We are a small architectural practice which operates within an informal and open office. We are a hierarchy free enterprise where everyone has a voice and is encouraged to contribute towards the creative output of the firm.

The atmosphere within the firm is both light-hearted and buzzy, and where no one is allowed to take themselves too seriously. The quality of the work we produce is the only thing we allow ourselves to take seriously.

In terms of age, gender and nationality we are broadly mixed and we firmly believe that this helps us to keep a sense of balance in all that we do.


Tom Pike

Director & Architect

Tom Pike

Director & Architect

Dip AD, Dip Arch, RIBA.

Tom Pike has experience across a wide range of design disciplines having been involved in the commercial sector and the residential field. Having studied interior design as well as architecture has also broadened his approach.
During his career, he has been responsible for projects as varied as art galleries, restaurants, offices for advertising agents and marketing companies, barristers chambers and Harley Street clinics.

Latterly Tom’s work has been more concentrated on domestic architecture and design, as evidenced by the work illustrated in this brochure.

Tom enjoys designing houses and apartments for private clients and helping people navigate through the vicissitudes of a building project. Helping people make the most of their home environment is one of his passions.

Away from the office, Tom’s interests lie in art, sport, and politics. He is a keen tennis player and follows all sport closely. He has been a collector of contemporary is from an early age and has an impressive art collection.

Paula Bridges

Architect

Paula Bridges

Architect

BA Arch, MSc, RIBA

Paula grew up and was educated in Brazil, graduating in architecture from the Federal University of Minas Gerais. She came to the UK in 1993 where she worked in Edinburgh for various architectural practices, as well as taking an MSc in Computer Aided Design at Strathclyde University.
She came to London in 1997 and gained her UK professional qualification whilst working for The Halpern Partnership (now Formation Architects). The most significant project she worked on was the refurbishment of the Langham Hotel in Portland Place, including the design of a new leisure complex.

Paula joined Tom Pike’s practice in 2002 and since then has been a key member of our team and has been responsible for many of our successful projects. One of her abilities is being able to handle very detailed construction issues and to drill down into any complex design problem – attention to detail is her forte.

Sailing, traveling and learning foreign languages are her interests outside of office hours.

Kate Yaldren

Studio Manager

Kate Yaldren

Studio Manager

Kate went to art college after leaving school and went on to study Shoe Design and millinery. After graduating she joined the contract furniture firm Coexistence where she worked as a showroom assistant. She moved from Coexistence to another furniture firm SCP where she worked as shop manager and buyer.

In 2007 she moved to Inform Furniture, a specialist in the supply of Scandinavian furniture and accessories where her appreciation of all things Scandinavian.

At Pike & Partners she assists the design team in all aspects of office administration and project management. She plays a key role in the smooth running of both or office and building projects.

Edwina Threipland

Architect

Edwina Threipland

Architect

MA Cantab, Dip Arch, RIBA

Edwina studied architecture at Cambridge University, and subsequently at London Metropolitan University. Edwina has traveled and worked in the Far East. In Bangkok, Singapore, and Kuala Lumpur she worked on high-end residential schemes, as well as on bars, restaurants, and hotels.

On returning to Britain, her interest in climate-related design led her to join ZEDfactory, where she researched carbon-neutral technologies and project managed new-build eco-housing schemes. The environmentally responsible design remains a keen interest of Edwina’s, and here at Pike & Partners, she plays a valuable role in championing these vitally important issues. Recently she has designed a house for her family in Southern Spain which proved to be an ideal opportunity for her to put theory into practice. She created the front cover of “The Dictionary of Ecodesign” by Ken Yeang and Lilian Woo, and is currently working on a book entitled ‘At One with Nature.’

Edwina moved on to KSR Architects where she became a team leader responsible for matters relating to sustainability and ‘green design’. She joined Giles & Pike Architects in 2010 and has taken up a key role in the practice.

Away from the office, Edwina has recently completed a house for her family in Spain, using full-height glazing with spectacular views over the mountains and sea. She is also interested in theatre set design and has designed sets for Taming of the Shrew at the National Theatre in Cambridge. She enjoys writing on architectural matters, ecological issues and designed the cover for Ken Yeang Ecodesign Dictionary.