Our Team

 
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ALEX FLOWER

Founding Partner | BA (Hons), Dip.Arch, ARB, RIBA, RIAS

Alex studied at Edinburgh and Bartlett School of Architecture UCL, she worked at Paxton Locher Architects, on projects such as The Jerwood Space, Soho Theatre, and many high end residential properties and developments for private Clients. With over 15 years of construction experience, Alex has run numerous projects for private and commercial clients in London and further afield. As well as being based in the London office, Alex heads Flower Michelin’s South of England office, based in Hampshire. Alex co-founded Flower Michelin in 2004.

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CHANTAL MICHELIN

Founding Partner | BA (Hons), Dip.Arch, ARB, RIBA

Chantal studied at the Architectural Association London and Bartlett School of Architecture UCL. She subsequently worked at Paxton Locher Architects on high profile residential buildings and developments before helping form MOOArc in 1996. Chantal has worked on large Client portfolios of sites and properties in and around Central and East London and the City, including mixed use developments of commercial, private and affordable housing. Chantal co-founded Flower Michelin in 2004.


 

CHRIS WELLS

Partner | BA (Hons), Dip.Arch, ARB, RIBA

Chris studied at the Oxford School of Architecture and the University of Westminster. Having gained office experience at Falla Associates and Hetreed Ross, Chris has also spent time developing his construction knowledge first hand working on sites in the South of France, Wales, Bath and at our project - 15½ Consort Road. Chris joined Flower Michelin in 2006 and became a Partner in 2011. Chris now heads our Oxford office. His portfolio includes a wide variety of residential projects in Central London, Oxfordshire and further afield.

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ARCHNA PATEL

Architect | BA (Hons), MArch, Dip.Arch, ARB







Archna joined in 2015 after completing her Part I at Manchester School of Architecture, Part II at the University of Greenwich and Part III at the University of Westminster. Her final year thesis explored slapstick comedy in architecture: exceeding the boundaries of common sense and interrogating the serious nature of architectural theory. Archna has been involved in a wide range of projects at Flower Michelin and has worked across the RIBA work stages, from planning to construction detailing.

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BENJAMIN ELLIS

Architect | BA (Hons), MArch, Dip.Arch, ARB



Ben is an architect, having graduated with First Class Honours at BA where his portfolio was nominated for the RIBA Bronze Medal Award, before completing his MArch and RIBA Part III at the University of Westminster with Distinction in both; shortlisted for his dissertation on the French artist, Yves Klein. Ben has a keen interest in furniture-making and material exploration, which drives his passion for small, budget-conscious projects, with a minimal and disruptive approach.  

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HENRY BATTEY

Architect | BA (Hons), MArch, Dip.Arch, ARB


Henry joined Flower Michelin soon after completing his Part I studies at Oxford Brookes University in 2013. He subsequently completed his Part II & III at the University of Westminster, continuing his work in practice throughout and graduating from both with a distinction. Henry has been involved in a wide range of projects during his time at Flower Michelin. He has an interest in the finer detailing of projects; from the design of joinery and the way these items inhabit spaces, to the specification and format of materials and cladding. He enjoys the transition from the earlier design stages to construction, the development and realisation of concepts, and the delivery of both budget and environmentally sustainable projects.

 

LYNNE GIBSON

Architect | BA (Hons), MArch, Dip.Arch, ARB



Lynne moved to London and joined Flower Michelin after completing her Part I and Part II studies at the Glasgow School of Art. Her final year thesis explored sustainable construction methods, with an in-depth research study into Cross Laminated Timber. Lynne has worked on a wide range of projects at Flower Michelin from a grade II listed house to feasibility studies for large scale developments. Outside of work Lynne, enjoys cooking, travelling and (occasionally) running.

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MAX WOLSTENCROFT

Architectural Assistant | BA (Hons)



Max joined us in 2018 from Oxford Brookes where he graduated with a First Class degree and was nominated for the RIBA Bronze Medal Award.  He enjoys working on a wide range of projects at Flower Michelin and has a keen interest in combining architecture and interiors through a detail driven approach. Max is hoping to complete his qualifications as an Architect in Stockholm across the next two years where he’ll refine his interest in creating beautiful designs, with longevity and a reflection of the cultural and physical context.

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PHOEBE CAVE

Architectural Assistant | BA (Hons)




Phoebe joined us earlier this year in 2019 having completed her BA (hons) at Oxford Brookes. Where she took an interest in spatial quality – writing her dissertation on dazzle camouflage and anamorphism; how these can terminate and generate space. Outside of the office this artistic interest continues with painting, having completed courses at both Florence and London art schools.

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JULIE CRILLY

Practice Manager


Julie has been our Practice Manager since 2010.  Her background of 15 years as a Professional Indemnity client handler/broker in the City (before having a break to have children) has given her a wealth of office experience that she brings to Flower Michelin.