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 strive to ensure our buildings improve all our lives and our communities and we strongly
believe that modern buildings should be inclusive and accessible for all.

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 (SEND/all through/resource provisions/ alternative provisions/pupil referral units),
schools (children’s centres /primary/secondary/sixth form), colleges, police facilities and firing ranges, places of worship,
crematoria, supported living, conservation, offices and residential. Our portfolio is diverse,
having experience of traditional and prefabricated construction.

Our team is made up of proactive design professionals with complementary skills and experiences to ensure a unique
and creative solution to all projects. Each job the studio takes on is led by one of our three partners.
As well as the architectural services, we also provide client design advisor services, technical guidance,
design review and access consultant services. 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.

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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 is passionate about educational design particularly for disabled children, young people and adults. Claire is committed to the process of consultation to ensure projects generate positive engagement to support exemplar design outcomes and achieve a shared stakeholder solution. Claire has extensive experience of working with local authorities on strategic briefing and planning for large programmes of SEND work.

    Claire currently works as a technical advisor for the Department for Education and has an in depth understanding of the current SEND requirements and specifications in line with budgetary constraints. Haverstock co-authored Building Bulletin 102: ‘Designing for Special Educational Needs,’ and are also in regular discussion with the DfE on the current Building Bulletin 104 (BB104) and are also in regular discussion with a range of organisations about excellence in design for disabled people.

    Claire was the partner in charge of the award winning Columbus Campus for students with profound, severe and complex learning difficulties (PMLD) / autistic spectrum condition (ASC) and Tuke School for students with with profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD), severe learning difficulties (SLD) and autistic spectrum conditions (ASC).

    Claire lectures and tutors on Part 3 Courses across the UK supporting young people at the start of their architectural journey and she is also a Civic Trust Award Judge championing the very best in community and educational design.

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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. He has extensive experience of providing architectural design, client design advisor and technical advisor architectural services across all sectors but specifically in special needs. He has vast experience with supported living accommodation projects as well as extensive experience in school design, specialist schools (SEND/all through/resource provisions/alternative provisions/Pupil Referral Units) and colleges.

    David has an in depth understanding of current space standards and specifications in line with funding streams for living and learning settings and is passionate about working with clients to ensure living accommodation supports clients towards an independent life. David is exceptionally organised and a strong advocate for quality management within the design and construction process and heads this up in our studio.

    David was the project partner on the award winning Alexandra Centre which is a unique living and learning centre for young people with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD), Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD) and Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC) providing residential and respite for young adults. David also led the acclaimed Stanley Park High project, a £35m state-of-the-art secondary school with integrated ASC Resource Unit, which was awarded the Best Education Building Award at the New London Awards.

    David also works as a Technical Advisor for the DfE on Free Schools and PSBP and has an in depth understanding of current space standards and specifications in line with funding streams and seeks to ensure the very best solutions are achieved for end users.

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    Tom Gibb

    Partner
    BSc (First Class Hons), BArch (Distinction), RIBA, ARB, SPAB, ASCHB, IOSH
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    Tom has been a partner at Haverstock since 2008 after being rated in Building Designs top 100 graduates, obtaining the Foulkes Memorial Prize for outstanding work in the Built Environment and being nominated for the RIBA Presidents Medal.

    Tom’s attention to detail and ability to produce clear drawings is exceptional. His approach is pragmatic yet hands on and he firmly believes that the success of a project is bound by people’s inclusion in the process. In this way a level of care and ownership is built.  He is an innovative designer committed to high quality architecture. He has a particular interest in Industrial heritage. 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.

    Tom has worked on a wide range of successful competition entries and award winning projects ranging from private houses, visitor centres, churches, crematoria, transport and police infrastructure, schools, offices and listed buildings. Tom has extensive conservation experience with many heritage bodies such as the Heritage Lottery Fund and Historic England. Tom lead the restoration of Brackley Town Hall, Grade II* listed, which received a Civic Trust Highly Commended AABC Conservation Award. Tom also lead the Grade II listed Belham Primary School which was a Civic Trust Award Regional Finalist & Selwyn Goldsmith Award for Universal Design Regional Finalist. Tom also lead the new build Guildford Crematorium which was a Civic Trust Award winner.

Associate Partner:

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

Associates:

  • Kate McGechan
    BA (Hons), DipArch, MArch
  • Samuel Da Silva Resende
    BA (Hons), BArch, PgDip

Senior Support:

  • Nathalie Jardine
    Bid Manager
  • Jim Jordan
    Finance Director

Architects:

  • Anna Monaghan
    BA (Hons), PgDip
  • Rachel Maylor
    BA (Hons), MArch, PgDip
  • Jasmin Vallina-Bevan
    BSc/Arch (Hons), PgDip
  • Deborah de Boer
    BA(Hons), MArch, PGDip
  • Sandeep Sandhu
    BA(Hons), MArch, PGDip
  • Kirsten Gollifer
    BA (Hons), MArch, PgDip
  • Hannah Williams
    BSc (Hons), MArch, PgDip

Architectural Assistants:

  • Luke Hughes
    BA (Hons), Diploma
  • Sanjidah Chowdhury
    BA (Hons)
  • Will Samuels
    BSc (Hons)
  • Ella Rogers
    BA (Hons)
  • Teshome Douglas-Campbell
    Architectural Support Assistant

Awards

2022

Guildford Crematorium
RIBA National, Winner
RIBA Regional, Winner
RIBA South East Building of the Year, Winner
Civic Trust Award, Winner
Sustainable Drainage Awards, Finalist

Lea Fields Crematorium
RIBA East Midlands Regional Award, Finalist

2021

BD Architect of the Year
Public Building Category, Finalist

Education Estates Award
Architectural Practice of the Year Category and the Project of the Year – Schools Category, Finalist

Linden Farm Supported Living
RIBA South East Award Winner
RIBA South East Project Architect of the Year for Kate McGechan, Associate
Civic Trust Awards Regional Finalist & Winner in the Selwyn Goldsmith Awards for Universal Design
AJ Architecture Awards, House Category, Finalist
Design in Mental Health Awards, Project of the Year New Build Category, Shortlisted
SPACES Yearbook, Finalist
Honourable Mention at the International Union of Architects Friendly and Inclusive Spaces Awards

Lea Fields Crematorium
AJ Architecture Awards, House Category, Finalist
Civic Trust Award, Winner
Brick Award, Architects Choice Award Winner
Brick Awards, Public Category, Finalist
SPACES Yearbook, SPACES Awards and the Civic Building of the Year, Finalist
AJ Architecture Awards, Public Building Category, Finalist

Guildford Crematorium
Civic Trust Award Regional Finalist
SPACES Award, Highly Commended, Community Category
Wood Award, Finalist

Bierton Crematorium
RIBA South Award, Winner
Civic Trust Award Regional, Finalist
SPACES Yearbook, Finalist

Tufnell Park Primary School
Civic Trust Award Regional Finalist
SPACES Yearbook, Finalist

Dairy Row
AJ Retrofit Awards Housing Category, Finalist

2020

Bierton Crematorium
Buckinghamshire Council Design Award, Commendation

Guildford Crematorium
Guildford Society Design Award, Winner

Tufnell Park School
New London Architecture Awards Learning Category, Finalist

Lea Fields Crematorium
Local Authority Building Control Building Excellence Award, East Midlands, Finalist

Linden Farm Supported Living
Structural Timber Awards, Healthcare Project of the Year Category, Finalist
Offsite Award, Healthcare Project of the Year Category, Finalist

Brackley Town Hall
Civic Trust AABC Conservation Awards Successful Project

BD Architect of the Year
Public Building Category, Finalist

2019

Brackley Town Hall
RIBA East Midlands Award, Winner
AJ Retrofit Award Listed Building Category, Finalist

The Belham School
New London Architecture Awards, Education Category, Commendation
SPACES Refurbishment School Award, Winner
Civic Trust Awards Regional Finalist & Selwyn Goldsmith Awards for Universal Design, Regional Finalist

BD Architect of the Year
Refurbishment Category, Finalist

2018

Alexandra Centre
AJ Retrofit Awards Higher and Further Education Category, Winner

Albion Primary School
Local Authority Building Control Excellence Award, Winner

Robert Browning Primary School
Brick Awards, Shortlisted

The Bridge ILS and New River College PRU
Local Authority Building Control Excellence Award, Finalist

BD Architect of the year
BD Education Architect of the Year Nursery to 6th form, Finalist

Albion Primary School, The Belham Primary School, Robert Browning Primary School
New London Architecture Awards Education Category, Finalist

2017

Blackrock Quarry Police Training Centre
SPACES Innovation Category Award, Winner
Civic Trust Award, Winner

Emsworth Baptist Church
Civic Trust Award, Regional Finalist

The Alexandra Centre
AJ Architecture Awards, Finalist
New London Architecture Awards Education Category, Finalist

Moreland School
Local Authority Building Control Excellence Award, Finalist
AJ Architecture Awards, Finalist
Brick Awards, Education Category, Finalist

2016

Blackrock Quarry Police Training Centre
RICS Awards, Design through Innovation, Winner
RIBA Awards South West Region, Winner

Harpenden Academy
Harpenden Society Certificate of Merit

BD Architect of the Year Awards
Public Building Category, Finalist

King’s College London
FX Awards Public Sector Category, Finalist

Emsworth Baptist Church
Brick Awards Public Sector Category, Finalist

2015

The Alexandra Centre
New London Architecture Awards Education Category, Winner

2014

The Livity School
Civic Trust Award, Winner
LABC Building Excellence Awards, Best Educational Building, London Region, Winner

Hollymount School
New London Architecture Awards Education Category, Finalist

2013

Columbus College
Civic Trust Commendation

Columbus Primary School
Civic Trust Commendation

Wimbledon Chase Primary School
Civic Trust Award, Regional Finalist

Stanley Park High
Civic Trust Award, Regional Finalist

2012

BCSE Best of British Schools Awards
Designing Britain Award, The ‘Jonathan Ibikunle’ School Architect of the Year, Finalist

Stanley Park High
New London Architecture Awards Education, Winner
Education Business Award Best Building, Winner

Wimbledon Chase School
BCSE Best of British Schools Awards, Primary School Projects Award, Finalist

Whitecross High School
BCSE Best of British Schools Awards, Test of Time Award, Winner

Ifield School
BCSE Best of British Schools Awards, Test of Time Award, Finalist

Knowle DGE Learning Centre and Respite Centre
Civic Trust Award, Regional Finalist

Tuke School
Civic Trust Award, Regional Finalist

2011

Tuke School
Brick Awards, Finalist
BCSE Industry Award for Excellence in design for teaching and learning: Special Educational Needs, Finalist

Meadowfield School
BCSE Industry Award for Excellence in design for teaching and learning: Special Education Needs, Finalist

Knowle DGE Learning Centre and Respite Centre
BCSE Industry Award for Excellence in design for teaching and learning: Special Education Needs, Finalist

2010

Architect of the Year 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 School
Kent Design Awards, Finalist

2009

British Council for School Environments
Industry Award for Best School Architect, Finalist

Agar Children’s Centre
BCSE Industry Award for Inspiring Design, Finalist
Camden Building Quality Award, Winner

Ifield School
BSCE Industry Award for Best extension, refurbishment of a School Award, Winner
Civic Trust Mention

Stanley Park High
PFS Excellence in BSF awards for the Most Versatile Learning Environment, Finalist

Thomas Fairchild Children’s Centre
BCSE Industry Award for Inspiring Design, Finalist

2008

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

2007

Whitecross High School
The National Green Apple Award for Environmental Best Practice & Sustainable Development, Winner
Local Authority Building Control National Award for the Best Sustainable Innovation, Winner

Chilterns Crematorium
SCALA Civic Building of the Year Award, Winner
Civic Trust, Mention

2006

Parliament Hill School
RIBA Award, Winner
Civic Trust, Commendation
Camden Design Award, Commendation

2004

Haverstock Studios
Best Small Office Fit Out – FX Design Awards

2000

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

Clients
  • Balfour Beatty
  • BAM
  • Birmingham City Council
  • Bovis Lend Lease
  • Brackley Town Council
  • Brighton and Hove City Council
  • British Transport Police
  • Buckinghamshire County Council
  • CABE
  • Coral Living
  • DfE
  • Dover Town Council
  • Emsworth Baptist Church
  • Essex County Council
  • Faithful and Gould
  • Galliford Try
  • Gleeds
  • Guildford Borough Council
  • Herefordshire Council
  • Home Office
  • Interserve
  • Jigsaw Trust
  • Kent County Council
  • Kier
  • King College London
  • Land Securities
  • London Borough of Camden
  • London Borough of Enfield
  • London Borough of Greenwich
  • London Borough of Hackney
  • London Borough of Islington
  • London Borough of Lambeth
  • London Borough of Merton
  • London Borough of Southwark
  • London Borough of Sutton
  • London Borough of Tower Hamlets
  • London Borough of Westminster
  • Metropolitan Police Service Authority
  • Morgan Sindall
  • Network Rail
  • Net Zero Buildings
  • Oxfordshire County Council
  • RNIB
  • Rochester upon Medway City Council
  • Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead
  • Skanska
  • Stepnell Ltd
  • Surrey Council Council
  • The Learning Trust
  • Transport for London
  • Turner and Townsend
  • Watford Borough Council
  • West Lindsey District Council
  • West Sussex County Council
  • West Yorkshire Police
  • Willmott Dixon
  • Wokingham District Counci