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 currently leading on a number of prestigious education projects, including the 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 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
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 leading 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’s Summer Show.
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.
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.
Ben Higham, Senior 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 Capel Manor College’s new south London campus and leads the practice’s ongoing work at Ralph Allen School. Ben also supports Feilden Fowles in their BIM, IT and QA systems.
Freya Cobbin, Architect
In her early career Freya worked for international practices in Kuala Lumpur and New York; and later for several London-based studios. 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 has led on many of the practice’s strategic studies and workplace projects, and supports various PR, QA and professional practice initiatives. She is interested in architecture’s position within wider construction industry and has recently completed an MSc in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution at King’s College London, where she received The David Caron prize for Advanced Construction Law. She also teaches a BSc design unit at the Bartlett School of Architecture.
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.
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 was recently Project Architect for large office refurbishment 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. 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 currently 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.
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.
Martha Rawlinson, Architect
Martha re-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.
After graduating with distinction in 2016, she founded HI-VIS!, a feminist design collective for women and non-binary designers, that offered pro-bono design services for feminist causes, completing work on a new home for the Feminist Library in London in 2020. In her spare time she continues to advocate for and organise around the rights and needs of the LGBTQI+ community in relation to building design.
At Feilden Fowles she is a key part of the team designing new facilities for Capel Manor College, an agricultural college in Crystal Palace and Mottingham, in south London.
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, and new facilities at Green Templeton College in Oxford.
Rory completed his BA at Liverpool School of Architecture, and his diploma at London Metropolitan University. 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. Rory has also taught a design studio at Liverpool University.
Ruth Pearn, Architectural Designer
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.
Clara Rasines Mazo, Architectural Designer
Clara joined Feilden Fowles after graduating with Distinction in her Masters at London Metropolitan University. 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 cultural and education projects. At Feilden Fowles, Clara is leading a project for Bold Tendancies in Peckham, and also part of the Natural History Museum’s Urban Nature Project team.
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.
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, and her drawings were exhibited in the Royal Academy’s 2020 Summer Exhibition.
Prior to joining Feilden Fowles, Maelys worked at AWP office for territorial reconfiguration on a range of projects from an urban 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.
Joshua Burge, Architectural Designer
Josh joined Feilden Fowles after completing his undergraduate studies at the University of Sheffield in 2020. His final project interrogated the historical and cultural context of Newark-on-Trent, proposing a national civic hub for the Canal and River Trust, a charitable organisation working within and around the UK’s waterways. The project fostered a transparency between the “clean and dirty” functions of the Trust, looking to present a social programme which brought the focus back to the waterways. The project was selected and put forward for both the RIBA Bronze Medal and the AJ Student Prize. It achieved a High Commendation in the AJ Student Prize, whilst being judged against some of the best undergraduate projects within the UK.
He is currently working on the design and delivery of a new welcome and teaching block in Mottingham for Capel Manor College.