The Team
  • Liam SpencerFounding Director 

    Liam founded ThirdWay Architecture in early 2017 having had a wide-ranging experience of projects across Central London and the UK at various scales and stages of development, design and delivery. He works closely with client and consultant teams on predominantly mixed use and commercial schemes, with a keen interest in projects that extend, retrofit and refurbish existing buildings to create interesting and engaging spaces.

    Liam studied Architecture at the University of Edinburgh (ESALA) and The University of Westminster, and before founding TWA worked at MATT Architecture on a range of commercial-led developments across London and Manchester.

    Liam has a keen interest in how modern media and technology influence our use and perception of physical space and has spoken publicly about the importance of well-crafted and materially rich architecture and design, notably contemporary workplaces, being ever more important in our digitally dominated world.

    Away from the studio Liam can be found indulging in his wildly eclectic taste in music and food, ideally together, as well as his love/hate relationship with the poor performance of both Newcastle United and his classic MG.

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  • Liam Spencer | Founding Director
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  • Petr Esposito | Founding Director

    Petr is one of the founding partners of ThirdWay Architecture and a graduate of the Bartlett School of Architecture having previously worked with international firms, Gensler and Foster + Partners. Immediately prior to TWA, Petr worked at the award-winning practice MATT Architecture, where he was a project runner on the redevelopment of two 45,000 sqft sites in Wimbledon, Pinnacle House and Wellington House, both comprising refurbishment and significant new build elements to unlock potential, extend and re-brand the existing buildings.

    This project approach is key to Petr’s approach as a director of TWA, with a number of live projects that commercially add value through careful reconsideration of an existing site, optimising additional area gains and exploring a number of ways to improve the aesthetic of the building both internally and externally. Notable project examples include Chapter House, which will complete in early Summer 2019 and in Loman Street, which will start on site Q4 2019.

    Petr is particularly partial to a clashing sock and shoe combo, can word for word recite Will Smith’s musical back-catalogue and has two Italian cats, Pizza and Pasta.

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  • Dan Dale | Associate

    Dan is an ARB registered architect who has overseen the Chapter House project from design development through to onsite detail and delivery, while maintaining an active role in a number of other commercial projects across the studio. He is currently leading the design team on Settles Street, the extension and complete refurbishment of a unique Victorian Labour Exchange in Whitechapel.

    He is an experienced architect, graduating from the Bartlett school of Architecture in 2012, with 5 years of professional experience at Arup, working alongside engineers, planners, consultants and technical specialists.

    Dan has completed projects across a range of sectors, including workplace, education, arts, science and industry and has worked with a number of major clients including BSkyB, British Land and the Barbican.

    Key projects include, Sky ‘believe in better’ building (BiBB) 1,2 & 3 Finsbury Avenue, 4 Triton Sq and the City of London’s Centre for Music.

    Dan maintains an interest in the impact of emerging technologies on the construction industry, with emphasis on smart construction & digital design and has co-authored the British Council of Offices’ report on Virtual reality and 3D Printing.

    Dan has a Shitzie. Angus, a Shitzu and Westie cross, who can often be found visiting the studio distracting improving the team’s wellness.

  • Dan Dale | Associate
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  • Amy Martin | Associate

    Amy is an ARB qualified Associate Architect, who joined ThirdWay Architecture in 2017 and now leads a design team on a number of materially rich projects that include Queen’s Studios, the refurbishment of a period warehouse building in Queens Park, and Loman Street, a significant extension and the complete internal reworking of an existing office space in a lively area of Southwark that will start on site in late 2019.

    Having previously worked with dMFK Architects on a number of The Office Group projects, Amy is passionate about the interplay between rich materials, details and the transition between external and internal interventions particularly in contemporary workplace design.

    Amy studied at the Sheffield Hallam University and the University of Westminster and had her university work nominated for the RIBA Presidents Medal.

    When not in the studio Amy can be found exploring the world one Yoga retreat and enviable sunset photo at a time.

  • Amy Martin | Associate
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  • Charlie Gillespie | Associate

    Charlie is an RIBA registered and ARB qualified architect, who joined TWA as a senior associate having previously worked with Allies and Morrison, Foster and Partners and Marks Barfield Architects. He studied at the Edinburgh College of Art and University of Westminster where he qualified in 2013.

    His past projects include the Stirling Prize winning Bloomberg European Headquarters, the HSBC bank refurbishment, Kidderpore Avenue and he most recently he oversaw the completion of the South Hampstead Synagogue.

    Charlie has a wealth of experience working across different sectors and work stages, having delivered a number of notable projects from inception to completion, notably in the residential and commercial sectors. He is currently overseeing a number of projects in the studio, including a complex mixed-use refurbishment in Bristol comprising a Grade II listed building adjoining a post war purpose-built office block and a number of residential developments across Greater London.

    Away from the studio Charlie enjoys Ceilidhs, Gardening and Newcastle United. He is also not averse to a combination of the three.

  • Charlie Gillespie | Associate
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  • Scott Malin | Head of Workplace Design

    Scott is the head of workplace design at ThirdWay Architecture, leading a number of high profile Cat-A and Cat-B design projects for large, multi-national companies. He has a wealth of previous experience over the last 12 years having worked with Gensler and BDG on a range of projects across the UK, Europe, MENA and North America.

    Scott brings together a keen interest in developing a thorough, considered and exciting client brief with progressive and forward-thinking design approaches to create industry defining and aspirational workplaces.

    A key current project is the 70,000 sqft HQ office design that consolidates 6 satellite offices into a single site in the centre of London, focused on pioneering new technologies and the future of the workplace that will complete in 2021.

    Scott’s Mantra: Work like a captain, party like a pirate. (Not sure I understand it either to be honest)

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  • Chelsie Rashti | Architect

    Chelsie is an ARB qualified architect who is currently overseeing a number of materially and concept rich projects across London and Bristol. She previously worked with award winning practices Piercy and Co. and Adjaye Associates, where key projects included the Derwent Head Quarters, Camden Lock Market Regeneration, and the retail flagship store for Roksanda Ilincic.

    Chelsie has a keen interest in working with sensitive listed buildings, material juxtaposition and unlocking complex mixed-use sites. Since joining TWA in 2017 she has led the renovation and extension of a grade-II listed Victorian former-coachworks and a row of Georgian Townhouses in Clerkenwell that have been carefully converted to flats and creative office space.

    Chelsie would be lying if she said she went to museums but feels like it is the right thing to say. She regularly attends boxing classes and has been told that she has a good cross, but her jab certainly needs work.

  • Chelsie Rashti | Architect
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  • Ben Mugabe | Technical Director

    Ben is the Technical Director at TWA, overseeing detail and on-site delivery across the practice. He is an experienced ARB registered Project Architect, qualifying in 2009, and has amassed over 26 years of experience working across several sectors, notably Education, Retail, Commercial and Residential. Notable previous projects include a 27,000 sqft new-build commercial space for Boultbee Brooks in Watford and a 57,000 sqft comprehensive office refurbishment in Bristol for Castleforge.

    This wide range of on-site experience has led Ben to pursue additional qualifications, most recently undertaking a MSc in Construction Management to further his knowledge and understanding of how live projects come together, and importantly how architects can optimise their involvement in construction phases.

    Away from the office, Ben is an avid Arsenal fan and is devoted to spending time with his wonderful family Melaine, Tatenda and Tavonga.

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  • Rose Botfield | Architect

    Rose in an ARB qualified Architect who joined ThirdWay Architecture in 2018 and has led the Provost Street project, a materially sensitive two storey extension and complete refurbishment of a Victorian Warehouse building near Old Street roundabout.

    Prior to TWA, Rose worked with Bennetts Associates in London and Edinburgh and studied Architecture at The University of Edinburgh where she won a number of awards for her research work.

    Away from the studio Rose is very active; playing Lacrosse, Tennis and engaging in some audaciously fast and long pre-work runs.

  • Rose Botfield | Architect
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  • Brad Martin | Senior Technical Co-ordinator

    Brad is a senior technical co-ordinator at TWA with a wide range of detail development and construction experience. Brad studied at the RMIT in Melbourne Australia and has worked with international practices KSS Design Group and MCM Architecture.

    He is currently working on a number of live projects including Loman Street and Featherstone Street, both involving complex co-ordination of architectural and consultant packages. Brad is proficient in Revit and shares his knowledge of digital design, manufacturing and visualization across the studio.

    Brad is an excellent cook and makes an as yet unqualified claim to the best Beef Wellington known to man.

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  • Sarah Ho | Architect

    Sarah is an ARB qualified and RIBA registered Architect who is currently leading a number of commercial projects in South London. She studied and qualified at the Architectural Association in London having previously undertaken a Foundation Degree in Arts and Design and Central St. Martins.

    Sarah has worked on a wide range of projects, varying from private residential new builds through to large commercial towers with PLP/Architecture and Aecom. Through this varied experience Sarah has built up a mix of key architectural interests that include automated provesses, making and prototyping and generative design.

    Away from the studio Sarah had a keen interest in Dog psychology and training and is a keen painter, focusing on the Line and Wash style of watercolour.

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  • Elena Sorokina | Architect

    Elena is an ARB registered architect working on the Settles Street project, the comprehensive redevelopment of a Victorian Labour Exchange in Whitechapel. Elena studied at the University of Edinburgh and gained her professional qualification from The University of Westminster.

    She has a range of project experience and before joining TWA worked on a number of bespoke private residential projects, varying in scale from expansive single-family residences to multi-unit developments.

    Elena likes to offset her unshakeable breakfast croissant habit with more sporadic bodypump. More culturally she enjoys the books of Murakami, Watercolour painting and following corgis on Instagram.

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  • Thomas Hopkins | Senior Designer

    Thomas is a senior architectural designer, currently under taking his Part III qualifications at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. He has previously worked with Grimshaw Architects and tutored a design unit at the Leicester School of Architecture.

    Thomas brings a wealth of design knowledge to the studio, having previously ran a design studio focusing on small scale interventions to complex city sites. He is currently part of the design team working on Settles Street, the comprehensive redevelopment of a Victorian Labour Exchange.

    Away from the studio, Thomas is an accomplished cook and can be found testing new and innovative recipes or weaving nonchalantly through traffic on his Vespa.

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  • Mika Zacharias | Architect

    Mika is an ARB qualified architect currently working on a number of projects within the studio, notably Featherstone Street – the 45,000sqft comprehensive refurbishment of a 1960s office building that involves multiple extensions, complete internal reworking and façade replacement close to Old Street Roundabout.

    Mika has previously worked at renowned practices KPF and Carmody Groake, and studied architecture at the Bartlett School of Architecture (UCL)

    Mika is in the final stages of qualifying as a yoga teacher and can often be found in Child’s Pose under her desk at the end of a long day.

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  • Peter Ghobrial | Project Co-ordinator

    Peter is a project co-ordinator at ThirdWay Architecture. He joined the practice in early 2018 having previously worked with Gpad London and Buckley Grey Yeoman. He brings a wealth of design and detail knowledge, having seen a number of projects from concept through to site and completion. A notable example was Stylus, a contemporary and complex office building on Old Street that incorporates elements of new build, façade retention and a strong material palette throughout.

    Peter is currently working on a number of projects that include the refurbishment of a row of Grade II listed Georgian Townhouses and a Grade II listed Former Coachworks in Hackney.

    Peter is an accomplished photographer, taking all photographs for the studio as well as doing portraiture and event work in his spare time. When not behind the lens of the camera, he can be found spending time with his young family exploring the sights and sounds of London.

  • Peter Ghobrial | Project Co-ordinator
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  • Sara Nabulsi | Architectural Assistant RIBA Pt II

    Sara is a RIBA Part II Architectural Assistant, currently studying for her professional qualification from the University of Westminster. She joined TWA in 2018 having had a range of professional experience at international studios HOK and fourfoursixsix. Prior to this she studied architecture at The University of Brighton and London Metropolitan University.

    She is currently part of a number of project teams exploring a range of projects across Central London, most notably part of the delivery team for Featherstone Street, a significant refurbishment that comprises extension, façade replacement and complete Cat-A redesign across 45,000sqft of office space close to Old Street roundabout.

    Sara is a big fan of the great outdoors, and loves exploring new hiking trails, coastal walks and road trip routes – accompanied along the way by her dog, Reggie.

  • Sara Nabulsi | Architectural Assistant RIBA Pt II
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  • Cristina Villalonga | Architect

    Cristina is an ARB qualified architect originally from the Canary Islands. She has worked internationally both in Spain and Hong Kong on a range of projects, predominantly within commercial office design. She studied at ETSA Las Palmas with international exchanges in Chile and Italy.

    Cristina is currently working on the delivery elements of Provost Street, a two storey extension to a Victorian Warehouse that is due for completion in June 2019 and a number of other projects across feasibility and planning stages.

    Away from the studio Cristina enjoys exploring Shoreditch record shops to build up her vinyl collection and is part of a competitive dinner party series within her friendship group that makes the rating system of Come Dine With Me seem polite.

  • Cristina Villalonga | Architect
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  • Connor Doyle | Architectural Assistant RIBA Pt I

    Connor is a RIBA part I architectural assistant who joined TWA in 2018. He studied for his BArch qualification at Nottingham Trent University and has worked in New York on a number of private residential projects.

    Within the studio he is involved in a range of projects, including a significant office development in Putney, a range of co-living schemes across Central London and was part of the design team for Queens Studio, a complete refurbishment of a heritage rich office space in Queens Park that completed in early 2019.

    Connor is a talented artist, using expressive oil paintings to capture a number of different subjects. At a recent ThirdWay Trust charity auction one of his pieces caused a bidding frenzy and several requests to find out which Gallery represented him – (NB. The ThirdWay Architecture Founding Directors Gallery for any future enquiries, excellent commission rates)

  • Connor Doyle | Architectural Assistant RIBA Pt I
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  • Lucy Harrison | Senior Designer

    Lucy is a senior designer at ThirdWay Architecture working predominantly on workplace projects across Central London. She has a wide range of experience having worked with commercial practices BDG and Unispace as well as high end residential experience with Minale & Mann. While at BDG she worked on the award-winning Sea Containers House project for WPP, a project that really captured her interest in the regeneration and reuse of existing buildings.

    Outside of the studio Lucy is a keen cook, focusing particularly on Middle Eastern, Asian and Mediterranean dishes. She is also a keen paddle boarder and surfer, regularly escaping the city to get out on waves.

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  • Lucie Bonney | Interior Designer

    Lucie is an interior designer working across a number of workplace and office refurbishment projects. A keen and talented illustrator, Lucie enjoys bringing clients’ visions to life and creating compelling images to help describe and develop concepts.

    Lucie studied Interior Architecture at Nottingham Trent University and previously worked with HLW and Squire & Partners.

    Lucie once woke up and decided she wanted a physical challenge, so ran the Cornish Ultra Marathon – a 44 mile route along coastal paths, steep climbs and treacherous descents. All this having never run more than 20 miles previously, and all of her own accord.

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  • Alicia Spibey | Interior Designer

    Alicia is an interior designer working on a number of significant workplace projects in the studio. Alicia has worked on live projects across the residential and commercial sectors, and has a keen interest in rich material palettes and how they change the nature of use of different spaces.

    Alicia has previously worked with Woods Bagot and studied at Nottingham Trent University.

    Alicia enjoys exploring London’s creative cocktail scene and used to figure skate in the same ice arena as Torvil and Dean. With enough of the former, her pirouettes, Lutz and Axel have been witnessed with no ice required at all.

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  • Luca Fontana | Technical Designer

    Luca is a technical designer at TWA, having worked in the construction, design + build and architecture industry for over 10 years. During this time in London Luca has worked on a range of house alterations, fit-out projects and new build housing projects.

    Architecturally, Luca values the functionality of spatial design and detail – crediting the work of Mies Van Der Rohe as an inspiration. He studied at the Faculty of Architecture ‘Ludovico Quaroni’ at the University of Rome La Sapienza.

    Outside of architecture Luca enjoys football, cooking, travelling and history.

  • Luca Fontana | Technical Designer
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  • Alexandra Kondor-Krupanszki | Architectural Assistant RIBA Pt I

    Alexandra is an architectural assistant working on a number of live projects in the office including a significant office development in Putney and a range of co-living schemes across Central London. She studied Interior Architecture and Design at London Metropolitan University.

    Away from the studio Alex can be found abseiling from London’s tallest buildings (really…)

  • Alexandra Kondor-Krupanszki | Architectural Assistant
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  • Ben King | Designer

    Ben is a junior designer at ThirdWay Architecture having graduated with a degree in Creative Product Design from the University of the West of England. He works across projects on creative model making and using his previous experience with 3D printing technology to test ideas at all stages of concept through to detail design.

    Away from the studio Ben is an active skier and scuba diver, weather and location permitting, and if not on the slopes or in the sea can be found fixing his Land Rover.

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  • Amanda Irwin | Workplace Director

    Amanda is the Workplace Director at ThirdWay Group. She engages various qualitative and quantitative data gathering techniques to analyse work styles and help clients create a better workplace for the future. Through understanding the way people work today, their motivations for change and what success looks like, she collaborates with the wider design team to provide what the client’s new workplace needs to flourish.

    Previously Amanda worked at UnWork, an independent workplace consultancy, managing complex strategy projects for companies such as CitiGroup, Lloyd’s, Schroders, Virgin Media and The Crown Estate. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obsipo.

    Outside of workplace Amanda enjoys rock climbing, experimenting with Asian recipes and Prosecco.

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  • Rob Goulder | Design Director

    As Design Director, Rob’s role includes involvement on projects across the entire ThirdWay Group, leading multiple large-scale projects, as well as overseeing and guiding the Interior Design Team across all active projects to make sure that every client’s design desires are met. His role includes strategic management on the direction of the design team, and the interaction between all departments.

    Rob has worked on jobs varying from 1,000sqft to 175,000sqft, from complete CAT A building refurbishment schemes, to complex and detailed CAT B designs. His experience in repositioning large-scale buildings and their campuses has led to record rents achieved on several projects, and market leading designs that have set the precedent for their sector.

    He has over 12 years’ experience in the industry having previously worked for international practices Gensler and WheelerKanik.

    Away from the office Rob can be found at The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium regardless of it being matchday or not; he is just so happy it is finally complete.

  • Rob Goulder | Design Director
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