Gresford Architects
Unit B13, 3 Bradbury St
London, N16 8JN

T +44(0)20 7249 1855

Practice Profile

Gresford Architects seek to create buildings that are thoughtful, practical, sustainable and beautiful. We are interested in how spaces make us feel, and love exploring how every single element – such as surfaces, joints, textures and light – must be carefully considered to allow the perfect marriage of the poetic and the practical.

Gresford Architects work with buildings of all types and ages. We have particular experience of working with listed buildings and in conservation, and treat buildings as living organisms that can adapt, change and age in their own individual ways. We also enjoy the challenges of new sites, and whatever the context we are conscious that our approach to the built environment has a fundamental impact our cultural heritage.

The practice was founded by Tom Gresford in 2006, and works from an open studio in Dalston, east London. Because experience tells us that our best projects are born out of imagination and collaboration, we work closely and creatively with our clients to realise their briefs, and endeavour to build successful and productive relationships between ourselves, our clients and contractors.

Gresford Architects have also been an Architect Your Home Licensee since 2007 and you can see Tom’s profile here. Architect Your Home offers a flexible pay-as-you-go architectural service is particularly suited to smaller projects: if would like to discuss this option please contact Tom.


Tom Gresford

Tom founded Gresford Architects in 2006. Having qualified in 2002 following his studies at the Mackintosh School of Architecture in Glasgow and North London University, he worked for ECD Architects where he worked on large scale housing and masterplanning projects, and subsequently at Springett Mackay (now Matthew Springett Architects) where he worked on high end residential projects and arts projects. Tom is registered with the ARB, and is a chartered member of the RIBA. He is also a SPAB member and a Green Register accredited architect.


Phoebe Gresford

Phoebe studied at the Mackintosh School of Architecture and the Architectural Association, and qualified in 2002. She spent two years in Japan as a Daiwa Scholar before joining Patel Taylor Architects in London. She is a highly experienced conservation architect, having studied architectural conservation at the Architectural Association, and worked at conservation specialists Inskip+Jenkins Architects for five years to 2013. Her portfolio includes private houses, country house estates, galleries and education facilities, and she has expertise of working with Grade I Listed properties and many different funding bodies. Phoebe is registered with the ARB and is a member of ICOMOS and SPAB.


Tom Gresford Director

Phoebe Gresford Director

Phoebe Gresford Director


Kate Johnstone Office Manager


James Allen Associate

Steve Kavanagh Senior Architect

Pip Marshall-Waterfield Senior Architect



Francisco Cerezuela Passivhaus Technician


Elena Dimitrova Architectural Assistant

Peter Bradshaw Architectural Assistant

Rebecca Iuliano Architectural Assistant

Abigail Verlaan Architectural Assistant