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CRAB Studio was founded in 2006 and has become renowned for exceptional design at all scales. Notable projects include the Abedian School of Architecture in Australia and Department of Law and Central Administration in Austria.

The practice has an experimental and artisanal attitude, and we always strive to go beyond the norm. At CRAB Studio nothing is rejected without creative investigation.

Each project is deliberately calibrated to its situation: Gavin and the team spend much time ‘getting inside’ the task and its context. CRAB buildings are known for their sculptural qualities, yet behind these it is clear organisation, functional design and consideration for the end users that are always the key priorities.

Gavin_Robotham

Jasmin_Sohi

Zi_Shan_Lim

Ivan_Hung

Kelly_Chang

Bettina_Chow

George_Neyroud

Eoin_Shaw

Dino_Yi-Ting_Liu

Catters

Barti_Ddu

Sir_Peter_Cook

Adeline_Chum

Adriana_Zurera

Afra_van_‘t_Land

Aisyah_Ajib

Alan_Tansey

Alex_Svard

Alice_Labourel

Alice_Ningxin_Ye

Alice_Yu

Alma_Jiaxuan_Lin

Aman_Sheth

Amaneh_Solati

Ana_Diez

Andrea_Gonzalez

Andreea_An_Mar

Andrew_Su

Androniki_Strongioglou

Andy_Hsu

Avery_Lin

Basmah_Kaki

Beatrice_Eckord

Benjamin_Farnsworth

Carlos_Ramirez_Pantanella

Carlos_Ruiz

Carmine_Carparelli

Caroline_Lundin

Carrie_Lai_Tieng_Leong

Caterina_Miralles_Tagliabue

Catherine_Wu

Catrina_Stewart

Christia_Angelidou

Christos_Mellios

Clara_Lee

Clara_Schwarz

Clare_Kennedy

Claudia_Tanskanen

Cristina_Macia_Briedis

Cyan_Hongqi_Xu

Daniel_Nolkrantz

Daniele_Hodgson

Dhruvin_Shah

Dimitris_Argyros

Eel_Tseng

Elana_Pappoff

Eleni_Zygogianni

Eve_Yi-Chi_Wang

Fatemeh_Ghasemi

Faye_Greenwood

Freddie_Jiang

Garrett_Santo

Gayathri_Jagadeesan

Gordon_Sung

Grace_Sih-ning_Chi

Guadalupe_Hernandez

Guya_Di_Bella

Hannes_Karlsson

Hao_Lee

Helen_Rotenberg

Ho_Kim

Hung-Hsuan_Su

Hyein_Lee

Ileana_Altmann_Berneau

Isabella_Lee

Isabelle_Gin

Ivan_L._Quero

Jack_Hsieh

Jackie_Pan

Jacqueline_Yu

Javier_Ruiz

Jean-Baptiste_Couty

Jean-Baptiste_Ruat

Jeff_Gillway

Jenna_Al-Ali

Jesus_Paz_Otero

Jie_Zhou

Joanna_Costan

Johanna_Kanerud

Jonas_Ersson

Josette_Zhou

Hiroyuki_Iwashita

Kate_Kwik

Kelly_Tsoi

Kerry_Zhou

Keti_Carapuli

Kevin_Sheppard

Kiki_Yu-Tang_Chen

Kristijan_Cebzan

Kyuri_Kim_Chan

Lavinia_Andreea_Marcu

Leeka_Kamlalai_Jhan

Lorene_Faure

Lorenzo_Bertolotto

Loreto_Ramon-Solans

Lukas_Malm

Maiken_Seglem

Maja_Linse

Malene_Andersen

Maria_Knutsson-Hall

Mark_Bagguley

Mars_Chuang

Melody_Chu

Michelle_Ho

Miho_Kamei

Mike_Wu

Monica_Hsieh

Monica_Serizawa

Natalie_Savva

Nick_Naidu

Nick_Syue

Nicky_Li

Nicole_Gkoka

Nieves_Huang

Nuria_Blanco

Oskar_Edstrom

Patricia_Garcia_Chimeno

Per_Fretheim

Ping_Wong

Ray_Ronghua_Lei

Reem_Nasir

Riccardo_Berghella

Rosalia_Fenu

Ruijen_Yang

Rula_Sayegh

Ryan_Theodore

Ryan_Tung

Salammbo_Clausse

Samyuktha_Badri

Sandra_Youkhana

Sara_Alonso

Selma_Udriot_Johansson

Shene_Kao

Shower_Tseng

Sofia_Adolfsson

Sonya_Chao

Sooyeon_Lim

Sotiria_Paschalli

Stefan_Lengen

Stefano_Passeri

Stefanos_Roimpas

Steven_Avis

Sungha_Kim

Szu-An_Yao

Tam_Nhan_Tran

Teodor_Astrom

Thais_Espersen

Theo_Clarke

Theresa_Heinen

Tim_Culverhouse

Ting-Chun_Lee

Ting-Na_Chen

Timothy_Tai

Tong_Zhang

Tonks_Chen

Tyra_Dokkedahl

Valle_Medina

Vici_Hofbauer

Viktor_Johansen

Vivian_Hsin-Yu_Hsieh

Vivian_Wong

Whitney_Chow

Wiktor_Bergh

Yang_Yu

Yen_Ting_Yeh

Yi_Ren

Youssef_Al-Mehdari

Zack_Saunders

Zhaniya_Alimzhanova

Zoe_Ko

Zsuzsa_Peter

Zuzanna_Mariola_Gaszczak

people (PRESENT):

Gavin Robotham

Gavin Robotham studied at Brighton and the Bartlett, UCL where he received awards from the RIBA and the British Institution Prize. He was also awarded the Knox Scholarship at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. Prior to CRAB, he worked for renowned US and British offices. Gavin served as lead designer for the interiors of the Imperial War Museum of the North in Manchester and the Magna Centre in Rotherham, which won the Stirling Prize in 2001, before co-founding CRAB Studio with Sir Peter Cook in 2006. Gavin currently runs CRAB studio, overseeing all aspects of design. He is also a respected lecturer, teaching design at the Bartlett and various universities worldwide. Gavin is an avid birdwatcher and can frequently be found out on the Norfolk Broads looking for marsh harriers.

Jasmin Sohi

A graduate of the Bartlett, UCL, and an architect with over 19 years experience, Jasmin is adept at designing and delivering bold, highly crafted architectural projects at all scales. Prior to CRAB, Jasmin was project architect for the design and delivery of the Maggie’s cancer caring centre in Oldham, which won numerous awards, including a RIBA National Award and a RIBA Sustainability Award. Recognising Jasmin’s contributions to the success of the project, she was awarded the RIBA NW Project Architect of the Year award 2018. Jasmin also gained significant residential design experience during her time at dRMM Architects, including Athletes’ Village housing for the London 2012 Olympics. She has previously been a design and technical tutor for first year and BSc Architecture at the Bartlett. Jasmin has twin girls and enjoys wine.

Zi Shan Lim

Shan is an alumna of the AA School of Architecture and a recipient of the PAM 2019 Medal – Malaysia’s highest architectural education accolade. With a knack for unpicking complex spatial situations, Shan has played a pivotal role in CRAB’s recent projects. Notably, Shan led the design of the Huangshan Wanan Compass landscape art project as well as overseeing the Artistic Overlay Masterplan of the Kai Tak Sports Park in Hong Kong. Currently, Shan is project architect for the BRIJ, a groundbreaking cultural centre spanning 1.4mn sq ft in India, which is currently on site. Shan makes excellent cakes with minimal sugar.

Ivan Hung

A graduate from the Bartlett School of Architecture and a designer from Hong Kong, Ivan ensures designs are communicated with clarity and beauty.At CRAB, Ivan was a key team member for the Kai Tak Sports Park project, developing the Artistic Overlay Masterplan and designing particular curated moments within the scheme. As well as running projects at CRAB, Ivan is also Head of Boom – unusual research projects and random creative explorations at CRAB.

Kelly Chang

A graduate of UCLA, Kelly combines a sensitive eye for design and composition with a quirky sense of humour. During her undergraduate study, Kelly was exposed to a wide range of design and artistic media - this background enables her to draw on wide references and practices when developing designs. Since joining CRAB Studio in 2019, Kelly has worked on projects at multiple scales and stages. She is currently part of the team working on a new 1.4 million sq ft cultural centre in India.

Bettina Chow

A graduate from the Royal College of Art, Bettina shows a real sensibility for materials and precision in her working methods. She completed her BA(ArchStud) at the University of Hong Kong in 2017, prior to which she had her designs exhibited widely, such as in the HKU Degree Show and REVEAL 2 HKIA. She has also worked for Architecture Commons as Year-out architectural assistant on various schools and community projects in Hong Kong. Her experience at CRAB includes developing a masterplan for Carbrooke Village, a residential rewilding project that places nature and shared landscaped spaces at the forefront of a new community in Norfolk.

George Neyroud

One of the top undergraduates of the Bartlett and winner of the Year 3 Portfolio Prize, George's final project was a nursery imbued with Hawksmoorian design generated through machine learning models. The process involved oscillating between hand drawing, clay fabrication and digital modelling. At CRAB, George uses his design talent and exceptional eye to create evocative schemes and images that communicate CRAB's intent. He was most recently part of the team designing Crepuscular House - a home that celebrates the light at dawn and dusk.

Eoin Shaw

Eoin is one of the top undergraduate students at the Bartlett, and winner of the RIBA London Student Award 2020. His second year project was featured in Dezeen’s pick of summer show work. Sited in Dungeness, the project looked at what could happen to the decommissioned power station and its surrounding landscape. Looking at Prospect Cottage, the home and garden of the filmmaker Derek Jarman, AI was used to transform the power station into a celebration of Jarman’s life and work. Eoin’s experience at CRAB includes working on a number of confidential projects in the middle east. These have frequently involved working with large teams and at immense scales, whilst considering the experience at a human level.

Dino Yi-Ting Liu

Having completed his degree at the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Dino is currently undertaking his masters at the National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan. At CRAB, Dino's skill at design and model making has been demonstrated through projects such as Crepuscular House - a home that celebrates the light at dawn and dusk.

Catters

Catters is an HR manager at CRAB. Catters dislikes Barti.

Barti Ddu

Barti likes mud.

PEOPLE (PAST):

Sir Peter Cook

Adeline Chum

Adriana Zurera

Afra van ‘t Land

Aisyah Ajib

Alan Tansey

Alex Svard

Alice Labourel

Alice Ningxin Ye

Alice Yu

Alma Jiaxuan Lin

Aman Sheth

Amaneh Solati

Ana Diez

Andrea Gonzalez

Andreea An Mar

Andrew Su

Androniki Strongioglou

Andy Hsu

Avery Lin

Basmah Kaki

Beatrice Eckord

Benjamin Farnsworth

Carlos Ramirez Pantanella

Carlos Ruiz

Carmine Carparelli

Caroline Lundin

Carrie Lai Tieng Leong

Caterina Miralles Tagliabue

Catherine Wu

Catrina Stewart

Christia Angelidou

Christos Mellios

Clara Lee

Clara Schwarz

Clare Kennedy

Claudia Tanskanen

Cristina Macia Briedis

Cyan Hongqi Xu

Daniel Nolkrantz

Daniele Hodgson

Dhruvin Shah

Dimitris Argyros

Eel Tseng

Elana Pappoff

Eleni Zygogianni

Eve Yi-Chi Wang

Fatemeh Ghasemi

Faye Greenwood

Freddie Jiang

Garrett Santo

Gayathri Jagadeesan

Gordon Sung

Grace Sih-ning Chi

Guadalupe Hernandez

Guya Di Bella

Hannes Karlsson

Hao Lee

Helen Rotenberg

Ho Kim

Hung-Hsuan Su

Hyein Lee

Ileana Altmann Berneau

Isabella Lee

Isabelle Gin

Ivan L. Quero

Jack Hsieh

Jackie Pan

Jacqueline Yu

Javier Ruiz

Jean-Baptiste Couty

Jean-Baptiste Ruat

Jeff Gillway

Jenna Al-Ali

Jesus Paz Otero

Jie Zhou

Joanna Costan

Johanna Kanerud

Jonas Ersson

Josette Zhou

Hiroyuki Iwashita

Kate Kwik

Kelly Tsoi

Kerry Zhou

Keti Carapuli

Kevin Sheppard

Kiki Yu-Tang Chen

Kristijan Cebzan

Kyuri Kim Chan

Lavinia Andreea Marcu

Leeka Kamlalai Jhan

Lorene Faure

Lorenzo Bertolotto

Loreto Ramon-Solans

Lukas Malm

Maiken Seglem

Maja Linse

Malene Andersen

Maria Knutsson-Hall

Mark Bagguley

Mars Chuang

Melody Chu

Michelle Ho

Miho Kamei

Mike Wu

Monica Hsieh

Monica Serizawa

Natalie Savva

Nick Naidu

Nick Syue

Nicky Li

Nicole Gkoka

Nieves Huang

Nuria Blanco

Oskar Edstrom

Patricia Garcia Chimeno

Per Fretheim

Ping Wong

Ray Ronghua Lei

Reem Nasir

Riccardo Berghella

Rosalia Fenu

Ruijen Yang

Rula Sayegh

Ryan Theodore

Ryan Tung

Salammbo Clausse

Samyuktha Badri

Sandra Youkhana

Sara Alonso

Selma Udriot Johansson

Shene Kao

Shower Tseng

Sofia Adolfsson

Sonya Chao

Sooyeon Lim

Sotiria Paschalli

Stefan Lengen

Stefano Passeri

Stefanos Roimpas

Steven Avis

Sungha Kim

Szu-An Yao

Tam Nhan Tran

Teodor Astrom

Thais Espersen

Theo Clarke

Theresa Heinen

Tim Culverhouse

Ting-Chun Lee

Ting-Na Chen

Timothy Tai

Tong Zhang

Tonks Chen

Tyra Dokkedahl

Valle Medina

Vici Hofbauer

Viktor Johansen

Vivian Hsin-Yu Hsieh

Vivian Wong

Whitney Chow

Wiktor Bergh

Yang Yu

Yen Ting Yeh

Yi Ren

Youssef Al-Mehdari

Zack Saunders

Zhaniya Alimzhanova

Zoe Ko

Zsuzsa Peter

Zuzanna Mariola Gaszczak