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Simon Astridge
Director
BA (Hons) BArch ARB RIBA
Simon
Simon is a graduate of the University of Portsmouth where he left with a First Class Honours and a graded Distinction at Diploma. His thesis project was nominated for the RIBA Silver Medal and his work continues to be published internationally.

Prior to co-founding Szczepaniak Astridge, Simon gained experience as an Associate at Michaelis Boyd Architects where he executed projects varying in scale across offices, retail, and restaurants. He then went on to form his own award-winning practice with a particular interest in sustainability and its effect on human behaviour.
Simon is a graduate of the University of Portsmouth where he left with a First Class Honours and a graded Distinction at Diploma. His thesis project was nominated for the RIBA Silver Medal and his work continues to be published internationally.

Prior to co-founding Szczepaniak Astridge, Simon gained experience as an Associate at Michaelis Boyd Architects where he executed projects varying in scale across offices, retail, and restaurants. He then went on to form his own award-winning practice with a particular interest in sustainability and its effect on human behaviour.
Zac
Zac Higson
Architect
BA (Hons) BArch
Zac
Zac obtained his first class honours in BA (Hons) Architecture at the University of Greenwich, London. During his time at Greenwich, his projects have touched on a wide range of subject matter including the recycling of biological waste into a usable material, to exploring narratives surrounding currency, counterfeiting and conspiracy. His third year project, Electric Soho, aimed to rejuvenate the lost lighting qualities that were present in Soho in the 1960’s and 70’s. The architectural language was driven by a series of components invented to achieve particular effects and atmospheres, taking inspiration from relevant typologies such as electrical substations to re-energise the streets of Soho.

His interests lie within the communication of design via different forms of representation, whether that be through drawing, making or designing with a deep consideration of social and cultural context.
Zac obtained his first class honours in BA (Hons) Architecture at the University of Greenwich, London. During his time at Greenwich, his projects have touched on a wide range of subject matter including the recycling of biological waste into a usable material, to exploring narratives surrounding currency, counterfeiting and conspiracy. His third year project, Electric Soho, aimed to rejuvenate the lost lighting qualities that were present in Soho in the 1960’s and 70’s. The architectural language was driven by a series of components invented to achieve particular effects and atmospheres, taking inspiration from relevant typologies such as electrical substations to re-energise the streets of Soho.

His interests lie within the communication of design via different forms of representation, whether that be through drawing, making or designing with a deep consideration of social and cultural context.
Nick
Nicholas Szczepaniak
Director
BA (Hons) BArch ARB RIBA
Nick
Nicholas is a graduate of the University of Newcastle, University of Westminster and the Bartlett, University College London. His thesis project was awarded several awards, notably the RIBA Silver Medal in 2009 and 2011 Archiprix International Award. He was also the recipient of the BD Class of 2009 and Make architects Sustainability Award. His work has been published and exhibited internationally including at the The Royal Academy, London, The Barbican Centre, London, Guggenheim Museum, New York and The Bin Matar House, Bahrain.

Prior to co-founding Szczepaniak Astridge, Nicholas gained experience at a number of high-profile practices, notably at Heatherwick Studio and Michaelis Boyd Architects where he executed projects varying in scale across residential, cultural, commercial and art sectors. Nicholas has run design workshops at the Bartlett, UCL and has taught architecture at the University of Greenwich, London.
Nicholas is a graduate of the University of Newcastle, University of Westminster and the Bartlett, University College London. His thesis project was awarded several awards, notably the RIBA Silver Medal in 2009 and 2011 Archiprix International Award. He was also the recipient of the BD Class of 2009 and Make architects Sustainability Award. His work has been published and exhibited internationally including at the The Royal Academy, London, The Barbican Centre, London, Guggenheim Museum, New York and The Bin Matar House, Bahrain.

Prior to co-founding Szczepaniak Astridge, Nicholas gained experience at a number of high-profile practices, notably at Heatherwick Studio and Michaelis Boyd Architects where he executed projects varying in scale across residential, cultural, commercial and art sectors. Nicholas has run design workshops at the Bartlett, UCL and has taught architecture at the University of Greenwich, London.
Ying
Wen Ying Teh Szczepaniak
Associate Partner
AA Diploma
Ying
Wen Ying graduated in architecture at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London where she received her AA Diploma and was awarded First Class Honours for her undergraduate studies. She is a recipient of the Royal Institute of British Architects Presidents Bronze Medal.

Prior to joining Szczepaniak Astridge, Ying worked for notable London practices including Heatherwick Studio and ACME where she worked on a range of award-winning commercial projects around the world specialising in retail and hospitality. She led the Interior architecture of the award-winning Victoria Gate Arcades in Leeds which won Building of the Year RIBA Yorkshire and RIBA National Award 2017. Her experience of over 10 years in practice enabled her to develop a particularly strong eye for bespoke finishes and materiality of buildings and spaces. She is equally passionate with the convergence of nature, fashion and architecture.
Wen Ying graduated in architecture at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London where she received her AA Diploma and was awarded First Class Honours for her undergraduate studies. She is a recipient of the Royal Institute of British Architects Presidents Bronze Medal.

Prior to joining Szczepaniak Astridge, Ying worked for notable London practices including Heatherwick Studio and ACME where she worked on a range of award-winning commercial projects around the world specialising in retail and hospitality. She led the Interior architecture of the award-winning Victoria Gate Arcades in Leeds which won Building of the Year RIBA Yorkshire and RIBA National Award 2017. Her experience of over 10 years in practice enabled her to develop a particularly strong eye for bespoke finishes and materiality of buildings and spaces. She is equally passionate with the convergence of nature, fashion and architecture.
Nick
Nicholas Szczepaniak
Director
BA (Hons) BArch ARB RIBA
Nick
Nicholas is a graduate of the University of Newcastle, University of Westminster and the Bartlett, University College London. His thesis project was awarded several awards, notably the RIBA Silver Medal in 2009 and 2011 Archiprix International Award. He was also the recipient of the BD Class of 2009 and Make architects Sustainability Award. His work has been published and exhibited internationally including at the The Royal Academy, London, The Barbican Centre, London, Guggenheim Museum, New York and The Bin Matar House, Bahrain.

Prior to co-founding Szczepaniak Astridge, Nicholas gained experience at a number of high-profile practices, notably at Heatherwick Studio and Michaelis Boyd Architects where he executed projects varying in scale across residential, cultural, commercial and art sectors. Nicholas has run design workshops at the Bartlett, UCL and has taught architecture at the University of Greenwich, London.
Nicholas is a graduate of the University of Newcastle, University of Westminster and the Bartlett, University College London. His thesis project was awarded several awards, notably the RIBA Silver Medal in 2009 and 2011 Archiprix International Award. He was also the recipient of the BD Class of 2009 and Make architects Sustainability Award. His work has been published and exhibited internationally including at the The Royal Academy, London, The Barbican Centre, London, Guggenheim Museum, New York and The Bin Matar House, Bahrain.

Prior to co-founding Szczepaniak Astridge, Nicholas gained experience at a number of high-profile practices, notably at Heatherwick Studio and Michaelis Boyd Architects where he executed projects varying in scale across residential, cultural, commercial and art sectors. Nicholas has run design workshops at the Bartlett, UCL and has taught architecture at the University of Greenwich, London.
Simon
Simon Astridge
Director
BA (Hons) BArch ARB RIBA
Simon
Simon is a graduate of the University of Portsmouth where he left with a First Class Honours and a graded Distinction at Diploma. His thesis project was nominated for the RIBA Silver Medal and his work continues to be published internationally.

Prior to co-founding Szczepaniak Astridge, Simon gained experience as an Associate at Michaelis Boyd Architects where he executed projects varying in scale across offices, retail, and restaurants. He then went on to form his own award-winning practice with a particular interest in sustainability and its effect on human behaviour.
Simon is a graduate of the University of Portsmouth where he left with a First Class Honours and a graded Distinction at Diploma. His thesis project was nominated for the RIBA Silver Medal and his work continues to be published internationally.

Prior to co-founding Szczepaniak Astridge, Simon gained experience as an Associate at Michaelis Boyd Architects where he executed projects varying in scale across offices, retail, and restaurants. He then went on to form his own award-winning practice with a particular interest in sustainability and its effect on human behaviour.
Ying
Wen Ying Teh Szczepaniak
Associate Partner
AA Diploma
Ying
Wen Ying graduated in architecture at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London where she received her AA Diploma and was awarded First Class Honours for her undergraduate studies. She is a recipient of the Royal Institute of British Architects Presidents Bronze Medal.

Prior to joining Szczepaniak Astridge, Ying worked for notable London practices including Heatherwick Studio and ACME where she worked on a range of award-winning commercial projects around the world specialising in retail and hospitality. She led the Interior architecture of the award-winning Victoria Gate Arcades in Leeds which won Building of the Year RIBA Yorkshire and RIBA National Award 2017. Her experience of over 10 years in practice enabled her to develop a particularly strong eye for bespoke finishes and materiality of buildings and spaces. She is equally passionate with the convergence of nature, fashion and architecture.
Wen Ying graduated in architecture at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London where she received her AA Diploma and was awarded First Class Honours for her undergraduate studies. She is a recipient of the Royal Institute of British Architects Presidents Bronze Medal.

Prior to joining Szczepaniak Astridge, Ying worked for notable London practices including Heatherwick Studio and ACME where she worked on a range of award-winning commercial projects around the world specialising in retail and hospitality. She led the Interior architecture of the award-winning Victoria Gate Arcades in Leeds which won Building of the Year RIBA Yorkshire and RIBA National Award 2017. Her experience of over 10 years in practice enabled her to develop a particularly strong eye for bespoke finishes and materiality of buildings and spaces. She is equally passionate with the convergence of nature, fashion and architecture.
Zac
Zac Higson
Architect
BA (Hons) BArch
Zac
Zac obtained his first class honours in BA (Hons) Architecture at the University of Greenwich, London. During his time at Greenwich, his projects have touched on a wide range of subject matter including the recycling of biological waste into a usable material, to exploring narratives surrounding currency, counterfeiting and conspiracy. His third year project, Electric Soho, aimed to rejuvenate the lost lighting qualities that were present in Soho in the 1960’s and 70’s. The architectural language was driven by a series of components invented to achieve particular effects and atmospheres, taking inspiration from relevant typologies such as electrical substations to re-energise the streets of Soho.

His interests lie within the communication of design via different forms of representation, whether that be through drawing, making or designing with a deep consideration of social and cultural context.
Zac obtained his first class honours in BA (Hons) Architecture at the University of Greenwich, London. During his time at Greenwich, his projects have touched on a wide range of subject matter including the recycling of biological waste into a usable material, to exploring narratives surrounding currency, counterfeiting and conspiracy. His third year project, Electric Soho, aimed to rejuvenate the lost lighting qualities that were present in Soho in the 1960’s and 70’s. The architectural language was driven by a series of components invented to achieve particular effects and atmospheres, taking inspiration from relevant typologies such as electrical substations to re-energise the streets of Soho.

His interests lie within the communication of design via different forms of representation, whether that be through drawing, making or designing with a deep consideration of social and cultural context.