Gruff is formed of a dynamic team of architects, designers and creatives. A close-knit practice, with a wide range of experience and skills, our collective understanding of the built environment creates unique and thoughtful proposals.
Luke studied at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, graduating with Distinction in 2016. His design work was awarded the Bartlett Medal 2016 and Kohn Pedersen Fox Bursary, and his written thesis was awarded the Ambrose Poynter Prize for History and Theory. His research considers architecture as a form of communication, with a particular interest in the persistence of spatial motifs and symbols in architecture throughout history. His fifth year project proposed a revision of the archetypal Law Court, exploring a dialogue between the orders of classical architecture and the practice of Law, and the natural order of the organic world.
Having previously worked at practices 42 architects and Haptic, Luke acquired focussed experience in the design and construction of exhibition spaces and temporary pavilions, including installations at the Tate Modern for London Fashion Week, as well as larger scale public realm proposals for Falun in Sweden and London’s Southbank. Outside of the studio, he maintains a keen involvement in architectural education and research as a visiting critic at the Bartlett and Oxford Brookes.
Having first worked with Gruff as a student in 2011, Luke returned to the practice in 2017, eager to join the team in taking on an exciting and expanding range of residential and public realm projects.
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