Socrates and Rupert studied together, in the early 1990s under Professor Florian Beigel at Polytechnic of North London, renamed London Met after the merger with Guildhall University, the school was known as the ‘The CASS’ until recently, now the London Met School of Art, Architecture, and Design. Rupert subsequently taught full-time with Peter St John, after completing his RIBA Part 2.
In the summer following graduation Socrates and Rupert won competitions, with the artist Liliane Lijn, including ‘Canopy of Light’ in Moncrieff Square, Peckham (never realised). They both worked at Ahrends Burton and Koralek, whilst also entering EuroPan 1995. They then designed and delivered The Stephen Lacey Art Gallery, Ray Street Clerkenwell. Published in RIBAJournal in 1999, article by Amanda Baillieu.