Introducing the Douglas and King Senior Team and Our Wider Peleton
Successful property development requires the co-ordination and input from a wide and varied team of people managed over long periods.
At Douglas and King we position ourselves at the center of the development process in order to ensure that your aspirations are consistently targeted at every stage. As Architects we have a profound understanding of the requirements of other consultants and experts and we are happy to use our specialist project management tools to ensure architectural excellence is used to deliver the best outcome for your project.
Introducting Douglas and King People – Our Senior Architects and Project Leaders.
The studio is directed by Martin King, DAK’s founder, who sets the aspirations, agenda and spirit of each project and assigns them to senior architects who then manage the design and delivery process. They are the hub of our design team and are briefly introduced below.
Each project architect is fully conversant with our internal management and appraisal tools and ensures that all involved are fully up to speed via clarity and regularity in reporting the project’s current and ongoing status. They test the viability of the project at every stage to ensure it continues to be in line with the development appraisal.
Martin King BA(Hons) DIP Arch ARB RIBA FRSA – Architect Director
Martin is qualified in both Architecture and Civil Engineering, having studied in Bristol, London and Paris. He has more than 30 years of experience in the construction industry, and has personally grown Douglas and King into a successful practice over the last two decades.
Martin’s interest in the creative arts steers the practice towards generating the best possible buildings though design led solutions and comprehensive project management. Martin encourages Architects to assume management and delivery repponsibility as it it only through good design control that Architectural excellence can be delivered within the aspirations of a clients business model.
A keen painter, Martin is also a passionate collector of vintage motorcycles although uses a disticntive BMW twin to get around London. He is also Arthur and Breatice’s dad and Anna’s husband.
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Chris Perry BA (Hons) Dip Arch ARB – Project Architect
Chris joined Douglas and King Architects in 2016 having previously worked in both the UK and Asia, gaining experience across a range of scales and uses. Chris studied architecture at the University of Bath and subsequently London Metropolitan University.
Environmental design and detailing are equal partners in his aim to create well-crafted, long lasting buildings that have a minimal impact on the earth.
Chris lives in Hackney although and he recently completed the construction of his own new house in the Dorset Countryside.
Patricia Moreno BA (Hons) Dip Arch ARB – Project Architect
Patricia studied Architecture at CEU San Pablo University in Madrid and gained her diploma in 2014. Post graduation she spent a year and a half in Shanghai where she worked on a diverse range of projects from national public competitions to retail, landscape and masterplan designs.
Patricia joined Douglas and King Architects in 2016. Her international practice experience enables her to track the trajectory of a variety of different stages and project typologies, ranging from large scale retail, office and residential to small scale conversions, extensions and refurbishments.
Patricia cycles to Shoreditch daily from her home overlooking the Battersea Powerstation development.
Marcin Salamon Ma Arch Eng ARB – Project Architect
Marcin joined Douglas and King Architects in 2013, following his qualification at the Silesian University of Technology. He has previously worked in both the UK and Poland, gaining experience in both Architectural and Structural Engineering practice.
Projects under Marcin’s care are driven by a contextual approach, where analytical and programming stages play a major role, ensuring a high-end quality of building.
Marcin is a senior member of the team and has had a profound influence on the success of all projects within the office.
The British climate is no problem for Marcin (compared to our Southern European colleagues).
Introducing our Wider Team.
Good team management must be the backbone of any property development. As Architects we are central to the design process, all documents and decisions relating to a project at all stages are processed through architectural design. We use our experience to clearly brief our consultant partners and track progress with our programing and critical path analysis tools. Our development appraisals include all predicted and existing team costs and are regularly updated and included in our monthly progress meetings and reports to our clients.
We are privileged to work with some of the UK’s best consultants every day of our working life. We have regular interaction with Property Agents, Quantity Surveyors, Engineers, Surveyors, Approved Inspectors, Environmental Specialists among many others.
We are also proud to work with our clients collaboratively and fully incorporate their business models via intelligent, informed and creative architectural solutions.