Sean Ronnie Hill
BA[Hons] BArch RIBA ARB
Sean Ronnie Hill was born in Ballymena and educated at the Manchester School of Architecture, obtaining a BArch in Architecture in 2005 and Diploma in 2007. He trained in Melbourne with Techné Architects, in Manchester with John McAslan + Partners, Arca and ADP before co-founding ARCHI-i in 2009 with Hugh Geoghegan in Dublin. He founded RISE Design Studio in 2011.
Sean leads the team, striving to deliver thoroughly researched solutions to varied architectural challenges. Having previously worked in design-focussed practices in Manchester and having co-founded a practice in Dublin at the height of the Irish recession, he has been exposed to, and excels in, all elements of the design and delivery of construction projects. Sean's architectural interests lie in the immediate visceral impact buildings have on a visitor.
Sean currently acts as a professional mentor for students from London South Bank University and has been involved in Architect in the House 2012 and 2013.
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BA[Hons] MArch ARB
Imran studied at Manchester and the Bartlett before qualifying at the Architectural Association School of Architecture. His career to date spans two decades at a number of high-profile design-led international practices prior to joining RISE in 2021. These include PLP as an Associate Partner, Grimshaw and Stanton Williams.
Imran is an award winning architect, with vast breadth and depth of experience delivering complex projects, utilising his technical ability and excellent drawing and 3D skills, bringing a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the studio. His past projects include large skyline shaping mixed-use schemes in the city of London as well as educational and cultural projects throughout the UK and Europe.
He demonstrates an eye for detail and a keen interest in component design, as well as strong team leadership and ability to nurture junior team members.
Imran is also a keen tennis player, so when not running projects, you'll find him playing tennis in north London and occasionally in south of France.
BA(Hons) MArch ARB
Bethany is originally from Newcastle, where she studied for her undergraduate degree at Northumbria University. Throughout her education, she took part in extracurricular projects, such as volunteering as a construction worker on community and live build projects and getting involved in Heritage Skills and Conservation courses. She worked at Projekt Architects in Newcastle on commercial and retail schemes before moving to Scotland to work at Architeco to focus on small residential projects.
Due to her love of travel and Scandinavian design, she moved to Northern Sweden to study for her Master’s in Architecture at Umeå School of Architecture. Here she worked on a sustainable master planning and urban farming project with a focus on integrated environmental technologies. She attended a summer course about designing for refugees in Greece, which turned her academic research to participatory design methods and how these tools can help shape flexible community spaces and integrate communities. She completed her Master's Thesis on this topic, in particular the integration of refugees into existing networks in the city of Umeå, creating proposals within existing buildings.
After graduating in 2020 Bethany moved to London and worked at Urbanist Architecture, where she has worked on small to medium scale residential projects. She gained her Part 3 Professional Practice in Architecture from UCL in 2021.
BSc (Hons) MSc ARB RIBA
Moksud has studied at the University of Westminster and The University of East London where his project was nominated for the RIBA President’s Silver Medal Award.
He has worked on a wide variety of projects including refurbishment of historical buildings, masterplan schemes and numerous bridges in the UK.
Moksud has a wealth of experience navigating the planning system to acquire approval for contentious schemes. This experience is backed up by his technical knowledge acquired through working on high-end residential projects, as an in-house architect for a London based contractor.
With a passion for computational design he enjoys pushing the limits of architecture using parametric design tools like Rhino with Grasshopper. When he is away from his desk, he enjoys urban watercolour painting and travelling.
Part 1 BA
Soon after Sude completed her Part 1 BA Architecture degree in 2022 from the University of Westminster, London, she joined RISE to begin her journey as a Part 1 Architectural Assistant. Her previous experiences at Glenn Howells Architects and MJ Rooney Construction has allowed her to adapt well into the new working environment. She is a proactive and diligent member with a dedication to perform well and provide the best in our projects.
Alongside her work at the office, she dedicates time into running an architecture resource platform for current and upcoming architecture students & graduates - ArchiDabble. Her passion for helping the architecture community is undoubted which has also led to her interests in academics and potentially teaching in the future whilst simultaneously planning for her Part 2.
Alejandro Vega Tejada
Alejandro was born in Burgos, northern Spain. He studied his Master's Degree in Architecture between Madrid and Istanbul. During his studies he collaborated with ŞANALarc in Istanbul and Jose María Sanchez García in Madrid. After graduating in 2014 he worked at Mecanoo Architecten in Delft. Alejandro works as an architect consultant for RISE Design Studio pursuing his interests in projects over existing spaces and the materialization of sensitive and tangible architecture.
BA[Hons] MArch MSc
Eva studied architecture at the Polytechnic University of Madrid (ETSAM) and completed her MSc in Historic Conservation at Oxford Brookes University.
After graduating, she joined Berman Guedes Stretton, where she stayed for nine years, working both in the Oxford and London practices on a variety of projects, most of them involving highly sensitive interventions in historic buildings.
Back in Spain, Eva now splits her time between RISE and other national collaborations.
Eva enjoys the honesty of materials and proposals and the process of “making” in all senses so, when not at work, she can still be found “making”: making bread, making constructions with her kids and in all sorts of experimental “makings”.
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