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We are a RIBA chartered architecture and design practice established in 2003, formerly Amin Taha Architects. Our studio is an employee ownership trust formed as a collective of talented architects and designers committed to the delivery of high quality, well-conceived and thoughtfully-detailed buildings. Our work encompasses many sectors including finely crafted homes, residential and office buildings, arts centres, masterplans, infrastructure projects, bridges and metro stations. Additionally, we have considerable experience in restoring and refurbishment of historic buildings and delight on applying an intelligent design approach to challenging and difficult sites.

 

The practice has international recognition for its built work including multiple RIBA National Awards, RIBA Stirling Prize 2017 shortlist, and two EU Mies Award 2019 nominations. Our projects have been published globally by the Architectural Review, Architecture Today, I Focus, AIT Magazine, L’Architecture d’Aujourd’hui, Blueprint, Wallpaper, the Guardian and the Financial Times. For recent news and articles, please see the ‘News’ tab at the bottom of this website.

 

We offer complete architectural service from inception, concept design, statutory approvals, construction drawings and specification, procurement, and management on-site to post-completion for UK wide and international projects. We also provide specialist advice to development and investment clients through feasibility studies, development appraisal, acquisitions and public consultation and integration for masterplanning.

 

To discuss a project or find out more about how we can work together, please get in touch.

 

15A Clerkenwell Close
London EC1R 0AA 

+44 (0)207 253 9444
studio@groupwork.uk.com

 

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AMIN01_Amin Amin Taha was born in Berlin and has been settled in the UK since 1974. He began an independent studio in 2003 and incorporated Groupwork as an Employee Ownership Trust of which he currently sits as chairman. As well as running the design and detailing of projects Amin has taught, written and lectured on architecture, sat on the RIBA National and International Awards Jury and aids property related research groups and funds.

 

DOMINIC

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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

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Dale Elliott 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 Architects in 2010 he gained experience at Foster + Partners, his built projects at Groupwork include Barrett’s Grove and Caroline Place and is he is currently Project Architect across a number of new build, mixed-use, hotel, brownfield and greenfield residential projects across a wide range of construction values.

 

JASON

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Jason Coe is from Eastbourne and joined the practice in 2010. He studied his Part 1 at Brighton School of Architecture and Part 2 and Part 3 at UCL Bartlett School of Architecture. Jason has been instrumental in the design and delivery of numerous projects in the practice, most notably the Aria Building at 168 Upper Street and the RIBA National Award winning refurbishment of Golden Lane. Currently, he is project architect across a number of new build and refurbishment projects including high end residential and mixed use developments. Jason is a technology tutor at UCL Bartlett School of Architecture and also teaches at London Metropolitan University.

 

ALEX

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Alex joined the office in 2012 and works on a variety of projects.  He was educated in Bristol, Brighton and London and has been awarded the Ambrose Poynter Prize, Bartlett School of Architecture Medal, RIBA President’s Medal Bronze Nomination and RIBA President’s Medal Dissertation Nomination.  He’s also first aid trained.

 

ELISA 07_Elisa 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.

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21.06.2018

15 Clerkenwell Close & Caroline Place receive a RIBA National Award 2018

RIBA National Award 2018

 

21.06.2018

Caroline Place makes House of the Year Longlist 2018

caroline house of the year

 

21.06.2018

Pheasants makes House of the Year Longlist 2018

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26.05.2018

‘Sheltering Under Marble Skies’ opens in Giardini della Marinaressa  

Venice 2018

 

21.06.2018

Caroline place receives a RIBA National Award 2018

https://www.architecture.com/awards-and-competitions-landing-page/awards/riba-regional-awards/riba-london-award-winners/2018/caroline-place

 

23.04.2018

Finchley Road Breaks Ground 

 

13.04.2018

Middlesex Street Submitted for Planning Approval 

 

28.02.2018

Groupwork + Amin Taha ranked 15th best practice in RIBA Value-added awards

https://www.ribaj.com/culture/value-added-awards-the-besties

 

20.03.2018

Amin Interviewed by ICON Magazine
Read the article here: https://www.iconeye.com/architecture/features/item/12921-amin-taha-london-architect-materials
15.03.2018

Greville Street submitted for Planning Approval

 

01.02.2018

Groupwork invited by Atelier Romeo and Mineral Expertise to collaborate on their design submission for the Venice Biennale 2018

 

09.03.2018

Barretts Grove - Civic Trust Award Winner 2018

 

2017

 

21.12.2017

168 Upper Street achieves Practical Completion 

 

23.11.2018

15 Clerkenwell Close achieves Practical Completion

 

18.10.2017

Dale Elliott completes two Atlantic crossings in 2017-18 Clipper Round the World Race

 

20.07.2017

Barretts Grove is shortlisted for the RIBA Stirling Prize 2017

 

18.10.2017

Short Film about Barrett’s Grove – RIBA Stirling Prize 2017

https://youtu.be/ASMpJPJ73UI

 

22.06.2017

BarrettsGrove wins RIBA National Award 2017

 

22.05.2017

Barretts Grove wins RIBA  London Award 2017

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07.03.2017

Finchley Road gains Planning Approval
Second expressed load-bearing stone superstructure design following on from Clerkenwell Close

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17.01.2017
Caroline Place achieves Practical Completion

Caroline Place

 

29.11.18

Barrett’s Grove Wins Hackney Design Award 2016

Barnsbury Street Competition – Placed First

Shanghai-Windows

RIBA Shanghai Windows – Completed

Vauxhall-Bridge

Vauxhall Footbridge – Shortlisted

Phipp St is shortlisted for AJ Small Projects Award.

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Phipp Street – Completed

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Golden Lane wins RIBA London National Award 2014. Read more about this “exquisite tactile gem of a place”

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Golden Lane wins RIBA Regional Award

Peabody – Shortlisted

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Ada Street wins RIBA London Regional Award. Read more.

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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

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Great Fen – Final Ten

Sofia Architecture Week. Read more.

Solo Exhibition, Sofia. Read more.

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Costa Brava scheme wins international competition. Read more.

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Royal Academy Summer Show – Exhibited.
Regent’s Canal Footbridge model on show until 18th August.

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Triumph Pavilion competition entry receives special mention. Read more.

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Sofia Metro Station + Masterplan – Placed First

RA-2012-BW

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.


15 CLERKENWELL CLOSE

2012 - 2017
Mixed Use
London, UK
Office / Residential
Built

UPPER STREET

2012 - 2017
Mixed Use
London, UK
Residential/Commercial Development
Built

CAROLINE PLACE

2013 - 2017
Residential
London, UK
Private Resiential
Built

BARRETT'S GROVE

2014 - 2016
Residential
London, UK
Residential/Commercial Development
Built

GREVILLE STREET

2017 -
Commercial
London, UK
Commercial Refurbishment
Planning

SPACE HOUSE

2018 -
Commercial
London, UK
Commercial Refurbishment
Planning

PHEASANTS

2005 -
Residential
Henley, UK
Private Residential
Under Construction

PHIPP STREET

2013 - 2014
Commercial
London, UK
Office Refurbishment
Built

HYDE PARK 2

2009 - 2015
Mixed Use
London, UK
Mixed Use Commercial Retail + Residential
Planning

NEW ISLINGTON FOOTBRIDGE

2007
Infrastructure
Manchester, UK
Footbridge
Competition

LIVERPOOL-LEEDS FOOTBRIDGE

2007
Infrastructure
Liverpool-Leeds, UK
Footbridge
Competition

BROOK MEWS NORTH

2013 - 2015
Mixed Use
London, UK
Office/Residential
Under Construction

SHANGHAI WINDOWS

2015
Commercial
Shanghai, China
Installation
Built

HANBURY STREET

2014
Commercial
London, UK
Upgrade and Expansion of Commercial Space
Competition

PADDINGTON

2014
Mixed Use
London, UK
Residential + Commercial Refurbishment
Competition

PALMERSTON HOUSE

2006
Residential
London, UK
Private Residential
Built

WESTBOURNE GROVE

2007
Residential
London, UK
Private Residential
Built

DUN LAOGHAIRE LIBRARY

2010
Civic
Dun Laoghaire, Ireland
Public Library
Competition

SOMERFIELD ROAD

2007 - 2015
Residential
London, UK
Private Residential
Under Construction

GREAT FEN VISITOR CENTRE

2013
Cultural
East Anglia, UK
Wetlands Visitor Centre
Competition

HELSINKI CENTRAL LIBRARY

2012
Civic
Helsinki, Finland
Public Library + Cinema
Competition

BARBICAN SILK STREET

2012 - 2015
Residential
London, UK
Private Residential
Under Construction

HACKNEY FOOTBRIDGE

2013 - 2016
Infrastructure
London, UK
Pedestrian Footbridge over Regent's Canal
Planning

CLERKENWELL CLOSE

2012
Mixed Use
London, UK
Residential/Commercial
Planning

GOLDEN LANE

2011 - 2012
Commercial
London, UK
Refurbishment of 4 Storey Commercial Block
Built

BELSHAM STREET

2012 - 2014
Residential
London, UK
9 Residential Units with Office Space
Built

ADA STREET

2007 - 2011
Mixed Use
London, UK
Residential/Commercial Block
Built

MARLBOROUGH AVENUE

2007 -
Residential
London, UK
3 Storey Residential Block
Built

FARRINGDON ROAD, GAZZANO HOUSE

2005 -
Mixed Use
London, UK
5 Storey Residential/Commercial Tower
Built

COSTA BRAVA

2013
Residential
Costa Brava, Spain
Luxury Costal Apartment Block
Competition

HYDE PARK

2007 - 2018
Residential
London, UK
Luxury Residential and Commercial Block
Competition

VAUXHALL SKY GARDENS

2008 -
Mixed Use
London, UK
40 Storey Residential/Commercial Tower
Planning

SOFIA METRO STATION 20

2012 - 2018
Infrastructure
Sofia, Bulgaria
Metro Station and Urban Strategy Linking Sofia’s Green Parks
Competition

LA HERRADURA

2009 - 2011
Mixed Use
La Herradura, Spain
Luxury Residential Leisure and Hotel
Planning