Andrew Whiting

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, is a Part 3 Professional examiner, and awards judge. He is also a Director of Build the Way – a Community Interest Company supporting architecture traineeships with the aim of providing an alternative and accessible route into a career designing and making buildings, spaces, cities, and communities.

Rachael Davidson



Director Rachael joined HUT after working for CABE. Rachael enjoys projects that challenge new learning and strive to contribute socially as well as environmentally, predominantly in urban locations. She believes in architecture that is contextual; responding to surroundings and representative of those who will inhabit the building and spaces. Alongside leading a number of HUT’s high profile projects, Rachael’s passion for equity drives her work internally on EDI and as a committee member of ‘Women in Architecture’, and RIBA mentor. She is also a co-founder and board member of Build The Way.

Rachel Eccles

BArch(Hons) DipArch RIBA ARB


Rachel is a Director at HÛT and promotes sustainable design within the practice. During her time at HÛT Rachel has completed a number of widely publicised schemes including the retrofit and extension of British Land’s first Storey building in Broadgate and redevelopment of a six storey converted office warehouse in Kings Cross. She is an AJ Retrofit judge and guest critic & lecturer at the University of Westminster. She strongly believes that the architecture profession should be an accessible career choice for all and leads workshops for school children wishing to learn more about the profession.

Liam Saunders

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.

Fenella Ryan

BA(Hons) MA


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, Build The Way and a member of the sustainability steering group. Fenella is qualified with a BA Hons and MA in contemporary dance from Trinity Laban.

Todd Courtney

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.

Marta Ferreira

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, riso printing, and cycling through London.

Sophie Determann

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.

George Jamieson

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.

Alicia Sardi

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 and repurposing the bones of an existing building to create striking spaces using sustainable solutions. She has led successful collaborations with artisans to create bespoke designs including plaster sculpturer, glass engraver and specialist flooring designers. 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; recently she has also joined the WIA mentorship programme as a mentor.

Shashi Boylesekera

BA(Hons) MArch ARB


Senior Architect 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.

Rachael Crichton

BArch MArch


Part 2 Architectural Assistant Rachael first worked at HUT in 2019 and after completing her MArch at Victoria University of Wellington brings a wealth of knowledge on sustainable practice. Her work is driven by research on the well-being for people within public spaces. She currently steers the CPD program at HUT. In her spare time, Rachael enjoys pottery, photography and market hopping.

Michael Serrano

BArch (Hons)


Part 2 Architectural Assistant Mikey joined HUT after finishing his MArch at University of Sheffield, where his research centred on Queer Spaces and Transcultural Placemaking. His thesis focused on implying inclusive and feminist theories on community-led projects that encouraged community sustainability and resilience. He enjoys travelling, cooking and eating different cuisines from around the world.

Angus Robinson

BA (Hons)


Part 1 Architectural Assistant Angus rejoined HUT in 2023 having previously joined the practice as a work experience student in 2017. He has recently completed his BA(Hons) at Newcastle University, graduating with First Class Honours. Angus’s graduate project explored systemic applications of the circular economy within the construction industry. His proposal was inspired by indigenous philosophy, considering complete building disassembly and material reincarnation for which he was nominated for the AJ student prize for sustainability. At HUT, Angus has worked on a range of commercial and residential projects, including Clapham South, a development of 36 residential dwellings in direct context to Clapham Common. Outside the office, Angus enjoys cycling, football and exploring London’s many food markets.

Jamila Saha

Architectural Trainee


Jamila is our architectural trainee as part of the Build The Way programme. She receives creative and technical support with mentorship by industry professionals and her studies as part of the London School of Architecture Part 0 initiative. She enjoys helping to refine meaningful spaces that can be useful to people. In particular, Jamila has been using GIS mapping to analyse urban areas. In her free time, she loves to read comics and hike up the rolling hills of The Peak District.

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