Jonathan Woodroffe

Jonathan co-founded the studio in 1997 in Amsterdam and currently oversees SWP’s work in Europe. For more that 30 years, Jonathan has been contributing to the built environment with a social, economical and environmental approach to architecture and urbanism. He is a creative problem solver while remaining open and collaborative with excellent communication skills.

He is currently leading SWP’s involvement on Ringpark Groendaal, part of a 1.5 billion euro ‘once in a life-time’ project to cap Antwerp’s ring road with new neighbourhoods and open spaces, and recently completed an urban vision for the Dutch city of Helmond, proposing 10,000 homes and 10.000 workspaces, organised in 10 new mixed-use neighbourhoods.

Jonathan brings a European, research-led, design approach to housing, urban design and place-making in the UK. He was the lead-architect/director for Dockley Apartments project and recently completed an urban vision in Central London, transforming underused basement spaces around Holborn tube station to create a vibrant, multi-levelled public realm scheme reconnecting Procter Street to Red Lion Square.

Jonathan is a public speaker, juror and teacher.
He champions architecture and urban design quality through his contributions to design guides, handbooks and peer reviews.
He is a member of INTA (International Urban Development Association), a Board Member of Europan NL, and is currently a visiting Professor at the Faculty of Architecture at the Estonian Academy of Arts.


Registered Architect with RIBA\
Registered Architect with ARB\
Diploma in Architecture, 1989\
BA(Hons) Architecture, 1986\