Intervention Architecture Ltd (IA) is an interdisciplinary design studio based in Birmingham.
Our way of working is collaborative and open, to enable extensive exploration of ideas, an inherent appreciation for craft, and the value of workmanship and materials.
We are an award winning, RIBA chartered architecture practice, a young boutique studio, with a rigorous design approach, from development of sketches to material details, to the making of space and collective involvement, all are essential to the realisation of our projects. From community-led architectural regenerations, to artist collaborations, we invite people to become engaged with space in innovative ways.
We involve community engagement in our design and making, as well as undertaking temporary structure physical builds ourselves as a studio.
Our interest is in site responsive works, engaging with users throughout each stage, with each unique site or context. We consider any scale of project, happenings, existing development or new build.
We look forward to future conversations, investigations and research with our studio practice.
In 2019, we won ‘Architects Practice of the Year’ at the West Midlands Property Awards, Insider.
In 2020, we were listed as Elle Decoration’s top 25 UK architects.
If you would like to get in touch please contact IA, we look forward to hearing from you.
Anna Parker is IA’s founding Director, a RIBA chartered Architect leading the studio and team in Birmingham. Working with local artists and arts organisations, Anna has developed an interdisciplinary way of working which provides a cohesive design approach for projects, working across fields of design, interiors, furniture, temporary structures, exhibitions, events, lighting, homes, and mixed-use developments.
Anna has been shortlisted for; UK Construction Week Role Model; a national RIBA ‘Rising Star'; the Birmingham Post ‘Business Entrepreneur of the Year’, listed within the ‘Midlands top 50 Entrepreneurs’ (Insider), and was nominated as a finalist for Birmingham’s Young Professional of the Year.
Further to her RIBA chartered membership, Anna sits on the panel for the RIBA Small Practice Group, and the RIBA Education Publishing group, which regularly meets in London.
Anna has taught at the Birmingham School of Architecture since 2014, and has led a 3rd year design studio on the Undergraduate Course. Several of Anna’s students have been nominated for the prestigious Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) President’s Bronze medal award in the academic years in which she has taught to date.
Anna also sits on the Birmingham City Council ‘Design and Conservation Review Panel’, as a Core Member. Recently, Anna has been appointed as a Trustee on the Board of Birmingham Big Art Foundation (Birmingham Big Art Project).
Jac Doody is a Senior Architectural Designer who joined IA in 2016 and has been integral to delivering digital fabrication as a cornerstone of intersectional design, leading projects such as Ways of Learning and The Club’s Conception, and Barbican Dancer’s Studio.
Whilst working at IA, Jac graduated with Masters in Architecture from the Welsh School of Architecture with Distinction in 2020, receiving the High Commendation for the AJ Student Prize 2020 and the RIBA Silver President’s Medal Nomination from the school. In addition, he was awarded the Colwyn Foulkes Memorial Prize for best Master of Architecture Design in the Built Environment for his thesis project ‘Dreamland: Samson’ that responded to the Isles’ of Scilly’s precarious situation in relation to global sea-level rise by proposing a theme park of environmental delights to combat climate anxiety.
Preceding this, Jac completed his Part 1 studies at Birmingham School of Architecture and Design, BCU, in 2016 with First Class Honours, where he was awarded the RIBA Bronze President’s Medal nomination. Which led to a year-out in London at Grimshaw Architects on the Nine Elms Station. Currently, Jac is also a visiting skills tutor for the MArch course in Architecture at BCU.
Marina Strotz is an Associate and RIBA-chartered Architect at IA, gaining her final qualification whilst at the practice, and has also been elected as the first female President of the Birmingham Architectural Association (BAA). Marina, also an award-winning student, joined IA in 2017 after graduating from Birmingham City University for all parts of her architectural studies.
Within the practice, Marina has successfully led several projects to completion with our team, including The Whisky Club, and Illustrator’s Botanical House and Midnight at the Inventor’s. Currently, Marina is our lead for BIM technology and Revit modeling on our larger-scale projects and collaborations.
Within her role for the BAA, which is pivotal for the construction and industry in the West Midlands, she has championed a successful lecture series ‘Resilience’, and created an open network in providing a voice for local practitioners. This in addition to her two previous years as VP, has enabled Marina to shape the BAA to be the most successful RIBA chapter in the UK outside of London.
Marina has over eight years of experience delivering projects and working closely with clients at all stages from joinery connection details to airport terminals. Regardless of scale, her passion is to create great-quality and crafted designs tailored to any budget.
Ayesha Kaur is a Senior Architectural Assistant, graduating from the Birmingham School of Architecture with a Masters in Architecture in 2019, where she received the AJ Student Prize nomination and featured in the Architects Journal publication. Her project developed the ‘Ilha’ or ‘islands’ of low-income housing within city blocks. ‘The Island’ scheme proposes a hybrid model for housing and common spaces which foregrounds ‘the found conditions’ of the site, imagining the architect as an active agent for change.
Within the practice, Ayesha’s interests in meaningful community consultation have contributed to recent projects at Bearwood Community Centre, and the Solihull Integrated Transport Hub. In addition to this, her attention to detail and material narratives were also part of a Small cup of Char.
Following her First Class Honours Degree in 2016, where she was nominated for the RIBA Bronze Presidents Medal, for her project “House of Memories”.
Ayesha joined IA in 2017 following a year of experience at Hawkins Brown Architects, London, where she worked on a Cross Rail project based at Tottenham Court Road.
Most recently in 2021 Ayesha has been shortlisted as a RIBA Rising Star, spotlighting selected national talent.
Jake Mace is a Part II architectural assistant who joined Intervention Architecture in 2019 after a year working at Benoy Architects, where he worked on large scale projects, including the Eden Project, and a retail redevelopment on Kings Road, Chelsea.
Most recently, Jake completed his Master’s degree at the University of Bath, receiving a First class honours degree, and nomination for the RIBA Presidents medal Silver award, winning the Norman Foster’s urban design award for a master plan proposal for Weston-super-Mare, also highly commended by the RIBA South West for his project. His thesis tackled the challenges faced by climate change, social deprivation and the economic depression faced with seaside towns.
Previously, Jake studied BA Architecture and Planning, at the University of the West of England with a First class honours degree, winning the RTPI undergraduate of the year and a nomination for the RIBA Presidents medal bronze award for his project ‘Voice Box’; a masterplan and building proposal for the town of Frome.
Within the practice, Jake’s interests are in visual rendering environments and creating virtual realities, using a variety of technological and physical tools to test this at alternate scales.
Adreisse Lawrence is a Part II Architectural Assistant, who joined IA in 2021 after graduating from the Kingston School of Art with a distinction in Masters of Architecture. Her thesis project explores the wider theme of memory as well as the qualities of the architectural edge – the line between two different conditions. The project remembers and translates architectural qualities into different contexts and has observed that the present is part of the process of continuity and change, an entanglement of past and future.
Previously, Adreisse studied BA Architecture at the Kingston School of Art and graduated with a First Class Honours. During her studies, she exhibited proposals in the Stanley Picker Gallery. Adreisse has gained experience at a variety of London practices including PriceGore, Sandy Rendel and Universal Design Studio. This led to a year out as a Part I Architectural Assistant at CarverHaggard, where she participated in local to international projects for public benefit.
Adreisse had also been invited to be a critique for architectural reviews for the BArch course at KSA and has a keen interest in teaching in the future.
Within the practice, Adreisse’s skills in craftmanship and model-making builds upon her experience of delivering scaled constructs such as the Dulwich Pavilion ‘The Colour Palace’ intricately representing physical representations.
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