OMMX are architects. We promote alternative approaches to building that aren’t just about how a neighbourhood looks and feels, but also who and what it stands for. Our approach is rooted in academia but is above all grounded by practice and dialogue with clients, consultants and communities. We create spaces that we can all relate to and that help us relate to one another.

We have served a broad mix of private, social and public sector clients, working on affordable housing, private residences, galleries, offices, public spaces, festivals, exhibitions and shops. We currently advise Hackney and Brent Councils on their future development and sit on the board of Brighton’s West Pier Trust.

Selected clients include the V&A, the Royal Academy of Arts, the Design Museum, English Heritage, the Wellcome Collection, the British Library, Clerkenwell Design Week, The Youth Hostels Association, Naked House, Lendlease and Marian Goodman Gallery.

We have been nominated for the EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture, the Lisbon Triennale Début Award and are included on the AJ’s 40 under 40 “a showcase of architecture’s brightest up-and-coming talent”.

Our work has been published widely and we regularly contribute to architectural critique and discourse at institutions across Europe. We recently participated in the Architecture Foundation event Introducing New Housing — “a presentation of the best architects and most progressive developers working in the UK today” — and at the Building Centre panel discussion Rethinking The Way We Live.


The directors have been appointed Design Fellows at the Architectural Association, Cambridge University, UCL, London Metropolitan and Central St Martins. Their teaching focusses on how technology is disrupting the status quo and shaping our lives. They examine the common misconceptions, aspirational hangovers, accepted norms and prevailing orthodoxies that render individuals and societies impotent to enact meaningful change. An academic setting provides a collaborative, discursive and rigorous platform to look at the different phenomena affecting the built environment with urgency and without bias.


A Practice for Everyday Life
British Library
COP 26
Clerkenwell Design Week
Create London
Design Museum
English Heritage
FRAC Centre
Greater London Authority
London Festival of Architecture ’15
Martin Parr
Marian Goodman Gallery
Media 10
Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art
Naked House
Röhsska Museum
Royal Academy of Arts
Salvador Dali Museum Florida
Science Museum Group
The Youth Hostels Association
V&A Dundee
Wellcome Collection


Hikaru Nissanke, Director
Jon Lopez, Director
Catherine Sargent, Business Development Manager
Paol Kemp, Architect
Jenny Hill, Associate
Amy Glover, Engagement Lead
Zeena Ismail, Architectural Assistant
Isabella Synek Herd, Architectural Assistant
Frida Abildgaard, Apprentice

Alex Otiv
Alexia Bodouroglou
Aws Hamad
Blanche Howard
Chloe Hudson
Emily Priest
George Rhys Jones
Håkon Fånes
Jasmine Low
Jorgen Tandberg
Mark Abdel-Shaheed
Mark Rist
Nathalia Xavier
Rory Sherlock
Pablo Sanchez Lopez
Sabrina Morreale
Sylvie Taher
Umberto Bellardi Ricci
Vinícius Yamashita Prearo
Zeynep Küçükkirali


If you are interested in working with OMMX, please email your CV and abridged portfolio to: