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Tarek Merlin

Feix & Merlin

Tarek is a highly skilled architect with a strong and instinctive approach and a proven track record at delivering projects at every scale. He has the ability to see the whole project at once, understanding everything from the overall vision to detail interfaces at the same time. He is constantly sketching and drawing ideas as they arise.

Jointly with Julia, he leads all Feix&Merlin projects, with particular interests in the arts and public spaces as well as commercial office and infrastructure projects.

Tarek is a fully qualified chartered architect with over 15 years of experience in practice. He also has a strong relationship with architectural education as a Senior Lecturer at Brighton University.

Tarek graduated from the Bartlett in 2000, and originally worked at Foster & Partners before joining Will Alsop at his studio in Battersea in 2001. He played a key role on some of Alsop’s most high profile projects including Queen Mary University’s ‘Blizard Building’, (completed 2005), the ‘Palestra’ office building, (completed 2006), The Middlehaven Masterplan, and the Millwall Masterplan, part of a larger regeneration project for North Lewisham. Tarek was the project architect on Finch West, a multimillion pound infrastructure project in Toronto, managing a large team in London and co-ordinating with the local team in Toronto.

Tarek went on to become a Senior Architect at yoo, a high-end interior design studio co-founded by John Hitchcox and Philippe Starck, Leading on projects in India, Russia and the UK with Philippe Starck and Kelly Hoppen.

Tarek’s passion for product design led him to develop ‘F&M Products’, a new capsule collection of furniture and lighting pieces the product design arm of Feix&Merlin Architects, which both Tarek and Julia contribute to.

Emerging Interior Practice of the Year  2016

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