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Who are we?

We are a London Islington based architectural practice.

What we do. 

Our aim is to provide our clients, regardless of their budget, with a service that channels the design process towards a successful project that exceeds their expectations through the quality of our design, clarity of client communication and with sustainability at the heart of everything we do.

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Founding partner Nadi Jahangiri studied Architecture at the University of Liverpool, The Architectural Association and UNL in London passing his final professional examinations with a Distinction in 1993.


He worked in London and Frankfurt with Norman Foster and Partners working on the Commerzbank HQ and competition winning entries for the German Reichstag and Chek Lap Kok airport in Hong Kong before setting up m3architects in 1997.

Nadi established SCALA architects in 2010.

Nadi and his work have featured in books and magazines all over the world and include:

  • New Architects 2: A guide to Britains best new architectural practices

  • Newsweek

  • The Sunday Times

  • The Independent

  • Elle Decoration

  • The London Evening Standard

  • The Chicago Tribune

  • New York Times.

Recent awards include Winner – International Design Awards 2008, Shortlisted Designer Magazine awards 2009, Glassex Silver award.


His work has featured at the Chicago Arts Institute and he has frequently exhibited at the Royal Academy, The Architecture Centre and the Royal Institute of British Architects.

Nadi Jahangiri

Managing Partner

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Before joining SCALA in 2011, Allison worked for bch architects in London as a project architect specialising in ecclesiastical work and a wide range of housing developments.


She has been extensively involved with churches, church halls and clergy houses, helping them to re-order existing buildings or plan entirely new premises.


She has also been involved in numerous special needs housing schemes and is experienced in designing for the disabled, young mothers with babies, key workers, single homeless and those with a history of alcohol or drug dependency.


Allison has a proven record of running jobs on site and is currently leading a new build church project in West Ewell.

Allison Ng


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