Jake joined the Practice in 2004 and became a Partner in 2015.
As a team leader within Studio One, Jake works closely with clients and the internal team to develop design solutions and see them through to planning consent. This involves liaising with local communities in order to develop proposals they can understand and support. Notably, he led the design of New Festival Quarter and Equinox in Poplar, two large residential projects with private and affordable housing alongside community facilities. These two schemes required careful planning strategies to ensure community buy-in and push forward the continuing regeneration of the area.
Jake has a strong working knowledge of the planning policies within individual London Boroughs and this experience saves valuable time during the design phase by ensuring that only realistic and achievable proposals are put forward.