Simon Allford

Simon Allford

Director

From AHMM’s base in London Simon leads a studio that works in the UK and internationally, engaging public and private clients in the exploration of a particular architecture’s potential to offer delight as well as utility. Simon works on a wide range of scales and typologies. Notable projects include the Angel, Tea and Yellow Buildings as well as Adelaide Wharf, the Saatchi Gallery and Chobham Academy. He recently completed White Collar Factory on Old Street, offices for Google and YouTube at Pancras Square, a tower at 240 Blackfriars, three mixed use projects on Regent Street for the Crown Estate, and an academic building for the University of Amsterdam. He is currently working on projects around the UK, in Europe, the US and India.

Simon is Chairman of the Architecture Foundation, a trustee of the Architecture Association Foundation, and a visiting professor at The Bartlett and GSD Harvard. He has previously been Vice President for Education at the RIBA and a Chair of Design Review at CABE, and is a judge for the RIBA Awards.

Simon engages in the broader architectural discussion as a writer, critic, teacher, judge of competitions, frequent lecturer, examiner, advisor and commentator.

Jonathan Hall

Jonathan Hall

Director

Jonathan is responsible for all appointments for the practice, as well as Health and Safety procedures, while directing a number of architectural projects. He has been involved in the recently completed award winning schemes; Sunshine House, a Children's Development Centre in Southwark, and housing developments at Church Street and Crown Street Buildings.

Jonathan has been an external examiner at the University of New England and a Part III examiner at the University College of London as well as lecturing at architectural schools in the UK. Jonathan has contributed to architectural publications including Architecture Today and Building Design and has been a member of the RIBA Journal Practice editorial committee.

Paul Monaghan

Paul Monaghan

Director

Paul’s projects at all scales have been recognised as exemplars of outstanding design, collaborative creativity, applied technology, research and sustainability. These include William Street Quarter; Villaggio in Ghana; Unity on Liverpool’s historic waterfront; Barking Central; Westminster Academy; North London Hospice and Kentish Town Health Centre. His current and recent key projects include the redevelopment of Television Centre in west London; New Scotland Yard for the Metropolitan Police; and Liverpool’s Royal Court Theatre. Paul led AHMM’s work on the RIBA Stirling Prize-winning Burntwood School in south London, as well as two other Stirling-shortlisted buildings, Westminster Academy in 2008 and Kentish Town Health Centre in 2009.

In addition to his project work, Paul is an active speaker, teacher and juror. He is a visiting professor at the Bartlett and Sheffield schools of architecture; he has also been Vice Chair of the CABE Schools Design Review Panel and is on the CABE National Design Review Panel; and he is an RIBA Client Design Advisor. He has been chair of the Young Architect of the Year awards, chaired the RIBA awards panel until 2010, and was a judge for the RIBA Stirling Prize in 2016. Paul recently received an honorary doctorate of letters from the University of Sheffield.

Peter Morris

Peter Morris

Director

As Managing Director, Peter’s main focus is on the design and management of the practice itself while as an architect he maintains a close working relationship with its work through critical review of all projects at key stages. This dual role acknowledges AHMM’s belief in the interdependence of professional excellence and good business practice.

Peter oversees a broad range of cultural and operational aspects within the practice from staff development, training and recruitment, financial management, practice infrastructure, communications and risk management to developing the strategic direction of the business.

He has also been responsible for the direction of various projects from inception through to completion including the competition-winning schemes for Walsall Bus Station and the Barbican Arts Centre and continues to direct a number of architectural projects.

His commitments outside the practice include acting as a member of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea's Architecture Appraisal Panel.