Outstanding Architecture & Design

The greatest trick up our sleeve is our ability to connect with our client’s ideas to devise and present them with their dream space made real.

But we don’t do this entirely on our own. Working with some of the top names and suppliers in London (and beyond) ensures that we can achieve incredible value and quality on every project. From bespoke joinery, lighting, kitchens and bathroom to specialised AV installations, we always know exactly who to call to make sure that our clients get the very best for their budget.

But we don’t do this entirely on our own. Working with some of the top names and suppliers in London (and beyond) ensures that we can achieve incredible value and quality on every project. From bespoke joinery, lighting, kitchens and bathroom to specialised AV installations, we always know exactly who to call to make sure that our clients get the very best for their budget.

The Team

From our studio in wonderful Wimbledon, our accomplished and super-skilled team are perfectly placed to serve London, Surrey and South East of England. Find out more about the Hoban Design team and their individual areas of expertise below.

Director

Gary Hoban

Gary graduated from University College Dublin with an honours degree in Architecture. He was awarded the Thomas Ivory medal by UCD for achieving first place in Professional Practice Diploma. In 2007, he joined WCS Architects in Dublin where he oversaw the design and management of a wide variety of projects, from large scale urban mixed-use developments to private residences.

Gary joined TFF Architects in central London in 2010, a firm renowned for excellence in luxury residential design. As well as project managing high end residential schemes for private clients, Gary oversaw the co-ordination of a conversion scheme involving a major West End listed building to boutique flats on behalf of the Grosvenor Estate. Prior to establishing Hoban Design, he joined Tyler Mandic, a Chelsea based design and build firm.

As the company's founder, Gary has amassed a wealth of experience from running the design teams for numerous residential projects on behalf of the Cadogan Estate, the Sloane Stanley Estate and private clients.

Director

Brian Hoban

With over 25 years of experience, Brian has been developing luxury bespoke properties throughout London. He has maintained an outstanding and award winning reputation amongst his clients and industry colleagues alike. Due to his keen eye for detail and quality of finish, he has achieved the finest designer homes for excellent value for money. In 1989, his first venture into the construction world was to establish Restore, a renowned London based specialist building facade cleaning and restoration company. He has carried out high profile restorations work on some of the most prestigious projects throughout central London. From 1997, Brian identified a niche in the market for the provision of luxuriously finished homes at competitive prices in the suburbs of SW London. His focus for the past fifteen years turned to refurbishment and construction projects of one off luxury residences throughout South West London and Surrey.
Director of Architecture

Chris Chapman

Chris has developed a wide breadth of experience in the design, management and completion of projects throughout central London. These range from large scale social housing schemes, luxury retail properties on Bond Street and sensitive renovation works to Grade II listed buildings. Chris has also delivered cutting edge contemporary new build homes on greenfield sites that integrate the latest standards in sustainable design. Having studied at Newcastle University, Chris has worked as Project Architect for a variety of high profile Central London practices. These include Dyer Grimes Architects, Hugh Cullum Architects and Tyler Mandic, where Chris worked together with Gary to manage the design teams on numerous projects for the Cadogan Estate. Chris has particular flair for conceptual design while also having extensive expertise in detailed working drawing packages and specification. With his hands-on approach to site management of contractors, Chris helps deliver the absolute best end product for clients for the best value for money.
Senior Architect

Barry McNaboe

Barry is a chartered architect with extensive experience in both the UK and Ireland delivering multi-million pound projects from initial inception to completion. He attended University College Dublin in Ireland achieving honours degrees in Architectural Science in 2004 and Architecture in 2007. Barry worked for NBK Architects in Dublin working on a variety of commercial and housing projects for developer clients. As an associate director at TFF Architects in London, Barry oversaw a variety of high residential refurbishments, extensions and new build projects throughout Central London and the South East for both private clients and developers.

Barry has a long standing interest in sustainable architecture. In 2010 he completed a Masters at Cardiff University in Environmental Design of Buildings. This has enabled Barry to deliver cost effective low energy projects as well as providing specialist advise on the latest environment technologies and products.

Senior Architect

Ed Calver. Edward Calver

Edward is a chartered architect and has been working for the practice since 2018. At Hoban Design, Edward has been responsible for project running the delivery of private residential projects through every stage of the design process, concept to completion.

Edward joined the practice from Hopkins Architects, where he was working on the delivery of The Peninsula Hotel (London). Edward has previous experience working for Stride Treglown Architects, Zaha Hadid Architects and Marks Barfield Architects, where he gained a broad range of project experience across both residential and education sectors. Edward completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Liverpool, graduating with first class honours and completed his post graduate studies at UCL, graduating with a commendation in design.

Senior Architect

Emma Truman

Emma is a fully qualified Architect, with over 21 years of experience in the UK and worldwide, working on complex projects from concept to completion. She attended Liverpool University in 1989, where she acquired her BA and BArch degrees in Architecture. Emma initially focused on social housing, but then after 3 years diversified her portfolio working on sports stadia design including putting together the Olympic Overlay 2000, for Stadium Australia.

Emma has developed extensive experience working on both new build and refurbishment residential projects in London. Her most rewarding project was working on a residential care home, for people with dementia. Emma has enjoyed working for SOM as Technical Coordinator on large complex projects in London, Holland, and Russia.

She completed a five-year period as Senior Architect working for Milkstudio architects on design led, high end, residential projects. Before joining Hoban Design in June 2021, Emma benefited from a two-year period with Thames Design and Build solely responsible for over 30 residential projects from concept through to completion. Emma is looking forward to bringing her wealth of experience, organisational and technical skills to her new role at Hoban Design.

Senior Interior Design

Eleanor Lancaster

Eleanor previously worked as a senior designer for Conran + Partners and StaffanTollgard Design Group. She oversaw large design teams on award winning projects, including the Five Star Award for Best Interior Design for a London apartment at the International Property Awards in 2015.

She has a keen eye for detail and process combined with extensive on-site experience, technical knowledge and experience in designing within the constraints of planning, listed buildings and conservation restrictions. Eleanor applies intelligent, well-informed design principles throughout all stages of design and construction to help deliver high-value finished products with desirable identities.

Interior Design

Amber Benjamin

Amber graduated with a BArch degree from the University of Lincoln in 2015 and more recently graduated her Masters Degree with a 1’st from the University of East London.
To date, Amber has 5yrs of experience working in both residential and commercial practices throughout the East Midlands and London areas.
Interior Design

Marie Morrison

Marie has experience working on the design and FF&E for luxury residential project
throughout London, from a two-bed apartment in Aldgate to entire properties
overlooking Hyde Park. Marie has extensive knowledge of off the shelf / bespoke
furniture and lighting, as well as accessories suppliers.

Marie graduated from the University of St Andrews and KLC School of Design,
before working for a variety of interior design studios taking on commercial and
residential projects for clients based throughout the UK and globally.

Architect BA (Hon), BArch, ARB

Sophine Cheng

Sophine graduated from the University of Manchester in Architecture and progressed to become a registered Architect with ARB. Sophine has a wide range of experience in a variety of sectors, working as both an architect and Project Manager. She has worked in a number of award-winning projects including the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and Kingston University Town House.

Penny

Penny has been a loyal member of staff since 2019.

Penny has been a loyal member of staff since 2019, no particular qualifications other than to notify the team when the door bell rings, or clean up duties if biscuits are dropped. Very big eyes