• Lancaster Gardens

    Two high-end detached properties carefully designed and detailed to create private and secluded family homes. These 6 bedroom luxurious dwellings have been designed in a Neo-Georgian style with decorative features like deep window reveals, elegant cornicing, brick detailing to add interest to the facade, inside decorative features are carried on and traditional meets the contemporary through a double height curtain wall that connects the different floor plates and creates a contemporary and light environment.

  • Burghley Road A

    The development site is located in the heart of Wimbledon Village, London. It’s modest and well proportioned traditional front facade sits comfortably within the conservation area whilst inside of the house is full of natural light and modern living space consist of double height glass bay and double volume open plan living space which effortlessly connects to the luxurious landscaped rear garden.

  • Korean Film Archive

    12 sliding panels, each holding a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, represent information panels demonstrating the effect of “scanning” and “displaying”. Vertical LED lighting to the edge of the sliding panel makes the scanning effect on the LED back lit poly- carbonate panels realising the concept. The polycarbonate cladding to the existing walls together with the sliding/folding/ static panels on them firmly defined and established the space of the Film Archive in the open plan floor.

  • Soraya London

    A delicately designed boutique shop has been completed for a start-up fashion brand SORAYA London. The shop space has been designed to expand the perception of the space using mirrored surface to each of the bespoke designed joinery. The concept and the quality from start to completion has been delivered on time and budget.

  • Burghley Road B

    House in a traditional style with contemporary details has been completed. The bespoke featured stair and double height opening  space connect through the open spaces on the ground and lower ground floor and large openings to the terraces allow extension of internal space to outside.

  • Forgotten Spaces

    Underused spaces in London are great hidden assets which the great city has. JAIA keeps watching out to identify these abandoned potentials and come up with regeneration ideas engaging with community, local council and private stakeholders. Forgotten spaces was one of the successful opportunities in which JAIA was awarded a commendation and was able to meet considerable private stakeholder’s interest.

  • Lighting Design

    Lighting can dramatically change the impression of architecture internally and externally at night scene. JAIA’s creative ability to equip architectural proposals with various lighting design ideas was successful enough to win the best public interior design award in 2013 Surface design award.  Old GSP is also a good example of external lighting design by JAIA.

  • Old GSP

    Public realm is a public domain which can easily be underused by lack of consideration in not only spatial quality but also considerate uses. Old GSP was a successful scheme to demonstrate how JAIA can convert an underused civic car park into a mixed use civic plaza by moving the multi-storey to the basement.

  • Peabody Small Project Panel Competition

    New housing typologies are being developed by JAIA’s ongoing housing research to accommodate new market trends and accommodate future demand. A new concept of providing extensive private gardens to every flat in a new build development has been developed for the Peabody small project panel competition.

  • Richmond project is coming out of the ground

    Initially designed as a development with 6 flats and 9 bedsit units, the scheme was not meeting local needs. JAIA was asked by the client to redesign the scheme to accommodate a 9 flat scheme. The new scheme has been successfully granted planning approval and is currently under construction.

  • Wimbledon House

    Construction of two luxury houses in Wimbledon has kicked off in November 2012. Piling is almost completed on site. JAIA has successfully managed to polish its planning scheme to receive “delighted” clients’ response to its improved design. The project is programmed for completion in 14 months time.

  • A Room for London

    JAIA has submitted an entry for the architectural competition “A Room for London”, which seeks a unique temporary one room hotel on the roof of Queen Elizabeth Hall at the Southbank Centre in London. JAIA’s proposal “Milk pack house” shows the essence of being “temporary” not only in appearance but also in the operational and structural sense.

Recent Work


Joint Architectural Intelligence Associates


JAIA Development Platform

      The collective thinking of JAIA architects draws upon experience from their own career, studies and experiments for JAIA’s unique Joint Architectural Intelligence. Joint Architectural Intelligence recognise individual projects, research works and creative approaches as valuable intellectual assets to be reused for either repetitive or hybrid approach. Having collated highly professional intelligence over the last 20 years of JAIA members expert experiences, JAIA persist to be a unique architectural practice crossing over the boundaries. In architectural projects, JAIA provides a platform in which developers, funders, contractors and other consultants will operate together like an integrated project team to deliver a greater quality of architecture with a viable financial structure to the end users. The intelligence that JAIA collates gets fed into this platform and gives greater potential to all our partners.

JAIA People
Jai Hyuk Lee

Principal Director, AA Dipl. RIBA

As a chartered architect of RIBA (The Royal Institute of British Architects), Jai Hyuk Lee is the principal director of JAIA. He has previously worked for KPF, Llewelyn Davies Yeang and PCKO in London. His 20 years professional experience includes Residential, Commercial, Education, Healthcare, Leisure, Mixed Use Development, Master-plan and Urban Planning, from early stage design to completion.

Joo Han Baek

Director, AA Dipl.

Before becoming a director of JAIA, he previously worked for Edward Cullinan Architects, London. There he was involved in various office projects including Mixed Use, Education, Cultural, City Master-plan, and Residential. His unique experiences in various architectural workshops in Japan, Taiwan, France and India, have developed his knowledge of construction processes into another level.

Michael Ruthenbury

Architect, ARB

Michael has been working on various residential and commercial projects from design through to construction and has gained experience in the educational sector, working on challenging sites. With extensive knowledge and experience, Michael brings an enthusiasm for sustainable and contextual Architecture to the practice.

 Luis Gonzalez

Architect, ARB

Luis holds a degree in Architecture from Escuela Politecnica Ceu San Pablo of Madrid, Spain. He also studied in the TKK in Finland (researching on sustainable solutions towards architecture). He has been involved in various international workshops organised by L’école Camondo of Paris and Politecnico de Milano. Luis has professional experience in commercial and residential projects and temporary exhibition from design to completion.

 Antonio Villodres

Architect, ARB

Antonio has graduated in Architecture at Universidad Europea of Madrid, Spain. He was awarded in an international architecture contest with his thesis project and he has interest in every field of design including product and graphic design. He has international experiences having worked in Hong Kong, Madrid and London and  now focusing on mainly in commercial and residential architecture at JAIA.

 Becky Pole

Interior Designer, JAIA SMS

Becky studied in the city of Liverpool and holds a degree in Fine Art. Since then she has trained as an interior designer within residential and commercial fields, specialising in Scandinavian design. Becky has a keen interest in sustainable design and she is also taking care of JAIA SMS which involves development of land plots and creating better solutions.

 Seung Hoon Yang

Director, Architect, ARB

Before joining JAIA, Seung Hoon had spent more than 10 years working on luxury residential projects in London’s most prestigious areas and was responsible for award winning large scale residential projects. His strengths lie in the management of large complex developments from concept to detailed design. With expertise in BIM design process, he heads up BIM implementation in JAIA.

Tae Hyuk Kim

Architectural Assistant

Tae joined JAIA as a Architectural assistant in 2015. He has earned his diploma from the Architectural Association School of Architecture (ARB/RIBA Part II), where he has experienced of various academic projects and workshops in the UK, the U.S.A, Korea, Japan, and Columbia. He has professional experience in interior, retail, residential, public projects and exhibitions.

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Architectural Assistant

JAIA is seeking a RIBA Part II architectural assistant with excellent design skills, technical ability and enthusiasm to work on a wide range of new projects. Applicants must have eligible visa status to work in the UK. Please email us your CV and some work examples in pdf format to info@jai-a.com

MAR.2016 Orchard Court

The Orchard Court development is near practical completion and all the flats  sold out in a 2 days marketing campaign. The old leaking roofs have been replaced with 8 new build flats and the flats have settled down so smoothly with the surrounding that neighbours praise that they feel those flats were there before. JAIA […]

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FEB.2016 Samsung R&D Centre Canteen

JAIA Architects have been commissioned to re-invigorate the interior design of the Canteen of the Samsung R&D Centre in Staines. With a tight budget, JAIA specified the flooring and furniture and proposed the idea to  stencil the walls with a digitalised world map to express the global ambitions of the R&D Centre.

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JAN.2016 Orbel Street

A full house extension project in Orbel Street, Battersea has been completed. From the pre-app & planning application to the completion, JAIA Architects have worked closely with the client and contractor to deal with detailed brief to complete the work in the tight schedule.         

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DEC.2015 Chapel Street

21 Chapel Street has been completed and hugely welcomed by the local market. The mixed use development of 5 flats + 3 retail units in the conservation area of the Petersfield high street has been well received by the LPA in the planning stage and now completed and all the units are sold out.

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NOV.2015 SPACE Magazine

JAIA has been introduced by the prestigious architectural magazine “SPACE” in the November  issue 2015, South Korea. The profiles of Jai, Seunghoon and Joohan have been shown with the exemplary project “Burghley Road House B”.  

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OCT. 2015 FIC Student Accommodation

JAIA has been appointed to design a student accommodation of 300 pupils for Felixstowe International College in Felixstowe. The project requires rapid delivery to meet the school’s plan to accommodate new pupils in Autumn term 2016. JAIA is looking at various options including modular system to speed up the delivery.

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SEPT. 2015 Orchard Court (Under Construction)

This site is located in the suburban town of Worcester Park. Our client came to us with plans of extending the current building for additional dwellings. JAIA designed the erection of an additional storey to be formed within the proposed new roof area and an additional 8 two bedroom flats. The proposal has been successful […]

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AUG. 2015 Birch Avenue (Under Construction)

Located in Haywards Heath this site is surrounded by the natural beauty of the countryside. The plot was identified using JAIA Strategic Map Scanning (SMS). JAIA SMS provides tailored property development intelligence to potential clients. Our client acquired the plot and asked JAIA to design a large detached house on this plot including ancient woodland […]

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JULY. 2015 Orbel Street (Under Construction)

Situated within Wandsworth Borough with a history of Three sisters conservation area. The building is located in a row of semi detached properties with special character. This is a private project and is tailored to our client.  Sustainably designed to a high spec throughout and making a new side/rear extension comprising of 3 floors to […]

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JUNE. 2015 Orbel Street Completion

Situated within Wandsworth Borough with a history of Three sisters conservation area. The buildings are located in a row of semi detached properties with special character. This project is a unique approach as the dwellings were purchased as 1 entity but treated individually to maximise GDV. Our developer client hoped to achieve more vital living […]

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