Joe Morris, Founding Director
BA (Hons) Architecture,
DipArch, ARB, RIBA
Joe Morris graduated from the Bartlett School of Architecture in 1996, and following an extended period of practice for one of the UK’s leading architectural studios, co-founded Duggan Morris Architects in 2004.
Design and communication is a key component of Joe’s role. Working closely with clients across commercial, residential and public sectors, at both a strategic as well as detailed level, Joe skilfully balances the formal and programmatic intentions of the studio with the economic, cultural, political and technical conditions of each project. This has brought innovation to these sectors that might otherwise default to generic outputs.
Joe has taught at undergraduate level at the Bartlett UCL, and as well as a visiting critique to many of the UK schools of Architecture, he has lectured widely on the work of the practice across UK and European schools of architecture, as well as regional outposts of the RIBA. Joe is also a regular member of a number of Design Review Panels across many of the London Planning Authorities including Southwark, Lewisham and Hackney. In addition he has served on many architectural awards juries, including the RIBA Awards and Manser Medal.
David Storring, Technical Director
BSc Architecture, DipArch, ARB, RIBA
David Storring joined the practice in 2008 after graduating from the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, winning the ‘Excellence in design’ award.
David has been instrumental in the design and delivery of numerous award-winning projects across a diverse range of sectors, most notably the RIBA and Stirling Mid-listed Alfriston swimming pool. His focus is on delivering complex mixed-use briefs including commercial, residential, education and public building. He also has extensive experience working on large-scale refurbishments and within listed buildings.
As Technical Director David has built a strong reputation for thoroughness, detailed design and imaginative problem solving. Whilst directly overseeing several projects he also provides support and mentoring across the wider studio.
David has lectured and been a visiting critic at a number of leading schools of architecture including The Bartlett, Cambridge University and Kingston University. His keen interest in emerging technologies and detailed design continues as a technology tutor at the Bartlett School of Architecture.
Miranda MacLaren, Associate Director
BSc Architecture, DipArch, ARB
Miranda studied at UCL Bartlett School of Architecture, London Metropolitan University and Westminster University, joining Duggan Morris Architects in 2012. She is an Associate Director leading on multiple projects. Miranda led the delivery of Brentford Lock West; awards include a RIBA National Award, Civic Trust Award and Stirling Prize Midlist.
Miranda presently leads the delivery of Hampstead Green; a specialist extra care housing scheme including café, spa and communal living facilities. Miranda also advises across many projects and stage from design detail, construction and procurement. She has been a visiting critic at Bristol, Kingston, RCA, Toledo (Spain) and London Metropolitan University, where she is currently teaching an undergraduate unit, which is researching innovative housing for various neglected user groups. Miranda is also part of a housing research group aiming to drive improvements on our understanding of housing and home within our city.
Keir Regan-Alexander, Associate Director
BA (Hons) Architecture, DipArch, ARB
Keir completed his BA at Liverpool and later graduated from his diploma at University of Westminster with Distinction, winning the AIA Noel Hill Award. He joined Duggan Morris Architects in 2013 having worked previously at AHMM, where he worked predominantly on large workplace projects in central London. Later at Feilden Fowles, he worked largely in education buildings in the South West, leading on a number of projects, including the RIBA National Award winning Lee Centre.
During his time at Duggan Morris, Keir has been involved in several medium and large scale workplace and residential projects all located in London. Keir was Project Lead on Blossom Street for British Land as well as two large housing projects in East London for Vastint as part of the Strand East masterplan, near Three Mills.
More recently he has been involved in the technical delivery stages of Greenwich Peninsula, plot 18.03 for Knight Dragon. Within the office, Keir takes an active role in methods of Quality Assurance, implementation of BIM, recruitment and in the development of housing design research.
Ah-Ra Kim, Associate
BA (Hons) Architecture, DipArch, ARB
Ah-Ra completed her degree at University of Westminster, her diploma at London Metropolitan University with Distinction, and gained RIBA Part 3 Professional Diploma at Bartlett School of Architecture, registering as an architect in 2010.
She has previously worked at Caruso St John Architects, where she worked on Chiswick House Cafe and Transforming tate Britain in London. Later at lokaldesign in South Korea, she was a leading architect on a number of projects, including an office building within Paju Book City Masterplan, and a competition win to design and organise cultural programmes within Alvaro Siza Pavilion for Anyang Public Art Project before returning to London.
She joined Duggan Morris Architects in 2013 and part-time assists an architecture gallery Betts Project. During her time at Duggan Morris, Ah-Ra has been predominantly involved in a mixed-use workplace project R7 within King’s Cross Central Masterplan in London, which is due to complete in 2017.
Edward Blake, Associate
MA (Cantab) DipArch, ARB
Edward completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Cambridge and his diploma at London Metropolitan University, graduating with distinction and awarded the Applied Technology in Architecture Prize. He has worked for Duggan Morris Architects since 2009, having previously worked for both Gort Scott Architects and Mole Architects where he gained experience in smaller scale projects utilising participatory and environmentally concious design.
At Duggan Morris Architects, Edward has worked on projects at a range of scales, in commercial, residential and educational sectors, located predominantly in London. Edward has worked on the Richmond Adult Community College and Television Centre projects, and was the Project Architect for The Shepherds Building and The Energy Hub, a mixed use building combining a power station with community facilities as part of the Elephant and Castle masterplan. Most recently, he has been the Project Architect for plot 18.03 of the Greenwich Peninsula for Knight Dragon.
Edward is a technology tutor at Oxford Brookes University. He was exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Show 2016.
Charlotte Sorensen, Practice Director
BA (Hons) History
Charlotte joined Duggan Morris Architects in early 2015. As Practice Director, Charlotte works closely with directors and senior management to lead the team of dedicated staff, and is responsible for all elements of the day to day operational management of the practice, including finance, HR and facilities. Charlotte studied History at Cardiff University, and is experienced in office management and administration across a variety of sectors.
Harriet Saddington, Associate
MA (Hons) Architectural History, MArch, DipArch, ARB
Prior to studying architecture, Harriet read Architectural History at Edinburgh University (4-year MA Hons), graduating with First Class Honours. Harriet went on to train as an architect at the University of Westminster and Bartlett School of Architecture, graduating from both with distinction.
Harriet joined Duggan Morris Architects in 2015 and is currently leading three projects across the Wildernesse Estate in Sevenoaks - a specialist extra-care housing scheme set within the grounds of a grade II listed building. Harriet is a freelance architectural writer for the Financial Times, as well as other architectural publications. She is a visiting lecturer and critic at several UK universities and sits on a number of design panels. Within the office, Harriet also leads the CPD and staff training programme, with a keen interest in research and development.
Kevin Gray, Consulting Director
BA (Hons) Architecture, DipArch, ARB, RIBA
Kevin Gray graduated from the Bartlett School of Architecture in 1998 and worked at Foster + Partners and Ushida Findlay before joining Richard Rogers Partnership in 2000 working for 15 years reaching Associate level. Kevin worked on a number of major residential, commercial and civic projects, notably the Antwerp Law Courts, One Hyde Park and the British Museum WCEC.
Kevin joined Duggan Morris Architects in 2015 to fulfil a directorial role across a number of major projects, advising and mentoring in many areas including design detail, construction and procurement, consultant and contractor engagements. Kevin has been a critic, teacher and lecturer at Universities in London, the UK and Europe including The Bartlett, University of Westminster, North London, Newcastle, Plymouth, Ghent, and EPFL Lausanne. His interest in education extends into a role as Chair of Governors at a community school in South London.