Al-Jawad Pike is a London based architectural studio whose co-founders share over 18 year’s-worth combined experience at one of the most well- respected architecture practices in the UK.
Having met at the Bartlett over ten years previously, Dean and Jessam launched their own practice in 2014 with a strong emphasis on the design and delivery of high quality design and architecture, tailored to the needs of each client. The studio is driven by a socially minded, design focussed agenda and the work and approach is characterised by the collaborative nature of creating architecture – our process is an open studio where design ideas are developed and refined to create solutions, which are architecturally and socially engaging.
We offer a variety of services including full architecture, urban design, product design and interior design. Al-Jawad Pike is an RIBA chartered practice. The practice contributes to the Hackney Estate 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.