We are architects and designers.

We provide a range of services – and we have a showroom/studio in Pimlico.

If you’re redesigning your shop, or freshening up your flat, building a new home or laying out a garden and need lighting design, we can advise you every step of the way. We guide you through the planning stages, and then help you select a cohesive set of finishes and furnishings, both contemporary and classic. We design, install and then provide aftercare around how you live your life.

If you need a new branding strategy or want to think through your visual identity – we can help.

If you want to buy the best furniture on the market, products made by the emerging makers we support or original art, come have an espresso with us in our Pimlico showroom.

Our focus is always on delivering the best long-term outcome for our clients. What does this look like? Our projects are completed on time, on budget and are easy to maintain. We are straight talking and honest, and pride ourselves on providing knowledgeable and impartial advice.

OUR SENIOR TEAM

Tony Farnesi

Tony Farnesi
Director

af@latinsquares.co.uk
+44 (0) 7507850707

Tony has been working in the design and architecture industry for over 35 years as a creative director/project manager and is a specialist in lighting design. Tony says: “Design is my life.”

Nicola Bontempi
Senior Architect ARB

nicolabontempi@latinsquares.co.uk
+44 (0) 2078 282580

Nicola is an experienced architect who has worked for over a decade for various architecture practices in Italy. He has worked on both residential and commercial projects. Nicola is the lead architect at Latin Squares.

Valeria Sarra
Architectural Engineer

valeria@latinsquares.co.uk
+44 (0) 2078 282580

Valeria worked in several architectural practices in Rome before relocating to London. She is passionate about sustainability and is currently doing a Masters in Sustainable Building Design and Engineering.

Maria Calleja
Architect

maria@latinsquares.co.uk
+44 (0) 2078 282580

Maria has worked for practices in Nicaragua, Italy and Spain as a designer and project manager on projects that have ranged from designing bespoke cabinetry to master planning on a regional scale.

Caroline Hoel
Freelance Graphic Designer

caroline@latinsquares.co.uk
+44 (0)7478304851

Caroline’s portfolio ranges from collaborations with young architects on public building visual identity to editorial and corporate work. Working between London and Switzerland, she develops visual concepts and corporate branding for our clients.

Teresa Albor
Consultant

teresa@latinsquares.co.uk
+44 (0) 7889558746

Teresa is a designer/project manager who has been a consultant for entities in the US, South East Asia, Eastern Europe and the UK. She oversees Latin Squares Emerging Maker Showcase and Featured Artist Programme.

WHAT WE DO

DRAWINGS AND PLANS

We provide drawings and technical specifications for conceptualization, planning applications and onsite direction.These might be all you need, or the first step in working together on a design and build project.

DESIGN AND BUILD

Our sister company can bring your project to reality. Fully certified (NICEIC approved, Gas Safe) we can also arrange for the supply and fit of air conditioning systems (F gas). Whether a flat or house remodelling, an extension or new build, we will be pleased to quote.

HoReCa AND COMMERCIAL PROJECTS

We can help you achieve the very best in hotel, restaurant, cafe and  office design, on time and within budget. We have in-depth knowledge of the HoReCa industry and have assisted new and existing operators set and achieve high goals.

LIGHTING DESIGN

We are wholesalers and distributors for DG and iGuzzini. We provide a complete lighting design service.

VISUAL IDENTITY AND GRAPHICS

Strong branding increases the value of your company. From a full strategy to a new logo, we can provide a range of advice.

Download: Sample Visual identity PDF

DESIGN AND BUILD FEES

CONSULTATION

The initial visit is free with no obligation to proceed. It is designed to be a personal interactive experience to establish your requirements  and the various opportunities your project presents. We will discuss how you want to use your home, your tastes, and your budget. We may sketch up some proposals and discuss ideas to better understand and create a path to achieve your project.

FREE

CONSENT

Most building work requires some sort of permission to be granted before it can go ahead. Depending on the extent of work you wish to carry out – the location and type of your property – you may be required to apply for several types of permissions (permitted development, planning permission, landlords consent, conservation area)

Disbursements and out of pocket expenses

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

We will monitor and manage all aspects of the construction process and look after everything on your behalf – however long it takes in a very hands-on manner (after all its our project too!) We will ensure that the contractor builds your project in accordance with the correct documents and that you get all the necessary certificates upon completion. We will monitor and oversee specialist contractor work and oversee their installation.

4% of Completed Construction Cost or Fixed Fee POA

DESIGN

After the initial visit there are still a variety of decisions to be made and drawings to be produced to demonstrate what the intentions for your project are. We work with you to establish your exact instruction, including the (interior) design, so that we can deliver the perfect space within your budget. We will then develop plans and elevations and amend them as many times as necessary until you are satisfied with the design.

2% of Estimated Construction Cost or Fixed Fee POA

TENDER

In order to get your project up and running you will need to get prices from some trusted builders. We will produce detailed drawings and a specification breaking down each element of work to be carried out, thus allowing contractors to accurately price the job against other contractors. We will then sit down together and decide which contractor is best to proceed with.

5% of Agreed Construction Cost or Fixed Fee POA