and is thrilled to be embarking on 9 months of learning and working with team, learning firsthand what it means to be an architect whilst developing a toolkit of skills relevant for a career within the built environment.

In her own time, Iman engages with her local community through her volunteer work a local youth group, of which she previously attended. She has developed and ran creative based workshops directed towards young people as well as assisted in the design and development of murals that reside in the youth group quarters, carrying Iman’s interest space and function.

Additionally, she also has a flare for animation and illustration. Creativity that also influences her practice.

Helen Tsoi

Associate - Practice Manager

Helen Tsoi

Associate - Practice Manager

As practice manager at Morrow + Lorraine, Helen works closely with the directors across all aspects of practice operations, assisting in developing and implementing company policies and strategies. She firmly believes that the foundation to effective delivery of project related services lies in efficient and robust practice systems.

Helen originally spent one year studying Architecture at Leeds before following her passion for food and switching to an HND in Hotel and Catering Management. However, her interest in design saw her career develop within the design and architecture industry.

Before joining Morrow + Lorraine, Helen spent 14 years as finance and practice manager at Dixon Jones and therefore brought with her a wealth of experience in practice administration.

She has also worked at the RIBA as special projects manager and head of exhibitions, project manager at London Open House, and account manager at Caro Communications.

 

J-J Lorraine

Director

J-J Lorraine

RIBA FRSA
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 with Arquitectonica, he then returned to the UK to work for 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. At the same time a responsibility to the environment, clients and occupants, means that 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 and 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.

Jadwiga Marcowska

Associate

Jadwiga Marcowska

MA (Hons) DipArch ARB
Associate

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.

James Morrow

Photographer and Videographer

James Morrow

Photographer and Videographer

James joined Morrow + Lorraine to gain valuable experience in the architectural photography sector on the path to a career in photography, having worked solo previously.

James has been producing high quality multimedia for projects, including sites like The Warwick Building and Hub Victoria. As well as producing photos and videos documenting the daily activities in the office.

Alongside his photography skills, he uses his knowledge of the Adobe Suites to enhance his photographs.

His photos have been published in the City of London newsletter, which covered the practice’s involvement in the London Festival of Architecture 2023.

 

Jay Lam

Architectural Assistant - Part I

Jay Lam

BA (Hons)
Architectural Assistant - Part I

Jay has recently joined Morrow + Lorraine from the Sheffield School of Architecture where he explored his passion of designing spatial experiences and reducing a building’s whole life carbon.

In his final year, Jay designed an extension scheme for a vacant historical building alongside a town centre regeneration strategy, suiting him to Morrow + Lorraine’s retrofit agenda. During this time he also worked part-time at a design led property developer, assessing the viability of sites for development opportunities.

Jay exercises a constructive yet positive critical nature, which drives him to push for solutions that reinvent and optimise traditional design. In addition, he understands the importance of environmental, social and economic sustainability as key drivers to improving our society through considered design.

 

Julian Morrow

Director

Julian Morrow

MA (Hons) DipArch RIBA ARB
Director

Julian co-founded Morrow + Lorraine in 2009 with J-J Lorraine, and 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 Walton

Architect

Laura Walton

BA (Hons) MArch PGDip ARB RIBA
Architect

Laura joined the practice in 2021 following her Part 2 studies at the University of Westminster, where she is currently undertaking her Part 3. Her interest in architecture stems from her upbringing in Brussels, a city famous for its eclectic cityscape. She has a keen interest in designing for longevity, taking care to design spaces that are flexible and multifunctional that will grow and adapt with their user.

At 107 Cheapside, Laura designed the main entrance and reception, bringing a new lease of life to a prominent site in the heart of the City. Now in Stage 5, Laura is leading the project on site as it nears completion.

Laura was also a key member of the team on 25 Moorgate, delivering a full refurbishment and roof extension to an existing purpose-built office building. Her attention to detail and considered design choices have transformed what was a dated office reception into a vibrant, social hub. The project is currently at stage 5 and is due to complete in April 2024.

As well as being an integral part of the design team, Laura is also actively involved in organising the practice’s social calendar. In 2022, Laura joined the Morrow + Lorraine baking team for their edible installation at the Museum of Architecture’s Gingerbread City exhibition, a well-loved event visited by the public during the festive period.

Lorenzo Ravaioli

Architect

Lorenzo Ravaioli

BA (Hons) MArch ARB LCA specialist
Architect

Lorenzo, a newly joined Architect at Morrow + Lorraine, achieved his professional qualification at the Architectural Association in 2022.

His professional career spans across all stages, with focus on mid to large-scale residential and commercial developments in Europe and Internationally. Through this, Lorenzo gained expertise in early-stage projects and urban regeneration which is he valuably exercising on the Ebury Gate team, currently working on Stage 1.

Outside of his practice, Lorenzo’s passions lie in photography and history, complementing his award-winning research on 20th-century Italian architectural movements, achieved during his time at University of Kent. His diverse skills and interests make him an asset to the Morrow + Lorraine ethos.

 

Olamide Lawal

Architectural Assistant - Part I

Olamide Lawal

BSc (Hons)
Architectural Assistant - Part I

Olamide has recently joined Morrow + Lorraine from Nimtim Architects and the University of Bath. Despite joining us at an early stage, she brings to the practice a plethora of already fine-tuned knowledge around incorporating innovative and sustainable design principles into her work, ensuring that her projects are both aesthetically pleasing and environmentally responsible.

In 2016, Olamide enrolled in the Yale Young Global Scholars Applied Sciences course at Yale University, which introduced her to the recent academic debates on climate and sustainability and the applications of re-allocation and recycling procedures in areas such as Civil Engineering and Nanotechnology. This experience deepened Olamide’s understanding of the importance of sustainable practices.

During her second year at the University of Bath, Olamide enrolled in an independent study course of which she chose to explore: “Container Housing: A Sustainable Approach to Solve the Housing Shortage in Lagos, Nigeria?”, where she delved into the social, economic, and environmental benefits of container housing as well as the feasibility of implementing such a solution in her home country.

With a strong focus on user-centred design, Olamide strives to create spaces that not only meet the needs of the occupants but also reflect their values and personalities, making her a perfect fit within the Morrow + Lorraine ethos.

Beyond academia, she is the founder of “Hello Sunday”, a book club and networking platform for young Black women in architecture and design where members discuss architecture-related topics and career opportunities, as well as share reviews on architecture-focused books. In addition, Olamide paints, illustrates, and dances.

Radostina Stoyanova

Architect

Radostina Stoyanova

BArch (Hons) DipArch PGDip ARB
Architect

Radostina is a graduate of RIBA Studio, the Oxford Brookes University scheme which allows students to work in practice while qualifying as an architect. As a result she’s been an active member of our team throughout her studies.

She grew up in Bulgaria and came to the UK to study Architecture at the University of Greenwich and then worked at Moreno Masey before joining Morrow + Lorraine.

Radostina was project lead, designing and coordinating the social spaces within The Fold, a build-to-rent tower block in South East London – part of a major regeneration project on the site of the former Croydon Council offices.

She is now working on Stage 2 design for a refurbishment of Alder Castle – a central London building looking over London Wall.

Sarah Matheou

Senior Architect

Sarah Matheou

BA(Hons) BArch ARB
Senior Architect

Sarah joined Morrow + Lorraine in 2023 to lead the Alder Castle Project. With 16 years of experience post-Part III qualification, she brings a keen eye for details, a strong team work ethic, and an outstanding technical ability to deliver projects from concept and planning, through to construction. Evidence of these skills is the recent planning approval achieved on Alder Castle.

Sarah studied at the Manchester School of Architecture and gained valuable experience at Simpson Haugh Architects, working on various projects, from commercial to high-end residential. She transferred to the London office in 2010 to work on Phase 1 of the Battersea Power Station development.

Over lockdown, she volunteered with LETI to produce the “Client Guide for Net Zero Carbon,” emphasizing her commitment to reducing carbon emissions in architecture.

Outside of work, Sarah enjoys baking and completed a patisserie course at Leith’s School of Food and Wine.

Sam Stephens

Architect

Sam Stephens

BA (Hons) MArch ARB
Architect

Sam studied Architecture at the Arts University Bournemouth, where 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.

His impressive technical skills allow him to visualise a design and resolve complex details. This has been instrumental in his main role since joining us, which was to make a full Revit® model for our flagship project on Buckingham Palace Road.

Sam is 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 an exceptional photographer and he is logging, documenting and photographing all elements of the project.

Sarah Ives

Architect

Sarah Ives

BA (Hons) MArch RIBA ARB
Architect

Sarah studied at the Birmingham School of Architecture, whilst working in a local practice throughout her Part 2 studies. During this time, she was involved in the design of new-build and retrofit projects within the healthcare, residential and master-planning sectors.

Sarah joined Morrow + Lorraine in October 2020. She was a key member in the delivery of our Buckingham Palace Road project and is enjoying the process of working with an existing building. Her responsibilities include completing technical drawings and co-ordinating the design team.

Thabiso Nyezi

Architectural Assistant - Part II

Thabiso Nyezi

BA (Hons) MArch
Architectural Assistant - Part II

Thabiso has recently joined Morrow + Lorraine from Ben Adams Architects and the Barlett School of Architecture, UCL (MArch).

In practice, Thabiso has experience working on multi-scaled residential and commercial schemes, as well as masterplanning with a focus on creating quality public open spaces. She brings a confident desire to push the boundaries in design challenges. This is being proven in her involvement on a full-scale retrofit, currently at stage 4, alongside Anthony McMahon.

Derived of her South African background, she has a sensitivity to the social and cultural enrichment of a buildings inhabitants and aspires to reveal the nuances that promote and facilitate these diverse identities.

Thabiso received an RIBA Bronze nomination for her project ‘The Artisans Asylum’, which led to this interest in giving designed spaced a new lease of life through context driven restoration and alteration.

Tom Powell

Associate Director

Tom Powell

BA (Hons) DipArch
Associate Director

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 and understanding of our goals and ethos make him an asset in every stage of a project.

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 involves five holiday lodges between two listed castles within a rugged landscape. His calm approach on such a difficult site allowed him to create an outstanding result.

Stephanie Crombie

Senior Associate - Head of Sustainability - Passivhaus Designer - LCA Specialist

Stephanie Crombie

MA (Hons) DipArch RIBA ARB
Senior Associate - Head of Sustainability - Passivhaus Designer - LCA Specialist

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, and this ensures Morrow + Lorraine are at the forefront of sustainable knowledge.

Leading the practice’s sustainability agenda, Stephanie spearheads the conversation on designing low carbon buildings and spaces that use circular construction methods. She is instigating the RIBA 2030 Climate Challenge metrics, outlining sustainable design principles for projects, undertaking embodied carbon assessments on new schemes, producing post-occupancy evaluations, and promoting climate literacy in the office. Stephanie is also a certified Passivhaus Designer and a coordinator of the Architects Climate Action Network (ACAN) Natural Materials working group.

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. She is naturally collaborative and creative, which helps projects to run smoothly and have exceptional results.

William Aitken

Senior Associate

William Aitken

BA (Hons) MArch RIBA ARB
Senior Associate

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

Morrow + Lorraine is 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 2017.

 

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.

Awards

  • 2022
    • OAS Awards | Refurbishment/Regeneration West EndWinner
    • OAS Awards | Refurbishment/Regeneration CityShortlisted
    • BCO Awards | Refurbished/Recycled WorkplaceFinalist
  • 2021
    • AJ Retrofit Awards | Workplace £5-10 millionShortlisted
  • 2019
    • AJ Retrofit Awards | Housing – under £5 millionShortlisted
    • Brick Awards | Small Housing DevelopmentShortlisted
    • RIBA | RIBA 2019 London Regional AwardsShortlisted
    • BREEAM | BREEAM 2019 AwardsShortlisted
  • 2017
    • AJ Retrofit Awards | Offices (2000-10,000m²)Shortlisted
    • BD Architect of the Year Awards | Refurbishment Architect of the YearShortlisted
    • British Council for Offices Awards | Recycled / Refurbished WorkspaceShortlisted
  • 2016
    • AJ Retrofit Awards | Retail SpaceWinner
  • 2015
    • AJ Retrofit Awards | Office Space Under 2000 sqmWinner
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