Established in 2011 by Christophe and Paul, after initially meeting at a community street party in South London, TAS consists of a fun and passionate team of Architects and designers.
Christophe Spiers Technical Design Director
Christophe studied architecture at the Bartlett, UCL, before working for five years for a renowned firm of Architects in Chiswick, specialising in high end residential projects in the London area. Seeking a more complete understanding of construction methods in conjunction with good design, Christophe set up a design and build company offering a full design service with an in-house construction team with a focus on detail and high end finishing, as well as working with developers on land acquisition and planning feasibility. He has also worked on voluntary schemes, such as sustainable rainforest shelters in Dominica. Christophe now co-owns TAS and maintains a keen interest in all matters technical.
Paul Thomas Architect & Design Director
Paul spent two years working for award winning practice de Blacam and Meagher in Dublin, before completing his Diploma at the Bartlett, UCL. Two and a half years spent working for Hopkins followed, based in London and abroad, working on the RIBA award winning Lawn Tennis Association facility, the International Finance Centre in Dubai and a prestigious new Chemistry Building for Princeton University. He has worked on voluntary construction projects in Bolivia, Arizona and South Africa. He has been an external practitioner, teaching architecture with environmental design at Nottingham University for six years, and now teaches at the Architectural Association in London.
Emily Seymour-Taylor Architect & Associate Director
Emily is currently on maternity leave – we look forward to welcoming her back soon!
Emily joined TAS in 2012 having previously worked for renowned practices in London and Oxford. She is a fully qualified and registered Architect and looks after the more challenging projects in the office!
Veronika Mikulkova Architectural Assistant
Veronika is currently on maternity leave – we look forward to welcoming her back soon!
Veronika has worked in Finland in a studio focused on urban design, and also in the Czech Republic on residential projects and competition winning projects. She is passionate about Scandinavian interior design and very fussy about her coffee.
Lizzie Hicks Architectural Assistant
Lizzie’s work is influenced by her interest in graphic design and illustration as well as her appreciation of the natural environment. Following graduation from The University of Nottingham, she returned to Suffolk to work for a coastal practice before joining TAS in 2014. Based in the Suffolk office, Lizzie enjoys working on a range of projects with a focus on innovative and sustainable residential design. She likes to explore the Suffolk countryside and coast, as well as tending to her own urban garden, and always remembers to shut the chickens away at the end of the day.
Man Yee Li Architectural Assistant
Man Yee graduated from Mackintosh School of Architecture in 2019 following a six-month exchange in Kyoto studying the connections between architecture, food culture and sustainability. She has continued to explore these themes since she joined TAS, particularly through her recent work to masterplan for sustainable community-led builds. Man Yee’s work is driven by her strong design-led approach, complimented by her love of creating and exploring beautiful collages and models on both paper and computer. She is as green fingered as she is tech savvy – looking after our technical needs as well as nurturing and growing succulents.
Ondrej Hamrsmid Architectural Assistant
Before Ondrej arrived in London, his career and studies for his master’s degree in Architecture and Urban Design at Czech Technical University in Prague took him as far as Istanbul and Copenhagen. His work spans full project lifecycles, including mixed-use, office and residential buildings, masterplans, a psychiatric hospital in Denmark, Chelsea Waterfront in London and Hagibor in Prague. At TAS, Ondrej is driven to explore how the close relationships between architecture, urbanism, nature and people can create vibrant, sustainable and valued environments. He believes in the positive impact of architecture on people. His love to be outdoors takes him swimming, cycling and travelling to discover new cultures, and he always makes sure he eats extremely well.