ZAP Architecture is a high end design collaborative blurring the boundaries between art and architecture. ZAP aim to go the extra mile for their clients to create something truly bespoke and thought provoking. Scale is something that interests ZAP meaning no job is too big, too small or unworthy. Our work ranges from conventional residential planning applications to high end fashion events, bespoke furniture, animated gardens to pop-up restaurants. ZAP wait anxiously on new and exciting briefs and clients to engage with. Creativity is something we live and breathe here in the ZAP office. The Architect’s Journal cited ZAP as the “young one’s to watch”. 




Chirag Patel – University of Sheffield (BA Architecture), Central Saint Martins School of Art

Serina Kitazono – University of Sheffield (BA Architecture)

Lauren Kehoe – Oxford Brookes University (MArchD)

Andres Hurtado – Universidad de Ibagué , Colombia (MArchD)

Billy Conran – University College Dublin, Ireland  (MArch)

Sasha Userdnaja – Paris School of Architecture “Paris val de Seine”, Greenwich University (MArch)

Andreas Schmid - ETH Zürich, Switzerland (MArch)


Pol Gallagher – B.Arch, M. Arch  ARB RIBA Associate member

Creative Director / Architect

Pol has gained valuable experience working for Hopkins Architects London (the olympic velodrome designers) on a variety of residential, mixed use and educational projects. He has completed his RIBA Part I at Glasgow School of Art and his RIBA part II at Sheffield University School of Architecture, winning the Dr. Brian Wragg prize in architectural draughtsmanship. Pol completed his RIBA Part III  Advanced Diploma in professional Practice in Architecture from RIBA North West in 2014. Pol has worked for Grimshaw Architects and Sarah Wigglesworth Architects , London. Pol has previously worked in San Francisco, Donegal and Glasgow and regularly exhibits his drawings in the UK and Ireland. Pol founded and owns ZAP Architecture Ltd and now shares the studio with his own talented team of designers.