Meet your team

We are a friendly team and welcome your contact so feel free to get in touch. We are a young, energetic architectural practice comprised of committed individuals who believe in design without compromising function, and in delivering projects with enthusiasm and imagination.

Brendon Robins

Brendon Robins

RIBA Chartered Architect + Director

I studied at The University of Greenwich gaining my RIBA chartered membership.I also undertook extra curriculum studies simultaneously to the RIBA qualifications in Urban Design and Practice Management.

I try to be a decisive and competent leader, encouraging each team member to develop into a skilled professional. Most importantly I feel I have set up a practice that delivers great architecture, while still maintaining a great atmosphere and fun studio to work in.

When I'm not running SDA, I could either be found relaxing with my wife, playing golf, supporting West Ham United or building Lego with my son Mighty Max.

I am always influenced by 'off the wall' architecture that delivers spectacular spaces. I am inspired by Architects such as Frank Gehry, Renzo Piano and Santiago Calatrava.

"It has been a pleasure working in and for Spatial Design Architects, something I intend to do for many more years to come."

Nigel Robins

Nigel Robins

Head Architectural Technician

I am qualified as a CAD Technician and I am hoping to further my Project Management skills for my next learning curve as this is a large part of my ever-developing role at SDA.

I currently work on building regulation drawings and applications, delivering detailed drawings and specification for builders and clients to enable their projects to get to site. I have overseen new builds and refurbishments for small to large developments and supplied help and clarification on site for design elements for the project in hand. 

My key influences are my clients’ needs and requirements for what they are looking to achieve on completion of their project with a touch of the wow factor.

I enjoy golf, playing off a handicap of four and I gained my professional teaching qualification. I play football for a veteran's side and help coach my daughter's football team. I'm currently working on my new house and creating a spectacular home for my family as I do for all SDA clients. 

Clair Brewer

Clair Brewer

Interior Design Consultant

I studied at the now, University of the arts London, (London College of communication) and gained BA hons in Graphic and media design. Having worked in the design industry for over 15 years I have gained experience in many disciplines from graphic application to high end European furniture design. It seemed my ultimate creative path was to be interiors and all that encompasses in creating beautiful spaces!


Clients can call on my services to help them with all aspects of interiors from designing the ultimate space to specifying interior products that work to communicate quality of finish and aesthetics. I liaise with the client to interpret their style and functional requirements.
I joined SDA in the early stages of the business and so I am heavily involved in the marketing and ever evolving adventures of the company!


Marimekko designs make me smile and have spanned the decades with style & colourful creativity! I love the clean, simple and warm lines of Scandinavian design.  I also admire the designer Karim Rashid for being able to bring new innovative ideas to such a widespread audience and varied applications. 
My loves are my family, fashion, shopping, marmite and finding new design & interior inspiration!

John Regan

John Regan

ACIAT Architectural Technologist

I studied at Anglia Ruskin University graduating with a Bsc(Hons) degree in Architectural Technology. Having 10 years’ experience on projects within the UK and abroad, I have a wide range of experience, which includes large scale developments, listed buildings, traditional and modern contemporary architecture, landscape and interior designs.

Working closely with clients I strive to achieve designs which are not only aesthetically pleasing but are durable, sustainable, efficient, practical and functional. Liaising with all members within the initial and greater design team, I bring innovative and new ideas on projects from conception through to completion. I ensure the most suitable construction techniques and materials are proposed and that the designs are fully co-ordinated throughout; attending sites regularly to inspect the work and review construction progress.

I am influenced and have always been fascinated by the ratios and geometric rhythms from classical architecture. I am also inspired by the work of Italian architect Carlo Scarpa and the way in which he uses modern methods and spatial concepts to carefully balance the historic with the new architecture.

Outside of work I enjoy fishing, mountain biking, go-karting, indoor sky diving, kayaking, golf and traveling. In the winter months a trip to the mountains for snowboarding is a must!

Benjamin Austin

Benjamin Austin

RIBA Part II Architectural Assistant

Since being in school and once having the freedom to design a hotel in class, I knew from that moment what career I wanted to get into. Using that drive, I went to the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) in Canterbury, graduating with a 2:1 in BA Hons Architecture. Continuing at UCA I graduated and achieved my second degree in Masters of Architecture gaining my Part II.

During my time in education, I found my passion which was sustainability in design and urban design. I always aimed my projects towards getting the most out of their situated environments, not only benefiting its surroundings but for the local people as well. Tadao Ando is a perfect example for me of how an architect uses the natural environment to its fullest like his Church of the Light design, using daylight to beacon a cross into an enclosed space.

In my spare time, I play football up to five days a week for several teams to help me keep fit and to challenge myself for the better. When I get the chance to, I like to go watch West Ham United at their stadium with friends. At home I like to think of myself as a master chef, cooking and experimenting with new recipes.

Shaun Taylor

Shaun Taylor

RIBA Part I Architectural Assistant

Having graduated from Anglia Ruskin University, I joined SDA in November 2014 to develop my architectural design and construction knowledge. My inspiration is to return to university to complete my RIBA Part II qualification and to later become a fully chartered architect.

My love of architecture came from a fascination of problem solving, designing and making things. As a result of this I am currently designing and fabricating my own 3-Axis CNC machine. This will not only realise my own personal creations but additionally allow the practice to create precise, stunning architectural models to help our team and our clients visualise their projects!

When I’m not at the studio, and being a keen car enthusiast, there is nothing I enjoy more in my free time than getting my hands dirty and tinkering. Whether it is helping my Dad restore classics at his workshop or just fixing my own.

Luke Eve

Luke Eve

RIBA Part I Architectural Assistant

I studied Interior Design Environment Architectures at Ravensbourne in London. I gained a 2:1 qualification from my studies. At SDA I am a part 1 architectural assistant dealing with surveys for projects and developing and creating drawing packages for current projects.

I aim to build up my skills at SDA and continue to broaden my creative knowledge of Architecture. I am influenced by interesting uses of materials and projects that bring together new and old. I also like looking into small details of a project.

Outside work I enjoy running, golf and eating out. I also enjoy getting away on short breaks as often as possible.

Jake Robinson

Jake Robinson

RIBA Part I Architectural Assistant

I am excited to have joined Spatial Design Architects after recently graduating from Nottingham Trent University with a 2:1 Batchelor’s degree in Architecture. I aim to apply my creativity and enthusiasm within Spatial and develop my architectural design skills and technical knowledge to equip me with the correct tools to later complete my part II & III qualifications.

Influences from architects such as Carlo Scarpa, have enlightened me to subtleties within architectural design and attention to detail. 

Outside of work I enjoy an array of sports, including boxing, golf, football and rugby.

I have been lucky enough to travel and visit many destinations around the world exploring different cultures and lifestyles. Experiencing new things and being adventurous is definitely something I am interested in.

Matt Taplin

Matt Taplin

Architectural Assistant

I have gained my official CAD & Revit accreditation and am looking to pursue further education in order to develop my skillset. At SDA I produce drawing packages that are fit for construction purposes so that projects can progress smoothly on site.

I am influenced by architecture that makes clever use of light and materials to create structures that stand out from the norm and inspire the people around them.

Outside of work I am a sports enthusiast - if it's competitive I'll almost certainly be into it! I also love music and like to check out new bands as much as possible. Travel is also really important to me - I enjoy exploring and experiencing new places around the world.