“Our studio is a collaborative making the most of each individual designer’s skills. And whilst we believe in strong leadership, we do not want to inhibit good ideas and solutions that also come from junior members of staff. We think this openness is what allows our architects to thrive and that it’s conducive to a better working culture all around. This is something we definitely want to keep fostering for ourselves, but also for the benefit of our clients who we believe enjoy our straightforward and positive way of doing things.”
Neil Tomlinson founded his practice in 2001 having worked in some of the UK’s most highly respected practices. Over the last 15 years, Neil has led on design, detail and project management of a wide variety of large scale international and UK projects. These include: Borough Market and New Covent Garden Market, London; Midsummer Place, Milton Keynes; Gialou, Athens; La Spezia, Italy. Among other accolades since the practice started Neil Tomlinson Architects was shortlisted in 2003 for a major international competition hosted by the Dublin Docklands Development Authority. Neil studied at Leeds Architecture School and The Bartlett School of Architecture in London.
Wendy has been looking after the financial management of Neil Tomlinson Architects since the practice was incorporated in 2007. She has over twenty years of experience with Barclays Bank and previously studied accounting, obtaining an intermediate and advanced diploma from AAT.
David has over twenty years experience a number of large scale retail projects, including the masterplanning and detail design of numerous European shopping centres, UK department stores, residential and school projects. He qualified from Huddersfield School of Architecture and utilised this experience and completed job running and design for a large UK based leisure project. Within Neil Tomlinson Architects, David provides a very senior level of careful construction expertise ensuring an extra level of precision to the practice projects.
Joaquin Roca Arribas
Joaquin worked in Barcelona before joining Neil Tomlinson Architects where he has worked on a number of high-end developer-led residential projects. He has also been part of the New Covent Garden Market project making use of years of experience on the continent on large-scale urban regeneration projects. Joaquin qualified from Universidad Ramon Llull in Barcelona, Spain.
Since joining the practice, Harshi Nissanka has headed the design and detail of large scale masterplans, aircraft GA facilities, a proposed flight school and a business jet terminal for Wolverhampton Airport. She has also worked on major residential projects in Mayfair and the home counties. Harshi was educated in the USA at Princeton University School of Architecture and Mount Holyoke, Massachusetts.
Borja Santoro Gutierrez
Borja qualified from Universidad Ramon Llull, Barcelona, Spain. He has been involved with major mixed-use projects in the UK and Europe where he has worked closely with teams of designers and extended teams of consultants. He has experience and enjoys working on very precise design and detailed work for commercial and residential projects throughout their various stages within Neil Tomlinson Architects. Borja’s skill is great focus and this can be seen in the clarity of the drawings he crafts whether for site construction details or full presentation material.
Emma Jayne Hunter
Emma joined Neil Tomlinson Architects after graduating from Liverpool School of Architecture. She continues to pursue an interest in sculpture and ceramic design which helps provide a different perspective to the team’s projects. At Neil Tomlinson Architects, she has worked on and been involved with the organisation of contracts and concept to detail design for a variety of schemes including high-end residential projects, social housing and mixed use feasibility studies.
Raquel has worked on designs for a number of major mixed-use projects in Europe, Russia and the Middle East. At Neil Tomlinson Architects, she is project architect for the New Covent Garden Market scheme and has also worked on a number of significant large scale housing and remodeling projects, some within listed buildings. Raquel studied at Universidade Lusiada, Porto, Portugal where her fascination for civic scale planning was first took hold. Raquel also has an urban design masters degree from The Bartlett School of Architecture, London.