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.

Gladys Ching Architect

Gladys joined in 2011, and has grown with the practice working on a number of cultural and educational projects, from concept to delivery, she brings knowledge of the full process, as well as MICAs design standards and quality assurance requirements. Her experience in restoration and reuse of buildings has led to comprehension of structural engineering elements and key production of information ie. technical drawings, reports, 3d modelling and visualisations. Gladys is a key member of our practices Architects Declare research team bringing passionate persual of promoting resource efficiency, including reducing carbon emissions.

She previously designed and delivered the restoration of the award winning Fairfield Halls, part of the wider Fair Field project in Croydon: a masterplan for a new cultural quarter in the town centre. Gladys was also part of the team working on the new library extension for The Queen’s College in Oxford. Gladys has previously worked on the new extension to the Lyric Hammersmith, Centre Point and the Olympic Park Cultural and Education Quarter competition, all of which were designed in complex urban settings; maximising the opportunity on the site and for the clients.

She is currently working with Oxford University Nuffield College to refurbish and rework the internal planning to make the educational facilities more accessible, as well as Peking HSBC Business School to develop designs for new student accommodation and a lecture theatre in Oxford.

Gladys also contributes to the coordination of the practice’s CPD programme and have been highly involved as mentors in the social value programmes such as Women in Architecture, Stephen Lawrence Trust, and previously co-led the office’s Wellbeing and Equality Group.

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.

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.

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.

Neil MacWilliams Architect

Neil joined MICA in 2015 bringing with him considerable experience in the design and delivery of complex, thoughtfully-detailed projects with an emphasis on creative re-use of existing fabric where possible.

Neil’s project experience encompasses projects ranging from inner-city schools to private houses, from cultural landmarks to hotels. With over a decade of experience, both in the UK and abroad, Neil also has particular expertise in the education sector.

Neil has recently completed work on restoring and extending the Grade-I listed Great Hall at the Honourable Society of Lincolns Inn. The Ashworth Centre development deftly provides a state of the art suite of new education facilities beneath the East Terrace and forms a key part of what has been the largest construction project on the historic estate for 175 years.

Neil is currently working on a range of projects, including Northgate House for Jesus College Oxford, the Fair Field Homes development for Brick by Brick in Croydon and the Sidney Lodge Sixth Form Hub for Cheltenham Ladies College. These projects have benefitted from Neil’s pragmatic approach, keen attention to detail and thorough knowledge with respect to technical specification.

Neil has also represented MICA as a mentor to students at Central Saint Martins and the University of Westminster in addition to members of the Women In Architecture partnership programme.

Raphaela Potter Architect

Raphaela has over 10 years experience of working within large multidisciplinary teams in the coordination and production of detailed design solutions. She brings high standards of design and technical knowledge to solve complex problems and deliver challenging projects. 

Raphaela is currently part of the Centre Point team working for the contractor Multiplex to refurbish the high-profile Grade II listed building in Camden, which is currently on site. The new proposals will look to transform the office building and public realm into a new residential use tower with retail, restaurants and a major public space at its base.

Raphaela has also been participating as a mentor in speed mentoring sessions through the Women in Architecture partnership programme which aims to increase commitments to equality within the profession.

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.

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.


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