vPPR Architects was set up in 2009 by Tatiana von Preussen, Catherine Pease and Jessica Reynolds, and is an award-winning practice known for bold designs that bring clarity to complex sites, with a focus on community and sustainability. We design architecture that finds opportunities in constraints, responding with elegant yet striking forms that playfully negotiate between private and communal spaces, history and the future. We have a 95% success rate at gaining planning permissions, and, as developers ourselves, we are also experts at initial site feasibility assessments and well-versed in understanding the relationship between cost and value.

We work at home and abroad on projects that range from urban masterplans to private houses, from cultural to commercial architecture. We find that universal principles can be applied across sectors, helping to reinvent building types to suit modern life. Designing for creative communities is a passion whether social housing or a new school, and we not only deliver projects but also speak publicly on the subject, work closely with local stakeholders, and have been featured in major national exhibitions.

Environmental sustainability is a priority in all our projects. Our strategies include re-purposing existing buildings, implementing passive energy strategies, incorporating green energy, specifying materials with low embodied energies, and integrating landscaping with built form.

The studio operates under the belief in the continual crossover between art and architecture, seeking creative solutions that strengthen communities, no matter how large or small. We are immersed in the design community, creating exhibitions, installations and teaching at the Architectural Association and Columbia University.




MA(Cantab), MArch, ARB/RIBA

Tatiana founded vPPR with Catherine Pease and Jessica Reynolds in 2009 and led the teams working on RIBA Award winning Otts Yard and Vaulted House, which were also finalists for the RIBA Stephen Lawrence Award and RIBA House of the Year, respectively. She has recently been leading the executive architect team for Panther House, a £35million mixed use development on the Grey’s Inn Road for co-working company, Second Home; interpretation design for a large National Trust exhibition on the reservicing works at Plas Newydd; and a number of new-build houses and apartment buildings in London.

Her research has included leading vPPR’s exhibit at the RIBA House of Tomorrow Exhibition with Jessica Reynolds in 2016. She has been co-running a graduate design research studio at Columbia University studying concepts for artists’ housing and has previously taught at the Architectural Association as a unit master. She often works as a visiting critic in both the UK and the US and lectures nationally and internationally about the work of vPPR.  She has been a judge of the London RIBA Awards, RIBA MacEwan Awards and the UK Brick Awards.  She has been a board member for a regional board of the Guinness Partnership and is passionate about housing and landscape design.

Tatiana graduated in architecture at Cambridge University and Columbia University in New York, where she was awarded the New York Society of Architects Award.  She went on to work for James Corner Field Operations, in New York, on the construction of The High Line park and has a particular interest in how landscape design and the public realm can be informed by a strong geometric idea.



MA(Cantab), AA Dip, ARB/RIBA

Catherine founded vPPR with Tatiana von Preussen and Jessica Reynolds in 2009. She is currently leading several projects including Killua Garden Restaurant in Ireland; Coldharbour Road, an affordable housing scheme for Brick by Brick in Croydon; and a number of residential schemes that are both new-build and refurbishments in the UK and abroad. She is passionate about developing seemingly simple solutions to complex sites, where the constraints offer new opportunities for a distinctive architectural identity. Previously, Catherine was overseeing the conversion of Redchurch Street, a complex urban mixed-use redevelopment. The project won a Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) London Award in 2017.

Catherine has also been co-running a graduate design research studio at Columbia University studying concepts for artists’ housing and has been a guest critic both in the UK and abroad.  As part of the British Pavilion for the next Venice Architecture Bienale, Catherine is developing a research project and architectural proposal entitled Play with(out) Grounds which explores how young people experience public spaces. She has been a judge of the London RIBA Awards and is currently a trustee of the Museum of Architecture in London and Hestercombe Gardens in Somerset. In 2016, Catherine was named as one of ten inspirational women in the arts by the Royal Academy of Arts.

Catherine studied at Cambridge University and the Architectural Association before living for several years in New York where she worked at SOM on Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai. Previously, she was also at Dive Architects in London working on intricate residential developments.



MA(Cantab), MPhil, MArch, ARB/RIBA

Jessica founded London-based vPPR Architects with Tatiana von Preussen and Catherine Pease in 2009 and has led teams focusing on cultural projects including a large mixed use development in North London providing artist housing and studios; exhibition designs at White Cube, The Hepworth, Wakefield, and The Barbican Art Gallery; a café, school and children’s amphitheatre in the UK. These projects explore gradients of public and private space, degrees of visual transparency, and relationships between old and new.

She is currently a unit master for Experimental 13 at The Architectural Association in London, which explores the relationship between museums and ecology, collaborating with Sir John Soane’s Museum. She also teaches a graduate design research studio at Columbia University studying concepts for artists’ housing. She often works as a visiting critic in both the UK and the US and lectures nationally and internationally about the work of vPPR. She is co-founder of the Architecture Exchange, a platform to foster debate between architecture and philosophy, that has focused on the work of Graham Harman and Chantal Mouffe.

Jessica Reynolds graduated in architecture at Cambridge University, where she was awarded the Purcell Miller Tritton Prize, and at Princeton University. She gained an M.Phil in History and Philosophy of Architecture at Cambridge University. Her research explores the relationship of art and architecture in a variety of projects including the Fascist new towns of 1930s Italy, and Robert Motherwell’s House and Studio in the Hamptons designed by Pierre Chareau.


Associate Director

MA Dip Arch (Hons) Cantab RIBA

Anthony joined vPPR in 2020, becoming Associate Director in October. He is project architect for the project to transform Olympic Way , the main approach to Wembley Stadium, set to complete in June 2021 and featuring the Main Steps.

Previously an Associate Director at Dixon Jones, he has been responsible for a wide variety of project types and scales, including public realm. His largest and most successful role was as project architect for the £160M Quadrant 3 (2006-2011) for The Crown Estate – the largest project they had ever undertaken with Stanhope as joint development partners. Formerly the Regent Palace Hotel adjacent to Piccadilly Circus, a mixed use development of Offices, retail, residential, an energy centre, a service tunnel and extensive public realm, it was completed 4 months early and 15% below budget. It received 18 awards and is now the European / Middle East HQ for Al Gore’s Generation Investment Management, Twitter and Telefonica. It also contains Brasserie Zedel, run by Rex Restaurants (who also own The Wolseley) and is their most profitable site. It set an H&S record for the time – 2 million man hours were worked without a single reportable accident.

Anthony has also between 2014-16 been project architect for the £80M 55-91 Knightsbridge mixed use development, which is completing early next year. In 2015 he successfully completed the Marlborough Interim School in Chelsea for John Lewis in partnership with RBKC – the conversion of a 1930s warehouse in Chelsea for use as a primary school whilst the school site was rebuilt (the school has won 12 awards).



BArch, MArch, PGDip, ARB

Aoife joined vPPR in March 2018, becoming an Associate in 2019. She is the project architect for Haywood Court in Enfield and Killua Garden Restaurant located within the historic walled garden of a Killua Castle in Ireland. Alongside this she leads a number of residential projects and assists in developing technical packages for various schemes, including the Nursery in Lambeth and the adaption of a Grade 2 listed Sculptor’s studio in St. John’s Wood to a single family home.

She has worked previously for In-form design in New York, gaining experience in boutique retail and commercial interiors, and at de Blacam and Meagher Architects in Dublin, working on listed building refurbishment and high end residential projects. Prior to joining vPPR she practiced as an associate at Paul Archer Design Architects for six years, successfully completing multiple residential projects including an award winning extension to Slackwood Farm (a Grade 2 * listed farmhouse in Lancashire), as well as leading design teams and mentoring staff. 

Aoife graduated in architecture at the Dublin Institute of Technology and gained her professional diploma at University College Dublin. She is passionate about the details of design, the relationship between old and new and the opportunity to develop concepts at different scales throughout a project. She enjoys collaboration with other disciplines, has considerable client facing skills and substantial experience in contract administration, having led several projects from concept to completion.


Senior Architect

B-S-SC (Arch), DipArch, MArch, PGDip, ARB

Alice joined vPPR in 2015. She has worked on a wide variety of projects at different stages, ranging from domestic projects, housing and nursery projects. She is the project architect for Brecknock Road, it is a new build detached house in Kentish Town and it is currently near completion. Apart from delivering projects from planning to completion, she is experienced at feasibility studies of in-fill sites for both private and local authority clients.

Prior to joining vPPR, she practiced at JM Architects in Glasgow and Malcolm Fraser Architects in Edinburgh, as well as Long & Kentish Architects in London, where she worked on the Royal Academy Keeper’s House and the Durlston Castle World Heritage Gateway in Dorset. She then went on to practice at Panter Hudspith Architects in London where she worked on both Residential and Commercial projects. She has particular experience in listed building refurbishment projects and in seeing public building projects through from design conception to completion.

She studied at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Mackintosh School of Architecture, and gained her diploma in professional practice at the University of Westminster.


Project Architect

BA (Hons), MArch, PGDip, ARB

Michelle joined vPPR in 2016, completing her Part III at the Bartlett, UCL in 2017. She has worked on a variety of exhibition design, public realm, mixed use schemes and most recently has been leading on Woodentops Nursery, a purpose built nursery building in Lambeth, which is due to start on site later in 2021. She is the project architect for Coldharbour Road, a new build residential development of 8 units for Croydon Council‘s development arm Brick by Brick which is currently on site.

Michelle has worked previously at Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands in London, where she worked on large scale housing and regeneration projects. She has also worked in a range of international studios, including SCDA in Singapore, working on high end residential schemes.

Michelle studied at the Manchester School of Architecture and the Liverpool School of Architecture, graduating with first class honours. Her thesis investigated the relationships between identity, home and possession and explored new models for the shareable city, which received the Frank Horton Prize. As part of her MArch, she took part in an Erasmus exchange programme to Dessau Institute of Architecture, the home of the Bauhaus, where she explored opportunities for architectural reuse in a landscape of post reunification decline.


Architectural Designer

BArch (Hons), DipArch

Teresa joined the studio in early 2018, working of a wide range of projects focusing on the arts, culture and residential sector. She led various projects at The Barbican Art Gallery, Grade II Listed Plas Newydd, White Cube, Higham Hill Theatre and more. She is currently the project runner on the Grade II* Listed Project the Horse Hospital Terrace, located in Camden Market starting on site Summer 2021.

Teresa previously practiced in Liverpool, where she gained experience working on large residential and masterplans schemes, working across all the work stages

Teresa studied at the Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow School of Art graduating with a First Class Honours and Distinction. Her thesis explored the subterranean city of water, focusing on the world’s most precious resource – water. In 2016, she organised and curated a Lecture Series at the MSA, organising a line up of 10 speakers from across the globe. She is currently studying towards her Advanced Diploma in Professional Practice in Architecture at the RIBA.


Architectural Designer

BSc (Hons), MA RCA

Charlotte joined vPPR Architects in 2016 working across a range of public realm, research, exhibition design and private residential projects in both the UK and abroad. She is currently working on the Camden Highline in collaboration with New York-based practice Field Operations and Piet Oudolf to turn a disused stretch of railway viaduct into a new elevated park and walking route that connects Camden Gardens to King’s Cross.

Charlotte has a particular interest in cast materials and in creating spatial design products and has previously worked across a range of creative disciplines and projects as well as gaining further experience with Richard Weston, Open Practice Architecture and Graeme Williamson Architects.

Charlotte completed her MA at the Royal College of Art in 2019, where she studied on the Karakusevic Carson Scholarship. During her time at the RCA she focused on the research of natural materials and experimenting with design through making. Prior to this, she completed her BSc at the Welsh School of Architecture where she won the T Alwyn Lloyd Memorial Travelling Scholarship for her graduating portfolio.


Architectural Designer

BSc, MArch

Julia joined vPPR Architects in 2020 and has since worked on a number of public realm, exhibition design and residential projects. She has been leading the internal and furniture designs for the Woodentops Nursery in Lambeth and the interactive exhibition installation for the Venice Architecture Biennale 2021.

Julia has a particular interest in sustainability and materials. She has previously volunteered for the Architects Climate Action Network and has worked on a number of climate-focused residential and public art projects in New York and Vienna.

Julia completed her MArch at Columbia University in New York where she studied on a Fulbright Scholarship and received the Honor award for Design and Technology for her graduating Portfolio. Previous to that she completed her BSc in Architecture and Urban Planning at TU Vienna.


Architectural Assistant

BSc (Hons), ARB / RIBA Part I

Since joining vPPR in 2018 Clementine has worked on a range of arts, cultural and residential projects, including the exhibition design for The Barbican’s ‘New Masculinities’ photography exhibition and The Science Gallery London’s ‘Dark Matter’ exhibition, both requiring playful design solutions to guide visitors, frame artworks and engage with the exhibition themes. She is currently working on a warehouse living scheme in Haringey which aims to provide high quality and affordable workshop and living spaces.

Prior to working at vPPR, she gained experience at Grimshaw Architects, working predominantly on large scale public projects including the HS2 Colne Valley Viaduct which emphasised structural integrity, functionality and rhythm whilst offering contextual sensitivity.

Clementine studied Architecture at The Bartlett School of Architecture, receiving first class honours in her research dissertation, and is currently completing her masters at The Royal College of Art. Her student projects embrace the intersection of space, art, technology and people, using a methodology of design fiction to engage with current social challenges.


Studio Manager

Since joining vPPR in 2019, Deirdre works on marketing and sales for the studio and assists with operations.

Deirdre has a background in arts publishing and events with a focus on sales and marketing. Deirdre was responsible for all White Cube events including Frieze Art Fair and artists’ events including Gilbert & George’s Venice Biennale, 2005.

Deirdre co-founded Art & Music Publications in 2008 and was the advertising sales director for The Saatchi Gallery Magazine Art & Music, Taste Journal and HIX Magazine.

Deirdre graduated in Business Studies with French at Middlesex University.


  • 100% Design
  • Architecture Foundation
  • Barbican Gallery
  • BeFirst
  • Brick By Brick
  • British Council
  • Camden Highline
  • Create London
  • Coca-Cola
  • Fotomuseum Antwerpen
  • Hepworth Gallery, Wakefield
  • Investec
  • Labtech
  • Lancaster University
  • London Borough of Croydon
  • London Borough of Havering
  • London College of Fashion
  • Londonwide Developments
  • Manns of Cranleigh
  • National Trust
  • Quintain
  • Raven
  • Redchurch Street Properties
  • Second Home
  • The Science Gallery, London
  • Victoria and Albert Museum
  • Waltham Forest Council
  • White Cube Gallery
  • The White House School


“We worked successfully with VPPR on Drover’s Road and several other schemes. All of these were small, difficult, constrained sites which required architectural ingenuity to release their development capacity. vPPR worked very well with the wider development team to create innovative design led solutions and successfully gain planning consent.”  Colm Lacey, Managing Director, Brick X Brick – Drover’s Road, Coldharbour Road, Thornloe Gardens



“We have worked with vPPR for several years. They have designed one spectacular house for us and are in the process of designing another one for us. Their sensitive appreciation of the possibilities and limitations of a site combined enable them to maximise the potential for any site. Whilst their aesthetic is extremely contemporary, they design houses that would be a pleasure to live in rather than just admire as an uncomfortable work of art. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them.” Ivo Hesmondhalgh, Managing Director, Londonwide Properties PLC – Vaulted House



“It is amazing how the design allows the majority of our customers to have a great view out on to the High Street and indeed those and the front can almost feel they are sitting outside. Turnover for the first quarter exceeded our expectations by 20%. It has been easy to recruit personnel because the space is so attractive. The flexibility of design allows us to look warm and cosy in winter and cool and comfortable in the summer.” Richard Womack, Managing Director, Manns of Cranleigh – Cafe M



“We have been impressed by the energy and dedication vPPR have put into the project presenting us with exciting new ideas and original thinking at every stage of the design. From the outset they have shown strong capabilities of taking concepts through to reality placing an emphasis on various sustainable aspects of the design such as planting on the roof, natural day lighting and material choices.” Private Client – Split House





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