Architecture is more than producing an object, or even a landmark building.

It is the art of creating inspiring places for people to interact.

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Everything we do revolves around people, encouraging them to interact with each other and engage with their surroundings.

From involving clients in our collaborative design process to designing buildings and public spaces for people to work, live and play, we are avoiding elitist “ivory tower” attitudes to claim an architecture in favour of a culturally responsive approach. Different each time, our design forms are unique and specific to their context, climate and end users.

Our 20-strong team encompasses experts of a variety of nationalities, with knowledge and experience in architecture, master planning, technology and research, all promoting innovation for the built environment.

Michel Mossessian is a world-class architect delivering acclaimed projects in London and internationally.

Consistently at the forefront of new approaches, Michel believes in design that creates engaging spaces to work, live and play. London fuelled Michel’s passion for architecture, design, and the arts, leading him to establish his own practice there in 2005. With a diverse team of experts, his practice excels in international projects.

Michel, through mossessian architecture, has designed landmark buildings globally, including London projects like 5 Merchant Square in Paddington and buildings S1 and S2 in King’s Cross. He collaborates with organisations like UNESCO and the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), contributing to projects such as the Fez Medina World Heritage site in Morocco. Michel completed 26 buildings in Doha’s Msheireb regeneration scheme, including the main square, and the ExxonMobil Technology Centre in Shanghai.

Leading every aspect of the design process, Michel works directly with clients, using his pioneering attitude and the Journey Through Time method to ensure shared visions and the best results. He embraces cultural localism and views public space as a presence, delivering successful community areas through their unique approach.

Michel’s love of design extends beyond his practice as he lectures at architecture schools and cultural institutions. He is a visiting professor at Imperial College London, focusing on the impacts of architecture on well-being. He also organizes events to promote innovation in the industry.

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mossessian architecture (formerly Mossessian & Partners) Creative Director / CEO
London 2005 — Present
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill Inc Design Director, Associate Partner
London 2001 — 2004
atelier 4 Architecture Principal
NYC & Paris 1993 — 2001
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill Llp Design Studio Head, Associate
Chicago 1987 — 1992
Harvard Graduate School of Design Master of Design Studies
Prof. Raphael Moneo, William Mitchell
Villa Medicis Hors les Murs Fellowship
The Cooper Union School of Architecture, NYC Visiting Scholar
Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts de Paris Diplôme d’Architecte D.P.L.G. avec Félicitations du Jury

Our Team


Michel Mossessian Creative Director | CEO | Principal
Simon Tyler Business Director
Kaaren Rutherford Senior Design Architect and Principal
Timo Kujala Senior Associate
John Veikos Technical Design Principal
David Deroo Creative Principal
Pierre Orsatelli Business Developer
Lavone Skinner Studio Manager and Marketing Coordinator