Marcus Claridge
Rick Burney
Sebastiano Scapolan
Pam Claridge
Sean Rafferty
Anna Dzwonecka
Lee Fox
Joanne Edmunds
Richard George
Sarah Lionetti
Brenna Sant
Chris Munns
Varun Nambiar
Noelene Russell
Cormac McCartney
Lucy Fincham
Brendan Murphy
Aisha Wushishi
Arabella Pack

 

Marcus Claridge

Director

Marcus Claridge leads the Practice using his in-depth knowledge of planning policies and broad understanding of complex sites, and over twenty years of cross-sector experience directing high-profile projects within London, the wider UK, Europe and the Middle East.

Marcus maintains strong client / investor relationships, pushing CAL to continue to expand and take on more repeat work and recommendations. He is supported by a 19-strong full-time international architectural team, which is both design-led and construction-focused.

Prior to setting up CAL in 2004 Marcus worked for internationally renowned practices Softroom and ORMS, sat on both the RIBA Small Practice Committee and the RIBA Awards judging committee, tutored at the Polytechnique de Lausanne, and was involved in Architect in the House between 2006 and 2009. He studied Architecture at The Bartlett, University College London (UCL).

Rick Burney

Associate

Rick joined Claridge Architects in November 2010 and is currently leading the delivery of several design-led residential and mixed use developments across London. Rick has experience in all areas of project delivery, from concept and planning stages through to completion. Focused on creating high-quality architecture Rick applies a close attention to detail on all his projects and seeks to maximise their architectural potential.

Since joining the practice Rick has completed several new build and refurbishment projects, delivered using all methods of procurement, working with both private individuals and experienced developer clients. This experience enables him to lead clients and design teams successfully throughout all stages of a project.

Notable built projects include the award winning Parkgate House, which involved the careful refurbishment and substantial extension to an existing building, transforming a Victorian Bakery into a luxury development of lateral apartments.

Sebastiano Scapolan

Associate

Sebastiano Joined Claridge Architects in January 2012, and is currently working on several design-lead residential schemes in London and the South East. His current projects include a 200 apartment residential led mixed-use scheme in East London and a 26 storey tower in Southampton.

He brings International experience, an eye for the detail, strong design skills and experience in unlocking complex design briefs. He is passionate about photography and records on-site and completed projects.

He undertook his architectural education at the University of Venice and at the Buenos Aires University graduating on both with distinction.

Prior to Joining Claridge Architects, Sebastiano worked in Argentina with Iannuzzi Colombo Arquitectos on a 42 storey residential scheme and in Italy with Gustavo Carabajal Architetto on a 20 Storey residential led mixed-use project.

Pam Claridge

Studio Director

Pam has provided ad hoc advice to the practice since it was founded and formally joined CAL in June 2015 as Head of Operations with responsibility for all of the business functions of the practice including IT, legal & compliance, finance, risk management, HR, marketing & communications and strategic direction.

With a new CFO and Senior Office Coordinator in place as of March 2017, Pam is now Studio Director, ensuring the highest level of efficiency and effectiveness to enable the practice to evolve and deliver its strategic goals.

Pam started as a corporate finance lawyer then moving in-house for the majority of her time as a lawyer, her last role being Acting General Counsel at Virgin Media where she was part of the Executive team reporting into the CEO.

Sean Rafferty

Senior Architect

Sean joined Claridge Architects in July 2015 and is currently involved in a large scale mixed-use development in Plymouth and high-end residential projects in London.

Sean undertook his his architectural education in the Queen’s University, Belfast, The Glasgow School of Art and The University of Westminster. He has worked for a number of awarding winning practices including Elder and Cannon Architects in Glasgow and Sturgess Architecture in Calgary, Canada, amongst others.

Sean has gained several years of experience in various sectors, having worked on new build residential, refurbishment, urban design, commercial and education projects, from concept design to completion.

Prior to joining Claridge Architects, Sean was a Project Architect at Karakusevic Carson Architects, where he oversaw large and medium scale residential projects for the London Borough of Hackney, the proposed Earl’s Court Masterplan and other private clients. He was also leading on the facade design, detailing and integration for various projects across the practice.

Anna Dzwonecka

Senior Architect

Anna joined Claridge Architects in July 2015 and is currently involved in a high profile residential project, feasibility studies and competition work.

Having studied both in Poland and in Italy she graduated from the Technical University of Lodz with a Master’s degree in 2009. She then gained extensive design led experience in Cyprus and UK working on a variety of projects which allowed her to become a fully qualified Architect in 2013.

Prior to joining Claridge Architects, Anna worked for Rolfe Judd Architecture where she was involved in delivery and design of a large mixed-use scheme in Wandsworth as well as high-end schemes in prime London locations such as Tottenham Court Road and Carnaby.

Bringing attention to detail and high standard of work to all scales of projects Anna currently concentrates on the residential sector and design of user-orientated spaces.

Lee Fox

Architect

Lee joined Claridge Architects in April 2014, he is currently working on residential and mixed use projects of varying scales and stages in and around London.

He gained his Part I at the University of Brighton and his Part II and the University of Westminster. His particular focus was on socially based architecture, ranging from local community enterprises to large scale masterplanning in Malmo, Sweden.

Between qualifications he worked at Ballymore Properties in London and Cigler Marani Architects in Prague on a mix of residential and commercial projects in both cities. Before joining Claridge Architects he worked for a small London based practice on high end Grade II residential projects in the central London.

Joanne Edmunds

Architect

Joanne joined Claridge Architects in August 2014, having gained her Part I and Part II qualification at Nottingham and Cardiff University, respectively. She is currently working on residential developments and the refurbishment of a grade I listed building.

Joanne previously worked at Hawkins\Brown Architects, gaining experience on large infrastructure projects, including Crossrail and Harmsworth Quays master plan. Prior to this, she worked on the Olympic Park Wayfinding Structures and the Helsinki Library Competition at Surface Architects.

Her interests extend to the arts, having previously exhibited work at the Royal Academy Summer Show and Foreign Commonwealth Office.

Richard George

Architectural Assistant

Richard joined Claridge Architects in February 2014, and is currently working on residential and mixed use developments at the planning stage. He has a strong interest in the relationship between architectural interventions and their relationship to the surrounding context.

Richard gained both his Part I and II qualifications at the Welsh School of Architecture in Cardiff.

Between the two qualifications he worked at Wiel Arets Architects in Maastricht, in the Netherlands. There he worked on various competitions including a highly-commended entry for the National Library of Israel. He also had experience with high-end residential schemes and worked on the design of a cutlery set for Alessi.

Richard hopes to study for his RIBA Part III qualification in the near future.

Sarah Lionetti

Architectural Assistant

Sarah joined Claridge Architects in September 2015 and she is currently working on a varied portfolio of residential projects, ranging in scales and stages of development.
Originally from Milan in Italy, Sarah gained both her RIBA Part I and Part II qualifications at Cardiff University, graduating with a Master degree in June 2015.

Her particular focus was on socially sustainable urban regeneration on the Mediterranean coast, and the integration of users in both the design and construction processes.

Sarah previously worked at Chapman Taylor Duesseldorf, specialising on commercial projects in the feasibility and planning stages, developing schemes in various European cities. She continued her experience in the architectural field by briefly working for Chapman Taylor Shanghai and focusing on leisure and large scale residential proposals, both in Asia and in Central America.

Sarah hopes to study for her RIBA Part III in the near future.

Brenna Sant

Architectural Assistant

Brenna joined Claridge Architects in October 2016, she gained both her part I and part II qualifications from the Welsh School of Architecture in Cardiff, graduating with a masters degree in June 2016.

Her particular focus was the progress of urban development in reunified Berlin and the integration of its divided history into the urban landscape through informal development and temporary use.

Between her qualifications, Brenna worked in a small Bristol based practice where she was working predominantly on residential projects from small bespoke housing in Bath to large scale developments in the South West.

Brenna hopes to study for her RIBA Part III qualification in the near future. ‘

Chris Munns

Architectural Assistant

Chris joined Claridge Architects in October 2016. Chris gained both his RIBA Part I and Part II qualifications at Queen’s University Belfast, graduating with a Masters degree in July 2016.

He has a strong interest in architecture that promotes social interaction. In his Thesis “Public House” he explored the role of domestic scale spaces within commercial buildings.

Between his qualifications Chris worked at Rodic Davidson Architects, where he gained experience on a number of high-end residential projects, many of which involved listed buildings in central London.

He is currently working on residential and mixed use developments at the planning stage.

Varun Nambiar

Architectural Assistant

Varun joined Clairidge Architects in January 2017. He completed both his RIBA Part I and Part II qualifications at The Sir John Cass Faculty of Architecture, London Metropolitan University where his particular focus was the urban regeneration of the coastal regions in both Italy and Japan. Within the office he is involved in a number of residential developments of varying scales and stages throughout London.

Between qualifications Varun worked at Karkusevic Carson Architects where he gained experience working on residential and commercial developments within London that included affordable housing schemes for the proposed Earl’s Court Masterplan. Prior to this, he worked on high-end residential projects at multi-discplinary studio Brooksbank-Collins.

Varun hopes to study for his RIBA Part III qualification in the near future.

Noelene Russell

Architectural Assistant

Noelene joined Claridge Architects in May 2017. Originally from Northern Ireland, She gained both RIBA Part I and Part II qualifications from Queens University, Belfast, graduating in July 2013.

With a particular interest in urban architecture, and intrigued by urban grain and history, Noelene seeks to derive her designs from site context while exploring the use of light and internal compositions to create interesting, functional spaces for the user.

Prior to joining Claridge Architects, Noelene worked for a number of architectural practices in Belfast. She worked on a variety of projects including bespoke residential dwellings, mixed use regeneration schemes and residential apartment developments based in London.

Cormac McCartney

Architectural Assistant

Cormac joined Claridge Architects in September 2017. He is currently working on a variety of residential projects, ranging in scales and stages of development.

Cormac completed both his RIBA Part I and II qualifications at Queen’s University Belfast, graduating with Distinction in July 2017. His thesis project, “Relief in the City” which proposed the regeneration of a backland site in East London was shortlisted for the Royal Society of Ulster Architects Silver Medal.

Between his two qualifications Cormac worked on various high end residential and leisure schemes with both White Ink Architects, Belfast and WMK Architecture, Sydney.

Cormac aims to complete his RIBA Part III in the near future.

Lucy Fincham

Architectural Assistant

Lucy joined Claridge Architects in October 2017. She is currently working on a variety of residential schemes, ranging in scales and stages of development.

Lucy recently completed her RIBA Part 1 qualification at the University of Westminster and aims to complete her Part II in the near future.

With a passion for detailed design and socially engaged architecture, Lucy explored the relationship between culture and economy in lower socioeconomic communities within British coastal towns during her undergraduate studies.

Lucy’s particular focus involved the politics of South American social housing schemes which she explored in her dissertation and aims to evolve her research in the near future.

Brendan Murphy

Architectural Technologist

Brendan joined Claridge Architects in October 2017. He is currently working on a large scale mixed-use development in Plymouth.

While attending Cork Institute of Technology Brendan gained his Ordinary degree in Architectural Technology in 2015 and then went on and received his Honours degree the following year.

After receiving his honours degree in 2016 Brendan went on and worked in Spentide Ltd Architects based in Midleton, Cork where he gained experience on a number of residential projects. He also worked with David Crowley Architectural Woodworking   based in Bunmahon, Waterford where he gained experience in cabinet making and carpentry.

Aisha Wushishi

Senior Office Coordinator

Aisha joined Claridge Architects in March 2017, her role encompasses general management, financial and human resources duties.

Having gained a degree in Interior Architecture at Chelsea College of Art & Design, Aisha began her career as an Account Executive within luxury interior design PR, representing leading brands including Alessi, Cappellini and Cassina.

Gaining further experience within the creative advertising and communications industry, Aisha then worked for established agency Saatchi & Saatchi, London which lead her to pursue opportunities within Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle PR, working at leading London communications PR agency Modus Publicity.

Through her instinctive passion and ongoing interest for architecture and interiors, Aisha revisited her roots to join Claridge Architects to build on her skills within the field and is currently implementing her experience to support the company in developing the wider communications strategy.

Arabella Pack

CFO

Arabella joined Claridge Architects in March 2017.

She trained as a chartered accountant with Baker Tilly RSM and over the last 20 years she has worked with many small businesses to help implement processes, drive efficiencies and give owners the strategic information they need to grow their businesses.

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