We design the future.
Studio Pringle is an architecture, interior and product design practice led by Jack, Maxine and Frankie Pringle who have a shared passion for design and innovation. We offer to clients the ideas and energy of youth with the know-how of experience. Our expertise ranges across workplace, housing, hospitality, education and product design. We believe that we are living in a time of explosive change. A wholly new post-pandemic, digital, location independent world where we have an imperative to heal the planet that we have injured and for buildings to protect, nurture and inspire their occupants in a world that has become hostile. Everything needs to be rethought and most things needs redesigning. It is an extraordinary time full of great opportunity. We relish this challenge.
Jack works closely with clients to understand their needs and to lead them through the design and construction process. He has decades of experience in building and leading successful practices. He is a recognised expert in workplace and has experience in housing, master-planning, hospitality and product design. He believes design should resolve clients problems, exceed their expectations and has a duty to be healthy, sustainable and beautiful.
Prior to Studio Pringle, Jack co-founded Pringle Brandon which became a leader in the field of workplace. He then took it into Perkins and Will, one of the world’s biggest architects, sat on their ExCom in the US and ran their activities in the EMEA. Jack’s clients have included, Barclays Bank, Rothschild, Intercontinental Hotels, FCA, The Financial Times, Allen and Overy, Slaughter and May, Google, Microsoft, Margate Estates and many more. Under his leadership, his practices have executed over 30 million sq ft of design work and won many awards.
Jack has; been president of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) where he now chairs their Trustee Board, chaired the Construction Industry Council (CIC), sat on the Secretary of State’s Construction Leadership Council (CLC), chaired the editorial board of the research Journal of Architecture, co-founded and chaired Article 25 the UK’s most successful architectural humanitarian charity. The French Ministry of Culture awarded Jack the rank of Commandeur in their Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. When not designing for clients Jack races offshore sailing boats and follows Formula One.
Maxine is an extremely creative individual with an eye for colour and a passion for the arts. She enjoys using this to bring a sense of surprise and delight to all that experience her work without compromising efficiency, function or budget. Maxine has experience leading projects in a wide range of sectors including, residential, mixed use, education, hospitality and commercial.
Maxine started her higher education at Chelsea School of Art where she specialised in spatial design. Following this she studied Architecture at the Bartlett School of Architecture where she explored the relationship between architecture and fashion and graduated with the Dean’s Prize. She qualified at Westminster University in 2010.
Prior to starting Studio Pringle Maxine was an Associate Director at the late Professor Will Alsop OBE RA’s studio aLL Design. She first joined Will’s studio, then SMC Alsop, in 2006. Over a period of 12 years she worked closely with him on many design led architecture projects, products and paintings until his passing in 2018. These include the award winning Faraday School and Neuron Pod as well as exhibitions and talks at the Royal Academy.
Frankie is passionate about design, technology, and innovation. She enjoys solving problems using a combination of creativity, logic, and her technical and aesthetic design flare. From her time at WeWork Ltb she has a wealth of knowledge about cutting edge design and construction methods, saving time, cost and achieving outstanding design and quality. She believes in the importance of developing a kit of parts for each project and employing high-quality off-site construction where possible.
She studied at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, where she first developed an interest in the use of specialist technology to support design work. Here she experimented with 3D printing, 3D scanning and Building Information Modeling (BIM).
Frankie previously led an in house design team at WeWork Ltb and led projects at Pringle Brandon Perkins Will. Her past clients have included Deloitte, Citibank, EY and Bupa.
Whilst working for the Department of Work and Pensions, a UK government department, Frankie oversaw the design of REEP (Rapid Expansion of Estates Programme). This saw the role out of 220 job centers in 9 months. She thoroughly enjoyed the programme as she thrives in a fast paced environment, employing systems and technology to support the design process. She has a particular interest in scaling real estate and high-quality roll out programmes. In her spare time, she loves film, comedy, and spinning.