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WHO

WE

ARE

we are a London based studio of architects and designers with over 20 years of experience enhancing and transforming the world that surrounds us  

CHARLES TASHIMA

Director 

Charles Tashima was born in New York City and has lived internationally until settling in London. He received his Bachelors in Liberal Arts at Wesleyan University in 1987 and his Masters in Architecture at Harvard University Graduate School of Design in 1991. Upon graduating with honours, he was recipient of the Thesis Prize for his final design project. In that year he was also awarded the prestigious Harvard University Kennedy Traveling Fellowship to study vernacular architecture and landscape for a one-year “grand tour” through Eastern Europe, Turkey, Greece and Italy.

Charles' engaging and collaborative approach comes from his extensive years of teaching. From 1993-1996 he was a design tutor with Marcel Meili and Markus Peter at the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH) in Zürich. Following on, he taught at The Architectural Association in London as Unit Master from 1997 to 2006 and Academic Head from 2009-11. He has been a visiting critic, juror and external examiner at a number of schools internationally, including a Visiting Professorship at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). 

He has worked in practices in the US, Switzerland and Germany before founding Charles Tashima Architecture in 1999. 

ESTEFANIO LEMOS

Associate 

Estefânio has experience on a wide range of projects from working across different sectors since 2002. From civic and education buildings to residential projects, he has gathered experience across all stages, from inception to construction.During his practice he has also acquired a consistent understanding of construction techniques and materiality, along with a particular interest in how things are built and the tectonic expression of design. He was born in Paris and studied architecture at Coimbra University in Portugal where he graduated with distinction with his thesis “(dis)Simulated Urbanity and City”, on shopping centres and their impact on American and European cities. He is currently a member of ARB.

DANIEL LAUAND

Project Architect

  

 Daniel is a qualified architect with over 8 years experience working for a range of practices in the UK and Japan. Having graduated from the Bartlett School of Architecture Daniel has worked on several large scale projects including the Zayed National Museum, Abu Dhabi for Foster & Partners. He was a key team member involved with the design of Ilona Rose House, a 30,000 sqm mixed use development currently under construction in central London. 

Daniel is particularly interested in the process of making and enjoys exploring the spaces between digital and traditional craft.  

DIMITRIS KARAISKAKIS

Architectural Designer

Dimitris joined Charles Tashima Architecture in 2020. Originally from Athens, Greece, Dimitris gained his RIBA Part II and MArch qualifications at Kingston University in 2014. He subsequently went on to work for distinguished design led architectural practices in Athens, working on high end bespoke residential, hospitality and leisure projects. Dimitris has a strong background in architectural history and theory, with a leaning towards tectonics and the poetics of architecture.Throughout his experience in practice, he has acquired expertise in designing details, construction and technical matters.

REBECCA WARREN

Practice Manager 

Rebecca Warren is practice manager at Charles Tashima Architecture. After graduating from Christ Church Canterbury University with an honours degree in Art & Education, she has gained experience in the creative industry over the last 20 years working in marketing, finance and HR. Previously Rebecca was business manager at Hogarth Architects in south west London.               

SEJAL PATEL

Finance

Sejal works as ​financial accountant for Charles Tashima Architecture​ Ltd​. She ​is​​ an ACCA qualified accountant with many years of accounting and auditing experience for a mixture of non-profit and the private sector.

DAVID LAUNDERS

New projects lead

David brings with him over 15 years experience working in the plan, design and build sector and leads the practice in all aspects of bids, marketing and business development. After graduating from the University of Nottingham with a masters degree, his career to date has included working for several companies in the oil exploration industry, English Heritage, Experian, Airbus, visualisation studios and architectural practices.