Meet your team

We are a friendly team and welcome your contact so feel free to get in touch. We are a young, energetic architectural practice comprised of committed individuals who believe in design without compromising function, and in delivering projects with enthusiasm and imagination.

Brendon Robins

Brendon Robins

RIBA Chartered Architect + Director

I studied at The University of Greenwich gaining my RIBA chartered membership.I also undertook extra curriculum studies simultaneously to the RIBA qualifications in Urban Design and Practice Management.

I try to be a decisive and competent leader, encouraging each team member to develop into a skilled professional. Most importantly I feel I have set up a practice that delivers great architecture, while still maintaining a great atmosphere and fun studio to work in.

When I'm not running SDA, I could either be found relaxing with my wife, playing golf, supporting West Ham United or building Lego with my son Mighty Max.

I am always influenced by 'off the wall' architecture that delivers spectacular spaces. I am inspired by Architects such as Frank Gehry, Renzo Piano and Santiago Calatrava.

"It has been a pleasure working in and for Spatial Design Architects, something I intend to do for many more years to come."

Kieron Peaty

Kieron Peaty

RIBA Chartered Architect

I gained my parts I and II in Architecture at the University of Greenwich before qualifying as an Architect at London Met., all of which came after I qualified as an Architectural Technologist at Anglia Ruskin.

I am most influenced by bold, simple architecture developed with creativity and intelligence in response to the challenges presented by the project. I strive to maintain focus on the big picture whilst paying close attention to the fine detail and delivery. I love what I do and I get a great buzz from the creativity and enthusiasm of my colleagues and peers.
It’s tough to pick just a couple of architects who inspire me but if pushed, I would say Peter Zumthor and Alvaro Siza.

When I’m not in the studio I love spending time with my daughter Scarlett, my partner Hayley, watching and/or moaning about Arsenal, running, playing golf (once in blue moon), watching movies and indulging in a good box-set binge.

Rob Tillett

Rob Tillett

Architect

I studied architecture at the University of Plymouth, East London and Westminster respectively. I was delighted to join SDA as an architect in 2017 following a wide range of professional experience working with various international practices in the healthcare, education and commercial sectors. I have also spent time as a freelance architect, collaborating on highly bespoke domestic architecture in various contexts.

My design philosophy is based on functional, pragmatic responses to social demands and I believe architecture should endeavor to facilitate cultural and social development with long term objectives. I've been heavily influenced by the modernist architects, particularly of the Bauhaus. I have always been fascinated by the work of Peter Zumthor and Tadao Ando, if you're not familiar then they are worth a google! I shouldn't really admit that my favorite building is 'The Barbican', but every time I'm there (which is often) it seems more spectacular; a perfect blend of craftsmanship and pragmatism.

I'm really inspired by the overcoming of problems, the more elegant the solution, the more exciting the design process. Outside the office my Wife, Daughter and Dachshund keep me happily occupied, though I occasionally sneak out to my workshop to prototype furniture and I've had a pretty serious music obsession since around the time the adjacent picture was taken!

Nigel Robins

Nigel Robins

Head Architectural Technician

I am qualified as a CAD Technician and I am hoping to further my Project Management skills for my next learning curve as this is a large part of my ever-developing role at SDA.

I currently work on building regulation drawings and applications, delivering detailed drawings and specification for builders and clients to enable their projects to get to site. I have overseen new builds and refurbishments for small to large developments and supplied help and clarification on site for design elements for the project in hand. 

My key influences are my clients’ needs and requirements for what they are looking to achieve on completion of their project with a touch of the wow factor.

I enjoy golf, playing off a handicap of four and I gained my professional teaching qualification. I play football for a veteran's side and help coach my daughter's football team. I'm currently working on my new house and creating a spectacular home for my family as I do for all SDA clients. 

Clair Brewer

Clair Brewer

Interior Design Consultant

I studied at the now, University of the arts London, (London College of communication) and gained BA hons in Graphic and media design. Having worked in the design industry for over 15 years I have gained experience in many disciplines from graphic application to high end European furniture design. It seemed my ultimate creative path was to be interiors and all that encompasses in creating beautiful spaces!


Clients can call on my services to help them with all aspects of interiors from designing the ultimate space to specifying interior products that work to communicate quality of finish and aesthetics. I liaise with the client to interpret their style and functional requirements.
I joined SDA in the early stages of the business and so I am heavily involved in the marketing and ever evolving adventures of the company!


Marimekko designs make me smile and have spanned the decades with style & colourful creativity! I love the clean, simple and warm lines of Scandinavian design.  I also admire the designer Karim Rashid for being able to bring new innovative ideas to such a widespread audience and varied applications. 
My loves are my family, fashion, shopping, marmite and finding new design & interior inspiration!

James Furzer

James Furzer

RIBA Part II Architectural Assistant

I joined SDA straight after graduating, and have enjoyed being part of the practice family for over 5 years and I feel I am a valued member of the team and part of the furniture!. My job role ranges from design through to project management; overseen by our chartered architects of course!

I have since returned to my studies at Greenwich, continuing to study a Masters in Architecture to complete both my Part II and looking forward to undertaking my part III course on my journey to become a fully chartered architect.

Since graduating from the University of Greenwich for my RIBA Part I, I have also personally entered some International Architectural awards. Recently I was delighted to be informed that I was the winner of Fakro international design competition for my creation; ‘homes for the homeless’ design. My winning entry has been widely published in numerous international architectural magazines, This has led me to being a judge for the 2016 WAN awards (World Architecture news) for their small spaces category! 

I am currently continuing to push my ‘homes for the homeless’ design, and I am in discussions with the BBC to produce a documentary about the scheme following funding securement.  When I’m not experimenting with design ideas, forms and concepts or studying at university (which is all the time!) I like to unwind with a round of golf, which usually leaves me more stressed then when I began, and if I’m not stressed, the greenkeeper certainly is - with a trail of divots behind me! 

Raymond Yee

Raymond Yee

RIBA Part II Architectural Assistant

From the moment I received my first Lego set at a young age, I knew that I wanted to become an Architect. I began my journey at Oxford Brookes University where I completed my RIBA Part I and II qualifications; exploring futuristic architectural design using various forms of representation and grounded with research.  Currently I am working towards my Part III qualifications to fulfil my desire to become a RIBA Chartered Architect and to one day build my own house.  

Since joining Spatial Design Architects in 2013, I have taken responsibility for a variety of projects at various stages from design to practical completion. The team environment at SDA provides continuous opportunities to hone and develop new skills but, most importantly, to encourage one to think like an ‘Architect.’ Inspired by the works of Frank Lloyd Wright, I strive to achieve a sense of balance and harmony between architecture, nature and humanity during my creative process when undertaking a design brief.

When I depart from my dual work screens, I enjoy watching movies, gaming on my Xbox or heading down to the gym to maintain a healthy mind and body. The latter however remains a constant ‘work in progress.’ I have always had a passion to travel and experience new adventures. Next year I plan to master snowboarding, crossing off another item on my bucket list.

Jake Brockwell

Jake Brockwell

RIBA Part II Architectural Assistant

I studied my Part 1 RIBA qualification at The University of Greenwich and I’m gaining further experience whilst undertaking my RIBA Part II qualification.

Influences: Carlo Scarpa and Rem Koolhaas.

I enjoy playing golf and watching my local team, West Ham. I also love spending my holidays in Scotland to relax and enjoy the scenery.

I joined SDA at the start of 2014, as an architect’s assistant /designer to assist the growing workload. I joined SDA to develop my CAD skills and further understanding of technical aspects of design. I’m continuing to work at SDA whilst completing my RIBA Part II qualification, and on my way to become a chartered architect.

Shaun Taylor

Shaun Taylor

RIBA Part I Architectural Assistant

Having graduated from Anglia Ruskin University, I joined SDA in November 2014 to develop my architectural design and construction knowledge. My inspiration is to return to university to complete my RIBA Part II qualification and to later become a fully chartered architect.

My love of architecture came from a fascination of problem solving, designing and making things. As a result of this I am currently designing and fabricating my own 3-Axis CNC machine. This will not only realise my own personal creations but additionally allow the practice to create precise, stunning architectural models to help our team and our clients visualise their projects!

When I’m not at the studio, and being a keen car enthusiast, there is nothing I enjoy more in my free time than getting my hands dirty and tinkering. Whether it is helping my Dad restore classics at his workshop or just fixing my own.

Jonathan Knight-Fallows

Jonathan Knight-Fallows

RIBA Part I Architectural Assistant

I gained my Part1 qualification from Nottingham Trent University.

I work as a Part 1 Architectural Assistant, carrying out surveys, preparing feasibility and planning drawings and creating 3D visuals. Ultimately I strive to achieve full RIBA certification and practice architecture as a profession.

My influences range from phenomenological architects such as Peter Zumthor thorough to unique Postmodernist buildings by Ettore Sottsass. Experiential spaces make a building worth visiting.

I enjoy a variety of sports and physical activities. When time allows, I intend to explore as many corners of the world as possible, experiencing every kind of architecture available.

Athina Sallam

Athina Sallam

RIBA Part II Architectural Assistant

I studied in the University of East London both Part I Bsc in Architecture and Part II Professional Diploma in Urban Architecture. I graduated in 2012. Following my studies, I set up an Architectural firm in Greece, where I gained experience for 3 years working on projects from cradle to grave, dealing with clients, planning authorities and managing my own business.

Since 2015, I have been working in London as a freelance Part II architectural assistant on a variety of projects; mainly renovations, refurbishments and extensions as well as dealing with planning permissions; including listed properties. I am driven by the challenge to construct visions and solutions which raise quality and help solve holistically and effectively planning, design and social problems at the larger regeneration and development scale, but I equally thrive on and enjoy working at the detailed architectural scale. I am planning to follow with my Part III as well.

I find my inspiration comes from nature and I love working in organic forms in Architecture while I am influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright, Antonio Gaudi and Paulo David.

When I am not in the office I spent time with my little daughter Irida two years old. During weekends I try to find some time doing horse riding which I love since I was a child, exploring London and painting!

Luke Eve

Luke Eve

RIBA Part I Architectural Assistant

I studied Interior Design Environment Architectures at Ravensbourne in London. I gained a 2:1 qualification from my studies. At SDA I am a part 1 architectural assistant dealing with surveys for projects and developing and creating drawing packages for current projects.

I aim to build up my skills at SDA and continue to broaden my creative knowledge of Architecture. I am influenced by interesting uses of materials and projects that bring together new and old. I also like looking into small details of a project.

Outside work I enjoy running, golf and eating out. I also enjoy getting away on short breaks as often as possible.