ARTARCHITECTS is a design-led firm of architects specialising in bespoke architectural solutions, and the renewal of historic buildings. We have wide experience of transforming spaces, and of developing architectural designs with our clients that respond both to their particular needs and to the special characteristics of each site. 
 
The ethos of the company draws on the shared experience of the founding partners as architects, conservation specialists and academics.

 Alex Veal 

BSc(Hons) BArch DipArch PhD ARB RIBA AABC

Director 

Alex is an RIBA Chartered Architect, Accredited in Building Conservation (AABC). He has a PhD in architectural history and theory, and offers heritage consultancy and design services to owners and developers of historic properties.

 

Prior to founding ARTArchitects, he worked at architectural practices in Japan (Kengo Kuma Associates), the Netherlands (Roeleveld Sikkes Architects), and the UK (BDP and Caroe & Partners). His project experience includes private houses, public buildings, National Trust and English Heritage properties, as well as numerous ecclesiastical buildings.

 

Alex's considerable experience working with historic buildings enables him to maximise the potential of clients' properties, adding value by conserving historic features, whilst extending and adapting with contemporary design in ways that aim to complement and enhance the character of the existing building and its setting. 

 

Alex has taught on, and reviewed, architectural courses at the University of East London, the University of Hertfordshire, the University of Bedfordshire, Kingston University and Cardiff University.

He has been appointed as a member of the Hertfordshire Design Review Panel in 2019. 

 

 

 Toshiya Kogawa 

BEng DipArch ARB RIBA

Director

 

Toshiya is an RIBA Chartered Architect who studied in Japan and the UK.  Prior to establishing ARTARCHITECTS, he worked at Dixon Jones Architects and Haworth Tompkins. During this period he was involved in many prestigious cultural and mixed use developments including the National Gallery Masterplan, Kings Place, Quadrant 3, and a number of large-scale residential developments in London.

 

Toshiya’s experience covers each of the different stages of a project. In particular, he has developed strong skills in design and construction of complex façade packages. His strong attention to detail and in-depth understanding of workmanship reflect his interest in both construction technology and traditional handcraft. 

 

Toshiya is a senior lecturer at University of East London. He has been actively engaged with architectural education many years and currently leading the Year 1 design studio at UEL. 

He has been appointed as a member of the Hertfordshire Design Review Panel in 2019. 

Daniel McIntosh

BSc (Hons) BArch PG DIP ARB

Senior Architect

 

Dan is an enthusiastic designer, team player and job runner with excellent technical skills and a passion for design. 

Dan gained his degree in Architecture from Cardiff University in 2005. Since then he worked in several well-known design-led practices including Dixon Jones. During this period, he worked on many prestigious projects, most notably The William Heath Robinson Museum in Pinner. He was a Project Architect / Contract Administrator for this £1.4M HLF funded project and it was completed in 2016.  

 

He joined ARTArchitects as a Senior Architect in 2017.