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The Practice

Thomas-McBrien Architects is an award-winning RIBA Chartered architecture practice and design studio based in east London. 

In 2020, the practice was selected by the Architecture Foundation for the ‘New Architects 4’ publication which features the work of the best British architectural practices established in the last 10-years.

The work of the practice spans many sectors and scales, ranging from residential refurbishments and extensions, to retail installations and interior fit-outs, to new build homes and larger commerical projects.

Our work is characterised by rigorous, well-proportioned form instilled with our passion for materiality, craftsmanship and refined detailing. Our contemporary aesthetic is counterbalanced by our respect and understanding of the historic.

We enjoy working with clients who share our appreciation for considered design. We work hard, striving to deliver beautifully crafted, well executed interventions that have a timeless quality, both in function and finish. The pure and tactile qualities of materials, and the combined physical and sensory experiences of space are at the core of our approach. We embrace the aesthetic but there is a simple honesty and considered methodology in the things we design and construct. 

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Our work has been featured on a number of renowned publications:



New Architects 4

The Society of British & International Interior Design (SBID)

The Architects’ Journal


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Awards & Achievements

The Baralha Monastery Competition - **Honorable Mention**
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2021 - **Selected Exhibitor**
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2020 - **Selected Exhibitor**
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2019 - **Selected Exhibitor**
RIBA Regent Street Windows 2018  - **Public Choice Winner**
RIAI DCU Main Entrance Competition - **3rd Prize**

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James Barber
Matt Drury
Daniel Gullan
Ross Kirker
Soroush Haghighat
Wilber Ilett
Nicholas Ivanov
John Maguire
Jonathan Maguire
Barry McBrien
Mufaddal Nagree
Chris Raven
Soumya Thomas
Karabo Turner
Maria Vera van Embden Andres
Dominic Walker

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Ståle Eriksen, Oskar Proctor, Rory Gullan and Thomas-McBrien Architects

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Architecture Models

By our collaborators with the assistance of Grzegorz Cholewa

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We are always looking for talented hardworking individuals whether it be on a full-term basis or short-term paid internships. Applicants must be competent model makers with experience in various modelling techniques and materials. Apply by sending us your CV and portfolio in pdf format to our office email account.