who we are
WR-AP was founded by Sean Weston and Max Rengifo in 2018.
As founding partners, Max and Sean have a shared vision of what WR-AP aims to achieve and its mission. Having worked in unisom for 15 years at two design focused practices in London they took the ambitious step to set up WR-AP.
Having worked alongside each other for so many years they have established that their personal and professional skills are complementary. This allows for a natural harmony between them as founders that leads to direct effects and influences within the studio.
Max and Sean both have strong architectural and managerial skills and are respected members of the London architectural community demonstrated over many years by delivering numerous successful projects across a large spectrum of sectors and architectural typologies and they look to enhance this reputation by assisting WR-AP's clients achieve their aims and architectural ambitions.
"I decided I wanted to be an architect when I was at secondary school. It might sound odd but I didn’t fully understand what an architect did when I was 13 but I knew that I wanted to have a career where I could help people and society in a small way. Some 30 years later I now fully understand what it means to be an architect and the impact we can have on peoples lives and the communities that we live and work in. It is because of this passion I will continue to strive to make a difference wherever I can with the work and commissions that WR-AP undertake.
I have an analytical-minded approach to our creative operations. I believe that architecture is the product of a participatory process governed by research, design, client and stakeholder engagement and, ultimately, the selection of the correct procurement model.
I have a keen attention to detail that drives our delivery expertise and ensures a culture of finesse is nurtured within the studio, defining the quality and individuality of our projects and making sure that our designs deliver delight".
Max’s architectural-minded approach is essential to formulate the creative direction of the studio. His ability for synthesis, creation of narratives and ideas formulation will shape the studio message for consistent and clear identity.
His academic involvement will contribute to the architectural world to boost the studio’s recognition among peers, clients and future studio members alike.