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Jonas Lencer

Jonas Lencer

He/him
Director
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 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 Harringay’s Design 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
[UK / NL]
Philip Marsh

Philip Marsh

Director
[UK]
Sadie Morgan

Sadie Morgan

She/her
Director
[UK]
Jonas Lencer

Jonas Lencer

He/him
Director
[DE / UK]
Judith Stichtenoth

Judith Stichtenoth

She/her
Director
[DE / UK]
Saskia Lencer

Saskia Lencer

She/her
Director
[DE / UK]
Tamsin Pearce

Tamsin Pearce

She/her
Finance Director
[UK]
Abby Hopes

Abby Hopes

She/her
Arch Assistant
[UK]
Andres Hernandez

Andres Hernandez

He/him
Senior Project Lead
[CO]
Andy Matthews

Andy Matthews

Project Architect
[UK]
Anu Shemar

Anu Shemar

She/her
Arch Assistant
[UK]
Auzar Tehrani

Auzar Tehrani

She/her
Senior Architectural Designer
[IR]
Benedetta Montaguti

Benedetta Montaguti

She/her
Architect
[IT]
Catherine Clarke

Catherine Clarke

She/her
Studio Manager
[SA / UK]
Ceren Mihlar

Ceren Mihlar

She/her
Architectural Designer
[TR]
Chris Cornelissen

Chris Cornelissen

He/him
Senior Architect
[NL]
Farid Karim

Farid Karim

He/him
Arch Assistant
[SY]
Finbar Charleson

Finbar Charleson

He/him
Arch Assistant
[UK / SE]
Findlay McFarlane

Findlay McFarlane

He/him
Architect
[UK]
Joe Morris

Joe Morris

Senior Arch Assistant
[UK]
Kat Scott

Kat Scott

She/her
Sustainability & Regenerative Design Manager
[UK]
Lorenz Krauth

Lorenz Krauth

Architect
[DE]
Mark Laverty

Mark Laverty

He/him
Arch Assistant
[UK]
Michael Baldwin

Michael Baldwin

He/him
Senior Arch Assistant
[UK]
Nazli Usta

Nazli Usta

She/her
Senior Associate
[TR]
Olivia Chan

Olivia Chan

She/her
Arch Assistant
[UK]
Regina Kertapati

Regina Kertapati

She/her
Associate
[AU]
Sam Skogstad

Sam Skogstad

He/him
Senior Arch Assistant
[NZ]
Sarah Beven

Sarah Beven

She/her
Bid and Comms Coordinator
[UK]
Steven Wallis

Steven Wallis

He/him
Senior Associate
[AU]
Tara Ryan

Tara Ryan

She/her
Senior Associate, Head of Marketing and BD
[UK]
Thien Hee Tey

Thien Hee Tey

He/him
Arch Assistant
[MY]
Tonia Tkachenko

Tonia Tkachenko

She/her
Senior Associate
[RU]
Victoria Hale

Victoria Hale

She/her
Associate
[UK]
Will Howard

Will Howard

He/him
Senior Associate
[UK]
William Marshall

William Marshall

He/him
Architectural Designer
[AU]