Cooke Fawcett Architects was founded in 2015, combining the significant experience of its two directors in cultural buildings, housing developments, and commercial office and research buildings. After working together at Stirling-prize winning practice Herzog & de Meuron on major projects in both Basel and London, they are now based in central London.
RIBA, ARB, MArch Harvard, MPhil MA Cantab
Oliver Cooke studied at the University of Cambridge and Harvard University, completing his Masters in 2007 with a thesis project with Herzog & de Meuron. During studies he worked at Renzo Piano Building Workshop (Paris), Jamie Fobert Architects and Allies and Morrison. He worked at Herzog & de Meuron Architects in Basel and London from 2007 until 2013, working as project architect on the new residential tower Wood Wharf, and as architect on Tate Modern Extension, the Dreispitz office and residential tower in Basel, and an unpublished large residential project in London. He has been a guest critic at several universities.
RIBA, ARB, Dipl. Arch. ETH Zürich, MA Cantab
Francis Fawcett studied at the University of Cambridge and ETH Zürich, completing his Diplom in 2007. He worked at Make Architects in 2004. He worked at Herzog & de Meuron Architects from 2008 until 2015, working as project architect on the Blavatnik School of Government, and senior architect on Tate Modern Extension, Lord’s Masterplan, Roche tower and Basel Exhibition Centre. Francis is currently part of the teaching team running a design studio at the University of Cambridge.
Image: Francis (left) and Oliver (right), photo by Ty Cole