BA(Hons) DipArch RIBA ARB
HÛT Founder & Principal Andrew has a particular interest in architectural education and practice. He teaches at Degree & Diploma level at the Bartlett School of Architecture UCL, and Westminster University, and is a Part 3 Professional examiner. His interest in simple forms of architecture; robust, carefully considered and beautifully detailed buildings drives the strategic direction of the practice. Andrew is married with two children and lives in Blackheath.
BA(Hons) Dip RIBA ARB
Director Rachael joined HÛT after completing her architectural education and working for the Commission for Architecture & the Built Environment. She has delivered a range of projects in London, New York, Pennsylvania and Mumbai, and with Architecture for Humanity. Alongside leading a number of high profile projects at HÛT, Rachael’s vision for the practice involves her work with the RIBA, particularly the Small Practice Group. She lives in East London and enjoys being able to walk or cycle to work.
BArch(Hons) DipArch RIBA ARB
Rachel is a Director at HÛT and promotes sustainable design within the practice. She is a founding member of a wellbeing consortium which seeks to better connect disciplines across the construction industry. The common goal of which is to create healthier and happier places to work and live whilst reducing embodied and operational energy consumption. She is a guest critic and lecturer at the University of Westminster and advocate for promoting education in the architecture profession. She is mentor to a number of Architects at HÛT and supports their growth within the practice
BA(Hons) Dip ARB
Technical Director Liam has delivered a number of the practice’s larger projects and oversees the provision of technical advice to all project teams from concept to completion. He joined HÛT in 2009 after completing his architectural education – where he was short-listed for the RIBA Silver Medal. As one of HÛT’s sustainability champions, he promotes low carbon design solutions to all projects. Outside the studio Liam can often be found speeding up Surrey hills on his road bike
Practice Manager Fenella oversees many aspects of the practice. Her motivation is to continually enhance performance in studio operations, HR, finance and marketing. Fenella’s management is integral to helping ensure HUT is diverse, high-achieving and smoothly-run. She believes in nurturing a culture of support and equality, and is the driving force behind HUT’s EDI program and a member of the sustainability steering group. Fenella is qualified with a BA Hons and MA in contemporary dance from Trinity Laban.
BA(Hons) MArch ARB
Associate Todd leads on many of the practice’s more complex projects. His interests lie in the re-purposing of neglected sites and buildings for contemporary living and working, with a particular appreciation for how architecture can transform areas and communities. He Previously worked at Orsini Brewin where he was responsible for leading industrial regeneration projects. Todd devotes most of his spare time to cooking, including researching and creating dishes for his supper club.
BSc(Hons) MArch ARB
Associate Marta is passionate about working on giving new life to existing buildings with thoughtful interventions and careful detailing. She has a great deal of experience in workplace, education, private residential and hospitality projects. She leads on many of the practice’s retrofit projects, working through from early concept stages through to construction, and forms part of HUT’s internal sustainability team. Outside of work, Marta enjoys hand drawing and cycling through London.
BA(Hons) MArch ARB
Associate Sophie leads a wide range of commercial and residential refurbishment projects, striving to deliver maximum value through low-carbon approaches and clearly distilled concepts. Sophie’s background includes large-scale residential, industrial, and education work in London and Germany, and she has taught at the University of Liverpool. She enjoys photography and entertaining her daughter & two whippets.
BArch(Hons) MArch ARB
Senior Architect George has worked at HUT since 2016 and has completed a number of projects of varying scales for private residential clients, local authorities, private developers and public property development companies. He is a specialist in retrofitting, extending and reimagining existing buildings, with particular focus on transforming the way people inhabit the spaces in which they work. George is guest critic and lecturer at the Oxford School of Architecture and the University of Westminster. Outside of work George enjoys travel photography, tending to his small East London garden and loves spending weekends cycling in the Essex countryside.
BA(Hons) MArchD ARB
Senior Architect Alicia enjoys crafting interior spaces that celebrate their host architecture, particularly working within the constraints of existing buildings of heritage value. She has experience of workplace, housing and high-end residential work within and outside of London. In her spare time Ali enjoys cooking, cross-stitch and taking long walks through London and the countryside.
BA(Hons) MArch ARB
Shashi has a passion for design and colour which seeps into her wardrobe as well as her work. At HUT, Shashi led on the concept design of Gilray House – recently nominated for an AJ Retrofit Award 2023 – developing its deep navy facade and iconic large-scale graphic signage. Her work creating a rich and bold, yet understated interior design palette for our workplace refurbishment project at 6 Gracechurch Street was also recognised with a nomination for a Mixology Award 2023. Leading HUT’s BIM Steering Group, Shashi also advises on the implementation of BIM on all HUT projects and ensures that we are able to provide a high-quality BIM led package to all of our clients. Outside of the studio, you will find her at a pub quiz, gathering bits of general knowledge to include in our annual HUT Christmas quiz