Our Team


Partners

CEO & PARTNER

Stuart Horwood

About

PARTNER

Hamish Brown

About
Management

STUDIO DIRECTOR

Laura Lockwood

About

COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR

James Murray

About

HEAD OF PROCUREMENT

Lizzie Mackay

HEAD OF FINANCE

Amy Trafford

Business Development

HEAD OF DEVELOPMENT SALES

William Evans

About

DIRECTOR OF MIDDLE-EAST

Joe Chamberlin

About
Design Directors

DESIGN DIRECTOR

Maria Mallalieu

DESIGN DIRECTOR

Leo Bertacchini

DESIGN DIRECTOR

Adriel Lack

DESIGN DIRECTOR

Akram Fahmi

DESIGN DIRECTOR

Ailsa Connery

Team

ASSOCIATE DESIGNER

Sarah Wiestner

ASSOCIATE DESIGNER

Olivia Fear

SENIOR INTERIOR ARCHITECT

Marina Breves

SENIOR ARCHITECT

William Bles

SENIOR INTERIOR DESIGNER

Tuba Nicolai

HEAD OF CGI

Ewelina Wagner-Kuston

SENIOR FF&E DESIGNER

Alice Hales

SENIOR FF&E DESIGNER

Asari Inameti

SENIOR INTERIOR DESIGNER

Irina Vladimirova

SENIOR INTERIOR DESIGNER

Emilia Hadjikyriakou

SENIOR INTERIOR DESIGNER

Catt Godon

SENIOR ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER

Alessandra Vatri

SENIOR FF&E DESIGNER

Ekaterina Kitaina

SENIOR ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER

Damien Miles

SENIOR ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER

Niall Gonnella

INTERIOR DESIGNER

Yasmin El-Sayed

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER

Svetlana Khidirova

ARCHITECT

Sarah Timm

OPERATIONS MANAGER

Amy Wrighton

INTERIOR DESIGNER

Sophie Alexander

SENIOR FF&E DESIGNER

Kirsten Phillips

INTERIOR DESIGNER

Lolita Lochhead

INTERIOR DESIGNER

Mariana Devezas

FF&E DESIGNER

Eleanor Moorhouse

FF&E DESIGNER

Pippa Hendra

FF&E DESIGNER

Joy Lagmay

FF&E DESIGNER

Claire McGovern

FF&E DESIGNER

Alexandra Sherry

INTERIOR DESIGNER

Alexa Smit

ARCHITECTURAL ASSISTANT

Paris Albert

PROCUREMENT EXECUTIVE

Sarah King

PROCUREMENT COORDINATOR

Charlotte Klamer

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 over 18 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 in 1508 has evolved in his six years with the company, and as Studio Director James is responsible for managing 1508 London’s team of designers, architects, visualisers and procurement managers to ensure the smooth functioning of our creative studio.

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.