Jonathan Burlow is a British architecture studio based in Folkestone, Kent. The studio works across a variety of scales and sectors including private residential, multi-unit housing, mixed-use schemes, commercial fit-out, store design, and landscape interventions. We are working with a range of private individuals, commercial developers, and cultural institutions.
Our work is guided by a harmonious balance between the most practical problem solving and the uppermost artistic judgment. Jonathan Burlow comes from a background immersed in a diversity of cultures, driving the studio’s curiosity and passion to enhance and celebrate the environments, social behaviours, and norms found in human societies. As a result, our work reflects a spirit of experimentation in formulating relationships that discover a playful balance between these entities.
The studio is currently working on proposals for several significant urban development sites across Kent and London, as well as starting the construction of a contemporary art gallery situated in Folkestone Harbour. At a smaller scale, our workload also includes a creative office fit-out for Progress Agency, and several private residential property renovations and extensions.
The studio has recently been selected by the Architecture Foundation to be included in a major publication surveying the best British architecture studios established in the past 10 years.
Jonathan founded his architecture studio in 2018 after working with various established practices, with the fundamentals of his experience developed under Andrew Phillips, a former director at David Chipperfield Architects in London. Jonathan worked on several significant urban development sites across London, with high profile clients such as Sellar.
Jonathan studied architecture at the University of Portsmouth, where he was awarded the Dibben Prize. He then went on to further his master studies at the University of Bath before concluding at the Architectural Association. As well as being half British and half French, Jonathan started life in Bangkok and has lived across the world in culture-rich countries such as Laos and Pakistan.
Credits & Collaborators
Andrew Phillips, Butler Archive, Constant Structural Design, Creative Folkestone, Haakon Egil Lie, Jason deCaires Taylor, Light Plan, Martin Pearce, NWSmith Associates, Philip Hall, Progress Agency, Simone Bossi, Sprinks Construction, Tom Cecil
Best Integrated Design