Wignall & Moore is a RIBA Chartered practice that includes architects, designers and artisans. It produces expressive buildings, places and unique installations that aim to bring joy. The practice offers original designs based on an appreciation of, and sensitivity to, architecture, art and history.
Established in 2017 by James and Bradley, the studio has six principal members with a wide range of interests, skills and ambitions. They are supported by a team of specialist collaborators operating between their central London design studio and Yorkshire workshops.
James Wignall – Artistic Director – B.Arch (Hons) M.Arch (RCA) PGCert (Cantab) ARB
Chosen by Wallpaper magazine as one of the world’s brightest new talents in Architecture, James has varied work experience with both artists and architects including Royal Academicians Thomas Heatherwick CBE and the late Will Alsop OBE. He has worked on a wide range of projects from the conservation of historic fabric to concept buildings and master planning.
Largely focused on early stage projects as an Associate with aLL-Design, James was involved with multiple schemes at concept and planning stages. James has worked on projects within extremely sensitive environments such as Tower Bridge and Kensington Palace. With Wignall & Moore LLP James has united contemporary design and technology with historic architecture and narrative.
James has taught architecture units at the University of Greenwich, the University of Nottingham and been a guest critic at the AA and The Bartlett UCL.
Bradley Moore – Technical Director – M.Eng (Hons) Dip.Arch PGCert ARB RIBA
Bradley grew up being trained by his father in a multi-generational family business of joinery and building. After training under leading British architect, Tony Fretton, he received his qualifications in architecture and engineering. Bradley’s love of craftsmanship is evident throughout his broad experience, from bespoke residential projects to global briefs for multinational design firm Aecom.
An interest in the connection between process and object and in the positive impact that community spaces can bring are central to his design philosophy. This passion led to Bradley’s appointment as an associate at the AJ 100 practice LSI Architects which saw him lead both large scale civic and boutique projects with values up to £20 million, his background in the family business proving a great link between designer and client.
Bradley has a strong connection with the RIBA Schools programme, presenting talks at the RIBA, and has taught architecture at the University of Nottingham.
Eley Williams – Writer and Researcher – MA (Cantab),PhD (Lond), FRSL
Eley Williams is an award-winning author and poet. Her book of short stories Attrib. and other stories (Influx Press, 2017) was awarded the James Tait Black Memorial and Republic of Consciousness Prizes 2018. Her work is anthologised widely, including in The Penguin Book of the Contemporary British Short Story (Penguin Classics, 2018). She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and her stories have been recorded and performed as part of BBC Radio 4’s ‘Short Works’ series. She currently teaches creative writing at Royal Holloway, University of London and in community-based public workshops.
Eley has been involved in a number of site-specific commissioned collaborations with Wignall & Moore and is a regular collaborator responsible for leading the written narrative and research into specific project areas.
Dan Lee – Consultant Landscape design specialist
Dan and James worked closely whilst together at aLL design. Dan has been the recipient of numerous RHS medals and walks the line between architecture and landscape. Dan studied at Greenwich University where he gained a first-class degree and won the architecture cardboard medal award 2008, PLB award in 2011, and outstanding achievement in environmental design 2011 for his final year project. Dan has worked in various practices and in different fields. Interested in collaboration and participation within architecture and landscape, he has run workshops in collective design and building across Europe.
Anna Shelley – Historic Building Consultant and Historic Researcher – MSt (Cantab)
Anna has worked previously for a range of significant stakeholders in the world of conservation, including the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Historic England, the Victorian Society and the Bath Preservation Trust. She has also worked client-side for the conservation architects Purcell, and for Iceni Planning, where she honed her heritage planning expertise.
This breadth of experience has provided her invaluable working knowledge of the nuances and complexities of the planning process as it concerns sensitive heritage assets, both large and small. Anna has extensive experience of working on listed domestic properties across England. She has also had the privilege to work on some of the nation’s most prized heritage assets, including but by no means limited to: No. 1 Royal Crescent, Bath; the Natural History Museum, London; and Battersea Power Station, London. Anna has a master’s degree in Building History from Cambridge and she is an affiliate member of the IHBC.
Joe Simms – Part I Architectural Assistant
Another proud Yorkshireman, Joe Joined Wignall & Moore in January 2021 and has been able to refine his skills and play a key role assisting with design work, planning applications and procurement. Joe has been studying for MA Architecture at The University of Edinburgh and during that time developed an interest in sustainable and digital design.