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Agata joined the practice in 2023. She is a first class honours graduate of Cardiff University's architecture programme. Agata is particularly interested in how public architecture can serve as a sensitive response to the housing crisis through the creation of community owned third-spaces.

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Albert studied architecture at the University of Melbourne, Australia. He joined the practice in 2023, bringing extensive experience across a variety of projects across sectors in Australia and the United Kingdom. Albert is passionate about technical detailing, rational spatial design and the environmental and social impacts of architecture.

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Alcan joined Wright & Wright in 2023, after completing his Part II at the University of Westminster where his Masters dissertation was awarded the Sir Banister Fletcher prize for sustainable themes. He has previously worked at a few other practices, while undertaking his Part I at the University of Bath. He is committed to forwarding sustainable design solutions on all of his projects.

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Barnaby joined Wright & Wright in 2023 after graduating with first-class honours from the University of Sheffield, where he developed a keen interest in public buildings. His final project aimed to establish a retrofitted outpost for the Crafts Council in Salford, earning a RIBA regional award nomination. Barnaby is enthusiastic about integrating analogue methods into the design process.

Ben Breheny, Associate at Wright & Wright

Joining in 2018, Ben has worked on cultural projects including Lambeth Palace, the British Museum and the Royal Opera House. He studied at the University of Cambridge and graduated with distinction from the London School of Architecture. Qualifying as an Architect in 2020, he manages the firm’s ISO14001 accreditation and is committed to developing its sustainability and regenerative ambitions.

Beryl

Beryl specialises in fire safety and building control matters both as an enforcer and a consultant. She has been involved in many Wright & Wright projects over the years including the Museum for the Home, Lambeth Palace Library, Lambeth Palace, the British Museum, and various colleges in Oxford and Cambridge. Beryl has acted as an expert witness to the Grenfell Tower Inquiry.

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Calven holds a first class degree from Nottingham and the London School of Architecture. His expertise centres on mixed-use and retrofitted projects in listed buildings, as well as new-build social housing projects. Calven volunteers in the London School of Architecture’s Access and Participation Plan Working Group, providing outreach and equality for underrepresented groups entering the field.

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Colleen joined the firm after leading brand strategy and marketing initiatives for culture sector organisations in London and New York. She holds degrees in Art History & Architecture from Barnard College and the Institute of Fine Arts (NYU) as well as an MBA from Oxford where she chaired the Art & Business Network. She is passionate about public collections and serves on several museum boards.

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Elliot studied at The Bartlett where his thesis won the Architectural Review Future Projects Award. He has worked on several cultural and residential projects. Elliot teaches widely, leading ‘Accelerate’, Open City’s education and mentoring programme championing diversity in the industry. Elliot lectures at the University of Greenwich and is a visiting critic at The Bartlett and Oxford Brookes.

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Eva studied architecture in Prague before pursuing a Masters in Sustainable Heritage at the Bartlett. With a background in preventive conservation, she has worked on projects in Oxford, London and the Czech Republic. Eva is interested in how local climates, natural resources and cultural context shape architecture and how this may inform the passive management of buildings' internal environments.

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Helen joined the practice in 2009. She oversees the firm’s legal, insurance and financial matters as well as looking after staff and ensuring compliance. As PA to the Partners, she also oversees office management, managing diaries and facilities, handling calls and welcoming visitors. She admires her colleagues’ creativity and believes in the positive impact good architecture can have on society.

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James joined Wright & Wright in 2023 after working at Mae Architects and Piercy&Company. James earned his masters with a distinction from Kingston University London, where he received the Jonathan Woolf Portfolio Prize and his first-class degree. James is passionate about spatial design and architectural detailing that considers the use of tactile sustainable materials.

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Josh joined the firm in 2021, bringing extensive experience in heritage projects across sectors in Australia and the UK. He earned his Masters in Architecture with Merit from Victoria University in New Zealand and completed his Part III at the Bartlett School of Architecture, where he received the Ross Jamieson Memorial Prize. Josh is a specialist in Building Information Modelling (BIM).

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Kirsty joined the firm in 2016 after graduating from the Glasgow School of Art. She completed her Part III studies at the University of Westminster. Kirsty works on complex projects located within historically sensitive sites including Lambeth Palace Library; Corpus Christi College; and the Museum of the Home. She has specialist knowledge of library design and is a qualified Passivhaus Designer.

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Leanna has worked on cultural and heritage projects including the Museum of the Home, the British Academy and the Lambeth Palace Masterplan. She studied at the University of Sheffield and specialises in museum, educational and ecclesiastical projects as well as work on listed buildings. Leanna is a RIBA Conservation Accredited Architect. She serves as an examiner at the University of Westminster.

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Lucy joined Wright & Wright in 2022 as an Architectural Assistant after completing her First Class Degree in Architecture from the University of Nottingham. She is currently working on the award-winning Museum of the Home, London, as well as a Passivhaus residential project for the University of Oxford. Lucy is committed to building knowledge on and implementing sustainable building methods.

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Max joined the practice in 2023, having completed his Part III at London Metropolitan University the previous year, graduating with distinction. He holds a first class degree from the University of Cambridge and completed his Masters at the Technische Universiteit Delft. Max is particularly interested in the resilience and adaptability of historic buildings in informing sustainable modes of use.

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Neil joined the practice in 2023 with over a decade of expertise as an architect. His specialisations include historic educational and cultural landmarks demonstrating an emphasis on the creative repair and re-use of existing buildings. Neil regularly mentors at Kingston University, examines at the University of Westminster and has served as the South-East Jury Chair in the RIBA Regional Awards.

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Olivia joined Wright & Wright in 2018. She has worked on projects including St Edmund Hall, the British Museum Masterplan, Corpus Christi College and St John’s College. She is very interested in how contemporary interventions can be carefully inserted into sensitive heritage settings. Olivia completed her Part I at the Glasgow School of Art and her Masters at the Technische Universiteit Delft.

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Rob joined the practice in 2017 having worked in Cambridge following graduation from the University of Nottingham with a first class Masters and nomination for the RIBA President’s Silver Medal. He works on many cultural projects, including the British Museum, the Dvořák House Museum and the Lobkowicz Collection. Rob is passionate about problem solving, master planning and on-site detailing.

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Ronan has worked on several culture and education sector projects. He is a certified Passivhaus Designer with expertise in sustainable architecture. Ronan earned first class honours from the Mackintosh School of Architecture, winning the Chairman's medal, dissertation prize, and a RIBA silver medal nomination. He holds a degree in Architectural Technology from Technological University Dublin.

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Theo graduated from the University of Cambridge where she specialized in educational and cultural building and landscape design through a narrative practice of hand drawing. She is interested in the ways local crafts and playful interventions create a sense of collective, joyful belonging within communities.