Optimists working together to make the world better

We are architects, masterplanners and interior designers.

Clients describe us as strategic thinkers and enjoy that we unearth the true potential of their projects. We get to the heart of what matters to define exactly what you need, building friendly trusted relationships along the way.

We work on education, culture, hotel and housing projects. The common threads are their historical context or natural setting and their positive impact on the environment.

Our buildings are simple to use, easy to read, and always connected to nature.


  • Feasibility and Masterplanning
  • Concept Design
  • Detailed Design
  • Passivhaus Design
  • Interior Design Services
  • Landscape Design Services
  • Building Information Modelling (BIM)
  • Design Team Coordination
  • Lead Consultant
  • Feasibility
  • Pre-application Enquiries
  • Planning Applications
  • Planning Agent Role
  • Masterplanning
  • Building Information Modelling (BIM)
  • Tender Packages
  • Construction Design Support
  • Contract Administration
  • Principal Designer
  • Post Occupancy Evaluation

How we work


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Laurence Pinnfire


Laurence joined Tate+Co in 2011. He is design-led yet blends this with a practical understanding of development to ensure concepts can become a reality. Laurence has been the project architect for many significant projects at the practice including the Eden Canopy Walkway and the Brunel Museum Reinvented project, re-opening Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s first ever structure for use as a performance space.

Laurence graduated from Nottingham University with first class honours and received a distinction for his Part II at Westminster University before completing his Part III certificate at RIBA Northwest. He has previous experience working in a number of other London based practices including Hopkins Architects, where his work included a residential project for Rice University, Texas.

Laurence has a particular interest in regenerative design and has taken part in talks and written articles on the subject. In 2015, Laurence was awarded the AKT II Architecture prize at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition for his Urban Floral Propagation field box.

Andrew Baker-Falkner


Andy is a Director at Tate+Co and joined the practice in 2014. He has extensive experience at leading multi-disciplinary teams and complex projects to successful outcomes. These projects cover a range of scales, sectors, and locations. Notable projects include Creative Centre for York St. John University and Townsend Building for Cranleigh Preparatory School, which Andy led from conception to completion.

Andy has also delivered masterplans, community projects and housing and regeneration schemes for a multitude of clients. Whilst working across a broad range of projects, Andy has a particular interest in education and the positive benefits of connecting learning spaces with nature and has shared these learnings as a speaker at the Education Estates Conference and the Structural Timber Conference.

Jolene Hor

B(Sc)Hons, MArch, RIBA Part III (Bartlett)

Jolene has worked at Tate+Co since 2019 on a variety of projects at different stage, primarily in the education and leisure sector. Her projects include York St John University Creative Centre, and the refurbishment of Birkbeck University Professional Services Workspace where she played a key role in the design and construction process. She has led the planning application process for Watergate Bay Hotel comprising a 6,850sqm masterplan which includes a new hotel and an apart hotel building with new facilities and a pavilion.

Jolene received her B(Sc)Hon Architecture in Malaysia where upon completion she gained professional experience at Veritas Architects and KSKA Arkitek. During her time there, she worked on several large-scale commercial, residential and mixed development projects.

Jolene then pursued her masters in London where she received MArch Architecture (ARB/RIBA Part 2) from The Bartlett School of Architecture before completing her Part III certificate at Westminster University. Her previous experience working at London-based practice Burrell and Mistry involved work on Paragraph 55 Exceptional Quality (now Paragraph 80) houses and during her time at Grimshaw Architects she worked on the Heathrow Expansion Project.

Jolene’s passion for architecture is fuelled by research and experimentation with various technologies and mediums. During her masters studies she adopted 3D animation and filmmaking as iterative design tools, exploring alternative perceptions of space from the journeys of multiple personas and users — time-based elements were introduced into projects to create an intangible human experience.

Qaisy Jaslenda

BA(Hons) MArch
Senior Architectural Assistant

Qaisy has worked at Tate+Co since 2018 on a variety of projects at different stages. These include the recently completed York St John Creative Centre, and a large residential retrofit/refurbishment and extension for a private client in Kent, as well as Heathrow Expansion Project at Grimshaw Architects. He often combines his artistic and making abilities with a sound technical knowledge on each project he works in.

Qaisy received his MArch Architecture (ARB/RIBA Part 2) with a distinction from The Bartlett School of Architecture. He was under supervision of CJ Lim and Simon Dickens, with whom he explored concepts of architecture and urban planning based on narrative and storytelling.

Prior to The Bartlett, Qaisy had several roles which he believes have expanded his creativity and sensitivity in space making. At the age of 18, he was a stage designer at Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (KLPAC) where he designed and built a stage for a play based on Sherman McDonald’s ‘After Juliet’. His creative pursuits then brought him to work under the wing of an award-winning Malaysian film director Yasmin Ahmad as a post-production assistant in a production house based in Malaysia. His architectural training later developed at several practices including Veritas Architects, ZLG Design, and Rekarancang Sdn. Bhd.. During this time he pursued his interests in art particularly in mural painting where he was commissioned to paint murals on the streets of Kuala Lumpur, Shah Alam, and Kota Kinabalu in Malaysia, and in Melbourne, Australia.

Hannah Pinsent

BA(Hons) MArch
Architectural Assistant

Hannah joined Tate+Co in 2021. She is passionate about socially conscious designs which work with and enhance their surrounding landscapes and communities.

Hannah took her RIBA Part 1 Degree at Brighton University, and her RIBA Part 2 Masters at Westminster University where she received a distinction. As a student she enjoyed experimenting with materials and realising their architectural potentials, especially in terms of how reuse and recycling can play an important role in creating sustainable designs. The work Hannah developed during her Masters degree was featured in MIT’s publication, Measuring the City: The Power of Urban Metrics, Visualising Cities, 2021.

In her year out Hannah worked for Orme Architects, on individual residential projects, ranging from the very small to the very large, in the South West of England. These projects integrated traditional and contemporary styles into the sensitive rural landscape of the West Country, with a design ambition to benefit the environment from both a low-carbon and an aesthetic aspect.

Outside of work Hannah loves to explore new areas of London as well as further afield and keep active.

Evelyna Hadass

Architectural Assistant

Evelyna joined the practice in 2021. She has worked on several projects within the education, culture, leisure and housing sectors at various stages, assisting on competition bids and project development.

Evelyna graduated with a First-Class degree from the University of Nottingham, where she explored how future built environments must tackle emergent and existing socio-economic and environmental issues. This ethos was developed in her Part I thesis project, which became an exploration into the paramount importance of the adaptive reuse of Croydon’s derelict buildings, through sustainable and technological interventions.

During her studies she interned at AHMM and Jo Cowen Architects, working on residential and master planning projects. Upon finishing architecture degree, Evelyna initially pursued her interest in graphic design, working in the branding and animation industries for several years. This enabled her to develop a philosophy that understands design as an interdisciplinary collaboration of ideas and intentions to best respond to contemporary needs and future issues.

Beyond architecture, Evelyna enjoys anything creative. Her weekends are spent starting new craft projects or going on photography walks in and around London.

Nikita Schweizer

BAS(Dist), M-Arch-T(M.Sc.)
Architectural Assistant

Nikita joined Tate+Co in 2022 as an Architectural Assistant. She is currently working towards becoming an architect by completing her Part III (professional accreditation?) through the University of Westminster.

Nikita completed her undergraduate at the University of Cape Town with distinction, and thereafter worked at Noero Architects (SA) and Haworth Tompkins (UK). She lived in Germany for a few years while studying an M.Sc. Masters in Architecture (Typology) at the Technische Universität Berlin.

She has a keen interest in cultural buildings and housing. Her thesis, titled<em> Gender-based Housing (GBH)</em>, aimed to (in some way) tackle gender-based violence through the realm of architecture.

Nikita has received a number of awards, such as the Des Baker Architectural Student Design Competition (first runner up), and performance-based scholarships such as the Boogertman + Partners Architectural Design Scholarship Award Africa.

Her work has been exhibited in Germany, Namibia, and South Africa, and she has been included in publications such as <em>Designing the Survival Lounge (Part of the FRAU ARCHITEKT exhibition)</em> and<em> Co-designing The City: Architecture + Informal Intelligence.</em>

She enjoys all things to do with making. In the office it’s models. Outside the office it’s drawings, knitting, sewing, and printing.

Beth Sprigg

Architectural Assistant

Beth joined Tate+Co in 2022. Since then, she has worked on a range of projects across leisure, hospitality and residential. Working across stages from initial feasibility, to visualizing projects at a later stage.

Beth graduated from Newcastle University in 2022 with a First-class honours degree. Her final project, ‘The Ark of Eternal food’ was awarded the William Bell Memorial prize for the best major project design at Part 1, as well as being nominated for the RIBA Bronze Medal. The project, set in the model mill-town, Saltaire, addressed a range of concepts from the idea of utopia, self-sufficiency to renewable energy and vertical farming. The project was also commended for the Climate Creatives Challenge – a national design competition to communicate the impact of climate change and address the importance of designing for flood resilience.

During her studies, she collaborated on numerous projects and won the NUAS X NAS inter-university architecture competition to design a public park pavilion. Outside of architecture, she has previously worked in film across both the UK and New York. She also enjoys travelling, having converted a campervan to drive to Bosnia in her year out.

Kate Morrell

BA(Hons) MA
Practice Manager

Kate is our Practice Manager. She joined Tate+Co in 2022 and works part-time to support the smooth running of the practice. Kate has gained broad experience in office management, financial management and communications, largely within graphic design, publishing and more recently, architecture. Alongside creative support roles, Kate works as an independent artist and lecturer.

Caroline Dunham

BBS MA.EconFin

Caroline joined Tate+Co in 2016. Her role has evolved from Practice Manager to Business Director where she now oversees the running of the company, along with the other directors.

Previously her career was in the financial sector, where she worked for over twelve years. She was the Head of Debt Capital Markets for a UK Bank, where she was responsible for running a multi-billion pound funding and liquidity programme in both the domestic and international markets.

More recently she has worked with Nissen Richards Architects and New Link Consulting as their Business Manager.

Caroline studied at Trinity College Dublin, where she received her degree in Business, Economics and Social Studies (Hons) and subsequently a Masters in Economics and Finance from Maynooth University.

Jerry Tate


Jerry founded Tate+Co in 2007 and maintains a central role at the practice. He is driven by his desire to generate creative, pragmatic and unique solutions for each project that have a positive impact on our built and natural environment. Jerry is influential across all projects, ensuring design quality is paramount.

Jerry was educated at Nottingham University and the Bartlett, where he received the Antoine Predock Design Award, subsequently completing a masters degree at Harvard University, where he received the Kevin V. Kieran prize. Prior to establishing Tate+Co, he worked at Grimshaw Architects where he led a number of significant projects including ‘The Core’ education facilities at the Eden Project in Cornwall, UK.

Jerry is an active member of the construction industry community and is a fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts. He is frequently invited to lecture, notably at Education Estates, the Carpenters Fellowship and Ecobuild, as well as contribute to architecture publications, including the Architects Journal, Building Design, Sustain, and World Architecture News. He has taught at Harvard University, run a timber design and make course for the Dartmoor Arts organisation and was Regnier Visiting Professor for Kansas State University’s Architecture School in 2021/22. Currently Jerry teaches at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. In his spare time Jerry is involved with a number of charities and is a trustee at the Grimshaw Foundation as well as a Governor at Cranleigh School.

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