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.


  • Feasibility and Masterplanning
  • Concept Design
  • Detailed Design
  • Passivhaus Design
  • Interior Design Services
  • Landscape Design Services
  • Building Information Modelling (BIM)
  • Design Team Coordination
  • Lead Consultant
  • Feasibility
  • Pre-application Enquiries
  • Planning Applications
  • Planning Agent Role
  • Masterplanning
  • Building Information Modelling (BIM)
  • Tender Packages
  • Construction Design Support
  • Contract Administration
  • Principal Designer
  • Post Occupancy Evaluation

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.


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Jerry Tate


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


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


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.

Andrew Baker-Falkner

BA(Hons) MArch

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

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.

Ed Rawle

BA(Hons) MArch
Architectural Assistant

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.

Eduardo Andreu González


Eduardo received a Diploma in Architecture from the Architectural Association School of Architecture in 2015 and completed 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.

Robert Baron

Part II Architectural Assistant
BA(Hons) MArch

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.

Caroline Dunham

BBS MA.EconFin
Practice Manager

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

Marketing Communications Manager

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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