Agata Nyckowska

Agata Nyckowska

Agata is currently a student at the University of East London, where she is pursuing a BSc degree in Architecture and has completed her 1st and 2nd years with distinction. Her accomplishments include receiving the RIBA East London Award for the best 1st year portfolio and securing a nomination for the AJ Student Prize 2023.

Agata Nyckowska
Janine Antoine

Janine Antoine

Janine studied for her BA at Nottingham and graduated in 2020 from the Canterbury School of Architecture, UCA with disctinction, and was the school’s nominee for the RIBA Silver Medal for her thesis focusing on the urban development of Georgetown, Guyana. Before Janine joined A IS FOR __ she was an Architectural Designer at ACME working on the Folkestone Seafront.

Janine Antoine
Jack William Taylor

Jack William Taylor

Jack is Associate Director of A IS FOR __. He graduated from the Mackintosh School of Architecture in 2015. Between 2015 and 2021, he worked at ACME, most notably on the ‘REWE Green Building’ - a supermarket and aquaponic urban farm in Germany, a timber structure office building in London and more recently on the Folkestone Masterplan. Before working at ACME Jack worked for Sauerbruch Hutton Architects in Berlin. Jack is a sessional tutor at Canterbury School of Architecture, UCA, and he is an ambassador for the Architects Benevolent Society.

Jack William Taylor
Anu Shemar

Anu Shemar

Anu has a First Class MEng in Structural Engineering and Architecture from the University of Sheffield where she won the Department of Civil and Structural Engineering Prize for Outstanding Performance in Structural Engineering and Architecture, the School of Architecture Centenary Prize for her dedicated contribuitions to the EDI Committee and the The West Yorkshire Society of Architects Second Year Prize. Before joining A IS FOR ___ Anu was a Part I Architectural Assistant at dRMM

Anu Shemar
Carmo Montalvao

Carmo Montalvao

Carmo is an Associate Director responsible for project delivery and quality control. Carmo joined Herzog & de Meuron in 2009 as an intern in Basel, Switzerland and progressed to be the Associate Studio Director of their London office in 2022. In the meantime she worked on One Park Drive in London and was the Project Architect for the Royal College of Art Studio and Research Building in Battersea and the Liverpool Street Station renovation and extension. Carmo obtained her master's degree in architecture from the Lisbon University Faculty of Architecture (FAUL) in 2008. Carmo's experience in international, complex and high-profile projects from concept to completion is an invaluable asset to the practice.

Carmo Montalvao
Anna Reeves

Anna Reeves

Anna has a first class BA(Hons) in Architecture from the University of Kent and graduated in 2021 from the Canterbury School of Architecture, UCA with distinction winning the prize for academic excellence two years in a row and getting nominated for the AJ Student Prize for her thesis titled “Collective Intent” exploring the repurposing of derelict military land to re-assess and re-define the commune architype. Anna previously worked with Clague Architects in Canterbury.

Anna Reeves
Duarte Lobo Antunes

Duarte Lobo Antunes

Duarte is the Director of A IS FOR __ . He graduated from the Porto University School of Architecture and has an MA in Architectural History from the Bartlett, UCL. ​He interned with Aires Mateus in Lisbon and from 2007 worked with Herzog & de Meuron in Basel. From 2013 he was at ACME in London where he was in charge of several award-wining projects, most notably the stair at One New Change, the Marsa Plaza, in Muscat, Oman and the Folkestone Seafront Masterplan. ​Since 2019 he runs a MArch Studio at the Canterbury School of Architecture, UCA.

Duarte Lobo Antunes
Hanna John Makhoul

Hanna John Makhoul

Hanna graduated with a BA in Architecture from Birmingham City University in 2019 where he won the B&FCAA Green Book Award and was nominated for the AJ Student Prize. In 2021 he graduated from the MArch programme Canterbury School of Architecture, UCA with distinction with a thesis focusing on pre-fabrication and its role in rebuilding Beirut.

Hanna John Makhoul
Narges Fakhari

Narges Fakhari

Narges gained her BSc in Architectural Engineering from the Islamic Azad University of Tehran in 2018 and holds a Master of Architectural Design from the University of Sheffield. In 2022, She graduated from the MArch Programme at the Canterbury School of Architecture, UCA with a thesis exploring medical facilities, laboratories and the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease as a way of regenerating a coastal town in north Wales.

Narges Fakhari
Agata Nyckowska

Agata Nyckowska

Agata is currently a student at the University of East London, where she is pursuing a BSc degree in Architecture and has completed her 1st and 2nd years with distinction. Her accomplishments include receiving the RIBA East London Award for the best 1st year portfolio and securing a nomination for the AJ Student Prize 2023.

Agata Nyckowska
Anna Reeves

Anna Reeves

Anna has a first class BA(Hons) in Architecture from the University of Kent and graduated in 2021 from the Canterbury School of Architecture, UCA with distinction winning the prize for academic excellence two years in a row and getting nominated for the AJ Student Prize for her thesis titled “Collective Intent” exploring the repurposing of derelict military land to re-assess and re-define the commune architype. Anna previously worked with Clague Architects in Canterbury.

Anna Reeves
Janine Antoine

Janine Antoine

Janine studied for her BA at Nottingham and graduated in 2020 from the Canterbury School of Architecture, UCA with disctinction, and was the school’s nominee for the RIBA Silver Medal for her thesis focusing on the urban development of Georgetown, Guyana. Before Janine joined A IS FOR __ she was an Architectural Designer at ACME working on the Folkestone Seafront.

Janine Antoine
Narges Fakhari

Narges Fakhari

Narges gained her BSc in Architectural Engineering from the Islamic Azad University of Tehran in 2018 and holds a Master of Architectural Design from the University of Sheffield. In 2022, She graduated from the MArch Programme at the Canterbury School of Architecture, UCA with a thesis exploring medical facilities, laboratories and the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease as a way of regenerating a coastal town in north Wales.

Narges Fakhari
Carmo Montalvao

Carmo Montalvao

Carmo is an Associate Director responsible for project delivery and quality control. Carmo joined Herzog & de Meuron in 2009 as an intern in Basel, Switzerland and progressed to be the Associate Studio Director of their London office in 2022. In the meantime she worked on One Park Drive in London and was the Project Architect for the Royal College of Art Studio and Research Building in Battersea and the Liverpool Street Station renovation and extension. Carmo obtained her master's degree in architecture from the Lisbon University Faculty of Architecture (FAUL) in 2008. Carmo's experience in international, complex and high-profile projects from concept to completion is an invaluable asset to the practice.

Carmo Montalvao
Anu Shemar

Anu Shemar

Anu has a First Class MEng in Structural Engineering and Architecture from the University of Sheffield where she won the Department of Civil and Structural Engineering Prize for Outstanding Performance in Structural Engineering and Architecture, the School of Architecture Centenary Prize for her dedicated contribuitions to the EDI Committee and the The West Yorkshire Society of Architects Second Year Prize. Before joining A IS FOR ___ Anu was a Part I Architectural Assistant at dRMM

Anu Shemar
Hanna John Makhoul

Hanna John Makhoul

Hanna graduated with a BA in Architecture from Birmingham City University in 2019 where he won the B&FCAA Green Book Award and was nominated for the AJ Student Prize. In 2021 he graduated from the MArch programme Canterbury School of Architecture, UCA with distinction with a thesis focusing on pre-fabrication and its role in rebuilding Beirut.

Hanna John Makhoul
Jack William Taylor

Jack William Taylor

Jack is Associate Director of A IS FOR __. He graduated from the Mackintosh School of Architecture in 2015. Between 2015 and 2021, he worked at ACME, most notably on the ‘REWE Green Building’ - a supermarket and aquaponic urban farm in Germany, a timber structure office building in London and more recently on the Folkestone Masterplan. Before working at ACME Jack worked for Sauerbruch Hutton Architects in Berlin. Jack is a sessional tutor at Canterbury School of Architecture, UCA, and he is an ambassador for the Architects Benevolent Society.

Jack William Taylor
Duarte Lobo Antunes

Duarte Lobo Antunes

Duarte is the Director of A IS FOR __ . He graduated from the Porto University School of Architecture and has an MA in Architectural History from the Bartlett, UCL. ​He interned with Aires Mateus in Lisbon and from 2007 worked with Herzog & de Meuron in Basel. From 2013 he was at ACME in London where he was in charge of several award-wining projects, most notably the stair at One New Change, the Marsa Plaza, in Muscat, Oman and the Folkestone Seafront Masterplan. ​Since 2019 he runs a MArch Studio at the Canterbury School of Architecture, UCA.

Duarte Lobo Antunes
Agata Nyckowska

Agata is currently a student at the University of East London, where she is pursuing a BSc degree in Architecture and has completed her 1st and 2nd years with distinction. Her accomplishments include receiving the RIBA East London Award for the best 1st year portfolio and securing a nomination for the AJ Student Prize 2023.

Carmo Montalvao

Carmo is an Associate Director responsible for project delivery and quality control. Carmo joined Herzog & de Meuron in 2009 as an intern in Basel, Switzerland and progressed to be the Associate Studio Director of their London office in 2022. In the meantime she worked on One Park Drive in London and was the Project Architect for the Royal College of Art Studio and Research Building in Battersea and the Liverpool Street Station renovation and extension. Carmo obtained her master's degree in architecture from the Lisbon University Faculty of Architecture (FAUL) in 2008. Carmo's experience in international, complex and high-profile projects from concept to completion is an invaluable asset to the practice.

Narges Fakhari

Narges gained her BSc in Architectural Engineering from the Islamic Azad University of Tehran in 2018 and holds a Master of Architectural Design from the University of Sheffield. In 2022, She graduated from the MArch Programme at the Canterbury School of Architecture, UCA with a thesis exploring medical facilities, laboratories and the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease as a way of regenerating a coastal town in north Wales.

Hanna John Makhoul

Hanna graduated with a BA in Architecture from Birmingham City University in 2019 where he won the B&FCAA Green Book Award and was nominated for the AJ Student Prize. In 2021 he graduated from the MArch programme Canterbury School of Architecture, UCA with distinction with a thesis focusing on pre-fabrication and its role in rebuilding Beirut.

Janine Antoine

Janine studied for her BA at Nottingham and graduated in 2020 from the Canterbury School of Architecture, UCA with disctinction, and was the school’s nominee for the RIBA Silver Medal for her thesis focusing on the urban development of Georgetown, Guyana. Before Janine joined A IS FOR __ she was an Architectural Designer at ACME working on the Folkestone Seafront.

Jack William Taylor

Jack is Associate Director of A IS FOR __. He graduated from the Mackintosh School of Architecture in 2015. Between 2015 and 2021, he worked at ACME, most notably on the ‘REWE Green Building’ - a supermarket and aquaponic urban farm in Germany, a timber structure office building in London and more recently on the Folkestone Masterplan. Before working at ACME Jack worked for Sauerbruch Hutton Architects in Berlin. Jack is a sessional tutor at Canterbury School of Architecture, UCA, and he is an ambassador for the Architects Benevolent Society.

Duarte Lobo Antunes

Duarte is the Director of A IS FOR __ . He graduated from the Porto University School of Architecture and has an MA in Architectural History from the Bartlett, UCL. ​He interned with Aires Mateus in Lisbon and from 2007 worked with Herzog & de Meuron in Basel. From 2013 he was at ACME in London where he was in charge of several award-wining projects, most notably the stair at One New Change, the Marsa Plaza, in Muscat, Oman and the Folkestone Seafront Masterplan. ​Since 2019 he runs a MArch Studio at the Canterbury School of Architecture, UCA.

Anna Reeves

Anna has a first class BA(Hons) in Architecture from the University of Kent and graduated in 2021 from the Canterbury School of Architecture, UCA with distinction winning the prize for academic excellence two years in a row and getting nominated for the AJ Student Prize for her thesis titled “Collective Intent” exploring the repurposing of derelict military land to re-assess and re-define the commune architype. Anna previously worked with Clague Architects in Canterbury.

Anu Shemar

Anu has a First Class MEng in Structural Engineering and Architecture from the University of Sheffield where she won the Department of Civil and Structural Engineering Prize for Outstanding Performance in Structural Engineering and Architecture, the School of Architecture Centenary Prize for her dedicated contribuitions to the EDI Committee and the The West Yorkshire Society of Architects Second Year Prize. Before joining A IS FOR ___ Anu was a Part I Architectural Assistant at dRMM

Narges Fakhari

Narges gained her BSc in Architectural Engineering from the Islamic Azad University of Tehran in 2018 and holds a Master of Architectural Design from the University of Sheffield. In 2022, She graduated from the MArch Programme at the Canterbury School of Architecture, UCA with a thesis exploring medical facilities, laboratories and the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease as a way of regenerating a coastal town in north Wales.

Janine Antoine

Janine studied for her BA at Nottingham and graduated in 2020 from the Canterbury School of Architecture, UCA with disctinction, and was the school’s nominee for the RIBA Silver Medal for her thesis focusing on the urban development of Georgetown, Guyana. Before Janine joined A IS FOR __ she was an Architectural Designer at ACME working on the Folkestone Seafront.

Hanna John Makhoul

Hanna graduated with a BA in Architecture from Birmingham City University in 2019 where he won the B&FCAA Green Book Award and was nominated for the AJ Student Prize. In 2021 he graduated from the MArch programme Canterbury School of Architecture, UCA with distinction with a thesis focusing on pre-fabrication and its role in rebuilding Beirut.

Anna Reeves

Anna has a first class BA(Hons) in Architecture from the University of Kent and graduated in 2021 from the Canterbury School of Architecture, UCA with distinction winning the prize for academic excellence two years in a row and getting nominated for the AJ Student Prize for her thesis titled “Collective Intent” exploring the repurposing of derelict military land to re-assess and re-define the commune architype. Anna previously worked with Clague Architects in Canterbury.

Duarte Lobo Antunes

Duarte is the Director of A IS FOR __ . He graduated from the Porto University School of Architecture and has an MA in Architectural History from the Bartlett, UCL. ​He interned with Aires Mateus in Lisbon and from 2007 worked with Herzog & de Meuron in Basel. From 2013 he was at ACME in London where he was in charge of several award-wining projects, most notably the stair at One New Change, the Marsa Plaza, in Muscat, Oman and the Folkestone Seafront Masterplan. ​Since 2019 he runs a MArch Studio at the Canterbury School of Architecture, UCA.

Carmo Montalvao

Carmo is an Associate Director responsible for project delivery and quality control. Carmo joined Herzog & de Meuron in 2009 as an intern in Basel, Switzerland and progressed to be the Associate Studio Director of their London office in 2022. In the meantime she worked on One Park Drive in London and was the Project Architect for the Royal College of Art Studio and Research Building in Battersea and the Liverpool Street Station renovation and extension. Carmo obtained her master's degree in architecture from the Lisbon University Faculty of Architecture (FAUL) in 2008. Carmo's experience in international, complex and high-profile projects from concept to completion is an invaluable asset to the practice.

Anu Shemar

Anu has a First Class MEng in Structural Engineering and Architecture from the University of Sheffield where she won the Department of Civil and Structural Engineering Prize for Outstanding Performance in Structural Engineering and Architecture, the School of Architecture Centenary Prize for her dedicated contribuitions to the EDI Committee and the The West Yorkshire Society of Architects Second Year Prize. Before joining A IS FOR ___ Anu was a Part I Architectural Assistant at dRMM

Jack William Taylor

Jack is Associate Director of A IS FOR __. He graduated from the Mackintosh School of Architecture in 2015. Between 2015 and 2021, he worked at ACME, most notably on the ‘REWE Green Building’ - a supermarket and aquaponic urban farm in Germany, a timber structure office building in London and more recently on the Folkestone Masterplan. Before working at ACME Jack worked for Sauerbruch Hutton Architects in Berlin. Jack is a sessional tutor at Canterbury School of Architecture, UCA, and he is an ambassador for the Architects Benevolent Society.

Agata Nyckowska

Agata is currently a student at the University of East London, where she is pursuing a BSc degree in Architecture and has completed her 1st and 2nd years with distinction. Her accomplishments include receiving the RIBA East London Award for the best 1st year portfolio and securing a nomination for the AJ Student Prize 2023.