Simon Fraser founded FBM Architects in 1991 with Angus Brown and Martin MacKenna. Simon is an award-winning architect who has worked in the UK and the USA. Simon has a design input into each project we undertake and is responsible for maintaining strategic client relationships. Simon has a passion for architecture and is always visiting buildings in the UK and abroad and sharing images with the rest of the office, for inspiration. Simon is often out and about meeting new clients, attending conferences and networking events. He is continually searching for new design ideas, technology and materials to help us design inspirational buildings that have a positive effect on the people who use them.
With experience in design and delivery of major projects across a variety of sectors, Andrew’s completed projects include: mixed use regeneration projects for major UK house builders and social housing providers, award winning low-energy homes in Hampshire and small scale developments in difficult urban sites. With his experience, Andrew provides a quick and detailed response to support clients during site acquisitions. He also has expertise in the education sector. In particular, primary and secondary schools where he has delivered multi phased new build and refurbishment solutions to constrained sites.
Phillip has over 15 years experience at FBM. Most of his time is devoted to securing new projects through competitions and tenders. He also has responsibility for finance and office operations. Phillip has board level experience in the social housing and charitable sectors. He has a particular interest in new media and leads seminars on church communications. Phillip is interested in creating ways to share knowledge and ensure that the core values that underpin each organisation follow through to every area of the business. At FBM this has involved introducing periodic design charrettes and reviews and our “Friday Forums” which provide a platform for staff to share ideas and information about current projects.
Viviana Vivanco leads projects primarily in the residential, education and arts and culture sectors. Completed projects include the award-winning regeneration of the Pembury Estate in Hackney, which provides 268 new homes, a thriving community centre, shops and a nursery and a new building for the Salvation Army in Hendon, which provides space for worship, band practice and is the home to the Barnet “Dementia Hub” run by the Alzheimer’s Society. Viviana is currently leading a range of projects including the extension of a church in Barnet to provide new community space and large new housing developments in London for leading developers. Along with the other Directors, Viviana leads design reviews of projects across the practice.
With experience in leading large scale projects through all stages of design and delivery, major projects include the urban development of Pembury Circus for Peabody Housing Association. Paul has worked across leisure, retail and office design. He has lectured on space planning and participated as a judge for the Leisure Property Awards.
Leading on major University projects including a new integrated science and teaching building for the University of East Anglia and the award-winning retrofit of the Cockcroft Building for the University of Brighton. John specialises in the design of sustainable, low-energy buildings. He uses this knowledge to add value to education, residential and commercial sectors for both new builds and refurbishments. He is a qualified Passivhaus Designer and is also a Trustee for the Architects Benevolent Society.
Managing major projects across the practice, John enjoys working at all stages of design and delivery processes from masterplanning to furniture design. He is a graduate of the RCA and projects at FBM Architects include the award winning building for the Museum of the Mind and Bethlem Gallery.