Alex Scott Whitby

Founding Director

Alex is the founder and director of ScottWhitbyStudio, and works personally on all the projects in the studio.

He enjoys working with the clients on projects of all scales and durations and is currently leading projects that range from a maypole on the Strand to a large private house in Riyadh, from a public space in Winchester to a new square outside St Paul’s Cathedral.

Passionate about education, Alex combines leading ScottWhitbyStudio with being admissions tutor and senior lecturer at the University of East London, and was previously a Unit master at the Architectural Association, visiting lecturer at The Welsh School of Architecture, and a visiting professor at the International University of Architecture,Venice. He frequently gives lectures and talks about architecture and the work of the studio to schools and universities worldwide.

Interested in the future of the profession, Alex sat on the RIBA council for 10 years and during this time he sat as a Board member of the British Architectural Trust, a Member of the British Architectural Library committee, as well being a member of its education, membership, and Internationally relations committees.

He first studied architecture at Newcastle University after which he spent a number of years working in Advertising and Filmmaking, he completed his studies in ‘the Free Unit’ at The CASS School of Architecture, London. He has won many awards and honours for his work and the work of the studio has been exhibited and published internationally. In 2016 he was named by the RIBA Journal as one of the Rising Stars of British Architecture.

Cherng-Min Teong

Studio Project Leader

Ming joined ScottWhitbyStudio in 2015 where she has worked on numerous architectural and design projects with the team and been instrumental in much of the success that the practice has seen.

She studied architecture at The University of Edinburgh, where she was awarded the George Simpson Award. She then completed her Master's Degree at the Royal College of Art in London.

Ming was awarded the Unlimited Doha Design Prize 2016 for her involvement in ScottWhitbyStudio's proposal 'City of Play'.

She has taken the lead on ScottWhitbyStudio's work with London charity The Simon Community and has led concept to completion on ScottWhitbyStudio's Mavericks installation for the Royal Academy. More recently she has worked with the local community in Winchester to repurpose the underused public gateway, St Maurice's Covert. This has spearheaded a number of other public realm projects including the Greening of Cheapside and increasing the urban clarity at St Pauls, both in the City of London.

Jaahid Ahmad

Studio Assistant

Jaahid graduated in 2015 from The Sir John Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture & Design at London Metropolitan University with a BA (Hons) in Architecture. He has extensive design experience that has been integral to many projects at ScottWhitbyStudio.

His humanitarian work with The International Association of Ahmadi Architects & Engineers (IAAAE) has enabled him to carry out charity work in Burkina Faso.

Jaahid led on the creation of a fully immersive, multi-sensory, pop-up cinema experience built inside a shipping container ABP’s Beyond Zero Road Safety Tour. He also headed the design element of the 2016 Mavericks exhibition for the Royal Academy in London and was involved in the redevelopment plans for the headquarters of charity The Simon Community.

Mary Tyulkanova

Architect - AdjoubeiScottWhitbyStudio - Russia

Mary has a joint Master of Architecture diploma from The Cass School of Architecture and Design and Moscow Architecture School, with awards for her design portfolio which led to her exhibiting her student work in London. She is leading the Landscape Institue Stage E design team on Pyatnitskaya Quarter: Moscow Public Realm.

She has worked on the Victoria Gardens public realm proposal, and St Maurice’s Covert the Nikola-Lenivets Art Park Development Strategy, Cultural Centre in Kaluga and San Stefano historic house reconstruction project in Greece.

Neil Broadbent

Senior Architect

Neil studied architecture at the University of Plymouth and the University of Edinburgh and became a registered architect in 2008. Prior to working at Scott Whitby Studio, Neil worked for Stan Bolt Architect in Devon, Malcolm Fraser Architects in Edinburgh and Tim Ronalds Architects in London.

At Stan Bolt Architect Neil worked on four residential projects each on challenging and sensitive coastal sites. All four won an RIBA award. Neil gained experience working on arts and commercial projects in the Edinburgh UNESCO world heritage site whilst at Malcolm Fraser Architects.

More recently, Neil has worked on highly complex arts and education projects in London for the University of Westminster and the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama at Tim Ronalds Architects

At ScottWhitbyStudio, Neil oversees the technical stages for all projects. His eye for detail and understanding of construction is essential is delivering high quality buildings

Osman Marfo-Gyasi

Studio Project Leader

Osman was part of the original team at ScottWhitbyStudio where he has a central role in the preparation of presentation materials. He is able to bring together all his talents as an architectural assistant as well as photographer and digital artist, and manages the graphic output of ScottWhitbyStudio’s London office, ensuring that the team works efficiently and effectively.

This eye for detail has also been key in all of Osman’s work from the creation of a luxury private villa in Saudi Arabia to the renovation of a family home in Oxfordshire. He enjoys working closely with the client to ensure that their needs are met practically as well as aesthetically. He has personally guided his Oxford client through the design process and works tirelessly to create a home that will serve the needs of this family both today and tomorrow.

Paulina Huukari

Studio Project Leader

Paulina has been working with ScottWhitbyStudio since its inception and hasbeen involved with a wide range of projects of varying size and type.

She studied graphic design at Malmo University in Sweden and followed this with a first class honours degree in Architecture at the University of East London where she was awarded numerous prizes.

Having worked on architectural projects in London, Russia, Finland and the USA, Paulina has extensive language skills and international approach to design. She has been a key player in the design and construction of a substantial private villa in Saudi Arabia where her detail-oriented approach to the project has influenced the designs.

Closer to home, Paulina was responsible for the redevelopment of a family home in Oxfordshire. She was closely involved at every stage from initial consultations with the client to construction, and was instrumental in creating a space for thefamily that was intimate and warm, yet allowed space for future growth.

Ronnie Murning

Design Delivery

Ronnie Murning is an award-winning architect and member of the Royal Society of Arts with over thirty years of experience in architecture and design.

His work is recognised globally with several multi-million pound projects under his belt. His most notable role was Design and Development Director of the Eden Project in Cornwall where Ronnie was responsible for the on-time and on-budget delivery of the world-famous bio-diversity centre.

At ScottWhitbyStudio, Ronnie leads on Design Delivery and Quality Control. His extensive experience ensures that every project produced is of the highest quality and meets relevant standards.

Virginia Newman


With over thirty years of experience, Virginia has held senior positions at a number of prestigious practices, and is involved particularly in the practice management at ScottWhitbyStudio alongside Alex.

She is particularly skilled at working on sensitive sites involving conservation areas, listed buildings and Ancient Monuments. Whilst she has worked on many private and commercial projects principally in Central London, her notable projects include the design and delivery of both 70 and 77 Grosvenor Street for Grosvenor, the former was taken by the renowned developer for their own international headquarters.

Virginia is actively involved in the architectural community. She sits on the RIBA Board, was their Ambassador for Equality, Diversity & Inclusion and at present champions Mental Health in the profession.

She has also been a long–standing member of the St John’s Wood Society where she is the architect representative on the planning committee, reviewing all planning applications in the area as part of Westminster’s consultation process.

Xenia Adjoubei

Director - Adjoubei ScottWhitbyStudio - Russia

Xenia completed her Diploma in Architecture and Masters in Architectural History and Theory at The CASS with awards for her thesis project and a Commendation from the Royal Institute of British Architects for her degree project. She worked on largescale redevelopment projects in London and Dublin at Metropolitan Workshop, London, and on cultural projects at Gareth Hoskins Architects in Glasgow before founding her own practice in 2010 in South-east London. Completed projects included a children’s centre in Cambodia, an office and training centre in Suffolk, residential refurbishment projects in London and exhibition design. The practice also collaborated with Arcadia Missa Gallery, specialising in digital arts and located in Peckham’s thriving arts quarter.

Since 2012 Xenia has been living and practicing between Moscow and London. Combining practice at ScottWhitbyStudio with teaching at the Moscow Architecture School (MARCH) and collaborating on research projects with the Strelka Institute. ASWS completed projects in Russia include a summer restaurant in Nikola-Lenivets Art Park, a cultural centre in Kaluga (under construction) and a cafe at Danilovsky Market in Moscow.


Past Members : Anna Pizova, Joshua Doyle, Michael      Eleftheriou, Michaela Bortolozzi, Nana Ayisi, Oliver Taylor, Pierre Blanc, Raghav Dixit, Renata Fassio, Roger Whiteman, Alex McGill, Rosa Vane, Tamara Curtis