Where design meets insight

Collaborating and ever-adapting in order to find the most innovative, informed and optimum design solutions.

A New Way

HETA Architects have a unique approach to design.
Yes, we design beautiful, inspiring, places and spaces,
But we don’t stop at aesthetics.

We don’t just want our buildings to look good.
We want them to do good.
To be centred around people, lifestyle and wellbeing.

All our creations are built on insight.
We fuse inspiring design,
with innovative data science
and smart environmental solutions.

For sensitive, but stunning, architecture,
that won't just benefit the world today,
but for future generations tomorrow.

So, whatever the location, the scale,
the purpose, old or new.
We work openly and collaboratively,
to exceed the highest standards of
quality, creativity and sustainability.

Some people call it unique.
We call it THE HETA WAY.

Meet our Senior Team



James is a Director with broad experience gained from over twenty years in Architecture and Project Management. Having worked in both small and large businesses he has a technical knowledge of the complex requirements of a large practice and hands on experience running a business. James is an effective leader and communicator with strong management skills and enjoys working in a focused team environment.

He is a qualified UK architect working for leading design firms such as Foster + Partners and Hassell in the UK and Australia. James has worked on a number of award-winning projects of varying scale across multiple sectors and is highly experienced with managing programmes and complex projects. His diverse experience provides him with the ability to understand issues at a macro level as well as those more detailed from both a development and design perspective.

James has undertaken roles as Programme Director managing expansive programmes for University education and health Infrastructure clients, delivering over seventy projects across New South Wales. Key responsibilities included strategic planning, property acquisition, design, stakeholder engagement and change management. Overseeing a number of project managers and consultant teams from initiation to completion, including contract negotiations, financial management and reporting on programme delivery. He is HETA’s CEO leading a talented team of designers, researchers and data driven design specialists.


Creative Director

Jon is a Senior Creative Director with over twenty years’ experience in Architecture and Design. He has worked for a number of the world’s leading design firms, on projects across the world. With awareness of the complex requirements of delivering environmentally-driven design for some of the world’s leading organisations such as Apple, Bloomberg and Imperial College, managing the expectations of large and complex stakeholder groups.

He is highly experienced with managing design teams and complex stakeholder engagement across commercial, education and cultural sectors. His expertise allows him to switch between creative design, client engagement and winning new work, alongside developing the vision, business planning and infrastructure required for a major design firm.

He was previously a Partner with Foster + Partners, delivering world class designs and technical delivery for a number of award winning projects, including the Stirling Prize winning new European Headquarters for Bloomberg in London, rated the world’s most sustainable office building. Other major projects for world leading clients include, Apple’s global flagship retail stores, Imperial College masterplan for Exhibition Road and the refurbishment and major new galleries for The Imperial War Museum, London.

As the Global Creative Director with Benoy, he was co-chair of their internal Design Council, overseeing the design quality and innovation for major projects across seven global studios with over five hundred staff. Some of these key clients and major projects included, Heathrow Airport commercial masterplan expansion and Alibaba Office HQ, China. Previous roles also include EPR Architects with a focus on UK commercial mixed-use Office projects. He is HETA’s brand-ambassador for design and an active industry speaker for the Creative Industries on topics of architectural design innovation.


Digital Director

Daniel is a Digital Director with a broad range of experience gained over the past fifteen years across Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Real Estate. As a qualified Project Manager, he focuses on using his vision and hunger for digital-data driven design to deliver complex projects. He has worked for a number of well-known organisations of varying size and focus.

Having previously grown his own consultancy, he has experience in aspects of business management, developing digital strategies, managing consultant teams and project delivery with strong commercial and leadership skills.

In his previous role as Digital Director at Sheppard Robson he was responsible for a number of major projects delivering digital innovation for major clients such as, Westfield, Cambridge University Estates, Canary Wharf Group, Olympic legacy project and Interserve.

He is a qualified UK Project Manager and has worked on some of the largest architectural projects in UK, Australia, and Asia. His ability to deliver large scale projects with complex data driven environments has given him an established reputation in leading the built environment into a new era of digital innovation. His vision, creativity and business skills allowed him to work at board level with some of the most established architectural design firms in the UK and Australia.

Actively liaising between leading organisations in architecture, design and Proptech such as Innovate UK, Build Digital Britain and numerous UK tech innovators. He is HETA’s Digital Director, leading our digital innovation and data driven design analytics teams.



Paul is an associate with ten years of experience in both small and large scale design practices. He has worked for several award-winning architectural design studios across a range of sectors from concept to delivery. He is experienced at delivering projects with scale and complexity involving multiple stakeholders and innovative building technologies.

For six years at Rogers Stirk Harbour he was based in several international offices in London, Sydney and Monaco, working on major projects in each region. As a Senior Architect based in Monaco, he worked on the design and delivery of the prestigious One Monte Carlo project.

His role involved site management and construction delivery, liaising between a high-profile client and contractor teams to maintain the design vision and deliver quality. At Niall McLaughlin Architects, Paul worked on the competition winning design for a canopy at King’s Cross Central, and the technical design of a timber boathouse in a rural setting, which won the Stephen Lawrence Prize in 2015. At John McAslan + Partners he was seconded to ARUP engineers for over two years, contributing to the masterplan, design and redevelopment of the grade I listed King’s Cross station.

Join the team

We are hiring
We are seeking highly motivated, ambitious and talented designers to join our new and expanding studio in London.

We have a range of opportunities for Architects, Interior Designers, Urban Designers and Part 1, 2 and 3 Architectural Assistants.

The successful candidates will join teams working on a wide range of exciting international projects.

This is an exciting opportunity to become an integral part of a new and innovative practice, helping us to define our future success.

Please email studio@hetaarchitects.com along with a covering letter, CV and portfolio (max 8mb).

Please state the position you are applying for in the email subject, so that we can effectively process your application.


  • Salary negotiable dependent upon experience.
  • HETA is an equal opportunities employer.
  • No agencies please

UK architects declare climate and biodiversity emergency

HETA Architects are proud to have joined the UK architects declaration to raise awareness of the climate and biodiversity emergencies and the urgent need for action across our industry, amongst our clients and collaborators.


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