New Occupants

Someone moving into a new house I put up recently…by the way, COP26, let’s hope for immediate, positive and beneficial action not the usual vacuous promises & political hot air.

Dennis Gilbert 2021

I was still studying for my part 2 whilst working part time when I was lucky enough to get a small school dance studio I had designed photographed by the RIBA Journal & Dennis Gilbert. The scheme got a front page (1997) no doubt due to the way Dennis had approached the shoot including the cheeky nature of the local school kids when seeing a photographer in their playground. Dennis came across as very quiet (a bit like me!) and he gave me a couple of his test shot polaroids, which have always featured on my website since my practice was set up. Sad to hear of his death.


A recently completed project comprising works to renovate & extend a former public house. The work involved renovating the original oak timber frame, under-pining, lowering the ground floor, creating a new Orangery & sun terrace, roofing works & much more. Fantastic team effort with Gatward & Sons, Structural Engineers Cambridge, RHBC (building control), APP, David Hall Kitchens, David Fox Joinery, Mynott Associates, Electec, J White Plumbing & Heating, and not least our clients. A great job. Photos copyright Francesco Russo