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Alex de Rijke

Alex de Rijke

Director, Studio London/Berlin
BA, Dip Arch, MA, ARB

Alex de Rijke is a founding Director of dRMM, having established the practice in 1995 with Philip Marsh and Sadie Morgan. He is a design champion at dRMM, responsible for the concept, construction and delivery of our timber projects. These include Sliding HouseKingsdale SchoolCharlton WorkStackTower of LoveEndless Stair, WoodBlock HouseMaggie’s Oldham, and the Stirling Prize-winning Hastings Pier.

Alex de Rijke

Alex conducts ongoing research into contemporary materials, technologies and methods of construction. Through his leadership, dRMM has become a recognised pioneer and authority on engineered timber design and construction, especially laminated timber structures.

Having introduced softwood CLT (cross laminated timber), to the UK with groundbreaking work at Kingsdale School, London and Naked House, Oslo in 2006, Alex invented, in collaboration with AHEC and ARUP, the world’s first cross laminated hardwood timber for Endless Stair in 2013, dRMM’s London Design Festival installation at Tate Modern. dRMM’s Maggie’s cancer care centre in Oldham 2017 was the world’s first hardwood timber CLT building and explicitly demonstrates a synthesis of concept, material construction and user well-being; a project that reveals de Rijke’s ‘total design’ ethos in the integration of landscape, architecture, furniture and art.

As an expert in the relations between materials and emerging construction types, de Rijke has presented dRMM’s work from Scandinavia and Europe to Asia and Australasia. He has given conference papers on a range of themes including: engineered timber architecture and construction; prefabricated and mobile architecture; and the relationship between architecture and health. De Rijke is an outspoken critic of the global problem of embodied carbon-heavy materials and building methods that are the default of the construction industry. Through his championing of the need to build using timber and low carbon materials, dRMM were the first UK architecture practice to make public buildings in CLT and have since the 1990s consistently been able to innovate and improve sustainable design through real projects.

Prof de Rijke has always combined cutting-edge practice with education, always positioning learning through experiment and making. He was appointed as the first ever Professor of Timber Architecture at TU Delft in 2023 and has extensive teaching experience at various institutions including London South Bank University, the Düsseldorf School of Architecture and the Architectural Association. De Rijke was Dean of Architecture at the Royal College of Art and Professor of the Masters programme from 2011-2015, instigating a new culture of making and prototyping. Alex was External Examiner for Architectural Association/Hooke Park Design & Make Masters 2016-21, and is currently External Examiner on UAL/St. Martin’s Spatial Design programme, London.

With a longstanding parallel interest in photography, de Rijke documents dRMM’s projects on an ongoing basis for publications and exhibitions, including the Venice Biennale 2008 and 2012, and dRMM’s timber architecture exhibition, Forest of Fabrication 2019. He has served on the Major of London’s design advisory panel, and continues to contribute to design discussions at universities and institutions such as RIBA, ARCAM (Architecture Centre Amsterdam), the Milan Salone del Mobile and The Plan ‘Perspective’ conferences. De Rijke represents dRMM and champions timber for the wider profession in the media through radio, TV appearances and features in publications such as The Plan, Architecture Today, Dezeen and The Guardian.

Alongside and often integrated with his architecture, de Rijke has designed and made many furniture pieces using (some) recycled plastics and (predominantly) wood. Key examples of his freestanding and fitted furniture are ‘Table; turned’ for the London Architecture Wishlist, and various works with artist Richard Woods.

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Alex de Rijke

Alex de Rijke

Director
Studio London/Berlin
[UK / NL]
Philip Marsh

Philip Marsh

Director
Studio London/Berlin
[UK]
Sadie Morgan

Sadie Morgan

Director
Studio London/Berlin
[UK]
Jonas Lencer

Jonas Lencer

Director
Studio London/Berlin
[DE / UK]
Judith Stichtenoth

Judith Stichtenoth

Director
Studio London/Berlin
[DE / UK]
Saskia Lencer

Saskia Lencer

Director
Studio London/Berlin
[DE / UK]
Tamsin Pearce

Tamsin Pearce

Finance Director
Studio London/Berlin
[UK]
Steven Wallis

Steven Wallis

Associate Director
Studio London
[AU / UK]
Alexis Hewitson

Alexis Hewitson

Executive Assistant to Sadie Morgan
Studio London
[UK]
Andy Matthews

Andy Matthews

Project Architect
Studio London
[UK]
Anna Shpuntova

Anna Shpuntova

Arch Assistant
Studio London
[RU]
Auzar Tehrani

Auzar Tehrani

Project Architectural Designer
Studio London
[IR]
Bella Jahoda

Bella Jahoda

Arch Assistant
Studio London
[AT/EC]
Benedetta Montaguti

Benedetta Montaguti

Architect
Studio London
[IT]
Catherine Clarke

Catherine Clarke

Associate, Studio Manager
Studio London
[SA / UK]
Ceren Mihlar

Ceren Mihlar

Project Architectural Designer
Studio London
[TR]
Cerise Lindsay

Cerise Lindsay

Architectural Technologist
Studio London
[UK]
Charlotte Ward

Charlotte Ward

Arch Assistant
Studio London
[UK]
Chris Bennett

Chris Bennett

Arch Assistant
Studio London
[UK]
Chris Cornelissen

Chris Cornelissen

Associate
Studio London
[NL]
Denice Mann-Toyinbo

Denice Mann-Toyinbo

Project Architect
Studio London
[UK]
Electra Gkampoura

Electra Gkampoura

Architect
Studio London
[GR]
Elle Thompson

Elle Thompson

Arch Assistant
Studio London
[UK]
Eva Neumann

Eva Neumann

Architektin
Studio Berlin
[DE]
Finbar Charleson

Finbar Charleson

Architect
Studio London
[UK / SE]
Findlay McFarlane

Findlay McFarlane

Architekt
Studio Berlin
[UK]
George Ahern

George Ahern

Project Architect
Studio London
[NZ]
George Thornton

George Thornton

Arch Assistant
Studio London
[UK]
Helen Buchholz

Helen Buchholz

Architectural Designer
Studio Berlin
[DE]
Hugo Santos

Hugo Santos

Sustainability & Regenerative Design Coordinator
Studio London
[PT]
Iara Silva

Iara Silva

Architect
Studio London
[PT/AO]
Jacqueline Wheeler

Jacqueline Wheeler

Marketing Manager
Studio London/Berlin
[UK]
Jakub Vasicka

Jakub Vasicka

Arch Assistant
Studio London
[CZ]
James Young

James Young

Project Architect
Studio London
[UK]
Joe Morris

Joe Morris

Architectural Designer
Studio London
[UK]
John Naylor

John Naylor

Senior Architect
Studio London
[UK]
Kallum Lightfoot

Kallum Lightfoot

Arch Assistant
Studio London
[UK]
Kat Scott

Kat Scott

Associate, Regenerative Design Lead
Studio London
[UK]
Kieran Tam

Kieran Tam

Arch Assistant
Studio London
[uk / hk]
Lily Teeling

Lily Teeling

Studio Coordinator
Studio London
[UK]
Lorenz Krauth

Lorenz Krauth

Projektarchitekt und Bid Manager
Studio Berlin
[DE]
Martina Riva

Martina Riva

Architect
Studio London
[IT]
May Harper

May Harper

Bid Manager
Studio London
[UK]
Maya Whitfield

Maya Whitfield

Arch Assistant
Studio London
[UK]
Michael Baldwin

Michael Baldwin

Senior Arch Assistant
Studio London
[UK]
Miranda Musson

Miranda Musson

Arch Assistant
Studio London
[UK]
Navid Tahmasebi

Navid Tahmasebi

Architect
Studio London
[UK / IR]
Nazli Usta

Nazli Usta

Senior Associate
Studio London/Berlin
[TR / UK]
Olivia Chan

Olivia Chan

Arch Assistant
Studio London
[HK / UK]
Paris Gazzola

Paris Gazzola

Arch Assistant
Studio London
[AU]
Regina Kertapati

Regina Kertapati

Associate
Studio London
[AU]
Rhona Hamilton-Jones

Rhona Hamilton-Jones

Studio Assistant
Studio London
[UK]
Sam Skogstad

Sam Skogstad

Project Architectural Designer
Studio London
[NZ]
Shruti Satish

Shruti Satish

Arch Assistant
Studio London
[UAE/IND]
Tara Ryan

Tara Ryan

Business Development
Studio London
[UK]
Thomas Kar Bo Leung

Thomas Kar Bo Leung

Arch Assistant
Studio London
[UK/HK]
Thomas Smith

Thomas Smith

Arch Assistant
Studio London
[UK]
Tiago Santos

Tiago Santos

BIM Champion
Studio London
[PT]
Tonia Tkachenko

Tonia Tkachenko

Studioleiterin
Studio Berlin
[RU/UK]
Victoria Hale

Victoria Hale

Senior Associate
Studio London
[UK]
Will Howard

Will Howard

Senior Associate
Studio London
[UK]