Our Team


Partners

CEO & PARTNER

Stuart Horwood

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PARTNER

Hamish Brown

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Management

STUDIO DIRECTOR

Laura Lockwood

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COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR

James Murray

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HEAD OF PROCUREMENT

Lizzie Mackay

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HEAD OF FINANCE

Amy Trafford

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Business Development

HEAD OF EUROPE

William Evans

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DIRECTOR OF MIDDLE-EAST

Joe Chamberlin

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Design Directors

DESIGN DIRECTOR

Maria Mallalieu

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DESIGN DIRECTOR

Leo Bertacchini

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DESIGN DIRECTOR

Akram Fahmi

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DESIGN DIRECTOR

Ailsa Connery

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Team

ASSOCIATE DESIGNER

Irina Vladimirova

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ASSOCIATE ARCHITECT

William Bles

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ASSOCIATE DESIGNER

Sarah Wiestner

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ASSOCIATE ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER

Alessandra Vatri

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ASSOCIATE DESIGNER

Tuba Nicolai

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SENIOR INTERIOR ARCHITECT

Marina Breves

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HEAD OF CGI

Ewelina Wagner-Kuston

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SENIOR FF&E DESIGNER

Alice Hales

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SENIOR FF&E DESIGNER

Asari Inameti

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SENIOR INTERIOR DESIGNER

Catt Godon

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SENIOR FF&E DESIGNER

Ekaterina Kitaina

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SENIOR ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER

Damien Miles

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SENIOR ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER

Niall Gonnella

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Senior Architect

Laura Cutarelli

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SENIOR FF&E DESIGNER

Kirsten Phillips

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Senior Architect

Caitlyn Manicom

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Senior Technical Designer

Luis Paris

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Senior Architectural Designer

Chun Chiu

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Senior FF&E Designer

Siri Lindblad

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SENIOR FF&E DESIGNER

Lulu Hynard

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SENIOR ARCHITECT

Sarah Timm

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Architect

Micaela Beretta

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Architect

Stephanie Witherspoon

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Part II Architectural Assistant

Lida Michelaki

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ARCHITECTURAL ASSISTANT

Paris Albert

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Part II Architectural Assistant

David Nartey-Tokoli

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ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER

Svetlana Khidirova

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OPERATIONS MANAGER

Amy Wrighton

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INTERIOR DESIGNER

Sophie Alexander

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INTERIOR DESIGNER

Lolita Lochhead

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Interior Designer

Sophie Brown

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Interior Designer

Samantha Wilson

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INTERIOR DESIGNER

Mariana Devezas

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INTERIOR DESIGNER

Yasmin El-Sayed

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FF&E DESIGNER

Eleanor Moorhouse

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Front of House Executive

Maddy Turner

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INTERIOR DESIGNER

Pippa Hendra

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FF&E DESIGNER

Joy Lagmay

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FF&E DESIGNER

Claire McGovern

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FF&E DESIGNER

Alexandra Sherry

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INTERIOR DESIGNER

Alexa Smit

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PROCUREMENT MANAGER

Sarah King

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Assistant Accountant

Joanna Gilbert-Green

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Interior Designer

Rebeca Silva

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PROCUREMENT COORDINATOR

Charlotte Klamer

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Architectural Designer

Dorota Moskal

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Interior Designer

Sameeha Nasir

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Interior Designer

Nawaal Adamjee

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SENIOR FF&E DESIGNER

Sarah Kenny

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Architectural Designer

Luke Boncey

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FF & E DESIGNER

Alessandra Melchiorri

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Architectural Designer

Agustina Dieguez

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Part II Architectural Assistant

Silviya Stoyanova

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3D Designer

Julian Modde

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Architect

Jesus Prieto

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Stuart Horwood

Having been instrumental in the setting up of 1508 London in 2010 and as Chief Executive Officer, Stuart brings more than 35 years of industry leadership and executive management experience. Since joining, Stuart has managed corporate direction and strategy, and is responsible for sharing the company’s operational strategy and vision. Previously, Stuart has held senior positions in UK and New Zealand governments, was Senior Vice President at Morgan Stanley and was Chief Commercial Officer at BT Wholesale & Ventures, with revenue exceeding £11 billion, and ultimately serving as Managing Director, leading BT Group to become Europe’s largest telecoms service provider.

Hamish Brown

Having been involved since 1508 London’s inception, Hamish has been pivotal to the growth of the company and has championed the studio’s expansion from private residential into multi-unit developments and hospitality, helping 1508 London become one the world’s most revered architecture and interior design studios. As an Interior Architect, Hamish’s ability to understand every facet of the design process ensures he is perfectly positioned to help support clients throughout their journey at 1508 London. His profound commitment to clients’ experiences has installed a dedication to the creation of timeless, elegant spaces of the highest quality, all of which are informed by a unique narrative, grounded in functionality with no one set style. Prior to 1508 London, Hamish held senior positions at established property development companies including Stonemartin before founding his own studio Hamish Benjamin specialising in prime central London residential development.

Laura Lockwood

Laura, a Chartered Architect, is 1508 London’s Studio Director and is responsible for managing the teams of designers, architects and visualisers to ensure the smooth functioning of the creative studio. Prior to joining, Laura was Head of Projects at Carlisle Design Studio, where she was accountable for delivery of their portfolio of 18 residential projects across 5 different countries with a combined construction value in excess of £250m+. Her past projects have included high profile residential properties such as One Hyde Park, One Tower Bridge and Southbank Place, alongside a wide range of private developments such as a 30,000sqft Grade II private members club in Mayfair, London; a 50,000ft2 luxury Grade II residence in Regent’s Park, London, as well as numerous highend residential developments in both Russia and China. As a result of her past projects, Laura has developed a strong understanding of every RIBA Project Stage.

James Murray

With almost 20 years experience working in the UK, Ireland and the Middle East, James is an accomplished senior architectural technologist and project manager. James’ exceptional technical ability and a passion for great design have ensured the delivery of a broad range of projects. His experience delivering multi-unit and luxury residential, hotels and commercial developments have given him invaluable insight and knowledge which he brings to the studio. James is practised at overseeing a large team, communicating with clients, the design team and main contractors, as well as navigating the finer points of contracts and statutory regulations in the execution of a project. James’ role has evolved with the company, starting as a Technical Designer and culminating in becoming Commercial Director. He heads up the commercial team and is responsible for all contracting operations in projects’ from inception through to completion.

Lizzie Mackay

Amy Trafford

William Evans

William has built a wealth of experience across property development having held senior roles at a real estate investment company and leading residential developer Landmass where he acted as Development Manager on projects throughout prime central London. William has an accomplished understanding of both London residential and international markets and is responsible for managing relations with investors and clients. The attention to detail and energy that William brings to each client engagement ensures projects’ objectives are met and relationships are maintained with the utmost professionalism.

Joe Chamberlin

Following 10 years of experience working in the UK, Europe and throughout the Middle East, Joe is responsible for our newly opened international office in Dubai. With historic project work ranging from high-end residential to large commercial and hospitality projects, his understanding of client requirements in the region is invaluable. The company’s ambition to grow our portfolio throughout the Middle-East will be spearheaded by Joe who will take on the stable of current projects throughout the Gulf including United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. He will also be responsible for the establishment of our new design studio and the development of business relationships throughout the region.

Maria Mallalieu

Leo Bertacchini

Akram Fahmi

Ailsa Connery

Irina Vladimirova

William Bles

Sarah Wiestner

Alessandra Vatri

Tuba Nicolai

Marina Breves

Ewelina Wagner-Kuston

Alice Hales

Asari Inameti

Catt Godon

Ekaterina Kitaina

Damien Miles

Niall Gonnella

Laura Cutarelli

Kirsten Phillips

Caitlyn Manicom

Luis Paris

Chun Chiu

Siri Lindblad

Lulu Hynard

Sarah Timm

Micaela Beretta

Stephanie Witherspoon

Lida Michelaki

Paris Albert

David Nartey-Tokoli

Svetlana Khidirova

Amy Wrighton

Sophie Alexander

Lolita Lochhead

Sophie Brown

Samantha Wilson

Mariana Devezas

Yasmin El-Sayed

Eleanor Moorhouse

Maddy Turner

Pippa Hendra

Joy Lagmay

Claire McGovern

Alexandra Sherry

Alexa Smit

Sarah King

Joanna Gilbert-Green

Rebeca Silva

Charlotte Klamer

Dorota Moskal

Sameeha Nasir

Nawaal Adamjee

Sarah Kenny

Luke Boncey

Alessandra Melchiorri

Agustina Dieguez

Silviya Stoyanova

Julian Modde

Jesus Prieto