Hana trained in architecture and had a varied range of experience within theatre, cultural planning and research prior to co-founding HAT Projects in 2007. She has a particular commitment to public and civic projects and expertise in brief-setting, co-design and planning policy.
Hana is a Built Environment Expert for Design Council Cabe and a member of the South East Design Review panel, as well as a registered Enabler with The Glass-House Community Led Design. She contributes strongly to local community development and sits on the advisory board to Colchester Borough Council on cultural development. She is a trustee of Dance East and Roman River Music. Hana maintains a strong research base and writes for publications including Building Design magazine, Architecture Today and Icon, as well as frequent guest lecturing across the UK.
Tom co-founded HAT Projects after holding senior roles within some of the UK's leading architecture practices. He has a particular passion for, and expertise with arts and cultural projects, to which he brings a rigorous analysis alongside a creative energy and attention to every detail.
Tom is a trustee of the Jerwood Charitable Foundation, a parent governor at our local primary school, and a passionate, if often frustrated, Arsenal fan. Prior to forming HAT Projects, Tom was an Associate at Haworth Tompkins where he worked on a range of building types for high profile clients including the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Theatre Royal Bath. Tom was subsequently the project architect at Tony Fretton Architects on the new British Embassy in Warsaw.