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Malcolm Fryer

Director

Qualifications

  • Registered Architect in the UK 
  • Architect Accredited in Building Conservation in the UK (AABC) 
  • Bachelor of Architecture (Hons and University Medal), University of New South Wales, 2000
  • Byera Hadley Graduand Travelling Scholarship 2000
  • SPAB Lethaby Scholar 2002
  • Attingham Scholar 2009

 

Contact:     mf@mfryer-architects.com

Career Profile is available for print and download here

Born in the UK, Malcolm Fryer graduated from the University of New South Wales in Sydney in 2000, where he was awarded the University Medal for architecture. His graduation project and thesis were a critique of current Australian urban conservation practice in the face of industrial redundancy, and during his studies he spent an exchange semester at the Hochschule der Kunste, Berlin. Subsequently he was awarded a travelling scholarship from the Board of Architects of New South Wales to study historic building conservation in the United Kingdom. Malcolm spent his ‘year out’ in 1996 working for Feilden and Mawson in their Norwich and London offices, and spent the remainder of his studies working part time for Design 5 Architects in Sydney on a wide range of conservation based projects. He started working with Richard Griffiths Architects in 2001 and returned there having completed the Lethaby scholarship run by the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) in 2002. 

Whilst at Richard Griffiths Architects, he was involved with the major refurbishment projects at Methodist Central Hall, Westminster, Blackpool Central Library and Tudor Hall, Barnet as well as the Heritage Lottery funded projects at Burghley House, Valentines Park and St. Nicholas Chapel in Kings Lynn. He was the design and project architect for the ambitious scheme to provide substantial new community facilities at St. Paul’s Church in Hammersmith. In 2012, this project was awarded a National RIBA award. Most recently, he was the project architect for the adaptive re-use of the Pennington Street Warehouse at London Dock, part of a large master-plan to provide 1800 new Homes on a large brownfield site.

Malcolm established Malcolm Fryer Architects in 2013 and he is presently leading a small team on a range of conservation driven residential, institutional and ecclesiastical projects. 

Outside of the office, Malcolm remains actively involved with the SPAB and assists in the running of their ‘Faith in Maintenance’ programme to encourage church wardens in their custodial role. He also teaches conservation for several academic institutions in the UK and abroad including NYU.

 

 
 
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Susannah Whitmore

Architect/ Historian

Contact:      sw@mfryer-architects.com

 

Susannah Whitmore is an Architect specialising in the conservation and repair of historic buildings. She joined Malcolm Fryer Architects in 2013, and has recently prepared Heritage Statements for Christ Church School, Hampstead and Brentford Health Centre.

Susannah completed her architectural studies at Cambridge University, and was awarded her Diploma with a Commendation in 1999. She won the RIBA President’s Medal for her final year dissertation on Inigo Jones’s Barber-Surgeons’ Anatomy Theatre.

She worked after graduation with Michael Hopkins & Partners, where she was involved in the fit-out of Portcullis House, Westminster. After receiving her Diploma she joined Purcell Miller Tritton, where she assisted in the design for the redevelopment of the crypt and vaults of St Martin-in-the-Fields, the refurbishment at the Reform Club, and the preparation of a Conservation Plan for Highbury Stadium.

In 2001 she won a Lethaby Scholarship with the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, a nine month programme studying building crafts and the repair of old buildings throughout Britain. She then joined Richard Griffiths Architects. Her work there included responsibility for the major HLF funded project of repairs and access improvements at Eastbury Manor, and for repairs to the Saxon St George’s Tower at Oxford Castle. She also prepared Conservation Statements on the Port of London Authority Sports Ground, Ilford, and St Paul’s Church, Knightsbridge, and undertook research for the repair of the roofs at the House of Lords.

She lives in Camden and is married with three children.

 
 

Nicole Sutton

Built Heritage Advisor

Qualifications

  • Master of Arts (Historical and Sustainable Architecture), New York University, 2014
  • Bachelor of Arts (NYU) 2009

Contact:      ns@mfryer-architects.com

 

Born in Chicago, Nicole relocated to London for her Master's degree in Historical and Sustainable Architecture after completing undergraduate studies in New York and Paris. Her graduate coursework in the UK spanned historic conservation, adaptive reuse, urban planning, economics of regeneration, energy-efficient building solutions and structural engineering. Nicole's Master's thesis examined creative meanwhile use as a sustainable solution for neglected historic spaces in London. 

In New York, Nicole worked in the architectural design/build sector, designing and managing upscale residential and commercial projects in Manhattan. She also worked for Apple on the corporate retail team, responsible for new Apple retail environment design.  

Nicole joined Malcolm Fryer Architects in 2014 and she is currently focused on the adaptive reuse of the former Coal Drops Yard at King's Cross as well as the former Head Post Office and Telephone Exchange in Kingston.

She continues to participate in Re-FACT architectural workshops on Industrial Heritage throughout Europe, collaborating with graduate architects to develop the adaptive reuse potential for disused industrial spaces. 

Nicole is also an active member of the East End Preservation Society (EEPS), the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC), the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB), and she teaches annually at the Built Heritage Conservation Training Centre at Banffy Castle in Transylvania. 

 
 

Nikolaos Isaakidis

Part II Architectural Assistant

Contact:       ni@mfryer-architects.com

 

Born in Tbilisi, Georgia, Nikos grew up in Thessaloniki, Greece and is now a Londoner, with a strong background in engineering. Nikos completed both his Part I and Part II at the University of East London. He graduated from his Master's program with distinction awarded for his residential project in Marseille that dealt with issues of adaptability in a fast-paced, informational urban environment. His other academic projects included sites in Berlin, Istanbul, Pula and Mahdia. 

Nikos developed his interest in historic building conservation and he joined Malcolm Fryer Architects in 2016 as an Architectural Assistant. He is currently working on several residential and ecclesiastical projects.     

 

 
 

Niels Gusching

Part II Architectural Assistant

Contact:       ng@mfryer-architects.com

Niels graduated from the National Architecture School of Nancy in the north of France in 2016. During his Master’s degree program he specialised in architectural heritage, restoration, conservation and projects harmonising between existing and contemporary architecture. 

 
 

Harry Tuke

Part I Architectural Assistant

Contact:       ht@mfryer-architects.com

 

Born in the UK, Harry Tuke graduated from the University of Bath in 2014 with a BSc in Architecture. During his Part I, Harry also spent a year studying at the La Villette School of Architecture in Paris, France. His thesis project explored the ideas of rehabilitation and reuse through the design of a new homeless initiative (as part of the Erasmus charity) and community workshop where the craft of repair and reuse are practiced. 

Harry has previously worked for Nick Baker Architects, where he contributed to several educational and residential projects and gained valuable experience working on conservation of heritage assets.

Harry joined Malcolm Fryer Architects in 2014 as an Architectural Assistant and he is currently working on the adaptive reuse of the former Post Office and Telephone Exchange in Kingston, as well as private residential projects in Richmond and Kennington.

He is a volunteer at the Save The Date Café in Dalston, part of the Real Junk Food Project, where he helped design and build an independent kitchen outpost from salvage materials. There he helps to cook by-donation meals using intercepted food which would otherwise be discarded as waste.