Our Team

Hoban Design brings together a specialised luxury residential architect, Gary Hoban RIBA, and an experienced luxury homes developer, Brian Hoban.

Our Team

Hoban Design brings together a specialised luxury residential team.

Gary Hoban

Director BSc (Hons) B.Arch, ARB, RIBA

Gary graduated from University College Dublin with an honours degree in Architecture. He was awarded the Thomas Ivory medal by UCD for achieving first place in Professional Practice Diploma. In 2007, he joined WCS Architects in Dublin where he oversaw the design and management of a wide variety of projects, from large scale urban mixed-use developments to private residences. 

Gary joined TFF Architects in central London in 2010, a firm renowned for excellence in luxury residential design. As well as project managing high end residential schemes for private clients, Gary oversaw the co-ordination of a conversion scheme involving a major West End listed building to boutique flats on behalf of the Grosvenor Estate. Prior to establishing Hoban Design, he joined Tyler Mandic, a Chelsea based design and build firm. As the company's founder, Gary has amassed a wealth of experience from running the design teams for numerous residential projects on behalf of the Cadogan Estate, the Sloane Stanley Estate and private clients.

Brian Hoban


With over 25 years of experience, Brian has been developing luxury bespoke properties throughout London. He has maintained an outstanding and award winning reputation amongst his clients and industry colleagues alike. Due to his keen eye for detail and quality of finish, he has achieved the finest designer homes for excellent value for money.

In 1989, his first venture into the construction world was to establish Restore, a renowned London based specialist building facade cleaning and restoration company. He has carried out high profile restorations work on some of the most prestigious projects throughout central London. From 1997, Brian identified a niche in the market for the provision of luxuriously finished homes at competitive prices in the suburbs of SW London. His focus for the past fifteen years turned to refurbishment and construction projects of one off luxury residences throughout South West London and Surrey.

Chris Chapman

Director of Design BA(Hons), DipArch, ARB, RIBA

Chris has developed a wide breadth of experience in the design, management and completion of projects throughout central London. These range from large scale social housing schemes, luxury retail properties on Bond Street and sensitive renovation works to Grade II listed buildings. Chris has also delivered cutting edge contemporary new build homes on greenfield sites that integrate the latest standards in sustainable design.

Having studied at Newcastle University, Chris has worked as Project Architect for a variety of high profile Central London practices. These include Dyer Grimes Architects, Hugh Cullum Architects and Tyler Mandic, where Chris worked together with Gary to manage the design teams on numerous projects for the Cadogan Estate. Chris has particular flair for conceptual design while also having extensive expertise in detailed working drawing packages and specification. With his hands-on approach to site management of contractors, Chris helps deliver the absolute best end product for clients for the best value for money.

Jodie Smith

Project Architect BA (Hons) BA (Hons) Prof Dip Arch

Jodie has amassed years of experience in the field of architecture following a career in art and fashion. She gained a degree in Fine Art which became the springboard to gaining a full Bachelor Honours degree in Architecture. Jodie has amassed many years of experience in high end residential design and refurbishment with David Ogilvie Design and Exedra Architects, whilst developing her passion in minimising environmental impact with The Cave Co-Operative Architects.

She went on to develop her architectural specialism in sustainable design and low energy technologies at the renowned Centre for Alternative Technology in Wales. Jodie is currently engaged in the final stage of her architectural education as she develops the legal and managerial aspects of the architectural role in order to qualify as a fully chartered Architect and member of the RIBA.

Barry McNaboe

Senior Architect BSc (Hons) B.Arch, MSc, ARB

Barry is a chartered architect with extensive experience in both the UK and Ireland delivering multi-million pound projects from initial inception to completion. He attended University College Dublin in Ireland achieving honours degrees in Architectural Science in 2004 and Architecture in 2007. Barry worked for NBK Architects in Dublin working on a variety of commercial and housing projects for developer clients.

As an associate director at TFF Architects in London, Barry oversaw a variety of high residential refurbishments, extensions and new build projects throughout Central London and the South East for both private clients and developers. Barry has a long standing interest in sustainable architecture. In 2010 he completed a Masters at Cardiff University in Environmental Design of Buildings. This has enabled Barry to deliver cost effective low energy projects as well as providing specialist advise on the latest environment technologies and products.

Eleanor Lancaster

Interior Designer

Eleanor previously worked as a senior designer for Conran + Partners and StaffanTollgard Design Group. She oversaw large design teams on award winning projects, including the Five Star Award for Best Interior Design for a London apartment at the International Property Awards in 2015. She has a keen eye for detail and process combined with extensive on-site experience, technical knowledge and experience in designing within the constraints of planning, listed buildings and conservation restrictions. Eleanor applies intelligent, well-informed design principles throughout all stages of design and construction to help deliver high-value finished products with desirable identities.

Klaudiusz Baran

Project Manager

With over 15 years’ experience, Klaudiusz has worked with some of London's top designers and architects including the renowned TFF Architects, Jonathan Tuckey Design and Bere Architects. Klaudiusz has now cemented a reputation in SW London for excellent attention to detail, especially with developer lead residential projects. Klaudiusz brings his meticulous and hands-on approach to every task and provides highly valued support to the practice in relation to architectural detailing, mechanical and electrical services co-ordination and fitted cabinetry detailing.

Carl O'Reilly

Architectural Designer BSc

Having amassed over 10 years of experience in residential architecture, Carl is a highly skilled architectural designer. With a degree in Architectural Science from University College Dublin, Carl joined Hoban Design in 2015. He previously worked at Webster Hart, an elite London client representative company renowned for their expertise in design, management and construction of super-prime residential properties. Carl brings with him a knowledge of planning and technical packages required for quality design, detailing and construction of luxury residences.

Anthony D May

Cost Advisor/Quantity Surveyor

Tony May is a highly regarded quantity surveyor with over 30 years’ experience spanning all sectors of the construction industry. In recent years he has specialised in working on new build and refurbishment projects in the high end residential Market. He has the added benefit of having acted as consultant for several high profile building contractors, providing invaluable insight into projects from the ‘other side of the fence’. Whether it be for providing accurate outline costings at preliminary sketch design stage, or advising on the legal intricacies of the various forms of building contracts, Tony contributes valued advice to the practice.