Prior to founding MOST, Olga McMurdo (nee Banchikova) worked for a selection of the world’s top practices in Holland, Russia and the UK, including OMA, Zaha Hadid Architects, and Grimshaw Architects. Olga studied architecture at the Moscow Institute of Architecture, where her research attracted a national science medal, and graduation project a Grand Prix.
She then completed postgraduate study in Urban Design at the Bartlett School of Architecture and Built Environment in London, as a Chevening Scholar.
Among Olga’s international awards for architecture are prestigious World Architecture Award and a shortlist of the RIBA Silver Medal. Her work is in the collection of Museum of Contemporary History of Russia. Olga is a chartered member of the Royal Institute of the British Architects, and the Architects Registration Board.
Led by an award-winning architect, our team has worked on civic, commercial and high-end residential projects both in the UK and internationally.
We offer a bespoke response to aspirational briefs, creating sustainable design solutions that will help achieve your objectives in the most effective manner.
To help you better envisage your project, we provide photorealistic high-quality 3D visuals of our proposed architectural designs.
Respect for the past
We create contemporary spaces while honouring the existing historic and architectural elements, including in conservation areas.
We offer assistance through all stages of the project: from conception to completion on site. We'll help navigate the planning process, select the right materials and find the right contractors.
We pride ourselves on achieving close to a 100% success rate with planning permission approvals, due to a deep understanding of the planning application process and building regulations procedures.
The plans provided by our architect at MOST gave us some very good value ideas for opening up and rationalising the existing space. We would not have identified these options without their input.
Olga is a perfectionist, and her attention to (even the smallest) detail is incredible. The way she deals with contractors... it's phenomenal! She will not let go until everything is up to standard. I am absolutely in awe of her.
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Studio 114, 170 Kennington Ln, Lambeth SE11 5DP, London, UK.