Jonathan Ashmore | Founder and Principal Architect
With over a decade of professional experience working for internationally acclaimed Architectural practices in Europe and the Middle-East, British chartered architect Jonathan Ashmore founded multiple Award Winning and Internationally RIBA Charted Architecture, Interior Architecture and Design practice ANARCHITECT.
A post-graduate of the renowned Bartlett School of Architecture in London, Jonathan is an elected member of the RIBA Gulf Chapter and a British Council Cultural Excellence Fellowship Mentor. He is also an active design critic and regular architectural speaker across a variety of professional platforms and international academic institutions.
Jonathan’s passion for craftsmanship and materiality is consistently present in his work to realize highly refined buildings and spaces. His diverse portfolio of built work spans residential, leisure, hospitality, workplace and cultural projects of which several have received international design awards with work regularly published around the world in the global design press.
Jonathan’s practice ANARCHITECT has been a prominent winner at the international design awards and has been gaining global recognition through creative collaborations with Burberry, Dubai Design Week and Wallpaper*.
Militza Ashmore | Head of Creative Development and Communications
Serbian Brit Militza Ashmore is an energetic and unconventional globetrotter specialized in PR and Communications in the fields of Luxury and Design. A graduate of the prestigious London School of Economics with an Honors Degree in Politics and International Relations, she now takes care of the creative development and communications at ANARCHITECT, immersing the practice within a culture of lifestyle and luxury.
Militza brings with her four years of experience working at Tiffany& Co. in the fields of PR and Event Management. She was responsible for some of the most successful Tiffany Launches in the UAE and for managing and nurturing valuable Client and Press relationships.
With a passion for Brand strategy and communications and global exposure to different cultures and unique business practices, Militza innately values the importance of presentation and style with all that she engages with. She offers invaluable, objective ‘non-designer’ perspective to the Practice’s work and assures the smooth internal management of all ANARCHITECT processes.
Thomas Herd | Senior RIBA Architect
A RIBA chartered architect and former graduate of the University of Dundee, Scotland with a Degree of Master in Architecture (Distinction) and Postgraduate Diploma (Distinction) at the University of Westminster, London. Thomas has a keen interest in the multi-sensory composition of space, the tactility of design and a passion for multi-disciplinary research. Trained in a number of small studios in Scotland and at the award-winning practice, TateHindle, in London, he has developed a passion for design which engages with the senses and encourages imagination and creativity. He has hands-on experience in construction having previously worked as a carpenter and assisted in the building of his own projects, earning a unique understanding and appreciation of the detail in architecture. At ANARCHITECT, Thomas deals with top level Clients and projects, assuring the superior project quality and seamless process through all RIBA stages of work.
Matt Harding | RIBA Architect
An ambitious RIBA Architect, Matthew carries with him nine years of construction experience both in UK and UAE, working in architectural practices including Squire and Partners, London and GAJ, Dubai on various scales of international projects. He has both led and been part of teams working on major residential, infrastructural and education-based projects; including Mayfair’s 20 Grosvenor Square - the world’s first Four Seasons standalone residence. This has allowed him to demonstrate and develop a wealth of construction experience, ample knowledge of computer programmes, as well as utilise his strong communication and management skills. At ANARCHITECT he is lending his expert BIM skills and is taking projects through all RIBA stages.
Frederick Lazarte | Technical Architect
Frederick is a highly proficient Technical Architect with over 10 years of experience in the UAE alone, including practicing in Hopkins Architecture. With a strong academic background in architecture and design, Fred borrows his high-detail expertise in technical drawing, specifications and model making to integrate a high level of craftsmanship associated with our design approach; into interior architecture spaces and objects. He creates high-quality detailed technical drawings and plans based on designs supplied by architects and designers and make modifications to existing drawings with ease. At ANARCHITECT, he additionally liaises with architects, engineers and designers in order to understand their design requirements and provide technical advice to manufacturing and construction technicians.
Kristine Marasigan | Practice Administrative Specialist
As an Administrative Specialist at ANARCHITECT, Kristine provides invaluable document controlling support for all technical enquiries, including the control of all internal & external transcripts, assuring a high level of professionalism at our RIBA Chartered Practice. She maintains administrative support to all Architects and Technical staff on our projects, assuring smooth internal company processes and a high level of information turnaround for our Clients. Professional experience in office management, account management, sales support, and client relations give Kristine the ability to leverage her skills in our highly demanding, specialized and detail-oriented environment.