Studio People

Meet the team!

Hannah Arkell Principal Architect

Hannah is the principal architect in the studio and has travelled around the world with her work in London, Germany, Denmark and Portugal. Fascinated by how the advancement of technology is changing the way we design, communicate and construct architecture, Hannah studied Computational Architecture at Masters level. Partial to a curve and organic form, Hannah is interested in how natural materials can be used to create a beautiful, sustainable architecture.

Amanda Arkell Project Manager

Amanda has always had a particular interest in architectural design, and over 30 years has overseen numerous house builds, reconfigurations & renovations, as well as designing many residential and commercial interior schemes. Amanda brings a wealth of project management experience and an eye for creative detail to the team.

Chas Technical Draftsman

Chas is a Technical Draftsman with a keen eye for detail. Having spent many years consolidating his skills within the construction industry, he went on to study at Bournemouth University, where he graduated, becoming an Incorporated Member of the Chartered Institute of Builders in 1996. Moving into construction management roles, he then worked both regionally and nationally across broad ranging property portfolios. Chas brings an extensive wealth of knowledge of construction methodology and technical understanding to the team at Studio Arkell.

Rosa Part II Architectural Assistant

Rosa is a creative Part II Architectural Assistant, recently completing her Masters at Sheffield University. Interested in sustainable architecture and design, Rosa studied the use of renewable materials at domestic scale, cultivating a passion for the lived experience of the home. Rosa is also published in the industry press examining the gender within the architectural and construction industries.


Emily studied for six years at the arts University Bournemouth where she established an interest in the psychology of space. Having project managed an installation at the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2018, she went on to research child psychology and the role of the unconscious mind. Her research diversified into the role of the family home and its evolution in the last century. In practice she has a passion for inclusive spaces and has actively engaged in projects that reunite the older and younger generations, working to rebuild the family unit with modern day life in mind.

TJ apprentice Architectural Technologist

TJ is currently studying Architectural Technology at Solent University, working part time with Studio Arkell as an apprentice Architectural Technologist. Having previously obtained a Diploma in Engineering, TJ became interested in incorporating both engineering and architecture to create efficient and sustainable designs, making lives more convenient and comfortable. TJ is particularly interested in incorporating 3D modelling into his learning and designs.


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