Optimists working together to make the world better

We are architects based in Dalston, East London.

Clients describe us as strategic thinkers and enjoy that we unearth the true potential of their projects. We get to the heart of what matters to define exactly what you need, building friendly trusted relationships along the way.

We work on education, culture, hotel and housing projects. The common threads are their historical context or natural setting and their positive impact on the environment.

Our buildings are simple to use, easy to read, and always connected to nature.

How we work

We explore how to do things bigger and better.

We always aim to be straight-talking and down-to-earth. We don’t hide behind overly formal language. We’re direct and honest. We don’t over complicate things. We produce buildings that are simple to use & easy to read.

We think of creative ways to add value to projects & deliver the 'wow'.

We are conscious of developing our skills; technical & design-led. We work with the very best people who are skilled for the job.

We make our own luck. We are unashamed enthusiasts.

We explore how to do things bigger and better.

We always aim to be straight-talking and down-to-earth. We don’t hide behind overly formal language. We’re direct and honest. We don’t over complicate things. We produce buildings that are simple to use & easy to read.

We think of creative ways to add value to projects & deliver the 'wow'.

We are conscious of developing our skills; technical & design-led. We work with the very best people who are skilled for the job.

We make our own luck. We are unashamed enthusiasts.

We deliver intelligently designed, high performance, sustainable buildings & spaces, with simple to use systems & future flexibility to meet the demands of our growing number of clients.”

Team

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Jerry Tate

RIBA
Partner
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Jerry founded Tate Harmer in 2007 and maintains a central role at the practice. He is driven by his desire to generate creative, pragmatic and unique solutions for each project. Jerry is influential across all projects, ensuring design quality is paramount.

Jerry was educated at Nottingham University and the Bartlett, where he received the Antoine Predock Design Award, subsequently completing a masters degree at Harvard University, where he received the Kevin V. Kieran prize. Prior to establishing Tate Harmer, he worked at Grimshaw Architects where he led a number of significant projects including ‘The Core’ education facilities at the Eden Project in Cornwall, UK.

Jerry is frequently invited to lecture, notably at the Carpenters Fellowship and Ecobuild, as well as contribute to architecture publications, including Building Design, Sustain, and World Architecture News. He has taught at Harvard University, run a timber design and make course for the Dartmoor Arts organisation and currently teaches at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL.

Rory Harmer

RIBA
Partner
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Rory started working with Jerry in 2007 before becoming a partner, forming Tate Harmer. Rory believes some of the most exciting architectural ideas stem from influences in nature and his interests lie in exploring and investigating new possibilities for sustainable design. As the practice’s expert masterplanner, Rory is responsible for leading complex, large scale developments.

Rory graduated from Leeds Metropolitan University with first class honours, before completing his Graduate Diploma and Part 3 Certificate at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. Having previously worked for Farrells at their London office, Rory has extensive experience in sustainable design, delivering both residential and commercial projects.

Rory has led a number of the practice’s high-profile education projects including Cranleigh Preparatory School, The Museum of Scouting and York St John University. Within each of the practice’s education projects, Rory explores how creating learning environments within a natural setting can help with education, learning and collaboration.

Laurence Pinn

RIBA
Associate
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Laurence joined Tate Harmer in 2011. He is design-led yet blends the best of both worlds, considering aesthetics and practical components of development to ensure concepts can become a reality. Laurence was the project architect for the Eden Canopy Walkway project, and the Brunel Museum project, London, re-opening the historic Rotherhithe Sinking Shaft for use as a performance space.

Laurence graduated from Nottingham University with first class honours and received a distinction for his Part II at Westminster University before completing his Part III certificate at RIBA Northwest. He has previous experience working in a number of other London based practices including Hopkins Architects, where he worked on a number of projects including a residential project for Rice University, Texas.

In 2015, Laurence was awarded The AKT II Architecture prize at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition for his Urban Floral Propagation field box.

Jo Meyer

BA(Hons) DipArch DipArch
Senior Architect
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Jo recently joined Tate Harmer and is currently working on the conversion of the Arts & Crafts Belsize Park Fire Station and the refurbishment and extension of two Georgian terraced properties in Bayswater. Jo is passionate about heritage architecture and believes in the importance of connecting new interventions into their environment.

Jo graduated from the Mackintosh School of Architecture (Part II) and Newcastle University (Part I), before completing her Part III at the Bartlett.

Prior to Tate Harmer, Jo had seven years’ experience in London-based practices, including at Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands and Dixon Jones. She worked on a range of mixed-use developments with a focus on historic building fabric, including Fitzroy Place (the former Middlesex Hospital) and a large retained facade project in Knightsbridge.

Andrew Baker-Falkner

BA(Hons) MArch
Architect
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Andrew has worked on a diverse number of projects since joining Tate Harmer, most recently, the new teaching block at Cranleigh Preparatory School where he had a key role in the design process and constructed physical and digital models for the successful competition entry. Andrew has since moved onto to leading the York St. John University Creative Centre project comprising 2,600 sqm of flexible teaching areas, with a 210-seat auditorium and a new atrium space.

Andrew enjoys working on projects of all scales within sensitive landscapes and believes that designs should have a lasting positive impact on their surroundings.

Andrew studied at Nottingham University and received his MArch with distinction from the University of Westminster where he won the Detail Magazine award and was shortlisted for the Shoaib Mahmad Rawat prize for Best Portfolio. Prior to joining Tate Harmer, Andrew worked for Kenneth W Reed + Associates and Woods Bagot.

Qaisy Jaslenda

BA(Hons) MArch
Architectural Assistant
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Qaisy received his MArch Architecture (ARB/RIBA Part II) with a distinction from The Bartlett School of Architecture in June 2018. He was under supervision of CJ Lim and Simon Dickens, where he explored concepts of architecture and urban planning based on narrative and storytelling.

Prior to The Bartlett, he had taken responsibilities in several roles which he believes have expanded his creativity and sensitivity in space making. At the age of 18, he was responsible as a stage designer at Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (KLPAC) where he built nineteen-metre wide stage for a play based on Sherman McDonald’s After Juliet. His creative pursuit then brought him to meet an award winning Malaysian film director Yasmin Ahmad through his blog writings, whom responsible to introduce him to become a post-production assistant in a production house based in Malaysia.

He later pursued his passion in architecture where he graduated top of his class for his BSc Architecture Part 1 in Malaysia. Upon finishing his Part 1, he had worked in several practices including Veritas Architects as an intern during summer break in his first year of architectural studies, and later at ZLG Design as a Part 1 Architectural Assistant for close to a year. He later worked at an Urban Planning firm, Rekarancang Sdn. Bhd. on a part-time basis where he had the chance to teach, travel, and pursue his interests in mural painting. During this period, he was commissioned to paint a few murals on the streets of Kuala Lumpur, Shah Alam, and Kota Kinabalu in Malaysia, and in Melbourne, Australia.

Lisa Taylor

Office Administrator
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Lisa joined Tate Harmer in 2018 as Office Administrator on the creative support team. Lisa Studied Design at London College of Fashion, then went into Administration at the Independent Newspaper when first established. Lisa has also worked for The Mirror Group Newspapers in Canary Wharf. Lisa is a self-starter and brings a great level of organisation to Tate Harmer.

Ed Rawle

BA(Hons) MArch
Architectural Assistant
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Ed is currently working on an innovative, sustainable masterplan for 150 homes and 1 million square feet of commercial development in Yorkshire. He also has a key role working on the refurbishment of an Edwardian flat in Kensington and enjoys the conceptual and technical challenges in both projects.

Ed joined Tate Harmer in September 2018 as a Part II Architectural Assistant having previously studied for his Part I at The Architectural Association and Part II at Westminster University. Ed previously worked at Pollard Thomas Edwards Architects in Islington on a number of large scale residential schemes in London and also worked at Foster + Partners for a number of years on a range of projects from high-end offices to transport and hotels.

Ed enjoys working on projects where both design and engineering are integrated in the design process and believes that buildings should connect us with our natural environment. Ed has advanced skills in Building Information Modelling (BIM) and is particularly interested in low carbon construction processes and materials.

Iaia Loppi

BIM Manager
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Iaia joined Tate Harmer in June 2018 as BIM Manager. She studied an advanced course in Autodesk/ Revit in New Zealand. Iaia has previously studied and worked in Italy, but later went onto work in New Zealand and UK, where she acquired her experience in BIM/ Revit and has worked with a series of practices to help implement the BIM approach applied to construction.

Iaia is highly organised and coordinated and works with different teams across Tate Harmer to set up projects, workflow strategy and standards. Iaia also teaches the principles of Revit and the BIM process to the team as part of the core training at Tate Harmer. As part of this training Iaia creates standards manuals, tutorial handbook and holds weekly CPD sessions in the studio.

Finbarr Duerden

Architectural Assistant
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Finbarr joined Tate Harmer in November 2018 as a Part I architectural assistant. Finbarr studied for his Part I at The Dublin Institute of Technology and completed a work experience placement at Howley Hayes Architecture who specialise in conservation & heritage work.

Since joining Tate Harmer, Finbarr has spent a proportion of his time on designing predominantly through the medium of models, his skills and passion for this come from his Father who is a jeweller and has taught him the craft of making.

Fin is an Irish national contact for European Architecture Student Assembly, a platform for cultural and educational exchange, connecting architecture students and professionals. Having grown up on the south coast of Ireland, Finbarr believes it has made him more aware of the impact of buildings in places of outstanding beauty.  It’s led to his great enjoyment of topologically driven projects and design.

Ellie Manou

BSc(Hons)
Architectural Assistant
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Ellie joined Tate Harmer in May 2018 as Part I architectural assistant. Ellie obtained a first-class honours in BSc Architecture from the Bartlett, UCL. Ellie started working on the Museum of Scouting project and is currently working on a series of eco-lodge projects as well as Belsize Park Fire Station. Ellie also has residential experience working on conversions and refurbishments.

Ellie has developed a strong material sensibility and care for textures which she explored through a design process which is heavily driven by physical model making and precise hand drawings. She experimented with projects that challenge the constraints of materiality, and worked with both digital and analogue fabrication to realise her ideas. Her final year project was awarded the ‘Making Buildings Prize’ for her technical dissertation.

Eduardo Andreu González

BA(Hons) AADipl
Architectural Assistant
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Eduardo received a Diploma in Architecture from the Architectural Association School of Architecture in 2015 and is currently undertaking his Part III studies at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL.

Prior to joining Tate Harmer, he worked in Shanghai and Madrid gaining experience on both bespoke retail and private residential projects from conception to completion.

Eduardo has worked on a range of projects at Tate Harmer since joining, most recently including the Brunel Museum in London and the Eden Project Hotel in Cornwall. He is also working on delivering on site a three residential units and a commercial extension in London’s Borough of Lambeth, designing affordable housing in London’s Borough of Barnet and designing a private residence in Kent.

Simon Munashe Dendere

BA(Hons)
Part I Architectural Assistant
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Simon joined Tate Harmer in September this year as Part I architectural assistant. Simon attained a first-class honours degree from Westminster University. He comes from a self-taught art & design background, which developed into an interest in Architectural design. Simon explored this through self-builds, painting, model making and a series of exhibitions.

Simon is currently working on the conceptual design of a new creative for York St John University. Simon is working iteratively on key design stages of various projects and using recycled resources to create models.

Simon is proficient in Revit and uses this software to communicate designs ideas. Simon is able to use the full adobe packages.

Robert Baron

Part II Architectural Assistant
BA(Hons) MArch
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Robert is a recent starter at Tate Harmer, joining as an Architectural Assistant. Robert received his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Sydney, graduating with 1 st class honours and the University Medal. He then went on to complete his Master of Architecture at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture in Copenhagen, Denmark. Robert is design and research led, but has the ability to combine aesthetics and practical components of development to ensure that concepts are translated into reality.

Robert has previously worked as a Part II Architectural Assistant at Bompas & Parr, a multi-sensory design studio based in London, where he designed architectural installations in collaboration with The National Trust, The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology and Macallan. Robert has also previously worked for a number of practices including; Henning Larsen Architects in Copenhagen, Denmark and Bates Smart Architects and Hassell Studio in Sydney, Australia.

Mohammed Syafiq B Hassan Jubri

BA(Hons) MArch
Architectural Assistant
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Syafiq joined Tate Harmer in 2016. He is an extremely talented designer who finds pleasure in both the design process and the practical completion of a project. Syafiq is passionate in conceptualising design schemes and enjoys the technical challenge in bringing it to life. Since joining, Syafiq has been leading the design a few new build houses across the UK and put together numerous successful pre-applications.

Syafiq graduated with a distinction at The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL for his masters and was featured in Something Curated as one of the ‘Architecture Graduates to Watch’. He was previously awarded a first class honors at the University of Sheffield and was the top graduate in Diploma in Interior Architecture and Design from Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore.

Syafiq is also a Design Singapore associate after being awarded a prestigious full government funded scholarship from the Design Singapore Council for his masters at the Bartlett. As an associate, he constantly seeks design relations between Singapore and the UK and is heavily involved in Tate Harmer’s export strategy. Syafiq has previous working experience at Cullinan Studio, Ministry of Design in Singapore and various international experiences in India and Dubai.

Syafiq has taught at the Bartlett School of Architecture and continues to get involved in his own creative work outside of Tate Harmer. He has won numerous awards for his thesis work including the Architect’s Company Drawing Prize 2016, World Architecture Festival Drawing Prize 2017 and American Institute of Architecture KRob Delineation Prize 2017.

Tristan Searight

BA(Hons)
Part I Architectural Assistant
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Tristan is a recent starter at Tate Harmer, joining as a Part I architectural assistant. Tristan studied at Falmouth University for an Art and Design foundation before going to Newcastle University. He was nominated for the RIBA Hadrian award during his final year.

Tristan previously worked at Asif Khan’s studio on a super black pavilion project prior to joining Tate Harmer.

Tristan has a keen interest in sustainable design and believes that through the exploration of natural systems and researching into new prospects that architecture can have a long lasting positive affect on their surroundings.

Amirhossein Daryoushnezhad

BSc(Hons)
Part I Architectural Assistant
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Amirhossein joined Tate Harmer in September as a Part I architectural assistant. He studied at The University of Sheffield where he obtained his first-class honours in BSc Architecture. During his studies, Amirhossein was nominated for RIBA President Medal awards and his spa project in Scarborough was published in the AJ Student Prize 2018. His Scarborough’s spa project took inspirations from the city’s historical relationship with water to bring back the faded identity of the city that has been lost. The project is exhibited in the Fresh Perspective exhibition throughout September 2018.

Before joining Tate Harmer, Amirhossein worked in Iran on a project that involved the restoration of a traditional Islamic market in the city of Mahabad. This project involved visiting various locations across Iran, to study traditional architecture and use this to imitate and reinvent the design of the market using this knowledge.

Amirhossein is currently working the designs for a new creative centre for York St John University, which when complete, will consist of a 210-seat auditorium, a multi-purpose atrium and flexible rooms that can be updated for different purpose with the university’s changes in course structure.

Caroline Dunham

BBS MA.EconFin
Practice Manager
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Caroline joined Tate Harmer as Practice Manager in 2016, ensuring the smooth day-to-day running of our studio in Dalston.

Previously her career was in the financial sector, where she worked for over twelve years.

Starting off as a graduate trainee, she progressed to Head of Debt Capital Markets for a UK Bank. She was responsible for running a multi-billion pound funding and liquidity programme for the bank in both the domestic and international markets.

More recently she has worked with Nissen Richards Architects and New Link Consulting as their Business Manager.

Caroline studied at Trinity College Dublin, where she received her degree in Business, Economics and Social Studies (Hons) and subsequently a Masters in Economics and Finance from Maynooth University.

Amber-Jade McLaren

BSc(Hons)
Marketing Communications Manager
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Amber joined Tate Harmer in 2017 to steer the practice at a pivotal time of growth. Amber graduated from Canterbury Christ Church University with a degree in Marketing and Advertising Management.

Amber has worked at a number of other London-based architecture practices, building a wealth of experience of the design industry along the way.

Amber acts as brand guardian for the practice and brings a new perspective on Marketing and Branding, with knowledge in developing marketing strategies, increasing visibility, raising online presence and coordinating marketing communications projects, as well as the ability to manage well-attended events.

She is a coherent communicator with a flair for communicating ideas visually and through a range of different mediums.

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