Our aim is to improve people’s lives by reimagining the city in which we work, live and play.

The studio is collaborative, innovative, informed and aspirational. We work at all scales, from bespoke private homes to commercial developments; urban renewal to masterplans. We are an RIBA chartered practice.


We take pride in a tailored and personal approach. We listen to our clients, seek elegant answers to their questions and add unexpected value through creative design. The success of each project is driven by a precise management of budget, programme and quality, resulting in a smooth and reliable process from initial concept to completion.

Our studio has a three team structure. This allows each project to be run by a focused and energetic group, yet simultaneously benefit from the skills and experience of the wider office. Together we understand the complexities of projects in London: we relish the challenge of working with constrained sites, complex stakeholder groups, and heritage buildings.

Environmental impact is a key consideration in our work. We take a research based, fabric first approach to sustainability and we offer a unique Healthy Homes design service. Director Ben Ridley is a Certified Passivhaus Designer.

2018 Shortlisted: BD Young Architect of the Year Award
2018 Longlisted: Dezeen Awards
2018 Shortlisted: Archiboo
2018 Shortlisted: London Construction Awards
2018 Winner: BUILD Best for Private House Extensions
2017 RIBA Journal Rising Stars Cohort
2017 Shortlisted: BD Housing Architect of the Year Award
2017 Winner: Sustainable Building Awards
2017 Shortlisted: LFA / GLA Silvertown Competition
2016 Shortlisted: AJ Small Projects Award
2016 Shortlisted: Architizer A+ Awards
2016 Shortlisted: AJ Retrofit Award
2015 Shortlisted: NLA Don’t Move Improve Award
2018 Sep: Open House – Holland Park House
2018 Aug: RIBA Journal – North London House
2018 Jul: Dwell Magazine – Holland Park House
2017 Jun: The Architects Journal – Silver-Smithy
2017 May: Grand Designs – Bethnal Green House
2017 Jan: Dezeen – Bethnal Green House
2016 Nov: Evening Standard – Bethnal Green House
2016 Nov: Grand Designs – Highbury House
2015 Jan: The Architects Journal – Dartmouth Park House
2014 Nov: The Architects Journal – Hackney Housing
2014 Jun: Dezeen – Highbury House
2014 Apr: Design Milk – Islington Flat
2014 Jan: Evening Standard – Islington Flat
2013 Nov: Grand Designs – Lambeth House


“AFL combine bold, innovative artistic talent with strong practical considerations in their approach. Truly a fantastic team of architects”
– Wecca Ltd, Westminster

“AFL played a vital role in making my development a reality, as part of a very strong design team that ultimately won our crucial approval at appeal.”
– Ken Yong, Greenwich