We are a small, award-winning architectural practice, founded by Henning Stummel in 2000. We are passionate about architecture, design and place-making, working closely with our clients to develop the brief and deliver projects which engage and delight. Our process is developed through listening and clear communication, both visually and verbally, this empowers clients and convinces planners. We are a dedicated team who enjoy attention to detail. It is important to us that completed projects are successful in design as well as responsible to the environment and social impact.



Prior to setting up the practice in 2000, Henning worked with Sir David Chipperfield (1993 to 2000) and previously with Lord Foster (1992-93). He studied at the prestigious TH Darmstadt, ETH in Zurich. He was born in 1966 and has lived in Germany, Switzerland and the UK.


Henning has lectured and taught at various places, including directing a design unit at Cambridge University. His work has taken him around Europe, giving lectures and presentations.


He has a general interest in all aspects of design – ranging from consumer products to the pressing issues raised by rapidly expanding conurbations. Fascinated by simple, functional design, there is a great appreciation of the things that transcend time – the reduction, order, serenity and tranquillity.


Henning (and his wife Alice), love travelling with their sailboat. This tranquil pursuit combines the joy of discovery, the love of good food and the appreciation of the minimal.



Eliana Sousa joined the practice in 2009. Previously she worked with Alvaro Siza Vieira and Carlos Castanheira (2007-2009) and attained her Part III at the Bartlett School in 2013. She studied architecture at Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade do Porto (1999-2006).


She initially came to to work for Henning Stummel Architects on a prestigious Portuguese scholarship programme for young creatives.  Subsequently she has worked on the School in Patongo, the Workshop in Camden and The Tin House amongst others.


Eliana has a keen interest in art, culture and travel. She has just completed the restoration of a historic townhouse in her native Porto.

2016 Shortlisted RIBA House of the Year
2016 Shortlisted for Stephen Lawrence Prize
2016 Shortlisted World Building of the Year
2016 Shortlisted The Daily Telegraph Homebuilding & Renovating Awards
2016 RIBA London Award
2014 RIBA London Award
2009 Grand Designs Best Conversion
2008 Daily Telegraph/Homebuilding & Renovating Award
2005 Finalist Stephen Lawrence Award
2005 RIBA London Building of the Year
2004 Housing Design Award