Haverstock is an architectural practice that puts people first. Our buildings are designed to enhance people’s lives, and in their own small way, make the world a better place. For us, the process of architecture is collaborative and democratic — we want clients and people who use the buildings to have a voice, and to shape the way their building ends up.

We focus on specialist public-sector projects, using fresh eyes and lateral thinking to tackle varied and complex briefs. With over 30 years’ experience, we’ve designed buildings of all kinds — specialist schools and colleges, police stations and firing ranges, churches and crematoria, social housing and offices.

We’re a medium-sized practice, and each job the studio takes on is led by one of our three partners. As well as the usual architectural services, we also can help out with client design advisor services, technical guidance, and design review. We’ve won our fair share of awards, but what’s more important to us is that our contribution makes a real difference in the community, and to the people who cross the threshold every day.

The Team

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    Claire Barton

    BA (Hons), Dip Arch & Cult Studies (Distinction), Dip Arch, RIBA, ARB

    Claire has been with the practice since 2000 and leads the consultation aspect of all projects in the office ensuring that the initial briefing and all meetings with the end users generate positive engagement to arrive at a shared stakeholder solution.

    Claire has worked on a variety of education, community, spiritual and transport projects throughout her career at Haverstock. She has a great deal of experience of working with local authorities and is presently working with London Borough of Camden, London Borough of Lambeth, Essex County Council and London Borough of Greenwich on a variety of projects and in a Client Advisory role.

    She has led many award-winning projects such as Parliament Hill School, Agar Children’s Centre, Knowle DGE  and Columbus School and College. Claire is a Governor at Thomas Fairchild Community School and also continues to lecture and tutor on the RIBA Northwest Professional Practice Course and at the University of Westminster.

    Claire is the partner in charge of Marketing and Environmental procedures and implementation.

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    David Givens

    BA (Hons), Dip Arch, March, RIBA, ARB

    David has been with the practice since 2000 and has worked on many education, transport and police projects varying in size.

    He is currently leading Hope Free School, Montacute, part of the Priority Schools Building Programme, and The Bishop of Winchester Academy under the academy framework. David also was the project partner on the acclaimed Stanley Park High School, a £30m state-of-the-art secondary school and 6th form for the London Borough of Sutton. He also was the project partner for the award-winning Ifield Special Educational Needs School, a new extension, remodelling and refurbishment of an existing primary and secondary school for pupils with profound, severe and complex needs.

    Alongside his education projects knowledge, David has extensive experience of working on police projects for the practice including the £30m refurbishment and extension of a former police headquarters building into a state-of the-art operations and communications facility for the Metropolitan Police Service Property Division.

    David is responsible for all Quality Assurance procedures and implementation.

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    Tom Gibb

    BSc (First Class Hons), BArch (Distinction), RIBA, ARB

    Tom joined Haverstock in 2000 and has worked on wide range of projects in different sectors including education, transport and housing.

    He was part of the team at Parliament Hill School which was awarded a RIBA Award, a Civic Trust Commendation and a Camden Design Award Commendation. He is the lead partner for the recently completed £9 million new build Livity SEN School for London Borough of Lambeth. He also leads the Framework relationship with London Borough of Merton and has successfully delivered a long list of projects including Wimbledon Chase School which has won many accolades.

    For a number of years, Tom has been a visiting critic, lecturer and studio tutor at the Welsh School of Architecture in Cardiff. This has allowed him to continue this passion for tectonic studies at an academic level. The craft of making and artisan trades is also a keen interest and he is involved in several historic building restoration projects across the country.

    Tom is the partner in charge of Health and Safety procedures and implementation.


  • Tim Bystedt
    BA (Hons), DipArch
  • Gareth Stokes
    BA (Hons), Dip A+C, DipArch
  • Salim Hassan
    Finance Manager


  • Kate McGechan
    BA (Hons), DipArch, MArch
  • Sam da Silva Resende
    BA (Hons), BArch, PgDip
  • Sam Kane
    BA (Hons), BArch, PgDip
  • Wai Lan Lee
    BA (Hons), DipArch
  • Claire Dale-Lace
    BA (Hons), PgDip, MA
  • Rachel Maylor
    BA (Hons), MArch
  • Anna Monaghan
    BA (Hons), PgDip

Architectural Assistants:

  • Sherief Mohamed
    BA (Hons)
  • Sam Evans
    BA (Hons)

Support Staff:

  • Nathalie Jardine
    Bid Manager


  • John Jenkins
    MA (Cantab)


  • 2017

    • Blackrock Quarry Training Centre
      Civic Trust Award Winner
    • Emsworth Baptist Church
      Civic Trust Award Regional Finalist


    • Blackrock Quarry Training Centre
      RICS Awards, Design through Innovation Winner
    • BD Architect of the Year Awards
      Shortlisted under the public building category
    • King's College London
      Shortlisted for the FX Awards public sector category
    • Blackrock Quarry Training Centre
      RIBA Awards South West Region Winner
    • Emsworth Baptist Church
      Shortlisted for the Brick Awards under the public sector category
    • Harpenden Academy
      Harpenden Society Certificate of Merit


    • Alexandra College
      New London Awards Education category Winner


    • The Livity School
      Civic Trust award winner
    • Hollymount School
      Shortlisted under the Education category for the New London Awards
    • The Livity School
      Best Educational Building at LABC Building Excellence Awards London Region


    • Columbus College
      Commendation Civic Trust
    • Columbus School
      Commendation Civic Trust
    • Wimbledon Chase Primary School
      Regional finalist Civic Trust award
    • Stanley Park High
      Regional finalist Civic Trust award


    • BCSE Best of British Schools Awards
      Shortlisted for the Designing Britain Award, The ‘Jonathan Ibikunle’ School Architect of the Year
    • Stanley Park High
      New London Awards Education Winner
    • Stanley Park High
      Education Business Award Best Building
    • Wimbledon Chase Primary School
      BCSE Best of British Schools Awards, Shortlisted for the Primary School Projects Award
    • Whitecross High School
      BCSE Best of British Schools Awards, Winner of the Test of Time Award
    • Ifield Primary/Secondary School
      Shortlisted for BCSE Best of British Schools Award, Educational Award for the Test of Time
    • Knowle DGE Learning Centre and Respite Centre
      Civic Trust Award regional finalist
    • Tuke School
      Civic Trust Award Regional Finalist
  • 2011

    • Tuke School
      Shortlisted for the Brick Awards
    • Tuke School
      Shortlisted for the BCSE Industry Award for Excellence in design for teaching and learning: Special Educational Needs
    • Meadowfield Primary/Secondary School
      Shortlisted for the BCSE Industry Award for Excellence in design for teaching and learning: Special Educational Needs
    • Knowle DGE Learning Centre and Respite Centre
      Shortlisted for the BCSE Industry Award for Excellence in design for teaching and learning: Special Educational Needs


    • AYA Awards
      Runner up for education architect of the year
    • Agar Children’s Centre
      Special recognition from the Civic Trust Awards national panel for their strong community initiative and for the positive impact on the people they serve
    • Ifield Primary/Secondary School
      Shortlisted for the Kent Design Awards


    • BCSE (British Council for School Environments)
      Shortlisted for the Industry Award for Best School Architect
    • Agar Children’s Centre
      Shortlisted for the BCSE Industry Award for Inspiring Design
    • Agar Children’s Centre
      Camden Building Quality Awards
    • Ifield Primary/Secondary School
      BCSE Industry Award for Best extension, refurbishment of a school
    • Ifield Primary/Secondary School
      Civic Trust Mention
    • Stanley Park High
      Shortlisted for the PFS Excellence in BSF awards for the Most Versatile Learning Environment
    • Thomas Fairchild Children’s Centre
      Shortlisted for the BCSE Industry Award for Inspiring Design


    • Whitecross High School
      BCSE Award for Greening the School Community
    • Whitecross High School
      Education Business Environmental Building Award Commendation
  • 2007

    • Whitecross High School
      The National Green Apple Award for Environmental Best Practice & Sustainable Development
    • Whitecross High School
      Local Authority Building Control National Award for the Best Sustainable Innovation
    • Chilterns Crematorium
      SCALA Civic Building of the Year Award
    • Chilterns Crematorium
      Civic Trust Mention


    • Parliament Hill School
      RIBA Award
    • Parliament Hill School
      Civic Trust Commendation
    • Parliament Hill School
      Camden Design Award Commendation


    • Haverstock Associates LLP Offices
      Best Small Office Fit Out - FX Design Awards


    • Telford Crematorium
      Civic Trust award
    • Telford Crematorium
      RIBA Award
    • Telford Crematorium
      Nominated for the Stirling Prize


  • Balfour Beatty
  • BAM
  • Birmingham City Council
  • Bovis Lend Lease
  • British Transport Police
  • CABE
  • Chilterns District Council
  • DCSF
  • Emsworth Baptist Church
  • Essex County Council
  • Gleeds
  • Herefordshire Council
  • Home Office
  • Interserve
  • Kent County Council
  • Land Securities
  • London Borough of Camden
  • London Borough of Greenwich
  • London Borough of Hackney
  • London Borough of Lambeth
  • London Borough of Lewisham
  • London Borough of Merton
  • London Borough of Tower Hamlets
  • London Borough of Westminster
  • London Underground Limited
  • Metronet
  • Metropolitan Police Service Authority
  • Network Rail
  • PfS
  • RNIB
  • Rochester upon Medway City Council
  • Silverlink
  • Skanska
  • Spacia
  • Stepnell Ltd
  • Sure Start Hoxton
  • The Learning Trust
  • Transport for London
  • Tubelines
  • West Yorkshire Police
  • Wilmot Dixon
  • Wokingham District Council