Senior Associates

Giuseppe Messina

Senior Associate Partner


Giuseppe is an architect with over twelve’s years’ experience. His project portfolio is diverse and includes mixed use, residential, commercial and judicial schemes.

At Pilbrow & Partners Giuseppe is a Senior Associate Partner for Greenwich Peninsula II, plot M0104. A residential scheme adjacent to the O2 Arena that comprises one 34 storey tower over podium which accommodates market, intermediate and affordable units along with retail use. Undertaken for Knight Dragon the project offers significant public benefit and delivers 519 new homes in a landscaped setting and public access to the Thames.

Giuseppe gained his Diploma at London Metropolitan University after qualifying in Italy. Fluent in Italian and English Giuseppe joins the practice from John McAslan + Partners following an earlier career at Aukett Fitzroy Robinson and Arup.

Philip Earley

Senior Associate Partner


Philip joined the practice in August 2013 and is an experienced Architect with UK and International experience gained on projects of varying scale and complexity.

At Pilbrow & Partners, Philip has been responsible for the development of refurbishment proposals for the Grade I listed St Mary’s Somerset Tower, a Christopher Wren Church in the City of London. Philip has secured planning and listed building consent to convert the building to a private family house.

Philip received his Diploma in Architecture at London Metropolitan University and his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne.

Ralf Lindemann

Senior Associate Partner, Head of Design Technology and Innovation


Ralf is a qualified architect with over 10 years of experience. He leads the firm wide integration of state-of-the-art technology and directs the vision and team dedicated to a dynamic and progressive digital agenda. He has a particular interest in generative, emergent and responsive forms and has extensive experience in the use of computational design software.

At Pilbrow & Partners, Ralf worked on a variety of projects and has been leading Alpha Square, a 60 storey mixed–use development, where he is integrating latest Parametric/BIM technologies not only to produce innovative architectural forms but also to streamline the design process and create new efficiencies. Together with his team he develops highly bespoke 3d models to facilitate an iterative design approach. This way of thinking enables him to create powerful workflows and tools that help to explore new and refined solutions while reducing time and resources.

Simon Smith

Senior Associate Partner


Simon is Senior Associate Partner at Pilbrow & Partners, joining our team in January 2015. Simon has been responsible for the RIBA Stage 3 developed design for Greenwich Peninsula II, plot M0121. A residential scheme adjacent to the O2 Arena that comprises one 34 storey tower over podium which accommodates market, intermediate and affordable units along with retail use. Undertaken for Knight Dragon the project offers significant public benefit and delivers 519 new homes in a landscaped setting and public access to the Thames.

Simon was responsible for the Stage 4 Tender information for UCLH 5 - University College London Hospital’s new ear nose and throat specialist clinical facility. The project was granted planning consent in 2015 and was the winner of the Health & Care Award at the New London Architecture Awards 2015. The project started on site in September 2016.

Simon is responsible for delivering the Tileyard Studios project. Tileyard Studios has become one of the most significant creative eco-systems in Europe - home to the single largest collection of music studios in Europe which are permanently occupied by some of the World’s leading composers, artists, producers, editors and music makers. The practice is working in collaboration with CPP to provide a masterplan to guide the future growth of the Tileyard Kings Cross campus and are designing two new buildings within this framework.

Prior to joining Pilbrow & Partners Simon was Director at RHWL Architects and a key member of their specialist Arts Team. Simon has over 15 years experience working on theatre, education, cultural & commercial projects in the UK. Simon was architect and design team leader responsible for the RIBA award winning new building at Milton Court which provides the Guildhall School, three new auditoria, adjacent to the main entrance to the Barbican Complex. Completed in 2013 the new chamber concert hall at the heart of project designed in collaboration with Arup is believed to have the best acoustic in the UK.

Simon received his Bachelor of Architecture with honours at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in 1998 and his RIBA Part III at the University of Westminster in 2000. He is registered with the Architects Registration Board UK, a chartered member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and a friend of The Theatres Trust.

Stuart Westwater

Senior Associate Partner


Stuart has been a leading team member working on the development involving the design of four buildings and a new public square at Earls Court Village for Capco.

West Brompton Square will form the southern gateway to the Earls Court Village. The square is created above existing underground and main line infrastructure. The design integrates complex engineering constraints to deliver a richly landscaped open welcoming public space.

Stuart holds a Masters of Arts Degree and a Master of Architecture from the University of Edinburgh and has also undertaken further study in the conservation of historical, monumental and archaeological sites at the University of Rome. He gained his Diploma in Professional Practice and Management (ARB/RIBA Part 3) from University College London.

Gorana Shepherd

Senior Associate Partner, Head of Urban Design


Gorana is an architect and urban designer who specialises in masterplanning and strategic city-regional planning.

With a particular interest in integrated development planning, Gorana has advised clients in public and private sectors on development frameworks, structure plans, tourism development and destination branding, citizen engagement and city-making processes.

She is passionate about cities and their development, particularly ways to boost economic prosperity, enhance public spaces and foster a creative, diverse and dynamic street life.

Prior to joining Pilbrow & Partners, Gorana was Head of Urban Design at Gillespies, having previously worked for a number of international architecture practices – including Allies and Morrison, AECOM and HOK.

She has worked on masterplanning and public realm projects of large scale in the UK and abroad, including on a masterplan for New Moscow, a 5,000ha new city in the Middle East, a brief for the development of the City of Astana 2025, and a masterplan for EXPO Dubai 2020.