Al-Jawad Pike is an award-winning London-based architectural studio founded in 2014 by Jessam Al-Jawad and Dean Pike, after each completing 10 years at David Chipperfield Architects. During this period, they gained extensive experience on a number of high profile projects including the Hepworth Gallery, the Café Royal hotel in London, and the restoration of two grade II listed houses in central London.
Al-Jawad Pike is a design focused, critically engaged studio. We think of architecture as an everyday art that has the capability to elevate the experience of its occupants into something genuinely transformative. We believe in the concept of ‘total architecture’, where design rigor runs through the project, from the concept to the constructional detail and furniture. We aspire to produce architecture and spaces that are inspiring, precisely crafted and functional.
We offer a variety of services including architecture, urban design, product design and interior design. Al-Jawad Pike is an RIBA chartered practice and contributes to the Hackney Regeneration Design Advisory Panel.
Jessam Al-Jawad studied architecture at Edinburgh University and the Bartlett, qualifying as an architect in 2008. He was awarded a number of prizes both at Edinburgh and at the Bartlett including commendations for both the RIBA bronze medal and RIBA dissertation medal. He joined David Chipperfield Architects in 2005 and worked as lead architect on a wide range of projects from a large residential project for a well established artist to high profile public buildings including the Cafe Royal and theTurner Contemporary Art Gallery. Jessam is actively engaged as a design critic across various schools of architecture in the UK.
Dean Pike studied architecture at Portsmouth and the Bartlett, qualifying as an architect in 2007. He was awarded a number of prizes both at Portsmouth and the Bartlett including an RIBA Southern Regional Award, as well as a Distinction in design and nominations for both the RIBA Bronze and Silver Medals. He joined Richard Rogers in 2002 and then David Chipperfield Architects in 2003 where he worked for over 10 years as a lead architect on a number of high profile projects. These include the Hepworth Wakefield, the Geffrye Museum, a boutique hotel in Istanbul, and a number of other residential and commercial projects. Dean is a regular design critic across various schools of architecture in the UK and is a member of the Hackney Regeneration Design Advisory Panel.
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