The team


The team

Minifie Architects is a London based studio established by Ben Minifie in 2012. Since then the studio has taken on a healthy creative impetus, attracting like-minded professionals brought together by a unified attitude, producing innovative and exceptional architecture.

Central to this is our meticulous approach to the often-myriad events in the construction process; from the countless effects of design decisions to the unpredictable on-site construction issues, we provide an intimate, creative and highly focused service, which ultimately results in the successful completion of appointed projects.

The practice has been progressively growing and building a reputation for its contemporary but insightful design, and passion to forge long standing relationships with clients and consultants, taking complex briefs and translating them into high quality projects.


Ben Minifie

Ben Minifie graduated from the Bartlett School of Architecture in 2005 and founded Minifie Architects in 2012. 

Ben formed the practice with a strong stance on collaborative design, which sees all members of the team discuss and express their ideas through crit style design sessions to find the best solution for both small and large obstacles. With over 15 years professional experience, Ben’s personable character and intuitive working methods ensure a satisfied, familiar and loyal client base. 

Ben previously worked on a number of award winning projects, Including 38 Finsbury Square for Henderson Global Investors, which won the British Council for Offices award for‘Best recycled workplace’.




Oliver Ogilvie

Senior Project Architect

Oliver graduated from Westminster University, London and joined Minifie Architects in 2012. At Minifie Architects he has worked on a number of key projects varying in size and complexity, recently including Cutlers Exchange and 91-93 Farringdon Road. 

Oliver has developed a range of skills during his career and has built a reputation for developing key packages of work and is currently Project Architect on the redevelopment of 18 Soho Square, a scheme to extensively refurbish an existing building in Westminster.

Oliver previously worked at The Royal Academy of Arts and with The Manser Practice. 


Deb Martin-Olette

Project Architect

Deb joined Minifie Architects in 2013 as a senior project architect and has experience of numerous educational projects including schemes for Imperial College, Chailey Heritage School and Greenwich University. 

Deb talents lie in her meticulous detailing and technical aspects of all stages of a scheme and thrives in delivering beautifully detailed projects.

Natasha Marks

Architectural Assistant

Natasha has been at MA since 2015 after the completion of her Part I at the University of Nottingham and a period of time working in Hong Kong. At MA she has worked on a range of residential and commercial projects including Soho Square. She is now studying for her Part II at the Bartlett.


Salomé Bouille

Architectural Assistant

Salomé joined MA in summer 2017 after completing her Masters at the Ecole Nationale Superieure d’Architecture de Versailles and a period of time working in both Paris and Nantes. She is currently working on a variety of projects including two large office refurbishments in Reading and London. 


Konstantinos Kyrsanidis

Architectural visualizer.

Konstantinos joined MA in 2016 as a visualizer. He brings many of the projects to life through the computer generated images.


Rebecca Cooper

Architectural Assistant

Rebecca has been working at MA since graduating from the University of Westminster in 2016.  She has worked on projects across a variety of sectors including Goldsmiths Batavia Road and Swiss Cottage.


Olive McAndrew

Architectural Assistant

Olive joined MA in summer 2017 after studying for her Part I at Oxford Brookes University and a year working as a Part I in Oxford. She is currently working on a variety of commercial refurbishment projects including Forbury Road in Reading. 

John Barnett


John has been part of Minifie Architects for 2 years. He assists with accountancy functions, including invoicing and supplier management. John works closely with the directors to meet the company’s organisational needs, assists the company’s accountant and makes sure it is possible for the office to function efficiently.