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Amin Taha was born in Berlin and is settled in London, graduated from the University of Edinburgh and worked on cultural, residential, education and infrastructure projects before incorporating the practice in 2005. In addition to running design and detailing of projects Amin continues to teach, lecture and crit in schools of architecture.
Richard Cheesman was born in Surrey, UK. Graduated from UCL with distinction and worked with Amin at Wilkinson Eyre where he continued before joining Amin Taha Architects in 2005. Within Amin Taha Architects, Richard has been responsible for a number of our recently completed residential projects. He has recently finished work on the Ada Street Project in Hackney and a full refurbishment of a period terraced house in Notting Hill. He is currently running a number of projects, one of which is a £3.5M new build mixed use building in Clerkenwell.
Dominic Kacinskas graduated from Vilnius Academy of Art and first worked with Amin Taha on the RIBA competition winning private house at Henley-on-Thames and since on almost all competitions in the office. He has personally run the Henley House and the Golden Lane office development from planning through construction. Dominic has been a visiting tutor and critic at the EcoleNationaleSuperieure Nancy and University of Brighton. Dominic is fluent in English, Lithuanian and Russian.
Dale Elliott was born in the UK and gained his Diploma at the Bartlett School of Architecture; his Diploma project was later featured in the Bartlett Designs publication: a daring decade of design and ideas. Prior to joining Amin Taha in 2010 he gained experience at Foster + Partners and PanterHudspith Architects. He currently works as Project Architect across a number of new build and refurbishment projects including high end residential, hotels and mixed use buildings.
Peter Rae was born in Denver Colorado and relocated to London in 2007. Peter earned a Bachelor of Science in Design from Arizona State University and a Master’s Degree in Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania, Penn Design. He has worked in several design-led architectural practices in both in the United States and the United Kingdom and is a recipient of the AIA Henry Adams Medal. His academic design work has been exhibited in New York at the Storefront for Art and Architecture and the Center for Architecture, as well as University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Peter is currently a Visiting Lecturer at University of Brighton and has worked on a variety of International competitions and built projects while employed with Amin Taha Architects. Peter is fluent in English, Spanish and American.
Adam was born in the West Midlands, UK. He graduated from the University of Nottingham with a first class honours degree before joining ATA in 2007. He went onto graduate from the Bartlett UCL MArch course and then worked at Foster + Partners until returning to ATA in 2011. Subsequently, he has worked on a number of challenging but successful mixed-use and private residential planning applications throughout numerous London Boroughs and has recently completed the refurbishment of a Victorian warehouse into offices in the Shoreditch Conservation Area. He is currently enrolled on the Part 3 course at Westminster.
Elisa Lam was born in Hong Kong. She relocated to London and completed her MA in Human Resource Management in Middlesex University in 2012. She is a qualified ISO 9001 internal auditor and an associate member of CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development). Before joining Amin Taha Architects as the Practice Administrator in 2013, she worked as a Project Translator in Wilkinson Eyre Architects. Elisa is fluent in English and Mandarin and Cantonese.
Samuel Douek was born in London and studied his Part 1 at the Bartlett School of Architecture, where he gained a First Class Honours Degree and won a Dean’s List Award for Student Excellence. After graduating he worked on various social housing projects in Chile for Elemental Architects, before assisting theatrical set designer Scott Pask in New York. He has been an Architectural Assistant with ATA since September 2013 and will be going to the Royal College of Art for his Part 2. Samuel is fluent in English and Spanish
Jason was born in Eastbourne and studied his Part 1 at Brighton School of Architecture, after which he was nominated for the Bronze President’s Medal. He is about to finish his Part 2 at The Bartlett School of Architecture.
Alex was born in Bristol and studied his Part 1 at Brighton School of Architecture. He is currently enrolled in the Part 2 Diploma course at the Bartlett School of Architecture.
Barnsbury Street Competition – Placed First
RIBA Shanghai Windows – Completed
Vauxhall Footbridge – Shortlisted
Phipp St is shortlisted for AJ Small Projects Award.
Phipp Street – Completed
Golden Lane wins RIBA London National Award 2014. Read more about this “exquisite tactile gem of a place”
Golden Lane wins RIBA Regional Award
Peabody – Shortlisted
Ada Street wins RIBA London Regional Award. Read more.
Golden Lane is shortlisted for AJ Retrofit Award.
Golden Lane wins NLA Conservation & Retrofit Award.
Aria Upper Street – Placed First
Brook Mews North – Placed First
Great Fen – Final Ten
Sofia Architecture Week. Read more.
Solo Exhibition, Sofia. Read more.
Costa Brava scheme wins international competition. Read more.
Triumph Pavilion competition entry receives special mention. Read more.
Sofia Metro Station + Masterplan – Placed First
Royal Academy Summer Show – Exhibited
Hackney Olympic Legacy Road and Footbridges – Placed First
London Fields Community Centre – Planning Approval
Sofia Metro Station 20 Competition – Placed Joint First
Banyan Tree 7* Spa Hotel + Residential Resort Competition Win – Planning Permit Approved
Royal Academy – Exhibited
Yan Tree 7* Hotel Spa + Residential Resort – Planning Approval
London Fields Apartment Building + Retail – Completed
London Fields Community Centre – Planning Approval
Hackney Olympic Legacy Road And Footbridges – Planning Approval
RIBA Competition Winning Private Estate – Phase 1 Completed
Competition For Private House, London – Placed First
RIBA Awards – Shortlisted
Hotel Spa + Residential Resort Masterplan, Spain – Placed First
Hyde Park Apartment – Completed
Mixed-Use Masterplan, Malaysia – Placed First
Mixed-Use District, J.Sainsbury’s, London – Shortlisted
Calderwood Masterplan – Placed Second
Westbourne Grove Post Office Redevelopment – Shortlisted
Mixed Use Development – British Waterways, Canary Wharf – Finalist
GROUP WORK established for broader interdisciplinary collaboration.
Grahame Park Masterplan, North London – Placed Second
Boutique Hotel, Central London – Placed First
Castle Corner Retail Centre, Bristol Alliance – Placed Second
Dublin Docklands – North Lotts – Placed First
44 Young European Architects
44 Young European Architects – Exhibition
Context + Subtext – Exhibition
Royal Academy Summer Show – Exhibition
40 European Architects – Exhibition
Context + Subtext
2012 Olympic/Athletes Village – Selected
Marlborough Avenue Apartment Building – Completed
Hammerson Sheffield Retail Quarter – Selected
Campden Hill Tower Penthouse – Completed
RIBA/AJ 40 Under 40 – Selected
Sarah Griffiths, Richard Cheesman, Dominic Kacinskas and Ben Addy join Amin Taha to establish limited company.
Broadway Market Arts Centre – Placed First
Barking Town Centre Masterplan – Placed Second
Amin Taha begins sole studio while collaborating with Muf Architecture + Art
Collyhurst Urban Splash + Europan 6 Masterplan – Placed First
Amin Taha and Richard Markland collaborate on Europan 6 competition while working at Zaha Hadid.