Collective
Experience

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.

Steve Ritchie
Director
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.

Edward Grindall
Associate
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.

Emma Mitchell
Associate
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.

Berenice Felsenburg
Senior Architect
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.

Jan Verhagen
Architect
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.

Urszula Maj
Architect
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.

Anthony Masih
Architectural Technologist
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.

Taeho Kim 
BArch (Hons) MArch (Hons)
Assistant Architect

Taeho remembers being fascinated and inspired by architecture from an early age. His talent and determination won him scholarships to study Architecture first at Hanyang University and then at the Politecnico di Milano where he achieved First Class Honours in both his Bachelor and Masters degrees in Architecture.

His design to transform the Seoul City Hall Square won the Honour Prize at the 9th DOCOMOMO Korean Design Competition and other awards include the Excellence Award at the Ansan Sustainability Architectural Culture Festival 2012 and the best student thesis on his course in 2016. In 2017, Taeho was shortlisted for best graduate thesis by the Order of Architects PPC of the Province of Milan. With an interest in urban design and the relationship between the city and its public realm, Taeho is a detail oriented, skilled and creative Assistant Architect. He has gained experience on a range of projects ranging from wooden houses as part of a regeneration project for Habitat in Korea, to a new high speed railway station in Morrocco. Having picked up fluent Italian and English along the way, Taeho joined the SRP team in July 2018.

Catherine Nicholson
Practice Manager
BA (Hons)

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.