James Gorst - Principal

Ma (Cantab), Dip Arch, ARB, RIBA,
Guild of Artworkers

After reading architecture at Cambridge, James worked for Sir Denys Lasdun and John Outram before starting his own practice in 1981. He has lectured at the Royal Academy and has taught at various schools of architecture as well as being an RIBA external examiner.

David Roy - Director

BSc, Dip Arch, M Arch, ARB, RIBA

David studied degree and diploma at The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. David worked for Pierre d’Avione Architects, London and Candelepas Associates, Australia before returning to The Bartlett to complete a Masters in Architectural Practice. He joined James Gorst Architects in 2005.

Bhavina Patel - Part II Architectural Assistant

BAS, M Arch (Prof) (Hons)

Bhavina studied architecture at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Before joining James Gorst Architects in 2015 Bhavina worked for Architecture + Environment in New Zealand.

Pat West - Architect


Pat studied at the Dalhousie University, Halifax Canada before moving to London in 1997. Pat has worked for John McAslan & Partners, Sarah Hare Architects and East Architecture before joining James Gorst Architects in 2010. Pat has taught at University East London and has been visiting critic at Plymouth University.

Laura O' Brien - Architect

BSc(Hons), Dip Arch

Laura studied degree and diploma in architecture at University College Dublin. She has participated in numerous competitions and won the Student Category in the Galway Centre Pier Ideas Competition. Laura participated in "A Space for Learning", a self-build project in Dublin and national exhibition. Before coming to James Gorst Architects, Laura worked at Tham & Videgard Architects in Stockholm, and Seymour Harris Architects in London.

Antje Weihen - Architect

BSc(Hons), Dip Arch, ARB

Antje studied diploma at London Metropolitan University London following her degree at East London University. Before joining James Gorst in 2013 Antje worked for  Lynch Architects  and Earle Architects  in London.

Eóin Murphy - Part II Architectural Assistant

BSc(Hons), Dip Arch

Eóin studied degree and diploma in architecture at University College Dublin. Before joining James Gorst Architects in 2013 Eóin worked for Noel O’ Dwyer Architects and DTA Architects, Dublin.

Sarah Graveston - Consultant


Sarah studied Textile Design at the Central School of Art, London and has worked since designing wallpapers and furnishing fabrics for Colefax & Fowler and George Spencer Designs. She teaches an annual project for post-graduated students at the Royal College of art, and has original wallpaper designs in the V&A collection and in the Cooper-Hewitt Museum in New York.