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 Dipl 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.

Diana worked on the Font House project for which we were honoured to receive the RIBA East Midlands Regional Award 2018, and the Conservation and Project architect awards

Christian Senkpiel Architect

BArch (Hons) Dipl Arch PgDp RIBA

Having grown up in Canada and Norway, Christian received his Diploma in Architecture from the Mackintosh School of Architecture at the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland. He has been based in London since 2007.

Prior to joining Gluckman Smith, he was an Associate Director at bere:architects, where, as lead design architect, he championed the firm’s low energy approach and stringent detailing applied to uniquely bespoke projects. Christian has extensive experience of private residential projects as well as large scale high profile commercial projects, having previously worked at Stirling prize winning practice Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM).

Matthew Colledge Architect

BArch (Hons) Dipl Arch PgDp RIBA

Matthew has recently joined Gluckman Smith’s growing rural office in the Cotswolds having relocated after ten years in London. Matthew qualified as an architect in 2009 and studied architecture at The University of Manchester while working at Stephenson Bell Architects. Here, along with significant construction experience, he developed his understanding of contemporary interventions within existing contexts.

Most recently Matthew spent seven years as an associate at Squire and Partners Architects, where he worked on a range of prestigious schemes. These included several high-end residential developments, a 500+ multiple block apartment scheme masterplan in Greenwich and a new 90,000 sq.ft. office building in Shoreditch providing flexible workspaces for small businesses. Matthew has also worked at Studio E architects and Rivington Street Studio on renewable energy and education projects.

Outside of the office Matthew enjoys spending time with his new family and combining his interests in architecture with photography, art, swimming, exploring the countryside and DIY.

Anthony Ko Architectural Assistant

AA Dipl

Anthony graduated from the Architectural Association in 2017, where he studied for both his Part I and II. In 2016, he was awarded the KPF Traveling Fellowship which allowed him to lead a two-month journey along the Yellow and Yangtze Rivers across China as part of an independent research project. This was developed into a final thesis on how contemporary Chinese Architecture manifests itself in today’s cultural landscape. An exhibition of Anthony’s work was featured as part of the London Festival of Architecture 2017. Anthony has previously worked at Kohn Pederson Fox in London and New York, has lectured at the AA and taught in Spain.