Directors

AND was established in 2007 by Fariba Pentland and Ian Hamilton. Combining their architecture and interior design specialisms respectively,
the directors have a combined design background spanning over 40years.

 
 
Fariba Pentland – Architecture

 

Fariba was born in Tehran and educated in Germany and the UK, she graduated from Canterbury School of Architecture. Working in Germany until 1997,

Fariba managed and won a number of well-known architectural competitions whilst at Fitch RS, BRT and Kitzman Architekten in Hamburg. 

After moving to London Fariba was approached by Virgile and Stone Associates to become their Director of Architecture, working on a variety

of high profile projects such as Allianz Arena VIP lounge in Munich, the Domus furniture mall near Paris, Mermaid Theatre in London,

Vetro restaurant for Oberoi Hotels in Mumbai, and the ‘Manufaktura’ retail and leisure complex in Łódź, Poland. Fariba was awarded the

DDC Gold Medal as a joint winner with Herzog de Meuron for her work on the Allianz Arena Stadium in Munich.

 
 
Ian Hamilton – Interior Architecture & Design

 

Ian was born and educated in the UK, graduating in Interior Architecture & Design. Joining Virgile and Stone Associates, Ian’s portfolio includes

projects for luxury brands Tiffany & Co. and Oberoi Hotels in India, as well as UK retail chain Heal’s and Albert Heijn food markets in Holland.

In 2005 Ian relocated to manage the site office of the ‘Manufaktura’ retail and leisure complex in Łódź, Poland. 

Returning to London, Ian joined Make Architects under Ken Shuttleworth, helping establish the interiors department for the practice.

At Make, Ian worked on luxury residential projects, boutique hotels for Swires Group, and retail work for HSBC and Ladbrokes. 

In 2009 Ian established a Warsaw branch of AND, focused on existing and new retail work in the region. Alongside his design works,

Ian has spent several years as a visiting tutor on the Interior Design course at Kingston University in London.