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.
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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 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 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 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 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 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.
‘Sheltering Under Marble Skies’ opens in Giardini della Marinaressa
Caroline place receives a RIBA National Award 2018
Finchley Road Breaks Ground
Middlesex Street Submitted for Planning Approval
Groupwork + Amin Taha ranked 15th best practice in RIBA Value-added awards
Amin Interviewed by ICON Magazine
Read the article here: https://www.iconeye.com/architecture/features/item/12921-amin-taha-london-architect-materials
Greville Street submitted for Planning Approval
Groupwork invited by Atelier Romeo and Mineral Expertise to collaborate on their design submission for the Venice Biennale 2018
Barretts Grove - Civic Trust Award Winner 2018
168 Upper Street achieves Practical Completion
15 Clerkenwell Close achieves Practical Completion
Dale Elliott completes two Atlantic crossings in 2017-18 Clipper Round the World Race
Barretts Grove is shortlisted for the RIBA Stirling Prize 2017
Short Film about Barrett’s Grove – RIBA Stirling Prize 2017
BarrettsGrove wins RIBA National Award 2017
Barretts Grove wins RIBA London Award 2017
Finchley Road gains Planning Approval
Second expressed load-bearing stone superstructure design following on from Clerkenwell Close
Caroline Place achieves Practical Completion
Barrett’s Grove Wins Hackney Design Award 2016
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.