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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.” 


Professional 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.”


Professional 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.

Professional Qualifications / Affiliations:

Dipl.-Ing Diploma in Architecture

PhD in Architecture

Lecturer in Complex Buildings for MSc Advanced Architectural Studies, UCL


Twitter: @kerstinsailer

Blog: Space and Organisation

UCL: Academic Profile

Linkedin: Kerstin Sailer

Academia: Profile


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

Rosie Haslem

Rosie is the Associate Director of Workplace Consultancy at Spacelab. She manages the workplace team and oversees all projects from inception to delivery. Rosie graduated from The Bartlett, UCL in 2011 with an MSc in Advanced Architectural Studies, having gained a BSc in Human Geography at the University of Bristol and the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona. She also has a Postgraduate Certificate in Urban Design.

With a background in the evidence-based space syntax approach to analysis and design, Rosie has a deep understanding of how spatial layout can influence human behaviour, movement and interaction. She is particularly interested in identifying both the unseen opportunities of space and the key needs of the client organisation, in order to inform the design of spaces that optimise performance.

Before joining the Spacelab family, Rosie worked at Foster + Partners and Space Syntax Limited.

Rosie is a Londoner whose hobbies include cycling and running. She also has a penchant for ceramics and screen printing. 

Professional Qualifications / Affiliations:

MSc Advanced Architectural Studies – The Bartlett, UCL

PGCert Urban Design – University of Westminster

BSc Human Geography – University of Bristol and Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona

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

Raquel Sanchez

Raquel joined Spacelab in August 2014 as a designer specialising in Interiors. She graduated in 2004 with a BA in Industrial Product Design from the University of Gerona and since then has worked all over the world, including five years in San Francisco designing dental and health facilities.

Raquel has a passion for concept design and is involved with a brief from the very start, translating the client’s needs into Spacelab innovation. She says her work is like a puzzle, you have to make sure that the ideas, the space and the client’s vision all fit together.

Raquel is an avid traveller who loves to discover new places. She enjoys living in London, but often misses the food and the weather of her native Gerona.

Professional Qualifications / Affiliations:

BA (hons) Industrial Product Design – The University of Gerona

Nathan Johnson

Nathan joined Spacelab as a Senior Interior Designer specialising in workplace interiors. He comes from a dedicated background in Workplace design, having previously worked at Edge and Gensler architects. When he’s not coming up with ideas for amazing new workspaces, Nathan enjoys cooking and Lego – what Architect doesn’t? Fun fact: Nathan performed to an audience of 4 billion (give or take a few) people in the 2012 Olympic Games opening ceremony. 

Professional Qualifications/Affiliations:

BA (Hons) Interior Architecture – Kingston University

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

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

John Borsberry

John joined Spacelab in August 2014 as a visualizer, taking our complex plans and turning them into a stunning virtual model of the prospective space. From here, our interior designers can choose the perfect materials for fixtures and fittings and work out how light will work in a space.

After graduating in 2008 with a BSC in Computer Aided Design from South Bank University, John started his career designing interiors in museums where he would plan the structure of entire collections.

He says that the best part of his job at Spacelab is seeing plans come to life and being able to work with designers and architects to take their ideas to the next level.

John is a born and bred Londoner whose favourite thing to do in the city is relax in the many parks and green spaces.

Professional Qualifications / Affiliations:

BSC Computer Aided Design – South Bank University

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

Anna De Torrontegui

Anna joined Spacelab in 2014 as a Spatial Analyst. She’s fascinated by the way that people interact with a space and with each other and uses this to create designs that complement the structure of an organization.

Anna graduated in 2010 with an MA in Architecture from the University of Barcelona and is currently studying towards an MSC in Environmental Psychology at the University of Surrey. She started her career compiling data bases for public housing in Catalonia, working out how the government was using the space for new developments.

When she’s not thinking about spatial configuration, Anna loves to get outdoors and play sport. 

Professional Qualifications / Affiliations:

BA (hons) Architecture – University of Barcelona

MA Architecture – University of Barcelona

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!

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

Charley Watkins

Charley joined Spacelab in 2014 as our Head of Marketing. She’s in charge of everything concerning PR, from developing brand strategy to deciding whether we should get an office dog (the jury’s still out on that one!)

With an MA in Marketing, Charley really knows her stuff. Before joining the Spacelab family she worked for an advertising agency and freelanced at Virgin Money.

When she’s not fine tuning brand strategy, Charley runs the Duck Truck, bringing crispy duck wraps to a festival near you! She lives in Norfolk with Roscoe, the world’s most handsome and spoilt Weimaraner. 

Professional Qualifications / Affiliations:

MA Marketing

Kat Sheridan

Kat has been with Spacelab since 2011. After taking time out to travel around Australasia, she realised she couldn’t stay away from us any longer and re-joined in 2014 as a Senior Designer.

Her job encompasses everything from spec design through to on-site coordination and she has worked on several high profile projects including the Virgin Money Guilford and Haymarket stores. She enjoys the challenges that come with working on site and is an expert when it comes to listed buildings and environmentally friendly fit outs.

Kat graduated from Leeds College of Art and Design in 2003 with a BA in Interior Design. Before joining Spacelab, she worked for a large architecture firm specialising in corporate fit outs and new builds.

When she’s not concocting new ideas for exciting interiors, Kat enjoys running and learning French - often at the same time.

Professional Qualifications / Affiliations:

BA (hons) Interior Design – Leeds College of Art and Design

Sophie Norris

Sophie joined Spacelab in 2014 as an Interior Architect Designer. She is responsible for 3D modelling and concept visuals.

Sophie relocated to London in late 2013 after completing 6 years of study at Massey University, College of Creative Arts, New Zealand, where she attained First Class honours in the field of Spatial Design, followed by a Masters of Design.

When she’s not conceptualising stunning interiors, Sophie is our unofficial office instagrammer and a founding member of the Spacelab Kiwi Society. Sophie says she misses the mountains and beaches of her native New Zealand, but enjoys living in London, where she can pursue her passion for finding and photographing symmetrical food.

Sophie claims to be able to do ten pull ups, but under test conditions could only do six. 

Professional Qualifications / Affiliations:

BA Spatial Design – Massey University, New Zealand

MA Design – Massey University, New Zealand

Fiona Doepel

Fiona is our Campaign Manager here at Spacelab and is responsible for all things Marketing. Fiona moved to London from Austria in 2013, and has worked in a variety of jobs across the media sector, from editing and copywriting to video production and brand strategy. Before joining the Spacelab family in 2014, Fiona worked as a Marketing and Communications Manager for aLL Design.

Fiona is a seasoned traveller who spent a year living in Oregon, USA – Go Ducks!

In her spare time, Fiona is an adrenaline junkie who enjoys boxing, snowboarding, skydiving and house running. She is currently getting the Spacelab team fighting fit to run a Tough Mudder race in 2015.

Professional Qualifications / Affiliations:

BPhil Media and Communications – University of Vienna, Austria

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

Anna Pizzey

Anna is a Senior Interior Designer at Spacelab. As the lead designer, she works very closely with the client to realise their vision. With over 10 years’ experience designing and delivering commercial, public and educational interiors, Anna thrives on solving problems and creating new environments for people to use and be inspired by. Originally from Bishop’s Waltham, Anna’s hobbies include campervanning and sailing, and she is a qualified yacht master! 

Professional Qualifications / Affiliations:

BA 3D Design, 1st Class Hons – University of the Arts Bournemouth

Louise Willett

A core member of the interior architecture team, Louise has a hand in all aspects of a project, from the initial concept down to the last detail. Her experience lies in detailing and coordinating projects, but she also so likes getting her hands dirty on site.

Louise earned her architecture chops from UNSW in Sydney, Australia and moved to London in 2010. Before joining the Spacelab family, Louise worked at Penson and Futurespace, specialising in workplaces.

In her spare time, Louise is quite the Bowerbird with a penchant for crafts and collecting blue things.

Professional Qualifications/Affiliations:

Bachelors in Architecture – University of New South Wales, Australia

Masters in Architecture – University of New South Wales, Australia

Sarah Bolas

As Spacelab’s Head of Change Management, Sarah helps organisations to reap the full benefits of their space. After the builders have left, Sarah can step in to help teams move to flexible or activity based working or develop a new organisational culture. Her job is to make sure that people really are at the heart of the change, because if they aren’t, then you risk having the same organisation, with better packaging. Sarah is accomplished in supporting complex transformation programs, and delivering training and workshops for a range of organisations. Her hobbies include skiing, diving and surfing. 

Professional Qualifications/Affiliations:

PSPMA (Public Sector Programme Management Approach) – Programme Management Advance Training

MSP Practitioner

PRINCE2 Registered Practitioner

Chartered Management Institute – Foundation Diploma in Management

Sheppard Moscow - Advanced Facilitation Skills

The Association for Neuro-Linguistic Programming (ANLP) – NLP Practitioner

ICF - The Coaching Academy -Life & Personal Performance Coaching; Corporate Executive Coaching

ABNLP – Mastering Hypnosis Diploma

Phoebe Rees

Phoebe is our part-time Marketing Assistant at Spacelab, helping with copywriting and brand strategy. She is in her final year of an English and American Studies BA at the University of Leicester and has just returned from a year studying abroad in Alabama.

Before joining Spacelab, Phoebe worked as a copywriter for Virgin Money and has written for publications in Alabama and Leicester. When she’s not studying, Phoebe presents a weekly radio show on LUSH Radio and enjoys walking her two dogs, Walter the Whippet and Bruno the Boston Terrier. 

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

Siobhan Canniffe

Siobhan is the Executive Assistant to Nathan and Andy, and has been with us since 2014. Before joining the Spacelab family, she worked as a Wedding Planner, where she says she was especially fond of the Roundthorn Country House in the Lake District – is that a hint Siobhan?

Siobhan studied Fashion Design and Business at Glasgow Caledonian, so she can knock up a pair of pants or two if necessary!

Hailing from sunny Penrith, Siobhan has become a bit of a socialite since moving to London and enjoys eating, drinking and dancing with friends. Fun fact: she has a scar on her leg from when she thought she could fly with an umbrella aged six. Perhaps your Dad’s rock garden wasn’t the best choice for flying practice Siobhan!

Professional Qualifications / Affiliations:

BA Fashion Design and Business – Glasgow Caledonian 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