Charlie & Tom

Tom set up Tom Guy Architects in Spring 2014.  After a very successful first year Charlie joined the practice forming a new partnership in 2015. We are a young and enthusiastic practice specialising in Residential & Hospitality architecture and interiors but also have a wide range of experience in Education. We work from concept to completion guiding the client through the design process to come up with a bespoke scheme designed around the client’s requirements.

We work in 3D allowing clients to visualise the project throughout the design phase and not just read off plan. Chartered Architect Tom oversees every project. 

"We couldn't have been more satisfied with Tom and Charlie. They were full of their own brilliant ideas and suggestions, but they always listened carefully to what we wanted, and they would then design to fit our requirements. It was a pleasure to work with them, and I have no hesitation in recommending them." Evan Davis, BBC Broadcaster. House completed 2017. 


Tom Guy BA(Hons) DipArch PGDipArch RIBA
Tom studied Interior Architecture at Oxford Brookes University before transferring to Architecture and completing his Post Graduate education at the Universities of Brighton and Westminster.

Tom has a strong educational background having worked on Nursery and Secondary schools and Sixth Form and FE Colleges up to a value of £25 million, starting with his award winning final undergraduate project for Grandpont Nursery Sure Start Centre in Oxford. Tom has worked for both small and large practices in London, Birmingham, Oxford and Brighton, most recently from 2010-14 at the award winning Nicholas Hare Architects where he worked on Dormers Wells High School, Ealing; George Salter Academy, West Bromwich and the winning bid team for London Priority Schools Building Programme. 

Tom is on the London Festival of Architecture Curatorial Panel for 2019, the panel are responsible for selecting proposals for the core programme for the 2019 festival.

Charlie Piper BA(Hons) MArch
Charlie studied Architecture at the Universities of Greenwich and Brighton and Building Construction at West Kent College. Charlie was nominated for the RIBA Bronze and Silver medals whilst at Brighton and his final Masters project was featured in Blueprint Magazines 2010 'Best Student in Britain' feature.  

Whilst working for ABQ studio Charlie worked on a wide range of high-end residential projects. Most recently whilst at Miller Bourne Architects Charlie headed up the £4million Aldro School Swimming Pool and Sports Centre as well as working on the Grade II Listed Hastings Library refurbishment, The Yehudi Menuhin School and Brighton Open Air Theatre.

Elia Cuadrado BA(Hons) MArch
Elia studied Architecture at Alcala University (Spain) and Istanbul Technical University (Turkey).  During her time working for OOIIO studio (Madrid) she has been awarded the First Prize of a Masterplan in Luanda. Her international background includes experience working for MOFA, an award-winning architecture firm based at New Delhi and the architecture department of Jindal Steel & Power, one of the top steel companies in India. Elia joined Guy Piper Architects in January 2018. 

Richard Townshend BA(Hons)
Richard studied Architecture at the University of Brighton before joining us in June 2019. His final year project proposed a mixed-use housing scheme in central Brighton which focused on increasing the density of the site, whilst improving the quality of the public space and playing with a variety of entry sequences. His project was nominated for the Morgan Carn Design Excellence Award and the RIBA Sussex Branch Prize.

‘Guy Piper Architects’  is the trading name of Guy Piper LTD a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales, number 11905114. Registered address: 129 Mile End Road, London, E1 4BG