—  Learn about the ZAP family

—  About

ZAP Architecture is a group of talented architects, interior designers, landscape artists and project managers.

ZAP are committed to building, creating, inventing, imagining and delivering. ZAP pride themselves on the ‘added value’ they bring to any project. ZAP are experts in gaining planning permission for ambitious schemes on difficult sites. ZAP are an authority on ‘meanwhile uses’ on redundant land; ranging from pop-up shops, bars, cinemas, al-fresco dining or community amenities. ZAP have a prolific combined experience in residential design, event design, commercial design and landscape projects.

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”



E. info@zaparchitecture.com

T. 02037614996

ZAPspace, 369 High st, London E15 4QZ



ZAP Team

—  Meet the family


Pol Gallagher

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.

Andreas Schmid

Designer / Senior Architect

  • Zurich School of Architecture (B.Arch)

  • Zurich School of Architecture (Masters)

Elliott Rawlinson


  • Manchester School of Architecture (B.Sc)

Chirag Patel

  • Designer

  • Sheffield School of Architecture (BA)

  • Central St Martins School of Art (mArch)

Juan Verdaguer

Designer / Senior Architect

  • Universidad San Pablo-CEU

  • Universidad Nacional de La Plata - UNLP

Elif Ergisi

  • Studio Manager / Interior Design

  • Chelsea College of Arts (MA Spatial Design)

  • Brunel University London, BA in LLB Law

Serina Kitazono

  • Designer

  • Sheffield School of Architecture (BA)

  • Copenhagen School of Architecture (mArch)


ZAP EVENTS + ZAP BUILD offer complete solutions to ‘meanwhile use’ spaces and construction teams. We offer a one-stop-shop for all operational and construction needs. We facilitate events and marketing installations. We share a studio with our events and build teams; meaning we can look after all your needs. Drop us a line...

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