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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.

He combines practice with teaching, leading an undergraduate studio at the Kingston School of Art alongside his long-time teaching partner Amalia Skoufoglou. 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 amongst the terraces of Bath, moving to London to study architecture at the Kingston School of Art, before gaining experience with Veldwerk Architecten in Belgium. Returning to the UK, she undertook the self-build of the practice’s Market Street Studio project before joining with Thom as director at Brisco Loran.

She has recently secured planning permission and listed building consent for works to a cluster of early 19thC buildings in Bath, whilst commencing work on the residential conversion of a series of listed barns in Suffolk. 

Sophie Hazeldine, Architectural Assistant

A graduate of Kingston School of Art, Sophie is an architectural assistant working across a number of the practice’s live projects.

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