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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 built up expertise across a range of regeneration, refurbishment and residential projects and public and private sectors. Her notable 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, and RIBA Stages 3-5 services for Wembley Park Gate, a 15 storey residential development in the Wembley Park regeneration area. Cara is currently working on the delivery team for the First Way college and campus site in Wembley for the University College of Football Business.

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.

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Rebecca Clarke
Office Manager

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Anna Ifanti
Director

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 for The Curve cultural and learning centre for Slough Borough Council.

Since delivering The Curve, Anna has lead design teams on various London based residential development and has recently completed a mixed use / residential scheme for the LBTH. She is currently fronting the design teams for two Blocks of Phase 1A of the Alton Green masterplan for the LBW.

Anna is the practice coordinator of our continuous professional development programme (CPD), as well as a Part 3 Professional Examiner for the Bartlett School of Architecture (UCL) and the Art, Architecture and Design School (Metropolitan University).

Anna leads Business Development and Practice Development matters, whilst representing CZWG at key industry events. She is our New London Architecture ‘Inspiring Women’ practice representative and an Ambassador for the Architects Benevolent Society.

Anna studied architecture at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the Mackintosh School of Architecture. She became a Director of CZWG Limited in April 2020.

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Eion Curtis
Director

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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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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Peter Lord
Consultant

Peter studied architecture at the University of Bath. He trained at CZWG during his early in his career, re-joined the practice in 2006 and is now a consultant. Peter advises the directors on business processes, software solutions, data management systems, resource planning and finance.

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David Donachie
Director

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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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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Stephanie Cobb
Communications and Graphics Manager

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Ahmadzia Hasas
Architectural Assistant

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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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Nicholas Campbell
Consultant

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.

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Patrick Massey
Associate

BSc | MArch | PGDip | RIBA

Patrick was part of the team to successfully secure planning approval for Phase 5 of Berkeley's Homes acclaimed masterplan Kidbrooke Village, Greenwich and is currently working as a project architect on Islington Square, a prestigious mixed-use development in the heart of Islington, due for completion in 2019/20.

Patrick is concerned with finding new ways to deliver architecturally interesting social housing. His ‘Urban Darning Project’ concept, was 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 workshopped with the GLA planning and development departments and presented at ECOBuild.

Patrick 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.

Key Projects

Islington Square

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Alexander Weedon
Architectural Assistant

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Jamie Wilson
Architectural Assistant

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Richard Buckley
IT Manager

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Eleanor Cranke
Architectural Assistant

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Kevin Wang
Architectural Assistant

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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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John Lyons
Architectural Assistant

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Alexander Roev
Architectural Assistant

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Krista Evans
Senior Architect

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Flavia De Marco
Graphic Designer

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Sanjiv Gohil
Director

BA(Hons) | DipArch | RIBA

Sanjiv is passionate about truly understanding what added value means for our client's 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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Pippa McLeod-Brown
Architectural Assistant

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Piers Gough
Director

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.

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Nancy Marrs
Architectural Assistant

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Luigi Beltrandi
Director

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 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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Stephen Rigg
Director

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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Mousey Brown
Accounts and Finance

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Steffan Turner
Architectural Assistant

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Jennie Hunter
Senior Architect

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Leonardo Saccucci
3D Visualizer

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Alexandra Horsman
Architectural Assistant

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Adam West
Director

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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Peter Leiper
Director

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 manages the practice’s CHAS accreditation and health and safety procedures and processes. He studied at architecture at Dundee University.

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