Mark was born in Market Harborough in 1974 but moved when young and grew up in several countries in Southern Africa. He studied Architecture at the University of Cape Town graduating in 1998. After moving to London, Mark joined a well-known architectural practice in 2001 where he was made director for his final 12 years, responsible for and working on a large range of high quality residential, mixed-use and education projects including a number of award-winning schemes. Mark set up Shape in 2017 with Neil and Jess.

Mark
Baker

Managing Director

Jessica Inwood was born in Portsmouth in 1987 and studied
Architecture at Kingston University where she was awarded a
commendation for her Post Graduate studies. During her
studies she worked in practices in both London and Canada.
Jessica stayed with the same London based practice for
several years where she worked her way swiftly to associate
level before setting up Shape with Mark and Neil.

Jessica
Inwood

Director

Neil was born in Cork, Ireland in 1979 and studied
Architectural Technology at Cork Institute of Technology
before completing his studies at Napier University,
Edinburgh. Neil has over 20 years of experience in construction
and has been living and working in the UK since 2003.

Neil
Lynch

Director

Stuart was born in Edinburgh in 1983 and studied Architecture at Edinburgh College of Art where he graduated with awards for overall attainment and design. Stuart completed his professional qualifications at London Metropolitan University in 2015 and has worked in Edinburgh and London gaining extensive experience in the residential sector for both private and developer clients.

Stuart
Carruthers

Architect

Dean was born in South-West London in 1990 and studied
Architecture at The University of Portsmouth before completing his
professional qualification at London Metropolitan
University in early 2018. Dean has worked in a number of practices
in the South-West London focussing mainly on the residential
sector with projects varying in scale, from modest rear extensions
to large housing developments.

Dean
Nicholl-Collins

Architect

Mansi was born in India in 1987 and studied Architecture at SVIT University, Gujarat where she graduated with distinction. After graduating, Mansi was invited to work part time as Assistant Professor at the same university. She has worked in a number of practices both in India and London, mainly in the residential sector. Mansi has been living and working in the UK since 2014 and joined shape+ in August 2020 becoming a key member of our team.

Mansi
Patel

Architectural Assistant

Daniela was born in Iasi, Romania and has recently completed her final year of Architecture Studies at the University Gheorghe Asachi, Iasi. Daniela joined shape+ in August 2020 as an Architectural Assistant and has proved to be a key member of our team. Daniela has particular expertise in modelling + visualisation and has been greatly improving how we communicate our vision.

Daniela
Roman

Architectural Assistant

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Copic

Office Dogs