As a small 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.
Edmund Fowles - Director
Edmund founded Feilden Fowles Architects with Fergus 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, which was awarded AJ ‘Building of the Year’.
Edmund is currently leading on a wide range of the practices work, from a new food production campus for Charlie Bigham’s, educational and office facilities for The Ernest Cook Trust and a pair of new town houses in Notting Hill. He has taught and lectured widely, including at the RIBA, Cambridge University and currently leading a design studio at London Metropolitan University.
Fergus Feilden - Director
Fergus founded Feilden Fowles with Edmund after graduating from the University of Cambridge with First Class Honours. Previously, Fergus worked for Haworth Tompkins on the Stirling-nominated Young Vic Theatre and for CABE, specialising in school design. Fergus enjoys working with clients to solve complex briefs, including leading on projects such as the Lee Centre, Carlisle Cathedral and YSP.
Fergus has taught and lectured widely and sits on the South Downs National Park Design Review Panel. Outside of architecture, Fergus has a passion for the natural world and is a committed environmentalist who enjoys carpentry, building, cycling and forestry. He has a young family and lives in Bath.
Lucy Brooks-Dowsett - Studio Manager
Lucy is our Studio Manager, fulfilling a range of roles covering the practice finances, human resources, PR and making sure everything in the studio runs smoothly. She is highly qualified with a BA honours degree in Arts, Design & Environment from Central Saint Martins.
Lucy has extensive experience, having worked for a range of architecture and design practices in London. In her spare time she enjoys experiencing the great outdoors, hiking up mountains and is a keen experimental baker.
Eleanor Hedley - Architect
Since joining Feilden Fowles, Eleanor has enjoyed working on 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.
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.
Ingrid Petit - Architect
Ingrid joined Feilden Fowles after graduating with Distinction from the Architecture School of Versailles. Her thesis project researched ways of adapting territories against the risk of flooding due to rising sea levels, taking the French island of Noirmoutier as a case study. During her Masters, Ingrid joined the Mackintosh School of Architecture within the Erasmus programme, and the Kyoto Institute of Technology for a workshop to study housing typologies and modes of living in Japan.
Ingrid is working on the Fratry in Carlisle and a new office with education facilities for the Ernest Cook Trust. Together with Edmund, she runs a design unit at London Metropolitan University, aiming to further visions for a new model of education building.
Ross Perkin - Architect
Ross joined Feilden Fowles having gained a wide range of experience across practices in Edinburgh, Cork, London and Paris working with architects such as David Chipperfield and David Mikhail. He studied architecture at the University of Edinburgh where he graduated with Distinction and was winner of the AJ/3D-Reid award; selected as part of the BD Class of 2008; runner-up in the RIBA Silver Medal and winner of the RSA Architect award. He has also received a certificate of Fine Art from the Stefain Naoife Art School in Cork.
As a SPAB Scholar in 2013, Ross spent the year travelling around the UK learning about the repair and re-use of historic buildings. He is accredited on the RIBA Conservation Register.
Elli Farrant - Architect
Elli joined Feilden Fowles following her previous experience at Mae, working on public and private sector residential projects, where she enjoyed exploring different typologies to meet unique urban situations. She studied architecture at the University of Nottingham and Kingston University where she was nominated for the RIBA Silver President’s Medal and won BD Magazine’s Class of 2013.
Subsequently, she received a scholarship to IE University, Madrid, and completed a Masters in Architectural Management and Design. Prior to joining Feilden Fowles, Elli co-lead Studio 1.2 at Kingston University.
Freya Cobbin - Architect
After graduating from Cambridge, Freya spent three years working for renown international practices in Kuala Lumpur and New York. During her Masters at UCL, Freya undertook her thesis research in Colombia, exploring representation of identity and heritage within the built environment, for which she achieved a Distinction. Freya’s interest in travel and 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.
Freya joined Feilden Fowles after working on London development frameworks at 5th Studio; and Higher Education projects at FCBS. In her free time Freya enjoys a range of activities including student mentoring, cycling, climbing and dancing.
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.
Akshara Pulpa - Architectural Designer
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. She continues to be involved with the University as a visiting critic.
Akshara has previously worked on higher education and creative re-use projects at Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios where she enjoyed the challenge of designing for sensitive sites. Her interest in education and social development stems from her experience of studying and volunteering in India. Akshara pursues these themes at Feilden Fowles by working on projects for Ralph Allen School in Bath.
Nick Crane - Architectural Designer
Nick joined Feilden Fowles after completing his postgraduate studies at The Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design with his thesis project focusing on alternative housing models in urban hinterlands. 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.
Prior to joining Feilden Fowles, Nick worked at Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios fostering an interest in environmental responsibility in design. In 2013 Nick qualified as a Passive House Designer.
Rory Allen - Architectural Designer
Rory studied his undergraduate degree at the Liverpool School of Architecture, and is currently working part time at Feilden Fowles whilst he completes his Diploma at The Cass. Rory has previous experience working at Patrick Lynch Architects. At Feilden Fowles he has been working on the new food campus for Charlie Bigham’s. He has helped pushed the project through his excellent model-making skills and developed the design for the entrance tower.
Oliver Choyce - Architectural Designer
Oliver joined Feilden Fowles last summer and currently works part time while he completes his Masters diploma at The Cass. His Masters thesis is exploring the possibilities of adaptability and communality within the current London housing climate.
Oliver completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Bath, graduating with Distinction, and went on to study for a year at the Aalto School of Art and Design in Helsinki. He has previously worked for Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, participating in a range of competitive bids. At Feilden Fowles, Oliver most recently contributed to the detailed delivery of their new studio building in Waterloo.