Amin Taha was born in Berlin and has been settled in the UK since 1974. After working in the offices of Zaha Hadid, Wilkinson Eyre and others he began an independent studio in 2005, later incorporating Groupwork as an Employee Ownership Trust. As well as running the design and detailing of projects Amin has taught, written and lectured on architecture, sat on the RIBA National and International Awards Jury and aids related research groups.
GROUPWORK are an employee ownership trust studio in which all collaborators are equal partners with engineers, landscape architects and other designers joining on specific projects. These have varied from private houses, residential and office buildings, arts centres, infrastructure bridges and metro stations. The featured projects have been recognized by the RIBA Stirling and EU Mies van Der Rohe jury, and illustrate the practices core philosophy, Explore – Restore – Ignore, allowing a broader sense of context to drive material, structure and compositional narratives.