How We Work
Our architecture is built around positive and constructive human interaction, this is how we conduct our day to day business and it underpins all our projects. We see ourselves as diplomats of the built environment where our role is to negotiate, mediate, innovate and weave together all aspects of a project.
Our aim is to create beautiful buildings that are financially viable, stand the test of time and are the best outcome for all involved.
Ultimately we want to improve the well-being and happiness of anyone who comes into contact with our work.
Tchaik Chassay studied at the Architectural Association in London qualifying in 1968. He worked with Edward Cullinan Architects between 1969-81 becoming a senior partner. In 1982 he founded Tchaik Chassay Architects which later became Chassay and Last. In 2011 he founded the current practice Chassay Studio in London's Notting Hill Gate.
Tchaik has been lecturer and visiting tutor at Cambridge, Bristol, Hull, Oxford Brookes and Thames Universities. He has served on the Council of the Architectural Association since 1982 becoming its Vice President in 1986.
He has been an external examiner in the Department of Architecture and Interior Design at the Royal College of Art and at the University of Central England. In 1984 he co-founded The Groucho Club London.
Mark Querfurth studied architecture at the University of Cardiff and qualified from the Mackintosh School of Architecture in 1996.
At Skidmore Owings & Merrill he rose to a senior position over a period of six years, completing successful projects for numerous high-profile commercial clients, developing high level skills in project briefing, design and project delivery.
Mark has worked with some of the most respected design firms in the UK, designing and delivering projects in the residential and hospitality sectors.
Thomas Dine studied architecture at Oxford Brookes University, qualifying in 1991. He is particularly interested in ensuring that good design ideas are developed into the physical qualities of completed buildings.
Tom has led technical teams producing working drawings for many projects, including several large residential developments. He was Chair of the London Ecological Design Association and maintains a broad knowledge of sustainability issues.
Tom is a member of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings and is experienced in working on buildings in sensitive historic contexts.