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Nathan Lonsdale

Nathan Lonsdale is Partner and Director of Spacelab. He trained at the Manchester School of Architecture and Birmingham School of Architecture, UCE. In 1997 he was an Associate at Chiltern Cunningham Architects before leaving in 1999 to set up an Architecture and Project Management Department as part of a large Property Strategy Group. Nathan set up Spacelab with fellow director Andrew Budgen in 2002.

With 15 years of experience, Nathan has taken a lead role nationally and internationally on projects ranging from £50,000 to £20Million. He has extensive knowledge as a client, Design Coordinator and Project manager for Bauer, Emap, WPP and many more. Nathan is responsible for total Project Management control at Spacelab


Professional Qualifications/Affiliations:

BA (Hons) Architecture, UCE

Dip Architecture, University of Manchester 

Andrew Budgen

Andrew is a founding Partner and Director of Spacelab, and the creative design brain behind the practice, overseeing all design and innovation within Spacelab. Before setting up Spacelab, he worked on large projects for a number of mid-size practices, including Buschow Henley and Ian Simpson Architects.

He is a future thinker, seeing buildings, towns and cities as a stage for the elements that affect our lives, including culture, technology, and social networks. His ability to analyse and understand these elements, then design and create built forms that allows space to flourish, is a rare, award-winning and exciting talent.

At Spacelab, Andrew has made it his mission to help clients appreciate the impact – positive and negative – of their space. “People often don’t understand space, or look at it as an asset,’ he says. ‘But an understanding of how it works can really affect people, and their environments, for the better.” 


Profesional Qualifications/Affiliations:

BA (Hons) Architecture, UCE

Dip Architecture, The Bartlett, UCL

MSc Advanced Architectural Studies, The Bartlett, UCL

Part III Architecture, The Bartlett, UCL


Twitter: @andrewbudgen

Ros Pomeroy

Ros is our research supremo, working with clients to determine how their space meets – and falls short of – their needs. With more than 20 years’ experience helping businesses manage change effectively, and a Masters in Advanced Architectural Studies from UCL’s renowned Bartlett School, she brings a unique understanding of architecture and business to the job.

Ros studied engineering, and ran her own change management and communications consultancy for five years. She then worked as Head of Organisation and Change Management at T-Mobile International, before completing her architectural studies, which specialised in an evidence-based approach to planning and designing spaces.

“The best thing about my job is being able to demonstrate the potential for making a space work much better, both for the people using it, and for the business as a whole,” she says. “And an MBA enables me to do this with an understanding of how any business needs to operate.”


Profesional Qualifications/Affiliations:

BSc (Eng) Imperial College

MBA London Business School

MSc Advanced Architectural Studies, The Bartlett, UCL 

Linkedin: Ros Pomeroy

Robin Lonsdale

Robin is responsible for the technical detailing at Spacelab, managing the design delivery from first sketch to final completion so they meet their brief, their deadline, and their budget. He joined in 2003, having worked as an architect in London and Manchester for four years before, and completed a year of training in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

With a vast knowledge of materials and construction methods, Rob is skilled at finding the most efficient and effective ways to turn ideas into built form. From our housing developments in Tanzania to our RIBA Award-winning Orangery for Great Ormond Street Hospital, he oversees people and processes and uses his expert problem-solving skills to keep everything on track, making sure the most complex architectural details are finished to the highest standard.

Robin was made a Director at Spacelab in 2011.

Professional Qualifications/Affiliations:

BA (Hons) Architecture, Hull University

Dip Architecture, University of Manchester

Part III Architecture, Southbank University 



Kerstin Sailer

Dr Kerstin Sailer is a Lecturer at the Bartlett School of Graduate Studies at University College London and over a period of 4 years was responsible for developing and implementing Spacelab’s workplace research methodology. She now acts as our Director of Research and Innovation, specialising in complex buildings, organisational theory and behaviour, social network analysis and architectural research methods using Space Syntax theory. Kerstin is a trained architect from Germany, where she completed her Diploma in Architecture (University of Hannover), as well as her PhD thesis "The Space-Organisation Relationship" (Technical University of Dresden). She has won several awards and scholarships for her research and has been invited to present her work at a variety of national and international conferences and workshops.

Twitter: @kerstinsailer

Blog: Space and Organisation

UCL: Academic Profile

Linkedin: Kerstin Sailer

Academia: Profile


Andrew Davies

Andrew joined Spacelab in June 2013 as an Interior Architect and has become a crucial member of the Spacelab team, relied upon to undertake comprehensive drawing packages for some of our most high profile clients.

Previously he worked at Senkenken Design in Bishop’s Stortford where he worked mostly on retail design projects for Adidas and M&S and other projects of note including the re-design of Wentworth Golf Course Driving Range. Andrew graduated from Cardiff Metropolitan University in 2008 with a degree in Interior Architecture.

Professional Qualifications / Affiliations:

BA (Hons) Interior Architecture, Cardiff Metropolitan University

Petros Koutsolampros

Petros studied Architectural Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens before completing an MSc in Adaptive Architecture and Computation at The Bartlett, University College London.

Petros joined Spacelab in February 2013 working under a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) between Spacelab and University College London to synthesise and digitise information on office buildings and their occupants to be developed externally as a new service to clients and support internal decision making processes.

Professional Qualifications / Affiliations:

Dipl-Ing Architecture Engineering, National Technical University of Athens

MSc Adaptive Architecture and Computation, The Bartlett, University College London

Shelley Hanks

Shelley joined Spacelab in April 2011, bringing with her strong business management skills gained within her previous career in the floristry industry. Having worked within a number of small privately owned businesses Shelley has developed a versatile skill set including staff management, invoicing, stock control, new business and sales.

Shelley has implemented a host of systems and procedures at Spacelab which ensure the office runs smoothly and efficiently. She is responsible for our business accounting and cash flow, along with drafting policies and staff contracts in line with legislation. Shelley is a dedicated and valuable member of staff, and the glue that holds Spacelab together!

Monika Choudhary

Monika qualified as an Architect in India, working for Fabian Ostner and Shama Dalvi on low cost and sustainable housing projects and Tsunami re-habitation schemes. She relocated to London to study Sustainable Environmental Design at the Architectural Association to develop her experience in this field.

Monika joined Spacelab in 2009 following a placement with Space Syntax. She has since worked on a range of new build architecture and interior schemes, for clients including Emap, Wieden + Kennedy and JWT. Monika has developed expertise in the practical application of spatial analysis and is a lynchpin of the Spacelab team.

Professional Qualifications / Affiliations:

BArch, Chandigarh College of Architecture, India

MSc Sustainable Environmental Design, Architectural Association

Henry Wilson

Henry joined Spacelab in July 2013 having graduated with a BA (Hons) in Architecture from De Montfort University following summer and Easter placements with us the previous year.

Since joining us Henry has diligently assisted on a variety of architectural and interior schemes, and has become a crucial member of our team.

He has rapidly gained practical knowledge of the design and construction of buildings both large and small. By assisting many of the Spacelab team in their work, he has been involved in a wide range of aspects of the design process; from the general arrangements of commercial refurbishments to ensuring construction drawings for residential new-builds are millimetre perfect.

Professional Qualifications / Affiliations:

BA (Hons) Architecture, De Montfort University

Steve Davies

Steve is a Project Architect with a passion for precision detailing. He’s our man for glazing and guttering, balconies and balustrades, cladding and cills. Steve works on the detailed design of all our architectural projects helping to give them the Spacelab stamp of perfection.

He started his career working for a large multi-disciplinary practice where he built his experience working on public sector buildings including community centres, schools and housing estate regeneration. Steve worked for a smaller architectural practise where he honed his skills on new build mixed use and residential schemes before moving to Spacelab.

Professional Qualifications / Affiliations:

RIBA Pt I BA (Hons) Architecture, Portsmouth University

RIBA Pt II Diploma in Architecture, RIBA Office Based Education

RIBA Pt III Architecture, Southbank University

Nicole Allegri

Nicole graduated in Architecture from the University of Bath in 2004. She has worked for a number of large architectural and interiors firms including Woods Bagot and Capita.

Nicole specialises in the design of commercial office interiors having built strong experience working on a range of projects for major clients including Ernst & Young, Olswang, Citi Group, Crown Prosecution Services and Allied Irish Bank.

Nicole joined Spacelab in May 2012 as an Interior Designer, and has worked on a variety of schemes including Virgin Management, Ogilvy and JWT.

Professional Qualifications / Affiliations:

BSc Architecture, University of Bath

Kara Wood

Since joining Spacelab in 2006, Kara has played a key role in the ongoing success of the business through her commitment to clients and projects from concept through to completion.

As lead designer, Kara has worked on a wide range of projects from initial spaceplanning & concept, to material specification & coordination on site, particularly in the design of workplace environments. Her knowledge of materials, furniture and finishes, along with an ability to keep ahead of the latest interior trends provides Spacelab with a clear creative edge. Her attention to detail delivers design continuity and ensures the final scheme is as exciting for her clients as the initial concept. Kara was made Associate at Spacelab in 2011, and Associate Director in 2012.


Professional Qualifications / Affiliations:

BA(Hons) Interior Architecture and Design

Chelsea Chapman

Chelsea joins us from New Zealand as our super star administrator. She keeps us organised and smiling with her unique blend of efficiency and kiwi humour.

With a degree in Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship she is more than qualified to keep us in shape. Prior to joining us Chelsea worked in two of New Zealand’s largest banks within a customer service and sales role. She moved to the UK in January 2013 to enable her to explore Europe and experience life outside of New Zealand.

Chelsea has initiated a number of protocols within the office which have built team spirit and really helped us stay organised as the company has expanded.

Professional Qualifications / Affiliations:

BA (Hons) Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship, Massey University NZ

Marcus Emblem

Marcus graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2012 and joined Spacelab as an Architectural Assistant where he provides valuable assistance on a variety of architectural and interiors projects.

Marcus previously worked for Ashdown Specialist Contractors Ltd., where he gained onsite knowledge of building methods and materials, providing him with an advanced understanding of architectural technology.

Professional Qualifications / Affiliations:

BA (Hons) Architecture, University of Liverpool

Emma Hunter

Emma worked as a Brand Manager for 5 years looking after top consumer brands before studying an MA in Interior Spatial Design at the Chelsea College of Art & Design.

She worked with Lewis & Hickey Architects in Edinburgh on a range of schemes including University of Edinburgh Library and the Natwest flagship store. Emma joined Spacelab in 2010 and has worked on a range of schemes including Virgin Money re-brand schemes and Virgin Management HQ.

Emma is a Sculptor in her spare time and has undertaken a range of commissions including a piece in the new Regents Quarter for developer British Land. She also teaches master classes in the subject to local schools.

Professional Qualifications / Affiliations:

MA Interior Spatial Design, Chelsea College of Art & Design

Graduate Diploma in Interior Design, Chelsea College of Art & Design

BA (Hons) Marketing & Human Resources Management, University of Strathclyde

Christine Myers

Christine graduated in Interior Design from Glasgow School of Art in 2005. She started her career with Michael Laird Architects in Edinburgh, working on Microsoft’s Edinburgh Headquarters and various financial sector projects for Standard Life and RBS.

Christine joined Spacelab in July 2010, and has since managed a number of prestigious projects, including the BCO Award winning Edinburgh Headquarters for Virgin Money and the implementation of all Virgin Money Lounges in Edinburgh, Norwich and Manchester and the flagship branch in Guildford.  

Christine was made an Associate in 2012.

Professional Qualifications / Affiliations:

BA(Hons) Interior Design, Glasgow School of Art