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.
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.
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.
This section is currently being updated. Check back soon!
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.
Ewa has a strong design and technical background coupled with a strong work ethic, impressive organisational skills and knowledge of residential projects and interiors. She has six years experience working in London and has worked with Directors of 4D Studio since 2007. Ewa relocated to Barcelona in 2010 from where she now runs the Spanish studio working seamlessly with 4D Studio in London.
Ewa is also a linguist speaking English, Polish, Spanish, Russian and is currently learning Portuguese.
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
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
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.”
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.
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 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 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 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.
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.