Joao Ornelas, Associate

Alex has 16 years experience in Architecture, Interior design, Creative Direction and Graphics.

He has multi sector experience throughout Europe, the Middle East and Asia.  At HKR Alex is heavily involved in design inception and development and manages much of the company’s creative output . Recently his focus has been on high end residential and commercial schemes for the London and Dublin Market. He is particularly proud of the two recent planning approvals on The Old Kent Road.

Alex is an avid Mountain Biker and loves all things outdoors. He has competed in various events across the UK including the gruelling 7 day Trans Wales Race and can be found shredding his local Surrey Hills trails most weekends.


“I’m fascinated by the relationship between the natural world and built environment and how we can use new technologies to enhance the places and spaces that we inhabit. Beautiful, sustainable design enhances all our lives and should be available and affordable to all.”


Senior Design Associate