At Wimshurst Pelleriti we are creative in our design, attentive to our clients’ expectations and considered in our approach. The cornerstone of our practice is our belief that good architecture should not just appeal on an aesthetic or economic level, it should also be forward-thinking and enhance the health and wellbeing of the end-user and the community it serves. Our approach integrates research and development, the use of innovative materials, a willingness to view problems from all angles, and a desire to deliver positive social impact. Using our team’s considerable knowledge, skill and experience, we create beautiful and practical architecture that exceeds expectations.
We also develop our own buildings and so in some cases we act as both architect and client. This gives us an invaluable ability to understand the client’s point of view and the construction process from every perspective.
Prior to founding Wimshurst Pelleriti, the core team worked together at Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP), an architectural practice with unparalleled design excellence in its DNA. Wimshurst Pelleriti has grown rapidly, drawing in other talented young architects with the aim of bringing a bold and refreshing approach to the design process.
While working at RSHP, the founding partners led teams that designed and delivered a wide range of award winning buildings. Perhaps the most prominent project was Maggie’s Centre in London that won the 2009 RIBA Stirling Prize. The team also designed the new 14 storey cancer centre for Guy's Hospital in London. What links these projects with Wimshurst Pelleriti is a vision and ambition that facilitates high quality buildings that are ethically designed, have a positive social impact within their community and give long lasting pleasure to their users.
Leo co-founded Wimshurst Pelleriti in 2015 after many years at RSHP as a project architect most recently running the new cancer centre for Guy's Hospital. He began his education at the University of Florence before also working at notable architects Renzo Piano Building Workshop and Hopkins.
Will co-founded Wimshurst Partners in 2013 before the company re-branded to Wimshurst Pelleriti in 2015. He gained experience as an Associate at RSHP acting as project architect on the Stirling prize winning Maggie's Centre in Hammersmith. Will is also on the design review panel in Wandsworth and Fulham for large scale projects in the area.
Project Architect , Escuela Tecnica Superior de Arquitectura – ULPGC, ARB
Joaquin has a number of years experience as a project architect working on high end residential projects. In 2017 he joined WP and is now running one of our own developments on site in Hampton Wick. He is also on the team completing the Veterans Aid Hostel among other projects.
Project Architect, BA (Hons), BArch, MA, ARB
Ben joined in 2018 after eight years at RSHP, bringing a wealth of experience from projects like the award-winning Cancer Centre at Guy’s, mixed use retrofits in Soho, high-end residential and factory built socially conscious housing in Lewisham. He has an interest in modern off-site construction methods and specialises in conceptual design.
Project Architect, MA Dip. Arch ARB
Originally from Munich, Germany, educated at Cambridge University and the Glasgow School of Art (Mackintosh School of Architecture), Uli has substantial experience working as project architect on a range of award-winning master-planning, arts, education, commercial office, mixed-use, individual housing and residential projects.
One of the biggest pleasures he derives from architecture is seeing the end-users enjoy the completed building as proof to have designed something that is fit for purpose, functions well and will stand the test of time.
Claire studied architecture at Cambridge and Kingston. She has worked in practices in Cambridge and London, with experience in residential, educational and heritage projects. She has a particular interest in existing buildings and historic contexts and enjoys photography and craft. Claire hopes to take Part 3 to qualify as an architect soon.
BEATRIZ OLIVARES VELA
Architect, Escola Tecnica Superior d’Arquitectura de Barcelona
Beatriz has previously worked for architectural practices in both Spain and the UK. Before setting up Wimshurst Partners Beatriz worked for the Richard Rogers Partnership and was involved in a number of key projects for the practice in the areas of scheme design, detail design and fit-out.