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, and has been appointed the Liverpool City Region Design Champion.

Simon Allford

Simon Allford

Director

Simon is a founding director of Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, a Stirling Prize-winning architecture practice established in 1989. From AHMM’s base in Clerkenwell, Simon leads a studio that works in London and internationally, engaging public and private clients in the exploration of a particular architecture’s potential to offer delight as well as utility.

He works at a wide range of scales and, eschewing conventions of specialisation and particular use, develops through his work his polemic for ‘The Universal Building’, an idea that underpins his approach to large scale urban regeneration projects as well as one off buildings that accommodate a wide range of very different uses. His buildings and projects have won numerous national and international awards for design and technological innovation and have been widely published.

He is currently working on key major complex urban infrastructure and mixed use projects in London as well as in Bratislava, Berlin, Munich and Qingdao. He also has several large scale projects in Oklahoma.

Notable completed projects include Google’s offices at Pancras Square; the Saatchi Gallery; White Collar Factory; Angel, Tea and Yellow Buildings; 61 Oxford Street; Chobham Academy; Adelaide Wharf; Weston Street; and a new campus for the University of Amsterdam.

Simon recently stepped down from his long standing role as Chair of the Architecture Foundation, and has previously served as Honorary Treasurer and Secretary of the Architectural Association (AA), as a trustee of the AA Foundation, and as Vice President of the RIBA Education Committee. Simon has also been a visiting professor at The Bartlett School of Architecture and at the Harvard Graduate School of Design where he has run two studios. He engages in the broader architectural discussion as a frequent writer, critic, teacher, competition juror, 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.

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, and he is the Chair of the Old Street District voluntary business-led partnership.

Nigel Harris

Nigel Harris

Finance Director FCMA

As Finance Director, Nigel is responsible for all aspects of the group’s finances including statutory reporting, strategic planning and budgeting, tax and treasury management. He oversees the day-to-day operations of the company’s finance team and the production of comprehensive management information and reporting. Nigel also maintains AHMM’s key banking and audit relationships.

Having qualified as an accountant in 1986, Nigel spent 12 years with Unilever before becoming a financial consultant to a wide range of industries. He joined Allford Hall Monaghan Morris as a consultant in 2005, becoming an employee in 2009 and formally joined the Executive Board in 2017.