Haverstock is an architectural practice that puts people first. Our buildings are designed to enhance people’s lives, and in their own small way, make the world a better place. For us, the process of architecture is collaborative and democratic — we want clients and people who use the buildings to have a voice, and to shape the way their building ends up.

We focus on specialist public-sector projects, using fresh eyes and lateral thinking to tackle varied and complex briefs. With over 30 years’ experience, we’ve designed buildings of all kinds — specialist schools and colleges, police stations and firing ranges, churches and crematoria, social housing and offices.

We’re a medium-sized practice, and each job the studio takes on is led by one of our three partners. As well as the usual architectural services, we also can help out with client design advisor services, technical guidance, and design review. We’ve won our fair share of awards, but what’s more important to us is that our contribution makes a real difference in the community, and to the people who cross the threshold every day.

The Team

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    Claire Barton

    Partner
    BA (Hons), Dip Arch & Cult Studies (Distinction), Dip Arch, RIBA, ARB
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    Claire has been a partner at Haverstock since 2006 and leads the consultation aspects of all projects. She has all the relevant skills to ensure that the team is used to their full potential and the projects are delivered to achieve a shared stakeholder solution.

    Claire has designed and worked on a variety of spiritual, education, community, and transport projects throughout her career at Haverstock. She has a great deal of experience of working with local authorities and client
    teams with multiple stakeholders within a variety of procurement routes. She has led many award-winning projects such as Blackrock Quarry Police Training Centre, Parliament Hill School, Agar Children’s Centre, Knowle DGE  and Columbus School and College.

    Claire also acts in a Client Advisory role and as a technical advisor on Priority School Building Programme and Free Schools working directly with the EFSA.  She is a Chair of Governors at Thomas Fairchild Community School, Hackney and continues to lecture and tutor on the Part 3 Course.

    Claire is the partner in charge of Marketing and Environmental procedures and implementation.

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    David Givens

    Partner
    BA (Hons), Dip Arch, March, RIBA, ARB
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    David has been a partner at Haverstock since 2006 and has worked on projects of various sizes and sectors.

    He has been responsible for completing many public sector facilities on time and to budget and his passion for successful collaborative working with client, design and contractor team members is second to none.  David has excellent organisational and communication skills. He is passionate about putting buildings together and his attention to construction detailing is exceptional.

    David has led many award winning projects, including the acclaimed Stanley Park High, a £35m state-of-the-art secondary school with 6th form and the £5.5m Alexandra Centre which provides 16-25 year olds with Autistic Spectrum Condition and Profound Multiple Learning Difficulties with both education and clear pathways into adulthood to prepare learners for semi-independent living.

    David is a strong advocate for Quality Assurance within the design and construction process and heads this up in the studio. He also works in a technical advisor capacity for the Education Funding Agency supporting on primary, secondary and special schools.

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    Tom Gibb

    Partner
    BSc (First Class Hons), BArch (Distinction), RIBA, ARB, SPAB, ASCHB
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    Tom has been a partner at Haverstock since 2008. He was part of the team at Parliament Hill School which was awarded a RIBA Award, a Civic Trust Commendation and a Camden Design Award Commendation. He also lead the award winning new build Livity SEN School for London Borough of Lambeth.

    Tom is an innovative designer committed to high quality architecture, especially in a conservation context. Tom has a particular interest in Industrial heritage, having worked on several mill projects,  Taylors bellfoundry, Brackley Town Hall and Tonedale Regeneration Strategy. His attention to detail and ability to produce clear drawings is exceptional.

    For a number of years he has been a visiting critic and lecturer and studio tutor at the Welsh School of Architecture in Cardiff. This has allowed him to continue this passion for tectonic studies at an academic level. The craft of making and artisan trades are also a keen interest. Tom is an innovative designer committed to high quality architecture.

    Tom is the partner in charge of Health and Safety procedures and implementation.

Associate Partners:

  • Gareth Stokes
    BA (Hons), Dip A+C, DipArch

Seniors:

  • Kate McGechan
    BA (Hons), DipArch, MArch
  • Salim Hassan
    Finance Manager

Architects:

  • Samuel Da Silva Resende
    BA (Hons), BArch, PgDip
  • Samuel Kane
    BA (Hons), BArch, PgDip
  • Anna Monaghan
    BA (Hons), PgDip
  • Rachel Maylor
    BA (Hons), MArch, PgDip
  • Jasmin Vallina-Bevan
    BSc/Arch (Hons), PgDip

Architectural Assistants:

  • Kirsten Gollifer
    BA (Hons), MArch
  • Rupert Woods
    BA (Hons)
  • Katherine Ramchand
    BA (Hons)

Support Staff:

  • Nathalie Jardine
    Bid Manager

Consultant:

  • John Jenkins
    MA (Cantab)

Awards

2018

  • Alexandra Centre
    AJ Retrofit Higher and Further Education category Winner
  • Albion Primary School
    Local Authority Building Control Excellence Award Winner
  • Albion Primary School, The Belham Primary School, Robert Browning Primary School
    Shortlisted under the Education category for the New London Architecture Awards
  • BD Architect of the year
    Shortlisted for the BD Education Architect of the year (Nursery to 6th form)
  • Robert Browning Primary School
    Shortlisted for the Brick Awards
  • The Bridge ILS and New River College PRU
    Shortlisted for the Local Authority Building Control Excellence Award

2017

  • Blackrock Quarry Police Training Centre
    Spaces Innovation Category Award Winner
  • Blackrock Quarry Police Training Centre
    Civic Trust Award Winner
  • Emsworth Baptist Church
    Regional finalist Civic Trust award
  • Moreland Primary School
    Local Authority Building Control Excellence Award Finalist
  • Alexandra Centre
    Shortlisted for the AJ Architecture Awards
  • Alexandra Centre
    Shortlisted under the Education category for the New London Awards
  • Moreland Primary School
    Shortlisted for the AJ Architecture Awards
  • Moreland Primary School
    Shortlisted under the Education category for the Brick Awards

2016

  • Blackrock Quarry Police Training Centre
    RICS Awards, Design through Innovation Winner
  • Blackrock Quarry Police Training Centre
    RIBA Awards South West Region Winner
  • Harpenden Academy
    Harpenden Society Certificate of Merit
  • BD Architect of the Year Awards
    Shortlisted under the public building category
  • King’s College London
    Shortlisted for the FX Awards public sector category
  • Emsworth Baptist Church
    Shortlisted for the Brick Awards under the public sector category

2015

  • Alexandra Centre
    New London Architecture Awards Education category Winner

2014

  • The Livity School
    Civic Trust award winner
  • The Livity School
    Best Educational Building at LABC Building Excellence Awards London Region Winner
  • Hollymount School
    Shortlisted under the Education category for the New London Awards

2013

  • Columbus College
    Civic Trust Commendation
  • Columbus School
    Civic Trust Commendation
  • Wimbledon Chase Primary School
    Regional finalist Civic Trust award
  • Stanley Park High
    Regional finalist Civic Trust award

2012

  • BCSE Best of British Schools Awards
    Shortlisted for the Designing Britain Award, The ‘Jonathan Ibikunle’ School Architect of the Year
  • Stanley Park High
    New London Architecture Awards Education Winner
  • Stanley Park High
    Education Business Award Best Building Winner
  • Wimbledon Chase Primary School
    BCSE Best of British Schools Awards, Shortlisted for the Primary School Projects Award
  • Whitecross High School
    BCSE Best of British Schools Awards, Test of Time Award Winner
  • Ifield Primary/Secondary School
    Shortlisted for BCSE Best of British Schools Award, Educational Award for the Test of Time
  • Knowle DGE Learning Centre and Respite Centre
    Civic Trust Award Regional finalist
  • Tuke School
    Civic Trust Award Regional Finalist

2011

  • Tuke School
    Shortlisted for the Brick Awards
  • Tuke School
    Shortlisted for the BCSE Industry Award for Excellence in design for teaching and learning: Special Educational Needs
  • Meadowfield Primary/Secondary School
    Shortlisted for the BCSE Industry Award for Excellence in design for teaching and learning: Special Educational Needs
  • Knowle DGE Learning Centre and Respite Centre
    Shortlisted for the BCSE Industry Award for Excellence in design for teaching and learning: Special Educational Needs

2010

  • AYA Awards
    Runner up for education Architect of the Year
  • Agar Children’s Centre
    Special recognition from the Civic Trust Awards national panel for their strong community initiative and for the positive impact on the people they serve
  • Ifield Primary/Secondary School
    Shortlisted for the Kent Design Awards

2009

  • BCSE (British Council for School Environments)
    Shortlisted for the Industry Award for Best School Architect
  • Agar Children’s Centre
    Shortlisted for the BCSE Industry Award for Inspiring Design
  • Agar Children’s Centre
    Camden Building Quality Award Winner
  • Ifield Primary/Secondary School
    BCSE Industry Award for Best extension, refurbishment of a school Award Winner
  • Ifield Primary/Secondary School
    Civic Trust Mention
  • Stanley Park High
    Shortlisted for the PFS Excellence in BSF awards for the Most Versatile Learning Environment
  • Thomas Fairchild Children’s Centre
    Shortlisted for the BCSE Industry Award for Inspiring Design

2008

  • Whitecross High School
    BCSE Award for Greening the School Community
  • Whitecross High School
    Education Business Environmental Building Award Commendation

2007

  • Whitecross High School
    The National Green Apple Award for Environmental Best Practice & Sustainable Development
  • Whitecross High School
    Local Authority Building Control National Award for the Best Sustainable Innovation
  • Chilterns Crematorium
    SCALA Civic Building of the Year Award
  • Chilterns Crematorium
    Civic Trust Mention

2006

  • Parliament Hill School
    RIBA Award
  • Parliament Hill School
    Civic Trust Commendation
  • Parliament Hill School
    Camden Design Award Commendation

2004

  • Haverstock Studios
    Best Small Office Fit Out – FX Design Awards

2000

  • Telford Crematorium
    Civic Trust Award Winner
  • Telford Crematorium
    RIBA Award Winner
  • Telford Crematorium
    Nominated for the Stirling Prize

Clients

  • Balfour Beatty
  • BAM
  • Birmingham City Council
  • Bovis Lend Lease
  • British Transport Police
  • CABE
  • Chilterns District Council
  • DCSF
  • Emsworth Baptist Church
  • Essex County Council
  • Gleeds
  • Herefordshire Council
  • Home Office
  • Interserve
  • Kent County Council
  • Land Securities
  • London Borough of Camden
  • London Borough of Greenwich
  • London Borough of Hackney
  • London Borough of Lambeth
  • London Borough of Lewisham
  • London Borough of Merton
  • London Borough of Tower Hamlets
  • London Borough of Westminster
  • London Underground Limited
  • Metronet
  • Metropolitan Police Service Authority
  • Network RailPfS
  • RNIB
  • Rochester upon Medway City Council
  • Silverlink
  • Skanska
  • Spacia
  • Stepnell Ltd
  • Sure Start Hoxton
  • The Learning Trust
  • Transport for London
  • Tubelines
  • West Yorkshire Police
  • Wilmot Dixon
  • Wokingham District Council