Al-Jawad Pike is an award-winning London-based architectural studio founded in 2014 by Jessam Al-Jawad and Dean Pike. Prior to setting up the studio, Dean and Jessam spent 10 years each working at David Chipperfield Architects, gaining extensive experience on a wide range of high-profile projects.
The studio has a strong design focus, and is recognised for the quality of its built work. We think of architecture as an everyday art-form that can positively transform the experiences of its users and wider community. We believe in the idea of ‘total architecture’, where design rigour runs through the project, from the concept to the constructional detail and furniture. Our process is meticulous and exploratory, and is underpinned by open dialogue and collaboration with our clients, consultants and constructors. We strive to produce architecture and spaces that are inspiring, precisely crafted and functional.
Our portfolio covers a diverse range of project types including private residential, council-led social housing schemes and office fit-outs, luxury retail and fashion store design, as well as ‘pop-up’ and temporary installations. We offer a variety of services including architecture, urban design, product design and interior design. Al-Jawad Pike is an RIBA chartered practice.
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 Hotel and the Turner 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 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, and 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.
Please send a hard copy of your CV and abridged portfolio to our studio address. We review applications on a regular basis and will notify potential candidates of positions as they become available. Please note that we are unable to return any CVs or portfolios submitted.
Al-Jawad Pike is an equal opportunities employer.
Al-Jawad Pike Ltd
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