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Alex Mowat

Founding Director

Alex has a particular interest in using design to solve property problems and unlock the hidden potential from large estates to small backland sites. He has led the design team for many of our award-winning projects including Bermondsey Island Housing and the Falmouth School Design Studio. He is also interested in timber as a sustainable material and in his spare time contributes to an ambitious oak planting project in Somerset. Using this knowledge, he has designed the Holt range of door handles and bathroom fittings. 

With 23 years of experience, Alex has acquired a large networks of collaborators, some you have heard of and some you may not, but who are the very best at what they do.

He studied at the Royal College of Art in London and Canterbury College of Art. Alex worked at Sir Michael Hopkins & Partners and Alsop Zogolovitch before setting up Mowat & Company in 1996.

Alex is a member of The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and The Architects Registration Board (ARB). He also acts as design advisor to Brent Council as part of their design review panel.

 
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Alexandra Sonechkina

Architectural Assistant

Alexandra is interested in architecture that stems from understanding of communities and social issues, where design response serves to better and enhance the experience of space.

At Mowat & Company Alexandra forms part of the architectural design team. She works on research as well as producing drawings, visualisations and models for current projects

Alexandra has experience of working on high end residential and museum design projects. Before joining Mowat & Co., she delivered conversion of Monty Python’s Milkwood studios into a private home. She was also a part of the large international design team working on Boris Yeltsin Presidential Museum in Yekaterinburg, Russia, which opened to public in 2015.

Alexandra graduated from the University of Edinburgh and the University of Westminster.

 
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Chloe Fenton

Architectural Assistant

Chloe enjoys tackling complex design problems through research, local knowledge and lateral thinking. Whilst at Mowat & Company, she has helped design 63 Pall Mall, an extension of the Berry Bros. & Rudd wine and spirits shop and worked on exhibition projects, in particular Roman Dead for Museum of London.

Previously Chloe participated in an urban planning project to redesign the public spaces of the Bemerton Estate in Islington by designing and implementing a series of embedded public consultations.

Chloe graduated from Central Saint Martins and is soon to complete her Part II studies at University of Westminster, which are focused on masterplanning and contemporary rurality. Her work was nominated for the RIBA West London award 2018 (CLAWSA).

 

 

 
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Oliver Vickerage

Project Architect

Oliver has a passion for the renovation of unused industrial places and objects. He has experience working predominantly with existing buildings in urban situations. Prior to joining Mowat & Company, he was involved in the construction stages of a large conversion and extension of Camden Town Hall to a hotel. This project developed his experience and understanding of working with existing buildings which he now brings to team. At Mowat & Company, he is focused on the connection between old and new, unravelling complex, landlocked sites.

Oliver is also fascinated by the craft of making and is an avid modelmaker. He uses this to prototype design ideas to find unexpected solutions in his work.

Oliver studied at the University of Bath, Glasgow School of Art and the University of Westminster. He has an interest in the response of architecture to variations in local climates and the evolution of the local vernacular which enforces his desire to travel. 


 
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Ray Cheung

Design Associate

Ray heads up interiors, exhibition and museum projects for Mowat & Company with a strong emphasis on careful detailing, high quality finishes and atmospheric lighting. He has led projects ranging from the design of a new store for footwear retailer, Oliver Sweeney to the multi-million refurbishment of advertising agency BBH’s London offices.

Ray also has a particular talent for creating immersive exhibitions that help convey the narrative and themes of a topic. This is evident in projects such as the Gateway permanent exhibition at Southampton’s SeaCity Museum; the visitor centre at Robinsons Brewery and the Glamour of Italian Fashion exhibition for V&A.

In all of his projects, he balances stretching design thinking with common sense and an upbeat attitude. Ray speaks as a guest lecturer at KLC School of Design, Royal College of Art and University College London.  

Ray studied Product Design at Ravensbourne College, London.

 
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Reena Ardeshana

Architectural Assistant

Reena is interested in the relationship between architecture and landscape as well as public and private spaces. Her focus lies in intriguing spaces and how specific research can influence design. This analysis adds depth which underpins her work at Mowat & Company. Using this she has worked on cultural and hospitality based projects such as St Albans Museum & Gallery and Renewal, an Imperial War Museum exhibition.

Reena also has experience assisting on landscape projects from small scale residential gardens to schools and hospitals. In her spare time she has also overseen the renovation of her family home from start to finish.

Reena completed her master’s degree at Delft Technical University, graduating with cum laude. Her master’s thesis focused on methodology and has been nominated by the University for the Dutch Archiprix pre-selection. She studied her bachelor’s degree at the University of Bath.

 
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Rohan Kempadoo

Studio Manager

Rohan is the Studio Manager for Mowat & Co. He keeps our team running smoothly so that our clients get the best of everyone’s experience and creativity. He is also responsible for all finance, marketing operations, administration and HR aspects of the business. This includes new business development, strategic research, and overseeing the management and successful delivery of the studio’s projects.

He has extensive experience in the architecture profession, having held managerial roles with Alison Brooks Architects and Michaelis Boyd Architects. He is a founding member of a network of architectural practice managers and directors who share his passion for maintaining great working environments.

Rohan studied English, Politics and Philosophy at Manchester Metropolitan University.