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Rupert Ford

BA(Hons) Dip.Arch.ARB.RIBA


Rupert has over 20 years experience and has worked on a number of  private bespoke new-build houses and renovation projects through to working onsite with contractors and specialists. He has worked for a range of private and  commercial clients, focusing on residential public and education sectors. Rupert is an imaginative, thorough and highly creative architect, who enjoys working collaboratively with clients and colleagues to achieve the highest of standards. Rupert combines his work in architecture with a passion for classic cars and engineering. He has restored several vehicles in his spare time, whilst trying to juggle a growing family.

Peter. Architect

Peter Phang

BA(Hons) Dip.Arch.ARB


Peter has over 30 years of experience as a qualified architect. Since graduating at the University of Westminster, Peter’s project experience has been primarily in the residential sector, however his portfolio also includes projects in the education, transport, leisure and commercial sectors, working with established architectural firms and also as co-director of his own practice. Peter’s pragmatic approach and organisational skills compliment the design orientated requirements of each project, helping to ensure schemes are fully realised to meet our clients’ expectations.

Richard Holden Architect Engineer

Richard Holden

MArch BSc (Eng) RIBA  MICE


Richard has over forty years practice experience in architecture and engineering. His experience, as both an architect and engineer, is wide and varied and includes private residential and large scale housing projects, office, industrial, educational, listed and historic buildings and retail projects. Richard studied architecture at Columbia University, New York, USA and engineering at University College London before working for several architectural practices in the US and UK. Richard is a Liveryman of the Company of Tylers and Bricklayers and a Freeman in the City of London.


Antonia Scott

BA(Hons), MArch

Pt. II Architectural Assistant

Antonia joined the practice in 2022 having completed an MArch at the University of Nottingham.  She assists with many of our projects and across all RIBA works stages, from design and planning through to tender and construction.


Outside of the office, Antonia balances completing her architectural studies with playing hockey for Wimbledon Hockey Club, and is regularly involved with the Wimbledon Tennis Tournament.


Michael Gwynn

BA(Hons) Dip.Arch.ARB

Associate Director

Michael completed his architectural studies at Cardiff University in 2007 before working for a number of high profile London practices and gaining experience across a wide range of project types including mixed use developments and large multi-unit residential schemes.  Michael then spent ten years at Dyer Grimes Architects, rising to Senior Associate and gaining considerable experience in the design, management and construction of bespoke homes. Whether working on refurbishments, basements, listed buildings or one-off new build houses, Michael combines strong creative and organisational skills with a collaborative approach to successfully deliver complex projects for demanding clients.

Val. Office Manager.

Valerie Pickles

Office Manager

Val joined Holden Ford in 1988, and effortlessly manages all aspects of office administration and finance. In addition, she is responsible for the daily activities involved in running the practice

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