SJW Architects is a design-led architectural practice based in London and the Peak District. We offer architectural services across the public and private realms, in the fields of residential, mixed-use, masterplanning, landscaping, non-profit developmental work overseas, as well as museums and galleries.
Susi Wellings – Director
Susi Wellings is an Architect with 15 years’ post qualification experience, primarily in the Museum and Gallery sector. Prior to the founding of SJW Architects Susi was an Associate at Rogers, Stirk, Harbour & Partners (formerly Richard Rogers Architects) where she worked for eight years on the World Exhibitions and Conservation Centre at the British Museum. Susi also spent three years with multiple Sterling Prize winners Wilkinson Eyre Architects, where she was Project Architect on a new Riverside Development for the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew. In between these two large practices Susi spent two years with Architecture for Humanity, as Country Director & Architect in Sri Lanka, carrying out post-tsunami reconstruction projects. Her work there saw her shortlisted for Aga Khan Awards 2010 session and winner of the Observer Ethical Awards for ‘Innovation of the Year’ 2006.
Susi gained here Degree, Diploma and Masters qualifications at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, receiving distinctions for both her design portfolio and technical submission, as well as winning the Sir Andrew Taylor Prize for best Technical Dissertation.
Susi worked in 2015 as a Consultant Architect for Jo Cowen Architects as Project Architect for three high-end private residential refurbishment projects in West London. Susi is also involved with the design and implementation of a charity project in Sub-Saharan Africa as well as teaching Technology to Master Students at the University of Kent.
She also likes fishing.
Camilla Westergaard - Interiors
Camilla grew up with a ceramics studio in her house and has continued to surrounded herself with craft and design since. After gaining a first-class degree in Art History from UCL, she worked as a gallery curator before crossing to the other side and establishing her own homewares business specialising in illustrated ceramics and textiles, which went on to be stocked in Liberty’s of London.
Her interiors focus on honest materials, considered colour combinations and texture. Detail and craftsmanship are central to her designs.