As a close-knit practice we are able to foster our creative and interactive studio culture through recognition of each individual’s strengths and talents to curate a balanced skill set across the whole studio. We enjoy working collaboratively and pride ourselves on our shared ethos, ambitions and values. Read more about our team below.
Rory Allen - Architect
Rory joined Feilden Fowles after gaining experience at Lynch Architects, working on Victoria Street’s Zig Zag building and Kingsgate House. At Feilden Fowles he has worked on a range of projects, from Charlie Bigham’s food production facility to Capel Manor College. He is currently working on Homerton College Dining Hall in Cambridge.
Rory completed his BA at Liverpool School of Architecture, and his diploma at The Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design. There his studies focused on the ways in which London’s eighteenth and nineteenth century cityscape has influenced and continues to influence its contemporary culture and built form.
Freya Cobbin - Architect
In her early career Freya spent three years working for international practices in Kuala Lumpur and New York; and later for several London-based studios. During her Masters at UCL, Freya undertook her thesis research in Colombia, exploring representation of identity and heritage within a postcolonial built environment for which she achieved a Distinction.
Freya’s interest in the social development sector led to further experience abroad working for a number of charities focused on improving educational infrastructure in Pakistan and East Africa. In 2017, Freya was selected as the inaugural recipient of the British Council’s Rogelio Salmona Fellowship.
At Feilden Fowles, Freya leads on many of the practice’s feasibility studies and workplace projects. She is currently undertaking a part-time MSc in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution at King’s College London.
Nick Crane - Architect
Nick joined Feilden Fowles in 2016 after completing his architectural training in London. Prior to joining Feilden Fowles, Nick worked at Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios in Bath, fostering an interest in environmental responsibility in design.
Nick is currently leading work at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal with the National Trust, developing good relationships with the large project and consultant team. Nick was responsible for producing a number of masterplan visualisations to identify capacity issues across the site which helped in gaining support for projects from key personnel within the Trust.
Previously, Nick played a lead role working with the motorway services business Westmorland on the masterplan at Tebay and the refurbishment of the Cairn Lodge Services. More recently, Nick has been assisting with the strategic masterplan for an agricultural and horticultural college Capel Manor College in Crystal Palace, London.
Nick completed his postgraduate studies at The Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design. Previously Nick studied at the University of Bath, graduating with a First Class Honours degree including an Erasmus year at the Technische University München in Germany. In 2013, Nick qualified as a Passivhaus designer.
Fergus Feilden - Director
Fergus is passionate about working with enlightened clients to create shared visions and delivering complex and challenging projects. Fergus particularly enjoys working on sensitive sites and unlocking complex briefs. He is currently working with high profile clients across the country including The National Trust, TfL, National Railway Museum, Carlisle Cathedral and Yorkshire Sculpture Park. His projects are across Education, Culture, Strategic and Heritage sectors, with current commissions including the first new building at Carlisle Cathedral for over 300 years, a masterplan for Yorkshire Sculpture Park and the National Railway Museum in York. He has lectured and critted widely and is a panel member of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Quality Review Panel, an RIBA Awards judge and visiting professor at Sheffield University.
Fergus recently led on the design of the Weston, a new gallery and visitor centre at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, which won RIBA Yorkshire Building of the Year, an RIBA National Award and was shortlisted for the Stirling Prize. Fergus currently leads on the National Railway Museum project in York. He has a passion for the natural world, exploring, making, running and cycling.
Edmund Fowles - Director
Edmund founded Feilden Fowles with Fergus Feilden following his undergraduate studies at the University of Cambridge. Edmund was awarded the AA Diploma with Honours for his thesis on Food Urbanism. He went on to gain professional experience at Hopkins Architects, working on the School of Forestry for Yale University, later awarded AJ Building of the Year.
Edmund has delivered a range of award-winning projects, from Feilden Fowles’ own studio in Waterloo to Charlie Bigham’s Food Production Campus in Somerset. He is currently leading on a number of prestigious education projects, including the new dining hall for Homerton College, University of Cambridge, and new graduate accommodation facilities for Green Templeton College, University of Oxford.
He has taught and lectured widely, including at the RIBA, Cambridge University, the Architectural Association and The Sir John CASS School of Art, Architecture and Design, where he led a design studio for three years, exploring new forms of education design.
Maelys Garreau - Architectural Designer
Maelys joined Feilden Fowles after graduating with Distinction from the London School of Architecture where she worked at Mikhail Riches alongside her studies. Her final thesis derived from her manifesto in which she argues we must destroy our idyllic constructed idea of nature and encourage a new ethical vision that encompasses its earthy and dirty multiplicity of realities. Her dissertation was put forward for the RIBA Dissertation Medal.
Prior to joining Feilden Fowles, she worked at AWP office for territorial reconfiguration on a range of projects from an urban project, park to mixed-use buildings. She then worked at NP2F architects with whom she worked on the new Mediterranean Institute of the City and Territories in Marseille and a Maritime Museum in Brest.
Matthew Glen - Senior Architect
Matthew joined Feilden Fowles at the end of 2019. He previously spent 5 years at Niall McLaughlin Architects, where he was Project Architect for a number of schemes including Hampshire House, which won a RIBA National Award in 2019. He also worked on a new library for Magdalene College in Cambridge, a song school for Trinity Hall in Cambridge and an International Rugby Museum in Limerick, Ireland.
Prior to this, Matthew worked at a variety of practices including AHMM architects, where he played a key role on a £34m mixed use redevelopment on Old Street reinventing and extending a collection of underperforming existing buildings and providing an extensive regeneration of the public realm. In 2011, whilst working in practice, he was employed by Newcastle University to carry out a ‘Collaborative Innovative Partnership’ exploring how environmental research could inform architectural design. Matthew graduated from Newcastle University with a first class honours degree and was awarded the Napper Memorial Prize for the highest design mark of the year.
Rachel Hammond – Studio and HR Manager
Rachel is responsible for a number of roles across the practice including Human Resources and Finance. With over 10 years of experience in architectural and financial services and having completed a qualification in human resource practice, she is passionate about employee engagement and wellbeing. Most importantly, Rachel champions everyone feeling welcome and appreciated.
When she’s not in the office, Rachel is often found in our neighbouring city farm, or being dragged around Peckham Rye by a large poodle.
Eleanor Hedley - Associate
Since joining Feilden Fowles in 2014 Eleanor has enjoyed working across a range of project scales, from securing planning on two new-build London town houses to designing and overseeing construction of educational facilities at Waterloo City Farm. She has also delivered a number of small fast paced projects in this time, working closely with contractors and fabricators to realise bespoke and thoughtful solutions.
She is currently Project Architect on the design and delivery of the new Dining Hall and catering facilities at Homerton College, Cambridge, and also Feilden Fowles’ work at London’s Natural History Museum. Previously Eleanor gained experience at a small practice designing and delivering projects for both private and Local Authority clients and she is also a founding member of the Turner Prize winning collective, Assemble. She studied architecture at Cambridge and UCL with drawings from her MArch thesis project selected for exhibition in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.
Ben Higham - Architect
Ben undertook his undergraduate studies at Leicester School of Architecture and then his postgraduate studies at University of Westminster, with his MArch thesis project exploring the issues of abandoned buildings in the city of Lisbon.
Prior to joining Feilden Fowles he gained a broad range of experience at both large and small-scale practices. Working at Grimshaw Architects, on national and international infrastructure projects, and then with David Kohn Architects, working on residential and university projects. Currently Ben is working on the renovation of a family home in West London and as part of the practice’s ongoing work at Ralph Allen School.
Andrew Macintosh - Architect
Andrew joined Feilden Fowles in 2019 from Henley Halebrown Architects. During his time there he gained experience leading Hackney New Primary School and working on Stirling Prize nominated Chadwick Hall. At Feilden Fowles, Andrew is a project architect working on a large office refurbishment at 155 Bishopsgate for green energy supplier Bulb.
Andrew completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Liverpool and postgraduate studies at University of Sheffield. Andrew’s work has a strong social and environmental focus. His thesis project introduced a women’s refuge on the edge of Hull city centre, rearranging underutilized buildings into courtyard cloisters for therapy and wellbeing. He explored the ideas of privacy and thresholds, disguising the building’s function behind a reinvigorated public façade. Outside the office you’ll find Andrew labouring up countryside hills on his bike or gorging on coffee and cake.
Fran Muir – Architect
Fran joined Feilden Fowles after completing her postgraduate studies at the University of Cambridge. Her thesis project proposed an alternative masterplan for the Greenwich Peninsula, derived from the principles of the ‘As Found’ movement. During this time, she undertook a period of research at the Greater London Authority where she co-authored a primer supporting the intensification of London’s industrial land.
Previously, Fran studied at the University of Bath where she graduated with first class honours. Fran has also worked at a small practice specialising in residential architecture and for a period of time as an architectural visualiser. She is currently working on two new buildings for Ralph Allen School in Bath.
Dominic Murray-Vaughan – Architect
Dominic joined Feilden Fowles in 2017, after graduating with Distinction from Jonathan Sergison’s studio at the Swiss Accademia di Architettura of Mendrisio. His Diploma project explored mid-rise, mid-density housing typologies within a large post-industrial railway site in the Mitteleuropa city of Salzburg, and was selected for exhibition in the Museum der Moderne, Salzburg.
At Feilden Fowles, Dominic is part of the team working with the National Railway Museum on their £16.5 million centrepiece building, Central Hall. The studio’s largest cultural project to date, he helped lead the winning proposal at competition stage, and continues to be involved in numerous other bids. Previously he has worked on the Green Templeton College masterplan and student housing, whilst also assisting on the fit-out of Ideo’s office in Clerkenwell. This explored ideas of flexibility within the workplace, defining spaces with bespoke joinery partitions and furniture to accommodate a broad spectrum of working modes. He has gained professional experience across Europe, at OMA in Rotterdam and an interior architecture studio in Milan. Following his undergraduate studies at Cambridge, he spent a year at vPPR Architects working across all stages of a RIBA Award-winning mixed-use warehouse conversion.
Ruth Pearn – Architectural Designer
Ruth joined Feilden Fowles after achieving Distinction in her postgraduate studies at Westminster University. Here, her thesis project reimagined the typology of the Public Convenience, responding to contemporary issues surrounding period poverty and the wider debate about access to bathrooms. The project was selected for the AJ Student Prize which invited UK schools to submit the work of their best postgraduate student. Alongside this recognition, her dissertation was put forward for the RIBA Dissertation Medal. The piece of research analysed the intricacies of negotiating numerous generations under one roof and examined age as a basis for the organisation, use and material culture of domestic space.
Previously Ruth volunteered for the humanitarian design organisation, Orkidstudio, helping to design and build a school and women’s soap making enterprise in Cambodia. Following this, she worked at MUMA on the Stirling Prize nominated Storey’s Field Community Centre and Nursery. At Feilden Fowles she is working on the design of Capel Manor College in Crystal Palace.
Ingrid Petit - Associate
Ingrid joined Feilden Fowles after graduating with Distinction from the Architecture School of Versailles. During her Masters Ingrid joined the Mackintosh School of Architecture and then the Kyoto Institute of Technology to study housing typologies in Japan.
Since starting at Feilden Fowles, Ingrid has worked on a range of projects from residential and office refurbishments to exhibition designs and has taken part in many competition submissions. Having been Project Architect on recently completed schemes including a new teaching and learning centre for Pinewood School and the Fratry in Carlisle, Ingrid is now overseeing Feilden Fowles’ involvement at Green Templeton College, Oxford. Recently, she led the winning bid in the National Railway Museum’s Central Hall Design Competition, which calls for a £16.5 million centrepiece building due for completion in 2025 and will be the studio’s largest cultural project to date. She also plays a key role in the management of the practice, heading up Business Development and resourcing within the team.
In parallel, Ingrid has experience in education having co-led a design unit with Ed at London Metropolitan University for three years focussing on new models of education buildings. She retains an active role in education with regular lectures and mentoring.
Akshara Pulpa - Architect
Akshara joined Feilden Fowles after graduating with Distinction from the University of Bath. Her Masters thesis investigated the relationship between education, social cohesion and built form, and received a special commendation for the RIBA South West Student Award. Her interest in the education sector stems from her time working in practice and volunteering in India.
Akshara gained experience working on higher education and creative re-use projects at Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, including the RIBA award-winning Library for University of Roehampton. At Feilden Fowles, Akshara is currently working on the New Dining Hall for Homerton College, Cambridge and projects for Ralph Allen School in Bath. She has a keen interest in ceramics and besides working on a faience façade for Homerton, she spends her free time making hand-thrown stoneware pots. She continues to be involved with the University of Bath as a visiting critic.
Clara Rasines Mazo - Architectural Designer
Clara joined Feilden Fowles after graduating with Distinction in her Masters at The Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design. Her thesis project, based in Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, focused on the development of a new, lighter economical architectural language of what a modern town hall represents in today’s challenging cultural, political and economical environment. The project grew out of a research focus into Venturi’s and Alberti’s architecture and ideas. These were distilled into creating a tectonic vernacular that would lead the new civic building to become a beacon for the town’s revival.
Previously, Clara graduated with a First Class Honours from the University of Bath and worked at a variety of practices including Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios in Bath and Make Architects in Sydney, working on a range of projects mostly in the culture and education sectors.
At Feilden Fowles, Clara is working on a variety of civic building projects within London.
Martha Rawlinson – Architect
Martha has re-joined Feilden Fowles after two years working with AOC Architecture on a headline exhibition at the British Library’s Paccar Gallery, and a public home for The Crafts Council and their collection in Islington. Previously, she worked for Herzog & De Meuron on the Stirling Prize nominated Blavatnik School of Government.
After graduating with distinction in 2016, she founded HI-VIS!, a feminist design collective for women and non-binary designers, that offers pro-bono design and construction services to community groups and actions. Currently they are completing a 2 year project to give a new home to the Feminist Library in London. At Feilden Fowles she is leading on the design of Capel Manor College, an agricultural college in Crystal Palace.
Mat Reid – Architect, BIM specialist
Mat joined FF in 2018 after relocating to London from Sydney, where he worked on small scale residential projects. He will be helping the team transition from CAD to BIM as the practice works towards achieving BIM level 2.
Mat undertook his post graduate studies at the University of Sydney and is also a qualified carpenter, gaining his National Certificate in Carpentry in his hometown of Auckland, New Zealand. In his spare time Mat enjoys fishing, diving, cooking and following the regenerative agriculture space.
Alex Scally - Architectural Designer
Alex joined Feilden Fowles after achieving first class honours in his Masters at The Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design. His thesis project explored polyvalence in architecture, developing an autonomous building model to be adapted for a variety of uses with minimal modification. The project culminated in the construction of a prototypical timber and hemp building on Margent Farm, Cambridge, winning the Cass award for Innovation.
Previously, Alex completed his BA at the University of Sheffield and gained experience at a practice in Cambridge specialising in education before developing skills in carpentry as a furniture maker. He later began working as an art fabricator, building exhibitions and art works for artists including Yayoi Kusama and Do-ho Suh.
At Feilden Fowles, Alex is currently working on Arts and Culture projects within London.
Theo Shack - Architectural Designer
Theo studied architecture at the University of Edinburgh where he graduated with First Class Honours in 2018, founding and editing the award-winning Crumble Architectural Magazine. He was recipient of the inaugural Scotland + Venice Fellowship in summer 2018, joining a multi-disciplinary team to work on the Scottish pavilion at the Venice Biennale, The Happenstance.
Theo joined Feilden Fowles in 2019, having gained experience working in civic, workplace and social housing projects at Haptic Architects. Prior to this, Theo worked with the Chippendale International School of Furniture in Edinburgh as lead designer on the conversion of a listed farm steading into student accommodation.
Theo is currently completing his Part II studies at the London School of Architecture whilst working on a wide range of projects at Feilden Fowles.