Julian Morrow graduated from Edinburgh University in 1993. He has over 20 years’ experience across a range of sectors encompassing retail, office, leisure, performing arts, transport infrastructure, hospitality, residential new build and residential refurbishment projects. Julian’s focus is on the design and delivery of projects and, alongside J-J Lorraine, is jointly responsible for the management of the practice and the guidance of the team.
Founded in 2009, we have built a reputation for providing a friendly, personal and flexible service to our clients regardless of project scale, budget or ambition.
Our work is defined by a sensitive yet aspirational approach: our inventiveness, judgement and tactical awareness appeals to clients who seek boldness, ingenuity and imagination without sacrificing the practical demands of cost, deadline and delivery.
We believe our clients share our view that excellence in architecture requires a profound respect for the past, an acute awareness of the present, and the ability to anticipate the demands of the future. As a London practice we frequently work on constrained, urban sites; often in conservation areas or within the curtilage of listed buildings. In every case our aim is to complement and enhance the existing condition; to consider not just our site but the wider context and our civic responsibilities. We appreciate, and never ignore, the economic, social and financial pressures which drive construction.
Empathy is at the heart of our work – architecture, after all, is for people. It depends on human interaction from conception to execution and enhances human interaction in use. Understanding, and more importantly, sharing, our clients’ objectives, values and aspirations is essential. As a result, our buildings can be exuberant or restrained, colourful or quiet – consistent in quality rather than uniform in style.
The Morrow + Lorraine studio is a tight-knit team of talented people drawn from leading universities and top practices. Our low turnover of staff is testimony to the long-term commitment of the practice to our most precious asset.
Our success in the renewal and revitalisation of existing buildings or under-valued sites depends on a broad range of creative skills and technical expertise. These attributes have enabled the practice to form long standing, trusting relationships with leading property companies, institutions and London estates.
The Howard de Walden Estate, Delancey, Royal London Asset Management, Aberdeen Asset Management, C.P. Hart , CBRE Global Investors, Barings, London Global Real Estate, Shaftesbury Plc, Almacantar, Duchy of Lancaster, Mass Mutual Financial Group, Argent, Rykadan Capital, Wrenbridge, Helical Bar, Theory, Land Securities, The Office Group, CIT Group Partners LLP, Standard Life, M&G Real Estate, The Church Commissioners for England, The Crown Estate, Westbrook Partners, Beltane Asset Management, Scottish Widows.
Julian MorrowMA (Hons) DipArch RIBA
J-J LorraineMA (Hons) DipArch RIBA
Jean-Jacques Lorraine graduated with a first from Oxford Brookes University before completing his Diploma at the UCL Bartlett School of Architecture. J-J’s focus within the practice is predominately on commercial projects, where he takes a leadership role in the initial stages, including driving the design direction, overseeing feasibility studies and planning applications.
Frank GilksBSc DipArch MArch
John HarknessBArch (Hons) DipArch MArch RIBA
Gavin TonerBSc (Hons) BArch RIBA
William AitkenBA (Hons) MArch RIBA
Stephanie CrombieMA Hons DIPArch RIBA
Tom PowellBA (Hons) DIPArch
Zena DanielBA (Hons) DipArch
Jongyung SunBA (Hons)
We are always interested in hearing from talented and enthusiastic individuals. If you would like to be considered please submit a cover letter, your CV and samples of your work (5MB limit), by email to: email@example.com, or by post to the practice address.