We are UK leaders in Regenerative Design

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.

The common thread to all our projects is their broad positive impact. To achieve this we employ a Regenerative Design approach, seeking to increase the natural, social, human, financial and manufactured capital every year, forever. This makes us particularly adept at unlocking challenging projects or sensitive contexts.

 

What do we do?

We are architects, masterplanners and interior designers. Our projects range in scale from large regenerative masterplans to individual houses, and we have a broad spectrum of clients, including schools, universities, developers, hotels and Local Authorities. All our work fosters a connection to landscape, heritage and community.

 

Architecture

We work on projects from the early briefing, right through to construction. From our foundation as a practice we have been creating low-energy buildings, that minimise embodied carbon by using natural materials and through a retrofit approach. Beyond this, by listening to the those who will use our buildings, we create places people love.

Masterplanning

We work on masterplans, from the earliest strategic stages, to development framework documents. We are adept at synthesizing data, consultation feedback and site information to swiftly understand the ‘art of the possible’. We specialise at integrating carbon reduction strategies into masterplans.

Interior Design

We create concept designs and delivery documentation for interiors, as a combined service with architecture or stand-alone. We are also very experienced at collaborating with specialist interior designers and assisting them in detailed design production. Our focus is on creating interior schemes that benefit the health and wellbeing of people and communities.

How do we do it?

To ensure we deliver a regenerative outcome for our clients we employ these strategies in our design process:

Understand what is already there – we undertake research to understand your site in terms of community, connectivity, biodiversity and energy, so that we can protect, enhance and fully utilise what you already have.

Develop a holistic strategy – we think about our projects within the wider context beyond the site boundary to make sure we deliver broad positive outcomes.

Integrate nature – we integrate meaningful natural spaces into all our projects both for wildlife and community wellbeing.

Make space for communities – we create spaces for communities, both existing and new, to build strong social connections between people.

Stakeholder engagement – we integrate consultation and co-creation into our design process to make sure we understand multiple points of view about your project.

Whole Life Carbon – we consider embodied and operational carbon from the very start to make sure your scheme is in line with achieving Net Zero. We use One Click LCA software as part of our design process to measure project carbon and greenhouse gas emissions.

Get the best team together – we have a wide network of world-class consultants and creatives who we regularly work with, and we can help you assemble the very best team for your project.

Really listen – to create positive outcomes for your project we will make sure we really understand your priorities and requirements. It is all about you, not us.

 

Why do we do it?

We were founded in 2007 as sustainability specialists, based on our core belief that better spaces create better outcomes for people and planet.

This means better natural daylight, ventilation, materials and a meaningful connection to nature and people. We want to create projects which demonstrate how a genuinely regenerative approach can create a better and more resilient outcome for all communities. 

And above all, we want to create places that people will love.

What do our clients say about us?

98% of our clients would work with us again and said that what they most enjoyed about working with us was our ‘collaborative nature and enthusiasm.’

98% of our clients would recommend us to another potential client.

91% of our clients said that the project has met their brief ‘well’ or ‘very well’, the remaining 9% said that it was ‘too early to say’.

“Where the Tate+Co team are great is in understanding the place. They can work in really difficult conditions. Politically, contextually, environmentally sensitive, their process for delivering in these circumstances is exceptional, second to none.”

Direct quote from Tate+Co Client Survey

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

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 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.

Caroline Dunham

BBS MA.EconFin
Director
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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.

Andrew Baker-Falkner

RIBA
Director
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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)
Architect
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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.

Laurence Pinnfire

RIBA
Director
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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.

Evelyna Hadass

BArch
Architectural Assistant
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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
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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.

Qaisy Jaslenda

BA(Hons) MArch
Senior Architectural Assistant
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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.

Beth Sprigg

BArch
Architectural Assistant
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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.

Hannah Pinsent

RIBA
Architect
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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 with Distinction and RIBA Part 3 at Westminster University, fully qualifying as an Architect in 2023.

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.

At Tate+Co Hannah has worked on a number of important projects for our practice including a new Music School for Truro School, a large new-build house in Essex, Seckford Hall Hotel, and she is currently leading the transformation of West Hendon Playing Fields into a real, green and blue community asset.

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

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