We work in a collaborative and open fashion, engaging our clients and teams in our process, working together in practical, hands-on workshops and open dialogue. The process results in shared objectives and outcomes, where all are responsible, and projects are better for it.

Daniel Rea


Daniel is a Director of Periscope and a Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute with experience working with some of the world’s finest landscape and architecture practices. His large- and small-scale projects for public and private clients have taken him across Europe, Middle East, Russia, Asia and the USA.

Having studied at Leeds School of Architecture and Landscape and at Wageningen UR (Netherlands), Daniel graduated in 2004 with a distinction and the Landscape Institute prize for Design Excellence. Daniel has been a guest critic at The Bartlett School of Architecture and Harvard Graduate School of Design, he currently sits on a number of Design Review Panels in London.

James Hampton


James is a Director of Periscope and is a RIBA Chartered Architect with experience delivering high profile urban design and architecture projects in London and across the UK. Before founding Periscope, James worked for Studio Egret West and Will Alsop. His projects have been awarded numerous prizes, including being shortlisted for the 2013 RIBA Stirling prize for Park Hill (with Studio Egret West).

As well as practising, James teaches in the masters school at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London. James graduated from the Bartlett in 2006 with a distinction.

Jonathan Beeby


Jonathan is an Architect who has worked on numerous residential and masterplanning projects throughout the UK and Europe for some of the UK’s leading architectural practices. He is currently working on our Little Haldens masterplan and the final stages of Burton Stone Lane. He studied Part I & II at Newcastle University and qualified as an architect from Westminster University in 2016.

Kirsty Badenoch

Senior Architect

Kirsty is an architect whose experience spans from small scale pavilion design and construction to public space and masterplanning in Europe and the Middle East. She is currently design lead on a number of projects with Periscope, including Hereford & Exeter, Little Haldens Gomm Valley and Meridian Water Design Guide. Previously, Kirsty worked for SLA Landscape and Urbanism and in 2015 she initiated Bjarke Ingels’ (BIG) Landscape department.

Marilena Barmpalia

Part II Architectural Assistant

Marilena is an Architectural Assistant with a passion for the integration of landscape, architecture and urban design. She is currently working - among other projects - on our Digbeth Junction public realm masterplan in Birmingham. Her present interests focus on continuing her Part 3 professional studies while exploring tangible narratives of the city’s physical space.

Colin Varley

Project Designer / CAD Specialist

Colin is a Project Designer & CAD specialist who has expertise across the disciplines of landscape, architecture, and urbanism. He is currently working on the technical design of our Bury Street West & Digbeth projects as well as overseeing the development of staff in the efficient use of our CAD systems. He graduated from the University of Westminster in 2001 with a PG Dip with merit in Urban Design.

Ilaria Catalano

Part II Architectural Assistant

Ilaria is an Architectural Assistant and graduate of Central Saint Martins whose interests span landscape, urbanism and socially engaged architecture. She is currently working on the Meridian Water masterplan in the Lea Valley and the Future Fossil art commission in Milton Keynes and is now embarking on her Part 3 studies.

Ellen Hägerdal

Office Manager

Ellen is our office manager and has been running the administration of architecture practices for seven years, following management roles within retail, such as store manager at Twentytwentyone. She worked at the Heatherwick Studio with the installation of the Bleigiessen sculpture, after graduating from Central St Martin’s with a BA in Arts & Design in 2004

Sandy Rompotiyoke

Part II Architectural Assistant

Sandy is Part II Architectural Assistant with an expertise in concept design and masterplanning. She has led the practice’s work on the Romford Town Centre project, Dover Mid-Town and has been central to developing the practice’s residential typologies for the Little Haldens project. She graduated from the Architectural Association in 2018 and has previously worked for ACME and Nex- Architecture.

Laura Keay

Part II Architectural Assistant

Laura is an Architectural Assistant who has expertise in architecture and the art of biro drawing. She has worked on the Art Box, Smithfield Market and Little Haldens School. She is currently completing her final year at the Bartlett School of Architecture in Unit 12, exploring the possibilities of the New English Rural. She will be returning to Periscope after her studies.

Sebastian Gschanes

Graduate Landscape Architect

Sebastian joined Periscope in 2019 after graduating from Delft University of Technology. His designs are driven by his fascination for horticulture and its effects on society and space. His extensive knowledge in construction allows him to turn his ambitious designs into reality. In his recent works he has been responsible for the execution and management of both large scale parks and public spaces in Austria and Germany.