OMMX

About

About

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.

Research

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.

Clients

A Practice for Everyday Life
British Library
CAMPO
COP 26
Clerkenwell Design Week
Create London
Design Museum
English Heritage
FRAC Centre
Greater London Authority
IKEA
Lendlease
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
Superflux
The Youth Hostels Association
Toast
V&A
V&A Dundee
Wellcome Collection

People

Hikaru Nissanke, Director
Education: Cambridge University, Architectural Association, Mike Davies Scholarship, UCL, Queen’s scholar
Experience: Member of Hackney Council’s Regeneration Design Advisory Group, Member of Brent Council’s Quality Review Panel, Board Member at West Pier Trust, Studio Master at the Architectural Association, Design Fellow & Studio Master at Cambridge University, Design Fellow & Studio Master at the Bartlett UCL, Associate Lecturer & Studio Master at Central St Martins UAL, RCA Practice Mentor, Admissions for Kings College Cambridge University, Admissions for Central St Martins UAL, Workshop Leader Porto Academy, Workshop Leader AA summer school, Workshop Leader at TU Delft, Workshop Leader at De Rotterdamse Academie van Bouwkunst, Workshop Leader at Universities of Liège & Ghent, Studio Master at the Leeds School of Architecture, Alison Brooks Architects, Shigeru Ban Architects.

Jon Lopez, Director
Education: Cambridge University, Architectural Association, King’s scholar, AA scholar
Experience: Studio Master and Lecturer in Professional Practice at the Architectural Association, Associate Lecturer at the Cass, Design Fellow & Studio Master at Cambridge University, Design Fellow & Studio Master at the Bartlett UCL, Associate Lecturer & Studio Master at Central St Martins UAL, Professional Practice Tutor at Architectural Association, Admissions for Kings College Cambridge University, Workshop Leader Porto Academy, Workshop Leader AA summer school, Workshop Leader at TU Delft, Workshop Leader at De Rotterdamse Academie van Bouwkunst, Studio Master at the Leeds School of Architecture, David Chipperfield Architects, Gort Scott Architects, dMFK.

Catherine Sargent, Business Development Manager
Education: University of Manchester, University of Leicester
Experience: Victoria and Albert Museum, V&A Museum of Childhood

Paol Kemp
Education: Central St Martins UAL, Mendrisio Accademia di Architettura, Architectural Association
Experience: Visiting Lecturer at Westminster University, Workshop Leader AA summer school, Matheson Whitely Architects

Jenny Hill, Associate
Education: Chelsea College of Art, Architectural Association, Westminster University
Experience: Design Fellow at Birmingham University, AA Make Lab, Leader of housing at David Kohn Architects, Alison Brooks Architects

Rory Sherlock
Education: Architectural Association, AA Diploma Honours, AA Prize, Nicholas Boas Scholarship, Dennis Sharp Award Commendation, RIBA President’s Medals Commendation
Experience: University of Cambridge Design Fellow, Royal College of Art Visiting Lecturer, Architectural Association Visiting Lecturer, Architectural Association Assistant Editor

Amy Glover, Engagement Lead
Education: Architectural Association, AA commendation, AA Scholarship, AA Drawing Prize, William Glover Prize, Royal Drawing School
Experience: Pierre d’Avoine Architects, Houlton Architects, Russian For Fish

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

Recruitment

If you are interested in working with OMMX, please email your CV and abridged portfolio to: jobs@officemmx.com