AY Architects is an architecture and design practice driven by a process of creative and interdisciplinary collaboration.
Anthony Boulanger and Yeoryia Manolopoulou founded our studio in 2006 setting a team ethos from the very beginning. They met in London in the late 1990s when they gradually started working together on small projects. In 1999 they co-founded the design collective Tessera (1999-2003). Today, they direct all our projects following the same ethos of co-imagining and co-creating spaces with a diversity of clients, consultants, artists, scientists and fabricators.
Founding Partner, BArch (USA), MArch (UCL), ARB, RIBA
Anthony first trained as an architect in the USA, obtaining his Bachelors of Architecture from Roger Williams University in Rhode Island in 1990. He practiced in Austria from 1990 to 1996, most notably with the Viennese Atelier Auboeck and Karasz. After finishing an MArch at the Bartlett, UCL, in 1997, he worked with Ian Ritchie Architects until 2005. During this period he was involved in several high profile projects, including the Plymouth Theatre Royal (Stirling Prize Shortlist, 2003), the London Regatta Centre, as project architect on CrossRail Isle of Dogs Station, Shepherd Bush Green Regeneration and Potters Field Residential Development. He is a Lecturer at the University of Westminster, where he leads MArch DS16. Anthony directs the design and management of our projects, closely working through all their phases from start to end.
Founding Partner, DipArch (NTUA), MArch (UCL), PhD (UCL), TCG (Greece), ARB
After receiving her Diploma in Architecture at the National Technical University in Athens, Yeoryia worked in the studios of Moraitis Architects, Kontozoglou Architects and Biris Architects. She came to London in 1996 to complete an MArch and one of the first PhDs by Design at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. Yeoryia is Professor of Architecture and Experimental Practice at The Bartlett, UCL, author of the book Architectures of Chance and founder and editor-in-chief of the publication series Bartlett Design Research Folios. In 2014 she was Emerging Woman Architect of the Year Finalist while in 2016 she co-designed and curated the Irish Pavilion for the Venice Biennale. Yeoryia directs the design and research development of our projects, leading the necessary explorative design processes in the studio.
Architect Collaborators and Past Team
St John Walsh
Torris Kaul Varøystrand
Eleanor Rose Connolly