Peter Leiper

BScArch | BArch(Hons) | RIBA

Peter has extensive experience of running a wide range of mixed use projects from feasibility, planning to fruition on site. He recently completed the concept design and consultation to submit a planning application for a large mixed use scheme in Tower Hamlets featuring three new curved plan towers, a retained workshop building and a dramatic riverside walk. He has overseen the delivery of First Way, a new 678 room university campus and student accommodation in Wembley which utilises volumetric modular MMC. Peter's other notable buildings include Lyon Square, a 310 unit residential / mixed use scheme for Redrow Homes in Harrow; 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 manages the practice’s health and safety procedures and processes. He enjoys all aspects of his work from the inception and initial design, ensuring that client aspirations are fully explored and delivered, through to detailed design, construction and completion on site. He works tirelessly with clients to fully explore design options to deliver high quality, viable schemes. Peter studied architecture at Dundee University.


Ahmadzia Hasas
Architectural Assistant

BSc Arch

Ahmadzia is experienced in BIM using Autodesk Revit and Autodesk Navisworks Manage to run clash detection and maintain coordinated models within the design team.

He is a key member of CZWG’s team on the design and delivery (RIBA Stages 3-5) of Oaklands, over 240 affordable and 360 PRS homes, and the first major development to be approved by the Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC) at Old Oak Common. The project is being delivered in Revit from start to completion.

Ahmadzia has also worked on the pre-application of Roots Hall, a site located on the grounds of the old Southend United Football stadium. His early involvement in the project provided the opportunity to set up the Revit models from scratch and to work on the initial massing and flat planning stages.

Ahmadzia first came to the practice in 2015 for a 3 month summer placement. He then joined CZWG as an architectural assistant after successfully completing his Part I studies in 2016. Ahmadzia studied Architecture A-Level course at Stanmore College, London, before completing his Part I in Architecture at the University of East London in Docklands.

Key Projects

Roots Hall


Mousey Brown
Finance Manager

As Finance Manager for the practice, Mousey assists the Finance Director to ensure the business targets, deadlines and work in progress are met on time. Mousey also supports the team in all matters affiliated with the payroll and pension and other finance matters. She has a passion for accounting and figures, and her aim and key is to always work as a team.


Luigi Beltrandi


Luigi has a passion for urban regeneration. He has considerable expertise in masterplanning and residential developments of all scales, including the regeneration of a large derelict canal-side area in Smethwick, Birmingham and design proposals for the 52,000m² Barnsley Market in Yorkshire. Luigi led CZWG’s revision of the strategic masterplan for a 7ha site for Berkeley Homes’ acclaimed Kidbrooke Village regeneration scheme in Greenwich, securing hybrid planning permission for 1,260 homes on the site known as the ‘Meridian Gate’ masterplan. Following the successful delivery of 375 homes, Luigi has led revised planning applications for 1,645 homes on the masterplan site and continues to work on behalf of Berkeley Homes to maintain the design and quality standards throughout the ongoing construction programme.

Luigi's principle buildings include Bankside Lofts, a seven storey building in Bankside adjacent the Tate Modern, the award-winning Alfred Court residential building on Fortune Green Road in Hampstead, Rose Joan Mews, comprising 10 courtyard houses in West Hampstead, ‘Randall Court’, a 5-storey development formed of 8 homes in Elephant & Castle, Southwark and The Stones private house in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Greatstone on Sea, short-listed for the Manser Medal, AJ House of the Year Award. 

Luigi is a director in CZWG's core management team with responsibilities overseeing the commercial management of the practice. He studied architecture at the Architectural Association in London.


Patrick Massey

BSc | MArch | PGDip | RIBA

Patrick has a leading role in the practice's response to open design competitions and relevant opportunities to collaborate with a small practices, an aspiration which aligns with CZWG's commitment to work with architects whose ideas and perspectives are drawn from different work and life experiences to our own. In 2020 Patrick worked closely with two of the Architects' Journal 40 under 40 practices, Mcloy + Muchemwa and PUP to respond to open competitions and the teams are looking for further opportunities to work together.

Patrick was a key member of CZWG's design team to successfully secure planning approval for Phase 5 of Berkeley's Homes acclaimed Meridian Gate masterplan, Kidbrooke Village, Greenwich and subsequently worked as a project architect on the delivery of Islington Square, an extensive mixed-use development in central Islington.

Patrick is interested in new ways to deliver architecturally interesting social housing. Patrick's ‘Urban Darning Project’ concept, one of the 10 winners of the NLA’s New London Housing Ideas competition, questioned how changes to planning policy, funding and attitudes to site ownership could give rise to a culture of developing small infill sites into high quality buildings and homes. The idea was presented to the GLA planning and development departments and presented at ECOBuild.

He recently published the first of his 'The Third Man' series in the Architects' Journal Culture pages. He studied architecture at Bath University before gaining his qualifications with Distinction at the University of Westminster, notably winning the Shoaib Rawat Prize for best portfolio.


Eion Curtis

BA(Hons) | DipArch | RIBA

Eion is a director in CZWG's core management team, focussing on BIM, technology and quality assurance. 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 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. He also has an instrumental role in maintaining and improving our quality systems, managing project set-up and delivery, and ensuring consistency of technical content across the practice.

Eion has a broad range of experience, both in project size and type, and in the range and depth of project responsibility. Most recently, Eion led currently overseeing the feasibility, planning and detailed design packages for 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 studied architecture at South Bank University and Greenwich University.


Eleanor Cranke
Architectural Assistant

Eleanor has worked as a Part I and Part II Architectural Assistant across a variety of work stages and projects in the studio. She assisted the early design development of Canfield Place, a row of mews houses in Camden, and a mixed residential/industrial development in east London, and has built up valuable on-site experience delivering RIBA stages 4 and 5 of the residential scheme Lyon Square. Working on the major mixed-use development Islington Square, she liaised closely with the client and tenants to develop many of the commercial units, including the Grade II Listed former Post Office on Upper Street. Eleanor has since worked on the construction phase of Welbourne, 131 homes in Tottenham Hale and is currently a member of the delivery team on Colindale Gardens.

Eleanor was drawn to architecture’s innate ability to engage people from all backgrounds and is intrigued by the space between art and architecture. In 2017, Eleanor won an art grant and led a successful crowd funding campaign and 20-person project team to design and build an interactive lighting project 'Celestial Field' at the Burning Man Festival, Nevada USA.

Eleanor is involved in many of CZWG's social initiatives, and runs our annual bake-off to raise money for charities including the National Brain Appeal, Mind and Architects Benevolent Society. Eleanor studied archtiecture at Northumbria University and completed her masters at the University of Westminster and is currently working towards her Part III qualification at the RIBA.


Kevin Wang
Architectural Assistant

BAS | BArch | MArch

Kevin has contributed to several community-focused masterplan projects at CZWG including the multi-site Southend United Football Club relocation, and Brewery Square, an extensive mixed-use regeneration of the former Eldridge Pope Brewery by Dorchester South Railway Station. He led the coordination of the hybrid-planning delivery for the 4.5ha Crossharbour District Centre at the Isle of Dogs, London, that has dedicated over a third of its site to public and community use. Working closely with the GLA and local planning officers, placemaking and community groups, the District Centre proposal accommodates a new school, nursery, council services, cultural and community space, flexible pedestrian focused public square, with improved sustainable transport links and a variety of green space, in addition to a mix of commercial space, and circa 2,000 new homes.

Prior to joining CZWG, Kevin acquired a range of architectural experiences in New Zealand, Taiwan, and the United States. Kevin’s projects in New York benefited from close working relationships with the intended occupants, from collaborative development of single-family homes, to immersion of student and staff routines in school projects. These considerations exemplified the significance of continued engagements and communication to the success of the architecture. Kevin is committed to deliver projects that contribute to community benefits and healthy personal environments.

Kevin is passionate about uncovering unexpected crossovers and communication between architecture and the wider public. He co-founded the Oxford School of Architecture zine and won an inaugural Blank Space architectural Fairy Tales competition. Kevin oversees CZWG’s London Festival of Architecture (LFA) initiatives and student work experience programme. He completed his architectural education at the University of Auckland (New Zealand), and obtained a MArch with Distinction at Oxford Brookes University.


Pippa McLeod-Brown

BA(Hons) | MArch | PGDip

Pippa has worked across a variety of large-scale construction projects and small-scale planning projects with the practice, as well as contributing to CZWG's Team Carbon group which works to develop more sustainable methodologies and practices.

Pippa has valuable on-site experience working on the delivery of Islington Square, the mixed-use development of a former London postal sorting office and has recently coordinated the planning submission for a ~100 bedroom student accommodation scheme in Stepney. 

Throughout her studies Pippa worked in microbiological laboratories and translated her findings to design applications in the built environment. She now shares her time between CZWG and the HBBE (Hub for Biotechnology in the Built Environment) at Newcastle University where she works at the intersection between research and practice by aligning the development of sustainable biotechnologies within construction contexts for practical implementation.

Pippa completed her undergraduate studies with first class honours and a Masters with distinction at Newcastle University where she developed methodologies for co-designing with microbiological matter. She has recently completed her Part III at Newcastle University with distinction.


Piers Gough

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’ principal 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.


Alexandra Horsman

BArch(Hons) | MArch

Alexandra has worked on a variety of residential and public use projects in the studio, including Islington Square, the major mixed-use conversion and new build scheme on the site of the former London Postal Sorting Office in Angel, London and the design and planning submission for Canfield Place, a row of eight mews houses on a restricted site adjacent a railway in Camden. Alexandra was also a key member of the Free Wharf Shoreham-by-Sea project, a large mixed-use scheme located on the site of a disused wharf eat of Shoreham-by-Sea town centre. Alexandra is currently working on the delivery for Colindale Gardens on behalf of Redrow Homes.

Alexandra completed a BTEC National Diploma in 3D Design at North West Kent College before gaining her Bachelor in Architecture with Honours from Oxford Brookes University and a Masters in Architecture from the University of Westminster.


Alexander Roev
Architectural Assistant

BArch(Hons) | MArch

Alexander has over 10 years of practical UK experience, working as both architectural assistant and technician on a variety of projects spanning the residential, commercial and healthcare sectors.

Alexander is currently working on the delivery team for Oaklands, the first major development to be approved by the Old Oak and Park Royal Corporation (OPDC) at Old Oak Common. Alexander’s notable projects include detailed design services for Studio 144, Southampton’s New Arts at the heart of the city’s new cultural quarter development; Lyon Square, the residential led mixed-use scheme in Harrow; and Islington Square, a £370 million mixed-use development that sits behind the retained facade of the former Edwardian North London Royal Mail Sorting Office.

Alexander studied public and economic administration in Bulgaria, civil engineering and construction at Southbank University, and gained his BA (Honours) and MArch Architecture from South Bank University.


Sonja Karapiperidis

BA(Hons) | DipArch | RIBA

Sonja has a strong interest in the craftsmanship of design. Her keen eye for detail and knowledge and understanding of specifications and materials is a key asset to the practice.

Sonja has built up extensive experience across a range of sectors, scales and tenures and is experienced in BIM and the coordination of Revit models across multiple sites. She has worked as Project Architect on different scales of residential and mixed-use projects, including the small, bespoke, individual property The Stones in Greatstone, Kent; the high-end apartment building Randall Court, in Elephant and Castle, London; Aurelia Rathbone Market, the second phase of the £180 million Rathbone Market regeneration project in Canning Town; the award-winning Fortune Green Road mixed-use scheme Alfred Court in West Hampstead; and most recently, the third phase of the Barton Park Masterplan, Oxford, which delivers 207 new homes within a new garden city suburb and NHS Healthy New Town.

Sonja has a varied portfolio of non-residential projects, including one of the practice’s most high profile public regeneration project - the award winning Canada Water Library in Southwark. She has experience in mixed use urban centre schemes such as St Peter's Port, a hotel, retail and office complex in Ipswich; and student accommodation at The Studios on Holloway Road, London.

Sonja is a key member of CZWG's focus group driving our Social Value strategy. She also takes an active role in overseeing quality management procedures within the studio, supervising internal communications, as well as providing guidance and mentoring to students in training. Sonja studied architecture at Leeds Metropolitan University, completing her Diploma at Brighton University.


Mark Burnaby-Davies

BSc(Hons) | PG DipArch | RIBA

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 is currently leading CZWG’s design team responsible for delivering Oaklands, the first major development to be approved by the Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC) at Old Oak Common. He also led design and construction teams through the concept stages and ultimately delivery of the Southampton New Arts Complex, a role he had since the project's inception.

Mark has worked extensively in the residential and commercial sectors. He has developed and submitted many successful planning applications including East India Dock Road in Blackwall, Drayton Park and 295 Holloway Road, a hotel scheme on Holloway Road in Islington. His notable built schemes include VizioN7, part of the Arsenal ‘On the Move’ regeneration masterplan and the Miller Building office development in Edinburgh.

Mark is a key member of CZWG's focus group driving our Social Value strategy. He also shares practice responsibilities for the continual improvement of quality management procedures for design and technical reviews and has helped to develop best-practice design guides aimed at increasing the quality and accuracy of CZWG's work. Mark studied architecture at the University of East London.


Viviana Magnarin

BArch | DipArch | RIBA

Viviana works within and has lead large teams in both public and private sectors. She is a proficient Revit user and is well experienced in dealing with the challenges of being a Lead Consultant on large projects delivered in BIM.

She is particularly interested in modern methods of construction and designing for the delivery of high-density residential schemes using volumetric modular construction. She recently gained extensive experience working with Berkeley Homes' modular department to successfully secure planning approval for Phase 3 & 5 of Berkeley's Homes acclaimed Kidbrooke Village regeneration development.

She is currently working as a project architect on the delivery of 16 buildings (four retained and two listed) on the Jewellery Quarter development in Birmingham for Galliard. She was project architect for Wembley Park Gate, a 15 storey residential development next to Wembley Stadium’s landmark arch in the London Borough of Brent and for Oaklands, the first major development to be approved by the Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC) at Old Oak Common. She was a key member on the delivery team for Queensland Terrace, 375 homes built as part of the Arsenal masterplan to deliver regeneration to the area surrounding the new stadium. Prior to joining the practice, Viviana worked in Italy designing and delivering several public spaces projects and retail-led mixed-use developments.

Viviana has responsibility for ensuring the practice keeps up to date on current Government Advice concerning Fire Safety and recent changes to legislation and industry standards. She also takes an active role 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. Viviana studied architecture at the University of Venice and University of Trieste.


Jennie Hunter
Senior Architect

BArch | MArch | RIBA

Jennie has built up considerable experience on a range of projects through design development and on-site construction phases. She is familiar with the expectations of delivering to programme and the importance of the quality of the design and the information provided.

Jennie was a project architect for the new-build element of Islington Square, a major mixed-use conversion and new build scheme in Angel, London and is currently a project architect working on the delivery of 16 buildings (four retained and two listed) on the Jewellery Quarter development in Birmingham for Galliard. Prior to joining CZWG, Jennie gained construction experience as an architectural assistant working as part of a team delivering 65 key worker homes for an NHS Trust, and on numerous leisure projects across the UK, including cinemas and gyms.

Jennie's experience working on masterplans includes design development for a comprehensive public realm strategy for the city centre of Stoke-on-Trent; and concept and design development including a 3D physical model for the Chapel Street Masterplan regeneration scheme in Salford comprising of offices, commercial, retail and leisure, family housing and apartments linked by high-quality public realm and civic spaces.

Jennie is a key member of CZWG's Team Carbon group with particular interest in the environment and CZWG’s response to the Climate and Biodiversity Emergency. Jennie studied architecture at the University of Liverpool and RIBA northwest and was part of CZWG's 2019 summer cohort to complete the RIBA Future Leadership programme.

Key Projects

Islington Square


Leonardo Saccucci
3D Visualiser

Leonardo has a unique role which enables him to work closely with all internal project teams in the studio to deliver detailed models and atmospheric 3D visualizations as required to support planning applications, consultation and the marketing and communication needs of the practice. Leonardo is also CZWG's in-house photographer and often works on a range of multimedia and graphic material both within the studio and on project sites. Leonardo gained his master's degree in architecture at the University of Rome and brings knowledge and expertise acquired from many years working in the architectural industry in Italy and Japan before joining the practice in 2017.


Rebecca Clarke
Office Manager

Rebecca has a central role in ensuring the smooth day-to-day operations of the practice. Her responsibilities range from general office management and personal assistant functions to the core management team, administrative and ‘front of house’ duties such as fielding enquiries and booking meetings to managing relationships with external suppliers and liaising with all members of the team across a broad spectrum of matters relating to HR, training and CPD. Rebecca also provides additional support for various studio initiatives and events such as our work experience programme, the London Festival of Architecture and MIPIM.

Rebecca is highly organised, proactive and brings to her role a genuine desire and commitment to help the team to continuously improve and thrive. Most recently, Rebecca was pivotal in CZWG’s successful transition to our flexible home working model. Rebecca studied ancient history at university and has long held an interest in society and politics and its influence on art and design.


Anna Ifanti

DipArch | MArch | TEE | RIBA

Anna is a director in the CZWG core management team, focussing on business development, continuous professional development programme and practice development matters. She is particularly interested in communicating the design quality and social value that we bring to our buildings and spaces.

Anna has collaborated extensively with local authorities to deliver buildings that reconcile quality design and community engagement with political, budget and programme challenges. 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. The building was the recipient of numerous awards, including the RIBA Regional Award, Civic Trusts Award and the Selwyn Goldsmith Award for Universal Design.

Anna subsequently led CZWG’s design team as Lead Consultant and Project Architect on The Curve cultural and learning centre for Slough Borough Council and Morgan Sindall Enterprises. The Curve was designed as the new flagship community building in the ‘Heart of Slough’, leading the ongoing transformation and regeneration of the city centre. Anna has worked as Lead Consultant on numerous residential/mixed use schemes, whilst maintaining the focus on new business by creating and building relationships.

Anna is a Part 3 professional examiner for the Bartlett School of Architecture and the London Metropolitan University. Anna studied architecture at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and received her Masters in Architecture with Distinction at the Mackintosh School of Architecture.


Sophie Ryder
Architectural Assistant

BA(Hons) | MArch

Sophie gained valuable pre-planning experience working on the successful LB Tower Hamlets planning application for East Riverside, Poplar, a residential-led mixed use waterside development formed of three curved plan towers adjacent five retained arches of the old Tram Depot and workshop. The proposals include a new south-facing public square on Leven Road and a dramatic riverside walk along Bow Creek. Sophie's responsibilities included extensive modelling of the existing fabric and new proposal scheme and the production of information for stakeholder review and the planning submission.

Sophie has a keen interest in urban planning and development, the design of contemporary architecture within historic cities and reusing building materials as a means to transfer cultural and heritage value. She is currently working on the mass and layouts of the planning proposals for 45 Hornsey Road, a student accommodation scheme in Islington which will restore the historic rail arches and introduce new uses that are compatible with the area's regeneration vision.

Sophie completed her undergraduate studies with Honours and her Masters qualifications from the University of Kent.


Krista Evans

BArch(Hons) | DipArch | MA | RIBA

Krista enjoys being part of a team to deliver projects that provide housing to all people through a range of tenures and affordability - enhancing the local landscape for the wider community as well as the residents. She brings particular insight to the practice from her previous experience as a development project manager for a Registered Housing Provider to deliver affordable housing in the East of England.

She is currently working as a project architect for Oaklands, the first major development to be approved by the Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC) at Old Oak Common. The £175 million mixed use regeneration project will deliver 605 new homes, 40% of which will be affordable and the remaining 60% PRS. Krista is responsible for delivering Blocks A and C with a total of 348 apartments and approx. 2000m2 commercial office space, as well as wider scheme engagement with the client and consultants.

Krista also worked as a key project member of CZWG's large pre-planning design team on work packages for the Crossharbour District Centre, a major mixed-use residential, retail and community project in Tower Hamlets, London. Prior to joining CZWG, she worked for a London-based practice as assistant to the practice partner, gaining experience on high-end renovations and developer-led new building residential projects in central London - including one-off houses and a number of listed building renovations in Norwich for universities and community use.

Krista's main area of interest is in delivering quality affordable housing, designed for the specific needs of those communities who will be living in them. To this end, she brings invaluable knowledge from her previous experience working 'client-side'; a role which involved meeting with and listening to residents both at early design stages and after they had moved in. Krista studied architecture at the University for The Creative Arts in Canterbury, Kent and the London Metropolitan University, graduating with Distinction. She was part of CZWG's 2019 summer cohort to complete the RIBA Future Leadership programme.


Stephanie Cobb
Communications and Graphics Manager

Stephanie oversees all marketing and PR communications for the practice, seeking to engage with clients, media and stakeholders in a consistent way that builds on CZWG’s strengths and reputation for design quality and technical delivery. She works closely with the management team on business development and key account initiatives, to identify themes and topics that really matter to our clients and collaborators and to align our marketing strategy with the objectives of the business.

Stephanie’s role is a highly collaborative one. She liaises with project teams on the creation of content and to provide brand alignment and editorial consistency to the materials prepared for awards, presentations, bids, tenders and competitions and on targeted campaigns for CZWG's website, social media and the press. She provides support for our Team Carbon, Social Value and work experience programmes and CZWG participation in industry events including the London Festival of Architecture, MIPIM, Open House London, RIBA student mentoring programme and the Royal Academy summer exhibition. 

Stephanie brings extensive knowledge of the built environment sector from 18 years’ consultancy experience in Australia and the UK. Graduating with a Bachelor of Science, she pursued a successful environmental-led career in water quality, education, community engagement and impact assessment before transitioning to marketing and communication roles. With a rare combination of technical expertise and creativity, Stephanie understands complex issues quickly and can communicate them effectively. Stephanie acquired a Bachelor of Science with First Class Honours from the University of Western Australia and her Graphic Design qualifications from Shillington College, London.


Cara Edwards
Associate / Senior Architectural Technician

BTEC | HNC Building Studies | A.CIAT

Cara is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technicians and is highly skilled across full versions of AutoCAD and Revit. She has expertise across a range of regeneration, refurbishment and residential projects and public and private sectors.

Cara's recent projects include RIBA Stage 4 services for Islington Square, a £370 million mixed-use development that sits behind the retained facade of the former Edwardian North London Royal Mail Sorting Office, RIBA Stages 3-5 services for Wembley Park Gate, a 15 storey residential development in the Wembley Park regeneration area and the First Way college and campus site in Wembley for the University College of Football Business.

Cara is currently working on the delivery packages for a number of projects on site, including Colindale Gardens on behalf of Redrow Homes, 130 home in Tottenham Hale for United Living and Argent, and 16 buildings (four retained and two listed) on the Jewellery Quarter development in Birmingham for Galliard.

Cara has an active role in our regular construction detailing feedback workshops, and shares responsibility for driving the continual improvement of the practice’s quality management procedures for technical reviews. Cara studied at Southfields College and DeMontfort University in Leicester.


Alexander Weedon
Architectural Assistant

BArch(Hons) | MArch | DipArch

Alexander has gained valuable practical experience working across several notable residential and public use schemes in the studio, including the delivery of Wembley Park Gate for Barratt Homes, Phases 1 and 2 of Rathbone Market, the flagship development of Newham Council’s Canning Town and Custom House £3.7bn regeneration programme, and Phase 4 of Meridian Gate, Kidbrooke Village, Berkeley Homes’ multi award-winning regeneration project described by CABE as ‘an exemplar project for sustainable suburbs’.

Alexander provided a key support role to the Project Associate on Vallance Road & Hemming Street in Whitechapel, executing and delivering the Design & Build contract as the novated architects, and was responsible for preparing various tender packages for Free Wharf, a residential-led mixed-use waterfront scheme in Shoreham-by-Sea. He is currently working as part of the delivery team for 130 homes in Tottenham Hale for United Living and Argent.

Alexander completed a Diploma Foundation in Design at the Colchester Institute of Design, a Bachelor in Environment Architecture with Honours from the University of Ravensbourne and a Masters in Architecture with Distinction from the University of Westminster. Alexander completed his postgraduate diploma in Professional Practice in 2018.


David Donachie

BA(Hons) | PG DipArch | RIBA

David is a director in CZWG's core management team, focussing on quality management and technical delivery. He has worked on numerous working drawing packages for residential, commercial and mixed-used developments and understands the importance of programme and package delivery as well as having technical expertise in construction methods, specification and detailing.

He is currently managing a number of projects on site, including Colindale Gardens on behalf of Redrow Homes, 130 home in Tottenham Hale for United Living and Argent, and 16 buildings (four retained and two listed) on the Jewellery Quarter development in Birmingham for Galliard.

David's recent projects include overseeing the construction of Islington Square, the £370m mixed-use development that sits behind the retained façade of the former Edwardian North London Royal Mail Sorting Office, Islington. David lead the delivery of Queensland Terrace and QN7, a residential-led regeneration development and the latest piece of the Arsenal ‘On the Move’ residential masterplan, and was subsequently invited by the client to deliver Wembley Park Gate, 211 new homes adjacent the stadium in the London Borough of Brent. David was also 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's strengths lie in his technical knowledge, detailed design and delivery experience, and the ­open and reliable approach to communicating with clients and contractors. He also 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.


Steffan Turner

BA(Hons) | MArch | RIBA

Steffan has contributed to numerous masterplan, residential and commercial projects in the studio encompassing a range of work stages from planning to construction, as well as leading several open competition bids on behalf of the practice.

Steffan worked on the construction stages of the Hoola residential tower scheme at the Royal Victoria Docks and as an architectural assistant on CZWG's design team through the early planning stages of Crossharbour, a major mixed-use residential, retail and community project in Tower Hamlets, London.

Steffan is currently liaising with the project managers and sub-contractors on the commercial fit-out of Oaklands, the first major development to be approved by the Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC) at Old Oak Common, a project he has been involved in since inception.

Steffan is passionate about the way architecture translates contextual histories into sociological influence. He enjoys conveying this process through expressive diagrams and exciting visuals. He has been involved in projects using the latest VR software and understands the importance of engaging with clients, planners, collaborating disciplines and the public through new technologies. Steffan studied architecture at the University of Liverpool, completed his master’s at the University of Greenwich and studied for his Part 3 qualification at the Architectural Association.


Richard Buckley
IT Manager & 3D Visualiser

Richard oversees all IT initiatives for the practice, at any one time working on a variety of projects across the studio on solutions that relate to BIM Management and Cloud Technology, as well as 3D visualizations as required to support project planning and consultation needs.

Most recently Richard led the successful transition of the office to our working from home model - enabling the vital communication tools, software and hardware required for the team to effectively and efficiently work from home.

Richard brings over 35 years' built industry experience and expertise to his role, having worked across a variety of disciplines, starting out as a junior architectural technician before transferring his skills to the then emerging field of Computer Aided Design.

CZWG has a proud record of being early adopters of new technology and Richard strives to ensure that we continue to invest heavily in both IT equipment and training.


Sanjiv Gohil

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.

He has led several major projects from the early stages of feasibility studies and the planning process through to completion and has built up particular expertise in high density residential-led developments. 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 has also 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 has recently led several large scale residential-led mixed schemes to successful planning outcomes: Crossharbour District Centre, the comprehensive mixed-use commercial and residential development (circa 2,000 homes) and new ‘Town Centre’ of the Isle of Dogs; 1,491 new homes as part of the Southend United Football Club stadium relocation to Fossetts Farm, and 502 new homes for rent at Roots Hall, Southend United F.C.’s existing but outdated stadium.


Adam West

BSc(Hons) | DipArch | RIBA

Adam is committed to providing high calibre architecture and thrives on resolving the ambitions of the client with the complexities of a given site. Adam is a director in the core management team, focussing on design, with a particular interest in the environment and CZWG’s response to the Climate and Biodiversity Emergency.

Throughout his career at CZWG, Adam has been involved in the design and running of many of the studio’s major projects. He was in charge of the initial Arsenal Football Club developments Vizion7, Queensland Road and Drayton Park, together totalling over 1,600 residential units and 34,000m² of mixed-use commercial accommodation. As design team leader for the construction phase of VizioN7, he was responsible for the highly successful implementation of a large part of the Lough Road East Masterplan.

Adam designed and led CZWG’s delivery of Aurelia Rathbone Market, the pivotal second phase of a flagship mixed use development and the Studio 144 commercial, residential and arts complex at the heart of Southampton’s Cultural Quarter. Working for Redrow, Adam has gained planning permission for 200 homes at Barton Park, Oxford, a new garden city suburb and Healthy New Town created by Grosvenor and Oxford City Council. Adam is overseeing CZWG’s design and delivery of Oaklands, over 240 affordable and 360 PRS homes, and the first major development to be approved by the Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC) at Old Oak Common.

Current projects include student housing and a residential/industrial co-location development in East London and affordable housing proposals in Cambridge.

Adam studied architecture at Bath University and gained further qualifications with Distinction at the University of Westminster.


John Anderson
Non-Executive Director


John is a Fellow of the RICS with over fifty years' experience in development and regeneration. He joined CZWG in 2021 as an independent Non-Executive Director to use his client-side experience to help the practice to track emerging market trends.

In his twenty-year tenure as Regional Chairman of FTSE 100 property developer The Berkeley Group, he was responsible for Royal Arsenal Riverside, Woolwich and Kidbrooke Village, Greenwich, two of the largest regeneration projects in the country. John has worked closely with CZWG for many years. He appointed CZWG to revise a 7 hectare site of the acclaimed Kidbrooke Village development (the Meridian Gate masterplan) and worked closely with the practice on the design of Phases 4 and 5 of the scheme, amounting to planning approval for over 1,500 homes, with 480 built to date. As a client, John was our strongest advocate for quality of design. He has a passion for place making and understands the social and economic value of a well-designed neighbourhood.

John is currently Chair of Curtin & Co, a specialist consultancy in planning politics and community development, a Non-Executive Director on the board of Sixty Bricks, the London Borough of Waltham Forest housing provider of private and shared ownership tenures, and a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Development Committee at Platform Housing Group, an affordable housing provider in the Midlands with over 45,000 homes.


Daniel Ovadia


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 built 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. His 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.

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.


Stephen Rigg

BA(Hons) | AADip | RIBA

Stephen has particular expertise in community, public use and residential sectors. His acclaimed community-led projects include the Canada Water Library for Southwark Council, awarded numerous nominations including a RIBA regional award, a Civic Trust Award and the Selwyn Goldsmith Award for Universal Design, and The Curve, the key community amenity in the on-going regeneration of Slough’s town centre – ‘The Heart of Slough’, completed for Slough Borough Council in collaboration with BBLUR architecture. Stephen’s principal residential-led developments include Vermilion, the first phase of a flagship development at the heart of Newham Council’s Canning Town and Custom House £3.7bn regeneration programme, and the Hoola residential tower scheme at the Royal Victoria Docks. Stephen also led the delivery of the acclaimed Crown Street Regeneration Project for a 17.4 ha site in the Gorbals, Glasgow. The masterplan has since been implemented and proven so successful it is still cited as an example for others of its kind.

Stephen has worked to strengthen CZWG relationships with local authorities and, in recent years, housing associations. Stephen led the successful delivery of two affordable housing schemes on the south coast for the Southern Housing Group; Grange Road in Ramsgate and Maison Dieu Road in Dover, winner of the Southern Housing Group Design Awards for both design excellence and resident feedback. He also worked on the feasibility, planning and detail design packages for Free Wharf, the residential-led mixed use waterfront scheme in Shoreham-by-Sea. Stephen studied architecture at the University of Manchester and the Architectural Association in London. He became a consultant to the practice in 2021.