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Sam McDermott


Sam specialises in working with local authorities and residents on challenging sites across London. He is currently running a series of projects for the Newham Council Build to Rent programme as well as two projects for Brent Council, in the Wembley Housing Zone and South Kilburn Regeneration areas.

Sam previously led the team on the first phase of the Fenwick Estate in Lambeth, a Council-owned housing project built in partnership with Transport for London. The project creates 55 new homes with a community hall as part of the Community Benefit Programme for the Northern Line Extension at Vauxhall and aims to provide an exemplar for high-quality housing that will inform wider regeneration across the Borough. He was also the associate in charge of the Kidbrooke Northside scheme in Greenwich, also for TfL.

Prior to joining Karakusevic Carson Architects in 2012, Sam led a masterplan for the regeneration of the Aberfeldy Estate in East London at Casey Fierro Architects. He regularly appears as a guest critic for the Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design at London Metropolitan University.


Paul Karakusevic

Practice Director

Laura Cobb

Technical Director

John Moore

Associate Directors

Karen Scurlock

Stefan Mannewitz


Abigail Batchelor

Ailbhe Reynolds

Caroline Hull

Daniel Buckley

Edward Blackett

Maurizio Biadene

Sam McDermott

Senior Architects

Edward Simpson

Karl Eriksson

Luke Jackson

Mark Smith

Paola Zanotto

Rachael Barker

Sabine Rosenkranz

Suzanne Prest


Amy Hiley

Andrea Gamba

Anna Nicholls

Chiara Carraro

Christopher Storie

Danny Baker

Donald Moir

Eimear Egan

Emma Dochniak

Jon Barnard

Laura Cannon

Louise Haggart

Michael Line

Niall Anderson

Paul O'Brien

Patrick Shannon

Richard Doyle

Sean McGee

Sofia Sjodin

Viktor Westerdahl

Architectural Assistants

Alberto Coco

Anna Mason

Anne-Marie Blüthgen

Awut Atak

Ayesha Silburn

Benedict Spry

Charlotte Ward

Clausen Buchartts

Eoghan Hurley

Gabriela Magalhaes

George Brazier

Hara Anastasiou

Hiroshi Nagata

Joe Heffernan

Johnnie Llewellyn

Lily Markey

Matteo Casaburi

Nana Biamah-Ofosu

Natallia Tanko

Reuben Truman

Sam Nicholls

Sohanna Srinivasan

Timothy Mettam

Tom Melson

Yuka Koizuma

Urban Designer

Rebecca Miller

Studio Manager

Jorge Gárriz

Team Coordinator

Laura Egbi


Amanda Riley

Research & Development

Mike Althorpe


Ruth Daniels

Community & Engagement

Madeleine Lundholm

Bids & Competitions

Andrew Knott

Matilda Williams


David Adjei

Francisco Garcia Ruiz

Maximo Cubero


Adam Melville

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