Optimists working together to make the world better

We are architects based in Dalston, East London.

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.

Services

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

How we work

We explore how to do things bigger and better.

We always aim to be straight-talking and down-to-earth. We don’t hide behind overly formal language. We’re direct and honest. We don’t over complicate things. We produce buildings that are simple to use & easy to read.

We think of creative ways to add value to projects & deliver the 'wow'.

We are conscious of developing our skills; technical & design-led. We work with the very best people who are skilled for the job.

We make our own luck. We are unashamed enthusiasts.

We explore how to do things bigger and better.

We always aim to be straight-talking and down-to-earth. We don’t hide behind overly formal language. We’re direct and honest. We don’t over complicate things. We produce buildings that are simple to use & easy to read.

We think of creative ways to add value to projects & deliver the 'wow'.

We are conscious of developing our skills; technical & design-led. We work with the very best people who are skilled for the job.

We make our own luck. We are unashamed enthusiasts.

Team

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Jerry Tate

RIBA
Director
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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. 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 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 and run a timber design and make course for the Dartmoor Arts organisation. Currently Jerry teaches at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL and is Regnier Visiting Professor for Kansas State University’s Architecture School. In his spare time Jerry is involved with a number of charities and is a trustee at the Grimshaw Foundation and a Governor at Cranleigh School.

Laurence Pinn

RIBA
Director
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Laurence joined Tate+Co in 2011. He is design-led yet blends the best of both worlds, considering aesthetics and practical components of development to ensure concepts can become a reality. Laurence was the project architect for the Eden Canopy Walkway project, and the Brunel Museum project, London, re-opening the historic Rotherhithe Sinking Shaft 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 he worked on a number of projects including a residential project for Rice University, Texas.

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

RIBA
Director
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Andrew has worked on a diverse number of projects since joining Tate+Co, most recently, the new teaching block at Cranleigh Preparatory School where he had a key role in the design process and constructed physical and digital models for the successful competition entry. Andrew has since moved onto to leading the York St. John University Creative Centre project comprising 2,600 sqm of flexible teaching areas, with a 210-seat auditorium and a new atrium space.

Andrew enjoys working on projects of all scales within sensitive landscapes and believes that designs should have a lasting positive impact on their surroundings.

Andrew studied at Nottingham University and received his MArch with distinction from the University of Westminster where he won the Detail Magazine award and was shortlisted for the Shoaib Mahmad Rawat prize for Best Portfolio. Prior to joining Tate+Co, Andrew worked for Kenneth W Reed + Associates and Woods Bagot.

Qaisy Jaslenda

BA(Hons) MArch
Senior Architectural Assistant
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Qaisy received his MArch Architecture (ARB/RIBA Part II) with a distinction from The Bartlett School of Architecture in June 2018. He was under supervision of CJ Lim and Simon Dickens, where he explored concepts of architecture and urban planning based on narrative and storytelling.

Prior to The Bartlett, he had taken responsibilities in several roles which he believes have expanded his creativity and sensitivity in space making. At the age of 18, he was responsible as a stage designer at Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (KLPAC) where he built nineteen-metre wide stage for a play based on Sherman McDonald’s After Juliet. His creative pursuit then brought him to meet an award winning Malaysian film director Yasmin Ahmad through his blog writings, whom responsible to introduce him to become a post-production assistant in a production house based in Malaysia.

He later pursued his passion in architecture where he graduated top of his class for his BSc Architecture Part 1 in Malaysia. Upon finishing his Part 1, he had worked in several practices including Veritas Architects as an intern during summer break in his first year of architectural studies, and later at ZLG Design as a Part 1 Architectural Assistant for close to a year. He later worked at an Urban Planning firm, Rekarancang Sdn. Bhd. on a part-time basis where he had the chance to teach, travel, and pursue his interests in mural painting. During this period, he was commissioned to paint a few murals on the streets of Kuala Lumpur, Shah Alam, and Kota Kinabalu in Malaysia, and in Melbourne, Australia.

Caroline Dunham

BBS MA.EconFin
Director
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Caroline joined Tate+Co as Practice Manager in 2016, ensuring the smooth day-to-day running of our studio in Dalston.

Previously her career was in the financial sector, where she worked for over twelve years.

Starting off as a graduate trainee, she progressed to Head of Debt Capital Markets for a UK Bank. She was responsible for running a multi-billion pound funding and liquidity programme for the bank 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.

Selected Clients

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