Urban Stories that unlock outstanding potential.

Award winning architects

Specialising in residential and mixed-use developments Autor are internationally award-winning architects located in the creative heart of London.

Maximising local potential

As experts in pre-fabrication and passive-house design we have worked across many London boroughs, receiving numerous awards for maximising local potential with Innovative Urban Story Architecture.

Places people can identify with

Creating a strong sense of place and identity the Autor Urban Story Approach provides clients with remarkable levels of urban design integration, architectural integrity and construction efficiency.

The Autor Urban Story Approach

The geometric nature of our approach allows easy adaptation to MMC, providing clients with 94.7% planning success, 14% above the average site densities and up to 28% lower construction costs.

Meet the Team

Having merged our background in German engineering with our expertise in the UK construction industry, our boutique studio provides clients with a personalised service, trade marked design processes and continues director input.

FREDERIC PAULUS AKUFFO

Managing Director

Specializations:
Residential architecture, prefabrication, passive house technology, urban design, engineering
Publications:
How to have fun with Prefabrication, Homes Magazine, 2004
Cost Reduction in Construction,Peabody Housing Trust, 2002
Background:
HTA, RPA & WestonWillamson
Education:
Diploma Architecture, 1999 University of Technology Darmstadt/Frankfurt, Germany
Master Architectural Design, 2000 UCL – The Bartlett, London, UK
Vision:
To create architecture as a window to a sites origins.
Specialisations:
Residential architecture, urban realm and public open space design, sustainable and innovative architecture
Publications:
Light at the end of the Tunnel RIBA, Network Rail & Spacia – 1st Prize, Architects; Journal – Mountain House Scotland
Background:
Auk Europe, SDPS Architects, The Facility, Metropolis AS
Education:
Diploma in Architecture
University of Westminster
Tutor and guest critic
University of Bath
Vision:
Architecture is a dynamic expression of the process of spatial and cultural reflexivity. In making buildings, places and spaces we must draw in the values of context and history, the character of client and programme and bring forward an expression of these contrasting drivers while addressing the sustainability of our proposals, in environmental, financial and geopolitical terms.

STEVEN FIITZWILLIAM

Associate Architect 

Chiara Sapienza

Architect

Specializations:
Business Development, Operations & Strategy, Marketing & Branding
Background:
Ghoti, Sang Consulting, Uniforce Consulting, McKinsey & Company
Education:
BA(Hons) Int. Marketing and Management, LSBU, BA Int. Sales & Marketing Management, IBA Kolding
Vision:
Shape urban spaces to make a positive impact on the future.
Background:
APG Architecture, NDA Architects
Education:
MA with distinction, BA(Hons) in Architecture at the University of Portsmouth
Vision:
Responsive and sustainable Architecture that leaves a positive imprint on the urban fabric and thoughtfully enhances the way people live their lives.

KIERON STEPHENS

Architectural Assistant [Part II] 

Elizabeth Innemee

Architectural Assistant [PART II]

Background:
WADP Architects, Black Architecture, Article 25
Education:
MA with distinction and BA(Hons) at the University of Kent
Vision:
Architecture has the power to shape and improve the present, past and future. My passion is to create architecture that responds to and respects its context and surrounding, enriching those who engage with it.

Helen Luc

Financial Coordinator

FREDERIC AKUFFO

Managing Director

Specializations:
Residential architecture, prefabrication, passive house technology, urban design, engineering
Publications:
How to have fun with Prefabrication, Homes Magazine, 2004
Cost Reduction in Construction,Peabody Housing Trust, 2002
Background:
RPA, JCMT & HTA, Weston Willamson
Education:
Diploma Architecture, 1999 University of Technology Darmstadt/Frankfurt, Germany
Master Architectural Design, 2000 UCL – Bartlett School of Architecture, London, UK
Vision:
To leave urban stories for the better that inspire and harmonise with their urban surrounding. Inform about the geometric relationships of rational and poetic dimensions of architecture.

STEVEN FITZWILLIAM

Associate Architect

Specialisations:
Residential architecture, urban realm and public open space design, sustainable and innovative architecture
Publications:
Light at the end of the Tunnel RIBA, Network Rail & Spacia – 1st Prize, Architects; Journal – Mountain House Scotland
Background:
Auk Europe, SDPS Architects, The Facility, Metropolis AS
Education:
Diploma in Architecture
University of Westminster
Tutor and guest critic
University of Bath
Vision:
Architecture is a dynamic expression of the process of spatial and cultural reflexivity. In making buildings, places and spaces we must draw in the values of context and history, the character of client and programme and bring forward an expression of these contrasting drivers while addressing the sustainability of our proposals, in environmental, financial and geopolitical terms.

CHIARA SAPIENZA

Architect 

Background:
Done Silver Kerr, P&T Architects (HK) AS
Education:
MArch, Chinese University of HongKong
BSc (Hons) Architecture, Cardiff University, UK
Vision:
Architecture has the power to shape and improve the present, past and future. My passion is to create architecture that responds to and respects its context and surrounding, enriching those who engage with it.

KIERON STEPHENS

Part II Architectural Assistant

Specializations:
Residential
Background:
APG Architecture, NDA Architects
Education:
Masters with distinction and BA(Hons) in Architecture at the University of Portsmouth
Vision:
Creating space that invites, inspires and connects people.

ELIZABETH INNEMEE

Part II Architectural Assistant

Background:
WADP Architecture, Black Architecture, Article 25
Education:
Masters with distinction and BA(Hons) in Architecture at the University of Kent
Vision:
Shape urban spaces to make a positive impact on the future.