Ben Adams Architects
99 Southwark Street
T: +44 (0)20 76633 0000
The practice is particularly skilled in working with complex sites and existing buildings, designing in a way that unlocks potential and value for both users and clients. BAA's portfolio includes Senator House in the City of London, Merchants Hall in Islington, Nobu Hotel in Shoreditch, The Fjord Building in King's Cross, as well as major mixed use schemes in both Los Angeles and Bucharest.
Ben founded Ben Adams Architects in 2010 and has over 20 years of experience, working on large-scale and complex projects across multiple sectors. Ben’s approach combines a rational process of design-driven by brief, sustainability, and contextual analysis, with a strong instinct for the ‘correct’ design response for people and place, cumulatively developed on each and every project.
Ben has developed an award-winning portfolio including Nobu, Merchants Hall, Informa, Monotype, Scott House for The Office Group and Express Building in Manchester. He is also an Expert Panel member for the NLA
Nicholas Jewell has worked on many of the BAA’s most notable projects from complex refurbishments and extensions to large-scale new builds, including Merchants Hall, Barley Mow and Jamestown Road.
Heading up the practice’s research activity, he also leads the internal sustainability group which consistently explores opportunities inherent in live projects. He also provides strategic direction for BAA’s initiatives, whether around materials, concepts, smart construction or energy efficiency.
He has particular expertise in urbanism and evolving narratives around city-making and has researched and written widely on new typologies driven by densification, and the changing boundaries between public and private space in cities.
Francesca works across the hospitality and office sectors, and has significant experience in designing and remodelling large existing buildings, with a proven track record of delivering outstanding and award-winning projects. She has a particular interest in working on complex retrofit projects, relishing the challenges inherent in demanding briefs, fast-paced programmes, tight urban sites, and budget constraints, to deliver maximum design impact which exceed the expectations of her clients. Her recent projects include King William Street in the City of London, a major mixed use regeneration project at Graphite Square, and the complex retrofit of an iconic building in Moscow.
Patrick has worked on some of BAA's most significant projects including Northampton Road and Jamestown Road. He is currently leading on a major infrastructure development at Watford, co-ordinating the detailed individual requirements of multiple stakeholders including TFL and the local authority. He heads up BAA’s technical team, managing the technical review process from procurement to delivery. Leveraging new technology to improve the efficiency of in-house processes and connectivity across the design team, he works to improve and standardise smart working practices.
A former Royal Mail sorting office transformed into BREEAM 'Excellent' offices.
A workplace retrofit with an industrial, Scandinavian aesthetic for a creative working environment that responds to its locale.
BAA’s first Manchester project is a contemporary refurbishment of a much-loved city landmark.