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 and US 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
Brian Wolff

Brian Wolff

Architect
Pedro Carvalho

Pedro Carvalho

Architect
Zoe Simpson

Zoe Simpson

Head of Graphic Design
Russell Crader

Russell Crader

Project Director
Marcel Press

Marcel Press

Project Architect
Iris Sastre-Rivero

Iris Sastre-Rivero

Communications Assistant
Angel Montero

Angel Montero

Architect
Michael Matey

Michael Matey

Graphics and Presentations Manager
Robert Sandi

Robert Sandi

Management Accountant
Lelde Niedra

Lelde Niedra

Senior Accountant
Santiago Cala

Santiago Cala

Architect
Mark Craven

Mark Craven

Architect
Luiz Fernando Vidal

Luiz Fernando Vidal

Architect
Pavandeep Panesar

Pavandeep Panesar

Project Architect
Gaia Leandri

Gaia Leandri

Architectural Assistant
Nelson Ferreira

Nelson Ferreira

Architect
Scout Marshall

Scout Marshall

Studio Manager, New York
Lucy Tilley

Lucy Tilley

Associate Director, UK & Global Projects
Osman Chaudhry

Osman Chaudhry

Head of Finance
Johannes Schulze Icking

Johannes Schulze Icking

Architect
Nzinga Biegueng Mboup

Nzinga Biegueng Mboup

Architectural Assistant
João Barroso

João Barroso

Project Director
Peter Allison

Peter Allison

Researcher
Matthew Storrie

Matthew Storrie

Project Lead
Yaw Twum-Sarpong

Yaw Twum-Sarpong

Admin Assistant
Paul Tse

Paul Tse

Project Lead
Anna Vu

Anna Vu

Finance Assistant
Isabel De Azevedo

Isabel De Azevedo

Project Architect
Cheryl Bannerman

Cheryl Bannerman

Design Assistant
Chinmay Pothare

Chinmay Pothare

Architect
Joe Franchina

Joe Franchina

Associate Director, US & American Projects
Eduardo Perez Sarasibar

Eduardo Perez Sarasibar

Architect
Melanie Wavamunno

Melanie Wavamunno

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
Nazanin Naeini

Nazanin Naeini

Architectural Assistant
Gary King

Gary King

Studio Manager, London
Filippo Carmignani  Tirelli

Filippo Carmignani Tirelli

Architect
Abdul Elmi

Abdul Elmi

Architectural Assistant
Chelsie Rashti

Chelsie Rashti

Design Assistant
Kofi Bio

Kofi Bio

Head of Project Management
Yohannes Bereket

Yohannes Bereket

Director of Residential
(and Special Projects)
Frven Lim

Frven Lim

Project Lead
Ravi Raj

Ravi Raj

Project Lead
Vandana Goyal

Vandana Goyal

Architect
Jeremy Kim

Jeremy Kim

Architectural Assistant
Andrea Mantecon

Andrea Mantecon

Architectural Assistant
Christina Yang

Christina Yang

Project Lead
Clara Aramburu

Clara Aramburu

Architect
Matthew Rauch

Matthew Rauch

Architectural Assistant
Sandor Ambrus

Sandor Ambrus

Project Architect
Maria Pandalis

Maria Pandalis

Architectural Assistant
Nicole Naki Narh

Nicole Naki Narh

Architectural Assistant