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Jonas Lencer

Jonas Lencer

He/him
Director, Studio London/Berlin
DIPL ING ARCH, AK, ARB, RIBA

Jonas Lencer was made Director in 2015 following a 15-year progression from architectural intern through to Studio Director. His role within dRMM has consistently been tied to the studio’s material research and development, with a particular focus on material innovation via the process of making and – increasingly – through the strength of digital design.

Jonas Lencer

Together with his fellow directors, Jonas champions dRMM’s international strategy, marrying his passion for process-driven architecture with an ambition to grow dRMM’s portfolio across the globe. Jonas believes passionately in the power of process-driven architecture as an agent for narrowing the gap between design and manufacture. He is particularly interested in the potential of prefabricated materials, materials with a propensity for modularity, and materials that promote circularity. His design with fellow director Alex de Rijke for the 2013 London Design Festival project, Endless Stair, celebrated engineered timber and modular design. The installation was conceived as a flexible configuration of identical components designed to adapt to different contexts, including its feature in the 2014 Milan Salone del Mobile event as Scale Infinite. Endless Stair also saw the collaboration with Arup engineers to develop the first hardwood CLT material, which was later used in dRMM’s award-winning design for a Maggie’s centre in Oldham. In 2016, Jonas brought his long-standing timber expertise to the Malaysian Wood Awards as a member on its judging panel.

Jonas brings his material and making expertise to the wider industry discourse in the form of consistent public speaking, writing and panel expertise – he was invited to sit on the London Borough of Haringey’s Quality Review Panel in 2017. He has written and lectured on the subject of the ‘Architecture of Circumstance’, which outlines his proposition for a design future reliant on resource availability, flexibility, and radical logic as opposed to predisposed stylistic solutions. As such, Jonas’ focus as Director lies with the studio’s overarching architectural strategy and the strengthening of its process-driven design ethos.

Jonas is vocal in his support of emerging practitioners as ambassadors for sustainable change within the industry. He has written about the importance of listening to young voices within the profession – specifically the role of environmental architect-activists – and is a mentor to dRMM’s internal Sustainability Focus group. Jonas is keenly invested in discourse as a tool for learning within practice. Aside from regular guest lecturing, he became an assessor for RIBA Part III at the University of Brighton in 2017.

Before joining dRMM he worked alongside Professor Mirko Baum at the Institute for Structural Architecture, RWTH-Aachen, as well as in Cologne and Moscow as an assistant to the artist Professor Igor Sacharow-Ross. Jonas moved to the UK in 2004 and was born and educated in Germany.

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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

Architect
Studio Berlin
[DE]
Finbar Charleson

Finbar Charleson

Architect
Studio London
[UK / SE]
Findlay McFarlane

Findlay McFarlane

Architect
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

Senior Sustainability & Regenerative Design Manager
Studio London/Berlin
[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]
Kallum Lightfoot

Kallum Lightfoot

Arch Assistant
Studio London
[UK]
Kat Scott

Kat Scott

Associate, Head of Sustainability and Regenerative Design
Studio London/Berlin
[UK]
Kieran Tam

Kieran Tam

Arch Assistant
Studio London
[uk / hk]
Lily Teeling

Lily Teeling

Studio Coordinator
Studio London
[UK]
Lorenz Krauth

Lorenz Krauth

Project Architect and 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

Studio Lead
Studio Berlin
[RU/UK]
Victoria Hale

Victoria Hale

Senior Associate
Studio London
[UK]
Will Howard

Will Howard

Senior Associate
Studio London
[UK]