The name of the company - Room 102 -
is a reference to George Orwell’s ‘Room 101’,
featured in his novel 1984. Room 101 is a place
in which a prisoner is subjected to his or her
own worst nightmare, fear or phobia.
In contrast 'Room 102’ is our imaginary next room
along and the complete opposite - a space filled with
the inhabitant's every hope, dream and desire.
The desire for spaces and buildings to be light filled,
sustainable, considering views, materiality and the
relationship to its surroundings is at the heart of
everything we do at Room 102.
We see architecture as a great opportunity to improve
the quality of peoples' lives.
We work closely with our clients with careful attention
to their individual requirements. Working collaboratively
with stakeholders involved, we pride ourselves in our
ability to communicate clearly and effectively with the
Room 102 was founded by director Maria Rosa Kramer (DipUCL MArch ARB RIBA) in 2011. Maria was a partner at architecture and design practice Leit-werk ltd for more than ten years and previously worked for Hopkins&Partners and Coop Himmelb(l)au. She was project architect and manager for a number of competition winning projects, including the redevelopment of St John’s Square in Blackpool, the airport developments at Bangalore and Gaza International Airport. She taught at Cardiff University for more than five years and currently teaches part-time at Westminster University enjoying the potential of practice and research informing each other.
Room 102 has won many awards, such as the
competition for the public art sculpture 'The Swirl'
in Didcot, which was successfully completed in
2014 and have been selected for 'The Open 100'
Maria is registered with the Architects Registration Board and a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects.
Room 102 ltd is registered at Companies House UK, Reg. No 7804165. VAT Reg. No. 124393621.
Professional Indemnity and Public Liability insured.