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Tigg + Coll Architects were established in 2008 by the two Directors, David Tigg and Rachel Coll. We are a young, energetic and innovative RIBA Chartered Practice based in west London.

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The directors bring two very different perspectives to the practice from their experience at previous design studios, engaging with the full range of architectural scales. Between them they have an extensive range of high quality, design-led experience on projects varying from the development of macro regeneration schemes to national arenas; education buildings through to high-end residential, restaurants and boutique hotel fit-outs. This combination of experience allows them to bring together a plethora of individual skill sets and knowledge that can be applied at different scales to compliment each other.

As an established practice, we pride ourselves on our unique ability to understand intricate design briefs and produce outstanding, award-winning Architecture in complex delivery environments. Our current workload spans high-end residential, mixed-use development and masterplanning, through to Co–Living, PRS and build-to-rent sectors. We have a growing expertise in the student residential sector and project which span across the UK and continental Europe.

Our extensive capabilities in project delivery have allowed the practice to develop exciting schemes, exceeding client expectations and delivering beyond the core requirements of the brief; from maximising tight, urban sites through to interventions in historic listed settings. We seek to challenge and be challenged by complex briefs and physical site restraints.

As a leading design studio, we continue to develop and grow both in our ability to deliver ever-larger and more complex developments. We have recently completed several high-profile, successful projects that enjoy a central focus on communal living and shared experiences. The creation of an identifiable sense of home, fostering social connections and forming a sense of community through the careful curation of spaces is what inspires our enthusiasm and creative drive in the residential sector and beyond.

Services

We offer a full range of Architectural services, generally based on the principles of the RIBA Plan of Work, Stages A-L. We can undertake the full range of design, procurement and construction stages or alternatively individual stages to suit your specific requirements and budget.

Tigg + Coll Architects bring intelligence in design and creative experience to the full scale of projects ranging from macro urban planning initiatives, architectural space planning right down to detailed design. By appointing us as your Architect we can help guide you through the complexities of both the design and construction process. We will help you achieve added value through excellence in design, providing inspiring ideas, suggesting new ways to utilize space and enrich finishes. Beyond this we can make sure every element of the design is fully implemented through out the construction phase by monitoring progress on site to get your project built.

We are trained designers and problem solvers and can bring real value for money to your project. As Architects we have completed extensive and rigorous professional training regime and are bound by a code of professional conduct. Both the directors at Tigg + Coll Architects are fully qualified Architects, and both ARB (Architects Registration Board) and RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) registered.

People

The practice was formed by the two directors, David Tigg and Rachel Coll who bring two complimentary perspectives to the practice from their respective backgrounds with previous practices at different ends of the architectural scale.​

Between them they have an extensive range of high quality, design led experience on projects ranging from national arenas and education buildings to high end residential, restaurants and boutique hotel fit-outs. This combination allows them to bring together a plethora of individual skills and knowledge to compliment each other.

David Tigg
Director

Before founding the practice in 2008, David previously worked at global award winning practice Wilkinson Eyre Architects. He was lead design Architect on the £145 million Kings Waterfront Arena (now Echo Arena) built for the Liverpool City Council for The City of Culture in 2008. David has extensive large-scale project experience as well as superb detailing knowledge and thrives on the realisation of projects on site.

He has led the designs team for Tigg + Coll Architects largest and most complex development work both in established residential sectors but also in emerging co – living and high-end student residence developments.

He has recently lectured on the practices design ethos at the Cass school of Architecture David studied at Cambridge University and MIT Massachusetts.

Rachel Coll
Director

Rachel read Architecture at Cambridge University. She previously worked at award winning design practice Project Orange and was Project Architect on the Whitechapel Dining Rooms, which won the practice Building Design Interior Design Architect of the year 2009.

Rachel has a meticulous attention to detail, which is exhibited throughout every stage of her projects. She loves interesting finishes and experimenting with bespoke design, believing that these are key elements in forming the character and quality of a space.

Rachel continues to lead the offices design ethos in high-end residential refurbishments and interior fit out projects developing the reputation of Tigg Coll Architects as a leading London design practice.

Shona Scales
Associate

From her architectural education at Newcastle University, Shona has developed her interest in refurbishment and sustainable reuse through her professional career to date.

Shona joined Tigg + Coll Architects in 2014, having previously worked for well-established practices in Manchester and Preston. She has an extensive range of experience in high-end residential, housing developments and master-planning projects, including dealing with sensitive sites in Greenbelt and Conservation areas such as Birmingham's UNESCO-nominated Jewellery Quarter.

Shona is currently leading a number of high profile projects for the practice, in both residential development and interior focused co-living sectors. She leads our work with student residential providers, conducting feasibility studies in the UK and across Europe, and provides an assessment of sites and existing buildings in a Design Advisor role.

Helen Sutton
Senior Architect

Helen joined Tigg + Coll Architects in 2014 from Michael Trentham Architects in Bermondsey, where she ran high-end residential projects in SE London and gained her Part 3 qualification. Since graduating from The University of Nottingham and the University of Westminster, she has had a wide range of experience from large-scale international commercial and education work during her Part I and II with Broadway Malyan in Manchester and London, to smaller bespoke residential projects during her year in Melbourne.

During her time at Tigg + Coll Architects she has been Project Architect on a £3m refurbishment of the common spaces to student accommodation for Greystar’s Chapter Student Living at their Kings Cross site. She has also worked on a number of other student sites for Greystar and NIDO, as well as a number of high-end residential projects including House for Agnes and Rawlings Street.

She is currently working on a high-spec interior fit out in Notting Hill, as well as the successful competition winning design ‘house for Theo and Oskar’.

Mark Attmore
Senior Architect

Mark studied at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, and the Oxford School of Architecture where he specialized in Sustainable Buildings: Performance and Design. He was presented with academic awards for both his student work and extra-curricular volunteering. Mark completed his Part III Diploma with distinction at the University of Westminster in 2015.

Since joining Tigg + Coll Architects in 2014, Mark has overseen the design and construction of several bespoke residential new builds and high end refurbishments including Sheffield Terrace and Battersea Square Mews development.

Previously Mark worked at Michaelis Boyd Associates, NRAP Architects and BPTW Partnership, achieving extensive knowledge on a range of mixed-use and residential-led developments.

Jonathan Buckley
Senior Architect

Jonathan joined Tigg + Coll Architects in 2015, having previously worked for Tyler Mandic running high-end residential projects. Prior to this he worked in Ireland and Germany, gaining experience mainly in the residential sector.

He completed his Part III accreditation at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, and both his Part I and II at the Dublin School of Architecture. During his career, Jonathan has worked extensively on residential projects, both private and social, alongside commercial, cultural and exhibition design. Jonathan is currently working on both high-end residential developments and number of student and co – living projects.

Simon Parsons
Senior Architect

Simon joined Tigg + Coll Architects in 2015 having previously work at Orms, Stride Treglown and Hawkins\Brown Architects. During this time he gained experience working on a variety of complex educational and residential projects throughout the UK.

Prior to this he studied at Sheffield University before completing his architectural education and qualifying as an architect at the University of Westminster.

Whilst at Tigg + Coll Architects, Simon has lead a number of important projects including a large scale residential development in SW London, a new build Villa in Kensington and the refurbishment of the key communal spaces for student accommodation in West London. He is also currently overseeing the implementation of BIM within the practice.

Manuel Gonzalez Nogueira
Architect

Manuel qualified as an architect in the University of Madrid (UEM), and gained an MArch with Distinction from the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College of London, before joining Tigg + Coll Architects in 2015.

He has previously worked for Estudio Alvarez-Sala and Andrés Perea Arquitecto design studios in Spain, specialising in sustainability and Zero Energy design projects. Manuel also has a keen interest in academia and has collaborated as an external tutor with UEM, and FADU Universities as well as being invited as a critic to the Architectural Association.

Since joining Tigg + Coll Architects he has worked on the high-end student accommodation refurbishment, as well as in both private residential extensions and large-scale residential complexes. Additionally, Manuel has worked on some architectural competitions, such as the winning scheme ‘House for Theo and Oskar’.

Sandra Dumciute
Architect

Sandra joined Tigg + Coll Architects in 2013 as an assistant on a technical design package for the Cotswold Mews residential development. Since then she has been involved in design and construction of projects ranging from a large-scale student residency refurbishment at Nido Spitalfields as well as smaller high-end residential extensions.

Sandra graduated from the Vilnius Gediminas’ Technical University obtaining both Bachelor and Master diplomas in Building Design and Urban Planning. She has also since gained her full qualification as an architect and has completed a Part III Lecture course at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College of London.

Sandra joined Tigg + Coll Architects after previously working at Implant Architecture and Process Office in Lithuania, where she mainly focused on master planning, cultural and public buildings.

Oliver Reinhold
Architect

Oliver qualified as an architect in 2016 after completing his architectural education at the University of Westminster. He previously studied at the University of Cambridge and London Metropolitan University, and also holds a Masters in Spatial Planning and Urban Design.

Oliver formerly worked at Liddicoat & Goldhill and Richard Griffiths Architects, where he gained specialist experience dealing with listed buildings, principally on the reorganisation and extension of a prominent East London charitable institution.

Since joining Tigg + Coll Architects in 2014 he has worked on a wide range of projects. These have included overseeing several bespoke residential extensions from conception to completion, working on the delivery of a large residential development in SW London, and the refurbishment of the common areas of a student accommodation block. He is currently project architect for a new build family home in the Warwickshire countryside.

Paul Colfer
Architect

Paul joined Tigg + Coll Architects in June 2014 and completed his PG Cert (Part III) at London Metropolitan University in 2017. He studied for his MArch at Nottingham Trent University and also lectured for the NTU School of Architecture. He was nominated for the RIBA Silver President’s Medal and accomplished an academic achievement award for his design project. As an aspiring architect he gained a broad experience early in his career at Laing O'Rourke, CPMG and Allford Hall Monaghan Morris. He joined Tigg + Coll Architects after working on the University of Amsterdam and now enjoys working on a wide variety of projects spanning all RIBA work stages.

Sara Neuberg
Architect

Sara qualified as an Architect in 2016 from the University of the West of England, where she also gained her Part I & Part II qualifications. During her Part I, Sara also studied Planning and gained her RTPI qualifications along with her Architecture degree.

Prior to joining Tigg + Coll Architects, Sara gained experience in Holland working for an Urban Planning & Landscape design office, Karres en Brands. There she worked on multi-million pound, urban, heritage & sustainability projects across Europe. As a student Sara was also involved in numerous community projects involving regeneration and improvement of areas of Bristol & London. She achieved a distinction in her studio work, which also gained her the RIBA Silver President’s Medal nomination in 2014. Sara has been involved on a number of projects in the office, ranging from student living in King’s Cross, to domestic projects at Physic Place and Lansdowne Road, through to larger commercial residential works.

Matthew Mouncey
Part II Assistant

Matthew completed his MArch in Architecture at Newcastle University in 2016, where he tutored alongside his studies. Prior to this, he graduated with First Class Honours from Nottingham Trent University. He was nominated for the RIBA Bronze President’s Medals in 2012 and was featured as standout Student in the Architect’s Journal in the same year.

Matthew joined Tigg + Coll Architects from Central London studio Holder Mathias Architects. He has additionally worked for artist and sculptor Wolfgang Buttress for a number of years, playing a role in the inception, synthesis and completion of a range of diverse international and award-winning projects. Now at Tigg + Coll Architects, he hopes to draw on his experiences in arts, academia and architecture to realise well-considered and elegant schemes. He is currently working on a private residential new-build in Kensington, and heading up a new social media strategy for the studio.

Emi Bryan
Part II Assistant

Emi qualified in Denmark and also studied and worked in design and architecture in London, Berlin, Copenhagen, and Japan, amongst others. Emi started her architectural adventures in London at University College London and graduated at Masters level with distinction at the Royal Danish Academy of Arts in Copenhagen.

Emi has a background in high-end design from her experience in Switzerland, and residential and smaller scale projects in Germany and Denmark.

Isabela Popescu
Part I Assistant

Isabela studied at the Cass, Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design and previously worked at Studio Downie Architects where she gained experience in large-scale residential projects. Since joining Tigg + Coll Architects she has been involved in a large-scale student accommodation refurbishment 'Chapter Kings Cross' and is currently working on various private residential refurbishments in Lansdowne Road, Elgin Crescent and Northumberland Place.