Who we are
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.
Tom manages the business and development side of Wimshurst Pelleriti. He brings a vast amount of experience from the financial and trading industries. Tom co-founded Wimshurst Partners with his brother in 2013.
Project Architect, BSc (Hons), M.Arch, ARB
Alex joined the team at the beginning of 2016, bringing expertise from previous experience at RSHP and boosting the teams technical knowledge with particular interest in the interplay of architecture and engineering.
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, BA (Hons), MArch, ARB
Oli joined WP in 2018 bringing an interest in the design of socially driven housing solutions. Over the last 5 years he has been worked on a mixture of residential projects at both PARTI, Allies and Morrison and NRAP. Oli recently completed his Part III at Westminster and previously studied at The Bartlett and The University of Cambridge.
Architectural Techologist, BSc (Hons), MSc
Sirwan is our Revit guru, bringing many years of technical construction experience from practices such as Hawkins Brown and ECD Architects. He has primarily focused on developing the detail for the Battersea residential tower.
Cristina, a Spanish Architect, studied at the University of Granada. She was bold enough to walk into the office and ask for a job! We were impressed with her portfolio so brought her into the team.
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.
Genevieve has been a lawyer, an editor and a school finance officer. She now assists Tom with the finance and organisational aspects of the practice.
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.
Ann-Marie has worked for organizations as diverse as BT, URS and the Met Police. She works with Tom on the finance and development aspects of the business.