Since its formation in 1993, JRA has designed and delivered buildings that have established the firm’s reputation as innovative architects who consistently realise client’s ambitions and resolve complex problems with purpose and flair. Guided by founder John Robertson, the practice is led by Festus Moffat, David Magyar and Smita Bhat, supported by an accomplished team of associate directors. Together, they have wide ranging project experience in the UK, EMEA and international markets, and in masterplanning exercises across conceptual and detailed design stages. The practice’s portfolio spans the office, residential, heritage, education, hotel, compliance monitoring and residential sectors.
JRA is currently undertaking commercial, higher education and residential projects in London, Birmingham, Manchester and Edinburgh, adding significant value through creative, sustainable and thoughtful design. JRA’s recent completed projects include the environmentally outstanding workspace Bloom Clerkenwell for HB Reavis, a historic complex of buildings at Frederick’s Place as part of the Mercers’ Company’s Estate, the prominent repositioning projects Bureau and The Ludgate, the new workplace concept at Cannon Green, and the redevelopment and fit out of Skanska’s headquarters at 51 Moorgate.
JRA’s design studio in Poland has extensive international experience and has been in operation since 2013. The team works with colleagues in London on the preparation of BIM models and technical production drawings for JRA’s London office, and are actively involved in architectural debates and forums.