Overview

Founded in 2005, Coffey Architects has built a strong reputation for designing beautifully crafted, intelligent buildings that ingeniously add value for our clients.

Whatever the scale and no matter what kind of client, our unique talent is to choreograph the demands of strategic objective, budgets, deadlines and delivery for great results.

A growing team of twenty-five talented and dedicated architects, we share a culture of excellence. Our projects have been recognised with a clutch of awards won against stiff competition.

We love...

The top eleven things that motivate us:

/ Championing the vision through thick and thin

/ Thinking big without neglecting the details

/ Challenging the brief where it helps the client

/ Materials that improve with age and respect their context

/ Clearly communicating concepts

/ Quality of beauty found in spaces not objects

/ Testing ideas till they break

/ Designing intelligently for people and the planet

/ Collaborating with other passionate people

/ The power of craft and design to do good

/ The richness of the urban context

People, context & Light

People, context and light are our driving concerns. Good architecture is measured by its adaptability and response to its context, social life, the people using it and the light that fills it.

Our architecture is for people – all people. We want the spaces we design to promote social interaction and set the stage for living, without barriers. In that sense, we are not wedded to any one style but believe in the power of design tailored to need, wish and context. In our hearts, architecture merely frames light both literally and metaphorically. Manipulating it is our starting point for finding elegant answers to our clients’ questions. In this way, we will never abandon beauty in our quest for the functional and pragmatic.

Environmental, social and economic issues are integral to our process. This mindset encourages collaboration with our design team colleagues, clients, investors, stakeholders and, of course, end-users. More than anything, though, we are inspired by the fragility of the planet. The earth is our home in the cosmos, full of wonder but vulnerable. We are moved not just to protect it, but to attempt in some way to capture its impossible beauty.

Team

Coffey Architects are a talented, ambitious complementary group of architects. We have significant experience of delivering exceptional projects and well-managed teamwork.

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Andrea Ruffilli

Architect

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Anna Rubin

Architectural Assistant

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Arseni Timofejev

Architectural Assistant

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Catherine Blaney

Architectural Assistant

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David Deroo

Visualiser

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Ella Wright

Architectural Assistant

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Ellen Ordell

Architect

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Eugenia Pavone

Architectural Assistant

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Lee Marsden

Project Director

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Michael Henriksen

Associate

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Phil Coffey

Director

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Rafid Sulaiman

Architect

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Sophie Wootten

Studio Manager

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Steve Jones

Project Director

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Tom Lea

Architect

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Uli Kraeling

Architect

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Will Chan

Architect

Awards

2017
/ Science Museum, RIBA London Award – shortlisted, award pending
/ Science Museum, Lighting Design Award – shortlisted, award pending
/ Hidden House, RIBA London Award – shortlisted, award pending
/ Modern Detached, RIBA East Award – shortlisted, award pending
/ Individual House Architect of the Year, BD Architect of the Year Award – shortlisted

2016
/ Visionary Architects/Masterplanners MIPIM UK Award – won
/ Dezeen Hot List
/ Science Museum, AJ Retrofit Award – shortlisted
/ U+I Headquarters, New London Architecture Award – won
/ U+I Headquarters, BD Interior and Office Architects of the Year Award – shortlisted
/ U+I Headquarters, BCO Award – shortlisted
/ Modern Side Extension, Stephen Lawrence Prize – shortlisted
/ Modern Side Extension, RIBA London Award – won
/ Modern Mews, RIBA London Award – won
/ Modern Mews, New London Award – won
/ Modern Mews, RIBA House of the Year Award – longlisted

2015
/ Modern Side Extension, AJ Retrofit Best House under £250k Award – won
/ Modern Side Extension, AJ Small Project Award – shortlisted

2014
/ Urban Loft, AJ Retrofit Best House under £300K Award – won
/ Court House, NLA Don’t Move, Improve Award – shortlisted
/ Well House, NLA Don’t Move, Improve Award – shortlisted
/ Island House, NLA Don’t Move, Improve Award – shortlisted
/ Canyon House, NLA Don’t Move, Improve Award – shortlisted
/ Canyon House, AJ Retrofit Awards, Best House over £300K Award – shortlisted

2013

/ BFI Reuben Library Cultural & Public Buildings, AJ Retrofit Award – shortlisted
/ Folded House, RIBA London Award – shortlisted
/ AD++ House, Ideal Home of the Year, Blue Ribbon Award – shortlisted

2012
/ BD Young Architect of the Year Award – won
/ BD Small Project Architect of the Year Award – won
/ Architects’ Journal Small Project Architect of the Year Award – won
/ Ad++ House, RIBA Best Small Project Award in Yorkshire Award – won
/ Ad++ House, RIBA White Rose Yorkshire Award – won
/ Folded House, Best Renovation, Homebuilding & Renovating Award – won
/ Phil Coffey, Independent on Sunday’s 101 Great Britons

2011
/ St Patrick’s School, Stephen Lawrence Prize – won
/ St Patrick’s School, RIBA London Award – won

2009
/ Sky House, Best Redesign, Grand Designs Award – won

2008
/ Modern Terrace, Best Renovation, Homebuilding & Renovating Award – won

2005
/ Phil Coffey, Architects’ Journal, 40 Under 40

Contact

enquiries@coffeyarchitects.com

+44(0)20 7549 2141

11-12 Great Sutton Street
London
EC1V 0BX