People

Gavin Miller Director
Paul Mullin Associate Director

Paul has a wide range of experience in residential, educational, heritage, masterplanning and urban design; with particular expertise working with local authorities on key regeneration schemes - recently leading a large team to deliver a masterplan and various award winning buildings across the East Ham Civic Campus for the London Borough of Newham. 

Paul has been the Project Architect on a number of multi-disciplinary projects, such as the Barking Town Centre Masterplan, the Stowe School Masterplan within the historic setting of Stowe House and Gardens, and the Sustainable Residential Quarter in Central Milton Keynes. Paul has also worked on large scale campus masterplans for the Universities of Lincoln and Southampton and the largest residential Passivhaus scheme in the UK, Chester Balmore, for the London Borough of Camden.

Paul has acted as a Critical Friend and Technical Advisor for clients including the Stowe School and the London Borough of Newham. He has also been a regular visiting tutor at the University of Bath, and has lectured at the Concrete Centre in London. Paul takes an active role in mentoring within the practice.
 
Paul is currently leading teams working on projects for Cheltenham Ladies’ College, two new Boarding Houses at Stowe, and the redevelopment of historic buildings in the St Thomas’ Campus for King’s College London.

David Jones Senior Architectural Technician

David is an experienced architectural technician who has worked on numerous projects including the 16,000 sqm extension for the Peabody Essex Museum in Massachusetts in the USA, Centre Point redevelopment, and the New Library at The Queen's College, Oxford. David was also key to the design and delivery of a new Bike Shelter for Keble College in Oxford. David is currently delivering a major new facility at Keble College - H B Allen Centre which provides new student accommodation, and education facilities, all centred around a new sixth quad for Oxford.

Tim Paul Associate Director

Tim has a range of architectural experience leading educational, cultural and arts projects along with residential and masterplanning projects. Tim played a key role in the construction of the Art and Design Academy for Liverpool John Moores University and has also worked on various residential projects including Kilburn Park Road and Hicks Bolton in South Kilburn.

Tim was project architect and oversaw the construction of the award winning Chester Balmore Housing project for the London Borough of Camden - one of the largest residential Passivhaus schemes in the UK, providing 53 highly innovate homes and winning the Civic Trust Special Award for Sustainability in 2015.
 
Tim is currently leading the team on the restoration of the Great Hall & Library and new build education and library facilities for the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn in London; and also leading the team refurbishing an office block in High Holborn to provide modern Chamber Space for the Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn.

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Yuchen PanPart II Architectural Assistant
Javier Rada Domingo Senior Associate

Javier brings to the practice particular expertise of designing for educational and residential projects, married with proven technical knowledge to solve complex problems. Javier was instrumental in the team designing the award winning East Ham Customer Service Centre and Library for the London Borough of Newham as part of the East Ham Civic Campus Masterplan. 

Javier has been actively involved in a wide range of projects including the Art & Design Academy at Liverpool John Moores University and the Southbank Centre Masterplan, London. He has worked on numerous projects at Stowe School, including the New Girls Boarding House and Art School and the current New Boys Boarding House, and has supervised the construction of residential schemes in South Kilburn.

Javier is currently working on the residential proposals for the Fairfield Masterplan as part of a new cultural quarter in the centre of Croydon. 

Jonathan Evans Architect

Jonathan joined MICA 2016, during which time he has worked on a variety of projects across a range of scales from a masterplan and 25-year investment framework for Lancaster City Centre, to a grade II house renovation in Belgravia. He is currently part of the team detailing designs for the delivery of a new digital hub, teaching spaces, accommodation, and fourth quad for Jesus College in central Oxford.

Jessie Turnbull Senior Associate

Jessie brings a wealth of knowledge to the practice having worked on numerous cultural, commercial and residential schemes in America, Japan and the UK.

Jessie completed her architectural training at Cambridge University in the UK and Princeton University in the United States, and she recently led the design and delivery of the major new facility, the H B Allen Centre, for Keble College in Oxford, including student accommodation and education facilities, all centred around a new sixth quad for the city.

Jessie is also currently part of the team developing designs for Cheltenham Ladies’ College, informing an Estate Masterplan Framework setting out the future needs of the College for the next 20-25 years, as well as bringing her expertise to the team developing the Fairfield Masterplan in the London Borough of Croydon.

Through her commitment to fostering equal opportunity for all in the profession, Jessie has been instrumental in the practice’s partnership with the Women in Architecture campaign which aims to increase commitments to equality within the profession and raise the profile of women across the construction industry. Jessie has been key in setting up our inhouse Equality Forum which aims to evaluate the company’s procedures and initiatives in order ensure equality, opportunity and development for all, and is our key link to the Social Mobility Foundation.

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Jacob Spence Part 2 Architectural Assistant

Jacob is an experienced Architectural Assistant with Part 3 Qualification, working in historic city-centre locations and sensitive contexts on a variety of regeneration, mixed use, masterplan, cultural, and educational projects. He trained in architecture and urban design at the University of Oregon in Portland, in Texas, and most recently at the Bartlett School of Architecture in London.

He is currently managing the rejuvenation of Hay Castle in Wales which will see the Scheduled Monument and Grade I Listed Building assembly rescued through conservation work and introduction of contemporary, high quality flexible spaces for exhibition, event, café and educational use. Jacob is also working on a new social housing development in Waltham Forest London.

Jacob has previously worked on a variety of successful local and international competitions, and large projects including Northgate for Jesus College Oxford, the Fair Field masterplan in Croydon and adjacent work including to Fairfield Halls, RISE Gallery, the Public Realm and Croydon College; Ipswich Arts & Museum Campus, TfL Crossrail 2 Masterplanning, and Centre Point London.

Committed to addressing inequalities in the profession and within the office, Jacob continues to work with Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust, RIBA Mentoring, Social Mobility Forum and work experience students. He is also helping to shape the future of MICA through strategic business development groups, and led an office refurbishment to provide a more equal and generous provision of staff workstations.

Jamie Lilley Architect

Jamie is an Architect who has worked from concept through to delivery on a number of masterplanning, education and cultural projects. He is a strong communicator and is skilled at leading complex briefing processes, by translating a client’s needs and aspirations into a successful design vision, often in highly sensitive contexts. He was part of the Hay Castle team at technical design stages, to conserve and refurbish the critically at-risk, Grade I listed, medieval keep and Jacobean mansion, now under construction.

Jamie’s experience at MICA has involved working with a number of leading independent Schools and Universities developing masterplans, coherent briefs and detailed designs. These include; a new medical teaching facility at St Thomas’ Campus for Kings College London; a new digital hub and student accommodation at Jesus College Oxford; two new boarding houses at Stowe School; a 25 year estate masterplan for Cheltenham Ladies’ College; and a new Sixth Form hub and a development masterplan for St Bede’s School. He is currently working with Wellington College on an 25 year estate masterplan and the design of a new Woodland Quad at the heart of the College estate, which comprises; a new co-education boarding house, day house and campus-wide sustainable energy centre.

Away from design, Jamie is part of MICA’s business development group, where he supports and participates in dialogue, debate and strategic review. Jamie graduated from the Bartlett School of Architecture where he was awarded the Bartlett Medal for his Masters research. He is a keen model maker and has regularly featured in the Royal Academy Summer exhibition.

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James Kirk Associate

James has over 10 years experience working on a variety of regeneration, mixed use, residential, cultural, educational and commercial projects. He works to produce creative and pragmatic designs for complex sites and brief environments, having worked on projects involving significant heritage, structural, environmental and architectural constraints.

His project experience includes design work for the Dulwich Picture Gallery, Private housing and gallery commissions, estate regeneration for Camden Council, a new vocational education facility in Barking Town Centre amongst other competition winning building and masterplan designs.

James has been a key member of the Centre Point team over the past 10 years from concept, through construction, to high quality fit-out for retailers. He has been on the client side team guiding the design and redevelopment of the grade II listed complex for Almacantar, which now offers new civic and leisure space, award winning new-build affordable housing and public space at the east end of London’s prime shopping street.

James is currently leading design development for improved facilities at the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance in Twickenham, as well as carrying out a feasibility study for a new commercial mixed use scheme in Croydon. James plays an important role in managing IT systems for the practice and has developed MICA’s building modelling and representation methods.

James has recently taught the 2019 BA Interior Design course at Chelsea College of Arts, and has also been integral to the practice’s involvement in mentoring students from the Stephen Lawrence Trust, leading CV workshops, CAD training and workplace training.

Lilian Swanson Senior Associate

Lilian has been a key member of the MICA team since 2012, becoming an associate after four years working in the practice. Lilian leads the coordination of bids submissions, PR and marketing and graphics for the practice.

Lilian brings experience in team management and architectural design competitions, graphic design for communications on both screen and for print, producing reports for planning applications and heritage statements, website design and management, co-ordination of quality assurance, and PR and Marketing.

Will Armstrong Part 2 Architectural Assistant

Will is a Part 2 Architectural Assistant. He completed his architectural training at the Bartlett School of Architecture at the UCL in London. Will is currently part of the team working on the restoration of the Great Hall & Library and new build education and library facilities for the Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn in London; and also part of the team working on designs for a new digital hub, teaching spaces, accommodation, and fourth quad for Jesus College in Oxford. Will has previously worked on the Fairfield project in Croydon, a masterplan for a new cultural quarter in the town centre. Will also contributes to the coordination of the office’s CPD programme. 

Pierre JerdakPart II Architectural Assistant
Kelly Ordemann Associate

Kelly is an associate who has been with MICA for over 10 years working on a range of projects across multiple sectors, including heritage and conservation projects at Lincoln’s Inn and East Ham Civic Campus. She also played a key role in the CMK West End One, London Road Barking Masterplan, Barking Technical Skills Academy, Chester Balmore, and the East Ham Customer Service Centre + Library.

More recently Kelly plays an important role in managing MICA’s project accounts, with an essential oversight of all projects, teams, and clients. She also manages the search for new opportunities and has a critical awareness of trends within the industry. Kelly works with our Framework Managers to monitor and maintain relationships across the various Frameworks.

Based in Edinburgh, Kelly works closely with our Bookeeper, Accountants, Directors, and Project Architects to streamline the internal working of each and every MICA project. She is a key member of our Business Development Group and provides insight into MICA’s position within the wider built environment sector. Kelly is a member of Women in Property and a mentor for the Stephen Lawrence Building Futures Programme.

Paul Wynn Architect

Since joining the practice in 2009 Paul has worked on a range of building and masterplanning schemes, and competitions for high profile residential and commercial projects. He brings strategic insight to masterplanning and an in-depth knowledge of housing design.

Paul’s expertise includes the development of major projects around transport infrastructure. He has been a key member of the team undertaking a series of extensive studies for Transport for London on how transport led development can unlock housing delivery for the capital.

He has also been actively involved in the Gilston Park Estate Masterplan in East Hertfordshire, a major project that will create a community of up to 10,000 homes with extensive community facilities and green infrastructure on a 1014 ha site.

More recently, he has led the Farnham Station and Wallington Station Masterplans for London Continental Railways. The housing focussed plans create a series of design strategies to develop a high-quality station environment, sense of place and residential community.

Paul is currently working on the residential proposals for a major mixed-use town centre regeneration project in Ashford, Kent. He is also developing detailed designs for new office and educational space as part of MICA’s emerging masterplan for the Holborn Links Estate.

Huseyin BulbulPart 2 Architectural Assistant
James RoachArchitect
Fiona Murray Office Manager

Fiona has been working with the office since March 2012. She manages the smooth daily running of the studio and projects. Working as part of a collaborative team, Fiona communicates with all staff and visitors alike, creating and maintaining efficient systems.

Fiona has a knowledge and experience in health and safety, and first aid training. She also has exceptional organisational and management skills and a pivotal role in the office.

Danusia Lewis Architect

Danusia has contributed to projects such as the Customer Service Centre and Library and Newham Collegiate Sixth Form Centre for the London Borough of Newham as part of the East Ham Civic Campus Masterplan.

Danusia is currently leading two public realm proposals in the office. One is for the new Tottenham Court Road Crossrail station and Centre Point redevelopment where we are designing a new world class square as part of the transformation of the iconic grade II listed complex. The other is for the University of Lancaster where we are upgrading the 1960’s campus.

Victoria Timberlake Associate

Victoria is an experienced Architect and has played a pivotal role at MICA for several years - most recently as the Architect responsible for delivering our award-winning low carbon Hands Building. She carried the project from the early design phases with the client of Mansfield College, before leading the design team in the transition to a novated role working with Beard construction. The beautiful award-winning building is a testament to her measured and pragmatic design skills, and her calm demeanour and excellent organisational skills make her an invaluable team player. She continues to work closely with Mansfield College in the development of the college masterplan, which has been with MICA since 2006.

The Jesus College Northgate House project, currently on site, has also benefited from Victoria’s expertise in the detailed and technical design phases: as a result she is uniquely placed in her in-depth knowledge of off-site fabrication and cross-laminated timber structures for student accommodation. The Northgate House is a new multi-purpose building that combines a digital hub, student accommodation, retail space and new garden quad under one roof.

Victoria has previously worked on various projects including Newham Collegiate Sixth Form Centre for the London Borough of Newham as part of the transformative East Ham Civic Campus Masterplan; a new hotel at Paradise Square Oxford, and the Ipswich Museum Arts Campus Masterplan which involves an extensive refurbishment of the Museum and Arts Hub.

Victoria also leads the MICA in-house BIM development team, exploring ways that we can build upon our expertise to deliver the most efficient projects for our clients, not only in built form but in efficiency of process, allowing for real time 3D design team input and exchange.

Mark Tugman Architect

Mark is an Architect with over ten years experience working on education, housing, masterplanning and mixed use projects at a variety of scales. He has strong design and technical knowledge to solve complex problems, with high standards of detailing and design.

Mark has recently completed leading the design and delivery of an extension to Lincoln’s Inn Library. The high quality contemporary addition is the first major project in the estate in 175 years befitting the quality of its neighbour and the history of the site whilst maximising much needed accommodation above that originally anticipated by the client. He is currently leading a team to develop designs for two new buildings for Pembroke College to provide additional high quality graduate student and studio accommodation with views to the waterfront setting.

As part of MICA’s Research Initiative Groups, Mark has carried out key research into exploring the latest innovations and developments in Higher Education and their impact on the university typology.

Ryan Middleton Architectural Assistant

Ryan has worked a MICA for over three years, over which time he has worked on a range of projects, across various sectors including the restoration and extension of a grade II listed building for Kings College and Guy’s St Thomas Hospital, and masterplans for Barking and Dagenham Riverside Gateways.

Ryan is currently working on a number of feasibility studies and masterplans for residential led, mixed-use developments. This includes working alongside national rail to propose strategies to develop and intensify train station sites, including the re-organisation of associated infrastructure. He has recently carried out a density study research project for London Legacy Development Corporation to explore and test various ways that different densities are achieved. Ryan is also part of the design team for a new mixed-use residential building in Croydon which is currently at RIBA stage 2.

Chris Wood Technical Director
Juliet Aston Associate Director

Juliet is an Associate Director at MICA, an experienced architect with a two decade history with the practice. During that time she has built experience across a broad base.

She has a lead many heritage projects, working with historic structures and environments at all levels of protection, gaining statutory permissions and dealing with the technicalities of conservation work, informed by specialist conservation training. Skilled in written and visual communication, she is also frequently involved in the research and production of our planning documentation for developments in sensitive and complex contexts. This is complemented by a continuous thread of work in the cultural sector, for museum, heritage and theatrical organisations, both in architectural and exhibition design work.

Alongside and within these specialisms, Juliet has delivered key technical roles on a variety of projects in different sectors (residential, retail, commercial), with substantial experience of compliance monitoring, and a growing expertise in specification writing.

Much of Juliet’s experience has been in retrofit and re-use, and she has a keen interest in the interface between performance improvement, material technology, and the retention of the special qualities of the buildings and places being retained.

Her architectural experience is supported by a prior degree qualification from University of East Anglia’s acclaimed World Art Studies and Museology faculty.

Juliet has been instrumental in the practice’s partnership with the Women in Architecture campaign which aims to increase commitments to equality within the profession and raise the profile of women in architecture worldwide. She has contributed to the campaign’s steering group sessions and mentored in the UK wide programme. She is also a mentor for the Social Mobility Foundation’s scheme, and within the RIBA mentoring scheme.

Stuart Cade Director
Mandy Franz Associate Director

Mandy has a wide range of experience in education, culture, heritage and mixed use developments, developing projects from business case and brief development to completion. She brings clear design, engagement and leadership, to deliver the highest quality project possible. She is a highly skilled Conservation Architect who takes a forensic approach to her work with Listed buildings, re-imagining them for new uses whilst revealing their heritage value.

She has delivered projects across a range of sectors and scales including Oxford collegiate projects, residential projects for the London Boroughs of Camden and Brent, and cultural projects in London and overseas. Mandy led the design and construction of the Corpus Christi College Auditorium in Oxford, The Queen’s College New Library, The H B Allen Centre early design, planning and development, the New Library for Christ's College Cambridge, the Lyric Hammersmith London and Centre Point London.

Mandy currently is overseeing a number of projects in Oxford including; Hertford College Library development, new student accommodation at the Geoffrey Arthur Building development for Pembroke College, and Northgate project, a mixed used development in Oxford, with residential, retail and innovative learning spaces for Jesus College. All projects have benefited from Mandy's considered and contextual approach to design, her knowledge and understanding to deliver sustainable solutions to budget, whilst maintaining quality and architectural merit.

Mandy sees development and continuous involvement in education as a critical part of her architectural career. She is a guest critic at the University of Bath and Dresden, Germany and part of the RIBA mentoring scheme, she is also involved reaching out to schools. Mandy has been key to advocating training and been developing the practice’s CPD and inhouse mentoring programmes.

Neil MacWilliams Architect

Neil joined MICA in 2015 bringing with him over a decade of experience in the design and delivery of complex, thoughtfully-detailed projects with an emphasis on creative re-use of existing fabric. His background encompasses projects ranging from private houses to cultural landmarks, he also has considerable expertise in the education sector, both in the UK and abroad.

Neil was the architect responsible for the external envelope of the Ashworth Centre at the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn. The new subterranean development deftly provides state of the art education facilities immediately adjacent to the Grade-I listed Great Hall as part of what has been the largest construction project on the historic estate for 175 years.

Neil has subsequently worked on projects for King’s College London, Cheltenham Ladies’ College, Jesus College Oxford and Wellington College. These projects have benefitted from Neil’s pragmatic approach, keen attention to detail and thorough knowledge with respect to technical specification.

Neil is currently a mentor to Part I students at Kingston University, having previously mentored at several architecture schools. He also regularly participates as an RIBA Part III oral examiner at the University of Westminster.

Jason SimPart II Architectural Assistant
Serena Cardozo Architect

Serena is an Architect currently working on the delivery of the refurbishment of the Horniman Museum’s Anthropology Galleries in London. Serena was also a key part of the team working on the delivery of the library extension and related refurbishment works at The Queen's College in Oxford. Serena has previously worked on various projects including the Heathrow City Feasibility Competition, Lincoln's Inn Masterplan, and the Lancaster University Spine renovation.

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