Team

Since establishing Adjaye Associates in 2000, David Adjaye has crafted a global team that is multicultural, which is stimulated by the broadest possible cultural discourse, and is characterised by a sense of curiosity and a research-based methodology. As Principal Architect, he is integral to each project, supported by a group of senior directors and talented professionals. While the practice competes internationally with the world’s largest firms, the compact nature of Adjaye Associates ensures direct input at the highest level, and a dedicated team that is flexible and responsive to clients’ needs.

The firm is based in the UK, US and Ghana and is structured to enable a fast flow of communication with a streamlined, yet creatively uninhibited design process. The executive board comprises David Adjaye and the associate directors who head the three international offices. Each associate director has a longstanding relationship with the practice and proven experience of delivering David Adjaye’s design vision. They also provide a crucial interface with clients from inception through to completion of projects, and manage the architectural team effectively.

The executive board comes together regularly to monitor projects, oversee quality and ensure that lessons are learned so that the office benefits from the collective knowledge of all of its global projects. The technical team further comprises senior project directors, project directors, architects and assistants. Further, there is a strong support team of administrative, finance, graphics and communications professionals.

David Adjaye

David Adjaye

Principal
Paul Allen

Paul Allen

Senior Project Architect
Leo Kadis

Leo Kadis

Architectural Assistant
Goetz Eberding

Goetz Eberding

Project Director
Zoe Simpson

Zoe Simpson

Head of Graphic Design
Joana Aravjo

Joana Aravjo

Architectural Assistant
Michael Matey

Michael Matey

Graphics and Presentations Manager
Marcel Press

Marcel Press

Project Architect
Erica Allen

Erica Allen

Office Manager, New York
Goncalo Pereira

Goncalo Pereira

Architect
Eleni Sofroniou

Eleni Sofroniou

Architectural Assistant
Bomee Kim

Bomee Kim

Financial Controller
Robert Sandi

Robert Sandi

Management Accountant
Santiago Cala

Santiago Cala

Architect
Carlos Fernández Contreras

Carlos Fernández Contreras

Project Architect
Luiz Fernando Vidal

Luiz Fernando Vidal

Architect
Pavandeep Panesar

Pavandeep Panesar

Project Architect
Lauren Waddacor

Lauren Waddacor

Architectural Assistant
Nelson Ferreira

Nelson Ferreira

Architect
Lucy Tilley

Lucy Tilley

Associate Director, UK & Global Projects
Russell Crader

Russell Crader

Project Director
Osman Chaudhry

Osman Chaudhry

Head of Finance
Anousha Ramcharun

Anousha Ramcharun

Finance Assistant
Roman Piontkowski

Roman Piontkowski

Project Architect
Gayle Markovitz

Gayle Markovitz

Communications Consultant
João Barroso

João Barroso

Project Director
Peter Allison

Peter Allison

Researcher
Matthew Storrie

Matthew Storrie

Architectural Assistant
Yaw Twum-Sarpong

Yaw Twum-Sarpong

Admin Assistant
Artison Wangpraseurt

Artison Wangpraseurt

Project Architect
Irena Stoeva

Irena Stoeva

Project Architect
Cheryl Bannerman

Cheryl Bannerman

Design Assistant
Mansour El-khawad

Mansour El-khawad

Associate Director,
Europe & Middle East Projects
Mitesh Dabasia

Mitesh Dabasia

Architectural Assistant
Joanna Eva Malitzki

Joanna Eva Malitzki

Project Director
Eduardo Perez Sarasibar

Eduardo Perez Sarasibar

Architect
Nzinga Biegueng Mboup

Nzinga Biegueng Mboup

Architectural Assistant
Josh Ellman

Josh Ellman

Head of Communications
Glenn Deroche

Glenn Deroche

Project Architect
Marc McQuade

Marc McQuade

Project Director
Alia Malik

Alia Malik

Executive Assistant to David Adjaye
Cristina Carbajo

Cristina Carbajo

Architectural Assistant
Can Vu Bui

Can Vu Bui

Architectural Assistant
Mantebea Sarpong

Mantebea Sarpong

Receptionist
Lee Sivyer

Lee Sivyer

Head of Technology
Gary King

Gary King

Studio Manager, London
Filippo Carmignani  Tirelli

Filippo Carmignani Tirelli

Architect
Joe Franchina

Joe Franchina

Associate Director, US & American Projects
Abdul Elmi

Abdul Elmi

Architectural Assistant
Chelsie Rashti

Chelsie Rashti

Design Assistant
Sulaiman Hakemy

Sulaiman Hakemy

Researcher
Pedro Joel Costa

Pedro Joel Costa

Senior Project Architect
Ravi Raj

Ravi Raj

Architectural Assistant
Paul Tse

Paul Tse

Project Lead
Vandana Goyal

Vandana Goyal

Architect
Melanie Wavamunno

Melanie Wavamunno

Architectural Assistant
Yohannes Bereket

Yohannes Bereket

Director of Residential
(and Special Projects)
Dahlia Nduom

Dahlia Nduom

Project Lead
Rafael Ng

Rafael Ng

Architectural Assistant
Mathilde Le Coutour

Mathilde Le Coutour

Exhibition Designer
Kofi Bio

Kofi Bio

Head of Project Management
Andrea Mantecon

Andrea Mantecon

Architectural Assistant
Christina Yang

Christina Yang

Architectural Assistant
Clara Aramburu

Clara Aramburu

Architect
Matthew Rauch

Matthew Rauch

Architectural Assistant
Mark Craven

Mark Craven

Architect
Sandor Ambrus

Sandor Ambrus

Project Architect
Frven Lim

Frven Lim

Project Lead