Hayden French

Director, Head of Workplace

Motivated by the opportunity to help shape our urban environment through the design of new high-quality buildings, Hayden has worked on a diverse range of commercial and residential schemes and enjoys developing them from concept stage through to construction.

He leads the design and delivery for two large commercial office buildings for British Land at Paddington Central – Four and Five Kingdom Street, and for a 15-storey mixed use office, hotel and leisure building at Wood Wharf for Canary Wharf Group. Hayden was also the project architect for a series of office and retail buildings as part of the Msheireb Downtown Doha project in Qatar and adopted a monitoring role through to delivery of the design intent on site. He has also led some of the practice’s UK residential schemes including Bayside on the Worthing seafront and Mount Pleasant - comprising three medium rise buildings within a wider masterplan for a complex central London site.

While he is originally from New Zealand and studied at Victoria University of Wellington, constantly changing and evolving London now acts as his inspiring backdrop. His favourite part of the studio is where thoughts and ideas take shape: his desk.