People

Harry Paticas AADipl RIBA

Harry spent his childhood in Greece and has dual Greek-British nationality. After completing his degree in Mathematics and Astronomy he received a first class degree in Architecture at Kingston University. He was awarded a bursary for the diploma at the Architectural Association where he won prizes for his design and research work.

He qualified as an architect with the established London practice van Heyningen and Haward Architects before setting up on his own in 2007. He was a director of Paticas Architecture for three years prior to founding Arboreal with Tom Raymont.

He is a Visting Lecturer at the University of Westminster, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment and previously a Senior Lecturer at Brighton University.

Tom Raymont AADipl RIBA

Tom grew up in the Findhorn Foundation in north-east Scotland; a spiritual community, ecovillage and international centre for holistic education. He studied at the Architectural Association (AA) in London and was awarded scholarships for his work from both the AA & the Royal Institute for British Architects.

Before founding Arboreal he worked for renowned international practices Eric Owen Moss Architects (Los Angeles) and Asymptote Architecture (New York). After seven years in the US he enjoys having an accent that no longer quite fits in anywhere.

He is a Visting Lecturer at the University of Westminster, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment and has previously taught at Central Saint Martins. 

Alda Coelho MArch ARB

Alda spent her childhood in Johannesburg, South Africa and her teens in Porto, Portugal. She studied Architecture at the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Porto, Portugal and went on to do a Master in Sustainable Environmental Design at the Architectural Association, London.

Her experience as an architect started at the renowned portuguese practice João Mendes Ribeiro Arquitectos before joining a collective working across the fields of architecture, art and design. She joined Arboreal Architecture after five years split between architecture practice and research in environmental and socially sustainable architecture in Sub-Saharan African cities.

She has published articles with the International Planning History Society and lectured on Energy Use in Buildings at Westminster University, London.

Ioana Giurgiu AADipl (Hons)

Having a background in computer technology and science, Ioana has developed her interests in areas such as programming, arts and biology. She is passionate about the environment and advocates for an activist form of architecture.

Ioana studied at the Architectural Association in London, where she graduated with honours in 2014. Her final thesis, an all-natural factory of the future (SMFOF), was awarded the Foster + Partners Prize for Infrastructure and Sustainability.

Since her graduation, she has collaborated with Bompas & Parr on their 2014 exhibition for the London Merge Festival and has worked with various other architects in delivering computational simulations, visualisations and architectural presentations. She joined Arboreal Architecture in 2015 where she is working to develop sustainable small-scale designs that aim to bridge the realms of architecture and ecology.

Employees Past and Present:

  • Simona Tassiello
  • Arianna Raneri
  • Giulia Ansaloni
  • Alice Meyer
  • Sherief Al Rifa'i
  • Arslan Akallaev
  • Silvia Manginelli
  • Charlotte Prins
  • Giacomo Perugini
  • Huseyin Cicek
  • Benedetta Gargiulo Morelli
  • Eva Palacios
  • Muslima Khandakar
  • Eveline Moser
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