burgess architects specialise in the design and delivery of sensitive contemporary houses in London and the southeast. We combine the innovation and energy of a young practice with the broad experience of principal Ed Burgess and the assurance of a RIBA Chartered Practice.
We pride ourselves above all else on being exceptional communicators, engaging in a dialogue with our clients and ensuring that their needs are always at the centre of our work. And in this way we help our clients translate the changes they seek into well-crafted and enduring buildings – always with a keen eye for delight, buildability and budget.
We passionately value every stage in the process and have outlined our collaborative approach in our pages regarding our process. We communicate enthusiastically and tirelessly with everyone involved in the project. We listen. We pay attention to detail, and we make good buildings.
After over 20 years working with leading practices such as Panter Hudspith Architects, Richard Rogers Partnership (now RSH+P), Richard Murphy and John Pawson, Ed Burgess has used his wide experience and hands-on knowledge to create burgess architects - a small, focused practice based on the principles of exceptional communication and client-centred architecture - returning to his roots to work on high quality residential projects.
With a reputation as a creative, clear-headed problem solver, he has led projects as diverse as a new footbridge in the heart of historic Lincoln, a pivotal scheme in the regeneration of the Elephant and Castle, and one of the UK’s first Code for Sustainable Homes Level 6 houses at the BRE Innovation Park. In the 90’s Ed was involved as part of the teams at John Pawson and Richard Murphy Architects, working on projects which set a new standard for residential refurbishments in the UK. At Richard Rogers Partnership, alongside his work as a project architect, Ed handled the refurbishment of The River Cafe and was entrusted with all ongoing work at Richard Rogers’ own iconic home in Chelsea.
A selection of projects which Ed worked on at previous practices is included in the Project Archive.
Ed is deputy leader of a charity group for children with profound disabilities, founding chair of the Small Practice London Architecture Talks, and works as a mentor to children and students interested in architecture and the built environment.
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Tim brings to Burgess Architects a natural design ability and the innate spacial awareness critical to good design and robust co-ordination. His refined drawing and presentation skills are witnessed by his becoming a Bronze Medal Finalist and winning the RTPI National Prize for attainment in his Part I degree.
Tim and Ed met working together when Tim was a new Part 2 architect. Since then he has passed his Part III professional practice exam (with distinction) and seen a substantial mixed use housing project move from concept design to completion on site. Through this he has developed his understanding of construction detailing and also become expert in delivery through BIM.
Tim joined the practice in March 2019. He likes to keep active and is member of the London Rowing Club.
RIBA, ARB, MA(RCA), BA (Hons) PGDip
Tom is a proficient, inventive and pragmatic Chartered Architect with a specialism in digital fabrication techniques. He has exceptional skills in concept design and has developed, with Ed, the office's integrated 3d modelling and graphic output systems.
Outside of barc work he spends his spare time tinkering with his home made CNC machine and building inventive timber structures. Tom teaches part time on the MA Architecture course at Univeristy For the Creative Arts.
Keranie graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2018 and joined Burgess Architects in the autumn of that year to gain experience in architecture 'in the real world'. She is a first rate communicator and an energetic collaborator.
Keranie is currently focusing on her passion for film and working in media - so for now she is a friend of the office rather than a collaborator, but it is great to have her ongoing support and interest in the practice.
BSC, M.ARCH, ARB
Joseph joined Burgess Architects at the beginning of 2020 shortly after qualifying as an architect and working for practices in Bristol, Sheffield, and New York. He brings a clear head for compliance and design concerns as well as a wealth of energy to his projects here.
Joseph’s work at Sheffield Hallam University was award winning for its attributes in passive sustainable design and shortlisted for two RIBA medals. At the University of Sheffield and former practice Purcell, Joseph developed an enthusiasm for conservation - since qualifying as an architect in 2019, he seeks to bring these strands of practice together and design contemporary, sustainable buildings responsive to their context.