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PROJECTS OFFICE Projects Office is a multi-disciplinary architecture and design studio. Our ethos is fantastic pragmatism: we think laterally, solve problems imaginatively, and take fun seriously.

Our work combines a joyful aesthetic with serious design quality, rigorous research with a people-centred approach, and bold ideas with fine attention to detail. We are particularly interested in projects which involve, celebrate, sustain and empower communities, at work, at play or in the city.

True sustainability – economic, environmental and social – is quietly integral to our work. As designers, theorists and teachers, we take our responsibility to design for and defend a healthy future seriously. 

We embrace big ideas, even for small projects. 

We’re fearlessly design-led and resolutely people focussed.

We make good work: good for places, good for people and good for the planet.


FOUNDERS

PROJECTS OFFICE founders Megan, James and Bethan met at the Royal College of Art in 2009. Their shared ethos and contrasting but complementary experience in architecture, design and communications makes them uniquely suited to a broad variety of commissions and collaborations.

Megan Charnley   After graduating with an MA in architecture from the Royal College of Art, Megan worked in architecture offices and sustainable and inclusive design practices before joining the founding team of a start up and leading a team of 30 writers and editors in Berlin. She specialises in communications, branding and content, alongside domestic architecture projects, and understands that storytelling and dialogue are key to creating richer spaces.

Megan Charnley

After graduating with an MA in architecture from the Royal College of Art, Megan worked in architecture offices and sustainable and inclusive design practices before joining the founding team of a start up and leading a team of 30 writers and editors in Berlin. She specialises in communications, branding and content, alongside domestic architecture projects, and understands that storytelling and dialogue are key to creating richer spaces.

James Christian   2014 Designer in Residence at London’s Design Museum, James’s work combines robust thinking and logical solutions with elegance and colour. James’s architectural experience includes residential projects, restaurant interiors, design festival exhibits and commercial projects in the UK and Australia. He graduated with an MA in architecture from the Royal College of Art in 2011 and teaches Interior Architecture at Middlesex University.

James Christian

2014 Designer in Residence at London’s Design Museum, James’s work combines robust thinking and logical solutions with elegance and colour. James’s architectural experience includes residential projects, restaurant interiors, design festival exhibits and commercial projects in the UK and Australia. He graduated with an MA in architecture from the Royal College of Art in 2011 and teaches Interior Architecture at Middlesex University.

Bethan Kay   A registered architect, Bethan has produced a diverse range of design projects in London and across the UK. From residential projects to Olympic Park pavilions, primary schools and community buildings. Bethan’s work is characterised by critical thinking and in depth analysis, efficient design and an enduring sense of fun. She has worked in the UK and Denmark and studied at Bath, the Royal College of Art and Westminster University.

Bethan Kay

A registered architect, Bethan has produced a diverse range of design projects in London and across the UK. From residential projects to Olympic Park pavilions, primary schools and community buildings. Bethan’s work is characterised by critical thinking and in depth analysis, efficient design and an enduring sense of fun. She has worked in the UK and Denmark and studied at Bath, the Royal College of Art and Westminster University.