Team

This is the main attribute to our small company. We are hugely proud of what we achieve and the dedication of our team leads to this success. Our team has been crafted and chosen carefully, ensuring we have the right combination of skills to deliver exciting projects tailored for each individual client.

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Adam Knibb

Adam undertook his architectural education at the Welsh School of Architecture (Cardiff) before completing his RIBA Part 3 qualification at Oxford Brookes University.

Following his commendation at Part II, he joined John Pardey Architects by invitation from the director. Specialising in one-off private residential houses, Adam honed his skills in detailing and coordinating the delivery of modern contemporary houses. He also had the opportunity to work on other various projects such as mixed use developments, schools and healthcare. 

Working in a handful of practices that specialised in modern, ecological and sustainable buildings, Adam moved on to Design Engine.

Here he was promoted to services coordinator for the new Oxford Brookes University development which achieved a mid-list place on the Sterling Prize. This development achieved BREEAM excellence with integrated and efficient designing.

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Daniel Masterman

Daniel started his architectural education at the University of Lincoln before graduating in 2012. He then went on to work in both Copenhagen and London over the following year, spending the majority of his year out experience at Terry Farrell & Partners. Here he worked on the Earls Court Masterplan, acting as a key member of the design team whilst continuing his own professional development.

In 2013, Daniel then went on to study his Masters in Architecture at the Royal College of Art, where his work explored the elasticity of architectural typologies and the way they must adapt to keep pace with developments in a rapidly changing world.

Daniel moved to Adam Knibb Architects in August 2016, finding the opportunity to deliver carefully crafted projects whilst preparing to undertake his Part III studies, very exciting.

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Mia Anfield

Mia holds a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the University of Natal, Durban in South Africa. (1989) Following her graduation she relocated to Johannesburg and worked for various architectural practices. In 2002 she started ‘4d and a architects’ together with her husband, working on a variety of residential, commercial, industrial and educational projects.

She proudly collaborated with other professionals from around the world and contributed a chapter to the book ‘Adaptive Architecture: Changing Parameters and Practice’  which was published by Routledge, 1 Sept 2017.

Mia joined Adam Knibb Architects in October 2017 after she and her family decided to leave South Africa and settle in the UK. She looks forward to continuing her architectural career whilst developing her skills and knowledge in a new country.

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Oliver Gil

Oliver graduated as an Architect in 2007 from the Granada School of Architecture ETSAG in Spain. Prior to and following his graduation, he gained practical experience with a number of architectural firms, including JimenezBrasa Architects where he participated in a wide range of projects from initial concepts through to construction.

The next step in his career commenced with his decision to move on to a real estate developer company specialising in high-end bespoke Mediterranean villas; here he worked as a project manager gaining valuable on-site experience. After this, he cofounded his own architectural practice, together with three other colleagues, focusing on contemporary residential architecture.

Oliver joined Adam Knibb Architects in June 2016 to embrace new opportunities within the UK design industry; during his time here he has been working closely with Adam to interpret his ideas throughout the design process.

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Huan Xie

Huan started his architectural education at the Welsh School of Architecture and went on to graduate in 2016. Upon graduating, he worked for a residential practice in Wimbledon, here he was afforded valuable experience working on a number of projects at both planning and technical design stages. 

During his studies Huan developed a keen interest in making and to pursue this interest, he took part in charity design and build projects, with student run organisation CA.UK.IN. Together they built playgrounds in Cambodia and Indonesia, for local schools.

Huan joined Adam Knibb Architect in August 2017, where he looks to engage in contemporary residential design and develop further his technical abilities and apply it in his future Part-II studies.