Creative Conservation

Studio Wignall & Moore is an award-winning RIBA Chartered architecture practice that includes architects and artisans. It produces expressive buildings, places and unique installations that bring joy. The practice offers original designs based on an appreciation of, and sensitivity to, architecture, art and history.

Operating at a range of scales from complete buildings, to interpretive sculpture, we deliver from design concept through to practical realisation. Previous clients include English Heritage, The V&A, The BBC, National Museums Northern Ireland, The National Museum of the Royal Navy, The Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Liberty London and numerous local authority and private estate clients.


Clients & Affiliations

The practice has longstanding affiliations in both the art and architecture sectors. On the one hand we are a RIBA Chartered architecture practice and members of The Worshipful Company of Architects, on the other we have trained at the Royal College of Art and have shown at the RA. 

A number of our affiliations and past clients can be seen alongside.


Heritage & Craft

The appreciation of craft and heritage is at the heart of everything we do. Whether a bespoke joinery detail or the concept design for a public art commission, we are respectful of the past, knowing where we came from, but with the confidence to create something new.

Quality & Service

We are passionate about providing a professional service for our clients and have a track record of delivering projects on time and on budget. A well-considered approach to value is critical for any project, we take a holistic approach at each stage of a project to ensure that cost and quality are optimised.

The Team

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, Bristol office 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 young talents in Architecture. James trained in the UK, winning RIBA awards and nominations before qualifying at the University of Cambridge. James has extensive 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 a historic royal palace to the master-planning of towns and cities.

With Studio Wignall & Moore, James has fulfilled an ambition to unite contemporary design and technology with historic research and narrative. He is passionate about the profession and has taught architecture at a number of the top UK architecture schools. 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 the multi-generational family business of carpentry and construction. He trained under leading British architect, Tony Fretton, and received his qualifications in both architecture and engineering. Bradley’s love of craftsmanship is evident throughout his work, from bespoke residential architecture to large scale public arts and culture projects.

Bradley founded Studio Wignall & Moore with a vision to work differently, truly taking the time to understand a client’s needs and working with them to develop exceptional outcomes. He has worked on private, commercial and heritage schemes, engaging with each client to explore and unlock the potential of their projects. Bradley has a strong connection with the RIBA Schools programme, presenting talks at the RIBA, and has taught architecture at the University of Nottingham.

Jacob Dix

Senior Architect
BArch (Hons) PGDipArch ADPPA ARB

Jacob spent seven years working at aLL Design under the direction of the late Prof. Will Alsop OBE. He has worked on projects across a multitude of scales and typologies from city-wide masterplans to end user bespoke projects. Always with a keen interest in sustainability, Jacob was the lead designer for ‘Knock Nothing Down’ at the Royal Academy of Arts, helping to deliver the best rated exhibition in the Architecture room’s history. Jacob has gained experience in teaching architecture whilst tutoring at the Welsh School of Architecture in Cardiff. Since joining Wignall & Moore as a Senior Designer in 2022, he has had a key focus on sustainability in the practice and is design lead for a number of clients including English Heritage and The Burton Agnes Preservation Trust.

Eley Williams

Writer & Reasearcher
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 Studio Wignall & Moore and is a regular collaborator responsible for leading the written narrative and research into specific project areas.

Constanza Gaggero /
Gaggero Works

Visual Identity & Graphic Design

Constanza is a Chilean born graphic designer with more than 15 years experience in visual identity and design. Founder and Creative Director of the Gaggeroworks Studio, London, she began her career in Santiago de Chile founding her first studio, Rioseco & Gaggero in 2002. After moving to the UK in 2007, she worked as a Senior Designer at the British Museum, developing a new brand for the museum, together with John McConnell of Pentagram. During this period, she also worked on numerous exhibitions and editorial projects gaining a unique expertise in the museum sector.

Constanza and her Studio are regular collaborators with Wignall & Moore working on a range of museum and visitor experience projects.

Daniel 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.

Mark Goddard

Head of Sales
B.Arch UCL (Hons) M.Arch RCA

Mark is a dynamic and results-driven professional responsible for overseeing the firm’s sales. With a keen understanding of the architecture and design industry having studied architecture at both the RCA and UCL, Mark plays a pivotal role in driving revenue growth and business development while also throwing his design acumin into the ring from time to time.

Mark has an ability to forge strong client partnerships and this makes him an integral part of Studio Wignall & Moore’s continued success in delivering innovative architectural solutions.

Joe Simms

Architectural Assistant

Another proud Yorkshireman, Joe Joined Studio 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


“The ‘Museum of Innovation’ galleries at the Ulster Transport Museum are a strategically important project for National Museums NI.  Wignall and Moore were appointed as designers and have delivered all that we were hoping for and more. They brought great vision and creative energy to the project and have been a pleasure to work with. There’s been a great team spirit throughout the development process – despite the pressures of a tight deadline. 
Most importantly – our visitors love the new gallery. The Museum of Innovation is a significant step forward on our journey of transformation for the Ulster Transport Museum.”

William Blair, Director of Collections, NMNI

“One of the happiest building sites I’ve ever worked on. Wignall & Moore have a strong design understanding, an eye for detail and even more impressively the ability to keep morale and spirits high even during difficult construction works. As a project manager this is often the key to projects being delivered on time and on budget. Working closely with Wignall & Moore from conception to completion allowed for the project to run seamlessly, with every detail thought through and considered with the client’s best interests at heart.”

Grant Le Roy – Royal Warrant Holders K R Hannaford Ltd

“Working with Wignall & Moore was an exciting and rewarding experience. My project had been carefully planned and as a team they were thoughtful and reflective throughout. They created a wonderfully collaborative environment and managed their site team and the construction phase in a calm and respectful way. Their professionalism ensured that my project was delivered on time and to budget and I am delighted with the result.”

Azu Fletcher

‘Wignall & Moore have been exemplary in delivering a truly unique gallery, the Cuming collection has been showcased with exception experiential impact yet balanced with appropriate contextual anchors’

Judy Aitken, Head Curator, London Borough of Southwark

“We employed Wignall & Moore to refurbish our 4,000 square foot Regency villa in Holland Park in 2020.
 They demonstrated a rare combination of design flair and financial discipline. No challenge was left unsolved, no miles were too far to travel to source materials. Bear in mind this was mid-Covid. For
example, 18th century York flagstones were sourced and they drove up to various suppliers in Yorkshire and Lancashire, bringing back samples for our approval. We are very happy with the two
extensions that they designed and had built, maximising the square footage of our home, and keeping the Royal Borough of Kensington and
Chelsea planners onside. As you can imagine the Royal Borough are stringent.”
Jane Mulvagh

“Having Brad, James and the team was a delight. They were very open, always including us in discussions regarding design ideas, materials, time scales etc. They are interested in the quirky and in less usual approaches and styles whilst still respectful of real-world constraints.”

Nicola Ward

“A mid-spring night’s dream. Cliché as it may be, that is the only way I can describe “The King and The Minotaur”. The fact is, 5 minutes inside and you forget all about London I felt like I was in someone’s cottage, ready to see meadows and lakes when the exit door opened. This was by far one of the most interesting, original and pleasurable experiences I’ve ever had here in London. Or anywhere else, for that matter…”

The King and The Minotaur, Critical review

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