Charlotte Skene Catling and Jaime de la Peña formed Skene Catling de la Peña architects in 2003, and since then have completed over 70 projects around the world, with sites in London, New York, Berlin, Moscow and Beijing.
There is a strong emphasis on research throughout the development of their projects which leads to the rigorous exploration of ideas and possibilities at all scales from concept to detail. Other disciplines are cross referenced as a means of questioning design solutions and they run explorative projects in areas such as film and opera in parallel with their practice.
The practice has won numerous awards. It was included among Wallpaper* Magazine's "Top 50 Young Architects in the World", 2008, and The Daily Telegraph's list of 'Britain's Top Notch Architects'. It has been extensively published internationally.