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.


  • 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

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.


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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.

Laurence Pinn


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


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

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. He combines excellent artistic and making abilities with a sound technical knowledge base.


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 built a nineteen-metre wide stage for a play based on Sherman McDonald’s ‘After Juliet’. His creative pursuits then brought him to meet an award winning Malaysian film director Yasmin Ahmad through his blog writings, for whom he worked as a post-production assistant in a production house based in Malaysia.


Following this varied experience Qaisy pursued his passion in architecture and 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 murals on the streets of Kuala Lumpur, Shah Alam, and Kota Kinabalu in Malaysia, and in Melbourne, Australia.

Jolene Hor

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

Jolene has been working at Tate+Co since 2019 on a variety of projects at different stages. These include the recently completed York St John Creative Centre, and the refurbishment of Birkbeck University Professional Services Workspace.


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. During her summer break, she worked at Burrell and Mistry where she worked on Paragraph 55 Exceptional Quality (now Paragraph 80) houses.


Jolene’s passion for architecture is fuelled by research and experimentation with various technologies and mediums. She adopted 3D animation and film making in her master’s project as an iterative design tool to explore alternative perceptions of space from the journeys of multiple personas and users where time-based elements were introduced into projects to create an intangible human experience.

Marjorie Kennedy

BA(Hons) DipArch MScUD
Architectural Assistant + Urban Designer

Marjorie has over 25 years of professional experience and since joining Tate+Co has worked on a variety of projects ranging from off-grid cabins to large-scale masterplans and sustainable communities. Her professional interest is sustainable placemaking, integrating environmentally conscious design through an inter-disciplinary approach encompassing masterplanning, architecture, interior design, and public art.


Marjorie has academic training between fine art, interior design, architecture, and urban design.  She has been awarded several academic prizes and has received commendations for her BArch at Edinburgh Art College and MScUD thesis work at the Bartlett.  Her student work explored the transition of settlement design from the uninhabited wilderness to the hamlet, village, and town models of Scotland’s mainland and islands, to urban implants in the superdense city of Hong Kong.  Her student work was previously exhibited in the Edinburgh Science Festival, and she held a solo painting exhibition at the Edinburgh College of Art.


Marjorie has gained significant international practice experience in Paris, Barcelona, Dublin, New York, Stockholm, and the Ukraine, and extensive UK experience in Edinburgh, Glasgow, and London working for practices including EMBT, Reiach and Hall, Gilroy McMahon, Gensler, BDP and SOM where she progressed a range of skills and responsibilities.


In her spare-time Marjorie enjoys printmaking and progressing community-led design for the local neighbourhood where she lives in London.

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. Since then, she has been involved in 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.


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

Caroline Dunham

BBS MA.EconFin

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.

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