Director ARB RIBA
Founding director, Jo-anne Cowen, brings a broad portfolio of high-level architectural experience to her growing practice. As an Associate with Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners where she worked on some of the firm’s most celebrated projects including the British Museum extension, Sea Containers House, the Leadenhall Building, and the JP Morgan tower at Canary Wharf.
Prior to Rogers, Jo-anne was at Foster + Partners, working primarily on their conversion of the former National Trust HQ at Queen Anne’s Gate. She gained valuable experience in conservation and restoration at both Fosters and Peregrine Bryant where she assisted in the complete restoration of Palladian mansion Wilbury Park, a project that received the RICS Building Conservation Award.
Jo-anne is known for her hands-on, client-focused approach to every project. An exuberant but pragmatic architect, she channels her considerable skill and experience into finding the best possible realisation of her clients’ vision. Both her passion for high-end real estate renovation and conversion, and her ability to analyse and creatively visualise a site’s potential, make her a sought-after property expert and preferred consultant among leading estate agents and London property developers.
Born and raised in South Africa, Jo-anne moved to the UK to study architecture receiving her graduate architectural qualification with Distinction from Westminster School of Architecture. She received several awards for architectural design projects at post-graduate level, including the IDOM International Architecture Award, the Sheppard Robson Design Innovation Prize (Arch), and the Bannister Fletcher Prize.
Jo-anne lives in Fulham with her husband and two children.