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We place people front and centre of all our thinking/

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About us/

We place people front and centre of all our thinking. For us, the built environment forms the backdrop against which people’s lives are experienced – the happier and healthier we can make these experiences, the more our communities will thrive and prosper, the more our built environments will be valued and the more the investments of our clients will be repaid.

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Our Services include/

Master Planning & Urban Design

Architecture

Interior Design

Workplace

Modern Methods of Construction

Our Approach/

The delivery of a project is a ‘shared journey’ for a broad range of participants – often with competing aspirations and concerns.

Process/

Our design process is ‘people’ driven – informed by extensive consultation, real time data and cultural trends in addition to a deep understanding of the built environment and its evolution at all scales. We are skilled at navigating complex situations, negotiating with multiple stakeholders, building trust and unearthing mutually beneficial opportunities.

COmmunication/

Effective communication is crucial. This is carefully considered and tailored to suit each audience and project stage:

We conduct consultations with community groups and hold interactive workshops where stakeholders are proactively encouraged to contribute to the process. Early-stage ideas are explored using hand drawn sketches and physical models – most importantly we encourage stakeholder engagement and co-creation.

BIM/

BIM models and software enable informed and virtual engagement – offering an early and ongoing appreciation of developing exterior and interior environments. As projects develop, BIM models provide a common platform – facilitating collaboration and allowing the coordination of increasing levels of detail to map how project components will ultimately be assembled. BIM also enables the analysis frameworks through which the benefits of modern methods of construction are optimised – in pursuit of efficient and sustainable project outcomes.

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Methodologies/

In addition, we have developed powerful methodologies, such as brand before building, which are proven to enable greater predictability and higher quality outcomes for our clients. This is reinforced through a drive for innovation and extensive experience in the delivery of buildings that have been largely manufactured offsite.

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Sustainability & Fairer Futures/

We recognise the inextricable link between environmental and social sustainability. Our designs consider all aspects of sustainability and well being as core drivers for our proposals.

We are committed to working with our clients and collaborators towards the reduction of the construction industry’s contribution to the climate crisis, as well as the removal of barriers to diversity and fairer outcomes. In support of this we are signatories of the RIBA’s Inclusion Charter and UK Architects Declare Climate and Biodiversity Emergency.

Being able to provide our students with industry-leading facilities, whilst minimising our carbon footprint is something that we are truly proud. 

Robin Jones

Principal and CEO [TBC]

Our Team/

Karl Taylor

RIBA

Director

Karl has 30 years’ experience leading design teams across residential, workplace education sectors. He places great emphasis on the development of proactive working relationships and collaborations between clients, stakeholders and the GTH team.

For Karl, the focus on the quality of GTH’s service is as important as the quality, sustainability and creativity of its design outputs - the value of which is evidenced by the practice’s significant portfolio of repeat clients.

He has an attuned sense for distilling project challenges and is a keen advocate for the intelligent use of technology and systems delivery across all scales and platforms.

Karl Taylor

RIBA

Director

Brian Alborough

Director

MSc (Advanced Energy and Environmental Studies) AEES, CAT/UEL

BTech. Architecture (Natal, South Africa)

Brian leads the technical delivery side of the business, with a strong background in creating practical, affordable, high-performance buildings. His key areas of expertise are the design of efficient housing, industrial & office/storage buildings. He is equally adept with traditional forms of construction, “Design for Manufacture and Assembly” (DfMA) and off-site construction projects.

Environmental matters are close to Brian’s heart, and he has built steadily on his MSc work (in which he developed a comparative analysis of the embodied carbon & energy in a range of traditional and DfMA constructions), to create enduring & effective low environmental impact solutions.

Brian Alborough

Director

Elina Ceijere

Associate

With over 10 years of comprehensive experience in the architectural industry, Elina is a skilled practitioner and possesses a highly attuned aesthetic sensibility, honed during her experience of working and studying in UK, Italy, Denmark and Latvia. She brings international experience having worked on wide range of projects in Scandinavia, Central Europe and Middle East.

Specializing in refurbishment and workplace sectors, Elina is leading and delivering diverse range of projects in central London, each tailored to meet the unique requirements and vision of clients. Elina combines creativity with technical expertise to transform spaces that inspire and ensure functionality.

Elina Ceijere

Associate

Patrick Blanchard

RIBA

Senior Architect

Patrick’s 8 years’ experience have seen him specializing in commercial and industrial architecture. He is well versed in each phase of project delivery, from initial site assessment to on-site completion, and always brings meticulous attention to detail and how it supports the bigger picture.

Patrick has designed and delivered complex and innovative projects in London and the provinces, in both industrial and office sectors - valued up to £120 million - with his work earning professional recognition and awards.

Patrick is committed to sustainability and has delivered carbon negative and BREEAM outstanding projects, setting a high standard for environmental sustainability.

Patrick Blanchard

RIBA

Senior Architect

George Knipe

Architect

George joined GTH/Architects in 2021 following completion of his Masters at Northumbria University, where he graduated with distinction and was nominated for the RIBA President’s Dissertation Medal.

George has experience supporting a diverse range of projects, including successful planning applications for complex schemes in sensitive locations, interior design-focused refurbishment projects, and various multi-unit residential projects. George has also worked within a Landscape Architects practice, delivering considered designs for challenging sites within the curtilage of listed buildings.

Currently he is involved with the delivery of several London office refurbishment projects, each of which requiring particular attention to detail and careful coordination.

George Knipe

Architect

Emily Blanchard

RIBA

Architect

Emily brings a fresh perspective and creative flair to our dynamic team. Backed by her accumulating experience, she combines innovative design solutions with careful attention to detail to every project. Emily is passionate about architecture's ability to transform spaces and enhance the lives of those who inhabit them.

Emily collaborates closely with clients to understand their unique needs and aspirations, helping translate them into considered architectural solutions. With a keen eye for detail and a commitment to sustainability, Emily strives to create thoughtful spaces that are not only beautiful but also environmentally responsible.

Emily Blanchard

RIBA

Architect

Surabhi Nigam

Architectural Assistant

Surabhi joined GTH/Architects after completing her architectural degree at the Dessau Institute of Architecture (DIA), Bauhaus Campus, Germany. Her thesis project explored the idea of future well-being through architecture where she explored the Brooklyn, New York neighbourhood dealing with mental, physical, and social difficulties.

Before arrival in the UK, Surabhi gained professional experience in Germany and India contributing to a variety of projects ranging from private residential homes to public space.

Surabhi is assisting in multiple commercial and refurbishment projects through initial design and planning stages, whilst updating and helping develop detailed design presentations as projects move to further stages.

Surabhi Nigam

Architectural Assistant

Aldara Navarro

ARB

Architect

Aldara is a qualified architect who graduated in Spain and worked in Ireland and England. Since joining GTH/Architects in 2016, she has become a core member of the team and a key contributor to many of the practice’s schemes.

Aldara has been involved in numerous projects across all RIBA work stages, ranging from small to large-scale master planning, coordinating design decisions with the different members of the wider team.

She is a highly organised and efficient individual with excellent design skills and comprehensive experience in preparing high quality architectural drawings.

Aldara Navarro

ARB

Architect

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Selected Clients/

A selection of clients from a variety of the sectors within which we work can be seen below (please get in touch if you would like to see a more extensive list).

Tremendous vision and imagination and a wealth of experience, GTH work with passion and commitment and always respond in the best interest of the client.

Louise Wolsey

LSEC