ben pentreath

Ben Pentreath’s architectural and interior design studio has established a powerful reputation across a variety of disciplines. From master-planning and urban development, to private houses and playful interiors, our small and close-knit team works to create the best – whatever the scale, size, scope and budget of a project. Above all, we love designing places that work beautifully for the long term, and feel right for place.

Ben’s background is in Art History, which he studied at the University of Edinburgh before attending the Prince of Wales’s Institute of Architecture. He worked for five years in New York and then with the Prince’s Foundation, before starting his own practice in 2004. Since then, the firm has grown slowly and carefully to occupy two beautiful studios in Bloomsbury’s renowned Lambs Conduit Street. In 2019 we are expanding into new offices on Lamp Office Court.

Ben Pentreath’s book English Decoration, published in 2011, established his growing reputation as an author and he is a regular contributor to the Financial Times and other journals. A sequel interiors book, English Houses, was published in 2016. His new book, An English Vision, a monograph of the work of the practice, will be published by Rizzoli New York in 2021.

studio profile


The office has three directors: Ben Pentreath, Rob Illingworth RIBA and Rupert Cunningham.

Jennifer Bell RIBA is Associate Director and Manan Upadhyay RIBA is Senior Associate.

Sandro Mule’ RIBA, Will Creech RIBA, Megan Hudson RIBA, Dominik Chung RIBA and Danny Holland RIBA are all Associates.

Architects Julie Maclean RIBA, Sam Clarry RIBA, Junior Associate Alice Montgomery and Architectural Technician Owen Stoneman, together with architectural assistants Laura Pinzon, Sophie Cunningham, Peter Deane, Alasdair White, Mark Hodges, Chrysoula Gergou, Reuben Higgins, James Alexander Rennie, Samantha Toplis and Chris Hill complete the practice.

Matt Felton operates our IT and Zoe Wightman is Studio Manager, assisted by Stevie MacKinnon-Smith, and Lucie Mysulkova in accounts.


Our small and friendly decoration studio has six interior designers; Alex Curr, Leo Kary, Joey ap Simon, Amanda Flood and Henry Downing, led by Associate Director Tamara Lancaster.

The department is supported by assistants Emily Draper and Katie Chapman.