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The Team



Lucy Ashton-Griffin

Senior Architect

Lucy joined RUFFARCHITECTS from shedkm and specialises in technical design and delivery. An inquisitive and keen problem solver as well as an experienced Architect and BIM Manager.


As Senior Architect, Lucy oversees technical design in the studio, assisting project leads with technical review and project planning.


Lucy has a wealth of residential and mixed use project experience, having worked on residential schemes for both private and public sector clients including a portfolio of modular social housing for the Royal Borough of Greenwich and large scale apartment schemes in Hackney and Rochdale.

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Paul Ruff


Paul’s experience covers working across both large scale complex mixed use schemes and smaller scale bespoke residential projects.


Most recently at the Stirling Prize-winning AHMM Architects, his notable projects include The Barbican, BBC Television Centre and the London Olympic Athletes' Village.

Prior to this, Paul worked at the award-winning Ian Ritchie Architects on education and  international schemes.


Paul is both an invited lecturer and critic at Oxford Brookes University and guest critic at  Central Saint Martins - University of the Arts London.



Teodora Petrova

Senior Architect

Teodora joined RUFFARCHITECTS from PTE, bringing with her a broad and detailed knowledge of all types and scales of multi-residential schemes. Her focus is on ensuring early stage site viabilities can create deliverable masterplans and house typologies.


As Senior Architect, Teodora oversees all early-stage design in the studio, as well as delivering some of our largest residential schemes over 18m. She provides structured design reviews at each RIBA stage including peer and sustainability checklists based on our studios holistic sustainability approach.


Teodora's in-depth experience in housing provides the perfect basis for initiatives and lessons learnt at all stages to be incorporated into designs.


About Us

RUFFARCHITECTS is a London based architectural studio established in 2014, working in a variety of sectors and scale of projects across London, the UK and Internationally.


The analytical approach the studio takes on each project looks to provide the Client with a truly considered, rational and beautiful scheme, regardless of the scale or complexity.


Paul works closely on each project to ensure that space, light and materials are sculpted and used in an intelligent and elegant way.


The studio comes with a combined 25 years’ experience of complex and challenging schemes, from multi million pound developments in Central London, to the design of high-end private residential properties on remote islands.


We are working on a variety of live projects including large masterplanning proposals, residential and retail mixed use schemes, along with educational and commercial developments.


RUFFARCHITECTS is an RIBA Chartered Practice.


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We offer a wide variety of services and can tailor these depending on the requirements of the individual project.


Typically, our services range from full Architectural Design including Project Management and Site Supervision, to

Feasibility Studies, Furniture Design and Artwork.



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