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About our studio

4D Studio refers to the importance of the fourth dimension or “spacetime,” combining the three spatial dimensions with time as the fourth dimension. Time adds an extra axis that represents the spacial and temporal dimensions of human interference in complex ecosystems. We are three-dimensional beings but we must as architects imagine changes over time.

Our architecture faces and adapts to the challenges of a changing world. We respond to real world problems to protect our planet and to support the people who call it home.

We are one of the United Kingdom’s leading architectural firms, with over 25 years of award-winning work.

Every day we create architectural quality based on innovation, experience and human values. This assures sustainable and aesthetic solutions with lasting value for clients, occupants and society.

Natural History Museum
Colworth Science Park
National Maritime Museum

Our values

We are a collective of architects and designers working together to build a better future. Creating positive change is at the core of our practice. Our ambition to deliver equitable, healthy, and resilient spaces is built upon experience in meaningful community engagement.

A diverse and inclusive work environment is crucial to delivering on these ambitions. Our design teams foster a culture where all voices are heard and the best ideas are elevated. Within and across our studio we continue to advocate for ideas and talent to percolate up.

Our work in areas such as sustainability, materials, digital technology, and fabrication has spanned the entire life of the practice.

Foyleside retail centre in Derry

Our people

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Cristina Ramirez

Cristina Ramirez

Architect RIBA ARB, Project Architect, Associate

Cristina joined the practice in 2006 having previously run and been involved in a number of projects. These range in size and cover both private and public sector work. They include new build, mixed use and the adaptive re-use of existing buildings.

She has been responsible for  the construction phases of our most complex projects, work that has covered both traditional and design & build contracts.

Architectural Assistant

Gloria Hii

Architectural Assistant

IT Manager

Jake Muir

IT Manager

John Muir

John Muir

Founder, Director, Architect, Client Adviser ARB, RIBA,

John founded 4D Studio. His work has been exhibited in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and he was chosen as one of the forty best architects in the United Kingdom.

He has won architectural competitions that include Twickenham riverside redevelopment and a theatre  for the International Welsh Eistedfodd.

His projects have been exhibited in newspapers, magazines and architectural journals and have won awards that include:

  • The Civic Trust Award
  • National Housing Design Award
  • National House Building Award
  • Daily Telegraph What House? Award
  • National Regeneration Award
Mark Lyle

Mark Lyle

Architect, ARB, Designer/ Visualiser

Mark has worked with signature practices on stadiums, racecourses, a mosque, airport, skyscrapers, libraries, offices and high-end private residential in Mayfair

Mark is a an experienced designer and visualisation specialist combining architectural design with high quality image and animation using virtual 3D modelling. This provides 4D-studio with a mechanism to test design concepts rapidly and meticulously:

“Our ability to navigate these 3D models in real-time during design development, as well as simulate realistic material and lighting conditions, gives the architect an invaluable means of fully investigating the interplay of Form, Space & Light with relation to Time, the all important – Fourth Dimension.”

Marianna Bia

Marianna Bia

Director, Urban Designer, Deputy Chair, London & SE region at NAWIC UK & Ireland

Marianna re-joined 4D Studio in 2014 after a four year break working for a Land Development Company.  During her years with 4D studio she had delivered many pivotal projects and has gained extensive experience in a variety of disciplines including strategic land master-planning, development appraisals and optimisation, design specification and detail.  Marianna’s specialist knowledge includes feasibility and value-added studies, site due diligence, managing the planning process working with external consultants, stake holders and local authorities

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Masoomi Bhardwaj


Michael Amenyogbe

Architectural Designer, Master of Architecture

Michael joined us in 2008 having previously worked with specialist residential practices in London. He has a strong technical background with significant experience gained on the construction stages of some of London’s biggest residential schemes. He received his Architectural Degree at Cracow University before relocating to London in 2006

Michael is also a linguist speaking fluent English, Polish and several African dialects.

BIM Manager

Mihaila Terzis-Georgieva (Misha)

BIM Manager Senior Technical Designer

Experienced BIM Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the architecture & planning industry. Skilled in Revit, Adobe Creative Cloud, 3D Visualization and Virtual Reality. Strong arts and design professional with a Bachelor’s degree focused in Architectural Technology and Construction Management from Copenhagen School Of Design & Technology.

Ricardo Pereira

Ricardo Pereira

Architect ARB Associate

Ricardo has a strong design oriented background. He has worked for several years on high end homes in the London area including projects in Holland Park, Knightsbridge, Kensington, Chelsea and Wandsworth as well as a prime residential project in St Petersburg, Russia. Ricardo’s experience combines a passion for design with a strong work ethic that gives him the ability to deliver highly demanding residential projects.

Ricardo also has a strong academic background and was winner of the RIBA East Student Prize.

Rosie Muir

Rosie Muir

Director, Creative Designer, Studio Manager

Rosie manages our design and delivery process. Before joining 4D Studio she spent three decades managing major photographic assignments that required the seamless co-ordination of photographers, equipment, props, models, directors, assistants, set builders, stylists and the like and doing so all round the world. She is well placed to manage the delivery of everything our Design Studio generates that is needed for the homes our clients want be it part of our architecture or interior design output or in liaison with our approved suppliers of soft furnishing, furniture, art works and the like

Sam whatman

Sam Whatman

Design Director, ARB, RIBA

Sam Whatman has been leading projects across many sectors, with a focus on film and television, energy infrastructure buildings, healthcare, and residential buildings, most notably as Project Architect on Greenwich Peninsula Low Carbon Energy Centre.

Sam has guided projects from feasibility/concept design, through planning and tender negotiations into construction and practical completion, working closely with clients, design teams, stakeholders and contractors to deliver high quality buildings and integrated landscape.

Sam has been the lead on many successful design competitions and brings a full range of visualisation and rendering skills.

Teva Hess

Teva Hesse

Design Director, M.ARCH, AIA

Teva Hesse has over 30 years of experience as the project and design leader of award-winning projects in the USA, Scandinavia and the UK. He was educated in the USA and was awarded a Regent’s Fellowship from the University of California, Berkeley.

Teva has been the design team leader for several major London projects such as the Darwin Centre II at the Natural History Museum, the Sammy Ofer Wing at the National Maritime Museum and a large residential plot in the Athlete’s Village at the London 2012 Olympic Park. He is also the design team leader on several healthcare, laboratory and research projects including, most recently, the Springfield University Hospital in South London which is a complete healthcare estate transformation.

Teva has lectured at a number of UK architectural schools, has written and presented research at professional conferences. He currently serves as design advisor to several NHS Trusts. His projects have won numerous awards including Civic Trust awards, Building Better Healthcare awards and RIBA regional awards.

Martin Habell

Consultant Architect, Healthcare Specialist, Fellow of Royal Society of Public Health

Designer for care, dementia and age to bring the therapeutic value of enhanced environments into the mainstream of healthcare and housing. The architect for new communities, social housing elderly care, dementia, hospitals, special needs housing. Published papers on design for dementia, care and ageing. Conceived the Close Care concept pioneering the first development at Stratford upon Avon.

Award winning projects include Total Care Unit at Kingswood, Surrey, (BUPA) Winner of the RIBA/ DOE Best Development in UK award with additional award for disabled design. Boston Globe award for Stratford Ponds, a 600 dwelling Community on Cape Cod, USA, Pinder Prize 2000 for most innovative nursing environment for Willicombe Park, Pinder award 2014 for dementia unit Winchester.

Advisor to Welcome Trust and Barnados on masterplanning of urban, health and therapeutic environments and development economics, including dementia design. Sponsor/Board member in Design Star consortium of British Universities.

Film Producer

Alice Dawson

Film Producer

Alice is a Producer who has worked in Film and TV for the last 25 years, managing productions in many countries, as well as in the UK.

She has collaborated with renowned auteur directors such as Sally Potter, Asif Kapadia, Michael Winterbottom, Danny Boyle, Florian Zeller, Andrew Haigh and Wes Anderson.

Some of her notable credits are The Warrior, The Man Who Knew Infinity, The Party, Yardie, Blinded by the Light, The Father, The North Water and The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar.

Alice works collaboratively with 4D Studio, providing guidance and insight into the working requirements of film studios and production facilities.

Film and Televison Media Consultant

David Godfrey

Film and Television Media Consultant

David is a highly respected studio and media advisor who has worked extensively across UK and international media arenas to deliver his client’s vision and objectives from concept to completion.

David has more than 40 years experience across screen-based media, a well-balanced combination of technical, operational, executive managerial and consultancy skills and an ability to work globally across any culture, individually or with teams of any size.

He has a solid executive background in operational management (Director of UK Operations for Pinewood and Shepperton Studios) along with proven high-level delivery of technical media consultancy (Director of International Operations for The Pinewood Group). Territories worked for facility build and feasibility include; USA, Canada, Malaysia, Dominican Republic, Saudi Arabia, India, Chile, Colombia, Latvia, Hungary, Malta, France, Mauritius, Romania, South Africa, Ireland and UK.

Design Director

Henning Stummel

RIBA Chartered Architect
Diplom-Ingenieur Architektur

Henning is both a practicing architect and educator. The peaceful tranquillity of his work has gained international acclaim and awards, and his teaching focuses on the reciprocal relationship between design and materiality.

After gaining international experience with Norman Foster and David Chipperfield (Senior Associate 1997-2000) Henning founded his own studio in 2000.

Henning has taught at the Universities of Cambridge, Ravensbourne and Westminster in the UK, Muenster and Frankfurt in Germany and Cornell in Rome.

He works collaboratively with 4D Studio in addition to running his own architectural practice.

Key Skills:

design excellence as demonstrated by winning over 30 UK and International design awards

extensive experience in the design and construction of bespoke and well crafted projects with outstanding zrchitectural qualities

leading proponent of low and zero carbon design

extensive experience of technical and construction detailing

skilled in developing conceptual design solutions into fully detailed design documentation

adept at developing design solutions that translate into sustainable, award-winning exemplar buildings


Our people make the difference. We take pride in our diverse and supportive workplace, where different backgrounds, languages, and perspectives meet.

Our team shares a common goal: improving the built environment and enhancing people’s lives. At 4D Studio you’ll find the opportunity to contribute to significant architecture and urban design projects.

Our studio is at the core of the experience here. Naturally, you learn a lot from the people around you, and there is tremendous talent and expertise in the office. There’s no one way to do things — you are encouraged to take your own initiative.

Greenwich Low Carbon Energy Centre