RAPHAÉ MEMON BA(Hons), MArch
Architecture + Scenography
Raphaé is an award-winning designer working between the disciplines of architecture and stage design, as well as graphic communication, teaching and research.
Raphaé graduated in 2017 from The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, London. His Master of Architecture design project and thesis were awarded a Distinction. His BA(Hons) Architecture design project from Manchester School of Architecture was awarded First Class Honours, the Steacy-Greenaway Prize, the Outstanding Academic Achievement Award, and nominated for the prestigious RIBA Presidents Bronze Medal.
Raphaé is a RIBA Part 2 Architectural Assistant at BDP in London. Alongside architecture, he is Resident Graphic Designer and Media Producer at The Talentz Musical Theatre Company in Kent. Recently Raphaé was the designer for the critically acclaimed and awarded British premiere of Gounod’s opera Polyeucte, which ran at Theatre Royal Stratford East, London in March 2018. Raphaé also designed a sculptural tree for Isolde, a one-night-only performance re-imagining Wagner’s opera Tristan und Isolde. This ran at the Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford in April 2018.
His architecture experience includes: teaching at The Bartlett Architecture Summer School and STORE Collective’s School Workshop; invited as a critic at The Bartlett and University of Westminster; and work with Arup and URBED. His design experience includes: Es Devlin Studio; London Design Festival 2017 at The Victoria and Albert Museum; stage design for Sweeney Todd at the University of Manchester; and artwork for The Talentz productions, most recently for The Addams Family, to be performed at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018.
Raphaé took part in WeAreHere, the UK-wide performance event directed by Jeremy Deller and Rufus Norris Director of the National Theatre. His performance credits include: Nomadic School, at the Homo Novus Festival of Contemporary Theatre in Riga, Latvia; and Playtime, at Manchester’s Cornerhouse.
This website presents a selected portfolio of Raphaé’s involvement with the visual arts (architecture, design, artwork, photography) and the performative arts (music & theatre).