Aelene Thorne,
Founding Director


Aelene founded Perpendicular in 2019 with Patrick, prior to this she worked at a Stirling Prize award winning London practices on public and private sector work.

Education has been the sector to which Aelene has contributed most; she was part of the team at de Rijke Marsh Morgan (dRMM) that won BD Education Architect of the Year and Architect of the Year in 2013 and delivered a number of schools in Brimingham as part of the BSF programme.

Her broad experience, including at Feilden Clegg Bradley, has seen her work on commercial development, mixed-use and residential developments, private housing, retrofit and refurbishment projects, including complex listed buildings. She also has particular expertise in the design of sheltered accommodation.

Aelene has worked alongside a number of practice Directors to improve their business development; she is highly proficient in the implementation of quality management systems whilst focused on continual improvement of design quality and client relationships. Aelene ensures that Perpendicular’s business policy and procedures place it truly at the forefront of sustainable architectural and social enterprise.