Pouya Zamanpour

Design Tutor


  • BA (Hons) Architecture
  • Diploma Architecture UCL
  • PG Certificate of Professional Practice of Architecture UCL
  • PG Dip Social Sciences (cultural Studies)


  • Associate Fellow of the Higher education Academy
  • RIBA Conservation Registrant



Pouya is a practicing architect and a founding director of London Atelier. His work and research focus on the potential of stories in shaping spaces.

He is interested in the relationship between spaces, physical fabric of buildings and historical, social and cultural narratives that shape them and are shaped by them.

He has been privileged to have the opportunity to pursue this interest further by working on museums, cultural projects and historic buildings. In the past several years he has led the design teams for major museum and exhibition design projects, masterplanning of heritage sites and refurbishment and alterations of listed and historic buildings. He is a co-founder of London Atelier. The practice is involved in cultural, residential and commercial projects all over the UK and the work is widely published.

The publications include:

Architects Journal, Building Design, the Financial Times, The Telegraph, The Guardian, Irish Independent, Evening Standard, ARS Revista De Arte Coleccionismo, Design Week, RIBA Directory of Chartered Architects, RIBA Journal and Dezeen

Notable Projects

  • Interpretive Design of the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
  • Redevelopment of the Museum of the Order of St John, London
  • Interpretive Design of the Holburne Museum, Bath
  • Masterplanning of the Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland
  • Exhibition design of the First Emperor, China’s Terracotta Warriors, Round Reading Room, British Museum, London
  • Exhibition design of The Surrealist Things, Guggenheim museum, Bilbao, Spain
  • Exhibition design of the From Heracles to Alexander at The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
  • England Gallery at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
  • Fashion and Gardens exhibition at the Garden Museum, London
  • Refurbishment and redevelopment of a number of listed buildings and homes in Conservation areas
Pouya Zamanpour


School of Architecture

Oxford Brookes University
Headington Campus
Gipsy Lane
Oxford, OX3 0BP