Who we are
Ruth Campbell - Director
Ruth has a passion for people and places and truly cares about the individual’s experience of the urban realm. Ruth’s background is embedded in both research and practical experience allowing her to adapt to different scales when imagining spaces. From the micro to the macro level, Ruth has a deep understanding of the impact of scale on a space as a whole and how it affects the users experience. Ruth’s extensive research into psychological wellbeing in the urban realm allows her to see places through a unique lens. She thrives on creating places that engage people and designing places that instigate the potential for play at all ages. Her knowledge and experience enables her to approach each brief from the point of view of the user, focusing not just on the quality of the space itself, but on the quality of the lives lived in and around it.
Andrew Cadey - Director
Andrew combines the perfect balance of imagination and pragmatism. He believes strongly that high-quality design relies upon each detail being carefully considered and refined, regardless of scale, from initial sketch to finished building. This meticulous approach enables Andrew to create work of enduring quality. Symbiotic with his career as an architect Andrew has a parallel passion for architectural illustration that further explores the historic variety and detail of the buildings that surround us. His eye is often drawn towards the sometimes under-appreciated building or the incidental relationships between building styles. In conjunction with this is the fascinating but everyday detail of taste and utility, composition and scale.
Franca Carassai - Urban Designer & Architect
Franca, is an architect and urban designer with a love for cities. As an urban observer and an advocate of place-making, she strongly believes in people building cities for people. She believes that architecture and urban design can be tools for innovation and change, and is passionate about designing and creating more sustainable, safe and welcoming spaces in both the private and public realm. Through her travels and work between different cultures from Argentina to London, to Spain and Italy, she has gathered insights into the complexities of relationships between people and cities, and how they affect human behavior.
George Sunderland - Part II Architectural Assistant
George is an alumnus of the London School of Architecture, and the Canterbury School of Architecture (formerly KIAD). While at Canterbury he was a member of Ark, a 6-person collective that focused on competition architecture. The group produced the winning design for a community garden in Folkestone, which they went on to construct themselves. He is also a founding member of Architects Aware!, a collective of built environment professionals researching and developing ways the industry can meaningfully help people experiencing homelessness in the UK. In practice, George has worked across varying sectors, with particular experience in residential, community and educational projects. When not sat behind a computer or with his face in a sketchbook, George can be found cycling, or talking about cycling.
Lily Bakratsa - Landscape Architect
Lily’s design philosophy lies on bringing people together through the use of planting. Lily is a London-based landscape architect with a background in architecture and a diploma in practical horticulture. Her background in these disciplines gives her the advantage of having a holistic approach to design, regardless of whether she designs a building, a street, a greenspace or a mix of all three. She is the founder of It's All Green To Me, a design consultancy focusing on environmental friendly architecture, gardens and landscapes, as well as workshops aimed at inspiring people in urban environments to get their hands dirty, to explore their green surroundings using all their senses, and to think more deeply about nature and the way it works. Lily is also a part-time Lecturer in Garden & Planting Design, Capel Manor College, London.