Jake Edgley

Practice Director

Jake previusly worked at Foster and Partners and Squire and Partners before founding Edgley Design in 2004 alongside building his first home- Secret House, and this dual approach to architecture and development has remained his focus in the practice. His designs have won numerous awards and have been widely published. Jake is interested in supporting design led architecture and currently sits on the RIBA Small Practice committee. Jake is a regular awards judge and has judged RIBA London awards.

When not dreaming about houses, or travelling to explore other people’s, Jake’s interests are hanging out with his family in South London, windsurfing, and tinkering with music and art

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Ben Kirk

Associate, Architect
BSc (Hons) Dip Arch ARB

Ben has been at Edgley Design for eight years and has worked on most of our recent projects, most notably leading the Godson Street project. Ben previously worked with Wilkinson Eyre Architects. His Diploma won the prize for best portfolio in his final year. The thesis project was published on Dezeen and exhibited in the Tallinn Architecture Biennale in 2011. He won the Royal Academy Summer Show 2015 Architecture Prize for best work by an architect under the age of 35. Ben is a visiting critic of the Bartlett School of Architecture and University of Westminster.

His favourite architect is Carlo Scarpa, his favourite artist Andy Goldsworthy, and he enjoys cycling and playing football and cricket in his spare time.

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Sarah McNamara

Part-II Architectural Assistant

Sarah joined Edgley Design in 2017 and has since enjoyed working on a variety of the practice’s residential projects – the architectural sector she is most passionate about. From a background of studying at Kingston University, she has developed a keen interest in ‘thinking through making’ and enjoys making models for the practice.

Originally from Yorkshire, she is a big fan of cricket and running outdoors. She is currently learning to play guitar and loves baking cakes for the office.


Ella Blue Wragg

Part-I Architectural Assistant

Ella has been a member of Edgley Design since 2018, working on a variety of projects across the studio. She grew up in the Peak District before moving to London to study at the Bartlett School of Architecture.


Katherine Armfelt

Katherine has been a member of Edgley Design since 2009, managing office accounts and the administration of development projects. Katherine previously worked in the film industry.