Fieldwork Architects is a London based architecture and design studio founded by James Owen and Tim Gibbons in 2018. Fieldwork has a collaborative and exploratory approach to design, where shared knowledge and combined experience contribute equally to the end result.


Every project is treated individually as it must respond to its context. A considered approach to the brief utilises 3D design, physical models and technical expertise to produce a quality result that reflects the clients brief in its entirety.

Research and development is fundamental to Fieldwork’s approach, where each project contributes to the next. Independent research and collaboration with other designers and research bodies, allows the studio’s skill set to better influence a positive environment for all users.


Tim qualified in 2009 from Nottingham University before completing his training at award winning Foster and Partners where reaching an Associate position he led teams on a range of projects internationally, including the design and construction of a private dwelling for Lord Foster in the USA. Prior to forming Fieldwork, Tim was a Director at Mailen Design and completed a number of design led projects, culminating in the studio being shortlisted for BD Young Architect of the Year. 

James has worked for a number of award winning practices including Foster and Partners, Pollard Thomas Edwards, and Harper Downie at Associate level. He has led a wide range of projects that have received global recognition, providing him with a wealth of experience in delivering projects at the highest level and across multiple sectors. Inspired by an interest in combining technology with nature, his design approach is driven by combining pragmatic and innovative considerations, underpinned by a strong narrative.