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Brisco Loran is an architecture practice based in London designing spaces for living, work, and the arts. We work with the public sector, communities, institutions, and individuals to deliver projects ranging from housing to furniture.

The practice is an appointee of the Greater London Authority’s framework for Architecture & Urbanism (A+U) as one of eleven specialist practices selected to offer ‘Small Sites Housing’ design to councils, housing associations, and public sector organisations across the city.

Thom Brisco, Director

Thom set up practice in 2016 following periods working with Jamie Fobert and Duggan Morris Architects where he gathered experience in the design of both housing and spaces for art. Expanding on this base, he has since worked with homeowners and community-led housing groups to deliver characterful and affordable low-energy homes across the UK.

In addition, he combines practice with teaching, leading a master’s unit at the Kingston School of Art, alongside teaching partner Aoife Donnelly. Thom is a graduate of the Glasgow School of Art and University of Sheffield. He is a director at Brisco Loran. 

Pandora Loran, Director

Pandora grew up near Bath, absorbing the terraces of the Georgian city, before moving to London to study architecture at the Kingston School of Art.

After gaining experience in Belgium with Veldwerk Architecten, she returned to the UK to undertake the self-build of the practice’s Market Street Studio project before joining as a director of Brisco Loran.

She has since completed a series of projects working with protected historic buildings in London and Bath. Acting as both designer and builder, she has recently delivered the studio’s Costa’s Barbers project in Battersea.

Sophie Hazeldine, Architectural Assistant

A graduate of Kingston School of Art, Sophie is an architectural assistant who has worked across a number of the practice’s live and completed projects. She is an excellent designer and communicator who makes beautiful drawings, models, and photographs.

Recent collaborators of the practice include Samuel Us, Junko Suetake, James Alder & Duncan Blackmore.