Murray John Architects

Murray John RIBA Grad Dipl Cons (AA). AABC

Murray's studies at the Architectural Association and the London College of Furniture have given him a practical understanding of materials and craftsmanship, and of art and design. His architectural training with Alban and Martin Caroe included work on Wells and St David's cathedrals, and other major historic buildings. He is on the Royal Institute of British Architect's register of Architects Accredited in Building Conservation and campaigns for the conservation of listed buildings. Murray is also an Inspecting Architect for the Diocese of London.

His projects demonstrate his passion for identifying and enhancing the rich historic urban fabric. His commissions include Conservation Plans for London Underground, Dulwich Picture Gallery, the Wallace Collection, and design and development for Sir John Soane's Museum, Penhaligon's and countless domestic projects. He lectures in architecture at the Inchbald School of Design and is active in numerous amenity societies.

Chris Kiernan Dip Arch Tech., RIBA, Grad Dipl Cons(AA)

Chris joined us after seven years with Stock Woolstencroft Architects working in residential and commercial architecture. His work includes the Icona Building for Telford Homes Plc. and City Peninsula for Bellway Homes. His particular personal interests are in conservation and interior design of modern buildings, such as the reconstruction of his own eccentric beach chalet in Jaywick, Essex.

After studying Architectural Technology at Dublin Institute of Technology (1986-89), Chris worked for a couple of years for RHWL returning to complete his architecture degree at South Bank University, London (1991-98). He also has accreditation in Building Conservation from the Architectural Association in London.

Chris is a member of the working party for Docomomo-UK and is also a member of the 20th-Century Society, promoting the conservation of modern architecture in Britain and abroad. He has written various articles on this period including a thesis on the work of the distinguished ecclesiastical architect George Pace.

Chris has collaborated on a number of short films in both acting and production capacities including the Viva Voce Virus (2008).

Margo Sagov ARB

After finishing her studies at the Architectural Association, Margo did field research in South America and the USA. The Pergamon Press published her thesis paper evaluating the reconstruction following the Peruvian earthquake of 1970. She trained at Newman Levison and KSS Architects working on a new City Technology College at Surrey Quays, Docklands.

In 2012 she was awarded a postgraduate MA in Architecture: Sustainability and Design from the University of East London, passed with distinction.  She maintains a strong interest in green tech and urbanism.

Margo is also a professional singer and guitarist, and worked on theatrical productions of The Warp and The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy. She has trained as a recording engineer and managed a recording studio. She was the guitarist for the UK pop reggae group Amazulu, the highlights of which were playing on the main stage at Glastonbury and appearing on an episode of The Young Ones.

She continues to be active recording tracks and performing around London. Her current events and party band is called Rock Candy Girlz  and

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