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.
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.
Fergus Feilden - Director
Fergus founded Feilden Fowles with Edmund Fowles in 2010. He has worked with high profile clients across a range of sectors, including The National Trust, TfL and Oxford and Cambridge Universities.
Fergus is currently leading on a new gallery and visitor centre at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, the first new building at Carlisle Cathedral for over 300 years and a new Further Education College within Crystal Palace Park. Fergus is a visiting critic and lecturer at Bath University and a panel member of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Quality Review Panel. He particularly enjoys working on sensitive sites and unlocking socially complex sites and briefs.
Outside of architecture, Fergus has a passion for the natural world and enjoys making, cycling and forestry. He has a young family and lives in Bath.
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.
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. Ingrid is currently working on the Green Templeton College masterplan and on the new teaching and learning centre for Pinewood School. She is also running the Fratry Project in Carlisle which is currently on site. 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.
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. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 currently the project architect overseeing the technical design and delivery of Lansdowne Rise housing. Previously he has worked on the Green Templeton College masterplan and student housing, and was part of the team that completed the Ideo office fit-out in Clerkenwell. This explored ideas of flexibility within the workplace, designed with a coherent material palette and bespoke joinery details. 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.
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. 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.
Nick Crane - Architectural Designer
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.
Fran Muir – Architectural Designer
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.
Rory Allen - Architectural Designer
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.
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.
Martha Rawlinson – Architectural Designer
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.
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.
Syed Ahmed – Architectural Designer
Syed joined Feilden Fowles after completing his bachelor degree with a first class honours from the Sir John Cass School of Art in 2018. Whilst there he was tutored by Edmund Fowles and Ingrid Petit, exploring the enduring forms of age old academic institutions and monasteries. Syed’s interests in architecture have regularly seen him in conversation with the historical fabric of spaces; his thesis reinterpreted the typology of the terrace home as a holistic vessel for both residential and academic practice.
At Feilden Fowles, Syed has assisted in the design development on a range of projects, particularly through the production of large scale physical models and visualisations.