From important public & civic buildings to private houses and the conservation of our valuable historic built environment, these award-winning architects have demonstrated the value of good design as well as the transformative effect it can have on the places where we live
James Robinson, RIBA Regional Director
JDArchitects was founded in 2007 and designs bespoke, top end residential property and commercial developments that are contemporary and contextual.
Based in the UK, the practice is deeply involved with the restoration, conservation and evolution of some of the country’s historic buildings as well as urban regeneration and believes that a blend of old and new can create effective work, living and leisure space fit for the 21st century.
JDArchitects has offices in London, Sussex and Dubai where a major master planning project is currently under construction.
The team at JDArchitects combines experience with exciting young talent to design and deliver elegant, effective and efficient buildings.
Jonathan Dunn, Director
RIBA, ARB, AA Dipl, SIA
Jonathan started his career working for Zaha Hadid on international competitions including the winning design for the Peak Competition in Hong Kong. His work from this period has been published and his drawings and paintings exhibited at the MOMA New York. Jonathan formed his own practice in London in 1984, designing commercial and residential schemes for international clients including The Taj Hotel Group Bombay and The Millennium Group. He has acted for many high-profile clients in the media industry as well as large estates and private resort development as well as many conservation projects. He currently works on private residential schemes and the redevelopment of existing urban sites in rural England and Central London as well as international projects in the Gulf, Malaysia and China. Jonathan is CEO of JDArchitects.
Thomas Dunn, Director
RIBA, BSc (Hons), Dip Arch, M Arch
Before joining the practice in 2011, Tom spent 5 years at Wilkinson Eyre working on projects including Gardens by the Bay in Singapore, The National Waterfront Museum in Swansea and The Venice Biennale. He then spent 2 years at Consarc working on The iCon in Daventry and an eco-tourism masterplan in North Africa. Tom believes that understanding the history, context, topography and ecology of a site is at the root of good design and that this is key to creating contemporary elegant buildings. Tom is passionate about sustainable architecture, seeking to minimize the negative environmental impact of buildings by efficiency and moderation in the use of materials, energy and development space as well as the ecosystem at large. Tom is Design Director for JDArchitects, manages the London office and is responsible for the practice’s large masterplan and development project in Dubai.
Cordelia Tasker: Associate
RIBA, BArch (Hons), Dip.Arch
Cordelia has extensive experience working in large corporate environments on a diverse range of largescale global projects. She worked at TFP Farrells Hong Kong on projects including SD/EPD stage design of a 58,000m2 mixed use masterplan in Shenzhen, China. Previously Cordelia was at Wilkinson Eyre Asia Pacific, also in Hong Kong working on projects including a mixed-use masterplan bid and live project in Toronto, Canada and a mixed use masterplan in Beiyuan in China for the Sino Railway Company. Codelia’s specialisms include mixed use master planning, infrastructure and destination sectors and 2d and 3d digital design. She is working on the Mirdiff Hills Masterplan, South Village and North Village developments in Dubai.
Jake Mullery, Associate
RIBA Grad.Dip, BA (Hons)
Jake’s experience includes urban design & master-planning through to bespoke private homes. Before joining the practice in 2011, Jake worked at RMJM Architects & Masterplanners on projects including the new-build Molecular Biology Research Centre for the Medical Research Council. He has an in-depth knowledge of the planning process and Building Regulation requirements and an excellent track record of successful and complicated planning applications. He has successfully undertaken many large, hi-end residential jobs in London and the South East including conservation projects and has recently worked on the practice’s Bridge Point riverside development in Rye.
Michael Petch, Associate
RIBA, BA(Hons), Dip Arch
Michael previously worked at Bell Associates working on Dumbarton Shopping Centre and Barclays Bank projects. Since joining JDArchitects he has worked on high-end residential projects including a series of mews houses in London and a large extension to an Edwardian house in East Sussex including indoor swimming pool, spa, gym, changing rooms, wine cellar, media room and office. Michael is heading up a modular/pre-fabricated Art Deco development in North London. His specialist skills include planning consent on development projects and brownfield sites, sustainable and economic design and project planning and management.
Nicola Morton, Senior Architect
RIBA, ARB, LEED, AP
Nicola has recently joined JDArchitects after 11 years at HOK International where she was a Vice President. At HOK she focussed on large scale UK and international infrastructure projects including New Istanbul Airport, Turkey, Astana International Airport, Kazakhstan and as a Master Architect for Gatwick Airport in the UK. Previously she worked for 8 years at Ruddle Wilkinson where she became an Associate working on projects including Heathrow Terminal 3, Grimsby Town Football Stadium and various industrial and mixed use projects from inception to completion. She is experienced at leading multidisciplinary teams on new build, remodelling and expansion projects.
Chris Kyriakides, Project Architect
RIBA, BSc (Hons), Dip Arch
Chris studied at Bath University and then worked as an architectural assistant in Athens and Cyprus where he focused on high-end residential developments and educational projects. He returned to the UK to study at the Mackintosh School of Architecture in Glasgow. After a spell at Foster & Partners in London he joined JDArchitects in 2015 and has worked on a number of projects including the Dubai Masterplan, Hamilton and Frognal Court Developments and is now leading a number of private and commercial residential developments in London. His interests include emerging technologies, architectural expression, conceptual sketching and model making.