Groves-Raines Architects

Gemma Wheeler

Gemma studied History of Art at the University of Edinburgh and worked in both Paris and Milan before returning to London to work at Tate Modern/Britain. In 2008 she returned to university to study Architecture, attending both the University of Westminster and the Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University, before graduating with distinction in 2015. She was awarded an RIBA Silver Medal Commendation for her final MArch project, along with the T Alwyn Lloyd Memorial Prize for best overall performance and the Colwyn Foulkes Memorial Prize for best MArch design in the Built Environment.

Gemma worked for Form_art Architects and Jonathan Tuckey Design before going on to join GRAS in 2016. Her interest in ecology and existing buildings led her to focus her MArch dissertation on the ‘re-storying’ of St Peter’s Seminary to align with a post-dualist ecological worldview. This, in turn, developed into her MArch design thesis which reinterpreted the influence of Ruskin on conservation and applied an Alternative Conservation Strategy to the historic town of Bewdley,

Peter Allen
Matthew Bailey
Scott Bennion
Matthew Fan
Gunnar Groves-Raines
Jan Hájek
Andy Hodgkinson
David Lockhart
Murdo McDermid
Tim Taylor - Artist in residence