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.
Fergus Feilden, Director
Fergus is passionate about leading project teams to create aspirational shared visions, and to deliver complex and challenging projects particularly on sensitive sites. He is currently working with high profile clients across the country including the National Trust, TfL, the Science Museum Group, Carlisle Cathedral and Yorkshire Sculpture Park. His projects span education, culture, strategic and heritage sectors, with current commissions including a masterplan for Yorkshire Sculpture Park, and Central Hall at the National Railway Museum in York.
He has lectured widely at universities and other cultural institutions across the UK, is a panel member of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Quality Review Panel, RIBA Awards judge and visiting professor at Sheffield University. Fergus enjoys spending time in the natural world; exploring, making, running and cycling.
Edmund Fowles, Director
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 leading on a number of prestigious education projects, including the recently completed new dining hall for Homerton College, University of Cambridge, and new graduate accommodation and student facilities for Green Templeton College, University of Oxford. He is also leading Feilden Fowles’ proposals for the Urban Nature Project, transforming the five acre gardens surrounding the Natural History Museum.
Edmund is an external examiner at the Architectural Association and has taught and lectured widely, including at the RIBA, University of Cambridge and London Metropolitan University where he taught a design studio for several years with Ingrid Petit, exploring new forms of education design. Edmund is a keen cyclist, and is championing the practice’s low tech agenda.
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.
At Feilden Fowles, Ingrid has worked on a range of projects across residential, cultural and heritage sectors. She was Project Architect on the recently completed schemes at Pinewood School and the grade 1 listed extension to Carlisle Cathedral, the Fratry. Ingrid is now overseeing Feilden Fowles’ involvement at Green Templeton College, Oxford and Central Hall for the National Railway Museum, York. Ingrid plays a key role in the management of the practice, heading up business development initiatives and resourcing for the studio.
In parallel, Ingrid has experience in education having co-led a design unit with Edmund 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.
Ingrid was selected as one of the RIBA J’s 2020 Rising Stars in recognition of her talents and achievements. Ingrid is also a finalist in the MJ Long Prize, as part of the W Awards 2021.
Eleanor Hedley, Associate
Eleanor is a skilled architect and project lead with a wealth of experience working for institutional clients, delivering buildings that compliment their organisational aspirations and ethics. Her recent projects include delivering the practice’s award-winning dining hall for Homerton College, Cambridge, which she oversaw from winning through competition to completion. She has also been instrumental in developing the Urban Nature Project for the Natural History Museum. As well as these larger buildings, she has also delivered smaller community projects for the practice including the design and construction of Waterloo City Farm.
Prior to working at Feilden Fowles Eleanor worked at DK-CM where she helped deliver two large public projects for Local Authority clients. She was also a founding member of the Turner Prize winning architecture collective Assemble, and was involved in helping design and build their celebrated award-winning projects The Cineroleum and Folly for a Flyover. Eleanor studied architecture at Cambridge and UCL with drawings from her MArch thesis selected for exhibition in the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition. She has been a guest critic and lecturer at a number of schools including the Architectural Association and Royal College of Art, and is an enthusiastic about supporting greater access to the profession.
Matthew Glen, Associate
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 the Stirling Prize Winning 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.
Charlotte Tunney, Practice Manager
Charlotte has recently joined Feilden Fowles and, working closely with the Management Team, is responsible for a number of roles across the practice including Human Resources and Finance. Prior to this, Charlotte was the Finance & HR Director for a unique London hospitality offering and has over 10 years experience of working with creative businesses.
Charlotte has a first class honours degree in Fine Art from Nottingham Trent University and is inherently passionate about all forms of art and design. She is also an alumni mentor for fledgling graduates of Nottingham Trent University, providing one on one support as they enter the creative industries. When she’s not in the studio, Charlotte is often found swimming at her local lido, foraging for courgettes in her vegetable patch or hunting out the nearest craft beer pub.
Andrew Macintosh, Senior Architect
Andrew joined Feilden Fowles in 2019. He leads several projects for the office, including a commercial scheme within the Royal Street development in London and a student residential scheme at the University of Cambridge.
Andrew has a wide range of experience having joined from Henley Halebrown Architects. Delivering Stirling Prize nominated projects Hackney New Primary School and Chadwick Hall. Andrew completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Liverpool and postgraduate studies at University of Sheffield. Andrew has strong ties with both universities and occasionally guest tutors. Outside of the office you’ll find Andrew labouring up countryside hills on his bike or walking his dog in South London.
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. Fran recently delivered a new classroom block at Ralph Allen School in Bath, and is working on Central Hall for the National Railway Museum.
Dominic Murray-Vaughan, Architect
Dominic is a key part of the team working with the National Railway Museum on their centrepiece building, Central Hall, having helped lead the winning proposal at competition stage in 2019. He is also a RIBA conservation registrant, taking a keen interest in historic buildings and the possibilities of entwining past and present in the form of carefully crafted, bold interventions.
Prior to joining Feilden Fowles in 2017 he gained professional experience across Europe, including at OMA Rotterdam and an interior architecture studio in Milan. Following his undergraduate studies at Cambridge, he spent a year with vPPR Architects working across all stages of a RIBA award-winning mixed-use warehouse conversion in Shoreditch. He went on to graduate with distinction from Jonathan Sergison’s studio at the Accademia di architettura in Mendrisio, Switzerland, with his Diploma selected for exhibition in the Museum der Moderne, Salzburg. He was also a winner in the RIBAJ Eye Line 2021 international drawing competition.
Martha Rawlinson, Architect
Martha joined Feilden Fowles in 2018 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.
At Feilden Fowles she is currently co-project architect on Black Robin Farm in Eastbourne. She has also worked on our projects at Capel Manor College and Charlie Bighams campus in Somerset.
Outside of her work at Feilden Fowles, she has designed a number of community pro-bono and personal projects, including a new home for The Feminist Library in London, The London LGBTQ+ Community Centre on London’s Southbank, and the 2022 Exhibition ‘Out & About!’, a display of material from the Bishopsgate Institute’s archives at the Curve Gallery in the Barbican Centre in London. In 2023 she was commended as an RIBA Rising Star.
Martha graduated with First class honours in Architecture from the University of Cambridge and with a distinction in both her postgraduate and diploma studies.
Ruth Pearn, Architect
Ruth joined Feilden Fowles after achieving Distinction in her postgraduate studies at Westminster University. Here, her dissertation 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. The piece of research was awarded the RIBA Dissertation Medal. Alongside this recognition, her final design project was selected for the AJ Student Prize which invited UK schools to submit the work of their best postgraduate student. This project reimagined the typology of the public convenience, responding to contemporary issues surrounding period poverty and the wider debate about access to bathrooms.
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 new student accommodation at Green Templeton College, Oxford, and the regeneration of Capel Manor College’s South London campus.
Maelys Garreau, Architect
Maelys joined Feilden Fowles in 2019 and is a key part of the team working on the Urban Nature Project for the Natural History Museum in London. Maelys completed her postgraduate diploma at the London School of Architecture with Distinction, where she worked at Mikhail Riches alongside her studies. Her final thesis encouraged an ethical vision of sustainability encompassing nature’s multiplicity of realities. Her dissertation was selected for the RIBA Dissertation Medal, and her drawings were exhibited in the Royal Academy’s 2020 Summer Exhibition.
Before joining Feilden Fowles, Maelys worked on a range of projects in Paris at AWP office for territorial reconfiguration and NP2F architects. Alongside work, she lectures at the Bartlett School of Architecture and Edinburgh University.
Jack Swindell, Revit Technician
Jack studied Architectural Technology at Nottingham Trent University graduating with a 1st Class degree, and is an accredited member of the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists. Jack has gained a wide range of experience in
the BIM environment, including model coordination workshops, having worked on various projects at different scales such as infrastructure schemes for Crossrail and Thames Tideway, and large scale build-to-rent developments.
At Feilden Fowles Jack works across all studio projects to provide BIM support and coordination as a Revit Technician, and has been instrumental in assisting the technical development and tender packages for the Central Hall project for the National Railway Museum. Jack is passionate about improving team collaboration and workflow efficiency using BIM whilst helping clients further engage with their projects in the pre-construction phases. Outside of Feilden Fowles Jack enjoys several sporting activities including skiing, rock climbing and cycling.
Alex Scally, Architectural Designer
Alex joined Feilden Fowles after achieving first class honours in his Masters at London Metropolitan University. 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 the Urban Nature Project for the Natural History Museum in London.
Enzo Vellin, Architectural Designer
Enzo joined Feilden Fowles after completing a Master of Arts in Architecture at the Royal College of Art. His thesis project investigated the adaptive re-use of 1980’s corporate architecture, suggesting converting the derelict Financial Times building in Southwark into a cultural monument, learning from the Soviet’s Palaces of Culture and People’s Houses. The premise of the project accepts the necessary transformation of the building and the city, and rather investigates creation as a form of composition with the complexity of reality.
Previously, Enzo graduated with first class honours from the University of Central Lancashire, and gained experience in Paris, working for Nicolas Laisné Architectes and Lina Ghotmeh Architecture. Outside Feilden Fowles, he has worked on the production of furniture pieces and a self-built wooden cabin in Mauritius, investigating vernacular methods of construction and joinery.
Finian Reece-Thomas, Architectural Designer
Finian joined Feilden Fowles in 2022 having previously worked for Adam Khan Architects and Delvendahl Martin Architects.
He completed his undergraduate studies at Manchester School of Architecture and his Masters at Kingston School of Architecture and Landscape, graduating in 2021 with a distinction. His thesis project was nominated for the AJ student prize and was awarded a commendation in the RIBA Silver Medal. The project was informed by post-colonial Nigerian fiction and looked to establish a new school of art in the city of Enugu, drawing from both historic and contemporary west African building typologies to create the conditions for a new form of cultural reproduction in the south-eastern Nigerian city.
At Feilden Fowles, Finian is currently part of the team working on Black Robin Farm, a new cultural project for Eastbourne.
Sam Jarman, Architectural Designer
Sam recently joined Feilden Fowles after completing his undergraduate studies at the University of Sheffield, where he graduated with first class honours and was awarded the West Yorkshire Society of Architects Prize for the highest overall mark of the year. Using a disused ceramics factory, his final project proposes that the newest branch of the Crafts Council in Stoke brings together art and science to increase craft’s popularity by highlighting its importance to other fields such as scientific innovation. By providing a space for modern Renaissance men and women to meet, share, learn and innovate the branch aims to once again connect Stoke with the rest of the UK through craft. The project was recently nominated for the RIBA bronze medal.
At Feilden Fowles, Sam is currently working on Black Robin Farm, a new cultural project for Eastbourne. When he is not in the studio, you will find Sam exploring surrounding hills or further flung mountains on foot and on his mountain bike.
Francesca Beckett, Studio Assistant
Francesca has recently joined Feilden Fowles in a new role as studio assistant. Having studied architecture to Part 1 level, she is now embracing her love of organisation, working closely with Charlotte to keep the studio happy and prepared for day-to-day practice. With experience in helping to run smaller architecture companies, Francesca looks forward to growing with the studio as they expand on to exciting new opportunities.
Outside of work, Francesca enjoys dog walking, swimming and creating spreadsheets for everything and anyone who’ll let her!