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Whether your project is at the early stages or you have more detailed plans in place, experts from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) are available to offer you one to one advice.


Saturday 16th January

10:00 - 11:00

Jillian Mitchell

Jillian provides expert advice on low-energy, healthy and beautiful homes, whether traditional or contemporary. We are an award-winning and long-established Chartered Architects Practice based in Derbyshire, working on low-energy, healthy and beautiful homes.

11:00 - 12:00

Larissa Johnston

Larissa Johnston Architects is founded on over 20 years of experience and specialises in high quality residential projects. The practice assists on all aspects of building projects including;- Architectural Design, Feasibility Studies, Brief Development, Planning Applications, Listed Building and Conservation Area Consents, Building Regulations Submissions, Project Management, Contract Administration and Management on site.

12:00 - 13:00

Adrian Manea

Adrian is a co-founding director of Manea Kella, an award-winning architecture and interior design studio based in London. His interests lie in problem solving and he enjoys delivering thoughtful projects with a rigorous attention to detail. The practice could assist with all aspects of architectural design, typically working on residential and commercial projects from inception to completion.

13:00 - 14:00

Gayle Appleyard

Gayle is an architect and co-founding director of GAGARIN Studio, an award winning practice with work across the North of England.  Her interest lies predominantly in the creative & sustainable re-modelling of existing buildings and Interior Architecture having been a design educator in this field for many years. She has been a juror for the RIBA Awards and is a Design Council Built Environment Expert. She has particular experience of designing rural homes and Para 79 country homes.

14:00 - 15:00

Edward Grainge

Grainge Rider Architects work mainly on residential projects across the south of the UK.

We have an imaginative and collaborative approach to exploring the needs of our clients; listening and sharing ideas to deliver compelling, environmentally conscious projects within agreed constraints


15:00 - 16:00

Anca Mihalache

At Round Robin Studio we design with the client, working towards creative solutions where no personal preference is considered out of style. We absorb the client’s ambitions and enable them to curate their home. Our architecture is imaginative from first principles and inclusive in that it grows out of everyday concerns.

16:00 - 17:00

Dan Marks

Dan is an RIBA Chartered architect and founding director of MATA Architects. He is a member of the Marylebone Association Planning Sub Committee, a statutory consultee on all planning applications in Marylebone. Dan has an interest in innovative construction techniques and the possibilities afforded by merging new technology with old craft.

Sunday 17th January

10:00 - 11:00

Ralf Thied

Ralf is director of daniels thiede architects, a RIBA chartered practice specialising in residential and healthcare development. Having worked for architectural practices and main contractors Ralf can offer plenty of technical knowledge and share his understanding of construction process, in particular in relation to prefabricated houses, retrofit and sustainable development.

12:00 - 13:00

Fiona Cheng

Feona Cheng has a career designing hotels across the world. She brings those skills and experience into the residential projects she works upon to create unique homes perfectly suited to the people who live in them. As an Architect and Interior Designer, she offers the seamless vision from major building works to special interiors and set-piece furniture with the delight of a truly individual home.

13:00 - 14:00

Gareth Gazey

Chartered Architect, Gareth formed Gazey Architects in 2011 and has spent the last 8 years designing successful residential projects, one of which was recently featured on Channel 4's 'Best Laid Plans' televised programme.

11:00 - 12:00

Jenny Harborne

Jenny Harborne established IMAGO architects in 1998 and has since done many residential developments and modifications in London and the vicinity. The projects take an eco-approach to cutting edge design, so glass and light are major features.

14:00 - 15:00

Sean West

As a founder of WR-AP, Sean leads the strategic direction of the practice with a combination of his inquisitive nature, creativity and proven technical skill. Sean’s architectural career has principally focused on a social agenda including new schools and residential developments. 

15:00 - 16:00

Bridget Sheppard

Bridget Sheppard provides professional and thoughtfully considered architectural services; she has a proven track record when it comes to creating energy efficient and environmentally considered spaces that exceed current performance standards

16:00 - 17:00

John Kellett

John started his career 40 years ago at Bath University. John has worked for practices of various sizes and for multi-disciplinary ones and ‘in-house’ for a developer of resort villages using ‘volumetric’ / ‘modular’ construction.