The team

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    Jerry Tate

    Jerry is involved with all projects in the office and believes passionately in a collaborative approach to the design process.

    Jerry has lectured at venues including the Carpenters Fellowship, Ecobuild and many architecture schools. As well as maintaining a blog for Building Design, Jerry writes articles for magazines including Sustain, Building and World Architecture News. He has taught at Harvard University and the Bartlett School of Architecture UCL, and currently runs a timber design and make course for the Dartmoor Arts organisation.

    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 Jerry Tate Architects 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.

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    Rory Harmer

    Rory joined Tate Harmer having previously worked for Farrells in their London office. Rory has extensive experience in sustainable design, delivering both residential and commercial projects.

    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.

    Rory’s interests lie in exploring and investigating new possibilities for sustainable design, by integrating knowledge of natural systems and diverse ecologies. He believes that some of the most exciting ideas stem from influences in nature, and these ideas could help solve many of the challenges we face today

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    Laurence Pinn

    Laurence joined Tate Harmer in 2011. He has since worked on a range of residential projects and was the project architect for the Eden Canopy Walkway project, Cornwall. Laurence is currently working on the Brunel Museum project, London, re-opening the historic Rotherhithe shaft for use as a performance space.

    Laurence was awarded First Class honours for his undergraduate at Nottingham University and a distinction for his Part II at Westminster University. He qualified as an architect in 2012, completing his Part III at RIBA North West.

    Laurence 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 and a successful competition entry for St. Andrew’s and Blackfriars’ Halls in Norwich.

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    Jonathan Turney

    Jonathan Turney graduated with a BA (Hons) from London Metropolitan University in 2009 having spent ten years as a Senior Producer in interactive television. Having worked with Tate Harmer for four and a half years after a brief stint at Ash Sakula Architects, Jonathan has led a number of new build and renovation projects for the practice.

    He particularly enjoys the challenges of working with existing structures and on tight budgets, developing briefs with clients and fine-tuning construction details. Outside of the office he enjoys cycling, music and is an avid bibliophile.

  • Nicole Teh


    Nicole Teh

    Nicole has worked on a number of projects at Tate Harmer, including a new hotel at Robin Hill Country Park and two projects at Kew Gardens. She is both an excellent designer and skilled model-maker, and has produced some of the practice’s most beautiful architectural models to date.

    Nicole graduated from the Bartlett School of Architecture UCL with a first class honours. Her interests lie in experimenting through making and reinventing our spatial experience in architecture with special emphasis on the use of natural elements to achieve a sustainable mode of design. Her final design project focused on the use of design techniques to achieve different natural light qualities in a daylight film studio, based on the landscape of Cape Canaveral and the narrative of The Little Prince. The project aims to challenge on the relationship between time, space and light through the play of light and shadow in the design. A number of large scale interior models were made for light experimentation during her design process.

    Nicole has previously worked in Metaphor Design + Architecture in Singapore, and Mobile Studio Architects in London, where she was involved in a number of residential projects, exhibition and installation design.

  • Andy Baker-Falkner


    Andy Baker-Falkner

    Andy 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 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.

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    Paalan Lakhani

    Since joining Tate Harmer, Paalan has worked on a range of projects, with a focus on residential projects including a new-build house in Buckinghamshire, set within a historically important Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and a new-build house on the seafront at Aldeburgh, Suffolk.


    Paalan graduated with a BSc (Hons) from the Bartlett School of Architecture UCL in 2015 where she was nominated with her unit for the RIBA Bronze Medal for the group’s expedition ‘Off Grid: Mojave Desert & The Inhabitance Of Evasion.’ Paalan worked for one year at Heatherwick Studio before joining Tate Harmer in 2016.

  • Joe Brownhill


    Joe Brownhill

    Joe has worked on a number of projects at Tate Harmer, ranging from large scale residential developments to a range of leisure projects. He is particularly adept at developing practical solutions to complicated and sensitive site situations, and enjoys the negotiation process inherent in building projects.

    Joe received his MArch with distinction from the University of Westminster where his thesis project proposed alternative housing typologies for London’s rapidly growing population. He was awarded First prize in the George Jackson Travelling Award for his proposal to investigate Australian Architecture’s response to the Native People of Australia. Following this research Joe lived in Australia, working for CODA Studio on culturally sensitive projects for Aboriginal communities; including remote Health Clinics, Schools and Homeless Accommodation.

    Joe is particularly interested in how high density planning, alternative funding routes and consultation methods that can provide suitable social housing to combat the UK housing shortage. Joe also enjoys spending time on site and resolving construction details.

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    Clare Conroy

    Prior to joining Tate Harmer in July 2013, Clare set up and managed a haulage company for 21 years.