Skene Catling de la Pena

AJ News, April 2015: "The RIBA South region’s top award was handed to a house for Lord Rothschild by London-based Skene Catling de la Peña. The judges said the Flint House was an ‘example of an innovative piece of architecture that suggests a typology for the one-off house which is not an object in the landscape but is of the landscape’." 

Skene Catling de la Peña were awarded both an RIBA South Award, 2015, and the RIBA South Building of the Year Award, 2015 for the Flint House.


Skene Catling de la Peña architects is an award winning practice based in London. Formed by Charlotte Skene Catling and Jaime de la Peña in 2003, they have completed projects around the world, with sites in London, New York, Berlin, Moscow and Beijing. 

Skene Catling de la Peña's work addresses a wide variety of typologies for private, commercial and public sector clients. 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. Early stage research leads to innovative solutions that have an inherent integrity and beauty, but that can also produce economies. They are experienced in the design and integration of contemporary projects into Grade I and II listed buildings, and in creating interventions within sensitive historic contexts such as Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire, and the Perm World Heritage Site, Russia. They have a strong team of engineers and consultants with whom they regularly collaborate in the UK and abroad. 

Other disciplines are cross referenced as a means of questioning design solutions and they run explorative projects in areas such as film and music in parallel with their practice.

Skene Catling de la Peña was included among Wallpaper* Magazine's "Top 50 Young Architects in the World", and The Daily Telegraph's list of 'Britain's Top Notch Architects'. The practice has been extensively published internationally.