Nicholas Phillips

Architect/Director

BA(hons) Dip/Arch. RIBA
Nick has built up a reputation for residential design as a former co-director and principle architect at DPA Architects Ltd (formally David Page Associates) and Once Architecture Ltd. He has over twenty years experience in the residential sector with an in-depth knowledge and understanding of design, planning, construction and project management.

In 2013 he was awarded a silver medal in the Cambridge Marshall’s ‘DraWing’ development competition within the housing category. His project ‘The Pastures’ in 2016 was awarded ‘best small development’ by Cambridge Property Awards.

He has a creative background & his interests include photography & all aspects of architecture.

Michael McKay

Chartered Architectural Technologist

BSc(hons) MCIAT
Michael is an Experienced Architectural Technologist and Certified Passive House Consultant with a demonstrated history of working in the architecture and planning industry. He has built up a high level of technical and sustainable building knowledge and can provide design services on passive house projects using the passive house planning package (PHPP).

Michael is interested in the global environment and enjoys travel and sailing. He has journeyed coast to coast across north America and intends to visit one new country each year.

Dan Jones

Chartered Architect

Dan studied architecture at both Birmingham (UCE) and Bristol (UWE) universities, and it was at Bristol that he received a nomination for the RIBA Presidents Medal award. Alongside his studies Dan has worked in a number of architectural practices in various locations including, Hereford, the Forest of Dean and Tewkesbury, focusing mainly on the residential sector.
Dan took a side step in his career following gaining his Architect qualification in 2010 working as a contracts manager/site foreman for a housing developer in the east of England. The experience broadened Dan’s knowledge and understanding of the putting together of buildings.
Dan has since been practicing as an Architect, in his own right, prior to joining NP Architects, working on a broad range of residential projects including refurbishment, extensions, new build and listed buildings.
Dan enjoys walking his pet dog Brian, cycling and travel (outside of pandemic constraints).

Alex Sage

Part II Architectural Assistant

BArch(hons), MArch.
Alex graduated with first-class honours in his BArch and with distinction in his MArch prior to joining the team in September 2020.

Having worked on projects in London and Cambridgeshire, he has experience in both urban and rural settings, predominantly in the residential sector. He is interested in creating considered, atmospheric architecture which is rooted in its context, creates a sense of place and provokes a positive emotional response.

Alex is an avid reader with a growing library of architecture books. He enjoys travelling and visiting sites of architectural and cultural interest and will take any opportunity to snowboard.

Anastasija Ladcenko

Part II Architectural Assistant

BSc(hons) Arch. M.Arch
Anastasija is a recent graduate from Welsh School of Architecture with first-class Bachelors and Masters degrees. She joined the practice in August 2020. Anastasija has previously worked on refurbishment and extension projects within the educational sector, and has a strong passion for creating comfortable, practical and aesthetic domestic design.

In her free time Anastasija enjoys oil painting, cooking and home decorating. She has been practicing art from the age of seven, taking courses in several art schools including the Repin Academic Institute of Fine Arts in Saint Petersburg and presented five individual art exhibitions of graphic prints and painting in 2013-2019.

Matt Coles

Part I Architectural Assistant

BSc(hons) Arch
Matt studied architecture at the University of Bath, earning a 2:1 BSc (hons) degree. He joined the practice in November 2018 and has prior experience on small to medium scale projects in the residential, private and community sectors. Interests include photography, film making and music.

Louise Lister

Architectural Draughtsman

BEng(hons) Mech. Eng.
Louise has worked in the architectural profession in Cambridge for over fifteen years. She has produced drawing packages for a range of residential projects from small bespoke extensions to large housing developments.

Before transferring into architecture Louise worked as a mechanical design engineer in fields such as outside broadcasting. During this time she was involved in the design of performance stages including a design used by the Rolling Stones.

She was also involved in the development of the Medusa computer aided design software.

Louise enjoys water skiing and motorsports.

Fiona Phillips

Finance Director

BSc. (hons) MBA
Fiona is responsible for the company finances & general business systems. Fiona brings to the team her business expertise as a management consultant working with clients in Europe & the United States. Prior to this she worked as a project manager at GlaxoSmithKline leading a number of international projects. Also as a line manager she has managed a team of twenty five staff & was responsible for quality, performance, safety & finance.

Outside of work Fiona enjoys exercise classes & her love of music. She has sung with ‘Rock Choir’ at both the NEC & O2. Fiona (& Nick) are parents of a set of triplets, ensuring life at home is lively & sometimes challenging but never dull.

Monika Olanrewaju

Architectural Designer

BArch MA, RIBA ADPPA
Monika joined NP Architects in the spring of 2021 as an Architectural Designer where she is applying her recently gained Part III skills. She has previously studied in Lithuania, Germany and Ireland while working on interior and exhibition design as well as covering projects on student accommodation projects and residential architectural refurbishments.

Since moving to the UK Monika has expanded her knowledge in visual communications and environmental signage during her MA Graphic Design and Typography course at Anglia Ruskin University where she was awarded a distinction. Her passion lies with quality architectural design, bespoke furniture and installation/interior design as well as public spaces and how they interact with existing/ new developments and private spaces.

During her spare time, Monika takes part in architectural competitions, volunteers on community based (community engaging) projects, initiates workshops to address relevant issues within the construction. She explores different media to create art, like lino, papercraft and digital graphics and exhibited her work in the past to raise funds for local charity.

Mateusz Pieta

Project Architect

MSc. Arch Eng, ARB, DipArch.
Mateusz studied architecture in Poland, qualifying in 2014 and worked on residential projects before setting up his own business, collaborating with several practices. After moving to the UK, Mateusz gained experience on small to medium scale projects in the residential and commercial sectors, including working in Revit on the refurbishment of high-end residential projects in London. Mateusz joined the practice in October 2021.
His passion lies with quality architectural design, bespoke furniture, photography and interior design. Outside of work he enjoys travel, cycling and music and spending time with his young family.