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

Our projects span many sectors and scales, ranging from residential refurbishments and extensions, to retail installations and interior fit-outs, to new build housing projects and site masterplan strategies.

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

Each and every project is unique to us. We are love a challenge and working with clients whom appreciate and value design. We work closely with our clients, investing great time and energy, striving to deliver beautifully crafted, well-built projects which exceed expectations. Our pursuit for quality is unrelenting and we enjoy the process which leads to realisation of our designs.

We believe design is a collaboration and value constructive input from all participants involved. Our honest and reliable approach is what we are known for. We pride ourselves on our work methods and exacting standards. We are meticulous in our approach and gain satisfaction in seeing the successful execution of our work.


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

Architects’ Journal






Awards & Achievements

The Baralha Monastery - **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**


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


Ståle Eriksen, Rory Gullan and Thomas-McBrien

Architecture Models

By our collaborators with the assistance of Grzegorz Cholewa


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.