Thomas Smith Partner

MA (Oxon) AA Dipl PgDp RIBA

Tom grew up in the bucolic setting of a secluded valley in the Cotswolds. He studied history at Oxford University, specialising in history of art and architecture, and proceeded to train at the Architectural Association. Before founding Gluckman Smith as partner in 2010 he worked for Rick Mather and Charles Tashima in London and Channa Daswatte in Sri Lanka. Extensive travel across both Europe and Asia has provided a recurring source of inspiration.

Tom has particular professional experience working in rural and historic environments, coupled with broader interests in the arts, travel, landscape conservation, property management, commercial and renewable energy development. His projects include award winning residential work in Gloucestershire. He is a Next Generation member of the Historic Houses Association.

Robert Gluckman Partner

MA (Oxon) AA Dipl PgDp RIBA

Robert is a founding partner of Gluckman Smith. He studied Mandarin Chinese at Oxford University before going on to train as an architect at the Architectural Association in London. He qualified in 2009 with distinction.

Before founding Gluckman Smith, Robert practiced at Squire and Partners where he was closely involved in the design of several highly crafted and bespoke mixed-use projects in Westminster. He has also worked at Wilkinson Eyre and Richard Rogers in London, and UrbanMark in Tallinn. His design experience covers planning and construction, predominantly of private residential projects within an historic context in London. Robert combines his interests in drawing from life and travel, exploring the built and natural landscape through sketching and painting.

Diana Dina Architect and certified Passivhaus designer

BArch Dip Arch (hons) MSc CEPH RIBA

Diana is a Certified Passivhaus Designer. She qualified as an architect in Bucharest, Romania, where she worked in a number of high profile local practices and became increasingly interested in sustainable design and traditional building techniques, especially timber frame construction.

In 2011 Diana received a Distinction for her MSc in Environmental Design at the Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources, UCL. Subsequently Diana worked with bere: architects where she became associate director and was involved in a number of low energy and Passive House projects (retrofit and new build), as well as Building Performance Evaluation studies. Diana joined Gluckman Smith in 2014, looking to contribute to the sustainable design ethos of the practice.

Rhys Nicholas Architect

BSc (hons) MArch

Rhys studied under Peter Salter at the Welsh School of Architecture in Cardiff for his Part 1 and Part 2 qualifications, graduating with a MArch and commendation for design in 2012. He received a national Architecture scholarship for his undergraduate studies and has been a final year Masters critic at the WSA. Rhys has previously worked for architects Populous and Carbon design studio in London and qualified as an Architect at London Metropolitan University in 2015.

Charlotte Madgwick Architectural Assistant


Charlotte graduated from Plymouth University with a First Class Honours Degree in 2014, and is now in her second year as Architectural Assistant with Gluckman Smith. In 2013 she won a place on an international summer school in Switzerland, exploring sensory qualities through analytic and phenomenological methods. Charlotte’s approach to design is sensitive, giving particular consideration to the relationship between narrative, people and place. This sensitivity is visible in her drawings for The Shed Project for Hauser and Wirth. Previously Charlotte has worked at Riach Architects in Oxford.

Yasmina Abou Jaoude Architectural Assistant


Yasmina joined Gluckman Smith in 2015 having studied for her Part I at the Architectural Association. Originally from Lebanon, Yasmina has lived in London for five years, and has not missed many events in the city’s cultural calendar. While studying in her second year at the Architectural Association, she met visual artist Carlos Cortes. Cortes was intrigued by Yasmina’s design for a tensegrity structure on the high street of Gosport and subsequently invited her to work with him. Yasmina is particularly interested in minimalist design and lightness. As a young designer she constantly challenges herself as she journeys through her architectural education.