Our studio

Established in 2009 by Frederik Rissom the studio has built its reputation on detailed knowledge, clear thinking and user-centred design. Our approach is always to find the driving forces behind the project by interrogating the brief and ultimately delivering a project bespoke to your needs. Our varied team, consisting of architects, landscape and interior designers, enjoys working collaboratively to test, innovate, create and most importantly deliver for our clients.

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What people say about R2 STUDIO

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“... the result was a innovative art space flooded with light, flexible with a cool design and fiercely practical...“

"...full of inspirational ideas and extremely thorough in the execution of the project from start to finish..."

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Our services

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R2 STUDIO works across a variety of sectors ranging from refurbishments to new build and from private domestic to public, educational and commercial projects.

We provide the full range of architectural services including:

  • Concept design studies
  • Feasibility checks
  • Planning applications
  • Conservation and listed building applications
  • Dulwich Estate applications
  • Construction drawings and specifications
  • Contract administration during construction
  • Site inspections through to completion


Our team

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Frederik Rissom, RIBA

Frederik founded R2 STUDIO in 2009 with the aim to provide bespoke design services and set up collaborations with inspiring clients and stakeholders. He is an experienced architect who has led high-profile projects winning national design awards in the USA and UK. 

With German and Danish family heritage, Frederik grew up in France and trained as an architect in Germany and the UK.

Frederik is particularly passionate about the environmental impact of buildings and continues to promote good use of daylight and high thermal performance as part of his work and university teaching. He is the studio's driving force for well-detailed, considered and buildable solutions.


Emily Rissom, RIBA

Emily leads the practice with Frederik. She is an experienced architect and interior designer and trained in the UK and the USA. Emily has led many high-profile projects and brings her strong focus of aesthetics and functionality to the team. She has an eye for space and colour and enjoys developing the clients ideas into inclusive and engaging environments. 


Anke Edwardes, Dipl.-Ing.

Anke joined R2 STUDIO in 2014 and since then has been working on numerous projects from inception to completion. She delights in pulling all the strands of the design process together to form a cohesive and functional scheme.

After training as an architect in Berlin with a specialism in building conservation and creative re-use Anke worked in Zurich on a variety of innovative conservation projects in the housing and commercial sector.


Matt Ludbrook, MArch 

Matt joined the practice in 2017 following his studies at Kingston University and 3 years working in Australia. Since then, he has worked on a range of projects at all stages using his interest in both the wider concepts and the finer elements of design to create useful and enjoyable architecture. He has a particular enthusiasm towards the detailing of projects to add personality and unity to the design.
Matt is currently studying the Professional Practice in Architecture (RIBA part III) course for his final architectural qualification.

Peter Williams, RIBA

Peter trained both as an architect and a landscape designer in the UK and in Holland. He has been collaborating with R2 Studio on a large number of residential and landscape projects since 2015.


Krystyna Martin-Dominguez

Krystyna trained as an interior designer in London and has been collaborating with R2 STUDIO since 2015. She is interested in the unusual, pursuing furniture and fittings from surprising sources. She has a breadth of knowledge as a result which helps the studio to create bespoke designs.