High-quality design and a practical approach to delivery are at the centre of our approach. The team brings together a wealth of skills and experience gleaned from diverse sectors internationally and in the UK.
BSc BArch (Hons) RIBA ARB
With over 25 years’ experience designing and delivering complex and diverse projects in the residential, commercial office, retail, public arts, and transport and masterplanning sectors, Steve remains passionate about bringing good design into everyday life. He moved from the office of Norman Foster to Nicholas Grimshaw & Partners where he delivered the award-winning National Space Science Centre in Leicester. As Associate Director for AHMM he built their first large scale project – the Unity Building in Liverpool. He joined Unit Architects as a Partner in 2008 and re-launched the practice as the Steve Ritchie Partnership in January 2018. Steve’s strengths lie in his design ability and his management of the team to deliver innovative buildings of high quality on time and on budget. He believes that everyone at SRP has a role to play in forging the direction and ethos of the practice.
BA (Hons) Industrial Design
With a background in industrial design, Ed has worked for 12 years primarily in the retail sector with Stanley Bragg and UNIT Architects as well as with a store planning consultancy and directly with retailers themselves. He has built up a comprehensive knowledge of commercial and retail-led mixed-use schemes on a range of projects throughout the UK including Trinity Quarter in Leeds, West One Shopping Centre in Eccles, Anglia Square in Norwich and Walkden House in Euston. His experience overseeing the process from initial viability to handover underpins his leadership of the team’s commercial/retail work and ongoing collaboration with a number of blue chip retailers.
BA (Hons) BArch RIBA ARB
Graduating from Manchester School of Architecture with a specialisation in Bioclimatic Design, Emma qualified as a Chartered Architect in 2008. At practices both in Manchester and London she has gained a broad spectrum of experience across a variety of sectors including education, commercial, research and residential and her work has gained recognition from the RIBA, British Council for Offices and British Council Schools Environment. Since qualifying, Emma has worked actively with younger members of the industry as a mentor and also served as a visiting critic at Liverpool University. Currently, Emma is leading on the delivery of the Globe Works in Birmingham and plays a key role in the management of the practice.
Dipl Ing Arch ARB
Fluent in German and English, Berenice is an excellent communicator with extensive experience seeing projects through all stages from feasibility design to delivery. In addition to town planning experience gained in Germany, she has 15 years’ experience working in architecture and urban design with prominent London practices for a wide range of clients both in the UK and abroad. Notable projects include masterplans for Goldsmiths University of London, Lancaster University and Dulwich College. With her high level of design skill, strategic thinking and project organisation in the mixed-use, education and transport sectors, Berenice is well placed to lead on SRP’s masterplanning projects and is closely involved in the work of the Sainsbury’s project development team.
MSc (Hons) ARB
Graduating with First Class Honours from Eindhoven University of Technology, Jan was selected to participate in the prestigious national design competition Archiprix. While at a large architectural practice and software developer in the Netherlands, “De Twee Snoeken” he took his interest in consumer-driven design and development further through the use of parametric design and web-based software. Jan tries to look at every project with an open-minded approach, providing clients with out-of-the-box ideas that add value to their projects. He and a colleague were recently shortlisted for their entry to the RIBA and National Grid ‘future for gasholder sites’ competition. Their design transformed the energy storage of the past into the energy storage of the future, making electrical energy storage into a modern day icon. As lead designer at SRP, Jan combines delivery skills with a key role in all feasibility, bid and competition work.
MArch (Hons) ARB
Urszula has worked on a wide range of projects from private residential to large mixed-use schemes and masterplans at all stages of the design process at Sidell Gibson and UNIT Architects. Her studies in Poland and the Netherlands encompassed both architecture and town planning and she has received a number of design awards including 1st prize in a competition for a Learning Centre for Poznan Sports Academy and 3rd prize for her entry for Old Brewery Cultural Centre in Ostrowiec, Poland. At SRP she currently leads on Residential Development.
BSc (Hons) ACIAT
Since he graduated in 2013, Anthony has packed in a wide variety of experience into his time with WCEC and Unit Architects. Working on delivery of large-scale, high-end residential and mixed-use projects from Design Development to Construction, most notably West Hampstead Square and Royal Wharf, he works closely with clients and contractors to produce fully coordinated construction drawing packages. At SRP Anthony is a key member of the team helping to implement and deliver both residential and commercial projects, while also assisting development of the practice’s BIM standards.
With a professional background managing complex aid projects internationally, and in property development in the UK, Catherine looks after the smooth running of the practice.