John Hanson and Associates was founded in London in the 1950s and since 1990 his son, Andrew Hanson, has carried on the tradition as a partner in Circus Architects, a director of Harper Mackay and, since 2002 managing director of Hanson Architects.
Hanson Architects is an award winning, design-led practice based in Ladbroke Grove with a proven record of obtaining intricate planning consents and completing complex buildings on challenging and constrained sites.
We strive to create site and client specific solutions that maximise the qualities of light, space and materials.
Hanson Architects have built schools, restaurants, offices, bars and houses. We have gained specialist knowledge in the construction of basements completing over twenty in central London, the largest basement in Notting Hill under the JCB, a new building for Notting Hill Prep School in 2012. We are currently completing the first school ever built under a motorway for the same client in Ladbroke Grove.
Andrew Hanson DipArch(Dist) RIBA RIAS ARB
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Andrew was educated at the Architectural Association and the University of Edinburgh and is a former member of the RIBA Council, chair of the London Region of the RIBA, member of the RIBA Education Committee, chair of the RIBA London Planning Group , chair of the RIBA Awards Jury for London Region from 2007 to 2010 and runner up in the election for RIBA President in 2009. He is currently a chair of both the Wandsworth and Richmond Council Design Review Panels.
Andrew is closely involved in all projects throughout the office at both a strategic and detailed level from concept to completion.
Stephen Hodgen BA (Hons) DipArch
Stephen joined Hanson Architects in 2006 and was appointed Associate Director in 2009. He has over 20 years experience specialising in commercial, educational, private housing and residential developments and is involved in most projects at concept stage providing an overseeing directional role throughout as well as managing jobs on site.
He recently become an Architecture Ambassador for the RIBA National Schools Programme running design workshops with year 5 children at St. Barnabas Primary School Pimlico.
Stephen is currently working on the construction of the second phase of our school underneath the Westway flyover (NHP Westway Phase 2), the remodelling and restoration of the Grade II listed King Edward Hall, a small new build house and basement on a tight compact site, a timber lattice garden studio, the remodelling/extension of an existing nursery and the remodelling of a Grade II listed townhouse.
Paul Tierney RIBA ARB
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Paul Tierney joined Hanson Architects in 2008 and became a member of the RIBA and ARB early 2012. He was appointed Associate Director in 2016. Paul has over 15 years experience specialising in private housing, residential developments and educational work and is responsible for the general management of the practice. He oversees the technical aspects of most projects as well as running work on site and has also gained considerable expertise in negotiating party wall agreements.
Paul recently become an Architecture Ambassador for the RIBA National Schools Programme running design workshops with year 5 children at St. Barnabas Primary School Pimlico.
He is currently working on a new-build residential development consisting of six town houses and two flats, the remodelling of an existing mansion block flat including the external landscaping, the redevelopment of an existing office building into twenty five flats and various other residential projects most of which include basements.
Simona Basili RIBA ARB
Before joining Hanson Architects in 2017 Simona worked throughout Europe for over 14 years specialising in residential, commercial, retail, office and listed buildings.
Registered with the Architect's Registration Board in the UK and Italy, She was previously Assistant Professor at the Politecnico di Milano from 2009 to 2016 and is also co-founder of the non-profit making organisation FORMA - an internal network of place-makers involved in all sectors of the construction industry organising monthly seminars and events hosted by guest speakers encouraging individuals to share ideas, knowledge and business opportunities.
Simona is currently working on the remodelling of an existing mansion block flat including the external landscaping, the remodelling/extension of an existing nursery, the remodelling of a Grade II listed townhouse, a small garden studio and the remodelling of a Grade II listed mews house.
Olivia Wright M.Arch(Dist) B.A(Dm)
Olivia studied at the Architectural Association and The Royal College of Art graduating in 2014. She has since worked on a variety of small to large scale residential, commercial, educational and museum projects in the UK, France and New Zealand before joining Hanson Architects in May 2019.
Olivia is currently working on the complete remodelling of an existing Edwardian terrace including the excavation of a basement (Wallingford) and refurbishment of an existing semi detached Victorian house including the construction of a new garden studio (Chevening).
Matthew Lucas M.Arch(Dist) B.Sc(Hons)
Matthew studied at Queen’s University Belfast, graduating with a distinction in 2018. Prior to joining the team at Hanson Architects in May 2019, he gained experience working in Belfast on various residential and educational projects.
During his studies, Matthew developed a passion towards storytelling and narrative, placing particular emphasis on the sense of belonging and comfort. He values and is influenced by site responsive architecture, simple detailing and the expression of natural materials.
Matthew is currently working on the complete remodelling and extension of an end terrace (Latimer) a new-build residential development consisting of eight flats (Buller) and the redevelopment of an existing office building into twenty five flats