GarnettArchitecture offers a broad range of consultancy services including architecture and interior design, town planning and sustainability.

GarnettArchitecture’s design philosophy is to treat each project as unique and rather than having a ‘house style’ and we are responsive to each client’s aims and needs. We take pride in the fact that at any one time more than 60% of the practice‘s work is derived from repeat business. Working collaboratively with the client and design team, we lead a creative dialogue to develop an understanding of the client’s aims, culture and values and determine the ambitions of each project.

Sustainability is an integral part of good architecture and design, and we work hard to make the best use of the opportunities presented by each project. The practice has a strong reputation for delivering elegant design with a focus on high quality materials, generous levels of light and space and a rigorous attention to detail.

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  • Christian Garnett

    MA (Cantab) DipArch RIBA Partner

    Born in St Asaph, Flintshire, graduated with distinction from University of Cambridge and trained at Sheppard Robson Architects before completing his professional accreditation at Sir Terry Farrell & Company. Following internships at architectural firms in Sydney and New York, he joined the late great Franklin D. Israel’s office in Los Angeles working in association with Frank O. Gehry as Project Architect on a 10,000sqft new-build private residence at Broad Beach, Malibu. Since returning to London to launch GarnettArchitecture in the early 1990s, Christian has completed many successful and award winning projects for property investors, leading developers and Great Estates. Clients’ aspirations and achievements are Christian’s lifeblood, and he enjoys long-standing client collaborations which have lasted more than 20 years.

  • Yvonne Donaldson

    BArch(Hons) DipArch RIBA Associate Partner

    Yvonne trained at Edinburgh College of Art and joined Garnett Architecture in 2011 following previous experience at Edinburgh based firm Oliver Chapman Architects. Yvonne has worked on a wide range of high quality residential and retail projects with GarnettArchitecture’s ‘Great Estates’ team including notably as Architect on a £10.5M phased refurbishment project in Manchester Street for The Portman Estate. Yvonne has recently expanded her experience in the commercial sector as architect on office projects for Aberdeen Asset Management in the City, and Capco Covent Garden.

  • Matthew Bate

    Associate Partner

    Matthew trained at the Leicester School of Architecture and joined GarnettArchitecture in 2014. Matt has worked on a number of high quality residential and commercial projects in Central London, for clients including Aberdeen Standard Life, L&G and Capco, Covent Garden. Matt’s experience includes an 18 month spell broadening his construction knowledge at contractor GPF Lewis PLC where he gained valuable experience as a Design Manager delivering several projects including a £9M mixed use redevelopment in Fulham and a £7.75M residential new build project in Bishop’s Avenue. Since returning to GarnettArchitecture in 2019 Matt has proved himself a dynamic all round architect and designer and was promoted as Associate in 2021.

  • Will Coles

    BA (Hons) Finance Manager

    Will joined Garnett Architecture in 2017 having worked in a variety of industries since graduating with a BSc Hons in Business Economics. Outside of work Will can generally be found working on one of his cars or renovating his new home. He loves to travel and has a keen interest in ancient history with every holiday involving a visit to some ruins or a trip underwater to add to his tally of over 100 scuba dives.

  • Ferenc Erdei

    MA RIBA Technical Architect / BIM Manager

    BIM Manager Ferenc trained at Budapest University of Technology and Economics, receiving his Master of Architecture in 2008. Since his move to London in 2013 Ferenc has worked as Architectural Technologist and BIM Manager at Robson Warren Architects, Work LTD and Variant Office. Since joining GarnettArchitecture Ferenc has been responsible for developing BIM software within the practice and assisting with goals to reduce the carbon footprint and keep the timeline of construction projects. In his spare time, he enjoys hill walking and cooking for family and friends .

  • Jon Withers

    Senior Architect

    Jon trained at the University of Edinburgh and for his final thesis was for remodeling of dilapidated palazzo in Palermo to form a gallery and museum complex, with an attached archaeology facility, involving sustainable passive cooling strategies in the hot climate of Palermo, Sicily. Jon completed his professional studies at University of Westminster and gained experience at Chapman Architects and Darling Associates before joining GarnettArchitecture in 2023. Jon is working on a number of commercial and residential projects projects in Covent Garden and Marylebone with GA’s ‘Great Estates’ team, and specialises in heritage-led refurbishment and adaptive re-use projects projects in London’s conservation areas.

  • Ben Ravensdale

    Senior Architect

    Studying at Canterbury School of Architecture, Ben’s 4th & 5th year thesis projects explored renaissance, classical and colonial architecture and its geometrical importance. Both projects were awarded the RIBA Southeast Student Award, both further nominated for the RIBA Presidents Silver Medal. Ben worked at PH+Architects before joining GarnettArchitecture 2023, and his main focus is a £9M office repositioning project in central London, which sees only the existing concrete structure retained as a sustainable re-use and thermal overhaul for the existing building.

  • Sarah Wade

    BA(Hons) UEA Interior Design Consultant

    Interior Design Consultant Sarah studied at University of East Anglia where she completed a degree in History of Art before joining the head office of Waterstone & Co as Art Editor becoming director of the Card Publishing Division before sale of the company to WH Smith. Sarah subsequently joined The Miller Press in New York as Executive Assistant before moving to Los Angeles in 1988 to work for Franklin D. Israel as Interior design Assistant on a wide range of bespoke private house commissions in Beverley Hills and West Hollywood. Sarah has acted as Interior Design Consultant for GarnettArchitecture since 2010 providing a personalised service to clients advising on the selection and sourcing of bespoke finishes, furniture and soft furnishings for small commercial refurbishments and housing projects with a particular focus on the West End, Kensngton & Chelsea and the home counties.

  • Ana Popovic

    BA(Hons) Interior Design Interior Designer

    Ana studied at the London College of Communication and has a degree in Interior Design and is Associate Member of BIID. Ana joined GarnettArchitecture having  previously worked at Urbanist Architecture, Helen Green Design and Net-A-Porter Group. Ana works in both the commercial and residential sectors as interior designer and also has extensive architectural design and town planning experience. In her spare time she enjoys cycling, throwing pottery and learning how to play piano.

  • Sam Plank

    BA(Hons) MArch Senior Architectural Assistant

    Sam joined GarnettArchitecture after previously having worked at Shape Architecture and Cube LLP. He has studied at University of Brighton and University of Kent where his where he received a Distinction for his 5th Year Project for a school facility for training the next generation of Saville Row tailors involving production of a new Kentish Tweed.  With GarnettArchitecture Sam has worked on projects of varying scales for both private clients and property development companies. Outside of work Sam enjoys creating video content, cycling and exploring new places.

  • Manuela Cocco

    BA(Hons) MArch Senior Architectural Assistant

    Manuela joined GarnettArchitecture after previously working at Concept Eight Architects, Boutique Design and Bickerdike Allen. Having trained in Architecture & Design in Milan, she moved to London to complete her studies at Central Saint Martins and University of Westminster. Manuela worked primarily in the high-end residential sector as both architectural and interior designer. In her spare time, she enjoys travelling, photography and fitness activities.

  • Azmina Gulamhusein

    Senior Architectural Assistant

    Azmina attained her part one the University of Bath and part two at the University of Edinburgh, along with a distinction in a Master’s in Construction Economics and Management from UCL. Her academic achievements included published paper on technology in Smart Cities. Before joining GarnettArchitecture in 2023, Azmina previously worked at Deloitte, contributing to digital platform design while honing her project management, planning, and client communication skills.  Outside work, Azmina is an enthusiastic runner, swimmer, and adventurous hiker, always eager to explore new destinations.

  • Peter Covell

    Architectural Assistant

    Peter studied Architecture and Planning at the IUAV in Venice and UWE Bristol with Erasmus exchanges in Paris and Bologna. He received the HERSUS Prize on Modern Heritage for his master’s thesis which looked at the adaptive reuse of industrial heritage assets and recently took part in the GeM Award, exploring the connections between Italian and UK approaches to conservation. Peter joined GarnettArchitecture in 2022 and has since been actively involved in a number of the practice’s listed building refurbishment and conservation area projects.

  • Karlis Tomsons

    Architectural Assistant

    Karlis has completed both BSc and master’s degrees at Cardiff University where he explored the relationship between a new regenerative landscape strategy and rural Welsh architecture. Karlis joined GarnettArchitecture in 2023 after previously having worked at HLM Architects in London. In practice, Karlis has worked primarily in the residential sector which included new housing and master-planning.  Karlis currently works in GA’s Great Estates team and is actively involved on refurbishment and conversion of Grade II Listed Buildings in Marylebone and Bloomsbury.

  • Gary Chan

    Architectural Assistant

    Gary began his architectural journey with an undergraduate degree at the University of Edinburgh, and completed his Part II qualification at the University of Westminster. During his master’s degree he developed a keen interest in sustainability with thesis projects for refitting Rye Town Hall and a prototype data centre and care home. Prior to joining GarnettArchitecture in 2023, Gary completed an internship with Wong Ouyang Architects in Hong Kong and worked PLP Architecture in London. In his spare time, he enjoys travelling and playing tennis and squash.

  • Adriana Dvorakova

    Architectural Assistant

    Adriana studied Architecture and Environmental Design at the University of Nottingham. Her dissertation involved researching and simulating cooling mechanisms for the stadiums of the Qatar FIFA World Cup and her final project revolved around designing a sustainable community spa in Leamington Spa making use of the naturally occurring spring water. Since joining GarnettArchitecture in 2022, Adriana has worked on high-end commercial and residential projects for a variety of clients. In her free time Adriana performs in amateur musicals most recently appearing as a dancer in Fame!

  • Andrei Bigan

    BA(Hons) Architecture Architectural Assistant

    Architectural Assistant Andrei Bigan completed his Part I at the University of Westminster in London and joined GarnettArchitecture soon after graduation. His Third-Year project envisioned a post-pandemic interdisciplinary school of design that tackles the effects of climate change by means of a novel biotechnological platform. In his free time Andrei enjoys drawing, cooking and photography.

  • Olivia Fauel

    Architectural Assistant

    Olivia joined GarnettArchitecture in 2023 after completing her Part I at the University of Edinburgh. During her undergraduate degree, she focused on adaptive reuse and community-centred projects in her dissertation, studio projects, and whilst working in placement at James Clydesdale & Associates. With GarnettArchitecture, Olivia has worked on both commercial and residential projects, particularly in the refurbishment of a central London townhouse. She aims to continue this path towards her Part II.