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Sonja Karapiperidis
Associate

BA(Hons) | DipArch | RIBA

Sonja has built up extensive experience across a range of sectors, scales and tenures. Sonja has always held a strong interest in the craftsmanship of design. Her known eye for detail and her knowledge and understanding of specification and materials have become a key asset to the practice. Sonja led the planning submission for ‘Aurelia’, the second phase of the £180 million Rathbone Market regeneration project in Canning Town; the construction services for Randall Court, a high-end apartment building in Elephant and Castle; and The Stones, a bespoke property in Greatstone, Kent. Sonja was also involved in a varied portfolio of non-residential projects including the Canada Water Library in Rotherhithe, St Peter’s Port, a hotel, retail and office complex in Ipswich, and student accommodation at The Studios on Holloway Road in east London.

Sonja shares responsibility for driving the continual improvement of our quality management procedures, working with suppliers and manufacturers and production information and ensuring ethical supply chains. She studied architecture at Leeds Metropolitan University and Brighton University.

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Flavia De Marco
Graphic Designer

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Kevin Wang
Architectural Assistant

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Patrick Massey
Senior Architect

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Viviana Magnarin
Associate

BArch | DipArch | RIBA

Viviana is interested in modern methods of construction and the design and delivery of high-density residential schemes using volumetric modular construction. She was a key member of the delivery team for Queensland Terrace, 375 homes built as part of the Arsenal masterplan to deliver regeneration to the area. She has operated within a BIM environment on The Curve library and cultural centre in Slough and on the Wembley Park Gate residential scheme, as well as the detail design of Oaklands, the first major development to be approved by the Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation at Old Oak Common. Viviana also takes an active role in the practice’s BIM feedback procedures for review and improvement.

Viviana leads the practice’s participation in the annual FLUID and RIBA Student Mentoring programmes, which aim to provide opportunities for architectural students to meet with practitioners committed to the future of the profession, and to discuss the role and work of architects today. She studied architecture at the University of Venice and University of Trieste.

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Fides Desacada
Architectural Assistant

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Alexandra Horsman
Architectural Assistant

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Yanru He
Architectural Assistant

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Cara Edwards
Senior Architectural Technician

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Stephen Solt
IT Systems Manager

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Stephanie Cobb
Communications and Graphics Manager

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Daniel Ovadia
Associate

BArch

Daniel has built up a quality portfolio of mixed-use and residential project expertise, and a reputation for proficiency and team leadership. He is regularly involved in projects from initial concept through to fruition on site. Notable projects include two in Hampstead - Rose Joan Mews consisting of 10 private houses along a secluded mews and the award-winning Alfred Court on Fortune Green Road, formed of 72 homes, including 5 penthouses each with individual roof terraces and exercise pools. For the latter, his parametric modelling skills and team work ethic were instrumental in enhancing the development.

Daniel has a flair for optimising sensitive, urban sites. He brings a knowledge of delivering high quality, high density housing alongside standardisation methods that support speed of construction and financial viability.

He has a keen interest in exploring and contributing to best practice design guidance for new housing purpose-built for the private rented sector. He created our internal London Housing Standard asset library, which informs our work, and produced a PRS Design Guide for a leading housing association. Daniel studied architecture at the University of Sarajevo.

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Astrid Rehwald
Associate

DipArch | RIBA

Astrid has specialist expertise in refurbishment and re-use projects, including the residential conversion of the Grade II listed Sir Giles Gilbert Scott Whitelands Collage in Putney. As lead Project Architect, Astrid has overseen the ten-year delivery of Islington Square, a major mixed-use conversion and new build scheme in Islington, working closely with the client and project team to successfully bring the design from concept through to fruition on-site.

Astrid champions our expertise in heritage, refurbishment and conversion projects, and the potential to adapt them for modern use. Astrid studied architecture at the University of Hanover.

Key Projects

Islington Square

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Ahmadzia Hasas
Architectural Assistant

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John Eyers
Senior Architectural Technician

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Rex Wilkinson
Consultant

RIBA

Rex established CZWG with his founding partners in 1975. Rex has held a particular interest in construction technology and legislation and its impact upon architecture, which helped pioneer the practice’s contribution to a new post-modern era of urban housing. Rex’s role has been to spearhead design for the practice and his notable projects include two of the six CZWG buildings granted protection by Historic England as part of the recent tranche of Post-Modern listings. The first is Cascades, the striking and distinctive reinvention of high-rise living combining a dramatic silhouette with playful industrial and riverside allusions. Rex came to the project with fresh ideas based on his study of waterside developments in Hong Kong, Sydney and San Francisco. The second, Aztec West, a pioneering business park based on two intersecting squares with internal courtyards at the centre. Rex has taught architecture at the AA and the University of Westminster where he subsequently became a visiting examiner. Rex studied architecture at the Architectural Association in London. He became a design consultant to the practice in 2019.

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Maribel Mantecon
Associate

BA(Hons) | DipArch | RIBA

Maribel’s experience spans many sectors giving her an overview that is a key asset to the practice, especially at formative project stages. She has a strong understanding of the development potential and planning possibilities for new sites, combined with valuable commercial awareness and solid construction experience. Maribel has worked as Project Architect on numerous projects, including: Hale Wharf, a 400 unit residential development in Tottenham; an office and retail development in Manchester; design proposals for the Bournemouth Pavilion and Gardens; St Edmund’s Terrace, a fast track high-end residential scheme in Primrose Hill; interior fit-out designs for the penthouses of the Alfred Court residential scheme in West Hampstead and Poplar Baths’ residential scheme in Tower Hamlets. She worked on the Curve Library in Slough and is currently seeing the completion of 310 residential units for Redrow in Harrow as well as working on a modular construction student residential scheme and university in Wembley.

Maribel plays a leading role in the practice’s approach to business development and staff recruitment. She studied architecture at Newcastle University and the London Met University.

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Karly Wilson-Ros
Architectural Assistant

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Tej Sagoo
Architect

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Anna Ifanti
Associate

DipArch | MArch | TEE | RIBA

Anna has collaborated extensively with local authorities to deliver buildings that reconcile quality design and community engagement with the political, budget and programme challenges that are often faced. Anna’s involvement in the successful delivery of the Canada Water Library was multifaceted as Construction Project Manager, Lead Consultant and Contract Administrator, taking the scheme post planning through to practical completion. Anna also led our design team as Lead Consultant and Project Architect for The Curve cultural and learning centre for Slough Borough Council.

Since delivering The Curve, Anna has worked as Lead Consultant on various London based residential projects and is currently leading a mixed use / residential development in Tower Hamlets which comprises 150 units of mixed tenure.

Anna is particularly interested in communicating the design quality and social value that we bring to our buildings and spaces. She is the practice coordinator of our continuous professional development programme (CPD), whilst maintaining an active role in business development matters. Anna also frequently represents CZWG at key industry events and is our New London Architecture ‘Inspiring Women’ practice representative. Anna studied architecture at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the Mackintosh School of Architecture.

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Bojana Rankova
Architectural Assistant

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Eion Curtis
Partner

BA(Hons) | DipArch | RIBA

Eion brings a comprehensive knowledge of quality assurance and project delivery systems from his experience working on large scale schemes across a wide range of sectors. He has spearheaded several practice-wide initiatives to set standards and internal working processes. Eion has led the feasibility, planning and detailed design packages for the Free Wharf, a residential-led mixed-use waterfront scheme in Shoreham-by-Sea. The use of BIM technology early during the design process was key to communicating the vision for this project with planning officers, local councillors and the wider public.

Eion leads the strategic implementation of BIM and Revit, advanced visualization and Virtual Reality technologies across the practice - a role that involves managing staff training as well as routinely assessing new technologies. Eion studied architecture at South Bank University and Greenwich University.

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Raffaele Damiano
Senior Architect

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James Corcoran
Partner

BA(Hons) | AADip

James’ project experience spans new build, innovative high-density housing, workplaces and leisure use buildings with a more recent emphasis on mixed-use schemes and development frameworks. He led the design proposals for Lewes Riverside Phoenix Quarter in East Sussex, the Bournemouth Pavilion and Gardens cultural and leisure facilities, the Brighton Marina mixed-use development of 273 apartments, 3,700m² of retail space and a clifftop leisure unit, and a development framework for a 17-hectare riverside site in Stratford, East London. He also led the delivery of Poplar Baths and Dame Colet, totalling 140 affordable homes delivered for the London Borough of Tower Hamlets and Guildmore in Poplar, and has overseen several feasibility and planning proposals for small-scale residential schemes in North London.

James is particularly interested in the regulatory and policy frameworks for planning and placemaking, and the relationships between the forms of development - be it layout, scale, massing or materials - and the characteristics that create successful places.

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Victoria Bocchiotti
Architectural Assistant

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Luigi Beltrandi
Partner

AADip | RIBA

Luigi has a passion for urban regeneration. He has built up considerable expertise in masterplanning and residential developments of all scales, including the regeneration of a large derelict canal-side area in Birmingham, design proposals for the 52,000m² Barnsley Market in Yorkshire and CZWG’s revision of the strategic masterplan for a 7-hectare site of the acclaimed Kidbrooke Village Regeneration scheme in Greenwich. Luigi is particularly interested in modern methods of construction and exploring how factory methods are transforming the way homes are being delivered to meet the changing demands in this sector.

Luigi has partner level responsibilities in business development. He also takes an active role in our core continuous professional development programme and approach to staff recruitment. Luigi studied architecture at the Architectural Association in London.

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Rebecca Abell
Architect

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Simon Newton
BIM Manager

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Sanjiv Gohil
Partner

BA(Hons) | DipArch | RIBA

Sanjiv is passionate about ‘getting under the skin’ of our clients - to truly understand what added value means for their aspirations and business models, and in doing so creating the kind of trusted relationships that last beyond the life of any single building and, in some cases, decades. His principal schemes include Cascades (Grade II listed in 2018); Millennium Harbour on the Isle of Dogs; and the Cornell and Dryden buildings of the landmark ‘Aldgate Triangle’ in Whitechapel. Sanjiv led a series of refurbishments and new buildings in Clerkenwell and Soho, Fulham Island and Southwark and has overseen the multi-phased, ten-year delivery of the 4-hectare Brewery Square regeneration masterplan in Dorchester. Sanjiv was a member of the Brent Independent Design Review Panel advising on applications relating to the regeneration of the area around Wembley Stadium, and is actively interested in the practice’s contribution to the urban renewal of this fast-growing area of London. Sanjiv studied architecture at Kingston University.

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Alexander Roev
Architectural Assistant

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Jennie Hunter
Senior Architect

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Stephen Rigg
Partner

BA(Hons) | AADip | RIBA

Stephen aspires to bring a profound sense of place to our buildings and has built up particular expertise in the community and public use and residential sectors. Stephen’s acclaimed community-led projects include the Canada Water Library for Southwark Council; The Curve, a key amenity in the on-going regeneration of Slough’s town centre; and ‘Vermilion’, the first phase of the flagship Rathbone Market development within Newham Council’s regeneration programme to improve the quality and connectivity of the local built environment and public realm.

Stephen has a strong interest in our approach to seeking feedback from clients in order to stimulate continuous improvement. He leads our processes to track project outcomes as part of post-occupancy evaluations – from building performance to client feedback and testimonials from occupants. Stephen studied architecture at the University of Manchester and the Architectural Association in London.

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Adam West
Partner

BSc(Hons) | DipArch | RIBA

Adam is committed to providing high calibre architecture, achieving the ambitions of the client within the complexities of a given site. He designed and led the delivery of ‘Aurelia’ Rathbone Market; Studio 144, the £17 million mixed use Arts Complex in Southampton’s cultural quarter; and secured planning consent for a residential-led town centre development in Ashford, Surrey. Adam was responsible for early iterations of the Arsenal Football Club developments VizioN7, Queensland Terrace, QN7 and Drayton Park; together totalling over 1,600 residential units and 34,000m² of mixed-use commercial accommodation, and went on to deliver VizioN7. He is currently overseeing the design and delivery of Oaklands, the first major development to be approved by the Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation at Old Oak Common.

Adam is particularly interested in the design response to setting and how the intensification of suburban London and its satellite towns demands a different approach to streetscape and density, and the importance of landscape. Adam studied architecture at Bath University and the University of Westminster.

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Alexander Weedon
Architectural Assistant

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Piers Gough
Founding Partner

CBE | RIBA | FRIAS | AADip | RA | D. University of Middlesex | Hon. Fellow Queen Mary University London

Piers established CZWG with his founding partners in 1975 and is widely recognised as an acclaimed postmodern architect and writer and leader in the profession.

Piers’ principle buildings include China Wharf and The Circle in Bermondsey, the CDT Building at Bryanston School and Janet Street-Porter House in Clerkenwell (four of the six CZWG buildings given listed heritage status in 2018).

He has led the design of many of our buildings over the years and also exhibitions about Lutyens, Soane, Gilbert and National Art Fund.

Piers was involved with English Heritage for 12 years, as a member of the London Advisory Committee and the Urban Panel, then as a Commissioner. He was also a Review Panel Chair and Commissioner of CABE. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland and a board member on the Planning Committee for the London Legacy Development Corporation. Piers was appointed a CBE for services to architecture in 1998. He was elected a Royal Academician in 2002 and Professor of Architecture of the Royal Academy Schools from 2013. Piers studied architecture at the Architectural Association in London.

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Georgie Herety
Architectural Assistant

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Albane Duvillier
Architect

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Sophie Ryder
Architectural Assistant

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David Donachie
Partner

BA(Hons) | PG DipArch | RIBA

David’s strength lies in his open and reliable approach to communicating with clients. He was Project Architect for the Miller Building, a £7 million 5,100m² office building in Edinburgh, Queen Elizabeth Square, a £12 million housing development in Glasgow, and the striking ‘Bling Bling’ office and retail building in Liverpool City Centre. David led the delivery of Queensland Terrace and QN7, the latest piece of the Arsenal ‘On the Move’ residential masterplan, and was subsequently selected to deliver Wembley Park Gate, 211 new homes adjacent the stadium in Wembley Park.

David takes a leading role in the practice’s approach to our internal knowledge transfer on projects post-completion. David studied architecture at South Bank University and the University of Westminster.

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Monty Campbell
Part-Time Studio Dog

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Louise Claeys
Architect

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Peter Leiper
Partner

BScArch | BArch(Hons) | RIBA

Peter works tirelessly with clients to fully explore design options to deliver high quality, viable schemes. His notable buildings include Embassy Court, an eight-storey residential building with 23 high-end apartments in St John’s Wood; Seacon Wharf, a riverside housing development on the Thames comprising 269 homes and a 21-storey striking red tower; and Queensland Terrace, 375 homes built as part of the Arsenal masterplan to deliver much needed regeneration to the area. Peter also led the planning application for new teaching facilities for the University Campus of Football Business in Wembley which also includes office space and a 678-bedroom residential facility.

Peter has partner level responsibilities for managing the practice’s CHAS accreditation and health and safety procedures and processes. He studied at architecture at Dundee University.

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Peter Lord
Partner

BSc(Hons) | BArch(Hons) | RIBA

Peter brings expert knowledge of business processes garnered from over 25 years’ construction industry and consultancy experience with a specialism in software design and delivery solutions. As managing partner for the practice, Peter is responsible for our client and stakeholder contractual obligations, including defining and communicating the terms in which we are engaged. He oversees the practice finance, resource planning, data management systems and legislative due diligence, and drives the financial and strategic investment in improved business systems that support the growth of our practice.

Peter is particularly passionate about understanding the commercial drivers and language of our clients and the importance of clear communication, progress reporting and timely advice. He is a strong advocate for initiatives in the studio that promote and build client trust in our CZWG brand. Peter studied architecture at the University of Bath.

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Leonardo Saccucci
3D Visualizer

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Áine Grace
Architect

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Paolo Aldighieri
Architect

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Krista Evans
Senior Architect

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Mark Burnaby-Davies
Associate

BSc(Hons) | PG DipArch | RIBA

Mark’s project experience spans a range of residential and commercial schemes, including proposals for East India Dock Road in Blackwall; Drayton Park in Islington; the Miller Building in Edinburgh Park; and VizioN7, part of the Arsenal ‘On the Move’ regeneration masterplan. Mark applies enthusiasm and rigour equally to all project stages - from concept work through to construction - and is adept at coordinating large project teams, especially projects that require close collaborative working. He led the team completing the construction of Studio 144, the mixed-use New Arts Complex in Southampton’s cultural quarter, a role he had since project inception, and is currently leading our construction services for Oaklands, the first major development to be approved by the Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC) at Old Oak Common.

Mark shares responsibility for driving the continual improvement of our quality management procedures for design and technical reviews. He studied architecture at the University of East London.

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Robert Hebblethwaite
Architect

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Rebecca Clarke
Office Manager and PA to Piers Gough

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Mariam Iqbal
Architect

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Eleanor Figueiredo
Architectural Assistant

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John Lyons
Architectural Assistant

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Joseph Cassar
Senior Architect

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Fiona Layugan-Caliboso
Architect

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Nicholas Campbell
Consultant

RIBA

Nick founded Campbell Associates in 1972. He established CZWG in collaboration with his founding partners in 1975 and became a consultant to the practice in 2019. In his consultancy role, Nick advises the Partners on all aspects of risk and commercial management and legislative due diligence. He brings a keen commercial awareness and an in-depth knowledge of Town and Country Planning, Construction law and property development gleaned from over forty years in practice. Nick enjoys the opportunity to share the benefit of his experience, taking an active role in our continuing professional development programme in the core areas of business and legal expertise. Nick studied architecture at the Architectural Association in London.

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